Crapsoft Studios Proudly Presents... Cliche Quest: Episode 1 Now Available! Download: RPGMaker.net | Steam Workshop*RMN link requires VXAce RTP to be installed*Latest Version: V1.02drev3*If you've already downloaded this from RMN, you will need to re-downloadand copy any existing saves to the new game folder.Steam Workshop games will update automatically. THE STORY Dark Lord and his minions are terrorizing Cliche Land in search of the 5 Cliches of Power. With them he can rule the land! For some reason, only you can stop him. Also...he has stolen your nifty hat that you didn't really like anyway. Along the way, you'll probably fall in love with the shy healer who happens to hold some mysterious key to stopping him. There's probably a magic tree involved too somehow. You must thwart Dark Lord's minions, recover the 5 Cliches of Power and defeat Dark Lord himself! ...but first...you have to get out of bed. This all seems so familiar... CHARACTERS Spoiler Just when he thought his days in Actor Slot 1 were done... Ralph stars in Cliche Quest as...The Guy! His motivations? His nifty hat has been stolen by Dark Lord. He doesn't want it back but if he doesn't go on a quest to get it back and save Cliche Land in the process then Dark Lord will never let him go back to sleep. __________________________________ Returning from his stint as the bad guy in every single RTP game ever... it's Dark Lord...as himself! His motivations are simple...to own a nice hat and rule all of Cliche Land. But he can't take over the world without a hero trying to stop him! He forcibly enlists Ralph as his personal nemesis. __________________________________ In no way whatsoever integral to the game's plot at all and completely and totally optional, it's... THE RADISH MONSTER! A sidequest miniboss brimming with cuteness and butt-kicking action. Can you bring yourself to slice and dice his adorable rosy cheeks all for a paltry sidequest? Are you really that heartless?! *Note: Is mentioned in EP1 but doesn't appear until EP2. SLIMES! 7 disgustingly cute kinds of Slime in Episode 1 alone! Not just recolors either! Slimy, Flamy, Pinky, Slime Wizard Rock Slime, Slime King & Slime Dragon. It wouldn't be a RPG without...RATS! Ratty, Rat Dragon, Bratto, Toxi-rat and Rat-at-Arms. Hushed voices tell tales of an evil sorceror who has the power to summon and command rats! RATOMANCER And that's not all...there's more! So much more! ...but my fingers hurt so I'll let you figure it out. FEATURES Not just a "Ha Ha! Look I made a RPG Maker game!" Cliche Quest features a hilarious world of RPG cliches including but not limited to: Enemies that are slightly different colors! Potions of Uselessness! Vendor Trash! A...herring! Dungeons that mysteriously crumble apart after you beat the boss! Innkeepers who are *definitely* NOT vampires! NPCs that are guaranteed to keep you cracking up with witty one-liners that you'll swear you've heard before! A fully working slot machine so Ralph can foster his gambling addiction! A quirky narrator and a snide Save Crystal keep you company throughout your journey! *Clichiary (Unlockable Achievements) 50 classic RPG cliches to uncover as you play! *Fully original and Customized for Cuteness Battlers, hand-pixeled just like in olden times! (Additional custom content is still in development) *The Ultimate Sidequest The most devious sidequest ever imagined! Help various NPCs with banal quests that only you can complete! An optional but major part of the game. *Unlock Quick Travel options as you progress because walking is lame. *A fully mapped gameworld! No cheesy worldmap, where you walk 6 inches to the right and you're suddenly in the next town/castle/dungeon/etc. *Fun puzzles and devious traps! *Made with the player in mind! No unnecessary grinding and farming unless you really want to! The goal of the game isn't to frustrate the player but to keep the laughs per minute high and to just be whimsical and fun. *Episodic Releases: Each episode unlocks a new town, wilderness and dungeon. Every episode expands the game world and includes all the content from previous episodes and also unlocks new content in previously explored areas. *Game Saves are compatible across episodes. Once a new episode is released, copy your game save and previously locked areas will now be open to you! *An actual game manual! *And much, much more as far as you know! SCREENSHOTS! Spoiler CREDITS Credits: Richard Colletta, Crapsoft Studios "We leave the seat up!" http://crapsoftstudios.blogspot.com Additional Scripting/Resources/etc.: *Subject to change* Enemy Status Window by Pacman Window Skin by GameCubic Ralph Faceset edit by Kiriashi ♡Game Testers♡ Carwynd RunandJump DrunkenPenguinWarrior Oxameter Matseb2611 Special Thanks to: The RPGMakerWeb & RPGMaker.net Communities and the Official RPG Maker Steam Chat Group Regulars! And you...if you're playing this game and/or actually reading all this! WHAT YOU CAN DO Play the game and spread the word! Tell me what you think! Report bugs (if you can find any!), give feedback on game balance, ideas, comments, suggestions, and complaints about Pinky are all appreciated! Be the first person to do a Let's Play of it before that other guy who is really popular steals your chance at glory and google ad bux! *If you found a chest that you think shouldn't be there in the Crumbling Arcade...it was left there intentionally. Having trouble with Cliche Quest? You shouldn't be...but if all else fails check out these gameplay tips: GAMEPLAY