EndMaster, The Expert Scrivener

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6/1/2007

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7/24/2016 11:52 AM

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Biography- Fnord

Location- The Outer Reaches of Your Mind

Interests- You really don't want to know

Occupation- Destroyer of Worlds

Signature- Writing: It's more fun than a barrel of Ebola ridden monkeys!

Extra Info- Technically I'm originally from that beloved hive of villainy called Infinite Story, but I abuse my dual citizenship a lot because I'm a no good dirty mercenary.

If for some baffling reason you ever have the urge to read something really offensive, it can be found here.

Then again if you aren't a complete degenerate and you really have lots of time to waste then you might like this instead.

Trophies Earned

Earning 100 Points Earning 500 Points Earning 1,000 Points Earning 2,000 Points Won 2007 Contest Having 6 Storygame(s) Featured Posting 4622 Forum Posts Given by alexp on 06/21/2012 - For all the great work on the site. Given by EndMaster on 06/22/2012 - Because it's my trophy! Given by Fleshnblood_78 on 08/01/2008 - Thanks for bringing quality to the site Given by JJJ-thebanisher on 02/17/2008 - For excellent writing ability used in epic proportions. Congrats on Legend. Given by madglee on 03/13/2012 - Start publishing this stuff, man. Excellent. Given by march5th00 on 11/26/2007 - For exceptional writing ability with Necromancer and for winning the CYS 2007 Contest "March's Madness" Given by tsmpaul on 02/25/2008 - And the award goes to... (drum roll please)... Endmaster, for hitting the top games list!

