An RPG Maker eZine: "Advanced RPG Maker"

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  1. Amy Pond

    Amy Pond Veteran Veteran

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    Haha, yeah, issue 7 will be here eventually... I am a manic depressive so i go through insane creativity spurts followed by crushing lows and then I find it hard to get going again.


    I actually plan on leaving my job soon to work on my game making full time. If and when I do that, I will be making it part of my self-employed job to work on Advanced RPG Maker. If I don't, I'll have to fire myself. It's time I took my game making more seriously I think.
     
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  2. JoePie

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    Maybe make it a 1$ Ezine? I know there's thousands of game maker out there watching this magazine. $1 is not really much for burden. Plus it could help speeding Afar developing (This is important XD) Good suggestion ain't it  :guffaw:
     
  3. Amy Pond

    Amy Pond Veteran Veteran

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    Well, I said I'd do it, and I did, sort of. I have left my job and taken instead an evening job - much reduced hours and even greater reduced responsibility.


    I've done this so that I can work on my game as a proper career, I can fit in five hours of game development in the morning. But as part of this "job" I will also endeavor to publish one eZine per month, and as I said before, if I don't I'm "not doing my job".


    Any help anyone can provide would be appreciated, but it will definitely happen. I am just waiting for somebody to fill my position at work so I can drop down. That might be a while as so far not a single person has applied for my old job in two weeks.


    But yeah, sorry for the lack of eZines, it shall be rectified, soon.
     
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  4. Marquise*

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    o_O  Hope you get some job accomplished.  Please don't quit!
     
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    1$ per magazine is not the best way to go, but you should definitely start a Patreon for your magazine! It's a perfect project for a Patreon imo.
     
  6. Nirwanda

    Nirwanda Procrastimancer Veteran

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    Such a bold move. Good luck, Amy!
     
  7. Hellpug

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    This ezine has certainly come a long way! Good work!

    I agree, a patreon would definitely help this. Although paying a buck an issue isn't really.....an issue for me. Hurhur.
     
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  8. Crispy-Ghee

    Crispy-Ghee The Crispy One Veteran

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    Excellent resource and some nice reads in these issues! Good job, I'm definitely going to keep an eye on this; thanks for putting the time in. 
     
  9. Amy Pond

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    Hello! I realise it has nearly been fully two years since issue 6.

    Since progress has stalled on Afar and I don't seem to be able to deliver an MMORPG, I wanted to try and pass my knowledge on to somebody else in the hopes they can continue my work in their own project.

    I didn't know the best way to deliver that. I didn't want to make a plugin because I need people to understand what they're doing rather than pick it up like Netplay of old. So what I've done is made an eZine Special, explaining what I did and how I did it.

    I'm not sure how useful this will be!

    But presenting, Advanced RPG Maker Issue 7.

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    PDF: http://afar.ws/ezines/ARPGM/issue7.pdf
    PNG: http://afar.ws/ezines/ARPGM/issue7png.png


    For the six back issues see here: http://www.hbgames.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=320

    Or www.aRPGMaker.com

    And for the 25 issues of HBGames.org the eZine see here: http://www.hbgames.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=202
     
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  10. Canini

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    It is great that rather than letting the project die you decided to share to to someone that may continue. This reminds me a lot of a Garry´s mod/SFM fanzine that was very popular over at Facepunch studios some years ago. I took a look at some of the back issues and they are very well written!
     
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    Great magazine! Can you do a magazine/tutorial on basic php read/write text files in rpg maker mv? Thanks!

    edit: i would throw a few bucks down for this magazine, so i think you should do a patreon!
     

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