I’ve been wanting to try writing a game for this site for a long time, but I’ve always been to gun-shy to try it out. I feel somewhat confident that I can write stories and characters that would be interesting and engaging, but the biggest problem for me has always been the “numbers” side of things.
Like how much does your archery stat improve if you use your bow? Or if you had mostly focused on archery, how hard would it be for you to try the same fight with s sword? Or how high does your intelligence need to be to solve a puzzle successfully? Or how much does your relationship with Character X change when you agree with Character Y instead?
So what sort of advice would you give to someone who has primarily only ever written stories or dialogue? Are there games I should look at that do this particularly well? Or just dive in and see what makes sense? I’ve never had a head for numbers or math, so like I said, I’m nervous to try it and end up with something that doesn’t make a lick of sense.
Anyway, I hope I worded the question properly, let me know if it’s too vague. Any advice/tips/suggestions/thoughts/recommendations are appreciated!