hetero_malk, The Grandmaster of the Written Word
"In normal times a mad man like Malk would have been hanged for his crimes. However in this time of darkness mad men can reach positions of great power" - EndMaster
Go review my game http://chooseyourstory.com/story/winter,-after-the-harvest
Alternatively, go read my short stories http://chooseyourstory.com/forums/creative-corner/message/26566
If you want a short game, play this http://chooseyourstory.com/story/cybermonkey
A list of my achievements:
Achievement Unlocked: Questionable Parentage (10)
Achievement Unlocked: Not Mine (-10)
Achievement Unlocked: Uganda’s Most Wanted (60)
Achievement Unlocked: Begging For The Abyss (-300)
Achievement Unlocked: Lord of the Edge (200)
Son of King Lugalbanda, who became a god,
and of the goddess Ninsun.
A short, silly, high-octane ride through a cyberpunk future where your bullets are few, your friends are fewer, and the long tentacles of the law are slithering up your pant legs.
I am aware that technically, writing a sentence in all capital letters is gramatically incorrect. I did this on purpose, several times, for stylistic effect. If you point this out in the reviews, a team of hit-apes will kick in your door.
Winner of EndMaster's 2020-2021 Grimdark Contest!
Take the role of Lord Winter, an aspiring sorcerer and the scion of a noble line that has fallen into obscurity.
Contains scenes of intense gore, brutality, and sexual violence.
Cover art by the talented MadHattersDaughter.
"Death is struck and nature quaking;
All creation is awaking,
To its Judge an answer making.
Lo, the book, exactly worded,
Wherein all hath been recorded;
Thence shall judgment be awarded.
When the Judge His seat attaineth,
And each hidden deed arraigneth,
Nothing unavenged remaineth."
-- Dies Irae
Ultimately, the fate of life is to destroy itself.
this is so fucking stupid
Recent PostsComics!! on 1/26/2023 9:32:40 PM
The 1942 assassination of Reinhard Heydrich
2023 resolutions on 1/8/2023 3:44:49 PM
Your haunches will hang from a hook in an open-air meat market before you can even memorize the most rudimentary Confucian axioms. Fucking stupid disgusting lard ass.
2023 resolutions on 1/8/2023 2:34:28 PM
Maybe if you weren't such a fat little ingrate, your family would be more amenable to doing you a favour?
2023 resolutions on 1/2/2023 12:35:11 PM
I want to go up a grade bouldering and publish three storygames
EndMaster's Prompt Contest 2 on 1/1/2023 11:53:33 PM
So what HAVE I been missing? on 12/29/2022 10:32:16 PM
I don't mean to toot my own horn (I do), but I did win a contest with a post apocalyptic / dark fantasy thing I wrote. I respect that it might not be your thing, though. https://chooseyourstory.com/story/winter,-after-the-harvest
Everything that ninjapitka has written is worth your time.
Edithe Zilonis and Biscuits and Ghosts by MHD are both great,
Sci fi weapon idea begging on 12/28/2022 3:45:40 PM
That reminds me that The Expanse is the only sci-fi I've seen on TV that actually accounts for that. Their equivalent of MAD is that Earth and Mars both have the technology to push an asteroid into each other's gravity well easily and wipe out the entire planet.
Sci fi weapon idea begging on 12/26/2022 11:51:56 PM
I mean you could probably start by wondering about your alien race's relationship to their tools and weapons are. On Earth, it used to be common for people to have their weapons named and personalized as a way to demonstrate status - do they do the same? Do the aliens have similar or completely different notions of property and status that we do? Does an alien get his first plasma blade from his father after he's completed thirteen solar rotations and is eligible for the mating cycle? You might also ask who builds them, and why. Of course, all of this is only if you're interested in that kind of "sociological" world building - it's totally fine for an alien to be wielding a Plasma Fucker because it's cool and the bad guys need weapons to distinguish them from the goodies.
I think though that truly iconic weapons tend to be strongly rooted in place and setting. The lightsaber is like an archetypal example of that; it's a cool visual element but it is also symbolic of the character's development within the story as like a milestone of their progression. Also, a weapon can tell you about the attitudes and norms that are typical of the wielders - remember how cavalier they were with nuclear weapons in Starship Troopers?
Further, you could think about who gets the heavy firepower and who does not. At the end of Disco Elysium, the two protagonists have to face down a gang of private corporate mercenaries who are armed with anti-tank weapons and space age body armour. The protagonists are under-funded police officers with flintlock pistols. Without drawing explicit attention to it, the narrative demonstrates what kind of society these characters are living in.
Also, I love the idea of living ammunition, you should add a gun that fires an armoured egg that dissolves in the target and releases a swarm of parasites that devours them from within.
Christmas 2022 on 12/25/2022 6:35:31 PM
I really had to shell out for this one, but I hope you guys like the official Yeezy Christmas ornament I bought for you.
Should CYS become a business? on 12/25/2022 5:01:50 PM
^^ hasn't read a CYS game without having their arm twisted in years