Why are you still awake?
Also that is a great essay.
Why are you still awake?
Also that is a great essay.
Working on a turn-based/real-time hybrid strategy RPG. I'd like to get a skeleton for the first half of the game written, but I can't seem to decide on an acceptable segue from one section to another without it seeming like I just strung a series of ideas together. Since the story will be modular based on your character's personality, I just need main events which will influence the story no matter where your character is. If you're willing to help out with the writing, give me a PM and I'll show you what I'd like help with. As for the setting:
It takes place in the Disparity Web, which isn't really a world but a series of collected matter surrounded by limited space rather than an open vacuum. Simulations run by the inhabitants show with high accuracy that the universe is indeed shaped like an obscure web- this is a semi-observable phenomena and long standing theory in their academia. This is the closest approximation to what's in my mind's eye. There are nodes on the web which are the areas you can explore. The main area is called Tuft City and essentially serves as the main hub.
I'll set it straight right now, this is not primarily a medieval setting a la Tactics Ogre or FFT. Think more of a City of Lost Children type of deal with a splash of bizarro fiction, a bit of steampunk, and lots of techno-fodder for science fans.
It sounds really cool. Uhhh, sometimes segues aren't that important (if you're hopping between viewpoints), but you can always have one or two characters that are in a section and the one that follows it. And travel?
I'm kind of involved in a lot of projects right now, but if you need casual advice you're welcome to message me up.
And the definition from Wikipedia...
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A seamless story is what I need though. I'd like events to blend together on multiple playthroughs, so when they play a certain personality and see only one half of the events which took place I'd like the second game to (potentially) show the other half. Plus, you only play as one character. Choosing different personality traits at the beginning will yield a different story, with the magnitude of difference in personality being the deciding factor in how differently the main story progresses. So while the story is modular, all the choices and branches you're presented with will be predetermined by how you design the character's brain.
Thanks for offering to help, though. It's just that I'm expecting a smidgen more than casual advice, you know?
That sounds aaaaaaaawesomeeeeeeee, Izzus.
I am totally not involved in any projects and might be willing to do some writing if it isn't too overwhelming. I've been interesting in writing for awhile, but haven't really had the motivation; this sounds like a really cool thing.
Whoops this isn't a PM.
Maaaaan, it's really hard not to leak all of this plot information i just came up with, but I feel as if I am about to burst! If only I had a plot-toilet to leak all this shit into!
Really? It's not his best work. I thought he usually does WAY better.
(he followed me to this site....He doesn't even know what homestuck is)
He had a good run. (Actually I've seen better flamers on forums for 40-year-olds but they say you should be respectful to the dead.)
In other news uh writing??? I always try and fail to capture a Mood or an Atmosphere. Maybe because I don't care as much about plot and themes?
Well, without Plot and Theme, what are you writing about?
Also, did we have a troll in here?
Also also, that last post confuses me. What you described is mood and atmosphere. Are you writing about characters sitting around and feeling feels about books they've read?
Last edited by Quirk; 07-29-2012 at 08:16 AM.
That's some good stuff, I remember the first SPC creepypasta about the statue which moves when you're not looking at it. Have you heard of The Holders? It's somewhat similar, but it has more fantastic than down-to-Earth aspects.
And yes we had a flamer in here I would not call them a troll because no sensible person would have responded angrily to such a hilariously bad post.
In other words, it's probably a bad idea.
I AM GOD, FOOLS!!!
I'm going to have to hold in all this plot shit for another two weeks! Does anyone know a safe, spoiler-free way to take a plot-dump when your designated plot-toilet is away at camp?
BUT I CAN'T HAVE ANY SpOILERS!
Then just write it in a regular word document and save it.
I have an entire folder of random notes and stuff.
Holding onto it for a while without showing anyone might be a good idea actually.