Briar_Rose, The Apprentice Scrivener

Member Since

10/28/2012

Last Activity

12/2/2017 6:04 AM

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1,949

Post Count

3279

Storygame Count

5

Duel Stats

789 wins / 429 losses

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Hello! I like story games ^_^

I also like to help out where I can, so if you ever need someone to proofread a story game for you, just let me know.

Trophies Earned

Earning 100 Points Earning 500 Points Earning 1,000 Points Having 1 Storygame(s) Featured Won 65% of Duels For your wily assassin ways! ^v^ Given by EndMaster on 05/14/2014 - For utterly crushing all competition at the Spring Thing 2014! Given by Fleshnblood_78 on 05/29/2017 - Because I was impressed with the stuff I've read from you.

Storygames

Disney Trivia Quiz

So you think you know your Lion Kings from your Little Mermaids? Take the Disney Trivia Quiz and see how much of a cartoon junkie you really are.

A very big thank you to Aman for proofreading. ^_^


Marvel Adventure

This is game that I made with my nephew. He's six years old and he really, really likes Marvel Superheroes. (I might've helped with the writing a little bit, but he came up with the stories all by himself.) ^_^


Quest for the Holy Grail

A noble quest based on the film Monty Python's Holy Grail. This game is completely pointless and is basically me playing around with the Advanced Editor to see how it works. Hope it's fun anyway!


Featured Story The Price of Freedom: Innocence Lost

You are 10 years old when you first feel the weight of shackles around your wrists. In a matter of hours, your whole world is turned upside down as you are dragged away from your home in Greece to work as a slave in the Roman Empire.
Now you must struggle for survival. Every decision you make will affect your future. Will you make friends or enemies? Will you submit to your masters or fight your every command? Will you sell your soul to earn your freedom, or sacrifice everything for the people you love? Will you even survive long enough to see the sun rise?


Tower of Riddles

Updated version, same game less spelling mistakes. Huge thanks to BerkaZerka for play-testing! ^_^

You are trapped in an medieval tower dungeon, which is never a good way to start your day. Luckily there seems to be a secret passage for you to escape through. All you have to do is solve a few riddles and you're free as a bird. Easy right? Just so long as you don't get a riddle wrong, then you die a horrible death... Good luck!

(It is definitely possible to win this game, once you figure out how.)


Murder at the Manor
unpublished

Four mysteries in one. A man has been murdered in his stately home in the country and you have only four suspects. Can you figure out who the killer is? Well guess again... And again... And again! Because the killer is selected at random at the beginning of every game.

Note: This game was originally made for a competition put together by Morgan R where writers had to make the best game they could in a day. Unfortunately, I didn't get the game finished in time, so never got around to publishing it, but I stumbled across it a few months later and decided it was worth finishing. So here it is, hope you enjoy ^_^


Test 2
unpublished

Hi guys! Don't bother reading this, it's not a game I'm just doing some testing to see what variables factor into game length. I'll unpublish it again soon.


The Price of Freedom
unpublished

You are 10 years old when you first feel the weight of shackles around your wrists. In a matter of hours, your whole world is turned upside down as you are dragged away from your home in Greece to work as a slave in the Roman Empire.
Now you must struggle for survival. Every decision you make will affect your future. Will you make friends or enemies? Will you submit to your masters or fight your every command? Will you sell your soul to earn your freedom, or sacrifice everything for the people you love? Will you even survive long enough to see the sun rise?


Recent Posts

Being a bigot is hard work :'( on 11/30/2017 1:50:25 PM

They are fun to read! (Though the guy who pointed out that Russians are supposed to be conservative did have a point. The poor kid would've probably been snatched from his parents and thrown in a padded room for the rest of his life.) cheeky

The game is called Demon Mark: A Russian Saga, if you want to know. I assure you, there's more. ^_^


Ryder on CoG on 11/30/2017 1:45:43 PM

I don't know, that one kid who was constantly ranting about how much he hated all cis people eventually got banned... But that was only for 2 years. cheeky


Being a bigot is hard work :'( on 11/30/2017 1:01:54 PM

Everybody likes money. Money is shiny. ^_^

Honestly, one of the reasons I'd prefer to leave the options as they are is that COGs often get a lot of hate and down votes on Google Play from a bunch of the more conservative players. One game in particular has a rather low rating and lots of one star reviews because the game included a non-binary character.

