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DONATIONS CLOSED - Item is funded! Thank you everyone! What kind of item should it be?

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Poll: Let's create an item for the Black Isle Bastards! What kind of item should it be? (76 member(s) have cast votes)

What kind of unique equipment for the Black Isle Bastards should we fund with the "Create an item" tier?

  1. Melee Weapon (22 votes [28.95%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.95%

  2. Ranged Weapon (2 votes [2.63%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.63%

  3. Magical Implement (Rod, Wand, Scepter) (1 votes [1.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.32%

  4. Armor (7 votes [9.21%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.21%

  5. Shield (1 votes [1.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.32%

  6. Ring (7 votes [9.21%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.21%

  7. Belt OR Gloves (1 votes [1.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.32%

  8. Amulet (5 votes [6.58%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.58%

  9. Boots (3 votes [3.95%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.95%

  10. Cloak (2 votes [2.63%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.63%

  11. Trinket (3 votes [3.95%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.95%

  12. Hat (12 votes [15.79%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.79%

  13. Helmet (1 votes [1.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.32%

  14. Grimoire (4 votes [5.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  15. other (please specify in the comments) (5 votes [6.58%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.58%

Should the special piece of equipment (completely or partly) be made of obsidian (if applicable)?

  1. yes (58 votes [76.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 76.32%

  2. no (18 votes [23.68%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.68%

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#201
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Or an amulet, belt or any similar item that incorporates this fantastic design of the Black Isle logo as an obsidian inlay (Assuming they have the rights to use the Black Isle logo).


That is the problem here. You can safely assume that they do NOT have the rights to use the Black Isle Logo.

 

I would love if we could use that logo, especially for the sails of our ship, how awesome would that be?

But I think it's a safe bet that we cannot use that logo.

 

We could probably use the logo of our Black Isle Bastards badge if you guys like that.


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I'm sure we can develop something that looks similar but doesn't violate any legal stuff. Of course we'd have to confirm that.

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Or an amulet, belt or any similar item that incorporates this fantastic design of the Black Isle logo as an obsidian inlay (Assuming they have the rights to use the Black Isle logo).


That is the problem here. You can safely assume that they do NOT have the rights to use the Black Isle Logo.

 

I would love if we could use that logo, especially for the sails of our ship, how awesome would that be?

But I think it's a safe bet that we cannot use that logo.

 

We could probably use the logo of our Black Isle Bastards badge if you guys like that.

 

You're right. But I have an idea.

The closest thing Obsidian has to a "logo" is the letter "o" in a special font, right?

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This would be subtle. Not everybody would get it. But make an ornate wooden shield with an obsidian inlay, blending into that special "O" character that is the "Obsidian" logo. The Black Isle Bastards special item is an Obsidian shield, perhaps once per encounter it summons a bear when critically struck.



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I already have a mousepad so you can scratch me from the lottery :)

 

So you're also not interested in the additional game copies? I'm just asking to make sure.

 

Ah, yes. You can scratch me from the lottery altogether :)

 

Me too please

 

 

Guys, what are you doing? :p

 

First of all if you would like me to scratch you from the lottery I need your name or your email address on my paypal list. You can send them to me via PM. If you would rather not do that I understand that, but then I cannot scratch you from the list.

 

Secondly, this feels a bit awkward. We have that lottery and people start to not want it. It is okay, you may have your reasons. Still it feels a bit awkward to me. But of course I will respect your wishes if you provide me with the necessary information mentioned above.

 

I already have a few copies coming my way for everyone I know. I give a lot of games away (see the link at the bottom of the post) and it seems wrong for me to win another copy only to give that away randomly.

 

I just wanted to participate 

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I'd rather not use the logo. I like having a theme that relates to the imagery of the logo. The storm.

 

So cloudy dark particle effects and lightning. That would be cool. It's not too game breaking, it's rather dazzling, and it's a less blunt reference that will still be understood by fans.

 

The affects could be applied to armor, weapons, or perhaps a summon/pet.

 

You'll find the item on a black isle, that's good enough. It could have been imbued with some sort of power from a soul storm (Ocean Bîaŵac anyone?) Such details could be explained in the item's description.


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Secondly, this feels a bit awkward. We have that lottery and people start to not want it. It is okay, you may have your reasons. Still it feels a bit awkward to me. But of course I will respect your wishes if you provide me with the necessary information mentioned above.

