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>>64564088>drop and give me twenty99% of anons are already disowned.
real life adventure cyoa?
Choose very carefully, /cyoa/
>>64564088At five-oh-hundred, eh? What time is 5000, exactly?
>>64565235I pick neither because they're anatomically bizarre.
>>64565235I choose option C: GTFO Italics
>>64565235Took a bit of thought, but I think I'd settle for Ho-oh.
>>64565482Any non weeb cyoas
>>64565286You are anatomically bizarre
>>64565582You're matriarchal figure is anatomically bizarre.
>>64565290See: >>64565303Italics is coming for you.
>>64565621W-What?! How dare you? Guards!
>>64565658He was talking TO Italics.
>>64565235>People just don't pick the Ho-OhFucking Lugiafags I swear.
>>64565697If you bothered to read, you'd see that everyone that don't pick the Ho choose to murder both
Best ryoa inc
>>64565229> Witch (Male)I like my body. Plus, witches are at least 80% female (and 20% Sorceressess)-- combined with the difficulties of witch-mortal relationships, I've got great dating options.> PowersPotions and Charms are made less useful by the fact that I'm standing in a magic item shop. Curses and Consortation are too evil for me. Transmutation and Necromancy are nice, but might be hard to keep secret. Therfore, I'll take> WitcheryPocket dimension, fast flight, invisibility, comfy clothes, and easy anti-aging.> CatmancyI'll take a snake, known for cunning and persuasiveness. This also gives me an immortal friend to help stop me from going crazy, and good protection against untimely death.> Affinities> ToximancyDisease immunity is nice, and the poison control part might work on my familiar. Even if not, it still makes me good at growing/finding rare potion ingredients to sell.> Suggestion> DivinationNot much to say for these.> Maid HandIn addition to the obious utility, it can hopefully help with gardening.> Potion of WitchinessI need that point> Witch HutBoth a good garden location and a warp point for Witchery.> WitchbookHelps me integrate into witch society faster, and find potential customers for potion ingredients.
>>64565714So everyone was being an incel.
>>64565697If she isn't ready to murder anyone who gets in the way of your relationship, she doesn't really love you.
>>64565772Including you and Italics, yes. Or did you forget where you are?
>>64565804I can't be an incel, I fucked your mom.
>>64565819Ohhh, that would explain her recent cancer diagnosis.
>>64565819I always wondered what would justify reporting someone for being underaged. Now I know.
>>64565855>Ohhh, that would explain her recent cancer diagnosis.What? Explain further.
Trying to track down a CYOA where you designed a system of worship that empowers your cult. Anyone know the one I'm talking about (I think it had some other stuff, but basically worship as empowers the minions, not you)? Even just some keywords so I can search for it more effectively would be nice...
>>64565898Being in intimate proximity of you gave her cancer. Every word that comes out of your mouth is like a spurt of Peter Parker's radioactive spider jizz.
What is the more powerful CYOA you've ever read?
>>64565987This looks suspiciously like _v's handiwork
>>64565992In comparison to what?
>>64565987Makes me wish this would come out
>>64566022Emotionally powerful.>>64566257Post it.
>>64566399It's nsfw. Ask on /trash/
>>64565992>>645663991000 AD can give you homesicknessAnklet can give you summer nostalgiaChild of Metal can give you testosterone poisoningIn The Wake Of The Dawn can give you adventure feelsNot An Adventurer can give you non-adventurer feelsFor Want Of A Paperclip can give you WTF feelsWitches and Inquisitions will either fill you up with nationalistic pride, or rage.Honorable mentions: From The Stars, Time Loves You, Salvage, To A New World, and this.
>>645659921000 AD has been mentioned; seeing nations on the brink of destruction, and realizing just how much of the past is practically forgotten. It's far too long and nsfw to post.In the Wake of the Dawn is another one that was already mentioned.Pic related is another one that gets me, though I'd be hard-pressed to describe how it makes me feel.
>>64566817>anemoia - n. nostalgia for a time you’ve never known
>>64566914That's Anklet for me. I've never been to an island paradise, nor did I ever have a similar summer experience.
>>64566914That's not really it either, though I'm always happy to expand my vocabulary. Whatever it does to me is more about the transition from the lazy summer days to potentially doing something bigger, maybe even revitalizing the chess scene.
>>64564145>Comyu: the CYOANot bad. Not bad at all.
>>64565639Something tells me he actually took the effort to be grammatically incorrect in this case.Or perhaps I am giving him too much credit.
>>64567572I wanted to finish Comyu, but it doesn't work on Windows 10 for some reason, even with fresh installs and everything. Sucks, man.
>>64566432Here's the real test: Marry, fuck, kill everyone else on the list with the help of the first two you picked
Does anyone know what cyoa this is?
>>64567645Really? Damn, I wanted to replay it again after reading that but I had to upgrade to win 10 too unfortunately>If it's of any consolation, you're not missing much. A lot of stuff is ultimately never really explained, or after being introduced just never really comes up again. Was still fun though.
>>64567750If you have a copy, try installing it anyway; it might be one of those highly-specific problems that only affects 1 in a thousand people, you never know.Good to know I didn't miss out on much though. I at least got, like, one and a half routes done, so I probably got the most important parts.