The reviews included such open minded and intellectual opinions as:

"Non binary. You are a boy or a girl. How is this concept so hard to understand. Don't believe this new age propaganda, it's a mental disorder caused by a traumatic event or an imbalance in chemicals in the body. Bad game!"

"You'll only enjoy if you're a brainless sjw robot. The story really feels the need to be politically correct. PS there are only two genders."

"Another sjw trash. From the very start it already force fed me with non-binary gender propaganda garbage. I thought Russians are supposed to be conservative?"

And the extremely insightful:

"The only people who gave this game a 5 star are the creeps who think you can choose your gender. I wish they could stick to the two gender idea. I mean there were no transgender freaks in fairytales."

While I honestly find these triggered conservative snowflakes more annoying than the "Everything is offensive unless it's worded in a REALLY particular way" SJWs, I also don't want to get a bunch of negative reviews and one star ratings that'll most likely affect the sales of the game. Saying, "Non-binary people don't identify as male or female" is an indisputable fact that people can't argue with. cheeky


Ryder on CoG on 11/30/2017 11:48:18 AM

Just stumbled across this on youtube... It made me happy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__l6alNQsnI

I wonder if I can get, "I'm the self-righteous, liberal douchebag, not you!" as my epitaph. ^_^


Ryder on CoG on 11/30/2017 10:33:03 AM

No, they seem pretty inclusive of autistic people. I get your point though. Basically, they're really, really, really inclusive and respectful of everyone's opinion... Unless your opinion is different from theirs, then you get banned for 200 years. >.<


Being a bigot is hard work :'( on 11/30/2017 10:29:04 AM

True, very true, it's my own fault for trying not to offend anybody on a site where it's completely impossible not to offend anybody.

To be fair, the guy was actually nice about it and later said that he appreciated that I included the option at all, so that was nice... Still, I do feel like making an effort to be inclusive on COG has a tendency to get you into more trouble than if you didn't make any effort at all.

What frustrates me to no end is that, up until this point, everybody seemed fine with the options as they were. But now that one person has mentioned it, lots of other people are backing him up and suggesting I change them, even though they presumably read the options before and didn't see any problem with them... And from now on, I just know that the entire forum thread is going to be nothing but people trying to convince me to change the options and I really, really don't want to. >.<


Being a bigot is hard work :'( on 11/30/2017 8:59:10 AM

So... Writing a game on COG is fun! >.<

They've got a competition I'm hoping on entering, and one of the criteria that the judges rate the game on is inclusivity, so I've gone out of my way to make the game as inclusive and politically correct as possible. As such, I've given the player the option to play as one of five genders, male, female, transgender male, transgender female and non-binary. I also presented these options in the most politically correct, inoffensive and uncontroversial way I could think of. The options are:

  • I'm a boy.
  • I'm a girl.
  • I was assigned male at birth, but I identify as a girl.
  • I was assigned female at birth, but I identify as a boy.
  • I don't identify as male or female.

Seems pretty PC, right? Nobody's going to be offended by that. ^_^

... Well, apparently, my completely inoffensive options just aren't inoffensive enough. >.<

"Just a suggestion, but for the initial gender choice you may want to consider “I was assigned male at birth, but I’m a girl” and cut the “I identify as” language for trans characters. Similar for non-binary characters – “I’m not a boy or a girl” instead of “I don’t identify as male or female”.
ETA: You also probably want your stats screen to say either:
“Gender: Transgender Male” (if character is trans) vs “Gender: Cisgender Male” (if character is cis)
or just “Gender: Male” (for both).
Instead of “Gender: Transgender Male” (if character is trans) vs “Gender: Male” (if character is cis)"

... ... ... Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go and repeatedly bash my head against a wall and wallow in self-loathing for the hateful, intolerant bigot that I am. crying


Net Neutrality on 11/29/2017 4:28:39 PM

Kind of curious to see how the whole loss of net neutrality thing is going to go down. At first I was kind of naive and figured, "I live in the U.K., so this won't affect me." ... Then I remember that the vast majority of content or websites I use are from the U.S.A., so losing net neutrality will probably effect the content/websites I use... So... Yeah, let's see what happens. cheeky


Victim Participation on 11/27/2017 6:19:34 PM

True. Boobies are rather jiggly. ^_^


Victim Participation on 11/27/2017 5:36:29 PM

... But I like willies. crying