CYOA General: How To Edition
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Here's a dropbox with a LOT of CYOA's:
Here's Beri's OC (genie cyoa+)
Slut Life Anon's Folder
Here's Liminal Phrenic's blog with most of his cyoa stuff theouterworlds.blogspot.com
Here's Spadesy's wordpress with most of his cyoa stuff feathersnake.wordpress.com
List of Some Image Resources:
From Dropbox Anon:
Hello friends, I am the guy who owns the Dropbox linked up top. I added a notepad to the dropbox. If you are a CYOA author and wish to see your CYOA in the dropbox, the most expedient way would be emailing my new Yahoo! account "Dropboxanon@yahoo.com' with the CYOA. Adding a name either in the subject or body attached to the email would be helpful.
Soft Edges on a mask
You're welcome. Glad to help.
For alignment not only is that tool useful but guidelines are great. You can turn on rulers and then drag guidelines out of the rulers onto your page, then use snap to guidelines to keep things easily aligned.
rolled a 10 on age and shes 5 years older than me
personality 1, 2
hobby 18, 1+1, 18, 18, 20, 12, 14, 19, 9
features 4, 1
special features 20, 1, 12
weird features 5
monster girl 8+2
Look at how nice and natural the clouds look.
Shit's tight, yo.
Does anyone have more CYOAs that are simple / don't take themselves too seriously?
Also, try putting that cloud layer over a gradient. Change the blending mode of the cloud layer to multiply (or whatever looks best) for really cool effects.
I'm probably gonna make a texture tutorial later on. Also, a gradient and 3D tutorial.
The health benefits from this alone would make me feel and perform better than any man given enough time.
Never need to buy food again.
People will just assume I've hit a second puberty, or something. The other options are not so easy to explain.
Literally the only acceptable choice.
These options are all breddy gud, but B saves the most time.
Just for convenience. I fucking hate having to wait until some nerd is done using the thing I want to use.
Unless the new languages can -only- be used to chat up sluts (the wording is a bit ambiguous here), this is the obvious winner.
Tough choice between C and D, but smart and self-supporting just saves a ton of hassle, and even though she's apparently the least attractive of the four she doesn't have any actual downsides.
I already applied "color balance" whatever it's called twice. Three times looked unrealistic.
It happened on accident, I used color balance on a picture to make it blue, then I realized the text on the left side was different to the right.
Can I apply color balance to text somehow? It looked great, but using clipping mask doesn't work
>implying I'm not still doing CYOA's
I'm fucking retarded.
that definitely sounds like a nice idea.
So, cloud layer ABOVE the gradient layer?
Angel go home.
I don't know.
I, I mean, "God" is fucking tired of whining, and he's going to make life as easy and boring for you as possible.
Any special wishes you want?
That would fall under "magic mirror".
Unless you mean "I want to be the protagonist of a chinese cartoon and eat cake with my other cute little girl friends while dreaming of my big brother's cock", then, sorry. No can do's-vile, babydoll.
Then stop putting z in words. spoiler]Tuesday
>Unless you mean "I want to be the protagonist of a chinese cartoon and eat cake with my other cute little girl friends while dreaming of my big brother's cock", then, sorry. No can do's-vile, babydoll.
Shit CYOA, wouldn't play.
>while dreaming of my big brother's cock
So then it's fine if we want to be the protagonist of a chinese cartoon and eat cake with our other cute little girl friends while dreaming about yurisexing our other cute little girl friends?
Then you're literally doing undergrad for 72 years, collecting 100+ degrees.
Seriously biology as a field of study is so spread out and designed to be so categorically specific via reductionism, that you'll more likely die of old age before learning every single specialized biology major.
>Then you're literally doing undergrad for 72 years, collecting 100+ degrees.
Pretty sure they meant that they found biofriends for each of the categories you listed, not that they themselves are a biofriend of all said categories.
I can't offer much advice other than how to design it in photoshop. Otherwise, the contents of the CYOA is entirely up to you. Feedback on a presentable project is one thing, advice on how to build it in the first place is another.
Most of the posts from last thread seems to indicate your biofriends are either in 1st or 2nd year.
Meaning they're all still doing the core science courses that everyone has to take.
Good luck on learning your redox reactions, lewis dot diagrams, punnett squares, base titrating into acid, acid titrating into base, base/acid titrating into buffer titration graphs, your quantum numbers, electrolylsis and babby's first thermodynamics, memorizing your glycolytic, Kreb's cycles, transcription, translation, DNA replication prcoesses as well as your animo acid protein structures. Baby's first proteomic analysis, bioassay, chromatography, spectroscopy and baby's first organic chemical reactions.
Hell if anyone of you are heavy into physics or chemistry, good luck learning your moecular orbital theory and basic quantum mechanics, inorganic chemistry or heaven's forbid inorganic membrane biiochemstiry.
>redox reactions, lewis dot diagrams, punnett squares, base titrating into acid, acid titrating into base, base/acid titrating into buffer titration graphs
>electrolylsis and babby's first thermodynamics
These were A-level
>memorizing your glycolytic, Kreb's cycles, transcription, translation, DNA replication prcoesses
>Baby's first proteomic analysis, bioassay, chromatography, spectroscopy and baby's first organic chemical reactions.
Basic versions at A-level, more sophisticated in 2nd year.
>your quantum numbers
Not done this.
Good, now memorize every major metabolic pathway in the human body, as well as each enzyme, their structure and the organic reaction that takes place.
Here's your proton, Carbon, IR and HETCOR specs, tell me the complete structure of the unknown compound accounting for every single peak you see.
Then do HLPC, GC and NMR and whatever anylysis I did not mention (Noting doing this will cost you marks), as well as UV chromatography on the unknown compound, write out a 100 page report citing all your sources and answering umpteenth and arbitrary discussion questions, that your TA who may or may not know the material as well as you, will mark them based on their academic bias and ignorance.
Oh and its due tomorrow.
well, I had C-level physics in high school, then I had to bump that up to B-level with a summer course
I knew essentially nothing about the stuff we did in uni first year physics but kinetic/potential energy
I hadn't had about either of those, that's all.