>>64567738Here’s one of the powers in that cyoa if anyone wants to know.
>>64567779>>64567738Took me a while, but I found it. Here you go.
>>64567844Thanks! So, what is it called if you don’t mind me asking?
>>64567852The One (it's in the filename). Don't mistake it for the movie starring Jet Li.
>>64567872good movie, would recommend
>>64567916Yeah, I liked it. No-one else I know seems to though for some reason.
>>64564357go outside and do something
>>64565887>Sudoku CYOAAlright, I’m game. Elemental Control: Air. The most generally versatile element, and I’ve always got a supply. Companion: Wood. Elf Companion, wat do? Also, she can heal, because that’s useful. Protection: Metal. Longevity is always good, and metal weapons are the most commonly used. Movement: Magic. One of those movement powers that has just as much versatility without movement. Sense: Mind. Maybe not the most fun sense, but being able to read peoples’ minds is always quite useful. Might: Water. It’s hard to go wrong with the entire animal kingdom at your disposal. Skill: Fire. Having some idea what I’m actually doing with these skills is a good thing, and fire described a whole lot of useful craft skills. Trick: Earth. Now officially a superhero.
>>64568178My original choices were very similar to yours but I'll pick the free ones Element control, metal. be magnetoCompanion, dragon. with ability companion, dragon because two dragonsProtection fire, self rezSense, life. Sense life harMovement, air. flight is first cyoa pick alwaysMight, telekinesisSkill, water. Social skills but will I need them with two dragons? DunnoTrick, mind. panlingualism
>>64566432>Weapon WaifusWhere is the superior dual wielding style of Bolognese fencing with Rapier and Rapier? >Small SwordWhy is the best looking waifu the worst looking sword?>Surprisingly effectiveNo it is not!>Has to deal with bad reputationIt's like you don't even know what a small sword is. It's a smaller and inferior version of a rapier. The reason a rapier is good is because it is a optimized thrust sword with amazing reach and good hand protection, which gives it even better reach. Since then the rapier wielder can extend their hand even further away from their body without having to worry about their enemy attacking their hand holding the weapon. Now take all that reach away from the thrust centric sword and then reduce its mass so it can't parry heavier swords like a rapier would. You now have a accessory sword that posh nobleman can wear at a court and then duel with, but only duel with other people who have their own small sword, because it is so shit it can't fight with other swords.
>>64568737>superiorThe saber saw combat use later than rapiers ever did, but what should I expect from a faggot like yourself. You Swedes have been millitarily irrelevant since the early 1700s.
>>64566432>Sword and bucklerIt's like sword and shield, but I want my shield to be very small, only cover my hand, and barely that.
>>64568847>The saber saw combat use later than rapiers ever didAnd? That is because of context of the the gun meta, not because sabers were superior swords. Dual wielding rapiers is the true patrician choice!>You Swedes have been millitarily irrelevant since the early 1700s.The gameplay in war had gone downhill ever since the invention of guns. Killing took less skill with guns and felt less rewarding. With no cool death animations, like spilling your enemies guts or chopping their their limbs off. We Swedes knew when to fucking quit.
>>64568443Diamond's better, just fyi
>>64569014Staying power is the mark of true superiority Tok. Plenty of games came out in the 90's but only some are worth playing today, no?Besides that, the blows of a sabre are far better psychologically than any rapier! The visibility of the wound serves to demoralize any other combatants. The rapier, duelist's weapon that it is, leaves little to the eyes from a thrust.
>>64567708>You Are: Beloved (Concept of Corruption), The Inheritor, A Wound, The Player>You Have: Change>You Can: Travel, Fight, GrowBeloved Boon: Anything or anyone that falls in love with me romantically is retroactively made a incarnation of the concept of corruption and has a power set that fits them as a result.This logically takes all of the leeway due to the fact I'll basically have a army of corruption themed waifus that are basically the same person.
>>64565235>no stat-boosting autism or game breaking bsThe weirdest part of pokemon cyoa desu
>>64566399CYOA that is more emotionally powerful than what?
>>64568000Some faggot hit me when I tried to talk to him
>>64565283thats the joke. Soldier has lead poisoning in the canon storyline.
>>64568737>Rapier&Rapier>Not spear with juuuust enough edge to do fancy stuffShit taste famalam
Are cyoas nothing more than an alternative way for worldbuilders (or autist) to spread their OC donut worlds and ideas because they can't convert it into a monetary product or they can't find a crowd to listen to it?
>>64571140They're also a form of escapism for losers on a chinese cartoon forum on the world wide web.
>>64571140>implying the only thing that makes a thing worthy is being financially successful.CYOAs are not worldbuilding exercises I assure you. They are created in a very different way and with very different objectives, even the lore heavy ones.
>>64566817Fuck yeah B&W is great. Give me that bittersweetness/melancholy.
>>64571140You know I've just today come to the conclusion that there are some settings I'll never be able to run. Some I might be able to convert into OC, with any luck as flavoursome as ScottishAnon's.
>>64571498Who the bloody hell's ScottishAnon?
