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UmJammerSully
12-14-2008, 02:28 PM
NO, REALLY CANCELLED THIS TIME.

Note: I just want to gauge how many people would be interested in this game. I haven't fully fleshed it out quite yet but if you like what you see here and want to play then please post saying you'll participate.

Okay, I've actually made this game before on a different forum and it worked with moderate success (Wasn't many people playing). It's a very basic strategy game that has you take control of a single character on a grid board. If you have played game like Advance Wars or Fire Emblem then this game will feel right at home.

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Well this is a long read now but if you're interested in this kind of thing, then I urge you to read whatever you can but you really don't have to read all of it. The way I explain it may sound rather complex but at it's heart it's really simple, trust me.

Signing up

Okay, so the game begins with the player signing up. When you sign up, you'll need to enlist in one of two parties taking place in a war with eachother. There will be a story of sorts to follow between "missions" and you guys play the characters in it. Your actions in the game will affect the plot.nIf the parties are looking unbalanced, then you will be placed into the party with less people. After you have selected your allegiance, you'll need to give a physical description of your character so I can create an icon for you. You can also add a back story for your character if you wish which will be added to your profile but it's not mandatory.

Missions and Actions

Each game will take place in "missions" where the two teams will battle it out (we'll call them red and blue team for now). You can take two actions for your character once per day by simply posting what actions you wish to take on the thread. These actions will range from:

- Moving a certain amount of spaces on the board.
- Using an item.
- Interacting with scenery.
- Attacking a foe.
- Talking with NPC's
- Trading items with your team

If you choose not to post on a particular day, I will automatically set your character on the defensive position and should you be attacked, you will take less damage than usual.

Each mission's objective will be different for each team. Team blue may have the objective of "Protect Freddy for 20 days" and team red may have "Kill Freddy within 20 days". Before each game starts, I'll give out the story and objectives involved with each mission.

Battles
The heart of the game lies with battles. These will decide the outcomes of the missions. To engage an enemy in battle, you'll need to be standing an appropriate amount of spaces away from them. For example, if you're attacking with your fists you will need to be a single space away from the enemy, but if you have a gun then you can be up to 5 spaces away.

The more you fight, the more experienced your character becomes and the more their stats increase. Just like an RPG. These stats will be your basic HP, Attack power, defense etc. There may be some more unconventional ones too but I'll talk about that another time.

Your characters equipment will also play a role in battles. To keep things simple, your character will just have two different forms of equipment. "Weapon" and "Body". Weapons will determine the damage, range etc. if your attack and your "Body" will determine your defense and other characteristics. Between each mission you'll be able to see the results of the previous mission, read the story and objectives behind the upcoming one and stock up on new items and equipment.

Right, I think that's all the explaining I can do for now. If I can get enough people interested then I'll happily start this up (I'd say we'd need at between 6-10 people at least). If you have any questions/suggestions then feel free to post them here or PM me.

Participants:
RockSauron
LFF
Valo
Sack_boyfanatic135
Bassdeluxe
moleynator
madhatter
Whaaaaale
Snrm007
ClankXIII

I'll PM everyone when we're up and rolling.

Marino
12-14-2008, 02:29 PM
http://worcester.indymedia.org/files/stop-war.jpg

RockSauron
12-14-2008, 02:30 PM
Well, you have two people now. >_<

<<<

Yep. May want to put those two images in spoilers though, it drags the screen.

:) ... Yep.

LFF
12-14-2008, 02:41 PM
Sounds awesome, I'll join!
Also, can you do the same action twice, I.E. move twice in one day, or attack twice?

UmJammerSully
12-14-2008, 02:52 PM
Sounds awesome, I'll join!
Also, can you do the same action twice, I.E. move twice in one day, or attack twice?

Yep. You can move twice, attack twice, use items twice etc.

Valo
12-14-2008, 02:52 PM
I'll give it a go. I never was much good at strategy games, so y'know.

