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Offline dndfreak

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I did a thing
« on: November 16, 2015, 02:31:40 pm »
I had the chance/inspiration the other day to start writing fiction, something I haven't done in a while. I've spent probably close to eight hours total putting a first chapter together, but I haven't proofread at all, so fair warning.

HERE IS THE LINK NOW IF YOU WISH TO GO IN BLIND


The basic premise is that this is a fantasy novel in which someone from our world wakes up in what appears to be a stereotypical tabletop rpg campaign setting. The characters are actually aware of the quantifiable numbers which govern the world, and speak and act according to game terminology. The result is a mixture of high fantasy adventure and tongue-in-cheek nerd references. The inspiration comes in part from the webcomic Erfworld, which does something similar but for 4x strategy games rather than tabletop rpgs.

I'm not sure if I want to continue this, or what I'll do with it. It was fun to write, which makes me want to work at it, but the copyrights involved make it a tough sell for me to do anything with if I actually finish it. The optimal solution would be to get in contact with someone at Paizo, but I doubt that would happen. I looked into it and they don't accept unsolicited submissions. They do have a writer's subforum, I guess, but I don't know how much attention they give it.



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Re: I did a thing
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2015, 07:33:13 pm »
I'll definitely be checking this out.
Probably not a Goat, either.


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Re: I did a thing
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2015, 02:53:49 am »
The result is a mixture of high fantasy adventure and tongue-in-cheek nerd references. The inspiration comes in part from the webcomic Erfworld and Kaizer who was working on this premise way before me for his game that's coming along really well I hear!

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Re: I did a thing
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2015, 08:10:25 am »
Wow, that's a fascinating thing that's not even remotely true.You get back to your robot loli jrpg that has literally nothing to do with this.

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Re: I did a thing
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2015, 09:16:31 am »
now boys don't fight

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Re: I did a thing
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2015, 01:45:14 pm »
Least I don't actually **** my cousin like some people.





It was a mistake of me to bother hanging around this site when I knew I'd still have to be reminded of a cancerous growth like you, i'm gone.

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Re: I did a thing
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2015, 03:20:33 pm »
this dynamic seems a lot more interesting than any game or book
No way dude, you're trolling me.

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Re: I did a thing
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2015, 03:36:01 pm »
Yes please continue this story.

I want to hear more about the plagiarism and accusations of incest please.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: I did a thing
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2015, 05:40:53 pm »
I really don't know what's up with him. We were playing Hearthstone or something like it a couple weeks ago, can't even remember for sure, and for whatever reason he was getting really pissed off (I assume he was mad at the game's rng, I can't say for certain but that's usually the case). He started hurling insults and getting super salty, so I tried to calm him down but it wasn't working. Rather than let matters escalate, knowing there was nothing I could say to him, I hung up. A few minutes pass and when I go to check if he's cooled off, I find out he's blocked me pretty much everywhere.

He gets pissy from time to time, it happens. He'll cool off eventually, but in the past it's taken him a couple months at most.

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Re: I did a thing
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2015, 10:08:05 pm »
Is your cousin hot?

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Re: I did a thing
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2015, 10:33:24 pm »
Well, this story took an unexpected turn.
Probably not a Goat, either.


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Re: I did a thing
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2015, 01:03:56 am »
Well that doesn't sound healthy. Sounds like maybe he has some crap going on you don't know about?

Maybe you should try and reach out to him or something?
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: I did a thing
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2015, 04:46:45 am »
Been down that road before. As you can tell, though, he's not even remotely interested in anything I have to say.

However he finally calms himself down, I don't know. Maybe he has to go find a puppy to strangle or something. All I know is that I really don't want to get involved, not when he gets like this. It's kinda like PTMS. You just get out of the way until the whole thing blows over.

Now, as much as I appreciate the attention this thread is getting, is anyone actually going to mention the original topic? Ink, or anybody really, have you given it a read yet?
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Re: I did a thing
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2015, 02:47:37 pm »
I've been busy.
Probably not a Goat, either.