EndMaster, The Expert Scrivener

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6/1/2007

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8/25/2016 5:48 PM

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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 4688 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.

Articles Written

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A guide from EndMaster on writing about mature topics.

Recent Posts

Eternal Discussion on 8/25/2016 12:01:46 AM
Shadow path was almost one of those I was thinking about cutting out since originally “Die” was going to be exactly that! However, I ultimately decided that it probably would be interesting to see an opposing side to the Empire. One path that did get cut short was where you remain a shadow, but stay loyal to the Emperor. I kept going back and forth on whether or not to do a whole path on that and while it might have set up something interesting too I decided that there was no way the Empire was going to let one shadow live even one that helped them since they were pretty dedicated to eliminating them by that point. Also I kept playing it out in my head and it felt like it would have just been similar to one of the warrior paths except in shadow clothing. Still, I liked the whole idea of the protagonist becoming the “last shadow” so I just explored that in the last chapter leading to the Eternal Survivor epilogue.
Eternal Discussion on 8/24/2016 2:27:24 PM
Yes to both of those.
Eternal Discussion on 8/24/2016 1:59:14 PM
1. Yes. 2. For Beg, Eternal Couple. For Die, Eternal Survivor. 3. Eternal Savior.
Eternal Discussion on 8/24/2016 12:09:53 PM
As I said, you can find out in a different story.
Guerilla storygame interest on 8/24/2016 10:43:25 AM
He could always add a Planet of the Apes fanfic path where the evolved apes are using hit and run tactics to take down the remnants of the much stronger human strongholds.
Interesting comments on 8/23/2016 9:41:31 PM
Whew, getting slammed by the story comments lately! Here’s the best recent gem though. This story can only have been created by a sick, twisted mind. I nearly feel pity for whoever wastes time to create such a sick piece of writing. Get a life man. -- Endmaster is a psycho on 8/23/2016 3:41:16 PM
Is there a name for this? on 8/23/2016 10:53:52 AM
Word play.
Meat and Eggs on 8/23/2016 9:46:45 AM
I swear, I remember a rant from an episode of MASH where Colonel Potter almost made the exact same point you did about cows and horses. “You ever seen a cow? They’re dumb and ugly, you’re doing them a favor by putting them out of their misery! But horses are noble beasts! People shouldn’t be making pork chops outta them!”
Meat and Eggs on 8/22/2016 11:37:00 PM
Actually when I was looking up some stuff about vegetarianism and insects, I stumbled on some forum where some guy was saying he ate insects as part of his diet and the rest of the vegetarians went ape shit on him, saying he wasn't a true vegetarian and was giving the rest of them a bad name and making the term meaningless if he was going to go eat insects. So apparently in certain circles of vegetarianism, even if you're a bug eater, you're still a monster.
No Man’s Sky on 8/21/2016 11:45:35 PM
Still sounds like a complex version of the Indy survival game "Out There." In that game, you're completely alone and you're trying to reach a specific part of the map. You have to keep mining different planets for resources to survive. You can encounter different aliens and get stuff from them. There is the occasional space port you can dock at, different ships you can get, upgrade your tech and black holes that will lead to short cuts to your destination. The main differences sound like Out There has more choices, has multiple endings and is a hell of a lot cheaper. (And despite the lack of environmental robot fanatics, it's still harder to survive)