Timidus95, The Reader
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This will be a Fantasy story with a heavy focus on sharp characterization. It takes place in a custom designed world known as Anima. However, the genre of this game will not be straightforward fantasy but rather somewhere between historical fiction and fantasy. There are 5 primary protagonists.
The primary historical influence for this work will be the High Middle Ages. There are a variety of literary influences, especially period literature. I hope that I can incorporate some other influences as well, such as Russian literature.
I should say from the start that being a person who enjoys great literature doesn't make one a person who can write great literature. Therefore, feel free to make polite well thought out criticisms. I hope this to be merely my first narrative but hopefully not my last.
This story should be quite long depending upon your survival.
The difficulty of this game will be moderate but it will not be a death simulator. There will be many ways to 'win'. However there are many ways that end the game without 'winning' or dying.
Recent PostsHello friends! on 2/9/2018 4:12:35 PM
Thank you for your welcome. At least you're honest with regards to the state of the Reading Corner. I am not one for hopeless quests but it might be fun to try anyway. Perhaps there could be a small community?
Glad to hear there is another bibliophile here, I love Dickens as well although he is a bit out of my time period, in terms of taste and background.
I was never a huge fan of Magic the Gathering but I do love the artwork. I became interested in Fantasy from my childhood fascination with King Arthur and Merlin. Then when I discovered Morrowind, my first real RPG, I found my new interest in all things fantasy, although it would take me many years before I started really reading.
I am glad that you enjoy those games, it sounds like we might have much in common.
Hello friends! on 2/9/2018 11:20:08 AM
I am a huge fan of these storygames and I have been playing them for a couple of months. I have always enjoyed writing so I decided I would try and make an attempt at creating one! Currently my favorite story game is Necromancer, but I also like many, many others that I have played here.
I would be interested to hear what influences everyone in their writing. My main literary influences are two-fold, one in terms of fantasy and the other in general.
In general, I really enjoy classical and medieval literature such as The Illiad, The Aeneid, The City of God, Beowulf, the Romances of Chretien de Troyes, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, etc. In terms of more modern literature that I have been influenced by, mostly Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky but also Cervantes and Dumas.
In terms of fantasy, I started out(and still enjoy) Tolkien. I also enjoyed Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. Stephen Donaldson and Terry Prachett are also fantastic writers. Never been a huge fan of A Song of Ice and Fire but I have read it up until A Dance with Dragons. With fantasy, I am also influenced by video games I have enjoyed like Dragon Age: Origins, Baldur's Gate 1/2, Neverwinter Nights 2, Arcanum, Pillars of Eternity, and Morrowind.