* See EndMaster for rules regarding your service to him if your entry sends you into negative points.
* Stories that cannot meet minimum site standards count the same as a non entry and get SHAME.
* One entry per site member. No alternate accounts.
Bucky is going to die in a volcanic eruption I guess.
Someone better film this.
Put me down for 125, please.
Edit: I'm thinking of a mental kind of exploration, such as entering the sub conscious of an individual and interacting with it either in a 'physical' way (such as being able to walk around) or in a omnipresent way. Either way, you would be able to explore and find thoughts. Is this idea acceptable?
Oh well. I was planning to make a story set in the future about a detective trying to solve a case by using a piece of hardware to search suspect's brains, but I guess I'll make that some other time.
Please sign me up for 125 points, this gives me good motivation to write Magellan 5 or The Lost Expedition Part 2 :)
Fuck that Lost Expedition shit, get Magellan 5 going.
I would join but I'm 90% sure I don't have the time to do this :(
Besides, I am terrible at these types of storygames >~<
True, but still don't have time, nor do I have access to a computer, and the only thing I have is an Android that wont let me use RTE, so I would basically have to write everything with < P >< /P > or < BR >< /BR > which is annoying. XD
Hmm..for me when I don't put in the tags, it all just becomes a big wall of text.
I never want my account to ever go below 1000 points again, so just put me down for seventy five. I already have a billion ideas in my head, and this kind of thing is my forte.
How did I not like you?
You're not alone... lots of people hate 16 year olds. Take old people for example. "Ya whippersnapperz!"
Put me down for 125, I'm going for it.
put me down for 125
I'll enter 75.
Participants So Far:
Glory Seekers So Far:
IronP: 750 and no reward
Victims So Far:
Bitches So Far:
BANNED AND SHAMED So Far:
Rath is probably going to win if last contest is anything to go by.
Much like Pugpup, Rath has never posted before now and just suddenly showed up for the contest.
I have posted before just not in a while. I thought the contest looked cool so I thought id give it a try.
But Rath would've gone into the negatives if they went any higher.
But what's life without a challenge? :P
Very true. I mean just look at me.
True, but it's always better to be safe than sorry.
Bullshit. Watch me sign up for 500 points again.
I didnt even know you could go into the negitives. Just looked fun to try out.
Would you like to raise your bet to 125?
He really enjoys putting people in the negative :3
Do it for Endmaster.
Before EndMaster pushes you into the pit of The Hopeless, just know that you won't get your points back unless you win, if you decide to raise your bet.
It's totally worth it though. Especially if you bet even MORE points once in.
You might even unlock an achievement!
I can never get this achievement ;-;
I have too many points to bet 100 at a time...
Do it! Do it! Do it! It's totally worth it!
(You know, so long as you can deliver.)
"Do it! Do it! Do it! It's totally worth it!"
Your current avatar is completely appropriate for this statement.
ok ill change to 125
Also, hooray for peer pressure!
In your case you can bet more alts if you like. Just give me the names of which ones you want to bet.
125 for me
I'm in! Put me down for 125 points.
Put me down for 50 points
You have the audacity to tag me....as an afterthought!
I'm tempted to, but I can't think of anything for this genre. Not my forte (sp?).
You are literally so close to guessing my story plot. It's scary, even.
Trying to survive/flee a war would be considered a survival story? I was thrown off by the wilderness aspect of it. That made me think of something like Survivorman.
My problem isn't that I don't have an idea so much as it is my idea not fitting into this category. I'm just not sure.
Hey, I was involved in the Masonjar Shame debacle, I need to bear the mark of shame as well.
I'm also going to let you know I've joined (if I join) at the last possible second, because the last thing I want is double shame, lost points, AND failing grades.
@ShowMeTheCode (shame) @Providence (Shame) @yellowbelly (SHame) @Blazewisker (SHAme) @benholman44 (SHAMe) @Negative (SHAME) @Lancelot
Wilderness is shitty and stupid, that's why we replaced it with strip malls and shit. Fuck that shit, I have rat-men fucking bug girls and corpses and shit to write.
Declining for the same reasons as Seto basically. Also, working on mobile with my face to the screen isn't fun.
You referred to me as a lowly servant as well, so go wash down your request with bleach.
I believe she prefers the term, "Assistant Forum Moderator."
Either I did a good job at making you forget about me, or there's too much shame on me being on that list.
Tagging me for a contest, even though you know I am a degenerate?
That's a good one.
I can already predict that I'm not going to finish, and I'm going to be even more poor point-wise.
That, and I don't know what to write with my subpar skill level.
Thanks for the invite, though.
Time to try to pry shame off of my shit-covered name.
Put me down for 125. Fuck it.
You could've done this on your other account...
But hey debt is cool and all. Good times.
She can't do it on her other account, I banned it a long time ago.
Uh...so I kind of logged into it to see if it still worked and now it's stuck on the "Who Is Online" bar, I believe.
Yeah, it'll go away eventually.
