Hey, there, everyone!
The Magician’s Burden is my newest completed story, and it has now been submitted for Choice of Games’ interactive fiction contest.
This one is going to be the first installment in an epic, fantasy romance saga set in the world of Lume. You are a magician living in a small village outside of the Kingdom of Githrad. At first, you are just living a fairly normal life. You have to go to work, deal with bullies, and form relationships with the other villagers.
You can choose between being a guard, a scribe, a farmer, or a thief. You get to have fun, too, like playing in chess tournaments, sparring, reading at the library, exploring necromancer’s caves, and exploring the woods.
Oh, yeah. You’re also hijacked by a demon named Zaleth.
- 231k words of content
- 60k words per play through
- 4 different romance options: 2 male, 2 female
- choose your gender: male, female, or non-binary
- romance males, females, both, or no one at all
- lots of three dimensional characters including your mother, father, and brother, a wizard, a healer, an archer, a bully and his cronies, multiple demons, a VICE-captain of the guard, a thief who is also a demon huntress, and many more!
- lots and lots of stats, detailing your skills, knowledge, attributes, relationships, and inventory
- three different kinds of magic for you to choose from: stealth, light, or dark
Also, here is my Facebook page, where I post about my literary career and my journey towards becoming a Chess Master: www.facebook.com/samuelharrisonyoung
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Also, here are the links to all the polls, which I will post in comments on the thread:
Favorite ROs: The Magician's Burden [231k words]
Favorite non-ROs: The Magician's Burden [231k words]
Which type of mage are you? The Magician's Burden [231k words]
Which jobs did you choose? The Magician's Burden [231k words]
Did you use Zaleth’s powers to wreck Killian in Chapter 3? The Magician’s Burden [231k words]
Chapter One: 18k
Chapter Two: 41k
Chapter Three: 14k
Chapter Four: 29k
Chapter Five: 35k
Chapter Six: 32k
Chapter Seven: 43k
Chapter Eight: 15k