>>64571552An old one awoken from it's slumber
>>64571552Check the MEGA. I like his work as each feels like something I could run a game in.
>>64571601Oh yeah I wasn't a big fan of that. Thanks for posting it though.
>>64571791Why are all the people in this gay except for the coach?What kind of faggotry has to possess you to write this cum-stained abomination?
>>64571498>You know I've just today come to the conclusion that there are some settings I'll never be able to run. It feels bad knowing there is a lot of CYOAs that can be turned into tabletops, but the authorfags are too lazy to do it. >tfw no Stardust or Apocrypha tabletop games.
>>64569057It irritates me that tok can make legitimately good CYOA's when he doesn't focus on lewd shit, yet lewd shit is his specialty.
>>64571791I don't like this cyoa becasue it assumes I would ever fail my classesI m not retarded
>>64572248>authorfags are too lazy to do it. Why would they?
>>64572285>Why would they?Why would they make CYOAs in the first place? Because they enjoyed making the setting in the first place and to give more joy to the people who like those settings and want to share them with their mates by running campaigns.
Anyone knows where I can find the necromancer cyoa!?
>>64571822What exactly do you find lacking?
>>64572248There's also the fact that "comfy" is a neat theme for cyoa but would be a snoozefest at a table without very special players and GM.
>>64566432>Sword&Shield>Perfect gfI don't get why the others are an option if this is how you describe her.
>>64572640>Not perfect fuckslaveWhat makes you think anyone here has a healthy approach to relationships?
>>64572562Comfy cyoas are not for table-topping. Only certain cyoas are capable of becoming tabletop rpgs while some will do better as video games or just staying as CYOAs. Pretty much any comfy/slice-of-life cyoa will not do great as tabletops; video games they might.CYOAs that are adventure based/have a lot of character building or CYOAs that are kingdom builders will do pretty good as tabletop rpgs.
>>64570517Try talking to another, but refrain from calling them a faggot, or basically anything that isn't their name.If you don't know their name, use (You) until you figure it out.
>>64565934Bloody Hell that shit was stupid.
>>64572538It's everything. I'm not a fan of picking what monster tries to buttfuck me.
>>64572676I agree, my original point is that some cyoa have the feel of worldbuilding that would never otherwise see the light of day.
>>64572665What if my perfect gf is a perfect fuckslave too, or at least can and is willing to fake it convincingly enough?
>>64572784I see, that particular cyoa might have been a bad choice (cosmic horror is pretty hostile after all...).How do you feel about his other stuff? A lot of it like Catacombs is also adversarial but I feel that the writing's good and there's a sense of what you could get up to when you're not pursuing your main quest.
>>64564145>Kayneth>Dylan>KaseyKasey can teach Kayneth how to get better at fighting, and I think her drive to change the world for the better is something that could motivate her to really take after his teachings. Plus, given that she wants to believe she's killing for a good cause, I think if Kasey brings up that he wants one of us to be the ones to bring him down when it gets to that point, I think he can find a solid fit with Kayneth, cementing his choice to trust in our group as the right one.Being surrounded by such driven individuals, I hope, with some light (or really, however heavy is needed) pushing from myself can bring Dylan around to finally reconciling with his past, and move towards a brighter future. This group won't last forever, but the brightest lights never do.
>>64572796Genius. There is some pleasure in breaking someone unwilling but if they're perfect they'll be able to fake that too.
>>64572821>his other stuffWell, I asked who he is and what he made so I don't know.
>>64572330>Why would they make CYOAs in the first place?Do you honestly believe thatA) It takes as much effort to make a choice image as it does to create a tabletop plus all the balancing necessary?B) If you like making CYOAs you must also like to make an entirely different thing?Saying "because they did A they would(/should) also do B" makes no sense.>share them with their matesYou're funny.
>>64572888Have a more comfy one
>>64572888Fair point, here's a less buttfuck-happy one.
>>64572958>>64572961Oh, beat me to it. I'll post once you're finished.>>64572888By the way, do you know how to use the MEGA?
>>64572958>>64572961Aight I'll check it out.>>64572976Ya I'm just lazy.
>>64572971Looks like I'll finish then.
>>64572924>Plus all the balancing necessary?>Create a system>Don't self-test it.>Don't have a group of the people who helped you make it not test it/review it.>Not having people play test a beta of the system to see what is broken and what isn't.We live in a society.
>>64572961>>64573029Incidentally what are your favourite cyoa?
>>64572756>>64572776Awesome, now to make a build.
>>64572640I strongly suspect that the author's definition of perfect and mine don't match. Besides, perfection is boring.
>>64573070>what are your favourite cyoa?Everything made by the guy that made>>64566817Then the comfy shop + monster hunter by bliss. That one about being a demon lord that's like 7 pages long.
>>64573134Except your definition is literally pleb.
>>64573134Don't care, he promised me a perfect gf, not "my perfect gf". If I don't perceive her as perfect, then calling her perfect to my face is an insult.
>>64573134>perfection is boring.Then it clearly isn't perfection.
>>64573163Ah, seems we simply have different tastes then. I enjoy all the cyoa you mention but tend towards the "adventure" part. If I do eventually cobble something together I hope it's to your liking.
