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So after updating my website I realized that the freebies I have on my website are horribly outdated, and I want to make a new set of freebies in the newer style.

So please, if you have suggestions of the sort of things you would like, list them here! What I am thinking is mostly focusing on character creation items that can be included free with the character creator software. Something along the lines of 1 or 2 base templates for both males and females, along with 1-3 of each top, bottom, footwear, accessory, and hair/facial hair, and maybe (maybe) some other stuff depending on suggestions/feedback.

So let me know what your suggestions are! And if you want to suggest a freebie that is not related to the character creator pieces, feel free to put it forward as well.

Thanks!
 

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Is this only MV?
If you can could you make a cigarette pack with a lighter(VX Ace style)?
Would be awesome :)
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Chainmail Bikini (like the awesome Dragon Slayer chick)

Also, an armor similar to the Archangel freebie and the Paladin's freebie armor, and oversized weapons.
 

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Elven ears

Demon horns
 

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Definitely stuff like mardin mentioned like ears, horns, animal ears, tails, wings (Im thinking laguz from fire emblem). Because those would be a single item that you can throw on any character to get it an entire new race/personality. Im not sure how well it would work with the templates but maybe different eyes so you can have demon eyes or cat eyes. Other than that maybe some really cool 'legendary' weapons or armor.
Oh and I am not sure if this is in any packs yet but glasses.
 

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I wouldn't mind seeing a few more a armor options. Maybe things like gambesons, hauberks, brigandines, breastplates stuff like that. More realistic armor options. You have a few quilted jacket options in the Warfare pack but they lack sleeves. I think full length gambeson pieces could be very versatile. Or maybe more plate armor styles.
 

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NPC folks with different builds than of the characters. A fat guy with bartender/blacksmith/buffon outfits. A fat lady. A hunched old man/woman. Children. No need for dozens of outfits, just the most archetypical ones, 3 to 5 at max for each.

This avoids the "ugly face / hot body" female and "everyone is fit" because everything must follow the base template.
 

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Maybe like what Pine said. Would sure be niece to get extra clothing pieces, but what about making characters that we actually can't produce with PV character pieces? The previous freebies were of great quality and variety and even shape.
 

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Thirding the "unusual" characters. Hunched elders, dirty workers, fat barkeeps. Maybe a chubby noble kid, or a soldier with an arm cut at an elbow?
 

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Is this only MV?
If you can could you make a cigarette pack with a lighter(VX Ace style)?
Would be awesome :)
Thanks
Only doing the MV style for now!

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Chainmail Bikini (like the awesome Dragon Slayer chick)

Also, an armor similar to the Archangel freebie and the Paladin's freebie armor, and oversized weapons.
The paladin style armor (the exact set) I am working into the Plague Bringer pack - I thought it would be cool to add something for the folk that want a military order to come in and burn the plagued village down :)



Generally regarding fancier/more armor; I was going to be putting these into a small add-on pack already focused around Tourneys (plus some additional tilesets for things like lists, rafters, colorful tents, other tourney grounds items). This is also where horses and horse barding will be.

As for unusual-shaped characters, I can do that. I can throw in a handful of fat/skinny/bent/etc generic type characters.
 

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Updated icons to better match the MV stuff.

examples: a generic icon for each weapon class (sword, bow, greatsword), armor piece icons for individual positions (like chest), accessories like rings, one for each magic type (my choices: fire, water, ice, Earth, air, lightning, dark, light, healing, toxic), things like runes, hilts, gems (weapon augmentation, and some things for key items (books, keys, orbs, jewels).

You could even make a more modular icon set (different backgrounds, small Roman numerals to indicate skill levels, symbols to indicate fire enchanted, etc)

Edit: for pieces: mage robes, enchanted armor (glowy and magical), magical weapons, thief leather outfuts, and the one I really want...

...A hoodie cape for armor and robes.
 
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A rapier! RAPIER! I can't have a class named Duelist without a rapier! : D

Also, I know it isn't character creator related, and likely not good as a freebie, but perhaps a low stone wall, like you'd see running along the sides of country roads in England? Maybe as an update in the future? We could make our roads fancy!

Something kinda like this, although that is a bit more modern looking https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/8a/5b/f2/8a5bf229e661434acc7a6f14e5e684b4.jpg
 

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I would like more different faces, so that people in the game did not look like twins. And the ability to generate children's chars.
 

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Maybe some shorter, earthier cliff tiles? Best reference I can give really is in Celianna's tiles, there are rounded, brownish, one tile high cliffs one could use as hills/smaller, less steep inclines. I tried to use the trench pieces in the Warfare pack but it doesn't work too well.

Edit i am in the wrong thread lol. Not meant to suggest as freebie.
 
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Haha, no worries @PsychicToaster, I will see what I can whip up in general for this (I too would like some of these!) - as for a rapier, there shall be one in the pirate/sea set :) If you mean more like a fencing foil type rapier, I will look into it!

@JackCL - I will not be making items to make children ever. I will, once in a great while, make pre-made child characters to use, but that will be it.
As for faces, each template has a different face (similar body though, which is necessary otherwise it would never work to make your own characters), so the more templates you get, the more varieties there are (further modified by adjusting skin tone, adding different facial hair, scars, etc).
 

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I'm thinking that to save you some work but also expand on reducing what some may call "sameface" syndrome for amateurs would be simple accessories that aren't exactly/barely visible on sprites but can be seen on portraits should work. Thinking along the lines of piercings and eyewear. The little details to make a character stand out. Not that you'd see them on the spritesheets.
 
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Whips

Flails

Javelin throw

Floating elemental orbs for mages (like fire orbs circling the caster.

Hovering poses (mages and perhaps wings).

Dual wielding (perhaps with separate left and right hand to mix n match)

Fire, lightning, ice, light, dark enchanted weapons.

Bows made of completely of lightning, fire, ice (or other weapons) (perhaps only appear in attack animation).

Enchanted shields.

Skeleton army as a weapon

Twig weapon.

Some random ideas
 

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Just thought of something (I own all the packs and hope I didnt miss them)

What about some free treasure: Gold piles, gems, animated treasure chests, etc.

The goal of your freebies should be to promote the paid for product and make people want to buy the packs. Any what do people want more than good loot?

Another example might be a mountain of gold that works around the black dragon you made. People see the gold and like it, then want the black dragon to go with it! Include a special animation for the black dragon Smaug-ing it up on his pile :)
 

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Treasure Chests as character sprites would indeed be great. I've taken to using slightly darkened versions of the original assets for it, but PV styled treasure chests would be fantastic.
 

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