Give him a shitty idea, get rid of the competition
sign me up Bucky... for 25? idk
Did you mean 125?
Sure. Do it. Take all my points. idgaf
I like it when they just submit like that.
Put me in for 50. Bucky gets his wish.
I just started a story game, otherwise I would.
What is the last date to declare?
Erm, i know I should probably know this, but what does shaming entail?
Oh, and what happens when you go into negative points?
Correction: Failure to produce = Shame
Negative is fine so long as you do what you need to and get resurrected.
(Although, it's entirely possible that End might leave the negatives in the ditch this time around.)
Nothing you can't handle.
So will you be joining for 125 points?
Well, I don't exactly have 125, but put me down for 75 (please don't judge me, this is my first contest).
By the way, how do I submit my story game once it's finished (yea, I know I should probably know this by now as well, but I haven't been on the site as long as most of you)
I'd rather not go there if I don't have to, seeing as I am just using this as a trial run to see what these contests are all about.
Another question, what does the CYOA format Actually mean? Is it just a normal story game? Do I have to use the basic editor or can I go advanced? (Sorry about all the questions, but I need to figure this out)
It just means a storygame.
But don't make it one of those linear, no choice storygames that seem to be popping up recently.
And use either editor you feel the most comfortable with.
No problem, my friendly friend who happens to be friendly.
Just tag your storygame with contest entry when you're finished and publish it. I'm assuming you're asking about that, not needing actual help with the publishing bit xD
Um...If Bucky doesn't setup an alternate thread saying "post a link to all entries here", I'm assuming that's all you'll need to do.
So if I were to bet 125, then would I still get 150 back if I submitted an eligible entry? Asking because I'm not sure if going negative changes that rule.
Though it's kinda strange, because if you do that, you're only really getting 25 points.
Those "special rules" are just breaking even once you submit your entry. In other words, you lose all your points that way. It's better to make a conservative bet with a smaller payoff. I mean uhhh please sacrifice your points to EndMaster, our lord and savior.
Can I please enter for seventy-five points?
Hello, I happen to exist at the moment, so put me down for 50, let's see if my inner writing spirit rises again.
What exactly are the minimum standards?
Minimum standards for a normal storygame, and has to revolve around survival and exploration of some kind.
It's gonna be yuge.
Can there be intelligent, talking characters other than the player (like more than one person is in this survival situation with you; there are intelligent, talking creatures in this 'new frontier,' etc.)
Yeah, definitely. Jesus, if your story had one character it'd probably be fairly shit.
In his defense, I've played some good solo survival games.
So what exactly defines "wilderness"? Because what I'm thinking of isn't exactly conventional.
The wilds. Nature. Jungles, forests, plains. Things like that.
I have a question, would a co-author be allowed to work on this entry with me or am I stuck with only myself.
Only one person is allowed to work on the story, however, I have been told that having someone proofread in sneak peek is allowed.
Alright, thanks, time to get back to work.
No problem ^_^
I know I really am going to end up regretting this, but sign me up for 50 points.
I must try to squeeze in a story. For Russia Current Stationed Country.
Does it count if you survive partially off of civilization? For example, the medieval ages are happening, so practically nothing grows that isn't either farmed or untamable, villages and human intervention are still a part of what you do to survive, but you still exist very much outside of that realm.
If there's no such thing as wilderness in your universe, it's a very important one, though.
I actually think I want to join this.
Enter me for 25, it's all I can afford ^^
End's allowing people to go into crippling death for this.
Oh, that's basically just negative points, right??
Sorry, i'm kinda new
Yes, that means negative points.
Then send me into crippling death because I'm going for 125.
Well, as long as my story meets minimum site standards, I'm getting my points back-
Not new enough, Charmeleon, you BIG FAT CHEATER.
You can keep the contest bet penalty and banned. (And SHAMED)
Rekt In Poop. Lucky Cheater, 2016-2017
I was almost fooled by Charmeleon. He's quite good at the advanced editor for a new member.
Never fear, EndMaster is here! He's at the top of his game, and it's driving cheaters insane!
I'll bet 125. Thank you.
I have no desire for vengeance.
Weak! You should roar as you tear off his head and shit down his throat. Where's the energy, wibn?
How do you roar, tear someones head off, and shit down their throat all at the same time?
Not at the same time. Your roar and tear there head off at the same time, then you do the throat shitting
With steroids, lubricant and a rubber hose I imagine.
DAMMIT @WouldntItBeNice, you'd better rise to the fucking challenge here.
I am glad that Malk has found a motivation for his writing and has giving me some more as well. I look forward to his submission.
You can do something short. Use structure, I understand that fixes all writing problems.
Tomorrow, I will breach 10k words!
I'm doing very well :)
I just have to fix grammar, do a bit more writing, but all in all I think I have a good plot and the storygame is going very well.
I'm trying to not fail Calculus and work on it at the same time so that's fun. If anyone wants to come to the funeral for my math grade, let me know.
Priorities101: A guide on how to judge what is more important.
It's always CYS!
