RyboiTheLegend, The Wordsmith

Member Since

9/1/2021

Last Activity

11/25/2022 8:31 AM

EXP Points

335

Post Count

31

Storygame Count

1

Duel Stats

48 wins / 47 losses

Order

Marauder

Commendations

92

I like to write. Please enjoy my stuff. Or don't. I'm not your dad.

My username sucks and I'm proud of it.

Trophies Earned

Earning 100 Points

Storygames

Fake It 'Till You Make It

All I had wanted was a place to live. That's it. But now, through my own lies and arrogance, I've found myself in a situation that I surely can't survive.

Everyone thinks I'm the legendary hero of some prophecy, and it's all my fault. Curse my lucky stars. Now I'm at the fortress of Dark Lord Demonix, as the captain of a party of the kingdom's greatest adventurers, and they seriously expect me to lead them to victory. My only chance at survival is to somehow infiltrate the fortress and defeat the Dark Lord.

But that's not possible for an average human like me. It can't be.

I'm gonna die.

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For EndMaster's Prompt Contest 3. Prompt: "This story's protagonist is a con artist running a scheme where they convince people they are the chosen hero from a renowned ancient prophesy. What started as a grab for a few quick bucks is going much better than planned, and attracting a lot of unwanted attention."

There are 25 endings. Can you find them all?


Project Anafabula
unpublished

Two worlds intertwined. Fiction upon metafiction. An intangible ladder. A daisy chain attached to infinity. Three worlds intertwined.

Noboru wakes up in an unfamiliar steel room, provided with one single ally and one single objective: To complete an adventure. One of his own choosing. At least, that's the idea. You will join him on his journey, and guide him through the plethora of trials and tribulations that he will encounter. Whether or not you act as a benevolent master... Well, that's up to you. Ultimately, you are the one in control. Noboru is designed to obey.

But not all are bound by design. Not all are chained to blind obedience. All I can ask is that you both fulfil your purpose as part of the Project.

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Ryboi's note: Okay, so I'm not sure how this got here. This storygame was supposed to be called Dystopian Paradise, and it was about the social effects of widespread technology in a cyberpunk world. But this morning, I found this "Project Anafabula" in its place. I don't even know what anafabula means. Anyway, there's a bit on the first page telling me to publish it, so I have done. Let me know if you can figure out what this is all about.


This is not a storygame.
unpublished

There are no choices here.

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Try not to take this one too seriously. I kinda just got bored after reading this one really linear storygame and decided to vent in the form of some pretentious cryptic mumbo jumbo. Pretty sure everyone feels the urge from time to time.


Recent Posts

Myth and Religion Contest Results on 11/3/2022 5:22:07 PM
Big congrats to Cel! I was rooting for you!

Religion in a millennia on 10/13/2022 7:39:34 AM
All I know is that Judaism is still gonna be going strong. Those guys having been going through constant shit since forever and they're still kicking. Also, some people are gonna worship the machines.

Proof of life on 8/9/2022 1:33:42 PM
I went to Belgium for a couple weeks. It was like France, except if France was nice. Bit by bit I've been working on my next storygame, but I really doubt it'll be done any time soon.

Prompt Contest Results on 7/17/2022 4:17:39 PM
Thanks!

Prompt Contest Results on 7/17/2022 4:05:40 PM
Maybe it's the titles, I suck at those. 'Fake It Till You Make It" isn't particularly eye-catching. Or maybe it's the word count, but In Moonlit Waters is rated, so perhaps it's just me being a newbie. Who knows.

Shit CoGites say on 7/13/2022 2:29:41 PM
If pepperoni is normal pizza, then what is plain margarita? Extra normal?

Prompt Contest Results on 7/13/2022 8:21:41 AM
Congrats to Mystic and MHD, and well done Mystic for securing the win! I'm super happy with my score, too. It's an honour to lead the mid tier. Maybe next time I'll even break into the upper echelon! I'll sure try.

EndMaster's Prompt Contest completed entries on 7/10/2022 4:13:15 AM
I appreciate it! And yeah, it's true that committing yourself to a decently long read (especially by someone you've never read anything from before) is difficult.

EndMaster's Prompt Contest completed entries on 7/8/2022 6:11:03 PM
I suppose I should write my own little reflection thingy, since working on my story has basically been my hobby for the past month or so. Originally, I hadn't planned to involve myself in any contests on this site. However, when I saw prompt 9, I immediately fell in love with the idea. I don't know if any of you have read One Punch Man, but there's a character in it named King who's whole thing is that he's pretending to be a hero, and the gag is that he's so lucky that everyone 100% believes him to be one even though he doesn't really want to be a hero anymore. I love characters like that, and this prompt gave me the opportunity to create one of my own. Since I wanted the focus to be on the protagonist, I made the world a generic fantasy one, since that lends itself well to the idea of a prophecy. I suppose the world being so laughably generic was part of the joke too, since everyone in the story expects the protagonist to be this stereotypical 'Chosen One'. The plan was that I would put him and his party in a bunch of different wacky situations, and each time he would weasel his way out of it by bluffing or cheating or just sheer luck, depending on the player of course. However, I soon became invested in his character, and in those of some of the side characters and even the antagonist, who were all designed to be generic stereotypes. As a result, I tried to develop his character in different directions depending on the different branches. A static gag character is funny, but I think a character who begins as a joke and slowly becomes more sincere and nuanced is more interesting and worthy of a place in a contest such as this one. Speaking of branching, that's always something I've prioritised when reading stories on this site, and it was a goal of mine from the start to write at least 20 endings. I made it to 25, with over 50k words, which took a lot of brainstorming and time investment and stuff. I started working on my story the moment I entered the contest, which really helped. Like I said, working on it became a hobby of mine. I'm a university student, so I'm often writing stuff, and it felt refreshing to take some time off in the evening to write something for fun rather than for work. I know I don't post in the forums much, but seeing everyone else talk about the contest really helped me to stay motivated. Winning was never my goal, but the idea of writing an impressively long story given the time constraints was exciting (darn you, Mystic). I learned a lot about my writing style, too. I'm a bit of a comma maniac sometimes, so when re-reading my story (which actually took days) I put a lot of effort into making sentences more concise and readable. I considered asking someone to proofread my work, since proofreading one's own work isn't always the most reliable, but I decided that it would be a better exercise to learn to look at my own writing without bias. I never really had a full plot planned out, mostly just the overall concept and ideas for separate bits that I had to find a way to weave together. Sometimes I would be walking to the store or something, and I'd write a brilliant paragraph in my head, and then I'd get back home and struggle to remember what I'd mind-written. That's how off-plan most of the story was. A goal of mine for future storygames is definitely to plan out something more cohesive rather than just puking ideas onto a page. Characters, too, I need to learn to write better. Purposefully going for generic characters and then struggling to change them for the more interesting was a bit of a mistake, and hindered the story a bit I think. I'm really enjoying reading through the other entries, and I'd love it if some of you lot gave my story a go too. This contest was great fun to be a part of. I can't wait for whenever the next one rolls around, since I'll inevitably become extremely invested in it once more. I may be a bit of a background character in the CYS scene, but I hope that getting involved in this contest has made me a slightly more prominent member of the community.

EndMaster's Prompt Contest completed entries on 7/6/2022 4:32:52 PM
Damn, I was going for the longest story, but it looks like Mystic blew me out of the water. Of the moonlit variety.