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by Mammon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]
Replies: 34
Views: 4520

Re: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]

Roses Of The Thorn Prince Genre: Medieval, intrigue, [BxG] Expected length: 400000-450000 words. (Though hopefully less) https://s5.postimg.cc/95qaowchz/child_dreams.jpg Long ago, in a kingdom far, far away from here, lived a prince. This prince was kind at heart. He was a caring and gentle soul, a...
by Mammon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]
Replies: 34
Views: 4520

Re: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]

Me: Veronica wouldn't be too much of a problem, she only has a few dresses. Me: But wouldn't she get more expensive dresses from William during her route? Me: Damn it. https://i.postimg.cc/pLT2JM7T/Princess-Veronica-sunday.png Her first day is done and we're getting halfway her second. Progress, jay!
by Mammon
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]
Replies: 34
Views: 4520

Re: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]

I finally finished reading the entire thread (yes, even the replies and all)! Everything is brilliant. I'm honestly surprised that you would aim for 400,000+ words. I feel like I'm already too afraid of how to even reach 100k (is that even possible...) but it is without a doubt impressive given the...
by Mammon
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing process: focus on story first vs. world-building first?
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: Writing process: focus on story first vs. world-building first?

I'm not too sure my skill level in art will permit me to make such an extravagant map like the one you've done, but I'll definitely try that out. Takes a lot of effort but the effect is quite significant. Now I should include naming countries and provinces into my plan... That's got to be a lot. I ...
by Mammon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing process: focus on story first vs. world-building first?
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: Writing process: focus on story first vs. world-building first?

I do suppose humanizing bad guys make them somewhat relatable. If anything, perhaps getting a reader to sympathize with a villain means that I might be doing a good job. Not sure. But I'll definitely put that on my plate when writing! In most of the games I play, I do like it when a villain isn't j...
by Mammon
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing process: focus on story first vs. world-building first?
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: Writing process: focus on story first vs. world-building first?

So far, I do have a plot, and I do have the concept of the setting, so I've been fixing up the world based on what the plot needs. I'm trying to not be too reliant on the plot itself though, because I don't want the world I make to seem too convenient for the story that takes place. I think it's ju...
by Mammon
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing process: focus on story first vs. world-building first?
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: Writing process: focus on story first vs. world-building first?

The best way would be both at once. The story needs some kind of world to take place in, and the world would need some kind of story to happen once it's set in motion. In the best case, the two will dictate one another. You've got an avatar and a fire nation, and a general plot about how the avatar ...
by Mammon
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you feel about rpg elements in a visual novel?
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: How do you feel about rpg elements in a visual novel?

Everything can be good, if done well. Even the best idea or plot can suck when it's executed poorly. The same applies here; RPG can definately make a VN better or worse. It's all about whether it fits. Here's some general things I think would define what would have which effect: Better: -Switch out ...
by Mammon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Feedback for a fantasy VN
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Feedback for a fantasy VN

Good start, quite a fast dive into the meat of the story for something that's already 150000 words long and will eventually be 230000. I saw that these sprinkles of humour are quite thick, at least at the start. Just don't go for the low-hanging fruit, if there's too much humour everywhere then the ...
by Mammon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Feedback for a fantasy VN
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Feedback for a fantasy VN

A good start, certainly. Beginnings are always hard, because you have to start from literally nothing and explain everything at once. Or not. The lies part certainly aided to draw in attention and create a question as to how exactly you plan to weave that into a story. The second part is a bit more ...
by Mammon
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: ...dere game idea?
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: ...dere game idea?

I'd say you're describing the current anime and VN market pretty well. Just go with the tropes, stereotypes and anything you can turn into a girl. Everyone else does, so it's working. In terms of actually standing out, make sure that you have proper stories and characters and some art that draws the...
by Mammon
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: This kinda story right for a visual novel
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: This kinda story right for a visual novel

It is true that too much action can mean too much CGs and other art assets. However, this is the case for everything. Someone who makes a slice of life with just talking can still find themselves need too many sprites for their many characters and still too many CGs because they have too many scenes...
by Mammon
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Am I Being Paid Fairly?
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: Am I Being Paid Fairly?

Mostly just what the two before me said. You are looking at what they make, and that can easily be considered too little if they're popular or gathered a good donating fandom. But, as said before, that's their work and effort that raked it in. They managed to obtain that fandom, and you're lucky eno...
by Mammon
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What turns you off from NSFW content in VNs?
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: What turns you off from NSFW content in VNs?

My main reason is similar to yours: a lot of NSFW scenes are just thrown in halfway, they're bland scenes added because they have to be added. Either they feel out of place, just too bland and uninspired, or just plain wrong. They often degrade the characters too, by allowing coitus so quickly after...
by Mammon
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Benefits of Visual Novels?
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Benefits of Visual Novels?

Well, a comic requires both good and consistent but also continuously making art. I don't make a comic because art isn't my main goal or interest, with writing being the secondary skill. Not to mention, what I can draw consistently doesn't look too great. With RPGs it's probably also a pretty big fa...