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The mighty sorceress, Ogiwara Ryoko, has long been researching a way to make contact with the spirits. She has found two differing methods of doing this. She calls upon her apprentice to gather the materials for both methods. As her apprentice leaves, she finds herself beginning to doubt the wisdom of that action.

With Okiku, Star Apprentice, players take the role of Okiku, a wizards apprentice whose task is to seek out various spell components for her master. However, Okiku is not particularly serious about her job. Or much of anything else, for that matter.


Personal background:
At first, I wanted to have a shooting system in place for possible puzzle-solving shenanigans. After many frustrations in failure, that idea was abandoned. However, I still had a face-set, a character sprite, and maybe I could still do something with them. This is that something.
As something of a forewarning, this is a game whose humor is aimed toward those who find it's kind of humor funny. Just a friendly heads-up.


Other links of interest:
This game's game-thread on RPG Maker Web.

Latest Blog

RTP-less download available!

I've just finished uploading a version of the game that does not require the RTP! Get it via the downloads tab; it's the one labeled "Okiku, Star Apprentice (Full)"!


At least, I THINK it doesn't require the RTP.


Let's back up a bit, and explain things.


While I was making this game, I made a list of which files from the RTP I used. I used that list to copy-paste over files to make this newer download.


However, I can't help but to think that I overlooked something.


Anyway, if anybody gets an error message about missing files from the "full" version, this is the place to let me know about it!


As to who NEEDS the "full" version...


If you have no idea what an "RTP" is, then, you probably want to download the full version!


If you know what it is, but don't have it (or don't want to mess with getting it), then the "full" version is also for you!


Happy gaming!

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Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
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author=Malandy
I'd trope this if I had the will... Which I don't right now... But anyone can make a trope page for a work...

https://tvtropes.org/VideoGame/OkikuStarApprentice

Oh, cool! Thanks for page, even if it's basic stuff!

Though, to be fair, I wouldn't have the will either, so...

author=Malandy
You also have a Creator page now, because it's weird listing your games in games' pages.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/Marrend

And I should call you a "He". How did I miss the "Male" in your RMN Profile??!

I have been referred to with the female pronoun in some cases! Correcting the speaker/poster to use the male pronoun instead has never been a particularly high priority.
Loving all the conversations with the townspeople!

Interesting that we never see Nishino boy's pregnant mom. *shrugs*

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The place names and stuff... Feel familiar, and have meaning... But where...

Or are they just Japanese, and have no meaning beyond that? Hmm...

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... Kaminoyama is called Kawanoyama on the map...

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I'd trope this if I had the will... Which I don't right now... But anyone can make a trope page for a work...

https://tvtropes.org/VideoGame/OkikuStarApprentice

You also have a Creator page now, because it's weird listing your games in games' pages.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/Marrend

And I should call you a "He". How did I miss the "Male" in your RMN Profile??!

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Not errors, or not important:

I have this weird save at the Final Battle where it's just Ryoko, and a Black Screen...

But when I replay that battle with a save from the first floor of the Tower, and then save at the end, then load ''that'' save, I just return to the main menu?

https://rpgmaker.net/users/Malandy/locker/Okiku__Save15__At_Final_Battle.rvdata2

... Oh, that's what happened "before"... Wow, when did I play this?

https://rpgmaker.net/games/5774/?p=4#posts

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Also, Ryoko's Never Die doesn't work if it's used after her Barrier?

And a Sealed Ryoko that Never Dies still has the Seal, regains all her stats, and can cast?

Still totally playable though!

And it's intentional.

https://rpgmaker.net/games/5774/?post=544443#post544443
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
Thanks for giving this dino a go, sacred!


I played this again fairly recently myself. Like, in the last month or so? It was a little weird. I'm used to super-fast-forwarding text with "Control" now-a-days, thanks to Yanfly's messaging system. The humor might not have been as good as I recall.

Still, I had a blast with the Wand!
Well, I actually put in a review for this game after my most recent Let's Play.
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
Prepare for silliness, and LOTS OF EXPLOSIONS! Probably!

I've just found this thanks to your comment on "Voices of friendship" and that's good 'cause this game seems interesting! I'm downloading it now
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
Using nothing but magical artifacts wasn't a consideration for this game, to be sure.


There's absolutely ways that I could set "S" or "D" to activate a different artifact/tool.


Did Champs of the Bocca do this, or something like it?


I cannot remember!

I can see why you first wanted the game to be a shooter, when I first started I spent five minutes just zapping stuff with the wand.

Following that zap-everything-with-wands logic why does Okiku use spells in the first place when she could be starting a collection of wands for zapping everything with? Wand of blasting. Wand of cure. Wand of fireball, chain lightning?
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
Uh, what gave you the idea either of us were studying witchcraft?


