Shane_Summer, The Wordsmith

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8/24/2019 11:56 AM

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-Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone's lifestyle, then you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they do. Both are nonsense. You don't have to compromise convictions to be compassionate. ~Phil Robertson

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Swearing on 9/2/2018 10:23:41 AM

Points are used to indicate how active a member is in writing, posting etc.

Forum Search Bug on 8/30/2018 9:17:15 AM

While using the search function for the forums I noticed this strange line of text:

Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a000d'

Type mismatch: 'Continue'

/forums/search.asp, line 90

Searching something then scrolling all the way to the bottom shows the text above.

Star Wars Ideas on 8/25/2018 2:17:14 PM

Read.   Reading good stuff across a variety of genres can help you come up with original ideas. Reading can also give you an idea about building stories.

Red Elk I (an interactive story) on 8/16/2018 12:06:20 PM


Dead-end link in article on 7/11/2018 7:15:05 AM

@Mizal, there is another dead-end link in an article, Introduction To Grammar:


Go to the bottom, (As usual) and you will find this:

Stick to the same tense and point of view

Most writers write in past tense or present tense. You might find present tense easier to use. 

Most writers write in first person or third person point of view, but on this site especially you may use second person point of view. Read this article for more information:

Whatever tense or point of view you choose, stay consistent. Don't write "I wake up one morning and ate breakfast." 

One of the best ways to really understand the English language is to read books. Reading up on grammar helps, but you will gain a knack for the structure of the English language if you consistently read great literature. Plus, reading is the best way to learn how to spell and expand your vocabulary. 

Keep an eye out for the errors mentioned here so that your writing is understandable and polished. 


The link at that block of text leads to nowhere:

Edit: Hmmm.. It seems that the link used to lead to an article, How To Used Perspective by TacocaT

CYOA Game: Naruto! (with art) on 7/10/2018 11:21:54 PM

Teleport away

Edit: Seriously?? Just posted this BEFORE those posts (both of them) above me showed up.

Thank you for the lag !

DotA2 on 7/10/2018 11:18:05 PM

No, never heard of it.

New Article: The Different Sub-Genres of Horror on 7/10/2018 8:45:19 AM

@mizal , since you are an admin, can you update this article if you have the time?

Go to the bottom and you'll see this:


Further Resources

Hopefully this has been enough to give you a basic idea of what scripting is all about. We've only touched on a small amount of what's possible with scripting, so once you're comfortable with these basics, feel free to look at these other articles:

  • Intermediate Scripting - [coming soon] Building off of the knowledge learned in The Basic of Scripting, this article introduces the concept of Destination Testing & Setting, Random Numbers, and Inventory Manipulation.
  • Random Encounters/Events: A Scripting Scenario - [coming soon]
  • Various Scripting Scenarios - [coming soon]
  • Advanced Scripting - [coming soon]  Builds off of Intermediate, covers everything else, including setting Link Text, Page Text, etc, and offers some advanced ideas and techniques.
  • Scripting Reference Guide - [coming soon]  A boring Reference Guide designed for experts to use as a reference to the Scripting Code language

RSS Feed to all categories on 7/9/2018 10:56:04 PM

Can you add a RSS feed to the other storygame categories since it's ANNOYING to not be able to access the storygames when I want to read something...

Hooray for three broken storygame links! on 7/9/2018 12:28:31 PM

It seems like there could be a event called The Breakdown, where all storygame catergory links are broken...