Dilatory, The Reader

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2/11/2020 11:08 AM

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A Familiar's Night Out

So I went to make a story about a little demon lady and her summoned dog trapped in a dungeon full of monsters. You are the dog and you do what a dog does best - being a loyal and reliable companion for your mistress. She does not know how to fight but she can heal your wound and make you stronger in battle. Moreover, she likes to pet you. You won't be getting any of that attention from other demons I assure you. It is a dog-eat-dog world and it is a cruel system...very much like the battle system which will either be fun or annoying depending on how you usually play story games. If you find it annoying and many others feel the same, I'll consider putting on a cheat sheet. Hopefully it won't come to that.

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Difficulty and Hints on 3/21/2019 8:58:47 PM

Try checking again a second time with each option, I rigged it that way to portray a more realistic approach. You can't just stop checking every nook and canny when your enemy is still lurking in the area. As for the gremlins, did you find out which value of AP would make for a successful "Scratch?" One thing to keep in mind is that after you win, both your AP and SP will be converted and added to your max health so if you use skill too much, you are in for a tough time against dangerous monsters that could finish you off in 2 hits. 


Difficulty and Hints on 3/21/2019 4:57:14 AM

I'm writing a story where you defeat enemies using only basic math and stuff. It's better if you try it instead of me rambling how it works. Or better yet, watch this instead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S9irAGrnSg&t=87s I'd like to hear your opinion on the battle system and probably the hint given before every fight (only 2 for now, the first one is peachy but the second one is kinda annoying). I need to get this out of my system before moving on.


Starting to write/ how to pace effectively on 3/11/2019 10:47:42 PM

Woulda ignored this if not for the cute dog. 

Starting to write/ how to pace effectively on 3/11/2019 10:26:43 PM

It was a problem I had when I first started, I tended to overanalyze everything and ended up with a gaudy great wall of text that I dreaded to sit through after. I personally found myself catching more breaks when writing in 2nd person than the others. 

Starting to write/ how to pace effectively on 3/11/2019 6:07:39 AM

CYOS focuses on 2nd person writing at most. 1st person limits your perspective on the protagonist and 3rd person emphasizes too much of everything that it can get overwhelming at times. Writing in 2nd person is like going to a buffet where you could hop in and hope you'll find something you'll enjoy while ignoring the rest.