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[RM2K] Battle Animation Assistance (Chronicles of Tsufanubra)

Hello everyone! Quick question: does anyone out there have an interest in creating (not from scratch, I mean PUTTING TOGETHER with a pre-existing sheet) battle animations? I'm absolutely terrible at this, and 95% of what I make is far too stiff and just doesn't flow properly.

It's not a paid job or anything, but I CAN put you on the Game Page as being part of the team, or even add a character from your game (or something similar) to Chronicles of Tsufanubra as a cameo of sorts (for a boss battle). I only need about 35~, and they're all offense/status ailment oriented.

[RM2K] Title Screen Request

I've recently changed the name of my current project, Dragon Fantasy REMADE, to "Chronicles of Tsufanubra," and was wondering if there was anyone out there willing to take on the challenge of creating a title screen for me?


The heroine, Celes, traverses the world of Tsufanubra in search of the four Divine Relics so she may receive their blessings and ascend into godhood, thus taking on her destined role as the world's Savior.


It doesn't have to be anything particularly fancy, but I'd like to capture the feeling of a grand adventure. Something broad in scope, but at the same time personal. Celes is lead by the nose around Tsufanubra's entirety; from her quaint mountain village to the majestic capital of the world, but in a linear fashion that doesn't have her experience EVERYTHING Tsufanubra has to offer.

For example, this was what I was using for the title screen, and it served it purpose wonderfully:


Mind you, I don't need the "Game By: Ephiam" in there, but there's something about that title that says "Adventure." It's simple and effective.

Anyway, if anyone's able to lend their assistance, I'd greatly appreciate it!

Seeking Writing Assistance

Right to the point: If there are any individuals out there who have a knack for writing some snazzy dialogue that would be interested in assisting me to write the dialogue for Dragon Fantasy: Remade, I would GREATLY appreciate it!

What I'm looking for is someone who knows what they're doing, is capable, and can liven up the words of a character while keeping them IN character. I'm not asking for someone to write the script for me by any means, but once I have written the base I'd like to be able to pass it off to someone who may be able to inject some flavorful dialogue where there may have been none. I'd be looking to know if the dialogue flowed properly, if it felt natural, if the characters stayed IN character, or perhaps I could have worded/explained something differently, etc. And if you should feel that there's something missing that you'd like to add? Go right ahead! But I would need to approve said addition should that happen.

Have any doubts about my capabilities? Look to my profile. I'm perfectly able to finish a game, even if it does take some time.

Strange Error Whenever I Attempt to Display a Picture (RM2K)

Nevermind me. This was an EXTREMELY idiotic mistake on my part. Sigh. Hahaha. THe problem's been fixed!


Hello all, I was wondering if anyone had any information regarding a strange error that I run in to whenever I attempt to display a picture using RPG Maker 2000. I end up getting an error, and then the game closes down. Said error is the following:



Small Question Regarding Exporting Project...

Before I go ahead and fudge something up when I decide to release an updated version of my latest project, do add-ons/Plugins simply STAY there if you simply export the project into a folder for others to play? Like there's nothing special I have to do to insure the version I upload includes the plugins I've recently added?

I have this strange paranoia of exporting the project, uploading it, and having someone download it only to find none of the plugins stuck because of something I forgot to do. Haha. =P

Ted and Kentley: Legend of the Glacar ( Script Sample)

The first few pages from the script of a game my friend and I are working on. Just curious as to how my dialogue is, etc. as well as any other general thoughts about these initial scenes. It's a light-hearted story taking place on the island of Four Points, with a mish-mash of time periods to create a wacky and fairly unique setting.

And away we go!



Ted returns home from school to discover that something has destroyed his home and left a gigantic crater where it used to stand. He approaches to find his sister Kentley within the crater.



Ted:
“Kentley! Are you okay? W-what happened?”

Kentley:
“Does it LOOK like I'm okay, Ted? I'm FAR from okay! I just had a giant cat fall from the sky and land on me! And look what it did to our house! Mom and dad are going to FREAK when they see this!”

