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Couchpotato July 20th, 2013 10:59

Might & Magic X - Story Contest
 
As part of it's open development process the developers of Might & Magic X have a new story contest going on. Give it a look and who knows one of you might win.
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In our former vote which ended yesterday, you have chosen undead as the monster type that will dwell in your dungeon. We can’t say that we’re overly surprised … undead are great, and they also seem to be popular, in spite of their body odour.

What we have now is a dungeon that is based on a ruins tileset, with a balanced gameplay (combat and riddles), with a non-elemental theme and populated by the undead. What we need now is a story.

Why does your party enter that dungeon in the first place? What are they coming for, what’s there to achieve? And what happens then?

Write down your idea for a story and send it to us. We will pick three of your stories and will present them next week, then ask you again to pick the one you like best. This story will then be the basis for our dungeon storyline.

Here are the rules:
  • your story should be about 100 words long, not longer. Just an outline!
  • There are several ways for you to send us your story:
  • Just post it in the comments (but be aware that we have a maximum length of 500 characters per comment).
  • You can also use a paste-and-share-service such as pastebin http://pastebin.com/ .
    Alternatives are for example
  • tnypaste http://tny.cz/
  • snipt http://snipt.org/
  • or for the minimalists among us,
    hastebin http://hastebin.com/
All these services work the same: paste in some text, click save/submit, copy the link and post it somewhere for others to read. In this case, post it in the comment section of this article.

More information.

HiddenX July 20th, 2013 10:59

An ancient evil dwells in the lower levels of the Dungeon. It can only be slain with the Staff of Souls wielded by the Princess of Time: Omega. Unfortunately the Staff was broken into 5 pieces by a murky cloak-and dagger figure called HiddenX. The Princess is missing in action. The 5 pieces of the Staff are guarded by lower demons, zombies and undead called Trasher, Joxer, Arhu, Ghan and Alrik.

Find the old Vampire slayer Myrthos and Zombie Hunter Galaad to get some clues how to defeat the vermin in the dungeon. Restore the Staff, rescue the Princess, outsmart HiddenX, defeat the ancient evil -

Good Luck Hunting :)

____
PS:
Can we put more cliches into 100 words?

GhanBuriGhan July 20th, 2013 18:44

I demand to be a green dragon, at least ;)

Gloo July 20th, 2013 18:54

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Originally Posted by HiddenX (Post 1061208653)
Can we put more cliches into 100 words?

No problem ! Break the staff of souls into seven pieces instead and there goes one more ; quite simple ! By the way, I initially thought you were quoting from The elder scrolls - Arena's plot…

HiddenX July 21st, 2013 07:19

I've already send this to the contest - let's hope they are some authors with better stories or else … something of RPGWatch is in the game :)


The plot -thing X is broken into pieces, please fix it- is in countless CRPGs:
  • In Bards Tale 2 the player must collect all segments of the Destiny Wand.
  • In Wizardry II: The Knight of Diamonds you have to find all pieces of the Knight's armor.
  • The Mavin Sword in Wizards & Warriors.

Sacred_Path July 21st, 2013 09:34

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Originally Posted by HiddenX (Post 1061208720)
[*]The Mavin Sword in Wizards & Warriors.…

uhm… but you get the Mavin sword in one piece from Erathsmedor IIRC

Mr Smiley July 21st, 2013 10:25

You encounter a sad, undead masochist outside the dungeon. He used to enjoy eternal suffering at the hands of his undead evil mistress, but has been thrown out of the dungeon for misplacing various cleaning tools while on cleaning duty. He does not enjoy this form of punishment. You must fight your way through the dungeon and find the missing tools, so he can make amends and resume his servitude. As reward for completing the quest, you get a special piece of suitably silly looking masochist armour, which enables you to take more punishment and pain without suffering actual damage.

HiddenX July 21st, 2013 11:02

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Originally Posted by Sacred_Path (Post 1061208726)
uhm… but you get the Mavin sword in one piece from Erathsmedor IIRC

… then it was cursed or something … I'm getting older … like Corwin :)

HiddenX July 21st, 2013 11:11

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Originally Posted by Mr Smiley (Post 1061208727)
You encounter a sad, undead masochist outside the dungeon. He used to enjoy eternal suffering at the hands of his undead evil mistress, but has been thrown out of the dungeon for misplacing various cleaning tools while on cleaning duty. He does not enjoy this form of punishment. You must fight your way through the dungeon and find the missing tools, so he can make amends and resume his servitude. As reward for completing the quest, you get a special piece of suitably silly looking masochist armour, which enables you to take more punishment and pain without suffering actual damage.

That story sounds like your wife said this morning:
"Clean the house please, darling! I hope everything is tidy, neat and clean when I'm back from chit chatting with my bosom friends…"

It's good to deal in fantasy stories with horrific real life experiences. :lol:


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