The â€œSize Mattersâ€ Tournament - IDEA Iâ€™m sure everyone has wondered how the same piece of armor can perfectly fit both the bulky barbarian & the petite sorceress (not to mention the changing shape). Well, here is a chance to play in a world where everything doesnâ€™t fit everyone. Each character will have to declare their size (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large) at the beginning of the tourney which will affect both your equipment & skills. Equipment Most items will be sized & you will be allowed to only wear/use those items matching your characterâ€™s size. The last digit of the listed defense on armor (body, helm, gloves, boots, & belt) will determine what â€œsizeâ€ it is, as listed below. Small = 0,1,2 Medium = 2,3,4 Large = 5,6,7 X-Large = 7,8,9 Note: There exist certain special items that will magically change size as you level up (+def/clvl). So if they donâ€™t fit when you find one, you may want to store them in your stash until they do. However, when you level up again & if it no longer fits, you must remove it (storing it for later if you wish). There are also 2 ways to change an itemâ€™s size. You can socket a +def jewel in body armor & helms, & Anya will custom fit any item for you when she personalizes it (meaning that personalized items are always allowed). Any weapons & shields are allowed since they are carried & not worn, making sizes irrelevant. Although the same theory applies to charms, their naturally varying sizes fit in quite nicely with the theme. So, you are only allowed to carry charms that match your characterâ€™s â€œsizeâ€. Since the so-called large charm in the game is actually the medium size, hereâ€™s how they are assigned. Small = small charms (1x1) Medium = large charms (1x2) Large = large charms (1x2) X-Large = grand charms (1x3) The game uses 5 random graphics for rings & 3 for amulets, so I could assign sizes to each of them. However, I think it would be much easier to just pick your favorite graphic for each to serve as your â€œsizeâ€ & only be allowed to use the rings/amulets with that particular graphic. (Once again, size doesnâ€™t really matter for amulets, but it goes along with the theme.) Questions: Should the graphic be the same for each ring, or allow different â€œsizesâ€ for each hand? Should you have to choose the graphic for rings & amulets before you find one, or should it be that once you find one your size (when you start wearing it), that will be the graphic you have to continue to use? Iâ€™m leaning toward the latter. How long would you go without jewelry in hopes of finding the perfect one to start using? There are no other sizing restrictions for items that are not listed above, such as gems or potions. Skills A single point may be placed in any skill, even if it isnâ€™t a prerequisite. However, the number & quality of skills you are allowed to USE will be determined by your characterâ€™s â€œsizeâ€ as shown in the table below. By â€œuseâ€, I mean to have it assigned to one of the mouse buttons. So, 1-pt passive skills are like a bonus. The quality of a skill (Q#) means a skill that will have that # of points placed in it (if you live long enough). Code: [b][u] Char Size Q5 Q10 Q15 Q20 #Skills Max-Pts[/u][/b] Small 1 2 3 0 6 70 Medium 1 1 2 1 5 65 Large 0 1 1 2 4 65 X-Large 0 0 0 3 3 60 Once you have all of your skills maxed at the levels listed above for your size, you may place any future points in any of the skills NOT being used. You will still not be able to use those other skills, but they will be useful for synergies, passives, & masteries. For example, a medium-sized character will choose 5 skills to use & spend a total of 65 points in those skills (1 with 5pts, 1 with 10pts, 2 with 15pts, & 1 with 20pts). It doesnâ€™t matter how or in what order you choose to build up your skills as long as you donâ€™t go over the maximum allowed for your â€œsizeâ€. Attributes No restrictions. Mercs Although the 4 types of mercs could be assigned to the 4 â€œsizesâ€, I donâ€™t think that would follow the spirit of the tourney. So, any merc is allowed. However, you must hire one that matches your â€œsizeâ€ so that you can share equipment. This means they will have to follow the same sizing restrictions that you do for their armor & helm. Iâ€™m guessing all the â€œnormalâ€ tourney rules would work, along with the standard scoring system (WP + Quests - Level). The thing is that I donâ€™t know if I could host this properly, so anyone should feel free to put finishing touches on it. I may consider finalizing & posting it myself, but I know there are several tourneys already in progress. So, I donâ€™t even know when a good time would be to start it. I just get these ideas & canâ€™t quit thinking about them until I get it written down.