Ted:
“A giant cat? B-but I'm sure it will all be okay! If you explain to them what happened they're sure to understand, right?”

Kentley:
“YOU barely believe me. They're just going to think that I tried to make spaghetti again. UGH! All the bad things always happen to me.”

Ted:
“Well... at least you're alive! If something did THIS to our house but didn't hurt you in the least I'd say you're some kind of super-hero! That's amazing, Kentley!”

Kentley:
“Well I sure don't feel amazing. I feel dizzy, actually...”

Ted:
“Kentley, you're starting to glow!”

Kentley:
“I'm what...? I am! I AM! What's going on? What's happening to me?!”



In a blinding flash of light Kentley is transformed into a Jackalope right before Ted's eyes. He can only stare in disbelief and bewilderment as ancient magics change the physical form of his sister.



Kentley:
“That was weird. Oh, hey, how did you get so tall? And stop looking at me like that! I'll punch you right between the eyes! Believe me when I say it'll be worse than last time! Hey, are you listening to me?!”

Ted:
“Kentley... It's not me. I didn't get taller, you just got... shorter. And furry. Ha ha! You're kind of cute now, actually!”

Kentley:
“Short? Furry...? AHHH! H-how? What HAPPENED to me? What am I...?”

Ted:
“You look like a bunny... kind of. But rabbits aren't supposed to have horns, are they?”

Kentley:
“Of course not! But that's the only difference, isn't it? Of course... Out of all the animals to change into it had to be a rabbit. Not a lion, eagle, or something cool. Just a rabbit. *Sigh*”

Ted:
“You think it's magic? It HAS to be magic! You were cursed, Kentley!”




Kentley:
“Hmph. I'd say. Whoever wished this on me must not have had a creative bone in their body. I loved being tall and awesome! Now look at me. Short, furry... but I bet I can still kick tons of butt!”

Ted:
“Mmm-hmm. You know what? I bet Grandpa knows what happened to you! He has a whole collection of books about magic and neat stuff like that! Remember when mom got mad at him because he told us one of his stories and then we almost burned the house down? He definitely knows what to do!”

Kentley:
“Never thought I'd say it, but... you're probably right! He DOES like weird stuff like this, doesn't he? That old coot's good for something after all!”

Ted:
“I just hope he doesn't try to catch you and make stew...”

Kentley:
“T-ted! Don't say stuff like that! H-he'd NEVER do that! I'm sure of it. Right...?”

Ted:
“O-of course not! B-besides, I'm sure you'd taste great!”

Kentley:
“Of course I would! I-I'd be delicious. I'd just rather not not have that confirmed.”



Ted and Kentley depart for their Grandfather's house on the other end of town. He's nowhere to be found, but they make their way in regardless and search his belongings to find some clue as to what happened to Kentley.





Ted:
“Grandpa! Grandpa, are you home?”

(Ted sees that Kentley is acting strange.)

Ted:
“Umm... Kentley?”

Kentley:
“HUH?! W-what? Oh. Mind your own business, would you? I'm just making sure he's not sneaking up on me or... something. I'll bite that old man's nose off if he tries any funny business! THIS rabbit ain't being made into a stew!”

Ted:
“I don't think you have to worry. He doesn't seem to be home.”

Kentley:
“Probably out hunting or something... That man should act his age for once!”

Ted:
“Hey, Grandpa's awesome! And he doesn't get mad at you for cooking, does he? He even let's you use his kitchen!”

Kentley:
“... It's not the same! Ugh. Anyway, let's see what we can find. The shorter I'm in the body of some devil-rabbit the better.”

(Ted and Kentley enter their Grandfather's house. They make their way towards his attic.)

Ted:
“I think this is where he keeps all of his weird stuff he doesn't want mom and dad to see...”

Kentley:
“It better be. What?! Look at all of these books! We don't have time to sit and read a few thousand novels! I want to get back to normal by at least tomorrow, not sixty years from now!”

Ted:
“Well, if we waited for Grandpa to come back I'm sure he'd-”

Kentley:
“No time for that, either! Let's just look for something that's about magic or curses... anything like that!”

(Several hours pass...)

Ted:
“Oh! Kentley! Kentley, look! I think I've found something!”

Kentley:
“Well it's ABOUT TIME!”

Ted:
“The Glacar... It's basically just like what you described! A giant cat. Or that's what this drawing looks like, at least.”

Kentley:
“THAT'S IT! That's the... the THING that fell on me! The cat!”

Ted:
“Really?! Wow! Well, uh...”

Ted:
“Okay, so apparently it can grant wishes. But ONLY if you sneak up on it and catch it. And if it grants one of your wishes... it dies.”

Kentley:
“It disappeared... so that means it died? Good! But what I find REAL interesting is that someone WISHED this would happen to me?! What a heartless...! If I find the person responsible I'm... I'm... AGHH!”

Ted:
“But it doesn't STAY dead! It comes back. It says the Glacar flies around Four Points and... and... I can't make out the rest. Is this coffee...?”


Kentley:
“He spilled COFFEE on the MOST IMPORTANT PART?! Oh how CONVENIENT! Leave it to him.”

Grandpa:
“Oh-ho! Well I'll be a jack-rabbit's grand-pappy! Nice of you two to drop by. And Kentley, I don't think you've ever looked so... well-groomed! He he.”

Ted:
“Grandpa! Wait until you hear about what's happened! You're never going to believe it!”

Kentley:
“So... wait, you knew it was me?”

Grandpa:
“Ho ho! Well at first I thought someone had broken in; I told you two to always shut the door behind you! I'd prepared my finest frying pan to confront the poor bastard who'd broken into MY house... when I heard Ted! And then I saw you. So plump, juicy, and delicious... I began to wonder if I had enough vegetables in the pantry to make a nice stew. But THEN I found out it was YOU! So long story short: I don't know what I'm having for supper anymore...”

Kentley:
“You crazy old man! You were going to EAT me?!”

Grandpa:
“WAS, my dear! WAS! Not anymore. Unless you want to keep calling your Grandfather “OLD?” Then I'd have to say you'd go great with some turnip.”

Ted:
“So do you know of any way to get Kentley back to normal, Grandpa? Is she stuck like that forever?”

Grandpa:
“Like that? If she wants to be, I suppose! But there IS a way we can return her to being that button-nosed cutey she's always been. Though don't get me wrong, Kent, you pull off that furry look real well! Maybe you should reconsider?”

Kentley:
“... Turnip?”

Grandpa:
“No, no! Now that I've thought about it I think some celery and onions would do you more justice.”

Kentley:
“Stop that, would you?! Do you know how I can return to normal or not?”

Grandpa:
“I know all, my lovely horned princess! And yes, you can. Like I said, it all depends on YOU! But then most things do, I suppose... Either way, it's possible. You just have to put in the effort. And time. Believe me, it's going to take a WHILE. And that's with more luck than you can shake a stick at!”

Ted:
“I thought you were going to tell us some super-secret spell that would change her back in a jiffy?”

Grandpa:
“Would if I could, m'boy! But that's impossible, I'm afraid. Any magic I could riddle off would probably make things WORSE, not better. I have a strange feeling she doesn't want forty eyes or eleven ears...”

Grandpa:
“No.... The only way to reverse this is to find the Glacar its self and WISH that rabbit-suit away! Otherwise we better stock up on carrots.”

Kentley:
“Find it? But it's DEAD! It dies when someone makes a wish, so how-”

Ted:
“It comes back! It'll come back, Kentley! The book said so!”

Grandpa:
“Kid's right. And when it does, we'll find it and MAKE it grant us our wish! Ho ho, I'm starting to get excited! You know what... I think I know just the man to help us accomplish this task, too!”
Ted:
“You do?!”

Kentley:
“Oh great, another old coot who's probably going to want to eat me...”

Grandpa:
“Ted Wilkinson. Local shaman and magic extraordinaire! If anyone knows of a way to hunt that overgrown cat down it's him! Used to be a great hunting buddy of mine, but then he decided to fully dedicate himself to the dark-arts. A shame, really...”

