Hay Jim. Out of curiosity, are you enjoying making ObsTrophies?
Yes! It's a fairly small, self-contained mod which makes it a good size to manage based on the amount of free time I have. I'm not looking forward to updating it to 1.8/1.9/1.10, simply because I'll have to rewrite the whole thing just to get the same functionality. I will update one day, but not in the near future.
I've also enjoyed the suggestions everyone's been making. A lot of the mods suggested I'd not heard of before, but are actually really cool. Getting suggestions for sword recipes is also helpful - it gives me a starting point when I'm trying to figure out the recipes. And there have been some other good ideas as well - getting swords using other means such as a block drop, maybe looking at bows (see further down). Things I wouldn't have thought of by myself. So keep all the suggestions coming!
BTW that list is generated with ObsCore. You can turn on an option in the obscore_client.cfg config file (the option is "dump_mod_version_data") to get the html file generated. There are also options to dump all the biomes to a html file and all the entity ids to a text file. Be aware in the current released ObsCore version (version 1.3.3) that not all biomes are included in the biome dump. I've fixed it in a newer version of obscore but I haven't released that one yet.
I have an idea. How about making bows that have the same chances of getting the trophies aso the swords do. You can even make them where some of the bows needs different arrows. Like Advent of Ascension trophy bows could require Holly Arrows.
Bows! I hadn't thought of using bows. Hmmm, it's an interesting idea...
I'm leaning towards doing AbyssalCraft next. Ideas for swords (or bows?!) recipes welcome! I think the Tier 1 one should probably need some things from the Abyssal Wasteland (the first dimension). The Tier 2 one should probably need something from the third dimension, Omothol.
I hate open blocks mod so I personally would like to see vanilla trophies!
Hehe, I like OpenBlocks! It's one of those utility mods that always makes it way into my mod packs. I don't use everything, but hang gliders, vanilla trophies, vacuum hoppers, fans, sleeping bags are all invaluable!
So I won't be adding Vanilla trophies in the 1.7.10 version. If I update to 1.9 before Open Blocks then maybe (and only maybe) I'll consider adding them. But I haven't even thought about updating yet. One day though!
Et Futurum doesn't add any mobs though does it? Even if it did I wouldn't do it - I'm not a fan of back-porting vanilla features.