UmJammerSully
12-14-2008, 03:14 PM
I'll give it a go. I never was much good at strategy games, so y'know.

Trust me, it should be real easy to play. I've probably made it sound way more complicated than it actually is.

Valo
12-14-2008, 03:18 PM
Maybe. But c'mon, this is me. Do you think I'm going to keep back and play it wise or go tearing in there like a bat outta hell?

LFF
12-14-2008, 03:25 PM
Will we be visually shown what is happening?
If so, can I draw my own guy?

UmJammerSully
12-14-2008, 03:29 PM
Maybe. But c'mon, this is me. Do you think I'm going to keep back and play it wise or go tearing in there like a bat outta hell?

Well you can be the "distraction" so the more technical players can do other jobs. ^_^


Will we be visually shown what is happening?
If so, can I draw my own guy?

Yes, you will be shown. No, you can't draw your own guy. Why? Even if you're an artistic mastermind, what you draw might not be in line with everything else and will look out of place. Unless you want to volunteer to draw EVERYTHING. :3

RockSauron
12-14-2008, 09:33 PM
Can anyone else join...? I wanna start thinking of storyline ideas and play this... But we can't unless at least 3 more people are untreated. :(
Is no one else intrigued by this idea? :(

Sage
12-14-2008, 09:36 PM
just cause' you've helped me so much Rock, i'll join to help you:)

RockSauron
12-14-2008, 09:40 PM
just cause' you've helped me so much Rock, i'll join to help you:)

Aw, taking part in such a huge project just because I helped you with your series. How sweet.

Anyway, I don't want you to do it for me... But if you honestly want to take part, then we welcome you!!!! Yep.

Sage
12-14-2008, 09:42 PM
I will join. I've never really liked tactical strategy games but this sounds fun!

EDIT : Can my weapon be anything? eg. The Master Sword

BassDeluxe
12-14-2008, 10:06 PM
I'll join. I love strategy games, though I don't know if I'm too good at them. Regardless, sounds fun.

moleynator
12-14-2008, 10:39 PM
I will join. Thats 3 now. :)

RockSauron
12-14-2008, 10:49 PM
Ok, LOL. But more will always be welcome course.

Now we just need to wait for chad. I will be home in maybe 45 minutes, and then I hope I can help plan this. Yep.

Well, technically we have 7 when you include chaz...

moleynator
12-14-2008, 10:56 PM
I dont like the mobile version of this site...

I would help plan if I werent on my psp.

Sage
12-15-2008, 12:05 AM
Is anyone online? it's not that late!:mad:

RockSauron
12-15-2008, 12:06 AM
Is anyone online? it's not that late!:mad:

Do you have MSN Messenger? We could discuss it there...

Indeed.

Sage
12-15-2008, 12:21 AM
Yeah. I have it. It's... Game_boy135@hotmail.com

RockSauron
12-15-2008, 01:09 PM
Ok, so, since we now have six... is this a definite? And also, will there be shops and a monetary system? So we could buy new weapons and whatever?

And... yeah. Anyone else interested?

UmJammerSully
12-15-2008, 01:15 PM
Ok, so, since we now have six... is this a definite? And also, will there be shops and a monetary system? So we could buy new weapons and whatever?

And... yeah. Anyone else interested?

Yeah, there will be monies. You gain money between missions and spend it then too. You will gain money based on your performance such as the number of enemies defeated, objectives completed etc.

I'm cooking up story and maps and such but I think I'll wait for at least two-four more people to join before I launch it.

aer0blue
12-15-2008, 02:28 PM
I'll have to see how this works out first. Then I may join.

Still, good luck!

UmJammerSully
12-15-2008, 04:03 PM
I'll have to see how this works out first. Then I may join.

Still, good luck!

I'm going to need more of a commitment than that, Jeff.

madhatter
12-15-2008, 05:35 PM
If there is room I will give it a go.

UmJammerSully
12-15-2008, 06:17 PM
If there is room I will give it a go.

