There is a design idea from Evol that I would like to keep for SoM : the book system.
We wanted to add a lot of book items and readable stories on libraries based on user content or even some story design we planned.
Sadly this idea was a bit turned down with the translation feature that made this support a living hell.
I would like to re-use this idea and spread it everywhere with the possibility to click on every shelf/library tiles in-game and be able to read a story from it.
We could store all of these books inside a book database file and just link an ID to a shelf/book NPC on every maps.
This way, we could introduce a large quantity of stories, limericks and design ideas we introduced during almost 2 decades on TMW, Evol, LoF, UFB, Taw, ML and all other communities!
We could imagine a side quest to read every books from a collection as some kind of achievement/collectable system.
We would then end up with this kind of collections to complete:
- Paddy's limericks 2016/2019
- Paddy's limericks 2020/2021
- Paddy's limericks 2022/2023
- Origin Stories (romanced stories explaining the origin of each forks and projects related to tmw)
- Cake recipes by Hocus
- Mana History Books
One of the key element would be to be able to re-use some content that are not directly licensed to TMW with Paddy's limericks, is that something we can do if we quote the original author or do we need to ask them to release their limericks under a free license?