Storygames

A Very Special Choose Your Story
Some stories have a message...kinda... Additional Notes: WARNING! (The real one) This story is pretty offensive, it can get graphic and downright ruthless at times so if you don’t like that sort of humor, don’t read this story. But if you read it anyway don’t complain if you get offended, I did warn you and keep in mind it IS only a story. Also, don't bother trying to "win" either. You can't. Just heed the moral lessons you may learn.
Alpha Wolf
Old monsters never die, they just get meaner. Additional Notes: There are history links for each monster (In the form of your character's memories) and while not neccessary to understand the story, they do provide deeper background. Ignore whatever you might know about various old movie monsters, you'll find that most of their histories are much different in this story. You may find that this story has a movie feel to it which is appropriate considering the characters involved. The langauge (and violence) can get graphic sometimes, so if you don't like that sort of thing, you probably shouldn't read it. Finally this isn't really a "win/lose" type story, however there are definitely good/bad/neutral endings. A few endings are even "really good" though they won't be spelled out as such.
Death Song
One musician's tale in a dying world Additional Notes: If you’ve read and liked Necromancer, then this might interest you as this story takes place during the same course of events of that story. (Not a prequel, not a sequel, but an equal!) However, this story is definitely more “story” than “game”. In fact you shouldn’t even bother reading it if you’re intent on “winning”. You can’t. That being said, there is a “true ending” to this story and you’ll probably know if you get it. If you do get it, you can consider it a “win” if you like. There are a few points in the story where there are links that lead to “Letters to Home”. While not necessary to understand the story, they do provide a little more insight into the protagonist’s thoughts and feelings on various situations.
Featured Story Eternal
The last hope for a dying empire Additional notes: This story can be very long assuming you're not dying. Years pass and your surroundings will most likely change. You may very well live a life time in the story. As with any of my writings, the story comes before the game. However while there isn't a complex inventory and all of that, you can technically "win" by getting one of the epilogues. There are 13 epilogues total. There are also several points in the story where there are links that lead to more background information on various people, places, things and events. While not completely necessary to understanding the story, they do give you more insight into it. @font-face { font-family: "Times New Roman"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }
Featured Story Geek
Carnivals aren't all fun and games. Additional Notes: While there is only one spot that contains extra histories for this story, it's basically the background information of all the major characters and factions. It's strongly recommended that these are read due to the fact that your character will be interacting with most of these folks in his attempts to successfully accomplish his task(s). This story has a very factional feel to it, so choose your allegiances carefully to get one of the better endings.
Featured Story Ground Zero
If you see a bright light, duck and cover! Additional notes: I should point out that this story can be very long assuming you're not dying. Years pass and your surroundings will most likely change. You may very well live a life time in the story if you're lucky. You will also experience a completely different adventure depending on how you escaped the initial nuclear strike. (Assuming you do survive it.) As with any of my writings, the "story" comes before the "game". However, this story was written in a "game like" format. So while there isn't a complex inventory and all of that, you can technically "win" by getting one of the 4 special endings. (You'll know if you get one because you'll get an epilogue)
Imagination
This one's for the kids, no really! Additional Notes: This story has clear cut win/lose endings. There is nothing excessively unusual about this story, it's just a simple "children's story". (Yes, you can still die in it)
Featured Story Innkeeper
Running the family business isn't easy! Additional Notes: In a few places there are links for history or certain characters. While not necessary to understand the story, they do provide further background information. There are several endings varying in degrees of good/bad or neutral outcomes. Technically there is one very happy ending, but it isn't labeled as such.
Love SICK
Underneath the sickness there's love... Additional Notes: WARNING! This story contains a lot of graphic content, if you are offended by ultra violence, explicit sexual descriptions, tons of swearing, blasphemy, inappropriate dark humor, and brutal misanthropy in general then DO NOT read this story!Of course now that I’ve mentioned all the things it contains, you’ll probably read it anyway, you sick little monkey. Well don’t complain if you get offended, I did warn you and keep in mind it IS only a story. This also isn't really a "win/lose" type story. While there are some endings better than others, this is basically just a tale about a very twisted man and his very twisted lifestyle.
Featured Story Necromancer
Additional Notes: This story is definitely more "story" than "game", however there are two distinct paths that can be followed, each with their own pitfalls and additional choices. There is also "one true" ending in which can be considered a "win" (You'll know if you got it, because you'll get an epilogue) This story can get long, and assuming you're surviving, years do pass in it and you and your environment will change. There are a few points in the story where there are links that lead to more background information on various people and things. While not completely necessary to understand the story, they do give you more insight into it. The text that accompanies some of the pics are also done for similar purposes (Your journal entries, personal thoughts, letters written to you, etc)
Paradise Violated
Humanity never changes... Additional Notes: There are links leading to various background information and your character's current thoughts throughout the story. In some cases these may provide greater insight since some mysterious things can occur in this story. There are also several endings varying in degrees of good/bad/neutral outcomes. Technically there is one ultimate "winning" ending, but it isn't labeled as such.
Repression
Emotions can be wonderful or dangerous... Additional Notes: This story has a few bits that are probably a bit on the disturbing side. Not many, but they are there in places. So if you don't like that sort of thing, you probably shouldn't read it. This story in general is probably a bit odd and less verbose than most of my other stories. There are also several endings varying in degrees of good/bad/neutral outcomes. While there are some endings better than others, this is basically just the tale of a teenager who definitely has some issues.
Featured Story Suzy's Strange Saga
Things would be so much easier if your name was Mary Sue Additional notes: This story is a fully self contained one and can easily be read on its own, however it also acts as: A direct sequel to the "Good Girl" short story in Tales From The Basement. A semi sequel to the other TFTB short stories, Repression, TRASH, Love SICK and Geek. A semi prequel to Ground Zero. As with any of my writings, the story comes before the game. However while there isn't a complex inventory and all of that, you can still "win" by getting one of the epilogues. There are 16 epilogues total.
Tales From The Basement
Because Basement Dwellers are people too! Additional Notes: This story is three stories in one. Your first choice will lead to a separate tale of a different “basement dweller”. Each one is mostly different in tone. Ebay Escapist is weird and random. It’s the least verbose of the three. (Or my stories in general) Good Girl is the longest and most descriptive of the three. There is some weirdness going on here too, but is mostly kept much more in "reality". There is a cast of characters link in the beginning to help you keep up with who’s who. Anime Addict has a lot of offensive language and humor, so if you don't like that sort of thing you shouldn’t read this one. In all the tales there are several endings varying in degrees of good/bad/neutral outcomes. While there are some endings better than others, these are basically just tales of basement dwellers.
TRASH
Yee Haw! It's a trailer park life for me! Additional Notes: This story has a ton of offensive langauge and humor so if you don't like that sort of thing, you probably shouldn't read it. Though given the setting, the language used is pretty accurate. This also isn't really a "win/lose" type story. While there are some endings better than others, this is basically just a tale about a typical day of a degenerate that lives in a trailer park.