Room? We need more people before we can even start. So welcome aboard. :)

Whalio Cappuccino
12-15-2008, 09:02 PM
Count me in. Whaaaaale Master of the Seas. :confused::confused:

UmJammerSully
12-15-2008, 09:04 PM
Cool. Nice one Whale. Now there's actually a fair amount of people playing, I am more inspired to work on it. I'll be back with more details soon.

Snrm
12-16-2008, 12:37 AM
im interested for sure :)

UmJammerSully
12-16-2008, 09:37 PM
I've deduced that even though I have the time to cook the game itself up, updating it every day with each players moves and stat changes etc. is going to be utterly impossible. So I'll just be ditching this now. =/

Sorry folks. >__<

Sage
12-16-2008, 10:01 PM
Awwww:( Too bad. Are you sure nobody else would wanna do that?

UmJammerSully
12-16-2008, 11:02 PM
Awwww:( Too bad. Are you sure nobody else would wanna do that?

I really doubt it. If anyone does, then speak up now before the thread gets closed.

moleynator
12-16-2008, 11:57 PM
I could help run it. For a while.

RockSauron
12-17-2008, 12:00 AM
I could help run it. For a while.

Well, I'm no artist, but I supposeI may be able to help with stats and stuff...

However, even if we don't do this... we kinda need a Forum Game a'la the Pirates VS. Navy one... well, don't "need" one but it'd be cool. And I have an idea for a story, though it may be kinda... :/

Anyway, I MAY be able to help with stats, but... yeah.

UmJammerSully
12-17-2008, 12:11 AM
Alright, I'll be more clear as to what it is as it doesn't involve any drawing at all. It just involves shuffling around the players on the map and adjusting their HP and such depending on the moves they took on that day.

Wait, whilst typing that I just thought of an easy solution. Instead of having it run daily, I could just advance to the next phase "whenever it's ready" so I don't have to worry about deadlines. The issue there is that it might make the game move along slowly. So perhaps I'll do that if I can get some people to help out too?

RockSauron
12-17-2008, 12:13 AM
Alright, I'll be more clear as to what it is as it doesn't involve any drawing at all. It just involves shuffling around the players on the map and adjusting their HP and such depending on the moves they took on that day.

Wait, whilst typing that I just thought of an easy solution. Instead of having it run daily, I could just advance to the next phase "whenever it's ready" so I don't have to worry about deadlines. The issue there is that it might make the game move along slowly. So perhaps I'll do that if I can get some people to help out too?

Well, if that's what it takes, then so be it!

But wouldn't there need to be drawing for the maps? Which reminds me, you'd draw the maps out beforehand, or as the story progresses?

So... hm... I MAY be able to help with shuffling everyone about, but I can't promise it... ah well, might as well try... right? RIGHT?!

UmJammerSully
12-17-2008, 12:43 AM
Thanks Rock, I shall continue with the game once more then!

I'm working on the plot overview, battle schemes and maps and all those watsits but I'll add some stuff real soon so you guys can sign up officially and get creative with your characters.

moleynator
12-17-2008, 12:47 AM
I will help in any way possible.

EDIT: Not right now, but in about 14-15 hours. :p

RockSauron
12-17-2008, 01:00 AM
I will help in any way possible.

EDIT: Not right now, but in about 14-15 hours. :p

I am going to respond to chaz, cause he's going to bed or something >_< (2 in England or something). I said that maybe you could help me with stats, like you do one side I do the other side. Here's his example for this would play out:


RockSauron - HP: 13/19 Chaz'OSulls - HP - lyk almost ded/9,000
Items: Super healy potion Items: None

Rocksauron's move:
- Use my sword of POWAH to attack Chaz.
- Use my super healy potion to heal myself.

