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So, say I'm making a mystery game and it allows you to ask characters about topics...

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Some of the topics you can ask about will be specific, but I'd like to know what general topics people would try asking that I might miss?

(some of these are offtopic/too specific/nonsensical because my sister was helping me but I think they get the idea across about what I mean when I say topic.) what would you try typing in to get to know a character?

Work/Job/Profession
Sexuality/Romance/Dating
Music
Food
Flowers
Art
Dogs
Computers
Celebrities
Death
Fashion
Emojis
Video Games
Books
Pets
History
Science
Biology
Trains
Magic
Airplanes
Thought Experiments
Boats
Dreams
Nightmares
SPIDERS
FEARS
Clowns
Fantasy
Day Dream
Ratchets
Razed are the powerful
RMN
MAIZA
Twitter
Facebook
social media
Internet
Gourd Clae
Pianotm
Gloom
nicob
Youtubers
religion
Energy
Pears
Fruit
Ideas
philosophy
Plan

I plan on making this not intimidating/too much to process by only having characters react to key words which will be slowly revealed throughout the game. BUT, giving the player the freedom to guess some of them/talk about what thay wanted seemed like a good idea.
InfectionFiles
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I'm sad I'm not in there...

But what about Colors or Illness/Sickness/Disability? (unless I missed those)
author=InfectionFiles
I'm sad I'm not in there...

But what about Colors or Illness/Sickness/Disability? (unless I missed those)
lol I probably would've thrown in every RMNer I could think of in there eventually XD so you miiiight be in there in the future~ :P

Also, ooh, colors and disability are good ideas! Thank you!

(actually the only reason piano got thrown in was because of my sister. apparently he made an impression... hmmmm)
InfectionFiles
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author=Gourd_Clae
author=InfectionFiles
I'm sad I'm not in there...

But what about Colors or Illness/Sickness/Disability? (unless I missed those)
lol I probably would've thrown in every RMNer I could think of in there eventually XD so you miiiight be in there in the future~ :P

Also, ooh, colors and disability are good ideas! Thank you!

I'll hold you to your word :P

And you're welcome!

What about archnemesis, or things you hate? Hunting, camping/outdoors activities?
You are good at this! Camping and hunting are very good ones too~ "Dislikes" for "things you hate". Or maybe "turn offs" also if I want to ask about love life specifically.
InfectionFiles
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author=Gourd_Clae
You are good at this! Camping and hunting are very good ones too~ "Dislikes" for "things you hate". Or maybe "turn offs" also if I want to ask about love life specifically.
Thank ya! And I was thinking hate is too strong a word, so I like Dislikes/turn offs of you're going for a dating type dealy.

How about weather such as rain, or liking it cold or hot, along that vein.
lol weather sounds kinda like a joke option like "COME PLAY GOURDS GAME SIMULATE THE WONDER OF TALKING ABOUT THE WEATHER" XD

Although some of my characters probably have strong opinions on the weather (b-because I do).

"hobbies" could be good if you're not sure what casual activities are important to the character as a whole.
NeverSilent
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What about humour or jokes? It'd be interesting to find out what kind of things specific characters find funny.
InfectionFiles
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It just started raining here which is why I thought about it! I love the rain and here in Texas we always need it

And hell, I'd still play it! lol

Hobbies is a good general one
InfectionFiles
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author=NeverSilent
What about humour or jokes? It'd be interesting to find out what kind of things specific characters find funny.
This is a good one I can't believe wasn't on the list! Or me thinking about it, so obvious!
author=NeverSilent
What about humour or jokes? It'd be interesting to find out what kind of things specific characters find funny.
Oooh, yes, that's a good one! IRL what people find funny is a big factor in how much I like them so that probably should've been one of the first ones I thought of! Thank ya much~

@IF It's super rainy here in NY too surprised it didn't occur to me! also thank you for your faith in my weather chat game. XD
kentona
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How are you missing Sports and Weather?
Yeah, weather is one of those fall-gap conversation starters that either putter out to nothing or lead to much more interesting topics. That said, it can be an interesting topic in and of itself depending on where you live.

How about local, national and international news? Tragedies. Worries. Hopes. Cute dog/cat videos. Tax. Best waifus. Anime. Games. Memes.



MEMES.
Sooz
If you are truly the virtuous man you say you are, then you have nothing to fear of the ditto.
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x vs y (like Superman vs Batman or Goku)
Would you ever...
Truth or Dare...
Lies.
NOSTALGIA
Marrend
Guardian Gorgon of the Description Thread
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Players can type in a conversation topic? Am I reading that right? How would that even work?

*Edit: If it's a mystery game, I imagine that the mystery in question could be a topic of conversation.
author=kentona
How are you missing Sports

Oh, uh, that's a good point considering how many of the characters are athletes! XD

author=Liberty
How about local, national and international news? Tragedies. Worries. Hopes. Cute dog/cat videos. Tax. Best waifus. Anime. Games. Memes.
MEMES.

Those are all good ideas! Get ready for the inevitable "What is a me-me?" conversation~


author=Liberty
x vs y (like Superman vs Batman or Goku)
Would you ever...
Truth or Dare...
Lies.
NOSTALGIA

x vs. y sounds like a pain in the butt, but the rest of those could be potentially very fun! :P

author=Sooz
Butts

GENIUS I'm honestly tempted.

author=Marrend
Players can type in a conversation topic? Am I reading that right? How would that even work?

*Edit: If it's a mystery game, I imagine that the mystery in question could be a topic of conversation.

Yup, yup the mystery is a topic once it's been introduced. I can probably post a video of it...

It's short, but sweet.

It's quite a bit of work, but it's worth it!
Marrend
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That's pretty slick!

I imagine random quotes might pop up in the conversation if the topic turns to movies, or video games. Hell, they might pop up randomly anyway, depending on the person. If you're feeling silly, pull some fake-quotes like you might find in this thread.

When in doubt, pull from your quote gallery. You know you want to :P
Sated
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Research how useful that was in the first two Fallout games.

Hint: It's almost completely useless. Don't waste your time.
@Sated Yikes. I'll look into it although my aim was moreso fun than useful! Maybe there were issues in Fallout that I could avoid in my own game.

@Marrend I like that idea! I definitely plan to have a lot of references to RMN baked in there.
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