So in this thread, we're just coming up with whatever ideas for items; be they names, purposes, or whatever - the point is to just get my creative juices flowing so I can start hammering out some new icons.
Jetryl wrote:3] Armor and Item icons
Thanks to borrowing icons from wesnoth, we've got tons of weapons. But that's pretty much all they had; we don't have any armors/gloves/helmets, and we also don't have icons for "general RPG items". We need to make them. Our armor sets are going to be kinda like Chrono Trigger, in that we'll have some items which everyone can use, some items that only males/females can use, some items that only fighters/whatever can use, and some items that only specific characters can use.
Torso Armors - sometimes armor breastplates/cuirasses, sometimes dresses, sometimes tunics
Head Armors - usually helmets, but sometimes hats, circlets/crowns, or hairpins, or bandannas
Foot Armors - sometimes greaves rather than boots, but usually boots, sandals, and shoes.
"Offhand items" - these will vary wildly between characters - sometimes bracelets (laila), sometimes gauntlets (claudius), sometimes armguards (rafaela). For some wizard characters, we could even do talismans, or grimoires - who knows.
We'll probably add in another category or two, depending on what we get enough drawn for; rings might be a good candidate, or maybe capes/cloaks.
Eventually, in the final game of allacrost, we're gonna need some ~20 different options for each slot. A good example for us to run by is, once again, chrono trigger - if we can make as many items as they have, we're in fairly good standing. If you look at the following pages (click on the links they have at the side for other varieties), you can get an idea of all the items they had in their entire game - that's about how many we should shoot for:
Some initial ideas for armor are:
(name ideas: vest, chain, plate, mail, aegis)
Chain ring vest
Rodium Breastplate (or perhaps "Rodium Plate", since IMO it has a nice ring to it, and since it's going to be the entire torso entourage, including pauldrons, and all that other stuff)
Firebrand Plate (some elemental affiliation with fire)
Spark Vest (etc -> electric)
Frost Plate (etc -> Ice/water)
Terra Plate (etc -> earth)
(name ideas: dress, sash, gown)
Willow Dress (already drawn as that green dress laila has)