EndMaster, The Journeyman Scrivener

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6/1/2007

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9/2/2014 11:32 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 7 Storygame(s) Featured 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.
Featured Story 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 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.

Recent Posts

Dark Elves on 9/2/2014 11:25:37 AM
Hey this got saved from the latest Chowhall purge I see. Anyway to answer Swift's question, I didn't really think about it. Like I mentioned in the original post, I was just using dark elves as an example for the purposes of a holocaust story. I guess the "regular elves" could be the English (And obviously the Scottish will be Dwarves as usual) As for the rest: Gnomes- Jews Halflings- Gypsies Fairies- Homosexuals Orcs- Russians Some sort of frog race- French Humans- Americans Of course Art Spielgelmen already did a regular Holocaust story using animals. I think polish people complained they were portrayed as pigs. Lol.
Dark Elves on 9/2/2014 12:10:28 AM
?Well considering this is probably going to get deleted anyway... EndMaster: Basically if you wanted to do a Holocaust type "game", you'd probably be better off avoiding direct history and do it in fantasy setting format. All the Nazis are substituted for dark elves and all the oppressed groups become gnomes, fairies, halflings, etc. Presto, you've got your non-offensive Holocaust game with magic spells. SomeCoG Tranny: No, EndMaster, just no. Replacing something with pointy-eared people isn't going to disguise the fact that you're referencing the holocaust and what it will amount to is appropriation. Also, Nazis = Dark Elves. Really? Because black = evil? EndMaster: Right, I obviously said Dark Elves because I was somehow comparing black people to Nazis. That doesn't even make sense. I'm not really surprised by the accusations though. Anyway I used them because typically not only are they usually villains they're also pretty racist and sadistic in various fantasy stories and they'd be a better substitute as a fantasy "Nazi" than say orcs (Who probably wouldn't bother with the prison camp and just kill everyone on the spot) But what I was mainly referring to the possibility of creating a CYOA about the horrors of a prison camp while attempting to avoid the more sensitive issues of the real world. There have been tons of fantasy and scifi stories which have based certain events on the real world and they are still considered viable forms "entertainment" and not educational. I'm thinking of one example in particular which was a children's cartoon on saturday mornings called Exosquad which pretty much had the Neo-Sapiens rounding humans up and putting them in extermination camps, Nazi style. Wasn't really trying to be educational, it was attempting to be entertaining. Now obviously some people are always going to find the subject matter offensive no matter what skin the tale is wearing and that's their right, but I was coming up with a possible solution of attempting to do such a story if someone really wanted to attempt it.
Are gamers a new social group? on 9/1/2014 9:58:38 PM
If you're talking video games, there really hasn't been some big stigma to playing them at least not within the younger age groups. From the days of the arcades you could find people from all walks of life there. Really the only people that were and still are negative about video games are really old people and religious types going on about them rotting society, etc. Really, you're more likely to get other gamers calling each other names for liking a certain type of game. "You play the Sims? That's for fags you fucking casual!" Now if you're talking about Boardgaming, there's more of a stigma about that then there is video games. They're usually seen as things only children play, but lately boardgames have seen a little bit of a rise in popularity.
Attack on Titan / on the subject of plot twists. on 9/1/2014 6:07:50 PM
Ha ha, yeah that would work for me.
Attack on Titan / on the subject of plot twists. on 9/1/2014 5:33:01 PM
Really don't care about the mystery or twists, I just watch it to see titans eat people and for the theme of humanity being on the brink of extinction. If anything, I'd actually be fine with NO explanation or twists or anything like that and it's just giant monstrosities eating humans for no logical reason at all and the series was just taking place during the last days of humanity's struggle for survival.
A lengthy digression on 9/1/2014 1:49:01 PM
I thought Susan was bi and just had shitty luck when it came to relationships in general rather than an outright lesbian. I know she had a weird love hate relationship with Talia, but I thought they did some convoluted story where she ultimately ended up with Marcus. (they cured him, and cloned her or something, sounded really odd, but apparently it was considered canon) Haven't seen the new doctor who stuff with the lesbian lizard, sounds sort of funny since while I'm sure it's an attempt to be "inclusive" it actually could be seen as offensive since it's saying that lesbians are at their core a bunch of shrill man hating lizard people just like in real life.
Pet Peeves on 9/1/2014 12:20:53 PM
I've kind of never understood the concept of treating one's food handlers like shit just for the hell of it. If someone has the potential to do something horrible to my food, I'm going to be at least be okay with said people even if I'm having a bad day. Same is true for doctors and nurses. If I'm lying in a hospital bed, I don't see it being the wisest thing to do to antagonize those that are possibly holding your life in their hands.
A lengthy digression on 9/1/2014 2:02:55 AM
Oh yeah, I saw that before. Pretty funny stuff. That particular conversation sort of one of those that gets missed anyway or at least I did on the first couple play throughs. You have to have a high science skill and mess around with Gecko's nuclear reactor controls a bit until you unlock the code to contact them. It's usually at a stage in the game where you haven't really run into them yet.
A lengthy digression on 9/1/2014 1:56:07 AM
Found the link to the enclave communications officer conversation (Or one of them) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1rucFa7PE8
A lengthy digression on 9/1/2014 1:53:09 AM
It usually ends like that. Though it's pretty funny if you start questioning him about the President, he gets even more pissed off.