Interest Check Thread


#1186

It would have to compete with all of the dozens of stories here where you’re part of a team of people who deal with the supernatural world, and also with all of the stories where you’re persecuted because of your special powers.

What’s a uniquely DecryptedDev aspect that you can bring to the story to set it apart and make it yours? :slight_smile:


#1187

I think adding extra words robs it of its evocativeness! I’d go for simple and direct.

Nice profile pic by the way. I could never get past the first few chapters but apparently it gets good later on. I think I prefer him in his coyote form than in the teddy bear form; there’s a lot more weight to his words and actions.


#1188

To be honest, I’m not quite sure yet. Because it’s still only a small thought that occured to me. But I will deffinitely try to think it through more and add some special ‘fact’ or ‘thingy’ to it once the time actually comes.


#1189

Hello, everyone, long time lurker here with a new idea for a WIP I’ve been sitting on for the past month or so.

Synopsis:

Superheroes exist (at least, you could call them that, although these are nothing like the spandex-sporting do-gooders of yore). Gods have crashed to the earth, granting the humans in the surrounding areas peculiar abilities. Some tear at the earth with their bare hands, and others call up seas with a simple gesture. But these pseudo-gods are not received well. Discrimination runs rampant across the US, ranging from milder forms such as name-calling and social isolation to job loss and hate crimes, and the government is only too willing to imprison what they consider threats to their country.

In this time of social upheaval, you’re just a regular college-aged human in the town of Pendlecomb, VA trying to save up money to go to the grad school of your dreams. You wake up one morning in the body of one of these super-powered persons in a Freaky Friday-like swap. Now the odds are against you.as you not only have no idea how to use your newfound powers, you now have the attention of a vigilante organization dedicated to ridding the world of superpowered people like you.

You now have a choice: either try to find out who or what turned your life upside down and reverse it, or resign yourself to your new existence and fend off these attacks for the rest of your very long life.

Features:

  • Be male, female, or NB
  • Choose from 3-4 ROs
    -Decide how your friends saw you in your normal life. Were you affable, stoic, studious, or a joker?
    -Uphold the reputation of your hero or tarnish it.
    -Choose to stay with your new life, or return to your old one.

#1190

That sounds pretty interesting! I don’t think I’ve seen a body swapped hero story around here yet, so that’s quite fascinating for me :slight_smile: Quick question:

On this note, will the hero we got body swapped with be hunting us down to get their real body back too?


#1191

Hi, thanks for the reply! And yeah, they’ll track you down pretty quickly. You have the option of working together for a time to find a way to switch back, but whether or not you succeed is another matter altogether.


#1192

Definitely sounds like an interesting premise :smile: I think my biggest question right now is just on the level of worldbuilding and balance: if these new superheroes/gods are so powerful, why are unpowered humans a threat to them? You can certainly get this to work; regular humans will have numbers and organization on their side, and you can apply weaknesses or limitations to the superpowered people, but it is something you’ll want to pay careful attention to when writing. Making sure that the balance is believable, so that a being who can “call up seas” won’t just automatically win over any array of conventional forces.

I’d be interested to see where you go with this! Suddenly finding oneself in a new body could be quite the adjustment—and how customizable is the person you end up swapped with? :open_mouth:


#1193

HII GUYS, TODAY I WAS READING MY FAVOURITE COG “THE WAYHEAVEN CHRONICLES” AND AN IDEA HIT ME.

I THOUGHT THAT FROM DEEP WITHIN WE ALL WANNA WRITE FOR COG BUT DUE TO SOME REASONS( NO FREE TIME, LACKING ABILITIES ETC) WE ARE NOT ABLE TO.

SO, WHY DONT WE START A TOPIC IN WHICH WE WILL CHOOSE A GENRE AND WRITE A STORY ABOUT IT. WE ALL FREE TO USE OUR IMAGINATION AND WRITE THE NEXT PART OF STORIES.AFTER A CERTAIN PERIOD A PANNEL OF FEW COG WRITTERS WILL PERUSAL OVER ALL THE COMMENTS AND CHOOSE THE BEST COMMENTS AND WRITE THE WIP OF THE STORY CREATED BY US ALL.

( It is just a raw idea.I know there is lot to work about abd decide… But looking forward to all of yours feedbacks and suggestions :grinning:).international_scenery%20(4)_%26_5d34a687-0c68-41ee-983a-27a2ac60a761


#1194

Their gender/sexuality is customizable, but that’s about it.


