Skeletons Can't Press Charges [2 Chapters, 18k Words]

Hi, everyone. Samuel, here. I’m the author of The Magician’s Burden, and an ungodly mass of WIPs: Mass Mother Murderer, The Enchanter’s Misery, The Twisted Village, Winter of the Bovine, and The Funny Thing About Nothing. Naturally, I had to expand that list even more to torture myself and my fans. So, here it is:

Summary:

You are an eighteen year old, fresh out of high school, enjoying a semi-innocent camping trip with five of your friends. Naturally, alcohol, marijuana, and crude banter are involved.

Then, out of nowhere, a thunderstorm ruins the festivities. You and your friends cram into the SUV and begin to make your way back to civilization.

As if the night is determined to become a nightmare, a man suddenly runs out into the middle of the street and gets run over by the car. Manslaughter isn’t fun for anyone involved.

Genres:

Thriller, with comedy, romance, and drama as subgenres.

Features:

  • Wrestle with life-changing, gut-wrenching decisions throughout the story. Freedom, or justice? Loyalty, or self-preservation?
  • ~ 200k projected wordcount
  • Play as male, female, or non-binary; romance males, females, both, or no one at all
  • 4 ROs: 2 male, 2 female (Felicia, Adorable, Gustavo, and Dustin)

Word Count:
Chapter One: 7k
Chapter Two: 11k

Total: 18k
Play-through length: 11k

Poll:
Who are your favorite characters? https://www.poll-maker.com/poll2390752x415a4f5C-68

FAQ:

Q: Why the actual fuck do you have so many WIPs?
A: Because I’m a mad genius or something. Probably or something.

Demo Link:
https://dashingdon.com/play/mastersamuel/skeletons-cant-press-charges/mygame/

If you enjoyed Skeletons Can’t Press Charges, please “like” this thread so others will try it out, too. :male_detective:

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Since you keep making more wip regardless I might as well ask, have you thought of making one in which we’re a demon going through the ranks from peon to sovereign?

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That has crossed my mind, yes. I’ve vaguely thought of ideas for a trilogy like that with installments called Cacophony of Misery, Instruments of Torture, and Servants of Chaos, but I haven’t actually made an outline or put any work into it. But that’s a discussion for another time.

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Could our character not being a drug addict? Because i love the rest except the drug part. Maybe choose our addiction. i am all for more nymphomania. Kleptomania several phobias. But drug usage is just something i don’t found interesting and i don’t like being forced to. also kill my friends too like totally. And going to Alaska :wink:

Also if you kill my kitty again…

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The MC can choose to dabble in drugs, but they can also choose to be straight edge! Yes, mental illness will definitely be a topic in the story.

But but but :cry:

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NO KILLING KITTENS NO MORE… You have achieved that I afraid of get near any pet in your games because i am seeing them grossly killed.

Kill all those humans instead no problem with that. If End is mara in a hut in Alaska with Kitty both chilling near a heat fireplace I have a good ending … There is never a good ending if kitty dies. as i value kitty far beyond any romance option. Romance comes and goes a kitty is a friend forever.

But seriously Killing all friends to avoiding justice because hell if they will spill secret they always does

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Hehe, sounds like Dexter :joy:

Hey, I know this is ME writing the game, but this time you’re not a serial killer or anything. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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So can I be the logical one who says we have to admit we accidentally killed that guy and probably ends up being killed by my friends because I refuse to keep quiet? :sweat_smile:

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If this was an oldschool 80s CYOA then yes, that would be an epic InstaKill Early Death scene. :joy::ok_hand:

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If a friend is called Mara Run and don’t eat anything from her.

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I’m interested. Can’t wait for the demo

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I’m actually writing at such a ridiculously fast pace that I might end up posting chapter one in a few hours!

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You are the bolt of forum lol I am feeling like a lazy tortoise in comparison. I hope we could choose clothing and appearance One can be a hipster teen without a bear and a fedora… then can detain character not for killing anyone. Just for crimes against Fashion

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That’s good idea! I’ll probably end up giving the MC a few different fashion choices but it might be a mostly cosmetic choice. We’ll have to see.

Lol. I thought only incels wore fedoras. :joy:

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This is funny because incels and MRAs/MGTOWs wear trilbys and call them fedoras.

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Lmao. :skull::skull::skull:

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Anyone with 18 that have beard and say is wearing a fedora… aren’t clearly age enough to wear both with style need years and certain experience… The bear in 18 years looks like the awful hair that teenager lions have … lol

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Teenager lions :joy::joy::joy: that’s the best one I’ve heard yet.

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Why yoh letting us vote of fave character when we haven’t played demo

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Major Update:

Chapter One is now out on the demo! It’s only 7k long, but I think it has some good substance. You meet the majority of the main characters: Dustin, Gustavo, Felicia, Adorable, Tariano, Mom, and Luna. And, naturally, the part you’re all looking for happens at the end of the chapter.

I look forward to hearing your comments and feedback, and typo and bug spotting are always welcome.

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