How many endings are there usually?
I've been here for a few days, and I think it's around 4 to 5.
The last one I've read had 20. ( spy stories )
I am planning the number of endings for mine, and I have to say, I have so much respect for you guys. This stuff is hard.
There is no usually, really, since it's just a big mash of different authors with different styles writing different types of stories. Generally speaking, it should be at least a few endings, but it really just depends. If there are a lot of endings, I would prefer that they have distinct paths leading to unique endings and not just a few small differences. It would be boring to have 21 endings, but each one just has a different flavor of ice cream.
I agree, this is pretty hard. Writing a CYOA is so different from a linear story, but it's also really awesome to explore different paths as a writer. I also really enjoy having an obscure story that leaves people wondering what the true ending is.
How many times would you play a storygame to find the different endings?
A lot of the diehards make a point to find every ending.
Like me. That's why I prefer there to be a substantial difference.
Ah, but say there's a million of them, at what point do you 'finish' it.
If there really are that many, probably after about three, unless you can convince me that there is enough value to go further than that. I'm hard pressed to believe the branching is quality in that case. If it was really high tier, I still probably wouldn't make it to more than twenty, though, since I just don't have that kind of time to put up.
How... Did any of you guys happen to pay attention to how long it took BerkaZerka?
There should be a lot of planning involved.