>>64572640Perfect gf doesn't exactly mean perfect wife anon.
>>64569057>Your Upgrade [taken for your upgrade] >Your option >Your you [Level 21 undying fighter, now boosted to level 24 for our homebrew game]>Your item [Omniversal transport device from yet another game]1
>>64573356A perfect gf can become your perfect wife. She IS perfect after all.
Anyone got Scottishanon's pioneer cyoa?
>>64573392Here you go. Post a build and I'll be your neighbour.
>>64573049I cant even get people to help balance a CYOA, let alone a full RPG!
>>64573469>I can't even get people to help balance a CYOA.Maybe you should finish the CYOA, release it, and then ask how you can balance it instead of letting it sit in development hell as a WIP.
>>64573392When will Scottishanon make more OC
>>64573503Patience, each setting is distinct and will happen when it happens.
>>64573491>release it in a terribly balances statereleasing broken things is bad practice anon, youre letting modern Vidya rub off on you
>>64564145>Alternate form [Humanoid]Weapon: Keith Laweson [defy]Movement: Parker Hights [defy]Defense: Emily blackwill [defy]Special: Kay [Defy]Acrobatic brawler, twirls and dancing with an embellishment of fire while i act as a backup for other roles. fighting and justice are our guiding principles, Modern day paladins with a surprise for our foes.We shall be a power ranger team once we all get through some tough shit together but otherwise, we could have real fun.>>64572824I think you missed another pilot, and what your titan actually is.
>>64573545CYOA isn't vidya nor a product of money. So you have nothing to lose finishing the CYOA and having feedback to improve it.
>>64573688>CYOA isn't vidya nor a product of money.how does that change anything? You dont release a lacking product with the intention of later fixes
>>64573961*cough* Tankista *cough*
>>64570865>Make of BlessingsThere are things unique in people that aren't always acknowledged by most people. The things that make an individual beautiful to those closest to them. It's those subtleties that excite and motivate me in my eternal duty.
>>64573990Tankista doesent release broken things on purpose, hes just bad at balancing points costs and makes CYOA too big to balance properly.He makes things so big that its basically impossible to balance every interaction and minute detail, and hence always has some form of exploit for infinite power the first time round.
>>64573990That's because he puts in so many moving parts that it takes a horde on anons to uncover them.
>>64574038>>64574049Well I feel redundant. Curse you subpar refresh rate!
CYOAs aren't necessarily supposed to be like video games, you realize. I'm all for fictional settings that aren't balanced, as this runs along real life lines and brings me into the world further. Absolute balance is better suited for the more lighthearted cyoas, the ones you turn your brain off for.
>>64574106Balance helps make choices more compelling and thought-provokingwhen the cyoa offers you omnipotence or two scoops of ice-cream its not exactly a hard choice its ice-cream every time
Reddit OC. Not too shabby, though it's technically a WIP.
>>64574145Depends on the kind of cyoa.
>>64574106I think the most successful video game author would be Ordion. His cyoa are structured in a way that makes the mechanics easy to translate to a MOBA or MMO.
>life isn't fair>he wants his escapism to be fair and """balanced"""really makes you think
>>64573413Thank you, though I'm not sure how being neighbors is going to work out.>northern tundra>dog teamSupplies>Planks (2)>basic tools>hardware>rations (2)Equipment>prospecting tools>traps>fishing gear>lantern>ammo>instrument weapons>bow>rifleskills>hunting>fishing>marksmanship>diplomacyhobbies>musicSeason>SpringDreams>youMotivations>ProsperityCuriosity>leather satchelCompanions>Chuck>HansAnimals>Black catPreparations>Well chosen locationHazards>Discord>Low Morale>VerminI took an extra hazard, so I think I'll take an extra ration pack.My build is like a speedrun mining/furs business.I'll get there super quick, any discord or morale is dampened by my diplomacy and music, while the vermin are taken care of by Mr Whiskers.Soon as we get there, we start building a good and solid house. Extra room for storage and stuff. That will take a while, so I'll leave Chuck and Hans to it. Seems Hans knows what to do, and Chuck can remind him of stuff that we need, like a good fireplace.Then, from spring to summer, I hunt, fish and trap like a motherfucker (careful not to overdo it though, we still need the animals to stick around), then make some very high quality furs, and pickle a lot of meat and fish for the winter.Soon as autumn hits, I'll take the sled and maybe Hans to run back to civilization to sell the furs. Considering how it's not as overburdened as it was when I came, I expect it would be much much faster.Sell the furs at a high price, get some coin, use the coin to get some more building supplies, rations and so, and rush back.Then quickly batten the hatches for winter, and get to mining during that season.Throughout the spring, summer and autumn, I'd have made Chuck mark all the good mineral and gold deposits, and Hans carve a respectable way into it. Now throughout the winter, Hans and I work like dogs to get a lot of minerals and gold (1/2)
>>64574220Making the choices presented equal (at least on paper) is a necessity to making the choices worthwhile.You can have wrong choices, but placing "be a millionaire" and "a MacDonalds meal" against one another doesn't result in any sort of thought or dilemma, the choice is going to be the same every time, you may as well not have included it.
