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My Witch Has No Nose! How Does She Smell? Cleavagelicious!, posted on Sun May 31 16:30:05 2009
Posted by: Touchstone
Category: Special
In the past, if you had suffered some sort of witch-related accident and ended up with no nose, and then put on and tightened a corset, when you logged off and back on again you'd find it in your inventory rather than clasping your waist and cleavage in its firm yet loving grip.

I have now surgically removed the corsets' sense of smell, and they will no longer object in this manner.

Fixing Up Fix, And, Er, Insert Pun On Leatherworking Here, posted on Sun May 31 14:50:22 2009
Posted by: Touchstone
Category: Special
You can now leatherwork things which appraise as being made of dragonhide, patent leather, suede, or snakeskin as well as just "leather".

Fixing jewellery has changed slightly - now, all the different types of gold (red gold, rose gold, and so on) will use the goldsmithing skill, as will platinum.

If you find you can't fix or leatherwork something you think you should be able to, or if it's using the wrong skill, let us know.

Submitting Craft Patterns And Sheet Music, posted on Thu May 28 00:38:45 2009
Posted by: Kaylar
Category: Special
Two new categories have been added to the "idea special" syntax, they

are "sheet_music" and "craft_patterns". These can be used to submit ideas

for new patterns for pottery, embroidery, quilting, bodging, goldsmithing

and engraving, and new sheet music for musical instruments.

If you are interested in submitting ideas, please read the appropriate

help file: "help craft patterns" or "help sheet music".

These new categories should only be used to submit idea reports for

complete patterns or music...

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Smashable Guitars, posted on Mon May 25 00:40:11 2009
Posted by: Kaylar
Category: Special
Mrs. Daycoparge in the Musicians' Guild in AM now sells a decoratable guitar that

can be smashed, for all you Music With Rocks In star wannabes out there.

Let's Stay Positive, posted on Sun May 17 17:47:23 2009
Posted by: Touchstone
Category: Special
This one's from Pit, who did the complicated parts.

Due to various bugs with negative floats in player shops, it is now no longer possible to withdraw from a player bank franchise if the float can not cover it. In practice, this means franchise owners will need to keep the float at a reasonable level to allow sufficient withdrawals from their bank.

If you notice other ways for the float of a commercial property to turn negative, please report them.

Scented Inks, posted on Sat Apr 4 19:21:15 2009
Posted by: Touchstone
Category: Special
If you had any scented ink in your ink collections, it will have randomised itself into a new and exciting colour instead.

This is down to some changes I've made in the way they're coded. I know you're all going to be really disappointed, because you loved your cat urine-scented and Klatchian camel-dung scented inks, but fear not! All the scents you knew and loved will be available soon in a new all-scented-all-the-time format, wherever ink is sold. Well, many places where ink is sold.


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Paintable Furniture, posted on Fri Apr 3 09:34:41 2009
Posted by: Kaylar
Category: Special
There are now two shops that sell furniture that can be decorated with

stencils or appliques, painted (with wall paint) or polished (with beeswax).

One shop is located on Phedre Road in Ankh-Morpork and another can be found

in Mad Stoat.

Thanks to Brandi for the furniture, shop and NPC descriptions for Mad Stoat

and Chilali for the descriptions for AM.

Crafts Achievements, posted on Mon Mar 16 17:47:56 2009
Posted by: Touchstone
Category: Special
The engraving, tanning, and dyeing achievements have been tweaked a bit - they're now more generous, in that you'll make progress towards the achievement with exceptional as well as masterwork pieces. (This is to bring them in line with the embroidery, quilting, and so on achievements, which already did this.)

Unfortunately, your past work won't count towards this any more than it already did (ie. you won't lose any progress, but you won't get a sudden jump in it) but your future progress wil...

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Quilting Blocks., posted on Sun Mar 15 22:47:01 2009
Posted by: Kaylar
Category: Special
You can now use the "tear" command to create quilting blocks from some clothes.

In some cases, the pattern on the material will also appear on the block, but

in others you will just get a block of the appropriate colour and material.

This will likely only apply to clothes that are newly bought or cloned.

Miscellaneous Clothes Bugfixes, posted on Mon Feb 16 01:08:50 2009
Posted by: Touchstone
Category: Special
Sadly, the Special blog isn't about cool and unusual things like player shops and horses and custom secret volcano hideaways (well, unless we have a fit of inspiration and write any) - I'm just going to use it for "things that don't fit neatly into any other domain".

In this case, it's a pile of small changes to clothes - or, at least, explanations for things you might notice and be confused by.

* The thwabs from NPCs wandering around in Djelibeybi are now thobes. This is because 'thobe' i...

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