Hear ye! Hear ye! The start of the unofficial contest...begins officially!
Are you a newcomer without much experience writing cyoas, or looking for that extra push to finally publish something? Looking to test your mettle against your fellow cys members? Then you've come to the right place!
Theme: Medieval/Fantasy Adventure
Focus: The story must revolve around a King, Queen, Knight (or even a page or squire), or some other nobility as they go about ruling their kingdom or go off on some adventure fit for one of high and mighty status.
Deadline: April 15th at 12am EST.
The deadline to announce your entry is April 1st. Also be aware that storygames should be created on the site at least 48 hours in advance, otherwise you will not be able to publish them and may fail the contest.
Entry: Participants must formally post their intent to enter on this thread. There is no point fee for entering, and no SHAMING if you happen to fail.
Prizes: The first place winner will receive these fabulous prizes!
A smidgen of my affection
A sliver of Sabley's admiration
A sample of AYT's wholesomeness
A scrap of immunity from Wibn's hickabilly wrath
Second Place will receive an honorable mention and some honor as well.
Judged: The Judges will be AYT, Sabley, Wibn, and myself. The first and second place winners will be announced shortly after the deadline has passed and entries have been submitted.
Requirements: The submissions must meet minimum site requirements or they will be disqualified during the judging period. If you publish a story without posting intent to enter, you will also be disqualified.
If none of the stories meet minimum site requirements there will be no winner, and you will receive my disappointment as well as Sabley's and AYT'S hatred.
Have fun and good luck!
Sir Corgi, I formally declare my intention to enter this contest.
The perversions of Triclops shall not go unpunished.
Yes, sir! I won't let you down.
I came through last time, didn't I?
Yes, if no one writes anything good then no one wins!
I shall partake in thy competition.
I will be submitting Nebula Horde, my entry for this contest, on the 10th of April.
The game will follow the actions of Prince Exos of the Aeria Kingdom, which is under siege during the events of the game.
Should everything turn out well, there should be 3 main paths with 6 endings - not counting deaths.
(EDIT - Think of the video game Fabled 3 for reference. The game will kind of work like that.)
I'm not too familiar with any Fabled games but your story sounds interesting. Good luck and I look forward to reading ti!
So am I. I have decided to change the MC to a different prince, so Prince Exos will just be the elder brother.
I will strive to keep the plot itself original, but I do plan on adding my own twist to the preparation segment of the game(s).
Also, after getting some structuring done, I have decided to have 2 main routes that branch off to 3 different paths each.
I am really loving writing this. Can't wait to publish it!
(EDIT - Also, I have changed the name of the kingdom to Calitus. I will mayhap use the other kingdom name in another story.)
I know, right!
Of all the freaking contests to have my favorite genre, AND you have it due in April. Yeah that’s a double no. Maybe if it was due in February, then I might join, but I probably won’t be here for half the contest.
Will elaborate in the discord.
That doesn't make sense. You're saying if the contest was due in February you'd have time, given that it's due in April, you'd still have the same amount of time available, you'd just be submitting it a whole lot earlier than most people.
He was whining in the Discord about being above competing with squires and only considering joining if someone such as Steve or Mizal do.
He's just scared that he won't come through and will be beaten by me with a thousand word piece of crap again.
Yeah I just read it. Not sure why not seeing the results is an issue. I mean he's going to come back from the jungle and back to civilization eventually, he can see the results then.
Unless the natives he's trying to convert, cook him and eat him I guess.
If no one submits anything even remotely decent Eternal should win.
Hell, Eternal should win anyway.
Just join, there aren't any consequences if you dont turn anything in. So you mind as well make things interesting by joining officially. You have nothing to lose and everything to win.
I'll sweeten the deal, if you join and win you can become my THIRD squire, along with all the honor and benefits that come with that alone.
He probably wouldn't be any worse than that brony Triclops.
Hey, @3iguy! Are you planning to participate in our duel, or have I become Corgi's Champion by default?
Just making sure you post in the official thread, in which all are required to announce their intentions before the first of April.
I’ll participate, let’s see if I’m able to complete my Bohemian story but I’m infested with this horrible disease called ‘procrastination’. Also wagering in 20 points, that should be enough for self-motivation.
I am looking forward to that one; so please don't mess this up.
Glad you're in, but we're not betting with this contest. It's purely win or lose this time!
Oh, alright. I’ll have to find some other way for self-motivation then.
Kind Sir Corgi,
Although I am filled with trepidation at the prospect of this quest, I would like to announce my full intentions to enter.