Oh, true. Screw school, I have a story to write!
I know that feel. I have a 68 in AP Calc, don't know why I took it.
I'm in the same class. I don't know why I didn't just sign up for AP Stats
Well today I opened the storygame editor and stared at it for about ten minutes.
If I'm feeling really productive tomorrow, I might even write a paragraph.
Well, I have begun writing a story, and have the general plot planned, but I realised that it is actually quite terrible/generic, and is quite similar to stories that are already published. So I might just scrap it and start writing a new one.
I have a basic outline written down tonight will be my night to really get a lot done. Thanks for the check in.
I would like to join for 25 points because i'm a chicken.
I'll probably get shamed but I like to think positive
Due to my failure in October's competition from misjudging a few complicated real life factors, I'll put up 750 points for this, along with taking no additional reward if I complete an acceptable entry.
Well, you heard him, 750 and no additional reward.
He's just doing it for the glory folks!
Fuck off with your "Oh la dee da, Wilderness!" bullshit. Society's interesting. The wilderness is not.
Pfffh, that's like me saying "If you're so against horse sex, have a story about a guy watching a lot of horse sex and at the end stopping it!" All the wilderness shit would not be worth the ending of getting rid of it.
That’s not what Bucky's saying at all,
He’s more like saying “If you’re so against horse sex, have a story about centaurs raping people and then a hero coming in and stopping it by castrating and killing them all at the end.”
It would still be totally worth it.
How would a Centaur rape someone, though?
It's not like they can hold them down.
How late is too late too enter?
They reserve that right, and I'll reserve the right to laugh at them for making claims they can't keep. Assuming I enter. Which I haven't decided yet.
Which is a fantastic reason for looking down on me. My only suggestion is that you voice what makes it bad instead of just looking down on it. If/when it happens.
Wait, has Ebon even bet any points yet?
Agreed. Many members aren't like Mizal and are too afraid of losing their points, so @Mizal I tip my hat to you.
It wasn't my intention to exploit to get points, but rather I didn't want to start something (officially) that I couldn't finish. After all a lot can happen in a month, and if something comes up to make me unable to participate..,well I'd rather not get SHAMED for happenings outside of the site.
Really, we're all friends here.
I won't, and I am having fun so everything is pretty good.
I can only imagine how much you'll look down upon them if they get shamed.
Sorry, I didn't mean to come across as that. I was only trying to exploit rules to gain as much as possible without losing. It's good that he'll be changing it. It's a loophole that can be exploited to the unfairness of other people. That's why I asked what I asked earlier today.
Also, thank you. I'll have to improve my first impressions.
I would like to enter into the "New Frontier" Contest, just for 25 points.
Ruthless. I love it.
Edit: but for real, are there any circumstances that allow them to back out?
Yeah, no take backs.
He's got negative points anyway though and has been doing stuff in general that keeps him there.
At this point I think he's getting off on it.
I just realized his name is Negative and he has negative points.
I've written about a thousand words, I lack motivation.
Semi-dropped one project that I was kinda motivated for, but wasn't convinced the story was actually something that hadn't been exhaustively written before. Have now kinda also dropped the story I started writing after that, mostly because I'm just terribly lazy. Though I do work best when deadlines are fast approaching, so fingers crossed.
Mine is going very well. Thanks!
Progress is going pretty good. I'm a little ahead of schedule since scripting has gone more smoothly than I expected. I'll still need to work until close to the last day, but I should be able to finish on time assuming I don't take a hit from real life.
And mabye the storygame will be done in 2019.
70% chance I won't make it due to exams, but I'm pretty motivated.
Would surviving a post-global warming Earth qualify as wilderness survival?
Just so everyone knows, just because the point system has been altered, doesn’t mean the victims are completely out of the woods. The Victims still went broke joining the contest, so they’re still only getting something if they win.
(Presumably next contest we’ll have to redo the set up all over again.)
This also means T-Count will be the only person to ever get the “Bat Out of Hell” achievement.
Also, Dan, Steve, and Tim are still bitches, but especially Steve.
That is all.
I think I'll have a 50/50 chance of getting this done on time, time to go into OVERDRIVE mode! Or continue to be going at my measly pace and just have a small story done on time.
I wrote a sonnet about my status on this contest and put it as my profile:
All around me hangs a kind of despair
A complete and total loss of all hope
This feeling festers in the winter air
Nothing is to be done except to mope
The deadline runs at incredible speed
Barreling towards me, faster than ever
Yet, I have barely planted the seed
To the site's monthly writing endeavor
With only a week and a half to go
My biggest fear is 'shamed' shall be my fate
As the end date approaches, my fear grows
I hope I won't finish this all too late
My entry for January contest
To finish in time is my only quest
That is a beautiful sonnet, really expresses the emotion and lesson well
Alright. Let's get dangerous.
@EndMaster : Deal me in for all I've got (125 if you'll allow it, what's in my account otherwise).
@Bucky : To confirm, 12:01 AM Eastern time really means 29th Midnight Eastern Time, right?