Welcome to ChooseYourStory.com!
ChooseYourStory.com is a community-driven website centered on Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style storygames. Members create their own storygames, read and comment on other members’ storygames, participate in the forum, and improve their writing ability.
ChooseYourStory.com is your source for online interactive fiction – with members all around the globe.
News and Updates
Another update, largely for admins.
- New users now have to complete a reCAPTCHA, as I am the only robot allowed on the site
- The text editor for new users defaults to basic because people rarely use the rich text editor options anyway and it just caused confusion
- Admins now have an easier time banning people
- Some bugs from the category update have been fixed
DARK FANTASY CONTEST
Deadline is 12:00 AM (EST) January 31, 2021 (MLK Day)
Reward: You’ll get potential pointless points, potential commendations and potentially featured if you’re not totally incompetent.
So the new Dark Fantasy category needs some fattening up and this contest is an organized way to go about doing it because we’re lawful evil around here.
All you lot have to do is write a dark fantasy story. If you’re having trouble with what that entails exactly, well there’s some stories already in that section you can read for inspiration, though I’d just recommend the currently featured ones for the best examples.
The main thing to remember is you shouldn’t really have a Tolkien like set up with traditional good vs. evil. Even the “good guys” are going to have major flaws. (Gandalf’s an opium addict, Aragon’s grabbing elf pussies, Legolas is a tranny, etc)
Basically anti-heroes, villain protagonists,
thicc dark elf women, grey and black morality, lack of real good people, a world ranging from ultra cynicism to outright nihilism is the order of things and everything is horrible.
This doesn’t mean you can’t still have good endings of course, but it’s probably coming at some sort of cost.
Also remember to keep it fantasy. Looking for The Witcher not WH40K.
Still, this doesn’t automatically limit you to a “medieval” setting. Besides setting it even further back technologically speaking (Ancient world, stone age, etc) you could very well go as far ahead as steampunk. I wouldn’t really go further than that tech level since then you start getting into urban fiction territory.
While this wouldn’t be completely unacceptable if you approached it right, the problem with urban fantasy is a lot of it starts going more into the modern horror territory and/or faggy vampire romance and nobody wants that.
And yes, while all this is appealing to your inner edgelord, don’t write a graphic RAEP scene on every fucking page. We still need an actual story you degenerate. We’ll care more about who is performing the aggressive breeding strategy if you take the time to create a plot.
In any case you've got plenty of time to do something decent, so it should be a simple enough task even for you. Remember to post a link to your story here when you're done.