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  1. Failivrin

    FREE access to my writing workshop!

    Hi everyone! It's been a while since my last post. Besides chatting about game development generally, I like to help game makers write better stories. (I also have this old thread of text resources
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    Gameify my class

    In real life I teach at a university. For several years, I've been interested in "gameification," which basically means planning a class the way you design a video game. Gameification can seriously boost students' engagement and accelerate their mastery of a subject... according to a small...
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    Party leader check in conditional branch

    The default "Conditional Branch" can check different parameters for party members, but it does not check who the party leader is. I am looking for a plugin that would create different conditional branches depending on which actor is the party leader. Example of usage: Therese rescues an old...
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    Monster Size Chart

    I have been commissioning artists to create monster and character sprites. Sometimes there is confusion about size requirements, so I created the Monster Size Chart for easy reference. Now I can tell my artists, "Make it Large" or "Make it Normal," and they will know what I mean. Credits...
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    Forms of Fantasy: Back to Roots

    In the scale of human story-telling, novels and video games are recent developments. This particular article will not cover contemporary genres like high fantasy, urban fantasy, or paranormal. Instead we will be exploring the oldest forms of fantasy, which form a bedrock for all other genres...
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    Real-life skills you learned from games?

    Every game improves cognitive skills, like coordination, reflexes, memory and judgement--but what about something more advanced? Have video games ever taught you technical skills? What about social skills, creative skills, or athletic skills? Here are two examples from my personal gaming...
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    Weapon/Armor Alternatives

    Weapons, Armor and even Items are human tools... but what if the heroes aren't human? I am looking for simple ways to allow players to customize their stats without the use of traditional weapons and armor. It could be a long-term system like Pokemon "Natures" which change the balance of stat...
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    Optimizing gameplay for mobile

    My current project will take over a year to complete, by which time technology will have changed--so this post isn't for discussing technical details of deployment. Instead I'm hoping to collect tips for optimizing game mechanics and design. Example... I've heard that maps in a mobile game...
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    Balancing 1-4 characters in battle

    Been brainstorming battle mechanics, and I've got an interesting dilemma. MV's default settings support four characters in battle. That's classic, and I don't see any reason to change it. But because of the way my game's narrative develops, characters will often have to fight solo or in pairs...
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    Failivrin's Freesources

    Say you're a fenomenal picksel artist but you can’t even spell it correctly. Did you ever wish there was an RTP for writing? There are resources and discussions to help writers, but nothing like the simplicity of downloading characters, tilesets and music tracks. Writing is my strong suit, and...
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    Attachments in Conversations

    This is probably a stupid question, but I haven't been able to figure out how to upload files from my PC during PM conversations. Am I missing something?
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    Who's who in your fantasy world?

    Ever get tired of meeting the same old people in every town? There's always a king, some knights, maybe a priest, weapons merchant, items merchant, an innkeeper, and a bartender. Of course any real city provides far more services and occupations! I would like to share an excellent article by...
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    Send in the Clowns!

    Hello community! I am hoping to include a clown/jester character in my upcoming game.  This would be a playable character, which presents a problem!  I've dug up several TV walking sprites, but I can't find any SV battle sprites or character generator parts.  Maybe I'm looking in the wrong...

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