Except to see a pathetic submission from me, or none at all.
i wish i understood what this means.
Who goes the writing?
Count me in, Corgi :)
Current Contestants so far
Awesome! Glad to have you Clam and Ford.
Not that I judge race but do you happen to be Russian?
That's not very nice
Are you referring to some polish stereotype about russians?
I don't even remember what I was joking about
Alright. As I have nothing left to lose I guess I'll join in. I need some redemption after my last few contests.
Four judges seems like it could lead to issues when the quite reasonable possibility of two people finding one game to be the best and another finding a different game to be the best, as both would almost definitely have the other game as their 2, meaning there'd be a filthy tie.
So just like every contest.
I'll state my intentions to join, and hopefully I'll submit something. I need to get back to writing, and this will serve as adequate practice.
It's unofficial. Join us :)
I'm about two pages deep. The program I'm using has a handy timer setting and seeing my 600 word per hour pace is enough to motivate me to start right away.
I have. I have yet to finish the draft of the first main branch though, but I am getting there.
Yup started myself, but it’s not much, almost finished the ‘bad choices’ play through of the first protag but it’s comparatively smaller as to the ‘good choices’ play through. (At least according to what I’ve planned, who knows what might happen, the future is unpredictable after all...)
Also, how goes the writing, my honored contestants?
I just finished to two endings last night, Sir Corgi. Somehow wagering Wibbons's honor is a much better motivation than putting my own on the line.
I am thinking I might put the (so far unrevised) finished path up on the site for sneak peek.
I’m super excited to read it once it’s finished!! Good luck! I’m sure it’s fantastic so far. :)
This would be very nice.
I want in.
How is progress everybody?
At four non-death endings and just under nine thousand words, I am not quite halfway through tje planned story.
If the deadline were tonight, I would not be pleased with myself, but there would be something of a story to submit.
I am on schedule.
Better than I feared, worse than I hoped. I've let the story get away from me.
Made it about 18.5 pages so far.
Yikes. Did you at least get an outline mapped out?
I know that if I wait until the last couple weeks I'll just have a repeat of last time.
OH, WAIT! THERE ARE NO CONSEQUENCES FOR NOT PUBLISHING! :D
Lol but I'll do something I'm sure. 2 months is plenty of time (to procrastinate until three days remain).
Not super great. I was consistent with writing and world building for the first couple weeks, but haven’t really touched it since. I’d like to blame it on a busy schedule, but there are definitely “winding down” activities that I could cut out to focus on the story. I tend to not be very productive writing at home, so maybe it’d be smart to head to the local Starbucks as much as possible. I’ve created the initial main characters and brainstormed through a bunch of badass adventure scenes I’d like to include. The problem I’ve run into is introducing the conflict or heroic adventure without being cliché, bland, or illogical. Once I get passed that, it should be smooth sailing.
Can I get in? If so, I'm in now.
yep, knock yourself out
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Updates! Get your Updates here!
Updates? What's an updates? Oh, yeah, updates. I added a page today. I'll write some more tonight. That's all I have to say on that.
I would like to enter.
Well yes but actually no.
As there is no penalty for failing, I would like to join. I have a idea that might work.
A newcomer rises from the masses, will they succeed? Will they obtain honor, glory, and notice by the gods?
Hi, I would like to join too, since it's a theme I like in general. Nothing to lose and in the worst case I'll give the peasants honored CYS members an opportunity to raise their pitchforks justified complaints.
Here's the link to mine.
I see the Kingdom Come references right here at the start. Bold going with something that's been covered recently, could be wise going with something familiar depending on how you wrote it. I'll look forward to reading it.
Your competition has arrived, FAGGOTS!
If I remember correctly, you did enter. But for some strange reason, your joining post has 'mysteriously' gone missing all of a sudden. Some peasants may think an admin is creatively using her privileges. However I don't blame you, it's completely natural behavior for the lady of the land site.
I'm just going to say one thing; don't play with fire pretty child. You might get burnt...and badly at that.
Mine is finally done, pfew. Just in time. I know it's a wacky title, that's intentional.
Glad you made it.
I have some questions. Do the fame and popularity numbers actually do anything? Why even add a female option(other than increasing the total length)? Did you know that you actually applied to Corgi’s contest and not ‘cori’s’? What is your native language if it’s not English? How come you have a profile pic, but your profile still says “no profile entered”? What is the highest level of education you’ve received?
Have you ever been arrested? Do you drink? What is your relationship with your mother like? Do you ever have violent or suicidal thoughts or urges?
