magcos, The Contributor
Hello, my name is
(but you can call me magcos)
My creed is:
MAGNANIMITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquility and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.
Shakespeare once told me..."Thou wilt be as valiant as the wrathful dove or most magnanimous mouse."
There are three types of people in this world;
Those that make things happen,
Those that watch things happen,
And those that ask - 'what happened?'.
The day starts badly: Late for work, you rush out the door forgetting your wallet and Smartphone.
It gets worse: Someone robs a STAPLES office supply store and you end up with the loot! - Someone else plants a bomb at a Starbucks and you’re holding the detonator!
How the day ends… is up to you.
Race against time or run for cover - the choice is yours - as you encounter COUNTDOWN TIMERS and PUZZLES along the way. 'Make Things Happen' and finish with the highest SCORE finding the Easter Eggs and hidden bonuses along the way. Do nothing and you will find the 'Watch Things Happen' ending or you might stubble upon the hidden ending that will leave you asking 'What Happened?'. Still... whatever you decide to do... don't forget... you're one click away from a BOOM!
“Answer The Call” is a new and complete CYS game, by magcos and SindriV and will be coming soon on X-Box, PS3 and Nintendo Wii, sponsored by Jeremy Irons and...Yoda.
This DEMO is based on the article in "Help & Info";
This isn't a complete story so if 3J deletes it, I'll understand. I don't like reading a bunch of demos either. I did this because I wanted to show my fellow newbies a couple of things that could help us make better stories:
First: I want to demonstrate that those that are still learning scripting, like myself, can use the variables and link restrictions already provided, to design a totally random event in their storygames.
Second: I want to provide a working model for discussions in random variable scripting. I hope that those that know scripting well, will comment on how I could do this better. I will be happy to give co-authorship to anyone who is willing and able to help.
In the Game:
STAMINA and AGILITY are the only attributes used. You begin with a value of 50 for each. Stamina provides your offense; Agility, your defense. Good results (landing a punch or kick) will replenish your attributes a bit. Running out of STAMINA and AGILITY both, has its own unique result as you will see.
The SCORE is naturally how you win or lose. You start out with a value of 50. If your SCORE falls to 0, you lose. If your SCORE goes to 100, you win!
Now, without further ado... This is a "deleted scene" from my "Answer The Call" story. If you've played it you'll recognize it as the final scene in chapter 1 - You are just about to enter the last digit to deactivate the bomb...
Note: some comments are prior to my republishing this as a fight demo and before publishing the complete story, "Answer The Call", found elsewhere on this site.
***As of 1/10/2012 - I'm re-working the story so if you've played it before, please try it again.***
I made the puzzle hint easier to find...
If anyone would like to point out "particular" grammar errors, please do...
At the end it says "TO BE CONTINUED" because I will be adding more puzzles (and choices) as I write more chapters.
Since this is an experiment: I would really like to know, what your "COUNTDOWN" and "SCORE" were when you win.
***As of 1/9/2012 - I'm re-working the story so if you've played it before, please try it again.***
Thanks to the great comments and recommendations I received, I decided not to be afraid, use the "advanced editor" to add items to the story and figure out some way to do a timer of sorts using variables.
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Bonjour! on 2/12/2012 11:35:53 AM
What was your inspiration for your current avatar? on 2/10/2012 9:04:14 AM
I like street art too. It's such a "precious" picture
What was your inspiration for your current avatar? on 2/10/2012 9:00:55 AM
The icon was so small I couldn't see the words or Jason, only the "Friday" girl. Funny huh?
What was your inspiration for your current avatar? on 2/10/2012 7:34:48 AM
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School House Rock on 2/9/2012 11:54:54 PM
School House Rock on 2/9/2012 10:01:14 PM
Ah-ha! Now I understand. - Thank-you, thank- you, thank YOU, Bo!
So you guys just haven't beaten it, that's all. (you don't hate me... ;-)
(I was thinkng it should have had a higher difficulty rating.)