Though, Ryoko can be a bit of a witch, if you know what I mean!

Witchcraft, yes. A real witch personally makes each and every piece of clothing on her body herself, as well as every thing she carries, possibly including the cauldron itself.

But really, how much shapoo do you two go through and how many charges are left on that wand of blasting? You could try pestering Lady Ryoko to teach you wandmaking or how to make a broom golem.
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
Huh. Dragon was on my list of RTP includes. Might want to look into that anyway.

Also, witchcraft? What does that have to do with clothing, exactly?

*Edit:
To be fair, the "full" version was complied by hand, and was done waaaaaay the before I learned about Tuskihime's resource checker.

Or, maybe it was complied before I figured out how to not skip over sounds in regards to battle animations, among other resources it skips over?

Hard to say, as I can't remember!

*Edit2:
Full version updated! This version has been gone over with Tsukihime's resource checker. Which SHOULD mean that there shouldn't be any missing files. However, if this still has issues, let me know! It's NEVER too late for a bug report!

Oh, crap, I forgot to fix the spelling of Malandy's name in the manual. WELP!
Unable to find file:
Graphics/Battlers/Dragon

This was using the version that had a "_1" at the end of it.
I guess haircuts are for commoners? How much shampoo do you girls use up monthly?

Wait, Ryoko gave you a wand of what? whyyyy you have a poor grasp of reality as is

But my goodness, did Lady Ryoko not teach you any manners or restraint at all? I hope that wand runs out of charges soon. oh! You could ask Lady Ryoko about the second half of the word "witchcraft". You might have to look forward to learning how to sew new clothes.
You're welcome!~

Oh! "Malady"! That's great! You just hit upon one of the other usernames I use! I knew picking a handle that similar would pay off!
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
Aaaaaand...


...updated! Thanks once again to Malandy for the spelling fixes, and for the bug report!


It's NEVER too late for a bug report!




Wait a sec, did I spell your name wrong when I gave thanks to you in the manual?


Of COURSE I did.


Er, sorry about that! If this gets another major fix, I'll clean that up! But, for now...


...enjoy!
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
I'm doing a play-through here, mostly to make sure there's no more places that the WOB wouldn't be fired "off-the-screen" and create the bug where it can't be fired again until a map transition. Outside of a few modifications...


...things are looking okay so far! Keep your fingers crossed, subscribers/players/fans/!

Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
The base MP regen rate is 10%. However, if the "Leak" status is applied, it gets a -5% to that rate, which makes the total regen rate 5%. In the case of the Dragon, it normally gets 64 per round, and under "Leak" it gets 32.


At least, I THINK that's how that math would work?


I'm aware that it's possible to remove equipment, but, I don't recall doing anything to equipment to make it unable to be sold? Unless... the fact that equipment costs zero Geld-Pasil somehow makes them unable to be sold? I'm... not really sure!


Either way, yes, you cannot use the Wand of Blasting unless it is equipped! LOGIC!


Whoa, whoa whoa. Wait. Did... did you say...FANFIC!?


I would be super-delighted! Masako-senpai ALWAYS needs more cameos! Okay, well, I'm all about the cameos and references, as I'm sure you can tell. Though, hell, even if you just remain in Okiku-ville, I'd still be happy! Anywho, if you need any help with any of that, my PM box is open!

So, can I use character stuff from your games for fanfics? Like powers and names and personalities?

And I'm guessing that there are no other items... Wait... Oh! So you can't sell your equipment. Ok. Wow. You can't Blast without the Wand! You think of everything!

Also, one more typo for now...

"Aperature" should be "Aperture"?

... And the Dragon regens 32 Mana a turn...

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Final Boss: Expected something even worse than an Archdemon or a Archangel... But then again, you're not sacrificing a whole Archdemon or Archangel...

Final Boss Typo?

"Does disease" ... Disease isn't a verb? But then again... There could be a spell called "Disease", with a capital...
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
That explains things! I was looking in the volcano, since you said "Dragon"!

Though, I'm not sure what I can do about that. Outside of the quick-fix of altering the map so that players can't reach that edge?

Geeze, that's a lot of spelling errors, though!

*Edit:
Looks like there might be one other place where than can happen in Kayminoyama. Which I should address with the next update.

*Edit2:
Well, there is an edge the Mountain Pass where players could fire off the screen (and not be able to shoot again), but, the number of instances where this can happen will be reduced by next update!
author=Marrend
I'm starting to think a screencap of where you are when this happens for you is in order.

Blast from Here?:



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So, there are no equips other than the ones we get at the start?

Also, "Despair", not "Dispair"... Well, it's right in the skill box, but not in the evolution message... And then it's wrong again when it says the monster's reaction...
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