Is this for me or RNDGamer? I’ll answer anyway. No. No. Depends on your definition of violent.
Hi, thanks for taking the time to write a detailed comment on my story game (It can help me improve). So I'll try to answer yours.
Yes, fame and popularity determine the outcome of some choices (Okay far not as many choices as I would have wanted), but they mainly serve to decide what ending you'll get. Popularity < 0 gives you the rebellion arc and > 0 the other end arc. Then fame must be above a certain threshold to achieve the victory condition (get the throne). But for A you need both high and an extra flag, otherwise B or E. The whole idea behind it, is that the result you get, is a sum of your overall decisions (Sounds a lot better than how it turned out).
I added the gender option as a casual role play option and originally in a delusion of grandeur, I had bigger differences planned. But it remained with a few minor descriptions (and one odd choice). But judging from your comment, you assume it serves to increase the length. That's the only part were you're completely wrong. I placed the different sentences in page scripting. There are absolutely no duplicate pages, with here and there a word of difference. Believe me, I would hate it far more than you.
Yes I'm aware of the dumb mistake, in misspelling sir Corgi's name (I thought it was Cori and I didn't bother to look it up). And now it's published with a description that wasn't properly reviewed (I wrote a quick draft description and then the deadline was there) and now it can't be changed anymore.
My native language is Dutch.
Lol, why do you think I only have a profile pic? It's ugly as hell to see an empty box near your user name, when you post something and people tend to remember a picture better than some random user name. But why would I need to write something on my profile when there's probably nobody bored enough to go click on the profile of a random noob. Okay the real reason is, I don't now what to write there yet.
And I don't exactly understand that last question, does it even matter? If the spelling and grammar mistakes were so catastrophic, that you're asking that. Please say so. I'm educated in a more technical field, than in a language field. Perhaps we should continue our discussion through PM, so that we don't hijack this post to discus my story-game.
I'm sometimes bored enough to click on the profile of a random noob like me!
* realizes how sad that is *
Not sure if I believe you, but props if you figured out how to use scripting basically flawlessly without having a single question on what you’re doing.
Thank you, ma'am, and seconded.
Can't go wrong learning from EndMaster.
Hear ye! Hear ye! It is time to announce the winner for The Lords of the Land contest. Over the past three months many have entered, and few have actually followed through. I would like to thank and give a shout out to Cricket, Ninja, RNDGamer, and Shouja for sticking it out and submitting for the contest!
While everyone put in a great amount of effort, and each entry had their own strengths and weaknesses, there is but one winner, one CHAMPION!
I am proud to say, that our winner is @Cricket who put out a fun and enjoyable story, Sir Osis.
Cricket, you have earned full knighthood on this day, and I hereby pronounce you Sir, Lady, Sir Lady The Cricket!
You have also earned a smidgen of my affection, a sliver of Sabley's admiration, a sample of AYT's wholesomeness, and a scrap of immunity from Wibn's hickabilly wrath. Last but not least there is also the 100 point prize!
I would also like to give a shout out to @ninjapitka for placing in second, you have earned...erm, a penny..and ah, this two week old piece of gum!
Anyways, you all did well and I am proud of you all for finishing. Awesome job!
Congratulations cricket and ninja!
Can we know the votes of each judge for all the entries?
This shall remain a secret. Silence is the best virtue.
fuck you, you ruined my line lol
What I meant to say is, thank you to the judges for the time you spent on this. I am honored that you liked my story and cannot say I was expecting this, even with the hefty bribe I gave you all.
Congratulations to Ninjapitka as well for second place. His was a really fun story for me to play and one I am proud to say I beat.
Also congratulations to RNDGamer and Shouja for entering completed stories. You guys should go lord that over those who didn't.
I would also like to thank God, my mother, and Harvey Weinstein.
Thank you very much for hosting this, Sir Corgi. It pushed me into finally writing something I have wanted to for a while.
Congratulations Cricket! Or allow me to rephrase that in a better way: "You win!!"
We did need ten bucks
Second Place will receive an honorable mention and some honor as well. Ah fuck it, let's just give this guy a penny and old gum instead. LOL. The real prize is avoiding SHAME. In all seriousness, thanks for putting this on and taking the time to judge our stories. Congrats to Sir Lady the Cricket and her well-deserved first place finish. I read through all of the stories and was impressed with each one.
Congrats for second place. Since your prize is a bit lacking, you can add my praise and admiration to it!... For what it's worth... you would probably prefer the old piece of gum, right?
Cricket, truly a daughter to be proud of.