#1195

Yes, they do have weaknesses, which are exploited by humans to keep them in check. There really aren’t that many of them out there, so I’d say the normal people definitely have an advantage when it comes to numbers.


#1196

I am not into science fiction/futurism at all, but the options you want to implement have me super intrigued! Cult leader origins, hell yes. I would love to control an involuntarily happy civilization


#1197

Hello, folks. I believe I’ve said this somewhere a long time ago, but I’m working on a classic RPG, greatly inspired from FFClassic.

The premise is pretty simple: Chosen Ones, Ancient Ones, and adventure shenanigans.

Prophecies foreshadow the descending of Old Gods to our land. They said if we don’t stop them, the Gods will spread corruption throughout the world, tainting the very soul and essence of life and death.

That’s why humanity must work together and prepare for the inevitable chaos. Heroes will be summoned from every corners of the land. It’ll be our job to support them, for the sake of our own survival.

But let’s be real. You’re here for adventure! Not this shitty being a sidekick for a randos that we don’t even know shit about. In the end, after the long slumber, the world will be reborn, the prophecy said. Whatever that means.

So shout your fellows, don your armors, explore the ruins, and slay the evil beasts! The Journey is about to begin.


So, yeah! That’s as far as I can tell without any spoiler. I can cram in more details after I make a WIP thread of it, but for now, let’s see if I’m successfully tickle your interest nerve.

Any questions? I’ll answer.


#1198

Can I get the genres? I’m still kind of confused on the premise.


#1199

What will the tone of this story be?
Since it sounds quite light hearted and slightly comical from the way you described it.


#1200

It’ll be a classic text-RPG. If you’ve played/read any FFClassic works, or Lone Wolf saga, that’s the style I’m aiming for.

As for genres… hmm, there’s a lot if I think about it, but the core is action-adventure with exploration. You know, exploring old ruins, fighting gobbos, and a bit of swordfighting and fire-slinging. Yes, magic is included.

Edit: I’ll add that the premise is basically medieval-fantasy RPG. While wizards sling their spells, men swing their weapons, and nobles handle their drama, you’re just a ragtag misfit which happens to get a lucky fortune.


@LordNanachi I’m trying to be comical, but it’s so hard to write the tone! The setting can be dark and serious, but you can take it not-seriously. I like contradicting myself, see.

So, yeah, pretty lighthearted
*whistle whistle :kissing: :notes:


#1201

I wish you luck here; I don’t write comedy well at all … most likely because I lack a sense of humor (or so everyone tells me) :slight_smile:


#1202

Hmm, ok.
I like the idea of being a hardass though.
Some games I reaaaaaally don’t like since in situations that should be serious it just never is and the characters only options of dialogue are like 8 random and just plain silly ones when at times I found myself begging to just have an option of “Ok”
So if you can successfully appeal to both crowds or make a light hearted novel that is a proper good fun read I will be quite pleased.
Best of luck to you, but remember if doing two is too hard or causes a drop in quality of one another or the whole product don’t bother.
Just think of that one quotes that’s like
“A hunter that goes after two rabbits catches neither”


#1203

I’m with @Eiwynn in that I can barely write comedy (I have a terrible sense of humor), heh. That said, I’l be interested to see how you achieve this balance of a serious setting but a light-hearted narrative!


#1204

Hi I’ve been on this forum for a while and I’ve even posted several wips which The Drifter I’m still working on I’ve hit writers block especially since I ve been thinking of this new idea especially since it relates to my occupation. So here it is.
First to Fight: A Marine’s Tale
Set in a fictional world you have joined the Auckland Republic’s finest fighting force it’s Marine Corps. As a Cold War develops between the Republic’s Allies and The Slavic Cynicalist Union, in the aftermath of the Great War; the Republic is forced to beef up it’s military to stop the threat of Cynicalist by conscripting into it’s armed forces. Were you drafted or did you join out of patriotism among other reasons? Survive the mental and physical ordeals of bootcamp to only be whisked away to fight in a proxy war in
a far off land that could in reality start the next Great War?
So please tell me ur thoughts and if u would play this


#1205

Hi! I recall seeing a few interest checks/WIPs with wars/military-themes, so I think it’d be good for you to think about how to make your game stand out. As it is, I’m not that clear on what to expect aside from it being a military/soldier book. So:

What will the main plot be? What is the ‘far off land’ and why is a war going on there? For what reason are we, the MC, drafted to fight in this place when it isn’t our ‘homeland’? Details about what started the war, the lore your world is set in, the enemy, the army, etc will be great! Those will give us a clearer picture of what your story will be about :slight_smile: