LIBERTY'S PROFILE

I enjoy playing and creating games (mostly RPGs) and have a love of story and characterisation above graphics. I've been into RM* since '96 and have used all makers - started on the PSX makers, found and used a patched version of the SNES RM, then moved to RM95. When I found RM2K I finally decided to join some forums and I've been a part of the community ever since.

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[WRITING PROMPT CHALLENGE] ~Day By Day~

I've been meaning to do another series of writing prompt topics and after someone refreshed an older one, I figured now was as good a time as any to get on it.

RULES:
- One post to hold all your written stuff. Edit your post to update. This keeps your stuff all together.
- You can post your stuff as you go through the thread, as long as it's either linked back to your compilation post or posted there as well.
- Hide every prompt under hide tags.
- You may write anything of any rating, however if you write something that has triggers, put a warning outside of the hide tags for that piece so that people are aware what kind of content can be found in those tags and thus avoid if they so wish.
- This thread can be brought back from the dead at any time. It's immune to age, so feel free to post the prompt updates your forgot to add at any time, even two years down the track.
- If you give feedback, remember to keep it polite and relevant. Going on a rant over someone's work or only being critical isn't warranted. Try to be fair - to point out good points too.
- RMN has no post size limit so don't worry about running out of space.


Once per day I will update the thread with a new prompt. Try to get each prompt done in a day. Let's see how long we can go! Even doing a 10-minute stream-of-concious, a poem, a long-ass essay or epic-length piece will count!


Good Luck everyone!


PROMPTS

Day 1
Linger

Day 2
Summer Highs

Day 3
Group of Friends

Day 4
Escape the Dream

Day 5
Memorial

Day 6
Blazing Sky

Day 7
Morning Coffee

Day 8
Secrets

Day 9
On the Road

Day 10
Changing Directions

Day 11
Morning After

Day 12
Broken Seashells

Day 13
First Blush of Spring

Day 14
Gregarious

Day 15
His Sigh

Day 16
Over the Edge

Day 17
Dangerous Waters

Day 18
Free From Obligation

Day 19
Rainbow Sprinkles

Day 20
At the Edge

Day 21
Relationship Goals

Day 22
Beneath the Boughs

Day 23
Last Dance

Day 24
My Ravioli

Day 25
Another Endless Sky

Day 26
She Walks Away

Day 27
Mountain Melody

Day 28
On the Dockside

Day 29
Forever's Edge

Day 30
Lasting Grace

Day 31
Cup Favours

Day 32
Green Hues

Day 33
Singing Proud

Day 34
Brave

Day 35
Justifications

Day 36
Following Love

[Poll] Pick Your Poison (RMN Birthday Pre-Vote)

RMN Birthday is just around the corner and usually it's a time for silly events to be had.

This is the twelfth year (12 years!) and so we've a few things we could do with that, but over the course of the last year we've collected a bunch of ideas from you guys (and among ourselves) and now have a list for you to vote from!

Keep in mind that you'll have a week at most for this event, so shorter is better and quality is questionable.


Shitty Abrupt Ending Event - It is what it says on the tin - make a game with a shitty, abrupt ending.

Badaption 2 - A straight-up sequel to the original Badaption. Take a movie, tv show or book and make a bad adaption based around it.

Badaption 2: Future Fury - A little different but still similar to the original. Instead of taking any movie, tv show or book, take a trailer of a movie/tv show/etc that has yet to be released and make a game about how it might go.

The Terrible Three - A trilogy of shit. Three games that are linked to each other but separate beasts despite that.

Epic Rap Battles of RMN - Take a song, any song, and use it as the plot/inspiration for your game.

3+3+3+3 - 3 hours to make it in, 3 characters in the game, 3 maps to use, 3 battles to fight. Can you complete the challenge over 4 days?

The Twelfth Hour - A week to create a game made in 12 hours total. It's simple but hey, 12th birthday.

Other - If you have an idea, post it down. It might not make it into this year, but we might use it elsetime!

Misao Re-jiggify

So last years categories are worth looking at and seeing if we need to change any. Here's what we have so far:


Best Game Title
The most clever, original, witty, or cool game title of the year.

Best Game Profile
The raddest presentation and marketing of the game.

"Eye Candy" Award
Raddest Graphics & Artwork. An excellent example of art direction and cohesive vision.

Summoner of Sounds
The best soundtrack and creative use of sound.

Excellence in Narrative
The project you think is most effective at telling its story. Think in terms of its presentation, writing, clarity, cutscene direction, or Shyamalan twists.

The "How the Hell Did They Do That?" Award
The game that displays the most technical prowess and feats of ingenuity in gameplay.

