First of all, I hope I'm posting this in the right thread. If not, feel free to remove it. I apologize in advance if this was posted in the wrong place. I'm a fan of the Pokemon anime and game series and got RPG Maker for the express purpose of using it along with a set of scripts and graphics folders designed for RMXP called Pokemon Essentials. Well, that was before Nintendo issued a "cease and desist" to the fan wiki that was helping interested fans create games. Everything's fine now. There's still a wiki, a place to download the software (I think), and a couple of forums to discuss fan games, but... ...that doesn't make it all any better for people like me who would rather not have years of their hard work shut down, so I decided just to make my own generic JRPG monster catching game; there are several, and they're all very similar to each other. Pokemon, thankfully, isn't the only one in the genre. (Without the scripts that came with PKMNE, though, I'm not sure I can do that, and I don't want to use PKMNE, because the people who developed it have designated it only for fan games, and it's against the rules to use any part of their source code for commercial purposes. That leaves me having to code in the monster catching mechanics and such from scratch, but maybe that's another topic for another day. ) _______ Before I do all of that, though, I think I need a good story line for my game to follow. I've decided to try to make a basic dungeon crawler with a monster catching element, but I'm having trouble thinking of anything I can really use in my game. Here's the game story I came up with so far: An exterminator tries to extract a wasp nest, gets bitten, has an allergic reaction, and blacks out. He awakens to a strange land where the citizens are being terrorized by some monster. The story then follows the formula of a basic dungeon crawler, the man agreeing to investigate, finding the strange monster, and defeating it. After the man defeats the monster, though, he blacks out again, hears buzzing, feels a searing pain, and dizzily listens to the voice of the wasp who bit him tell him what a hypocrite he was for helping those people, as he has a flashback about the bugs he killed... That's all I have so far. Does anyone have any suggestions? I wanted to incorporate a monster catching system (really, different bugs made to look like monsters in this guy's delirious state). I also wanted to have a twist ending where the guy finds out that the "ferry" or whoever has been helping him this whole time is actually the wasp that bit him. As you can probably see, I'm not familiar with dungeon crawlers. I don't understand skills, weapons, etc.