Nigga.... which kind?
Also, I don't believe you literally had to write a one hundred page report.
That sounds pretty cool. I'm trying to get training in aquatic mammals research but it's horrendously competitive. I imagine feral goat research has a lot of money behind it, given agricultural significance?
While we're at this, my first year physics looked like this:
>Okay, here's some basics, about electrons, eletricity and related things. Now let's do some quantum physics, because if I don't manage to build that quantum computer one of you has to.
Needless to say that backfired tremendously during the tests, to the point our faculty decided our professor should get a bit of a time-out.
If its second or third year, probably basic Proton and carbon NMR mostly likely in deuterated chloroform solution. I didn't get a chance to do carbon NMR. I didn't want to go deeper then what was required.
If its fourth year, mostly the same shit but anaylysing much more complex compounds, if the college doesn't want the undergrads to touch the more expensive multi million dollar NMR machines.
Yeah. I'm quiet happy about my sadistic biology teacher now that I'm half way through medicine. Well, the study part not the state exams, the part where I have to work quiet a while in a hospital, getting the actual doctor... you know, that stuff.
You can clip a filter to the text layer by clicking between the filter and the text layer, you'll see a little arrow and it'll look like it's pointing at that layer.
OR you can just right click the text and choose a blending option and overlay a pattern or colors or a gradient etc.. and all those will affect the text layer.
Something to remember is that there are usually many different ways to do a same or similar effect in photoshop
Someone posted the hygenic cyoa last thread. That one is pretty tongue in cheek.
Nigga tried to sound cool, but you can't just say NMR. Gotta say what kind
>I use cromatography to filter my proteins :)
I genuinely don't think my high school biology teacher taught me anything my 7th/8th grade one did.
He didn't even fucking know heterochromia was a thing.
Quite. They also have a rather iffy conservation status around here, so quite a few people want to see a more solid strategy put up. Good news for me, for the time being.
I can imagine how tough it would be with aquatic mammals, though. Most of the people I know tend to just get corralled into Ornithology or Entomology...
>He didn't even fucking know heterochromia was a thing.
Well, the only reason I know about it is because I have it, plenty of people at uni are surprised by it/don't know the fancy word.
The classes were okay, the hard ones I just bruted forced through with rote memory studying, I just had to deal with alot of administrative bullshit.
Like seriously, some the TAs that marked our exams and papers probably did high and drunk.
And if they're the pretentious teacher's pets that think they're way too fucking smart to make an mistake, it takes fucking months of arguing my case with the profs, course coordinators to get my shit properly evaluated and all my marks accounted for.
>go on expedition to tropical country
>try to get to know the other scientists on the expedition, lots of reptile specialists, mammal folks, birdies
>not a single entomologist
whenever I pointed out an interesting arthropod they just rolled their eyes at me and went back to looking for vertebrates ;_;
>Also, I don't believe you literally had to write a one hundred page report.
I lied it was more like 16 pages of actual writing and 84 graphs.
My god the graphs... they were full of stars and a kaleidoscope of colors. I think I tripped real hard editing one of my papers when I only had about 7 hours of sleep in that hell week.
I won't even touch upon organic chemistry snythesis reports I did, the full and half arrows just meld and dance on their own, if I look at them for too long.
>tfw no engineering anons in cyoa
Nearly done, finding art for anime-styled males of any type is a bitch because they all look either the same or like fucking vampires.
Feel free to post your stuff buddy, at the very least I gotcha
If I don't pass this next exam, I'd like you to pray to whichever deity will kill me and turn me into a qt3.14 girl.
Well, I finally understand why CYOA wants to be the little girl. It's because they haven't seen a real girl in years and all their memories about real women are from before the world turned into pain and 24/7 studying.
>tfw no engineering anons in cyoa
Because they're actually too god damn busy studying and the very few hours of down time they do have is spent drowning in gallons of alcohol and student debt.
Seriously I knew a mechanical engineer major, he literally spent 60+ hours per week working hsi ass off to pay for his ridiculously expensive tuition during the summer, and spent 70+ hours per week studying and grinding for exams during the semester. The times I don't see him studying/working or sleeping is spend playing minecraft. cuddling with his gf or drinking his worries away, because he just works better when slightly tipsy.
funny you should mention that. Last class had four guys in it and around twenty girls.
At the end of the semester, it was just me, one other guy, and about 6-8 girls.
Most of them are muslims, though.
Even if I don't fail, you can still pray.
I'd be the only person in the CYOA-author CYOA that was an actual girl.
My teacher got mad if no one raised their hand to answer a question a second after she asked it.
She needed to get laid something fierce.
One day in the potterverse hogwarts mordicai was scouting around the halls Until he stumbled on to ovserved a crime, knowing he had a criminal loose in the building mordicai opened his chest of gold and put on his best 3 piece suit of greater charisma an persuasion, hopped on his flying carpet and went off to the meatiest town where the trail lead whilst injecting some injectable nanite healing pda/hud/comm system, by the time he got here he finally got into a big fight with the creepo depot helsing Horo as captive, luckily mordicai used the niddle that he injected himself with, stabbed the carina mail and won, suddenly a shadowrun troll that looks like heavy opened chest of gold only instead of cash there was another troll who let out a wizards fart that suddenly let loose a great echoing fart and mordicai was blasted off his feet so forcefully he shot straight into outer space and landed right into assassins creed earth in which his arival causes major news, getting himself with the real crime boss who made the murder in a big fight and rescued medusa
>inb4 she will only be inseminated by semen that she has personally analyszed, mass spec'd, chromatograph'd and to the parts per trillion scale of of purity and wrote a 99% grade paper on.
>not finding cheap housing or living out of your trashy used car + using gym showers
>not applying for ridiculously well-paying, low entry bar internships in small defense companies
>not chilling with profs beforehand, making them want to give you a good grade
>not using loopholes to get better financial aid
I won't deny that mechies in particular have it tough though, but wow, my condolences to your friend. Most people in engineering I know are doing quite well actually.