TIPS: Spoiler Click on as many things as possible. You can find all sorts of free items and other stuff! Don't forget to sell armour, weapons and other items you don't need to make extra CC (cliche coins) to buy better ones. You have to unequip them first. Recipes aren't enabled yet in Episode 1 so sell any ingredients you find for extra CC. There is a log of wood behind your house and another one in the same area by a grove of trees. Pick them up and sell them for a little extra CC. Take note of enemy weaknesses in-game. While one type of enemy may be weak to a certain attack, spell or item an enemy of the same type with higher resistances or defense/magic defense may be less weak to it. Use the Inn for cheap healing after battles. Use small healing items after battles to heal yourself. Use better healing items during battle. Use skills and items! They can make the difference in battle. Timing is key. Stock up on items before you enter the first dungeon. You can leave the dungeon to sell/buy items if you need to. You can use fast travel skills outside of dungeons and dangerous areas. You will encounter enemies randomly in the first two areas. In the dungeon you will encounter random enemies and traps but at specific points. Be careful! There will be a visual cue before you enter a boss room but there may not be for mini-boss encounters! After fighting the mini-boss outside Cliche Town you should go back to town, heal and buy items/equipment before venturing further down the Forest Path. The Blue Guy has high DEF and lower ATK. The Red Guy has high ATK and lower DEF. You may want to focus on killing the Red Guy first. At some point during the Crumbling Dungeon you may want to make a quick trip back to Forest Junction and talk to the Merchant to buy/sell items. You won't re-trigger enemy encounters that you've already fought so it's fairly safe to leave the Dungeon. You should go see the merchant in Forest Junction before boss battles if you need extra items. Shrug it Off can be used outside of battle if you have enough SP saved up! Shrug it Off doesn't help much when you're about to die but it can be useful otherwise during a battle if timed properly. If you're fighting weaker or defensive enemies you can take the opportunity to heal. Useful Items: Forest Frost: Raises your DEF for 3 turns and is an overall useful item. Stim Shake: Restores 50% of your SP. Fire is effective against living and undead creatures alike however it relies on your Magic Attack (MAT) stat. It is partially effective against Rat type enemies. Since Ralph is a Warrior, this may not be a particular effective item for him though. You will unlock magic users in Dock Town during Episode 2. Ice is very effective against Slime and Jelly type enemies so you may want to stock up on a little Icewater and save your Breathmints for boss battles. Be careful though, some slimes have higher MDEF than others like Slime Wizard and Pinky. Pinky can also raise its party's MDEF as well with its Wiggle skill, making Ice attacks less effective. At level 3 you earn the skill Punchkick. It deals a double attack with a chance to Crit. Make it your friend! Save often and carefully. You can't undo a bad save. You will encounter save points in the game as visual cues and that may also provide storyline information but you can save at any time during the game. You may want save from room to room in the dungeon. I don't want to give everything away but you may encounter some nasty stuff in there. You can use multiple save files if you need to. There are two kinds of Plot Devices, a locked Plot Device and a normal Plot Device. Locked Plot Devices require a Plot Key to open. Normal Plot Devices must be lowered by solving a puzzle, defeating an enemy or doing something else. The Switch Room in the Crumbling Dungeon is a bonus room. You only get one chance to solve the Switch Puzzle. Not completing it won't prevent you from progressing through the rest of the dungeon nor will you miss out on any vital plot points/items/etc. It's possibly to complete a Heart Container in Episode 1, if you have a Herring and if you are also really lucky in the Crumbling Arcade but don't count on it. If you sold your Herring you can get another in Dock Town in Episode 2. Boss Fights: Slime Wizards have a healing spell and will cast them when a Boss's health becomes low. Icewater, Breathmints and Punchkick are effective against them. Stimshakes and Forest Frost both come in handy during Boss Fights. Talk to the save cyrstal before the last boss fight. You will learn a new skill critical to defeating the final boss! The final boss has a deadly condition attack which he may use when he's close to dying. Be careful! A Pirelli's Miracle Cure will restore your senses. You'll find a chest full of coins in the Crumbling Arcade, that seems like it was left there by accident. Enjoy! You can see the achievements (cliches) you've unlocked in-game by accessing the Clichiary under Items-Quest Items. COMING IN EPISODE 2: Support for saves from Episode 1. Simply copy your save to the new game folder and continue playing. Episode 2 expands the already existing game world and includes all previous content from Episode 1. Dock Town, Coral Shores and a watery dungeon...like maybe that level in Battletoads everyone hates! (or not) Crafting! Finally a use for all those ingredients you already sold! Don't go alone! Add new members to your party! A ninja! The Ultimate Sidequest Continues...and...the Radish Monster appears!