>>64574156this is weird
>>64574239which we'll again sell alongside the next spring/summer furs to get a sizeable capital, alongside a heavily negotiated in our favor contract with the agency for mining rights to the entire tundra.Then it's a small matter of getting hopeful workers, getting a few overseers, and a bunch of building supplies to make a nice mining settlement.I'll profit, and I'll keep profiting, maybe bankroll another foray into another area, like the Northwestern mountains, and establish a metal and mineral mining settlement there too.I forgot to take an omen, so I'll take A Long NightI've got a good home and a cat, I'm not afraid of anything.
>>64574276>Making the choices presented equal (at least on paper) is a necessity to making the choices worthwhile.Wrong. This is called bias. If someone wants to be the weaker martial instead of the stronger caster, that's their choice.
>>64574346>>64574348Nice stealth bait there.
>>64574348 fuck it im biting>can summon magic missilevs >can move faster than thought and throw planets at peopledamn, really hard choice there Anon
>>64574382That's some impressive wizard anon. What's the 'throwing planets' spell called again?
>>64574434"respeccing to a martial"
>>64574348Fuck you honestly
>>64574382GIL YOU FUCKING IDIOT DON'T
>>64574220>life isn't fair>he wants his escapism to be fair and """balanced"""why are you posting this as though the two things are opposed when they are perfectly aligned? obviously people would want their escapist adventure to be better than real life. wouldn't be very escapist otherwise.
>>64572562>>64572676Turning comfy cyoas into video games is hard, but I bet turning comfy cyoas into audio dramas would be pretty successful.
You guys obsess over balance? You won't like my upcoming cyoa then. It's concise and coherent, to be sure, but most definitely *not* balanced. Magic users and Psionic adepts are very clearly above martial artists and the evidently non-combative politically inclined.
>>64574455I thought it was a solar exalted, so maybe "becoming part god"?Out of interest, is exalted any good?
>>64574577Meh, make it fun.But I will not believe it exists unless you are willing to post WIP right now.
>>64574539Real life isn't fair or balanced.
>>64574580I hear its okay, rather narrative compared to some systems (cough DnD cough) but pretty cool concept
>>64574511Don't scare him away.
>>64570865Maker of Hate. There’s a whole lot of stupid hate in this world, and I think I can do a better job. I mean, fucks sake, have you seen this board? This is what happens when your Maker of Hate is a halfwit.
>>64574603THIS/wip/ or GTFO, authors are the CYOAG girls>>64574577thats not what balance means
>>64574580Exalts are a horrible example for martials. Their shit is explicitly just them defying existence. Charms are basically not!magic in contrast with the 'explicitly not Charms' Sorcery.
>>64572958>starts off with crashing the plane, with no survivorsFriendly and based-pilled. Then again it's not very friendly to chain me to a place.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA3oELbOP7o>Cloud essence (2 Enhancements, 4 Cloud)I'm gonna make sure I always take the weather with me.>I'm sure a clever person like youAw.>Ascent (2 enhancements or cloud magic)Absolutely based bonus. Challenge is healthy.>Enhancements (2 +0-2)>Efficient digestionKinda necessary.>Heigtened focusProbably a good idea to avoid getting BTFO'd by a bear.>Sleep regular (0-1 enhancement left)Kinda need that before I get used to the wild.Getting a super immune system would be a good idea but I don't have infinite points. Just gotta hope a super stomach minimizes parasites and bacteria etc. from food.>Cloud magic (4, +0-1)>Shroud Probably a good idea since I have a fearling anon lied and this isn't wholesome>AmphibiousI can't take humidity>CumulousI'm gonna befriend clouds and you can't stop me.>Stratus (0-1 left)Oh yeh h*ck being sneaked up on.>Cloud seedingH*ck yeah I want to be able to make it rain. Gonna help the trees and sh*t.>tattoosI'm gonna stop you right there.>Enigmas>golden pepeDidn't need to read the others, picking him. Frogs are cute. Cute!>Mysteries (I picked Ascent)>Scattered sigilsObviously gotta figure out what it leads to. Even if I can't find it, having easy symbols to follow is nice.>Dead DemigodJust gotta somehow not get killed by the murderer ayy. Gotta get me some corvid buddies if i succeed.>Leads>The CousinGib angel gf.
>>64574564>Turning comfy cyoas into video games is hard.If you have a budget of an indie dev. AA budget would be enough to make a comfy cyoa video game.
>>64574605that's the point. did you not read my post?
>>64574642Oh, wow, just like Cultivators. Almost like Exalted was inspired by chink shit and mythology. Chinese were basically hard as diamonds for physically minded csters
>>64574622Seems neat.>>64574642Maybe horrible, But i like to think that i can divert this topic. And yes, i find the shit i have heard about it too be cool for martials to do, baseball bat a comet away with a mountain. sounds fucking fun
>>64574667Present. No place or time time like the here and now
>>64574577>Magic users and Psionic adepts are very clearly above martial artists and the evidently non-combative politically inclined.So why pick anything other than psychics or mages then? Do you see the issue here?