Agreed, there are more women than men in bio/medicine/chem at my uni too
Anxiety issues. One girl that I helped out on a regular basis (she'd help me study, do homework, or work on lab reports) would bite/chew her fingernails, often until she bled because she was stressed. She, of course, didn't have a hobby outside of classes, and maintained a very poor social life with other chemistry majors. She also never got the A's she worked hard for or wanted, and would constantly fuck up her research. She's in grad school now funnily enough, I opted out to go and get a job.
The ones that we're fairly stable were already seeing someone else long term, so it's whatever.
The thing about my friend is, he's overloading every semester so he can finish his degree in 4 years instead of 5.
I worry about him because he also has cardiovascular issues that involves surgery down the line, which is made worse by the copious amounts of red bull and cheap tall boys he has been demolishing. I raised my concerns several times but he said he understands the risks he is taking.
I don't know how much of that decision is based on his own judgement or manipulate by his girlfriend.
>not doing X-ray crystallography on the sperm haploids
>not mapping out the genetic makeup of each sperm and cross referencing potential causes of mutation, cancer and defects via algorithms with national genome databases
holy shit, I dormed with a guy two years ago that fits your description too well. Tall, lanky Mechie/Physics/Astro or something who was a chill bro with heart tremors. Somewhat outgoing, but totally the type to drink his worries away.
My roommate and I got the manipulative vibes from his gf too
That's the word, thanks.
To be honest most people don't know you can be allergic to water too, but then again people often don't read about genetic curiosities and defects.
>Tall, lanky Mechie/Physics/Astro or something who was a chill bro with heart tremors.
Let me guess he's also into martial arts, or some form of sports and excels at it. In addition he was raised by a very conservative household that has somewhat jaded his outlook on life?
Well he jogs occasionally but isn't very athletic and is fairly mature and positive, if a bit serene (not implying that your friend isn't). He never talked about his parents.
Damn, I was so hopeful too.
Not him, but please, send help.
Only if you promise to /rr/-post with me again.
Does this sentence make sense (it's under a shapeshifting perk)
>Even if you can't articulate exactly what you want to attain, something vague is usually good enough. For instance, if you want to be "cute", simply think of how cute people look and the mirror will do the rest
The small kingdom of Maríen has always had trouble growing in population, with the rough winds making it difficult to grow crops anywhere but at the heart of the island.
The coasts are nothing but desolate sands where marauders and thieves tend to hole up. They rarely pose a large enough threat for the guardsmen to risk leaving the capital, and the president (or whichever you like) simply cannot afford hiring more men to take care of the problem.
something something trade by sea, boats, princess is a qt
Sounds just fine. Maybe switch
>Even if you can't articulate
to Even if you cannot specify
And, just know what you're getting into.
Oh thank you, I can work with that, though I'll shape it roughly into something more appropriate for the images I have chosen.
rolled 5 on age and we're the same age
how small, exactly, is the island?
Because you could do some
Only a single place on the island has a harbor; the rest is covered by nothing but cliffs. Only one, small part of the island, all the way to the west, is flat and large enough to hold a dozen houses.
The people of the island are taught to be hard workers, as the only way to survive is by everyone doing their best. They have many special crops you wouldn't find in other kingdoms, and they would surely be interested if the waters between the mainland and the island weren't filled with pirates / wasn't treacherous (take your pick)
I got to the part with Alma Elma yesterday I'm sorry, Illias. I enjoyed every fucking part.
/r/ Battle Royale-style CYOA, where you fight against other people making choices.
You have good ideas, can you think of something that has to do royalty, maybe?
You make me happy.
you gon' get banned, bunny.
I still need to know how big the island is. I'll try to come up with something.
>you have good ideas
I'd post that one gif. You know the one.
Depends on how small and wht other geographic features it has, climate, bordering lands... many things influence culture, many things make kingdoms and bring them to fall.
That aside, meritocratic militaristic aristrocracy; spritual monarchy of forest dwelling hunters with a ¨better than you¨ attitude, half-anarchic semi-tribal feud-driven warrior culture, that does consist of dozen small villages that band together against larger threats like greece against persia; council and king reigned city of philosophers and engineers with smaller villages around the theritory whose battle strategy mostly consist of 'fuck off!' and outlasting their enemy in the field and behind huge walls; theocratic, reclusive mountain dwellers who live of the most impossible terrain and consider everyone else barbarians because they don't manage to raid their neighbors without them noticing.
also, a picture for beauty that isn't bestgirl wouldn't be bad.
I'll post the picture, since it would be hard to figure it out otherwise.
I know the ripoff source. It's just a nice kingdom.
Anon that first idea you had: meritocratic, militaristic, aristocracy sounds like a clusterfuck of a place that would implode on itself.
And here I got my hopes up.....
Yeah, I imagined something with a lot more cliffs. And less trees.
Aight. Coming up with royalty isn't easy, buddyboy. I don't know shit about it.
Not only is the Kingdom easily the one with the most beautiful scenery, with its vast [name for forest biome], the kingdom has the largest production of lumber. Were it not for the hardship [find better word] of shipping their [name of things you sell] to the mainland, the kingdom would easily hold a monopoly on the production. The people of [kingdom] begin working at a young age, save for a portion of the girls that are bought by the elite of society. The kingdom is run by a group of people, each representing their part of society [you know, like one guy stands for shipping with other kingdoms, one with politics, war etc.] - they spend very little of their time actually working, and most of their time with their many, young wives.
Please, by all means, feel free to remove the pedos. You wanted something with royalty, which I realize only now I fucked up hard.
okay, I've added two ways to become a girl (one lets you become a little girl), but no "your life is now anime".
Is it absolutely necessary? Like, can't you just imagine your life becomes anime on its own?
Well >>44670842 has found it out. They would basically only survive by continually butt heads with everyone else.
I once explored this concept by having a world kingdom descent into a state of permanent inner war. It resulted in an empire of three kingdoms, ruled by the sme guy, continually in war with each other because that's how people get into position to rule in the first place.
It's sweetest irony. The place continually tears itself apart to continue to exist.
aight, so, I'm really happy with the clouds I have now, but I need the CYOA to be longer.
Can I copy the exact colors used somehow?
Because I don't want to just stretch it.
Absolutely no problem.
I'm just happy to funpost.
You can copy a layer and fit it where you want it. When merging, I advise you take either layer and just softly brush the mask to marge double layers.
Also, if you want to take it to the next level, in >>44670311 I used a cloud brush, lowered the opacity on the cloud layer so it merges better with the background, then applied a colour layer over it.
But anon, hunters are
the most dangerous game!It's all for the glory of the Master of the Hunt. Just pay the coward tax. Then pray there's nothing like the Culling in the Convergence, as you'd be at a severe disadvantage for lack of experience. And don't feel too bad about paying the coward tax, it keeps you from being raped or tortured, and gives you a full vacation instead of half of one that the survivors get.
I have no clue what you just said.
keeps you from being raped
But that lead to the best thing that came from the CYOA?
And how did you make two posts within seven seconds?
That was another anon, anon.
Okay I'll explain it easier.
You have a layer with that cloud effect, correct?
Right click it, press duplicate layer. After that, move it around and put it where you want it. If the duplicate layer doesn't merge nicely with the background, then apply a mask on the duplicated layer and use the mask to brush out any ugly parts.
Guess who'd rolled a lamia
I think the times I've tried that, it's never turned out well. But this should be different, given this is the same image.
I'm making no sense, but at least I know what I'm saying.
That other guy is a prick. He never wants to blisspost with me.
Don't worry, I very rarely dream. Or are you trying to give me bad dreams or something? You'll need to try much harder.
implying my way of surviving the Culling wouldn't be prostituting myself to min-maxers.
Survival of the fittest.
Oh shit it's Saturday.
The more I look at this, the more questions I have. For example: Can you change how your tribute points are invested or is this a one-time thing?
I want to assume some things you need only pay tribute for once, such as changing your physical form. Physiology, gender, age, beauty, paying for those every season should mean you can change them every season too. Exempt, Visitor, Vacation, and Private are iffy. I could see Visitor and Vacation being a one time investment too, but I'm not so sure of the others.
Likewise, homes, save for the Inn. Would they remain yours once paid for once, or are you just renting? Servants could be a one-time buy, as they're bound to you, and even if they're not you certainly shouldn't need to pay for their perks like an altered appearance unless you're changing it further.
It'd be nice to know if some things really are one-time buys, as then I'd know how many points of tribute are turned into gold after my first season, and how I could redistribute them if that's also allowed. I wouldn't mind being exempt for a year or two, to get my bearings, then using those points for a larger home later on.
That is definitely terrifying given I'd become a cute, female Kitsune.
And heck no, the build is terrible. Several types of magic, but low Int. I tried to make a balanced build.
At least I can run up cliffs and hide well.
All purchases are "upkeep" purchases, meaning you pay for them each season. It's like you determine your salary, then pay your bills. All purchases were intended to be final too.
Free to do as you please. Lewds included.
>tfw have had a new CYOA fully written for months but my old desktop is dead, laptop is too fucked to run photoshop without catching fire, and my current desktop is hundreds of miles away
Honestly considering just going "fuck it" and taking photos of my note paper instead.
Post what you got.
What i'd do, outside of what >>44671280 suggested is just use the same 2 colors and redo the cloud render on a larger background like 1200x6000 or so and if you have left over for page 1 then just crop it down.
It is possible to blend them together but also kind of a pain. Another trick you can do is copy your cloud layer and flip it horizontally so they match edges but it will be noticeable.
You're okay for posting that CYOA, Anon.
It's the result of a butchering. It probably would've been so much better if it wasn't abandoned by the original author. SDA said himself that he had other things in mind with the CYOA.
-Strength (4 +2)
-Defense (3 +2)
-Agility (2 +1)
Blessing - Monster Soul (Dragon)
Enhanced (17) +1 STR
Toughness (16) +1 DEF
Atheletics (15) +1 AGI
Overdrive (12) +5 STR and AGI when active
Sixth Sense (8)
One with Nature (7) +1 DEF
Monster Within (6)
Bloodlust (4) +1 STR
Pheonix (30 tribute)
Dragon (50 tribute)
Strange (50 tribute)
Resources (130 Tribute)
Hot Springs (65)
Middle House (20)
Leftover for gold per season - 20 coins.
I take the dragon soul specifically so I can combine it with Incarnation and Overpower if my first kill attempts go terribly awry. First thing to do is get a Pheonix under my belt so I can take the soul and have re-incarnation as a second fallback. To be perfectly honest, even with all that, I'll be relying heavily on ambush tactics, keeping out of sight, and plain old running away to get myself out of most scrapes early on before I've got real experience.
Goal two - make some friends. Being required to kill the two most powerful monster types means I'm also killing some of the rarest monster types. I'll need a network of information and backup to take down those critters while I gain experience fighting alongside others. Bounty and Club will be helpful for that, and letting my partners take the presumably rare materials while I first start out should prove suitable enticement without having to burn through my limited income.
Goal three - gain experience, as much as possible as fast as possible, in preparation for not only future hunts, but also the fourth goal.
Goal four - Survive the culling. No heroics, no murderhoboing - at least not the first year. Fight only when I have to, if I have to. Odds are good that I'll probably have to. Note to self - ambush tactics are your friend. Hopefully by this point I'd have a Strange soul to use for powerful illusions to throw people off the trail. At the end of the day, Overdrive and Nullification as a last resort while swapping over to a Phoenix soul that I hopefully haven't had to burn yet. If reincarnation is burned, Dragon Scales will have to suffice.
Goal five - repeat until I reach the skill to take on the Convergence. This will likely take years, and I'll almost certainly have to make a gradual switch from survivalist to hunter during the Cullings to get the combat and emotional training to withstand it. A lot of heinous acts in the name of the Master of the Hunt to grab his attention and prove my worth.
If I survive to retirement, I'll be a monster myself.
Just as planned.
Honestly, the only problem I've had with it is the two top sizes having the intelligence nerf for no adequate reason.
It might not be what it could have been, but you can say that about literally everything. I think it holds up on its own merits.
But what do I know, anon?
Little Girl: Selfish
Mai Waifu: Selfless - I can just take whoever's left over after everyone finds their soul mate, right?
Slam Jam: Selfish
King Guy: Selfless
Sacrifice: No choice
I'm not gonna continue it because I think the concept has been presented enough In DMITRY, even if it's not exactly what I envisioned. A completed LD would share too many similarities.
That said, I'm gonna use some of LD's resources and concepts to make a CYOA about building a fortress where you need to pick your personnel and logistics. It'll follow Star Dust's mindset in builds but much more simplified. Probably will be a mix between Overlord and Magic Realm.
This is after my next CYOA, though. And Souls CYOA is on hold for now. I decided to forgo doing it in favour of my upcoming Weapon Forge CYOA.
Writing is the easiest part for me. I'd say it takes up at most 20-30% of the efforts I put into them.
it's not just that, it's because the waifu dimension is apparently just a tangle of long corridors and full of bullies. everyone there knows about earth and boys and they will never get to see them.
The thing is though, I'm not putting a whole bunch of effort into it. I'm assuming you're SDA, but I'm not going to put nowhere near as much effort as you do. I'm mostly using the Lifting CYOA (pic related) for my CYOA. Simple, quick, and easy is what I'm aiming for. It's my first one so I'm not going to set the bar high, later on down the road I'll do better but for now, for the sake of my sanity: No way.
Not him, but my waifu could probably kick my ass and survives on her own in a harsh environment.
How does this 'waifu dimension' work? If I was to go there, would everyone I meet be in love with and pining for a specific person back on Earth, or would I be able to harem them?
I am SDA, the guy you're replying to.
Nothing wrong with starting small. You can't go wrong with simple choice CYOAs.
I'm just saying, designing it up is often the most time consuming part, even if simple. So even if your writing is done, you have a ways to go.
Dreadnoughts are an outdated concept peddled by discredited proponents of space power theory. A modern blackwater navy requires a modern weapons system.
Ladies and gentlemen
I present to you
Trips only solidify the point. I do have the picture started, I just haven't it all together yet. I'll probably get back to work on it now just so that I can get it done and over with. It's a Lumberjack CYOA, if you care to keep a weather eye out for it in the future.
Oh, I see.
They were never meant to be easy to fit. I don't even bother listening to the crybabies who are upset they can't get the largest and most expensive ship with no drawbacks in a universe riddled with conflict, ancient aliens, crafty pirates, shady governments, and bored operators who like to fuck with people who like buying the biggest and kost expensive ships in the galaxy.
They aren't completely unviable, but you must know the risks.
Shit, man, I haven't known where I was in years.
I cannot confirm nor deny the existence of companions or the possibility that there is a beaver option. I will say however, that I will now be changing one of the companions to a moose. Why? Because it works dammit. I want not-your-average-animal companion, and you don't see moose too often
I rolled a 10 on a older version of the wicked waifus an this happened
so I'm planing on doing a star wars cyoa (using legends canon b/c new canon can go fuck itself).
Understanding that I don't have photoshop or anything similar or even the motivation to get it, should I just do something along the lines of TT and just make it in a word doc then convert to pdf later on?
>Let's send everyone to Mars with all Earth's resources and take only the "best" of humanity to be forever ruled by an AI.
Social Darwinism +12
>Lets try and restore the world to the way it was before and duplicate all the resources we are running out of/share it with the poor/people not good enough to live with System
>Literally trying to recreate the Dark Ages with a Totalitarian rule.
>We master race since living underground/have a lot of resources/and are the descendants of the people who helped start the war that fucked everybody up. Everyone who isn't from the underground is sub-human except for Ravens since it was one of them that fucked us and the world up.
>Pay us if you want to win.
Humanity at its finest. I'm surprised nobody is a pessimists in that world.
There's always someone like you that bitches about the size and I guess I get it but this CYOA is honestly fantastic and the amount of effort put into it really shows.
But I hope Highlander hasn't given up on it because his "accident"
>All the pessimists are dead, all that's left are the insane, skilled, and you.
Oh okay. At least I can use STEM and fuck my AI waifu while she's pressed up against my AC screen all day.
...Shit, I missed katar. I'll rectify that, somehow. I think.
>forcefully being murdered
Level Design was supposed to be humorous, in that you create a mary sue level BBEG who gets fucked in the ass by adventurers who are the 'main characters' of the world you're in. It was not meant to be a "realm" CYOA that it became.
In case you haven't noticed, I want all mary sues to die. My next CYOA will have a slight focus on killing mary sues.
The weapon crafting system was adopted into my next CYOA. Well, to tell you the truth, I was originally going to do this as an original CYOA, which I moved onto Souls CYOA, which I've now moved back to an original CYOA.
Don't worry, Souls CYOA is still a thing. I've already thought up of a unique crafting system for it. Won't be as in-depth as this one, but it'll still be pretty expansive.
Then perhaps you aren't building it right.
What drawbacks are you taking, what hulls, weapons, and crew?
Even if you manage to build something with a dreadnought, I'm going to penalize you on your fluff, because Dreadnoughts are viable
100% only through fluff. If you are seriously thinking of buying a dreadnought and going at it alone, I'm going to find your skull taped to a pirate's bow sometime in the next few months with your crew sold off as sex slaves. That is, unless you play it smart and get some friends. If you embed yourself into the Blackhawk Elite faction for example, you're likely going to get a lot of support and logistics from them. Then I will applaud you for not being fucking retarded.
This is all according to me, though. If you want to buy a dreadnought and call it viable for going at it on your space adventures with your waifu, more power to you.
And I have yet to see someone take this approach. For this reason, I believe Star Dust is a failure in regards to the dreadnought problem. I want to remove them completely, but you can imagine the shitstorm.
>Getting yourself killed is still not a good premise for a CYOA.
For taking a CYOA like Level Design seriously, I don't care if you die.
You're the type of person who fed the reason why I wanted to make the CYOA. Power trippers, or at least their sympathizers (I didn't know those existed?).
