B/X Essentials: Cleric and Magic-User Spells -- Layout Preview

I've got about half of the illustrations in for Cleric and Magic-User Spells now, so the planned February publication date is looking good.

I realised that I've not shared any previews of the book yet, so this post remedies that situation!

Here's an example spread (including an illustration of the spell disintegrate, by +Thomas Novosel).


A few points of note:

  • The bolded saving throws really call out which spells (and under which circumstances) allow a save.
  • The text of most spells (excluding those whose descriptions are really short) is broken down into bullet points, for quick parsing.
  • Reversed spells are called out under their own sub-heading.
  • Differences in the range / duration of reversed spells are noted up front.
  • The traditional but somewhat vague "Range: 0" has been replaced by more helpful descriptions.

5 comments:

  1. Finally good round to ordering hard copy of Classes and Equipment, looking forward to this too :-)

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  2. Aren't there some limitations for Move Earth? Or am I thinking of the 1e version?

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    1. Re-reading the description in X, I can't see any different limitations, compared to my rendition of the spell. It's likely you're thinking of AD&D. Lots of the spells in that edition have more complicated stipulations, compared with B/X.

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  3. Suggestiin for range:0. Instead say "directed at caster." it doesn't really have a range.

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    1. Yeah, I've entirely removed "Range: 0" and replaced with things like "Range: The caster".

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