EndMaster, The Journeyman Scrivener

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6/1/2007

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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

A game where you are the chosen mortal of the gods on 11/22/2014 2:54:43 PM
Well, the idea's been done before, but its not like that means you can't still do it and it won't be enjoyable or even better as long as its written well.
Boo! on 11/22/2014 2:46:17 PM
Personally whenever I visualize these three for any story I'm creating it's usually as follows: Ogres I see as being in that 7-9 foot range. They have a few vaguely human features, but they're much more massive in both muscles and fat. I tend to see them as being tribal, aggressive, and generally stupider than humans. However, out of the three I also see them as being the most likely to become "civilized" under certain circumstances and are able to work as guards, mercs, or any other job that doesn't require too much thinking and lots of potential for violence. Trolls I don't see as being much bigger than ogres, but they have a leaner appearance and are a lot more agile whereas ogres are slower and much fatter. I also see trolls as being more vicious and animalistic and the least "human looking" of the three. (And I always like the idea of them being able to regenerate) Giants I see as being 10 feet or taller and their appearance can vary depending on the sort of giant I'm using for the story. Usually I just make them "Bigger ogres" that are more solitary and even less likely to be friendly towards humans. (Or anyone really)
A game where you are the chosen mortal of the gods on 11/22/2014 11:38:06 AM
What about your Atom Age story it looks like you're already working on?
Boo! on 11/22/2014 10:33:05 AM
I'm reminded of a saying in an old book I once read: A giant will eat a troll. A troll will eat a giant. A troll will eat an ogre. An ogre will eat a troll. A giant will eat an ogre. An ogre will NOT eat a giant. All will eat humans gladly. Not really true of course since an ogre will most certainly eat a giant if given the chance, but it was more of a generalization on the raw strength and size advantage that a giant has over an ogre in a one on one fight which would normally prevent an ogre from getting the best of a giant (and then eating him).
The Inquisition has claimed me for a short while. on 11/21/2014 10:03:24 PM
Basically she makes a lot of blunt comments in the beginning of the quest with Aveline and I think by the end she says something to the dude like "Oh for Maker's sake, she really wants you, just take her and bend her over that rock already." As one dimensional as Izzy was as a character, she was sort of funny.
A simple, straight-forward question... on 11/21/2014 9:08:11 PM
I would assume its because they can do what normal people can't and its a form of escapism just like any other type of overpowered character. A better question is why the hell after they all decide to become heroes they also decide to wear spandex. (Yeah, yeah, I know. It's easier to fight in. Still sort of silly looking though)
The Inquisition has claimed me for a short while. on 11/21/2014 8:57:52 PM
I think besides Morrigan, my next favorite follower was Sten. Used to travel with those two and Shale all the time. I probably would've used Oghren more, but you don't really get him until late. Used him all the time in Awakenings though. Anders I didn't mind in Awakenings, but he just got too broody in Dragon Age 2, Fenris I liked even less. Reminded me too much of an anime character. The problem with Izzy is they basically made her the "I REALLY LIKE SEX" girl and that was about all there was of her. Aveline just sort of had a dull personality, but I suppose she wasn't really annoying. Still, one of the funniest side quests is when you bring Isabella along with you when you're trying to hook up Aveline with some guy.
The Inquisition has claimed me for a short while. on 11/21/2014 7:09:35 PM
I thought the first one worked just fine on console. The ongoing lazy reusing of the maps in the second game was really lame. The story to me was rather meh. I really just don't care about the mage/Templar conflict because it isn't very interesting to me. The most interesting part of the story was the stuff involving the Quanari. After they were gone it was back to the boring old mage/Templar stuff again. Don't get me started on the followers. I think the only tolerable ones were the dwarf and Hawke's sister who you don't even get to use all the way through and I had to drag broody spirit possessed whiner around instead as a mage (And the elf girl is even worse) Hell, I would've even taken Alister and Lianna over most of them (Who was supposed to be fucking dead based on what I ended up doing to her. Lol). Didn't particularly care for Hawke himself, but that might've been because his voice actor sounded annoying.
Eternal: The Eternalborn Expansion is released! on 11/21/2014 3:27:04 PM
"hope there's a way to turn the barmaids into prostitutes, especially the youngest one" Damn. It's optimistic comments like these that sometimes make me feel like I'm not living up to some sort of reputation when I don't add in stuff like that. (Actually I think I planned something like that in an earlier outline, but I ended up shortening Innkeeper for contest constraints) Don't worry, I'm doubling down on the offensive content in the new story, I swear.
The vanishing pictures... on 11/21/2014 2:04:08 PM
Glad to see your hatred for Hexagon guy and Mr. Pears is still burning as brightly as ever.