>Also fuck dreadnoughts.
>Someone's snippy today.
Yesterday I spent ~15 hours straight working on this CYOA. Slept at 5am... I think.
Today I spent another 6 hours CYOAing before I had to go out and meet some people. Now that I'm back I'm probably gonna be here for another few hours.
And I have a quest tomorrow.
Sorry to the katar anon. I'm not gonna include it on the original release, but I'm going to be adding DLCs to this CYOA (shield expansion, ranged weapon expansion, etc). So, perhaps I'll have an expansion or update later on that adds weird weapons like katars.
You are already my friend.
But, I put them in because they are technically canon in the setting. I just don't think people got the message of how much trouble they can cause.
They're more interested in getting the best equipment and beating other players' builds in dick size waving contests than figuring out how to make it work in the setting.
Herald carriers again when.
I really prefer the old customisation system since it confers a far greater degree of freedom, but it's not that big a loss.
>They're more interested in getting the best equipment and beating other players' builds in dick size waving contests than figuring out how to make it work in the setting.
This is like early 20th century naval arms race, isn't it.
Let those retards dickwave all they want, they'll just be toasted in a real battle anyway.
What you talking about nigga.
>Herald carriers again when.
I won't lie, I left out the second row of Carriers because I was burned out and didn't feel like finding another 60 images to use, of which I'd only have to pick 6.
I already have one.
Don't get me wrong, I'd love to get into graphic design. I don't have any professional experience with it, but I know the field is risky. I'm happy where I work right now, anyways.
Of course, I'd use these as a portfolio if the chance ever comes to me. It'd just be weird to explain what the deal with ArchDemon/Angel Roommate is.
I'd have to say that I made it for my friends on 4chan.
That's actually a very interesting concept, even though the text is obnoxiously small and I'm not going to read the entire thing.
I wish more CYOAs got creative with how you reach certain choices in them, instead of just being a list. I think that would add to immersion immensely.
I'll bump the thread one last time before I head to bed. Again, >>44680375 here's the finished Lumberjack CYOA for those of you that wanted to see it. Have a good one everybody.
Is there a reason why we're making weapons in the first place?
Once whatever fighting's over and done with, what use would any of the weapons you could make have (besides getting reforged into farming equipment or something)?
Always, always back up your manuscripts to multiple A-ranked safe repositories.
For me to lose my data, Google, Microsoft, Apple, AND the G8 would have to simultaneously go postapoc.
Damn that bad. I'm guessing that there will be no picture version of Travelers Tale for a while.
>Is there a reason why we're making weapons in the first place?
There will be virtually no setting. It's a generic high-fantasy backdrop introduced briefly in the intro.
The point of the CYOA is it's just a create-your-own-weapon game. There's no context, other than a hint that you can use it in other settings if you wish. I'm pointedly leaving out "CYOA" in the title.
Well I never really posted my dreadnaught build with fluff. In my head cannon fluff I found the Herald Dreadnaught hull in an uncharted system then spent a great deal of time and effort raising the funds and making friends to get it fixed up and retrofitted into a usable state in relative secrecy. The original plan was for it to be an exploration and colony building ship seeing as I came from a Beatrice R&D back ground but shortly after I got it flying all the shit I'd done to it moving caught up to me in the form of the titles starting to kick in. Much adventure was to be had from their.
I did not skimp on ship security because space is can be a dangerous place. Especially if you are venturing into the unknown.
Origin: Beatrice R&D
Ship Weapon Specialization (Energy)
Search & Rescue (T4)
The Acheron (T4)
This Land (T4)
All Aboard (T4)
Rogue Drones (T4)
Twin Fangs (T4)
Mining King Steve (T4)
And the Fire Grows (T4)
Ship: The Castle
Ship Hull: Dreadnaught; "Mothership"
Ship AI: Blueberry v7.3.1
Energy Subsystem: Mana Core x2
Shield Subsystem: Mana Shielding
Command Mod: Cool Paint Job
Combat Drones x20
Auto Cannon x6
Missile Pods x6
Flack Cannon x7
Light Laser Cannon
Mining Drone x4
Mining Harvester x4
Mining Harvester x4
MK2 Frequency Lens x4
MK3 Frequency Lens x4
Salvage Harvest x4
Combat Repair Drone x4
Pulse Beam Cannon x6
Heavy Laser Cannon x40
Missile Pods x5
Light Laser Cannon x5
Flack Cannon x5
Rooms and Compartments: 36
Crew Quarters Upgrade
Officer's Quarters x3
Fancy Mess Hall
Gravity Control Room
Recreational Room x2
Ore Processing Facility
Cargo Space x14
Digital Security Room
Upgrade Ship Security
Trisha "Props" Lim
Lauren L. Lazuli
Civilian Workers x1000
Industrial Labourers x500
Blackhawk Elites x500
Talons x2 (Twin Fangs)
2m left over
A lot of it is bloat that can be skipped outright.
Just grab the background that is the real you, sell all of your companion slots for credits.
And ignore the rest of the setting descriptions.
The Skills/Perks + Equipment + Disadvantages makes for a great CYOA.
So basically bottom of page 6 - grab "The Watcher"
Then do pages 7 to 27
Alternatively just do the Skills, Perks, and Traits on pages 7 through 11.
With reasonable min/maxing you can get 18 without majorly screwing over yourself or the setting.
12 if you don't want to worry about any downsides.
Really the four and a half pages of Skills, Perks, and Traits is the best part of that CYOA and could stand on it's own Merits.
But there are certain things that equipment allows you to do that just isn't possible with Traits alone.
Then again, the equipment section is unnecessarily bloated almost as bad as the rest of the CYOA.
What the Traveler CYOA really needs is a good editor.
>Insignia, Pax Dei
Peace is the emotion of Faith, and Gods gift to us.
>Go forth in my name.
Do you have to abide by Christian moral teachings to be a saint?
Also is the cosmology the same as the one implied by Christian teachings, Almighty God, Jesus, Satan, Angels, Hell, etc. ?
I started doing pixel art for the pictures a few threads ago, got about a third of the way through in one rush, and I've been sitting on it since then.