 

It's to give others higher chances, and I would be giving away the extra copy regardless (same thing with the mousepad, already have an Eternity mousepad, and looking at my pledge it looks like I'll be getting a Deadfire mousepad too, unless it is the same)  :) so giving me an extra copy in a lottery is to give me a copy to give away in another lottery xD


Edited by Osvir, 29 April 2017 - 01:23 AM.

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What about a nice beard

Fixed it (I'm also very tired xD)

​"Wtf beard?" *re-reads* "Oh..."

​The obsidian gem/ring/amulet/insignia thing sounds cool imo.

​Also, what if the item could be a morphing item? Forge it at the Black Isle, decide whether it's going to be a Sword, Axe, Dagger, Poleaxe, etc. or etch it into a ring, or amulet, etc.

​Someone mentioned lightsaber, and I started thinking now "What if it's a ring, and it's capable of manifesting a light, an illusion of a weapon". A Lightaxe, Lightsword, Lightdagger etc. the Player would get to decide which form it takes (to accomodate most playstyles). Maybe it could even have a Per Rest ability "Summon" or "Conjure", and either it takes up the characters weapon slot when summoned/conjured, or simply floating/hovering (Dancing Blades~).
Extremely complicated, although *very* cool.
Forgot about this... (*scratches head* started answering but forgot to press post way back when?)

Take Concelhauts Parasitic Staff, change Object variable into Player Input (instead of the Staff, a choice of generic weapon type, no fancy vfx, presented to the Player).

Then, change the name of the Spell into appropriate BIB item.

Then, attach said spell to a ring, or an amulet, give the spell a Per Rest value, or Resource Cost value, whatever is easiest.

I'm simplifying lots, but the jist of it, might not be too hard.

IIRC, in POE you had several items that had Spell Abilities attached to them (allowing Eder to cast Fireball with his sword, for instance).

And IIRC, casting Parasitic Staff as Wizard, would conjure it in uou active weapon slot.

Basically, if Obsidian has Parasitic Staff or any Conjured Weapon Spell in Deadfire, then making a "Light/Illusion Saber" narratively (item description) come out of a ring shouldn't be too complicated.

Edited by Osvir, 05 May 2017 - 03:52 AM.


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Like Forgemaster's Gloves will give you the spell Firebrand (3/rest) which summons the weapon Firebrand.
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A black Obsidian ring that summons a deadly Obsidian Feargus to fight by your side. He also yells crazy stuff while he hits people. :) I'm sure the voice acting wouldn't be too expensive too!


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Hahaha. Blends very well with my "Obsidian Animat" suggestion. :)

 

Wait - since a lot of people complained about not having a dwarf as companion maybe this could be a dwarven obsidian Feargus...


Edited by Boeroer, 07 May 2017 - 12:26 AM.

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Hi everyone,

 

just dropping by quickly to tell you that I am very very busy in my private life (because of my studies).

 

So I will manage this project on the weekends. But I may not be here every weekend. Just letting you know ;)

 

Love, Fluffe


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Life is the real rpg, gotta pay your respects to the original.


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just dropping by quickly to tell you that I am very very busy in my private life (because of my studies).

 

 

Life is the real rpg, gotta pay your respects to the original.

 

Hope he rolls a natural 20.


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just dropping by quickly to tell you that I am very very busy in my private life (because of my studies).

 

 

Life is the real rpg, gotta pay your respects to the original.

 

Hope he rolls a natural 20.

 

For a long time I was just : "what the hell is a natural 20"? Then I started playing D&D with some friends and life finally made sense.


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I had a thought

I hope this doesn't sound ****-ish

 

Maybe like, in game, on the Black Isle Bastard ship, there could be a list of 'Bastards Come and Gone'

and you could use the names of everyone who helped fund the Bastards.

 

Just a thought.



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I mean, we had backer graves stones so why no. But one single list is a bit dense and uninteresting.



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This was discussed before; some people liked it, some people didn't. I don't know that any final call was reached.



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This was discussed before; some people liked it, some people didn't. I don't know that any final call was reached.


Check the second post of this thread in the future.

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This was discussed before; some people liked it, some people didn't. I don't know that any final call was reached.


Check the second post of this thread in the future.

 

Totally forgot about that. Danke.



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A Captains log of everybody the BIB has plundered/pillaged of coin :p

But I go back to my older thoughts and sentiments, would rather not see any forum names in-game (unless they fit thematically in-game).

Edited by Osvir, 23 May 2017 - 09:00 PM.






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