Curious Cuisine (Superhero/Cooking)

Hello! Haven’t commented for a while! I was checking out your tumblr when I saw you’re looking for some hero or villain names? Well, here’s a few I could think off at the top of my head.

Nil (Nullifier), Changeling (Morph), Sunburn (pyrokinesis or maybe a fire chimera?), Hyperhaul (strength?), Wiseman (mind/emotion manipulation), and Cascada (aquakinesis)

Could be hero or villain really, hope this helps :slight_smile:

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Hi. Thanks, i might use some in the maingame = D. right now (meaning the name suggestions in the bonus chapter) i’m good though with a total of 268 names

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Just a quick ask, wouldn’t it be better to have a choice as to whether or not you join the show? I mean, I understand it’s an integral part of the story but surely forcing a cooking show on yourself (i.e the MC) is a bit much?
Surely you can show that Frank Haggerty snob that you can make a reputation without a full on cooking show?

This is just a suggestion though, and if I might say it’s an amazing story so far. :slight_smile:

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There will be a bit of talk about this in the beginning of chapter two

The main problem i faced, however, was that the show, as you said, an integral part of the story (beyond just being a cooking contest,spoiler) I had various other scenarios before, but none really worked out.

I will try to address and cover the concerns in ch2 the best I can.

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That’s what I’d thought too. I wasn’t exactly sure how the cooking contest would pan out initially, (if you’ll excuse that horrible pun) but I felt as though it could have gone one way or the other.
All in all though, it’ll be interesting to see how it turns out. Hopefully not a food fight. :smile:

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New Character TidBit as I feel a cold coming and might not be able to post on Monday:

FreezeFrame
  • Name : Gabriel Mendoza
  • Codename : FreezeFrame
  • Gender : male (trans)
  • Age : 33
  • DoB : February 18
  • Race : Latino (Puerto Rican)
  • Hair : Black
  • Eyes : Green
  • Height : 5’6
  • FaceClaim : Shalim Ortiz
  • Costume : Black bodysuit with purple piping, purple domino mask, boots with purple laces

FreezeFrame is a skilled chrono- and cryokinetic, and rather foul-mouthed. He takes great pride in being a ‘villain’ even though many that know him would disagree that he is one. He tends to do the ‘right and good’ thing a little ‘too often’, and his villainous efforts are a little… intriguing. He hates when people think of him as a hero, left alone claim that he has the heart in the right place. (Truth be told, he’s still flattered when he thinks no one’s looking)

He is a quick thinker, capable of assessing situations at first or second glance. Unfortunately he is even quicker at acting, often jumping into the fray before the first glance reached his brain. He can be a bit disorganized, sometimes forgetting his powers in the heat of the moment.

He’s a Nightfall veteran, and even before that had an ongoing rivalry going with MetaMorphia, which developed into a consensual, mutual hateship. They hooked up after the great Unmasking.

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Currently toying with the idea of making one certain RO a little more… risqué.

Though I don’t know if that’d be good. I mean, it would fit the character, and said char is already a little… peculiar in that regard, but still…

Thoughts?

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If you feel like that would make the character fit what you envisioned, go for it! I think the most important thing is that you’re happy with the choices you made, not censoring yourself to fit an audience…but that’s just my 2 cents.

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Well, it depends what you mean by that. If you mean giving them more/more detailed physical scenes, I’m not sure how that squares with the other ROs. Excepting ace romances, probably.

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there would be no sex scenes in this installment anyway. The character in question would be a little more… lewd than the other ROs for the parent, though. Granted, the character already is a little more… less respecting of personal space (boundaries are a different topic).

Also, progress notes: Currently having a migraine, but working on the bonus (gonna try and have the introduction to battles in next update) and the first act of ch2.

How many of you know people know what a comprehensive school is, btw?

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Alright, I need your help, people:

I’m currently massively stuck with the battle system.
I have ideas, but my head is blanking when I try to put them into code. Do you have any ideas how to do what I want this to do:

What I want:

  • I want to have tough battles feel tough. Meaning that it should feel different fighting against e.g. Switchblade than it’d feel fighting against Odium’s Crawlers (as dangerous as they are)
  • I also don’t want the battle to last too long, which is my main problem right now
  • Neither do I want them to feel ridiculous because a rookie can take on someone like Switchblade.

My main issue is how to achieve this. I initially tried a system that would make a roll to see if using one’s powers succeed and then calculate damage. While the mechanic worked, the battles lasted ages, because while everyone has similar chances of success/fail, the current strength didn’t leave much of a scratch when everyone has 100+ livepoints.

I could go and change the fortitude to a lower number (which would be x + def) and go from there, but when fighting against a tougher enemy it might be that the player goes down in one hit then.

I don’t want to go with the 3 strikes out method, as that would have a similar effects in terms of suspension of disbelief.

Help.

Would you be opposed to using plain stat checks as opposed to dice rolls? Maybe for more variety, 3 stat check variations (failure, medium success, high success) instead of 2 (failure, success)?

I think plain stat checks rely more on the stats itself rather than randomness, so if you pick a choice which relies on a stat you’re proficient in, you can somewhat sure of how successfull it’s going to be. With dice rolls there’s always some uncertainty.

Also maybe bonus damage if you pass two high success checks in a row, sort of like a combo?

Though that system is probably only more usefull if the battles are drawn out due to the possibility of having one bad dice roll after another and as such dealing minimum damage, making the battle last longer.

I just read through your post again and saw that this wasn’t the problem. I think. If I understood correctly. I’ll still leave it there.

I’m also not familiar with the “3 strikes out” method, but I have this foreboding feeling it might be what I’m describing here? If that’s the case just igonre me haha orz.

For a different feeling in tougher vs easier battles, maybe just adjust the damage output generally. Like the same attack does 20 damage against an easy enemy and 10 damage against a tougher one. The same for the damage an enemy does to you.

And I think a lot of variation on how a battle feels can be added by the text itself.

Like if you fail a defense check against a weak enemy that’s 10 damage, that’s not too bad and the text can describe how you almost shrug it of. Same for attacks. Attack “A” knocks them out/kills them instantly.

If you fail a defense check against a strong opponent, that’s 20, maybe 30 damage, and the flavor text can describe how you have trouble getting to your feet again. For Attacks, maybe attack “A” barely even fazes a strong enemy.

Even successful defense checks: Against a weak enemy, you block their attack easily. Against a strong one, not so much, maybe you even still take damage.

Ah but that’s enough of me rambling. I don’t even know if I’m making sense anymore orz. I’m also pretty sure I let my bias against dice rolls shine trough. Others may be perfectly fine with it.

Also I’ve never written a battle scene so I have no idea and all my advice may turn out to be garbage. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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I’ll look into this. thanks <3 (not right now, though, as my had is currently blanking at near everything Dx )

Also: Is there any particular character you people want the next mini-biography be about?

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Ian Rattray, please. I’m intrigued by him

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I should make a vote, shouldnt I?

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Alright, vote time:
Whose bio do you want to see next:

  • Ian Rattray
  • Switchblade
  • Trudie
  • Izzy
  • La Mode (Temitope Montgomery)

0 voters

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gonna leave the poll open till monday

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I love this story so f’ing much

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Well, that’s a clear result.
Now to write something without spoilers.

Omg poor La Mode :joy: not even a pity vote

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