The Way of The Magicians

The Way of the Magician is contemporary modern fantasy interactive fiction set in 2018.

Hi!! I’m Joonies and this is my first Choicescript WIP! Tell me what you think, what I should add for the future, request characters, or just write anything!

The Way of The Magician’ follows your life. A person whose life has been turned upside down when you are admitted into a secret university for users of magic. Not only do you discover your own abilities but you also discover other worlds! You enter worlds born out of storybooks, and meet other magicians like yourself!

FEATURES/GAMEPLAY
Customizable MC (in progress)
Seven RO’s (in progress)
A story based on choices!

Word count: 2,453 words

DEMO

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Hi there! I have to say I’m quite excited about what this story might turn out to be, and I will definitely be following your progress. Since the demo is very short at the moment, I don’t have too many things to point out, but I have made a couple of observations.

I’ll start by saying that I truly love your writing. It feels natural, and you can easily immerse yourself in the setting and the story because of it. I think it’s going to help you keep people interested.

The other thing—and this one is more of a tip—I’d say you might want to reread the demo and check the tenses. There are moments when the narration suddenly goes from past to present (and vice versa), and it makes things more difficult to follow. Sometimes, it even happens in the same paragraph.

If these changes are intentional, then it’s my bad, but they feel like they’re not.

Once again, congrats on the demo release, and keep up the good work! :blush:

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While it is short consider my curiosity peaked. I look forward to playing more when the next update releases. Also I noticed when we’re picking our MC’s gender female is lowercase but male is uppercase

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Thank you so much! I’ll certainly get to fixing that!

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Thank you for letting me know! I do struggle with that a bit :sweat_smile:

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The Way of the Magician is contemporary modern fantasy interactive fiction set in 2018.

Hi!! I’m Joonies and this is my first Choicescript WIP! Tell me what you think, what I should add for the future, request characters, or just write anything!

The Way of The Magician’ follows your life. A person whose life has been turned upside down when you are admitted into a secret university for users of magic. Not only do you discover your abilities but you also discover other worlds! You enter worlds born out of storybooks, and meet other magicians like yourself!’

FEATURES/GAMEPLAY
Customizable MC (in progress)
Seven RO’s (in progress)
A story based on choices!

MINOR UPDATE
*correcting mistakes

  • testing out stats screen
    *Chapter one is finished!
    *5/7 RO’s completed (descriptions to be continued)
    *Customizable MC to be uploaded in Chapter two!

Word count: 2141

Very minor update to correct mistakes, collect feedback and test out the stats screen!
DEMO

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Later in the game be able to have a familiar, like a bird or a cat? :slight_smile:

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I suggest you contact any of the moderators and ask them to turn your first post into a wiki. That way, you can edit it as many times as you want.

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Hey! Loved the demo but the setting feels like The Magicians (tv/book series,) given they both seem to follow the same threads. The entire premise of The Magicians is someone being inducted into a secret magical school that also serves as an entrance to an entire magical society, the main character then also gets to travel to other worlds including the world of their favourite childhood storybook that turns out to not be made up at all and discover things relating to that world. Did this serve as an inspiration for this game? If so what will you be changing/keeping from it? Will there be houses of magic? Will there be a similar BBEG element? As so far whilst well written they do seem quite similar: secret magical university, an antagonist (seemingly,) called Martin, starting in New York, discovering other worlds + something out of storybooks. With the six book series the character loved as a child seeming to be a similar hook/setting to Fillory.

Fair play if it served as an inspiration but would also be interesting to know what’s been changed and what you’ve added to create your own world as it is an intriguing premise and setting to play around in.

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I’ve gone ahead and made the first post a wiki to make updates easier for the author.

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You are correct! :white_check_mark:
Hence the title!
However, a lot more will be different. I can’t quite say what’s in store yet but the childhood book will not play the same role it did in the tv show and as I develop further into the choice script it begins to stray further and further away from the show, but yes inspiration is drawn from the tv show! Martin will not be playing the role you think he will, I do plan on having houses of magic; and as for the BBEG element, I’m not quite sure yet!

I’m glad you caught that! :grin:

I second this. I think it would be cool to be able to transform into an animal or at least have it as one of our choices of the type of mage we can become

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Quick update:
The whole thing’s been written in order to progress the story a bit quicker. :sweat_smile:
The character reference is completed!
The stats page has been updated and reorganized.

It’s just a major-minor update to alter the way the story was going, correct mistakes, and collect feedback!
:+1:

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@Mars_Peppermint save system isnt working.

Idk if it’s my game being werid or it just a bug, but after I click on how see myself in the book, and click next it just keeps loading.

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before the latest update the game froze right after I enter the door to examine the book. Now it freezes at the part “Your are falling.”

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Fixed it!

Yes, I’m sorry!
The demo ends right after that, updates will be coming soon :blush: