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storyline in RPGs
« on: May 10, 2012, 09:04:59 pm »
I've been looking into storylines in RPGs, interactive storyline, linear storyline, interactions with NPCs, AI in enemies, simulation vs stimulation, etc.

And I stumbled upon this document that I thought is really good if you plan on developing an RPG that captures the audience. So I decided to share it :)


Spoiler For funny life mathematics:
1. ROMANCE MATHEMATICS
Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy
2. OFFICE ARITHMETIC
Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime
3. SHOPPING MATH
A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need.
4. GENERAL EQUATIONS & STATISTICS
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
5. HAPPINESS
To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
6. LONGEVITY
Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.
7. PROPENSITY TO CHANGE
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.
8. DISCUSSION TECHNIQUE
A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Girls = Time * Money (Girls are a combination of time and money)
Time = Money (Time is money)
Girls = Money squared (So, girls are money squared)
Money = sqrt(Evil) (Money is also the root of all evil)
Girls = sqrt(Evil) squared (So, girls are the root of all evil squared)
Girls = Evil (Thus, girls are evil)
*Girls=Evil credit goes to Compynerd255*

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Re: storyline in RPGs
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 09:30:05 am »
This brilliant. I'm going to start my own Development company and I could use this! :D

Thank you for sharing this, I'm definitely going to find it useful! XD

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Re: storyline in RPGs
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2012, 09:34:20 am »
:) i'm glad it helped.

I've been going on gamedev.net, and their forums have a lot of really good discussions and ideas :D it's pretty worth it to check them out


Spoiler For funny life mathematics:
1. ROMANCE MATHEMATICS
Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy
2. OFFICE ARITHMETIC
Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime
3. SHOPPING MATH
A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need.
4. GENERAL EQUATIONS & STATISTICS
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
5. HAPPINESS
To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
6. LONGEVITY
Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.
7. PROPENSITY TO CHANGE
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.
8. DISCUSSION TECHNIQUE
A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Girls = Time * Money (Girls are a combination of time and money)
Time = Money (Time is money)
Girls = Money squared (So, girls are money squared)
Money = sqrt(Evil) (Money is also the root of all evil)
Girls = sqrt(Evil) squared (So, girls are the root of all evil squared)
Girls = Evil (Thus, girls are evil)
*Girls=Evil credit goes to Compynerd255*

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Re: storyline in RPGs
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2012, 10:26:11 am »
I think it will indeed help, thanks ^_^

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Re: storyline in RPGs
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2012, 11:21:23 am »
Wow, there's a lot of stuff in here... o.o
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Re: storyline in RPGs
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2012, 05:37:41 pm »
My goodness that is a huge document! O.O Looks like it could be pretty useful (just skimming through a bit).

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Re: storyline in RPGs
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2012, 05:42:36 pm »
I wonder if one of these concepts could be applied to calculator RPGs :)
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Re: storyline in RPGs
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2012, 05:48:29 pm »
Of course! Jsj795's <a href=http://ourl.ca/3609>project</a> in the works is in fact a calculator RPG.

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Re: storyline in RPGs
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2012, 04:15:32 am »
Cool, I can use this
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