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Last thread >>26005201
nth for Urban Survival is the Evangelion of CYOA
Anyway, has there been any quests that have pulled off killing a Party Member or NPC that was sad instead of being frustrating? The only one I can think of is that moment in Aura Quest towards the beginning.
Time for more rooty tooty point and shooty
I'd like to see a quest where we become a necromancer in order to over throw certain higher powers in charge
I'd love to see a lichpony quest.
Here goes some shitty playtesting for an hour or 2. Sorry for my shitty phone cam
>You are a tiny pony
>A very tiny pony
>And right now you are standing on top of your housemates table
>Next to the house key that your friend forgot while leaving the house
>You decided to bring it to her, she said to be off to the market
>What will tiny pony do?
Use the key as a wedge to open the drawer
This, as a DM, I find it best to only come up with a rough outline and fill it in as you go along. The only part of my quest I really worked out prior to running was the back story, and even then I made some changes as the quest went along. It takes a lot of care to do something complex, which is why silly quests may be best suited for it.
I agree with you, but the usage of the present tense combined with the choice of "perfect" as the adjective makes me worry that you're trying to start a new "JAD is perfect".
But yes, DFU was quite enjoyable.
I'd prefer something that was more structured that a whole improvised thing.
Something with a goal that needs to be reached but doesn't necessarily rail road us to that path.
Allowing for exploration and hijinks with NPC's or side quests
>"Hey Anon! Did you want to go to the reef today?"
Urban Survival: >>25996685
Ground Zero: >>26017454
Across the Ocean: >>25985422
Levering the drawer open with a key seems like a good idea. Seconded.
I'm fine with goals, but I like them to be really general.
No thank you, but I wish you the best of luck back at your club.
Is your cutie mark a pony standing on its hindlegs cumming?
Hey now. Reacting that way to the works of secret club only encourages them. If or when she is in a CYOA you can critique her all you want, but until then just ignore her.
now we just need to find a good QM to take it up. maybe have a poll to see who would be best for it?
i'm just the guy who came up with the idea.
I thought you were volunteering. That's a shame. Any experienced or first time QMs want to take a shot at this? We can do it here, since the pony and key quest seems to have died out after only one post.
>Fortunately, the key already has a small string attached to it, making it relatively easy to secure it around your neck
>The key is kinda heavy for a tiny Pony like you and might impair your movement
>Tiny Pony walks back to the edge of the table
>There is unfortunately no drawer around which could be opened using the key
>But still, you are kind of happy that you know about levers
>You are a very clever Pony, you think to yourself
>As you peak down the edge of the table, you are certain a jump down there would result in you being hurt badly
>How would you accomplish your mission if you're hurt or worse?
>Luckily, a clever Pony like you doesn't simply jump down
>But what does a clever pony do?
>Tiny pony needs to get down from this table
>And since tiny pony is clever, tiny pony's first thing is to try and think of a plan
>Using some kind of parachute to fly off the table carefully sounds like a neat idea
>But also quite dangerous. Would a napkin or a piece of paper suffice to safely get down?
>Also, there currently is no napkin on the table, tiny pony's friend usually only puts them down for dinner
>Tiny pony could also shimmy down the table leg, but getting there is not easy as well
>Also, there's the danger of getting a splinter, the table legs are rough
>On the other side of the table is a chair, which tiny pony can try to hop down on. It might be safe enough to land since there is a pillow on the chair
Also, after landing we should shove the pillow onto the floor so we can use it twice.
>Tiny Pony is taking the leap of faith
>Adrenaline is pumping as the air wooshes past Tiny Pony
>Seconds feel like an eternity to the tiny, flying pony
>Is the pony's life just flashing in front of it's eyes right now?
>Tiny Pony does not feel like determining it's gender right now. There are more pressing matters at hand
>You attempt a sick roll midair in hopes to lessen the impact force
>You fail to protect your snootle
>And hit the pillow face first
>Even though it was a comparably soft landing, it still stung a bit when you hit the pillow
>Luckily, you don't seem to have hurt much else and your body seems functional
>apart from the occasional drip of crimson red coming from your noise
>Now that you are on the pillow, how do you continue?
