Community College Hero 2.5: Fun and Games (beta testing full for now)

In August and September, I’ll be running beta tests for Community College Hero 2.5: Fun and Games.

CCH 2.5 is very different than Parts 1 & 2. It will be a collection of 3 interactive stories showing the exploits of the MC and the Speck kids taking place during various times in their freshman fall and spring semesters.

I’m not sure of the total length of the game, but it’s likely to be between 30k-40k words.

Basically, these are (I think) fun little scenes showing the sillier side of their lives at Speck. It will lean heavily on characters, banter, humor, with relatively low-stakes drama. It will NOT carry over stats from Parts 1 or 2. I did this for ease of coding, maximum flexibility for replaying 2.5, and to reinforce that stats are totally different in 2.5). But it’s all canon!

Story 1: The Fury of Zarlor (the gang plays a D&D-type RPG game to appease Combat Wombat) (this will likely be the “flagship” story) (50% finished)

Story 2: (untitled) (it’s “Meet the Parents” day at Speck!) (plotting)

Story 3: (untitled) (the gang has a spooky time at Halloween!) (plotting)

I’m looking for beta testers for between now and mid/late September. I plan to test each story as it’s developed so that when Story 3 is done, the WHOLE game is ready to send to Hosted Games. If I can get Hosted Games the game files very quickly, I believe it can be published before the end of the year.

I’ve posted part of “The Fury of Zarlor” so you can get the vibe.

https://dashingdon.com/play/ericmoser/cch2-fantasy-rpg/mygame/

Because the stories are short and I want to stay focused, I’ll move future beta testing to a private thread.

If you like the vibe of “Zarlor,” have some free time for the next 60 days, and consider yourself a CCH fan (obviously having read Parts 1 and 2), sign up below and I’ll invite you to a private thread.

That way, you can playtest “Zarlor” and help me clean it up while I draft Parents Day.

Thanks for your help!

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I would be happy and honored to help! I love the two games, and I love testing things!

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@Eric_Moser
I’d like to sign up please. :slight_smile:
And just reading the short bit you’ve posted is getting me excited! :heart_eyes:

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Glad to have you both aboard, @Konoi and @Bugreporter!

And @Bugreporter, “Zarlor” keeps getting longer and more complex and I realize now I could have easily written a 100k-word adventure with this set-up, but I must fight feature-creep and keep things as tight as possible. But it is fun as hell to write!

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Hey @Eric_Moser if you are willing I’d love to help you out on this project

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I’m definitely down to beta. Plus I’m a huge dnd fan so this is right up my alley lol

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@MindightWatcher and @Azraeel, welcome to the group!

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I would love to test the short stories. CCH 1 and 2 are probably my most played games

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I would really love to test

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Is it ok to discuss this in the topic of generally talking about it or should that be in the CCH Part 3 discussion?

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@Eric_Moser

if you’re still looking for beta testers i’d like to join too! i’ve never done it before but it seems like fun!

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@Ben_Klemme
@KingEneru
@Libertynyan
Welcome aboard! When I get a bit more “Zarlor” written, I’ll invite everyone who’s commented to a private thread. The plan will be for you folks to test/review content as fast as I can get it to you. Helpful feedback will include suggestions on improving choices/balance, suggestions on improving overall flow and prose, catching continuity errors and bugs, finding typos and other glitches, etc.

And @Tristin_McComas thanks for asking! I started this thread partially to keep discussion of 2.5 separate from 3.0. As soon as I start the 2.5 private thread, you can discuss whatever elements of 2.5 you care to discuss! (obviously everyone from the first group will be invited too! I figured y’all knew that).

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Alright thank you I just wanted to be sure Haha. Also if the beta test I’m currently in end by then I would like to beta test 2.5. The rules state we have to stick with one at a time correct?

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If you’re beta testing for CoG yes I think they have a rule that says you can only test one CoG beta at a time.

But I don’t have any such rules, so feel to jump in if you like. And it’s not like I will be adding new content daily or anything. This will be a 45-60 day process and I probably won’t update with new content more than once or twice a week. I know people have lives!

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I double checked and I would like to be one of the testers for 2.5 as well

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Great, so you make 8.

I think 10-12 folks would be perfect, because I know even with a relatively short time frame, there’s always a bit of attrition.

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I’m interested in this.I love the CCH series.

Although I’ve never beta tested before.

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It’s easy with practice. I had the privilege of beta testing a few of the big titles that choice of games has released. The writer will tell you all the feed back they need and then you just do the feed back

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Im in if you take did some betatesting on official COG titles and one CCH title but cant remember if it was part 1 or 2. i think part 1.

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Thanks, @Novachrome, welcome aboard!

And @CaesarCzech, I appreciate you offering, but I really think it’s best that people are super familiar with all the stuff from Part 2 and know the characters pretty well. This is a very uh unique project…it’s all about knowing the characters.

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