[project1dev] Re: Scenario 1

  • From: Chris Riccobono <crysalim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 22:20:14 -0700

What about using a shinigami?  It's a japanese interpretation of the
reaper, but he's more or less a god that looks over the souls of the
living and the dead, which would tie in perfectly with Alan's
reincarnation idea (which is so badass)

I like how the choices determine what path you will start on, reminds
me of one of my favorite games, Kingdom Hearts.

On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 1:04 PM, Kent Petersen <kentkmp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have not read your stories I'll check them out.
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 10:55 AM, Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> oh interesting, like the person leading you through was a reflection of
>> the person you were creating?
>> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 8:12 AM, Kent Petersen <kentkmp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> That sounds like a pretty cool character creation process. Will the tone
>>> of the game be more comical? If so I would suggest the crazy ringmaster. If
>>> the tone will be slightly more serious i would go with the old man.
>>> Crazy idea I just had was it would be cool if there could be either
>>> reaper in the void. Maybe it would be random or there could be a first
>>> scenario before you get to the reaper where if your choice is more good or
>>> bad it would reflect in the outcome of who guides you through the doors.
>>> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 7:18 PM, Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> that is neat too :P
>>>> hey we could have the real cyrocade if you wanted to... when you are
>>>> done he gets in his castle and blasts off... maybe the guys carry him 
>>>> around
>>>> on the throne while you are talking to him (and maybe they drop him once or
>>>> something hehe).
>>>> We could query the global var system to see some random choices the
>>>> player made in the missions (like a decision that doesnt matter) and use
>>>> that between scenarios to figure out like, do they drop him while he's
>>>> talking to you, or not
>>>> haha ::shrug::
>>>> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 7:13 PM, <figarus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> Hey alan, what do you think of this...
>>>>> Ok so how about the theme for the place you go through doors is sort of
>>>>> carnival themed with the oldman being a kinda crazed (cyrocadish...)
>>>>> Ringmaster who is like "choose your fate" with a bit of showmanship as you
>>>>> go through the scenarios. I like the idea that he's not really trust 
>>>>> worthy
>>>>> but seems helpful but a little evil
>>>>> Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
>>>>> ________________________________
>>>>> From: Alan Wolfe
>>>>> Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 19:09:13 -0700
>>>>> To: <project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> Subject: [project1dev] Re: Scenario 1
>>>>> lol thatd be rad...
>>>>> "do you want to change your choice?"
>>>>> if you choose yes you get some bonus to luck or anything (under the
>>>>> assumption that you understand odds enough to really have the bonus in 
>>>>> real
>>>>> life lol)
>>>>> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 7:07 PM, <figarus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>> I like all your ideas here... Definitely fleshing out the system
>>>>>> nicely :)
>>>>>> Hey alan, hahaha we could have it like the 3 door goat/prize thing lol
>>>>>> bayes theorem or whatever.
>>>>>> Visually I think this would be really neat too
>>>>>> Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
>>>>>> ________________________________
>>>>>> From: Alan Wolfe
>>>>>> Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 19:01:05 -0700
>>>>>> To: <project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> Subject: [project1dev] Re: Scenario 1
>>>>>> oh and i was trying to tie the stuff you said previously into what i
>>>>>> was picturing in my head, like the 3 total scenarios out of x scenarios
>>>>>> total.
>>>>>> And the scenarios are non random but different each time (assuming you
>>>>>> choose different paths each time), but if thats too obvious, we could 
>>>>>> also
>>>>>> do stuff like whenever you are presented with a choice of 3 scenarios to 
>>>>>> do,
>>>>>> it presents you 3 from the pool of however many you haven't chosen yet, 
>>>>>> and
>>>>>> we can have some kind of a scoring system based on your choices in 
>>>>>> previous
>>>>>> scenarios that would determine which scenarios were available (but it 
>>>>>> didnt
>>>>>> give any indication of which those were to the player).
>>>>>> That would give more efeling of randomness if that's what you like,
>>>>>> while still it being a deterministic process, so if someone followed the
>>>>>> exact right steps they could make the perfect <insert class here>.
>>>>>> shrug, what ya think?
>>>>>> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 6:56 PM, Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> Man that is so bad ass, wow.