It's kinda hard to focus well enough to do half-decent sprite art when you're in bad pain, and I rolled my ankle, badly enough that I think I folded my foot over, a few days ago. I was having a moment of non-pain when I did what I did, but, well, I live with my mom, and she has a tendency to refer to me as a, "delicate flower," if I limp around, or try to stay off of my foot and let her handle things, like she keeps telling me to do(think about that for a second).
I'm on my feet more than I'm off of them, and it's not helping. Neither are basic pain killers. Acetaminophen do basically nothing for me unless I'm taking handfuls of them at a time, my last bottle of naproxen went past shelf life months ago, and my gout pills(indomethacin), which I was reluctant to take and worked wonders, ran out a couple days ago.
So, yeah, it'll get done, it's just a matter of when.
I know this is a joke, but I still feel the need to clarify:
I am serious when I say that she gets upset when I do what she tells me.
She tells me to stay off my foot. If I go to my room, so I can put it up on my bed, and ask her to do things I'd normally handle, that she hates doing, like cleaning out cat boxes, etc? I can hear her grumbling out a trite, "-Mommy- will handle it, -mommy- will handle -everything-."
The, "delicate flower," thing isn't an exaggeration, either; my dad mentioned it when he called earlier today, and mentioned that it was in response to me hobbling around, with my foot swollen up like it's retaining fluid. I can press down on the swollen part and leave an indentation that lasts for a few seconds.
You're right, though, it is funnier the way it showed up, despite you having blown it.
Physically? Yeah. Fiscally? No one in my area's hiring, I wasn't allowed to have a job in high school, my only work history is worthless, I was screwed out of my drivers' license, I have less than a hundred dollars to my name, and the only friend that I could move in with lives sixteen hours away.
>"Weren't allowed," to have a high school job?
My mom didn't think I needed a job and wanted to foster a bit of parental dependency in me so I'd have to rely on her for stuff. My dad was still vainly hoping to put the marriage back together, so he went along with everything she said, even after saying it'd be great if I got a job. Sounds like a quality problem to have, right? Most parents force their kids to get a job. Sucks for later in life, let me tell you.
>Why is work-study worthless as job history?
Because work-study terms last less than a year, since they have to actually terminate your employment and re-hire you for Summer, if they re-hire you at all. People looking at the job history you use on your resume will see, "lasted less than a year at this job," assume you got fired, and toss your resume.
>How did you get screwed out of a drivers' license?
Mother dearest wasn't ready to let me drive when I was sixteen. So, instead of just voicing this opinion like a rational adult, she decided the best way to do it was passive-aggressively. By refusing to take me on days I was actually ready to take the test. Dyslexia is a bitch; in my case, if it doesn't hold my interest, knowledge lasts, maybe, a day, but I still feel like I know it. When I passed, by sheer fluke, she just ran out the time on the learner's permit while blaming me for it. I'd ask a couple times a week, and had no other way of getting there.
So, yeah, could I leave? Sure. Should I leave? No. I'd end up as a street vagrant, or have to move back in, in a month, probably less than that. And then I'd have that failure hung over my head like a trophy for her to remind me of.
>>Why is work-study worthless as job history?
>Because work-study terms last less than a year, since they have to actually terminate your employment and re-hire you for Summer, if they re-hire you at all. People looking at the job history you use on your resume will see, "lasted less than a year at this job," assume you got fired, and toss your resume.
Different anon here, gotta ask though I normally don't. How old are you, anon? I've got a feeling you're relatively young, not even at your mid 20's yet. Early, at most, 22.
Yeah if you don't get a job as a teenager you're basically fucked. I couldn't work as a teenager because of a series of surgeries that hobbled me, and now I can't land a job at all because no experience. Great life I got going on here.
I'm betting the fact that I couldn't tell you the names of my two work-study supervisors, or the phone numbers to their desk phones, if I had a gun to my head doesn't help either. The first one, back when I was eighteen, refused to use my middle name even after I gave it to her and asked her to, so I put very little effort into learning hers. Michelle something? Maybe.
The other one I never had much interaction with. You only had to talk to her if you fucked up, or something important needed doing. I didn't fuck up, and only had to do important stuff a couple of times. I think her name was Sharon? That one I could look up, but she's at a different position, of her own admission doesn't remember me(remember: didn't have any need to interact with her), and the last time I tried to correspond with her, asking for her to act as a reference, she tossed a canned e-mail my way:
>"We here at <college> would love to work with <company I was trying to get hired at>! You can contact us at these numbers to be part of our next job fair!"
I stared at the screen dumbfounded for a few minutes after I got that reply.
Well shit, you're my age. It's not hopeless, but hell, you might actually be in a slightly better position than I am, believe it or not. See I've actually worked real jobs, factory stuff, but I've got a six year gap in my employment history. Left for college, dropped for reasons, did some freelance stuff here and there while dealing with family reasons. NEET life's a hard trap to fall into, and with a gap like that employers are going to look at me like I'm an ex con, despite the fact that I've never even been in the drunk tank. You might have a similar reception, but since your experience is all work-study it's more likely that you'll be seen as having never worked a real job before. We're both pushing it, gotta get out there and try for anything you can get. Just remember, it's all about attitude. Make it to the interview and go in believing it's nothing but a formality, that you've already got the job. Should help you relax, and if you ask "When do I start?" when they ask if you've any questions it should basically seal the deal if you're calm enough to mean it.
Worst case, get good at art, pick a fetish niche (furries are easy, underrepresented fetishists pay gold for even shit quality work out of desperation from what I've heard) start a Patreon, and produce content more regularly than Akabur. Not really a great long term solution, or something you can directly throw on a portfolio in most cases, but it should give the skills to make a proper portfolio you can share with potential employers to say that's what you've been doing all this time.
Oh, I know about the interview tricks. I'd love to even get an interview. Remember the friend that lives sixteen hours away? He lived here for about a year, and he drove; every week or two, we went out and did the rounds, picking up applications, filling them out right then, and handing them in. It was fun, went to a lot of places I wouldn't have otherwise, including a Good Will, and a small-time video game store specializing in console games.