Kentley:
“Okay, so we just find this Ned Nelson guy, and he'll point us to where that cat is? Great! What are we waiting for? Let's go!”

Grandpa:
“Not so fast, my furry little friend! He's going to need something to go by if we want him to work his magic for us. A hair, tooth, nail... skin flake? SOMETHING.”

Kentley:
“Well I'm sorry, but I don't think it lost a few teeth trying to chow down on me or anything. In fact I'm quite content that this is ALL it did to me, thank you.”

Ted:
“It crashed into the house, right? So what about that crater? Do you think there could be something there?”

Grandpa:
“Wouldn't hurt to go look! Anything would be great right about now. Especially some rabbit stew. Mmm-mmm. My mouth's watering just thinking about biting into that juicy meat with a rich aroma of peppers and celery in the air...”

Kentley:
“Could we NOT start in on that again, please?!”



Grandpa:
“Hm? Oh. Oh, sorry Kent! He he he. Just thinking out loud again!”

Kentley:
“I'm not taking my eyes off you. Ever again.”

Evil Goddess Enemy Sprite? (NES)

I'm looking for a sprite that would suit an Evil Goddess/Goddess of Darkness in the NES style. Anyone have any floating around or know of something that may fit what I'm looking for? That's not the Cloud of Darkness sprite from FF III, of course. =B

Presenting SHAMROCK, a Webmanga by Ashikai



"Isaac Matthews' curiosity gets the best of him when he decides to follow a classmate who's not at all what he expected. She's a gate keeper; a person who hunts down objects mutated by ghosts after dark! His normal life takes a turn for the bizarre when this classmate offers him a position as her ghost hunting partner! Will Isaac take her up on her offer, or try to return to his normal life?

Get ready for a ghost story like no other.
"



Hey folks, how are you all doing? Good, I hope! I've created this topic today to help a friend out and spread the word of a Webmanga she's been pouring countless hours into for quite a while now. Said webmanga is entitled "SHAMROCK."






She's done me quite a few favors in the past which have mainly included character sketches, posters, etc. as well as sharing the word of a few of my RPG Maker projects, so this is the LEAST I can do for her! I think she deserves the exposure, and the more she gets the better!

So far there's been SEVEN chapters released in total, with an eighth being developed.





Interested?
Click here to read SHAMROCK at Mangamagazine!



Volume ONE is now available to pre-order through Storenvy!

"This book is perfect bound with full color covers and a B&W interior. There are over 190 pages of story (chapters 1-9), and 20+ pages of extra content unavailable anywhere on the web!"
Pre-order your copy NOW!

Title Screen Request! (AGAIN?!)

Hey everyone! I realize I've made more topics requesting title screens around here than I have to actually discuss something relatively interesting, but what can I say? I usually love the results I get. And again, it's always so very awesome to see someone elses work that is (even lightly) based off of your idea/game/what-have-you.

Anyway, this time around I'd like to put in a request for my latest NES/OLD-SCHOOL inspired project entitled "DRAGON FANTASY: HEROES OF TSUFANA." I am proud to say that this game greatly imitates the workings of an actual NES game, and is definitely my most polished game to date.

This project is being made using RPG Maker 2003, and should be released sometime this Month. And yes, that is the FULL GAME I am talking about. Complete with optional content and all.

What I'm looking for in the title image is something that invokes a sense of adventure. The game focuses mainly on exploration, so I want to put emphasis on that above all else. A group of warrior looking out over the landscape? A birds-eye view of the world from the heavens? Anything at all I'll welcome, so fire away! But remeber that this game is imitating NES RPGs such as Dragon Warrior, so nothing TOO fancy or modern!

The game page is here:
http://rpgmaker.net/games/4220/


Thanks for the read. I appreciate any and all contributions! And although I will not be able to offer pay for your work, I will list you in the credits and credit your work where appropriate. That is all I can offer.

Thanks again!

Ephiam.

Can't Make Blogs?

For whatever the reason may be, whenever I attempt to create a new Blog entry on any of my Game Pages, an error occurs and that "Oops! Something went wrong..." message is displayed. So is this just happening to me, or is anyone else experiencing this problem as well?