Spicing books up a bit

Past suggestions that have been incorporated into the live game.
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NearNihil
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Spicing books up a bit

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Currently books have a lot out flavour with the texts, but it may be fun to add a little something extra to the aligned books besides the MO shift and the occasional damage. How about adding a small chance (5% ish) to:

Holy Books roll for a random prayer result
Arcane Books roll for a random positive alchemy result (as in, heal hp and stuff) or a random recipe gets an ingredient unlocked if alchemy has been researched (with the appropriate XP reward on top)
Unholy Books roll for a random desecration result

A 5% chance means you can't rely on them for results but getting a boon every now and then is fun.
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Yes, that'd be fun.
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How about some interactions with spellcasters as well? Advocates being able to preach a Sermon if they have a Holy Book in their inventory, reducing the cost of bestowing a Blessing and providing an additional 5 XP (for a total of 10 XP). Dark Oppressors being able to convert Unholy Books into Scribe Pacts. And Conduits being able to create Blueprints from Arcane Books, which could be used as a universal crafting/alchemical component.
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I think this is a great idea, though I'm not convinced with the Arcane Book results.
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Goliath wrote: Fri Dec 16, 2022 11:18 am 👍
I think this is a great idea, though I'm not convinced with the Arcane Book results.
Could make all results the same as the T2 respawn skill, ie. random Prayer for Holy Books, random Potion effect for Arcane and random Desecration for Unholy. Not too much, more than nothing.
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That is a nifty idea. Perhaps the Arcane books could also have a random chance to cast buffing spells, what with being arcane?
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...I thought you could already unlock recipe results from books.

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oath2order wrote: Mon Dec 19, 2022 1:09 pm ...I thought you could already unlock recipe results from books.

Oops.
You can from regular books and Arcane Books, but only the fixed ingredient in each recipe for which there is matching flavor text. So reading gets you a maximum of one ingredient per recipe unlocked.
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Kandarin wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 5:33 am That is a nifty idea. Perhaps the Arcane books could also have a random chance to cast buffing spells, what with being arcane?
Sounds like a plan to me! I'll mark my own exam and promote it.
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