>>64574746I can think of a reason, If the CYOA isn't explicitly just about combat and requires shit like "politically inclined" and a martial art is time effective for self defense without a negative impact on your political ambitions.
>>64574787But that';s not balanced you fucking cuntOne is clearly stronger than the other
>>64574156>You are: Beloved
>>64574799In a fight maybe. But assuming control of the world? Unless you are making them omega lords levels of powerful, I think the political mastermind wins in this situation.To rephrase, different objectives available only through certain builds.
>>64564088Military AcademyDisciplineCharismaSmall Dresser (55)Small Bed (45)Mahogany Table (30)Wood Chair x 2 (28)TV (23)Lamp (13)Plant (11)Board Games (1)Candy (0)>you will never play board games with your soldier dad on the big mahogany table he carved for you>you will never graduate top of your class and earn a handshake from your soldier dad>your soldier dad will never tell you that he’s proud of you after you earn the Medal of Honor achievement
>>64574849You're an idiot who doesn't understand what balnce means
>>64574862Meh, okay.But it seems to me that you are just balancing them on their capacity to do the same job, rather than do their own jobs better than any other
>>64573413>>64573432>>64573452>>64573472>Destination: The Western CoastCoasts are the future. What could lay beyond that vast ocean blue?>Transportation: Covered WagonThe classic! 9 cargo space, 8 budget, 5 passengers.>Supplies: Spare parts, rations x3, basic tools x2, hardware x2, tentWe're going to have to spend a lot of our cargo space on rations. We hope to supplement these with foraging and hunting, but it doesn't hurt to be safe. We're going to need a lot of tools and hardware until we produce enough surplus fish and wooden goods to trade. It's unfortunate about the lack of luxuries, but nothing kills morale faster than a dead friend.>Equipment: Woodworking tools, farming tools, traps, fishing gear, books (2x cost), paper, instrument>Skills: Mysticism, fishing, medicine, diplomacy>Hobbies: MusicI'm the doctor. At least what you can call a doctor without any medicine or doctor's tools. Hopefully my skills will turn up useful. At least the music should keep up morale.>Season: SpringWhat can I say, I'm an optimist!>Dreams: AncestorThis could prove useful, given our lack of hunting implements at the outset...>Motivation: A fresh startIt's a bit of everything really. We hope to start something great here.>Curiosity: Straw hatNever hurts to have a little help with discipline.>Companions: Jack, Phyllis, Bart, Cuthbert, Irene>Animal: Man's best friend.Through thick and thin.>Preparations: A good locationLong-term is the goal. We just need to make it to our promised land.>Hazards: Mischievous Spirits, Rough Terrain, Bad Weather, Confusing trailIt's not going to be easy. I pray we all make it.>Omen: A Foreboding ChimeI don't like the sound of any of these. The whole party is on edge.9.5/10, one of my favourite CYOAs
>>64574863That's pretty heckin uncomfortable and I'd like to ask you to consider deleting this post, friend.
DON'T BITE THE BAIT YOU AUTISTIC LITTLE GIRLS WITH A FETISH FOR POINTLESS ARGUING
>>64573177> Implying that having a scrub for a gf isn't pleb-tier.>>64573217> I'm going to intentionally misinterpret the cyoa and then whine if things aren't what I want them to be.I'm sure that will work out just fine Anon.>>64573235Perfection, by definition, has no capability for improvement. There's nothing left to work for, no room for growth.
>>64574937There is no point for growth if there is no need for growth
>>64574987Some of us enjoy the journey more than the destination.
>>64574348Stop with this shitty, pointless bait. If you really want to argue about this, go make your own thread.
>>64575048You sound like one of those faggots that pick a person they don't like just to "change them for the better because i am so good and pure and clearly a heroooo" and then cry because they told you to fuck off
>>64574362>>64574382>>64574504>>64575092>so fragile they think anything saying casters > martials is baitlol
>>64575098I mean, It depends. Redeeming a demon could be a fun task.
>>64575108>taking the age-old caster-martial debate into a completely unrelated thread>calling anyone who calls you out "fragile"
>>64574667Why would he call this "version 0.2". What is there left to add?
>>64574239>Northern Tundra, Steam Car>Spare Parts, Anvil, Tent>Metalworking Tools, Traps, Doctor's Bag>Trapping, Medicine, Metalworking, Tailoring, Weaving>Sculpture, Winter, Islands, Prosperity, Glowing Ring>Jack, Phyllis, Black Cat, Well Chosen Location>Mischievous Spirits, Cryptids, Jinxed, A Long NightBloody hell, we'll have to distant neigbours indeed. I think this can work if entirely give up on self-sufficiency and become the outpost trappers come to get their tools fixed and maybe a hot shower.I'm probably one of the hopeful workers you mention, we'll certainly need an escort to take care of any large carnivores on the way up. We'll also have to buy food from colonists if the trapping and fishing doesn't hold and planks for the first workshop. Tending to cases of frostbite and other disease should take care of most debts.The supernatural curse that hounds me is the main reason I'm striking out. The Cat should protect me until the frigid north cools the spirits' anger.