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Recent Posts

Eternal Discussion on 7/24/2016 11:48:46 AM
What was your favorite path and ending? Probably the “Struggle” path and ultimately where the Eternal chooses to die before the Death God and reunites with Alison. What are your thoughts on the Eternal? His real name is funnier. Did you dislike any aspects of the story? No. It came out damn near perfect for how I envisioned it. I might have had a few more bits with the Derro like I did plan to, but the story just wasn’t flowing in that direction so some of it got cut along with a few other minor things. Still, like I said, came out pretty much how I wanted it to.
VOLTRON on 7/23/2016 3:23:10 PM
Used to watch the original one back in the 80s that came on after school. Well technically it was the altered “americanized” version of original since they had some awkward way of making sure nobody really died. (Like they claimed all the bad guy grunts were really robots and they cut away from any of the good guys that died and said they just got wounded and reassigned) They actually had an americanized “Voltron 2” which took place more in outer space and had a bunch of vehicles form the Voltron robot instead. It was loosely connected to the Lion Voltron cartoon (The bad guys were supposed to be part of the same Empire and at least one of the good guys was related to one of the lion pilots) However, in the original Japanese, this cartoon had nothing to do with the lion Voltron at all and was a completely separate entity. Sort of interesting how they did connect these two cartoon together for American audiences though.
Cards Against Humanity on 7/23/2016 7:49:53 AM
There have been more than a few Viking themed games that have come out in recent years, but the one that I caught my eye was Blood Rage. http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/170216/blood-rage
Site Goals? on 7/22/2016 9:42:48 PM
To outlive you all. Or failing that, making sure we all die together.
Cards Against Humanity on 7/22/2016 8:08:44 PM
Yeah I mean it can still be fun, I’m probably just tired of people always wanting to play it. I’d still pick it over Apples to Apples, one of the many Werewolf clones (Everyone yelling and screaming like an idiot on those too usually) or other party games.
Cards Against Humanity on 7/22/2016 7:57:44 PM
To anyone who has played this with other people, do you think this game is an excuse for those folks to say ‘bad things?” I always find it more amusing that a lot of the people I’ve had to play it with just think it’s the funniest thing ever and think they’re all being so “bad” by saying all the stuff on the cards. I can only guess this must be the ONLY time these folks must say this kind of shit or something. Because most of the stuff on the cards is like Tuesday here at CYS. (Most of which I’ve probably contributed) Granted I thought it was a funny game too the first few times, but eh, I’d still rather play a real game on a board game night.
Opinions on Trump. on 7/22/2016 6:12:05 PM
It’s a bit old, but if you’re comparing Trump and Clinton to movie villains, this comparison has been made more than a few times: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPug6IJSKXs
Opinions on Trump. on 7/22/2016 5:49:07 PM
Danaos never jokes. He's a robot.
Opinions on Trump. on 7/22/2016 5:39:13 PM
Trump obviously. He's louder and more directly obnoxious. Plus he's got a bunch of kids that would act as mini bosses before you got to him. Clinton would be more of that tedious boss that takes forever to kill due to having some really cheap trick where she constantly heals herself.
Opinions on Trump. on 7/22/2016 5:19:58 PM
To a certain extent, Trump as president would be a perfect match considering he’s pretty much the stereotype of how the world sees America regardless of who is in power. They continually say we’re a bunch of arrogant jingoistic violent dickheads. Might as well not disappoint them. Vote for Trump!