Hell, I got to the interview step at one job application I went to. Showed up in nice
clothes, talked, it was as a door-to-door salesman, selling high-quality kitchen knives. Good shit, too. Nice feel to the grip, metal was good quality. I got picked up from that job application, by mother dearest, after the introductory seminar, which took about two hours, and was slated to go back in a couple of hours for the interview, to pick up the book I'd be selling stuff out of. He actually told me that it was basically a formality, because out of the people there(about eight), I actually was one of the few he liked.
I was told that I wasn't allowed to go back. Mother dearest claimed she didn't like the fact that it was run out of a smaller building on a back road and started making shit up about it, saying that, "people she'd talked to about it," had complained about payments going missing and shit like that. I'd been on it for, maybe, two days. She sleeps during the day and works at night. Doesn't take a brain surgeon, or even a philosophy major(hello), to see the logical holes in that line of bullshit.
On the plus side, I may have a future in hating people to death. She was unloading the dish washer earlier and a crystal bowl fucking exploded when she picked it up. It had been off for long enough that it should have cooled down, as well. And, if not me, then someone else in this thread has the honor of being this world's first psionic assassin.
That is incredibly shit. If your friend can put you up for a while then maybe you should crash with him for some time. Try to get work in his area, if he's cool with it being more of a long term thing then maybe suck your pride up and apply for welfare while rooming with him. Food stamps and the like, I know they've got programs designed to help you find actual work as well. If you can't actually room with the guy, there is government housing. The ghetto's the ghetto, don't misunderstand, but some aren't as bad as others. Less violence and more people just trying to live their lives and mind their own business, that's what some of my friends experienced when they needed that for a while.
being the world's first psionic assassin. Make that a reality and any government would pretty much write you a blank check, if they didn't kill you out of fear first.
>It probably would've been so much better
Shoulda, coulda, woulda. They're all part of life's sweet sorrows.
The fact it even got completed is a godsend. It was also very popular, and I still like it.
I've had more... interesting offers from him in the past. One of which was just to drive up on a night she was off, off her, wrap her in a floor rug, haul her car off, and dump her and it into the swamp. Oh, did I not mention that he lives in fucking Louisiana? People just go missing down there, sometimes, and the residents are usually just like, "gators got 'em." There are reasons that I haven't just asked him to come up and help me abscond that likely wouldn't make any sense to most people. But I'll try.
I have cats. I am a male crazy cat lady, in fact; a crazy cat dad, if you will. There are seven. And a dog. Three dogs, technically, but only one's mine. The cats and dog are like kids to me; I watched the cats being born, and raised the dog from two and a half weeks old. I do not trust my mother to take care of seven cats, in addition to my dog and two others, not after how I've seen her treat other animals we've had. And cats, in Louisiana, would likely be seen as target practice, so I don't like their odds in a land full of worse hicks than we have in Arkansas. If I can't take them where I'm going, I can't leave, but I'll put up with it, for them. My friend, after hearing my points, agrees with them. Especially the part about me being a crazy cat dad.
This is basically the reaction that anyone that gets to know her has. It's usually smooth sailing for a while, and then there's a minor disagreement, and she just loses her fucking mind.
A friend of hers came up to stay once, for my mom's birthday. My dad offers to put her up for the few days she's there, because his house is empty following my grandma going to a nursing home. They go to a Five Guys that recently went in here in town for my mom's birthday dinner.
Part-way through eating, friend asks my parents how long they've been divorced. My mom doesn't immediately know, but my dad does; he remembers about how old I was when it happened, so he bases it off that. Then he makes the mistake of adding that my mom still loves him to the end of it.
She responds that, no, she doesn't. He insists, and adds that she wouldn't do the things she does for him, like driving him around, since he's effectively blind, or helping him get around the grocery store if she didn't. She responds, in a voice loud enough for other tables to hear, that, no, she doesn't love him any more, and hadn't for a long while before the divorce.
Oh, and, that divorce? Remember how I said he was effectively blind?
His retina detached in one of his eyes, which condemned him to a slow, terrifying descent into blindness. This was the breaking point for her; he couldn't get around as well anymore, couldn't do any of the things he used to be able to do, like yard work, etc, because he was constantly going in and out of surgery, and doing anything strenuous could disrupt what few repairs they could make to his eye, so he wasn't worth her trouble anymore.
Piece of advice, Anons. If you marry someone, and their dad tells you that they're insane, and that, as long as you're married to them, you won't ever be able to make enough money, get out. Quick. It is a painful road, you walk, and one that will ruin you, body, mind, and spirit.
I should add, she didn't just drop him and serve him divorce papers for that. She pushed him. Hard. Tried to make him snap. Tried to get him to do something stupid. It took about seven-ish years and her shoving a finger right up into his face to do it, and he didn't even do it himself; she hurt herself struggling to try and get him to let her finger go.
She threw him out on his ass for that, then badgered, cajoled, coerced, and conned him into filing for it himself by dragging me out to his house every time something broke and she wanted him to fix it, flailing me in front of him like a trophy, and telling him that he could never afford to take care of me, not even between him and his parents.
She's trying to do the same to me, and has been for years. She's tired of me being around and butting heads with her when she says or does something stupid. But I have more patience than her, and I can deal with the shit she puts me through. The down-talking and trite remarks. The treating me like a well-meaning, half-retarded idiot. I get mad, sure, but I use that productively, and the fact that I don't ever stay mad just fucks with her, gets under her skin worse than anything else I've ever seen.
We feed off of each other, sure, but she can't let things go, and never learns anything new. We feed off of each other, but I always take the bigger piece, and there's only so much of her that she can lose.
My step-dad is super illegitimate. He does a bunch of stupid shit and then blames everyone else. He also didn't believe me about any of my problems and tried to kick me out of the (piece of shit) house I live in until my mom told him to pay my medical bills and she'd do it herself, since he lives on the other side of the fucking continent and actually can't do shit. He hasn't talked to me since, and I honestly don't even know why they never got a divorce, since they were married years before I was conceived.