>You consider yourself to be a strong tiny pony
>But even strong ponies like you can have their moments
>Your snout does hurt and you soon see yourself crying a river
>Actually no, it's just a few tears, but still
>You cry for a bit while laying down on the comfy pillow
Last one for tonight, I hope you enjoyed tiny pony adventure
so far. If you want, I'll come back to it tomorrow night
No, fuck that shit. That would fucking kill me. When this thread dies I'm leaving CYOA forever and I won't be back until tomorrow at the very earliest. Maybe a bit sooner if Necroquest starts up. I don't know. Fuck it. I hate you all.
No, fuck that shit. That would fucking kill me. When this thread dies I'm leaving CYOA forever and I won't be back until tomorrow at the very earliest. Maybe a bit sooner if anon stops beong such a faggot I don't know. Fuck it. I hate you all.
What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.
>tfw did this with my first quest
Good times. I shall never be redeemed.
You miserable longeared slack assed motherfucker with a cunt for a mouth, if only you could suck my ass while licking my balls then you would be considered to be half fucking human, but then again you are only the biggest cock sucker in the world with shit for brains and your fat ass is so open from being corned holed that you cannot even see your nose that is so far up the bosses ass that you need to be ejected before he takes a shit you lying no good cheating bastard with shit for brains take a long flying fuck off your ugly bitches pockmarked face while you suck eggs through a straw
I'm not sure.
I'm trying to draw the OP pic, since I feel like I should make a new one for each thread. I got frustrated with my incompetence though, so that's on hold. I usually just color a decent artist's work and use that, this is the first time I've drawn on my tablet in months.
I've also been busy with IRL stuff. I kinda hoped FrankenAnon or one of the other QM's might come back and run for a while, but I obviously have no input on what they do. At the latest I should be ready by this weekend, but I cannot promise anything.
so, I have this cyoa-related problem and I hope you could help me with it:
around this time last year, I bought a package of rice wafers, natural flavor. it's been sitting in the back of my pantry ever since and I didn't open it. I like the taste of them, but I was keeping them there in case I ran out of stuff to eat one day, so I'd have them. they expired in july 2015, but as I said, I didn't open the package and they still look pretty good from the outside. but now I'm conflicted. I kinda wanna eat them before they go bad, but I'm scared to open them and find out they're spoiled, but I also don't wanna waste them by opening them while I still have other options. they go well with low-fat curd cheese and some salt, pepper and herbs.
He was on his phone while the dentist was working on him? Is that allowed? Is his dentist a pony, cause I wouldn't mind having a dentist pony putting something of hers in my mouth.
Nobody is trying to keep secret club a secret. Nobody thinks it is fight club. Nobody.
We just don't want to talk about it because it has nothing to do with cyoas. We don't discuss anonfilly in equestria here for the same reason.
I gotta admit, having a package of rice wafers in a quantum superposition in my pantry is kinda comforting in these times.
if so, I'd prefer to keep them for emergencies.
but what if the old package was still okay?
>We don't discuss anonfilly in equestria here for the same reason.
I recall discussing that very topic in here sir. Discussing it almost led to it becoming a cyoa at that. Unfortunately noone took up the mantle.
fun times. coincidentally, that's pretty much around the time my rice wafers expired. they did so on july 15.
The secret club conversation is bumming me out. I'm jumping ship for the rice cracker one.
Eat the damn crackers, anon. You can always buy more.have a drink too, they can be kind of dry.
This reminds me of the Pinkie Pie thread where everyone spent two hours talking about nothing but pizza.
wafers, not crackers. these thingamajigs.
As far as I can tell the only direct impact the secret club has had on CYOA is that theirs more fanart now because every stream eventually turns into CYOA based requests.
Now I agree that there's little point in going 'huehue rikers dentist visit' here, but putting a moretorium on the club as a whole seems like a bad idea. Rather just have the random autists learn what is and isn't transferable between the two.
I also just thought about in what marvelous times we live. 20 years ago, it would have been a minor inconvenience, having to explain the difference between rice crackers and rice wafers to someone. now it's just a click away on google. also, why am I not capitalizing the first words in my sentences? I noticed a couple of posts ago, but I kept going to keep up the consistency.
That's... Actually a completely reasonable suggestion. I'm not sure how well we could actually enforce it though.
I will support your position provided secret club also agrees to get a better name.
they're most certainIy not. pic related are rice crackers.
they're exactly 100g, so weight shouldn't be an issue, but the shape and their brittIeness might be a probIem for overseas delivery. l could send you money for a coupon and you could send me back the doIIar + postage.
to save you the hassIe: >>26022067 this was the first post where l started with this. l usuaIIy capitaIize the first words in sentences. l could have started every sentence with "l" and nobody would have noticed. Just Iike nobody wouId have noticed that aII capitaI i's in this post are Iowercase L's and all the Iowercase L's are capitaI i's.
