So I made a poll the other day that asked what most people would like to see as a new Choicescript game. I recently closed it, with a fair share of votes leaning towards the option of “post apocolyptic fantasyland”. Therefore, I shall choose that as my first choicescript project! Thanks to all of those that participated, by the way! And don’t worry if you voted for the other three. There will be some horror elements and unique magic dancing about.
~This is a rough idea, if anyone has ways of improving while keeping the central outline, I would love it~
So what I was thinking for a setting was one’s cliche to all chaos and back, taking all the tropes and categories in books like “The tough guide to Fantasyland” from Diana Jones ((highly recommend reading by the way)) and putting them in this world. A sort of deconstruction, if you will. Problem is with this world, everything is so unbalanced magically and all the political conflict eventually lead to the countries in this world starting to crack under the pressure. This is where the typical “Ohoho, So Evil Dark Lord” rear their ugly head. In an attempt to stop their evil decent on the world, the strongest kingdoms bring in their best warriors, creating a team of five (five man band, eh?). A sword n shield-wielding Warrior leader, A rouge Lancer, A mage smart guy, A beserker big guy and a healer the chick. They go on a year-long journey to stop the Evil Lord. Long story short, they fail miserably. The Evil Lord takes over the world and “muwaahaha’s” their way to the apocalypse they always wanted. Just as things start go according to plan as everything gets burned and ravaged, the Evil Lord realizes that destroying the world isn’t as cracked up as its made to be. However, by the time they realize this, over 3/4ths of the population and land has been decimated. The Evil Lord demands their armies to stop, and rids of the. But the Evil Lord is too late and civilization is pretty much reverted to surviving on scraps and what little magic is left in the world. Evil Lord realizes, basically, this sucks, and decides to off themselves. Problem is, without the once-ruling Evil Lord, the remaining population has no guidance.
Thus, five years after the Evil Lord’s decimation of the world, the PC is born! The goal of the PC I was thinking would vary on some early on choices, like would they focus on reviving a mostly dead world or would they just try to take the remnants on their own, ect. Thing is, PC is part of a special little trio that I will not give out many details on because ~spoilers~.
So this is what I have as a very rough outline so far. I’m also a complete newbie with ChoiceScript, only using it like once or twice, one of those times being during a party where nobody was paying much attention. I also have a load of schoolwork to do and a multitude of late-working jobs. So it might be a while for demo to come up, if it even does. Like the title says, I guess this part is to gauge interest? I mean, at least 20 people seem interested, but hey. I’m just a curious writer. I ain’t a psychic or something of the like
~Edit 1 of Who knows how many~
So I decided to give a little intro thingamajig and work on the whole downloading/writing/formatting (aka getting used to ChoiceScript and whatnot). I have nooooo idea if the link works for others (Edit 1.2: As I found out, it doesn’t ). The first choices are going to stay there (all 8 of them), just given more detail and more influencing on who you meet and when. I was thinking about 12 companions, 1 being more of a talking pet but shrugs. There are only 6 with unchangeable canon genders, and the other 6 are all varied with preference and have no canon. Any yays or nays with that?