>>64575186>completely unrelated>used in a topic about balancing cyoasnice try
>>64575230>>64575139Anons of great taste
>>64575098More the reverse; I don't want a girlfriend who's only there to play the hero with respect to me.
>>64575251>Used in balancing CYOAS that do not exist and is merely used as a excuse to place the baiti see your lies
>>64575230Wasn't a fetish, I just really want to see if I could convince a demon to do good.But sure, if you want to dick them good, be my guest.
>>64575251It's not about agreeing or disagreeing, it's about not wanting the thread to descend into the exact same shitshow for the Nth time.
>>64575313Anon there is no dicking happening. Only niceness.
If casters weren't the best we wouldn't be having these arguments on a regular basis :^)
If martials weren't the best we wouldn't be having thesr arguments on a regular basis(^:
Now kiss and make up
>>64575473Do I see a threesome in the making?Why yes, yes I do.
>>64575473I am no fag
>>64575473Sakura Saibah is cute. Cute!But>casual about romanceBut Caster has no self-esteem and I'm not dealing with that. So>Sakura Saibah
>>64575514>Sakura Saibahis not the option on offeron offer are Caster Lily and Seibah Lily>>64575502>implying>>64575490that does not seem like something that will end well
>>64575386>>64575441If anons weren't autists we wouldn't be having these arguments on a regular basis. Caster or martial you're faggots so just fuck already.
>>64574156The Inheritor, A Wound, Nexus, and PlayerChangeTravel, Fight, and GrowInheritor lets me gain the skill to create new spells with Nexus, techniques with Wound and Cultivation, and laws that boost all of them. Wound lets me apply the spiritual resources of Nexus and Player to enhance all my various abilities, in addition to letting me manipulate reality further. Nexus grants me an ever-increasing array of powers, and further adds to the resources I can burn with Wound. Player guarantees I’ll constantly grow in power outside of Cultivation, and lets me enhance skills outside of burning Sparks on them. And, of course, Change makes it easier to grant others these abilities, and further perfects myself. I think I’m going to start off creating Dungeons in dead worlds I find with Multiverse, until I’m confident in my ability to not just become a resource in the Cultivator world. Then I’ll go work on it for a while, to the point where I can contend with the Multiversal entities I encounter as I delve deeper into Travel. And, of course, I plan to use Nexus to create a better version of that Sealing ritual that walls off the Xianxia world - I wouldn’t want to accidentally my homeworld because I left it unattended too long and it got made into a Soul Potion.
>>64575550You only live once my friend.
Celt's cyoas smell really weird
>>64575652I aint your friend buddy
>>64575550>Seibah LilyOf shit I'm retarded. Thanks for clearing that up, friend. Sakura Saibah is cuter but Lily isn't bad either.
>>64575708>>64575730I'm not your BUDDY, guy
>>64575708I am Everyones friend, But if you don't want to be mine that it okay. I still wish you the best of tidings.
>>64575742Im not your GUY, pal!
>>64575753Okay my gal
>>64575753I'm not your PAL, friend.
I love waifus
>>64575791Trial of the MagiTrial of the WitchesTrial of the TricksterOdds I pass Trickster, evens I fail.
I love husbandos
>>64575855>Trial of the MagiYou die.
>>64575208Yeah, that works. You can be the blacksmith/doctor, probably a better paid job with better hours than a mine worker.
Funny CYOAMuch funVery hilarity
So as I pray...
>>64575972..the world burns around us and I pray for....
>>64576030Big fuckin tiddies
>>64575958>>64575977How is this a fetish...
>>64575791What happens if I bring a double-sided coin for the trickster trial?
When will we get another fate cyoa
>>64576112Who said it's a fetish CYOA?Pic related is also someone's fetish, but that doesn't keep you from walking on your bathroom floor.
>>64576133Hopefully never. Also kill yourself.
>>64576147You misspelled "wanking".
>>64576133'hey rin I turned myself into a pickle'
>>64576106>takes only bad servants design
>>64576198Dantes has a good design
>>64576133As soon as Gil gets off his fat fucking ass and updates his.
>>64576286so in time to celebrate the launch of tsukihime 2?No but seriously, the reworks that need to be done to COTMW are pretty fucking major if its going to be what I want it to
>>64576493but he doesso long as hes drawn by literally anyone except his original artist anyways
Where do people find good setting pics?Most the things in the pastebin are not great or pretty limited besides pixiv.
What matters moreDesignWriting
>>64576779Writing. A cyoa can certainly look nice without drawing you in. Art -does- *greatly* help with immersion, mind you, but not to the same extent.
>>64576779>>64576817lol who is gonna read something in the first place if it looks like shit
>>64576869Presumably someone who isn't an illiterate mongoloid
>>64576869I bet you think capeshit is the pinnacle of cinema, kek.
not a good thread
>>64576996Nope, two attempts at bait, both bitten. I'd say I know we can be better but I really shouldn't lie.
>>64577048>everyone who disagrees with me is baitingthis is reddit-tier shit. fuck off you flying squirrel.
>>64577063Where did I take any stance other than bait is shit? Here's your (you), now piss off.