That's true. Like I said, they go well with low-fat curd cheese and some salt n' pepper and herbs, maybe onions and paprika. The chocolate ones taste like styrofoam with chocolate though. Just like the naturally flavoured ones with low-fat curd cheese and some salt n' pepper and herbs taste like low-fat curd cheese and some salt n' pepper and herbs on styrofoam.
I had the computer read your post out loud to confirm that, and you spoke the truth. You madman.
And no. You mail me the whole thing. I'll just crumble them into cereal if they arrive as crumbs.
That thing looks like fucking styrofoam.
So you're fine with secret club as lo
No, what the fuck am I doing? I said I was leaving this discussion for the rice wafers and I meant it. No more secret club discussion.
I approve of your repost to change a single word, anon. Grammar is important.
I actually changed one and deleted another. I wrote "they're about to go expire", because I was about to write "they're about to go extinct" at first, because it's kinda late and then changed what I was writing halfway through, but - alas - I forgot to delete that stupid "go" in the process. Isn't that the worst? And you always see it right after hitting the "post" button. And with these legacy captchas, there's only such a small chance that you've mistyped the 3 or 4 digits, giving you a second chance to right your wrongdoings.
Hey everyone! Get in here! We're having an extremely civil rice-wafer-based exchange of opinions!
>And I think it's your show at this point.
Yeah, I know...
I kinda fell bad, but I guess it was inevitable that one QM would eventually dominate.
I haven't spoken to FrakenAnon in a while
Who, by the way, is a far better writer and more established QM than myself.and I hope comes back. He said he wanted to let me run the whole council meeting thing though.
Rice-wafer-based. A hyphen is added to rice wafer to show that both words are a single phrase modifying the word based.
Contrast with "Dash is a quick rainbow-maned pegasus". Only rainbow is modifying mane, not quick.
Rice wafer anon. I have some chocolate wafers that expired in March of 2014.
You should eat your expired wafers, and I will eat mine.
I thought so, but I wasn't sure, because it's "rice wafer" and not "rice-wafer" in general and therefore if I had to add two hyphens to show that the exchange of opinions was rice-wafer-based or if these kind of words remain unhyphenated.
I'll admit that I had to look it up myself, but you do need both hyphens. Saying "rice wafer-based discussion" implies that the discussion is both rice and wafer-based. Which is not at all the discussion we were having.
Why not, anon? That would be magical.
At any rate, sleep well, and dream rice-wafer-based dreams.
I can't wait to see the word cloud for this thread.
It looks like the great rice wafer exchange is finally ending and we need a new topic.
What do we think the musical taste would be for all the MCs? Etherbreeze strikes me as the classical type, and for some reason I can picture Treads blaring metal inside a tank.
Do either of them really do anything outside of commissioning quest fanart though? The dentist thing is whatever, it gave me a chuckle, but I didn't think about it beyond that. I mean we're all autistic down here.
leastfavourite bland adventure continues.
I don't know, but this thread has been a hell of a lot better than the last few. I guess someone really did tell club shitposting to end, and they went off to fuck something instead.
just as well
late night session go >>26023745
A unicorn cyoa that uses a rhyme system for magic. The longer and more complex the rhyme the more powerful the spell.
If you write a ballad in iambic pentameter you have officially broken the system and cast a mega-alicorn level spell.
Even then the kneejerk response to killing Nadine was
Because the consensus was to jump to the side and slash her in passing, but she impaled herself on Sunny's sword.
Good to see you back. I'm pretty sure you have my steam name. You should contact me before you run, because me and FrankenAnon made some behind the screen stuff anyone QMing Vampony should read.
So I'm three months or so behind on everything except Hijack at the moment. Should I catch up on more stuff before reading ButtQuest?
I read up to the part where Quick Fix meets The Griz and I'm getting the feeling I should wait on that quest for now.
It's always nice when you come back to find not much changed.
>inept asking if we want human or equestrian years
>turns out they have horse life spans and we just took a middle-aged stallion into our house
Let's not let this turn into the next hippogriff debate. Ponies either live a very long time, or the equestrian year is a lot shorter than the terrestrial one. Both are valid opinions. New topic.