>>>>>>> Hey I had an idea for tying the scenarios together tell me what you
>>>>>>> think (and feel free to shoot it down haha)
>>>>>>> Ok so basically you are floating in the void and the reaper is there
>>>>>>> and is judging you or testing you.
>>>>>>> You start out and theres 3 paths to walk lets say (cool looking void
>>>>>>> background... and the reaper is floating there hovering).  each path 
>>>>>>> leads
>>>>>>> to a diff scenario.
>>>>>>> Maybe you have to choose 3 times from 3 diff paths (for a total of 9
>>>>>>> scenarios total but you only do 3 of them?)
>>>>>>> and before you make your choice the reaper kinda primes you with some
>>>>>>> information, or just has some interesting dialog, and afterwords maybe 
>>>>>>> makes
>>>>>>> comments about your choices.
>>>>>>> I'm picturing it like, you start a new gamee:
>>>>>>> You appear in the void and see all this stuff swirling in the
>>>>>>> darkness in the background, a torch or blue fire or something flares up 
>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>> the world / player fades into view and the reaper fades in (alpha 
>>>>>>> blended
>>>>>>> in).
>>>>>>> A text box comes up w/ a portrait of the reaper on the side and he
>>>>>>> says stuff to you, maybe have some stuff like hinting at reincarnation 
>>>>>>> "Not
>>>>>>> everyone learns the lessons they must learn in a single life time, 
>>>>>>> let's see
>>>>>>> how you fare this time around."
>>>>>>> Stuff like that, and when you go from void to scenario or from
>>>>>>> scenario to void it fades down to black/silence and fades up to the new 
>>>>>>> area
>>>>>>> / new area's music w/ the player in the middle of the screen in his 
>>>>>>> weird
>>>>>>> role.
>>>>>>> I dunno, your idea inspired this image in my head so thought i'd
>>>>>>> share :P
>>>>>>> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 6:41 PM, <figarus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>>>> "The kings lament"
>>>>>>>> Player control: the king
>>>>>>>> situation: the king is in his study alone, there are props like a
>>>>>>>> globe, maps, books, chairs, fireplace.  The king is basically trying 
>>>>>>>> to make
>>>>>>>> a decision.  Reading materials involving the decision lie all over the 
>>>>>>>> room
>>>>>>>> and also the king can summon his advisor who will detail the situation 
>>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>>> will also accept his answer.
>>>>>>>> Problem: his council has demanded that magic be banned in the
>>>>>>>> country - they say it is too dangerous and unpredictable.
>>>>>>>> Information: They are afraid of a local sorcerer, Corzin, who has
>>>>>>>> been building a tower near the capital city.  There are documents 
>>>>>>>> giving the
>>>>>>>> pros and cons of magic. Exploring the study will also reveal hints 
>>>>>>>> that the
>>>>>>>> king has minor telekenetic powers and has been studying how to hone his
>>>>>>>> ability.  There are also reports of the benefits of magic as well as 
>>>>>>>> spy
>>>>>>>> reports behind corzins actions.
>>>>>>>> Progression of events:
>>>>>>>> Part 1 the king reads and listens and then makes a decision, sunmons
>>>>>>>> his advisor and gives him an answer (ban magic or not).
>>>>>>>> Part 2 the king retires to his bedroom, the next day he is sitting
>>>>>>>> in his throne room when a group of advisors and military guys rush in 
>>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>>> one of the following happens:
>>>>>>>> A) corzin has refused to obey the law and continues construction,
>>>>>>>> they want permission to arrest him - but offer no crime or reason 
>>>>>>>> other that
>>>>>>>> what sounds like slander, superstition and prejudice
>>>>>>>> B) they demand that you reconsider the law, again offering you
>>>>>>>> superstition as evidence
>>>>>>>> Then the king lays down the law in regards to magic use in the
>>>>>>>> country, as well as whether or not to arrest corzin for breaking the 
>>>>>>>> laws
>>>>>>>> EFFECTS:
>>>>>>>> If you outlaw magic, you have a low rep with mage faction, no magic
>>>>>>>> used in the kings lands without arrest, maybe there are antimagic
>>>>>>>> perks/detractors.
>>>>>>>> If  corzin ends up arrested there is an unfinished tower outside of
>>>>>>>> town you can complete, corzin is a character you can recruit in the 
>>>>>>>> dungeon
>>>>>>>> of the palace.
>>>>>>>> If magic is NOt banned... Corzin has finished the tower and
>>>>>>>> basically rules the kingdom, the castle has become a prison of sorts 
>>>>>>>> where
>>>>>>>> the king sits and plans the resistance.  The king is recruitable as an
>>>>>>>> amateur mage. Mage faction rep is higher.
>>>>>>>> If magic is not banned but corzin is arrested, it is a hybrid where
>>>>>>>> corzin is in jail but magic is allowed. The king is not recruitable, 
>>>>>>>> though
>>>>>>>> and remains in power.
>>>>>>>> Obviously there are a ton of mini decisions and a lot of content
>>>>>>>> writing, but this is just a general outline of one of the potential
>>>>>>>> scenarios
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