>>64577063At least reddit actually makes good cyoas lmao kys
>few builds>no new/aspiring authors>much bitching>not even any writefaggotrynice. you people have somehow made this general even worsei can't wait for the day this fades into obscurity once more and then makes a comeback after like, a 4-5 year break
>>64577166wirte something than instead of bitching you absolute faggot
>>64577166B-but I.. I am an aspiring authorfag
>>64577166I personally blame gil and I think we should all disembowel that fucker then send his soul to another dimension along with celts
>>64566432Really cute art, if you did it yourself great job.Also sword and buckler a best.
>>64577209How can you have any aspirations left?
>>64577118t. actually baiting.FUCK YOU. you're the real shitposter here you vacuous cretin. deliver the final blow to yourself.
>>64577241I love how much you asshats hate him/(((them)))
>>64577275I try not to remember the ones I gave up
>>64577291Everyone on discord needs to exiled to reddit tbqh
>>64577209>>64577275Screw it I'll give it a go. Would people rather tool around a ruined dyson swarm or ride a train towards the old light on the horizon?
>>64577291The fag does it himself and then tries to play the victim
>>64577334Last light on the horizon (retardation struck).
>>64577336>play the victimHe's 100% innocent
>>64577352Cool, I've been trying to find images but it seems there'll be little to no consistent theme. Hope you don't mind if I keep the science soft either, I'm no physicist.
>>64577363He admits to biting bait. He is one-hundred percent not innocent. But that's why we love him so much
>>64577410>But that's why we love him so muchSpeak for yourself homo
>>64577363Go back to discord you rancid whore. This general has been driven into the mud ever since people started giving celebrity treatment to dickscorders. It's bad.
>>64577131please translate your gibberish fuckbong. you are flagrantly talking actual fucking nonsense. what the fuck do you mean stance? i'm telling you that people disagreeing with you aren't bait, because amazingly there are people out there with different views to you! plant your head in a microwave.>>64577162reddit doesn't make good cyoas. there some stuff posted there that is good but it sure as hell isn't coming from the redditors. usually it's stolen from here or somewhere else.
>>64577520Nah mate reddit > cyoag
>>64577384Well, do you want a realistic introduction to them? Get a hard science foundation?
>>64577520Martials v Caster is obvious, Writing v Design could be valid if that discussion hadn't been had a few threads ago and you didn't immediately belittle those that disagreed. Maybe you aren't trying to bait and just come across as a dick.
>>64577577Nah, I'm going for tech zones a la Terminal World or Fire Upon the Deep. The System is centred on a black hole dead zone orbited by an improbable red and many habitats, most abandoned.
>>64577629Goddammit, red dwarf.
>>64577593what martial v caster? i haven't said shit about that? anyway, i didn't 'belittle' anyone lmao. if words hurt your feelings maybe you should go see a shrink about that. i'm not a dick i'm just sharing honestly opinions.
Say that I'm having fun with the Nemesis CYOA, but I already did a build and stuff on all the DLC targets.What next? Does anyone have any tips for places where I can find interesting CYOAs that I can interfere in? I'm predisposed to messing with heroes but villain CYOAs also work just fine.I try going through CYOA threads but those are generally filled with comfy CYOAs or non-setting CYOAs, which don't feel fun to dick around in.
>>64577695Ehh, I have a holdfast build and a Horseman build, for holdfast and the riders of the apocalypse respectively.
>>64575921Maybe YOU die, but I’m actually good at puzzle games.
>>64577695Previous threads are snorefests until OC drops. And it depends on what type of CYOAs you are looking for.
>>64577577That said if you have any quick tips I'm all ears. What little "science" I can throw in will come from half remembered Isaac Arthur and Atomic Rockets.
>>64577912Yeah, I would have posted Isaac Arthur's episode on the dyseon sphere (by which he means the swarm, obviously).
>>64577820You continue to fail at this
>>64577209Anon said there is not aspiring authorfriends so you can't exist please correct this issue by deleting yourself
>>64577954I fear the station "Wick" will hold no surprises for you then. Any recommendations for ship art? So far I've found OK images and made them monochrome. It looks a bit shit but often covers stylistic differences.
>>64578122Sorry, I just save art when I see it.
>>64578167Such is life, thanks anyway.
>>64578022I've made cyoag threads countless times over the years but I still mess up and have bad days from time to time and I apologize anon
>>64575473Actually, this is a tough pick for me. They both have qualities that I either like or think would be good to balance me out as a partner.
>Trefoil Ship>Ship's Log>The Floating Harbour>Kelp Forests>Salvage>Buoys>Deepwater Creatures>Giant Squid>Flying Fish>Polluted Waters*>Rogue Waves>Blazing Sun>Maelstroms>Storms>The Endless Ocean Trading Company>Tasty Blood>Water Tank>Telegraph>Ship in a Bottle>Engineer's Wrench>Whalers>Merchants>Fishermen>Wilfred>Clive>June>Freelancer>Are You Hiring?
>>64574924agreed. westerns are goat
>>64577241Nigger I made like a single post late in the thread
>>64579032thats kinda the point, they both present something you might want (a more traditional submissive girl vs a more assertive and energetic one)
>>64580389are you retarded why are you posting a cyoa now of all times
>>64580302its funny how you lie