I was just begging that we don't turn it into a day long shitposting argument. We can all still discuss whatever you want, I'm just pleading with you to please do it like adults.
The show has a fucky sense of time and no thought was given to continuity. Reminder that it was apparently less than a year between season two and season five.
Again, it's a case of the writers not giving a shit, and neither should you.
>does this every winter
Cloudsdale has to move to ponyville to bring it winter, and it was stated that ponyville is the simply the next place on the list for winter weather. The whole idea of seasons happening at a fixed time of year is suspect if different towns in equestria can be in different seasons at the same time.
Don't get me wrong, it could still be one year from season two to season five, but we don't know for sure. Equestria is just too different to make assumptions about.
I'm sorry, but I cannot tell what you are trying to say. Would you mind rephrasing it?
In particular, what did you mean by "it"? I'm gathering that "that" probably was referring to my post, but I don't seem to get your overall meaning.
Only Faust gave a shit about autistic details like that, and even then she purposely ordered Season 1 to show that seasons don't work as we'd expect them to in equestria.
Sadly none of the staff cared all that much about these things after she left.
>Time to spend my time looking through every single thread on /mlp/ and call anyone who dares insult my precious and fanmade bats Shiny
Do you have some form of autism? Or are you Shiny in disguise, trying to start another wave of shitposting?
Any interesting or weird species you wouldn't mind seeing, anon?
It might be a little late to ask this but in the last thread you guys were talking about non-serious quests. Well I was wondering what exactly that meant. Are we talking only quests where cute shit happens or does Inept's Friendship is Tragic fit the bill and what about that short Doom Quest from a while back?
From my own definition there are still a lot of non-serious quests, it just seems like they get overshadowed by the serious ones because there's not really much to talk about in them.
Of course I could be wrong, anyone else have any opinions on this matter?
stopped going to batpony general
I won't be able to start Trottingham tonight after all. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, we'll start tomorrow.
Well if we really get down to it, quests are serious or silly based mostly on the gravity of their consequences
However that isn't to say writing style doesn't play a major part. Despite tackling death and drugs, urban will never be a really serious quest because of Gar having flashbacks from waffles
Finally, numbers have fuck all to do with a quests silliness.
But anon, bats are just like your Chinese cartoons
H Y P E
Face it, soon all of cyoag will be there. All this thread will be used for will be to announce when sessions begin, but nobody will play. All will be too busy in the club to notice
>As you wipe away the last tears, you touch your snoot again
>Doesn't feel broken or anything
>Good. You are not gonna break your snoot, that would just make your mission harder
>You just remembered your mission, which gives you determination to continue on your quest
>Quickly jumping off the pillow, you position yourself behind it and push
>And you push
>And you push even more
>Pushing something like this is hard for a tiny pone like you, but you can feel the pillow moving
>complaining about anonymous culture
You should leave.
>Push. Push. PUSH.
>It feels like some greater force is giving you divine blessing, the pillow moving slightly every time you push
>You keep pushing and...
>15 minutes later, the pillow finally drops of the edge of the chair and lands directly below it
>You should be able to get down in relative safety now
>Your snoot still hurts but if you don't land on it, it shouldn't be a bigger problem
So, am I fucked if I don't want a CYOA where I have to save the world and defeat the big mean monster-king, but just be a cute filly doing cute little filly things like playing with my friends, have a crush on that colt at school or figure out who broke the window during recess playing hoofball and accidently calling Ms. Cheerilee "mom" and everyone laughs?
>You learned from your past mistakes
>This time, butt is first to go
>You take a step of the edge and give yourself some momentum with your other leg
>Before you move into a cannonball formation, obviously having the time of your life
>You make sounds of joy until a few seconds later the ride is over
>Your butt touches down on the soft pillow, unharmed
>Still, a sudden feeling as if someone was stuck out of the pillow directly in your butt is there for a moment
>It's gone the next moment though so you dismiss it as your imagination
>Congratulations, you made it to the floor of the kitchen
>Next step is to get to the front door, probably the easiest step
>And then you gotta get outside somehow
>What will this tiny mare do now?
>which those threads really need
Stop pretending. These threads stopped "needing discussion" when people decided to make this a thread a general that had to be up 24/7 even if there was never that much to discuss. Stop telling yourself this isn't just because the people enjoy a little circlejerk with some quest- and "cyoa-community" discussion. Just accept that fact.