Then you'd update like this:
RockSauron - HP: 19/19 Chaz'OSulls - K.O!
Items: None
Chances are that we won't have to do this EVERY day for EVERY body, since it MAY just be a "when it's done" situation due to how long it'll take, but if you're interested in doing this for the other side, then that would be good. I think we may have to be on opposing sides just to keep it "fair" or something, though :/.

moleynator
12-17-2008, 01:17 AM
Yeah. I'll do that.

Im English too...

Sage
12-17-2008, 01:17 AM
Thanks Rock, I shall continue with the game once more then!

I'm working on the plot overview, battle schemes and maps and all those watsits but I'll add some stuff real soon so you guys can sign up officially and get creative with your characters.

YAY! The holidays always bring cheer!:p

moleynator
12-17-2008, 01:22 AM
Im gonna sleep now, so I will check back in the morning.

Whalio Cappuccino
12-17-2008, 01:23 AM
Wait? Do we make the character? I hope not, I suck.

ClankXIII
12-17-2008, 01:37 AM
OMG this reminds me so much of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance for the Gameboy Advanced!!! :p:p It was awesome!

However, they had one "Move", and one "Action" which was either Fight (a basic attack, usually one block space surrounding the player, more depending on weapon), Techniques (different attacking and status techniques learned and mastered by completing battles with a weapon with that technique, and depending on race/job) and "Items" which is obvious. There was also "Wait" which keeps the player's position and does nothing. The order of turns depends on each player's Speed stat.

Has anyone ever gotten into FFTA? It would be much easier with someone else to support me here. I'd love it if this were like FFTA!

For right now, I'll join. :) And I'll offer ideas! :hero:

UmJammerSully
12-17-2008, 02:29 AM
Roffle, I couldn't sleep.


Yeah. I'll do that.

Im English too...

Thanks Moley, real helpful yet should be a nice and easy task.


Wait? Do we make the character? I hope not, I suck.

All you have to do is describe them physically. If you don't want to do that, then I can just give you a character. I'll go into more detail once I'm more certain on the specifics.


OMG this reminds me so much of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance for the Gameboy Advanced!!! :p:p It was awesome!

However, they had one "Move", and one "Action" which was either Fight (a basic attack, usually one block space surrounding the player, more depending on weapon), Techniques (different attacking and status techniques learned and mastered by completing battles with a weapon with that technique, and depending on race/job) and "Items" which is obvious. There was also "Wait" which keeps the player's position and does nothing. The order of turns depends on each player's Speed stat.

Has anyone ever gotten into FFTA? It would be much easier with someone else to support me here. I'd love it if this were like FFTA!

For right now, I'll join. :) And I'll offer ideas! :hero:

I love FFTA! I don't know why I didn't use it as an example. Yeah, this game will play a lot like it.

Glad to have you aboard Clank. I'm quite surprised at how many people have signed up to be honest. I believe that's 10 now.

RockSauron
12-17-2008, 08:54 PM
Well, can't wait to start!

(Note: this post is, in fact, a post so that Chaz can post the update when it occurs without double posting, so... just saying :/).

moleynator
12-17-2008, 08:58 PM
I have been inspired to create my own text base rpg. I will use pvp battles, but also co-op features.

I will still have plenty of time for this though.

RockSauron
12-17-2008, 09:02 PM
I have been inspired to create my own text base rpg. I will use pvp battles, but also co-op features.

I will still have plenty of time for this though.

Ah, cool! I'll join this one too.

Oh, and I wrote this on your page, but then realized you're probably on your PSP and thus can't read it, so...

I added you to MSN Messanger so we can discuss this more there as well, and also want to know if you came up with a story for yours yet, because I want to see if you like my story that was kinda rejected by Chaz here, or to help plan that one too.

UmJammerSully
12-19-2008, 03:19 AM
Baaaaaaaaaaaahhhh, for the second time, sod this. Too much effort for one person. This really isn't fun for me and to be honest, that gets rid of the point of doing it for me so...

RE-CANCELLED LOL!

ConfusedCartman
12-19-2008, 03:44 AM
Closed due to request by OP.