urnam0, The Apprentice Scrivener

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2/28/2024 10:00 AM

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21 wins / 25 losses


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My favorite online CYOA games are The Paradox Factor, Ground Zero, Necromancer, Eternal, and The Devil's Fire.





"I bring ... death! How dare you try and give me life?"


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The Flame

An allegory.


Author's note: the title of this story is actually The Fire, but someone else already created a storygame with that title, so I couldn't give it the title that I wanted. My second choice for the title was The Light, but another person already took that title as well, so, if you don't mind, just pretend that the title of this story is The Fire.

Featured Story Warlords: Strategic Conquest

A story set in medieval China.

Note: Even early on in the game you can lose by making a strategically erroneous choice so choose carefully.

Featured Story Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?


My interpretation of one of my favorite TV shows from childhood: Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? This work is primarily based on the TV game show version rather than the computer game, book, or cartoon versions.

Author's note: Please do not cheat by using the Back button- just remember to Save the game every time you're promoted and Restore if you happen to lose.


P.S. See if you can find all the Easter Eggs!

Recent Posts

Guild Names on 2/7/2024 12:54:47 PM

Cool. If you're going for simple names, then another one for a jewelry guild might be The Ring.

It might be easier to come up with names for them if you conceive of what kinds of guilds they are and types of crimes they commit first.

Guild Names on 2/7/2024 11:20:51 AM

The Syndicate

The Seven Seas (C's)- a (could be water-based, but doesn't have to be) guild with a long reach, with seven leaders all with names starting with C or something

The Numbers- I actually got this idea from a story that I read before but can't remember the name of where a criminal organization was highly secretive and each member was designated by a number only, with the founder numbered 1 and each subsequent member getting the next number, and no one knowing the real names of any other members and always referring to each other by number only

24K- precious metal/jewelry guild consisting of 24 killers or something like that

By the way, what ever happened to that magical fantasy creatures representing emotions thing that you were working on a while ago?

How do I make character stats work? on 1/16/2024 1:27:05 PM

Read the Help & Info articles, you should.

Hey Kids! Comics! on 1/10/2024 8:24:10 AM

My interpretation was that Billy died before the events of this comic and the entire plot was a wishful fantasy from the perspective of the dog. I think that that is more likely to be the intention of the author than that Billy was a ghost visiting his dog because the entire plot of the comic went exactly as how you would expect a loyal dog to want things to go. Possibly Billy was killed by his dad.

Merry Christmas! on 12/20/2023 1:40:44 AM

Very nice.

I Want to Play a Game on 12/13/2023 3:38:01 AM

Honestly, I only originally clicked on the thread because the title made me think that the prize was going to be that you would play a storygame of the winner's choosing (reaching at least a few endings, if not the whole thing). I'm not really that interested in the drawing (though Ford's suggestion is intriguing). You can skip the drawing part if you want, though I'll still gladly accept the 10 points.

If you're up for playing a storygame of my choice as the prize, though, then I'll choose Captured! by tsmpaul, or, if you've played that storygame already, then Arakhan's Vengeance or The Elle Files: Peril at Dandelion Hills.

I did also have a couple more caption ideas after I submitted my first one:


"The real reason why the forum is dead."


"I had no other choice. Hand over the birthday points, now! Or else!"

Any idea is a good idea, probably on 12/11/2023 4:53:05 PM

1. Orson's Game

Honestly, the best title for the story depends on the contents of the story. Maybe change the town's name to something more interesting and make that the title.

2. Amanda- reliable big sister

Charlie- quiet, permanently injured Vietnam war vet with PTSD from time in captivity

Greyson- young crime-fighting vigilante who loves acrobatics

Lewis- uptight guy, close to his best friend Clark

Ollie- laid-back British guy who skateboards

Sara- plain, quiet girl

Names are a terrible substitute for characterization, by the way.

I Want to Play a Game on 12/7/2023 4:00:13 PM

The gun is going to miss to the left of the target, as the shooter is suffering from seasonal allergies.

I Want to Play a Game on 12/7/2023 3:39:28 PM

Not a caption, but I just wanted to say that, at first glance, the picture looked like somebody with a tiny bionic left hand wiping the tears off of the left side of their face (or, alternately, flipping somebody off), before I saw what the rest of the image was of.

Best sentence made from just CYS story titles on 11/28/2023 1:44:52 AM

The best that I've been able to come up with so far is Popping My Cherry The Dark, Smelly, Fatal Prison Save Your Dragon Dusty Fist In the Fields.

I'm sure that someone else can come up with better ones than that (I know that it's not technically a sentence, but you guys get the concept).

Also, is there a CYS Extension for Safari (iPad)?