"Lawsuit Waiting To Happen" Award
Best Fan Game/Use of rips

The Dark Souls of RMN
The game that delivers the best challenges or coolest puzzles.

Punniest Game Alive
Comedic game of the year. Pick the funniest game you played this year, with the best humour and/or the best/worst puns.

Trippiest Game
The game that was most strange, bizarre, psychedelic, offbeat, and quirky released this year.

The kentona Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence
A game you think needs more recognition for whatever spurious reason

Year of the Owl
Best use of animals/doggos/pets/owls in a game this year.

Best First Game

For a developer's first game ever.

Most Promising Demo
The demo released this year you think has the most potential to be amazing.

Game of the Year
The absolute best game you played from RMN for the current year.


Suggestions, thoughts and ideas? Keep or swap a few out for something else? Do we want a reviewer award or something like that? Maybe best event game award too? IDK

MISAO WINNERS 2018


The voting for the 2018 Misaos has come to an end and now it's time to show the winners! With no further ado...



Best Game Title
The most clever, original, witty, or cool game title of the year.





Best Game Profile
The raddest presentation and marketing of the game.





"Eye Candy" Award
Raddest Graphics & Artwork. An excellent example of art direction and cohesive vision.





Summoner of Sounds
The best soundtrack and creative use of sound.





Excellence in Narrative
The project you think is most effective at telling its story. Think in terms of its presentation, writing, clarity, cutscene direction, or Shyamalan twists.





"How the Hell Did They Do That?" Award
The game that displays the most technical prowess and feats of ingenuity in gameplay.





"Lawsuit Waiting to Happen" Award
Best Fan Game/Use of rips





Dark Souls of RMN
The game that delivers the best challenges or coolest puzzles.





Punniest Game Alive
Comedic game of the year. Pick the funniest game you played this year, with the best humour and/or the best/worst puns.






Trippiest Game
The game that was most strange, bizarre, psychedelic, offbeat, and quirky released this year.





The kentona Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence
A game you think needs more recognition for whatever spurious reason.





Year of the Dog
Best use of animals/doggos/pets/alpacas in a game this year.





Best First Game
For a developer's first game ever.





Most Promising Demo
The demo released this year you think has the most potential to be amazing.





Game of the Year
The absolute best game you played from RMN for the current year.



Congratulations to everyone who made a game in the previous year. Here's hoping this year will be fruitful and full of great games! And remember to nominate!

Goaling It 2019

Every year we promise we'll do shit. Every year we look at the shit we didn't do last year and hang our heads in shame. Or ignore that and make new goals, if you're like me. So what kinda goals do you have for the new year? What things didn't you get to do last year that bummed you out?

GOALS FOR 2019
1. Finish at least 2 games
2. Find at least one long-term part-time/full-time job
3. Keep up with the site updates a bit more often
4. Get my social media out a bit more
5. More videos on my channel
6. Get more people active on the site more often
7. Push for more responsive design choices for the site/new updates
8. Learn some coding to help with the site stuff

Things I regret:
-Not doing the articles all the way through for the Misaos last year.
-Still need to finish some games I worked on last year that I wanted to finish.
-Not learning code to help with site stuff.
-Let's not talk about RMNlympics.

Things I am pleasantly surprised with/satisfied:
-the discord has really picked up and we've got new people who are pretty cool.
-RMN lasted another year. We're officially old now guys!


RECOGNITION

Everyone has done a great job this past year working together through some pretty hectic times. We've gained a lot of great new peeps, and our oldbies are still awesome. We've had our ups and downs in 2019 and it's been amazing to see how everyone has come together to help each other out - from support and love given to those who have lost people and more. I'm always proud of how everyone puts aside their differences to give each other a hand.

The staff have been the backbone of the site, making sure that problems don't escalate and trying to keep things chill but fun. I appreciate that you guys are keeping an eye out for stuff and poke at me about things if I've forgotten. A big thanks to Unity especially for giving us her time and patience. Her kindness has always been appreciated and we'll miss her.

Same with Soli, who retired from his work as review manager. Thanks for all the hard work you've done in the past!

Also shout-out to kentona for still hanging around and being helpful despite his 'retirement'. And, as always, ankylo for always looking out for us! And, well, you crazy lot for even coming here. <3

MOTTO 2019
If you don't learn from your mistakes today, you'll be doing so tomorrow.


2018 GOAL TOPIC

2019 Gammak Challenge!

The rules of this challenge are as follows:
- The game must be playable in order to get the badge.
- The game must feature an owl prominently.
- The game must be made and finished within 2019.
- The game must have at least 10 minutes play time.
- The game must have an accepted game page on RMN.

You will need to send Liberty a PM when the game is completed or post a link to it in this thread. Also, feel free to share resources here too!

You will then receive an Owl badge worth 50MS.

I hereby declare this the Year of the Owl.


Owls are connected with both darkness and light - night and moon. They can symbolise magic, mystery and ancient knowledge. They are the keeper of secrets, holders of wisdom and messengers of the gods. They are silent predators, hunters of the night, seekers of lost words and guides to those who revere and respect them. Connected to death and spirits who haunt the night.

All hail the Owl.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2019

Share your resolutions, hopes and dreams here. As well as your well wishes for everyone!

RMNLYMPICS 2 Share Topic

Oh, hey. Remember this? Yes, you do.

Please use this topic to get some closure on the event, to show off the amazing work you guys all did and to give each other a good old slap on the back for a great job.



Explanation
I run a lot of events around the site and yes, I make a few mistakes or take some time to get to things. I freely admit that I am human and can fuck up from time to time.

RMNlympics event was my baby and I was proud of it. The first time it ran we didn't think it would get any traction. Some people were wondering if it would work and were scepticle about it. I pushed forward and it worked. It got a lot of people joining in and it was a lot of fun.

The second iteration of the event didn't work out so well. Not only did some people not follow the rules properly, causing more work for me, but we didn't get near enough people joining in, sending in and taking part in the event. This is the kind of event where more is better.

One of the issues, I think, was that there was a longer time period given for the second event. The first took place over a weekend. The second, people pushed for a longer time. I didn't think it would work. I didn't want it to be longer, but I acceeded to people saying it would be better and it turned out, well, it wasn't better.

The teams ended up being very unbalanced, with some people not putting in anything and others putting in a lot. Add to that that my life was kinda hectic and I was going through a bout of depression around the time so I kept trying to force myself to spend any time I had free to do this thing that had become less of a fun event and more of a stressful requirement.

People hadn't sorted their entries. Had put things all into one game project so that I needed to pull the different pieces apart to make up the entries and by the time someone suggested "just get them to do it" it was far too late.

I'm stubborn. I'll keep on and on at something until it burns me out. I don't let things go and sometimes it makes me good at stuff I do. Sometimes it makes me bad at it. In this case I wasn't willing to let go of the event, and kept pushing myself up against a wall where I wasn't getting anywhere and people kept throwing reminders at me about it. It seemed at some points that the moment I could relax and not stress over it, someone would pull it back up and shove it in my face.

So I cancelled the event. I realised I wasn't going to get anywhere with it, a year had passed already and I was just burned out. I told people they could put their stuff on the site, that it was over, that I was sorry.

And people still bring it up. I know it's a memey, jokey way but it hits into my heart because I did fail, and it was my event and it feels horrible every time someone jokingly says "lol RMNlympics when?" because it puts me back in that period of not being able to deal with the stress and everything that was going on at the time.


So... this is my apology for not being able to get it done and hopefully with you guys sharing the amazing things you made for the event, there will finally be closure - for the community and for me.

Sorry for failing.

Thank you for being the amazing community you are.

Merry Christmas RMN!




Have a great day, all! <3

RMN Christmas Album?

Firstly, blame Discord for this. Secondly, blame kentona for this too. ;p

So.... yeah, idea.

Album: RMN Christmas
Track 1: Santa Baby by Liberty

Santa baby, slip a game under the tree for me
Been an awful good girl
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight
Santa baby, some makerscore for your baby too, ohh ooh
I'll wait up for you, dear
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Think of all the events I've missed
Think of all the pages that I haven't dissed
Next year I could be also good
If you'll check off my Christmas list

Santa baby, I want a frontpage spot and that's not a lot
Been an angel all year
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa honey one thing I really do need, the deed
To rpgmaker.net
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa cutie, and fill my mailbox with media and reveiws
I need those five stars
Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Come and trim my Christmas tree
With misao nominations aplenty
I really do believe in you
Let's see if you believe in me

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, a feature
I don't mean on the side
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry, tonight

Santa Baby

Track 2: Jammin' Around the Christmas Tree by pianotm
badum dum dum
Jammin' around the Christmas Tree,
Mak a special gam to-night.
Ruby scripting executing perfectly
Every game dev's true delight.

Jammin' around the Christmas Tree,
We'll get the best review
Later we'll put it onto a stream
And we'll get a bunch of views.

You will get a sentimental feeling when you see
Zero glitches, perfect framerate
Look! You got a five star rating!

Jammin' around the Christmas Tree,
Mak a special gam to-night.
Everyone playin' merrily,
In a modern retro way!

You will get a sentimental feeling when you see
Zero glitches, perfect framerate
Look! You got a five star rating!

Jammin' around the Christmas Tree,
Mak a special gam to-night.
Everyone playin' merrily,
In a modern retro way!

Jammin' Around the Christmas Tree