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#1 Post by OokamiKasumi » Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:07 am

I'm currently working on a Story Generator Game, that draws the story elements randomly from lists. So far it's going extremely well. I even have a working model.

However, there's a problem with one of my Action lists: Combat.
-- The Combat list doesn't have enough...combat. If you guys have any suggestions, I am listening -- intently.

Current List:

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    ## ----------------- COMBAT -------------------- 
    $ act_com = renpy.random.choice([
        "backstreet brawl",
        "bare-knuckles boxing match",
        "battle against a demonic army",
        "battle against a giant robot",
        "battle against a monster",
        "battle against a mounted knight",
        "battle between giant robots",
        "battle between mounted knights",
        "boxing match against a pro boxer",
        "boxing match",
        "duel with pistols",  
        "duel with swords",
        "fencing duel",
        "fist fight",
        "gang war",  
        "gunfight",
        "knife fight",
        "martial arts bout",
        "secret ninja war",
        "sword fight",
        "war between two massive armies",
        "wrestling match",
        ])
Preface line -- what goes in front of that word.
-- I could really use more of these too. Combat has the smallest set of random elements, (next to Romance. That' one's super tiny.)

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    ## ----------------- COMBAT -------------------- 
    # ----- The Protag... -----
    $ com_act1 = renpy.random.choice([
        "bowed to the demand of a",
        "was blackmailed into a",
        "was bribed into a",
        "was bullied into a",
        "was caught in the crossfire of a",
        "was challenged to a",
        "was dared into a",
        "was dragged into a",
        "was forced into a",
        "was honor-bound to accept the challenge of a",
        "was suddenly trapped in the middle of a",
        ])

    # ----- The Villain ... at the Protag -----
    $ com_act2 = renpy.random.choice([
        "blackmailed them into a",
        "bribed them into a",
        "bullied them into a",
        "challenged them to a",
        "challenged them with a",
        "cornered them into a",
        "cornered them with a",
        "dared them into a",
        "dared them with a",
        "demanded a",
        "demanded the satisfaction of a",
        "dragged them into a",
        "forced them into a ",
        "trapped them into a",
        "trapped them in the crossfire of a",
        "trapped them in the middle of a",
        ])
Example of results:
com_act1: The Hero was forced into a duel with swords.
com_act2: The Villain cornered them with a secret ninja war.

Note: They are in Passive Voice for a Random Generator game. It's deliberate. The idea is to inspire someone to write a story -- not write it out for them.
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Re: Need COMBAT ideas!

#2 Post by Duskylli » Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:27 am

This game sounds fun.

Ummm for combat how bout.....pillow fight?

Sorry I need to eat something to get my brain working then I'll come back with better ideas.

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Re: Need COMBAT ideas!

#3 Post by OokamiKasumi » Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:36 am

Duskylli wrote:This game sounds fun.
I'm glad you like the idea.
-- I'm actually having quite a bit of fun just proofing the game for grammar. It's giving me story ideas, and I'm the one that built it!
Duskylli wrote:Ummm for combat how bout.....pillow fight?
-- Sorry I need to eat something to get my brain working then I'll come back with better ideas.
Actually, 'Pillow fight' will be an awesome thing to add to my Romance list! That list is super tiny.
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Re: Need COMBAT ideas!

#4 Post by Darkmoonfire » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:59 am

How about these?

battle against a fire breathing dragon
battle between super spies
sea battle
gratuitous space battle
bar brawl
battle against alien invaders
gladiator tournament


The villain...
Tricked them into a
Goaded them into a

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#5 Post by OokamiKasumi » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:13 am

Darkmoonfire wrote:How about these?

battle against a fire breathing dragon
battle between super spies
sea battle
gratuitous space battle
bar brawl
battle against alien invaders
gladiator tournament


The villain...
Tricked them into a
Goaded them into a
YES! I shall take them all -- and credit you in the game.
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#6 Post by Darkmoonfire » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:32 am

OokamiKasumi wrote: YES! I shall take them all -- and credit you in the game.
-- Wonderful!
Aw, thank you! I'm glad you like them; I had fun coming up with them.

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#7 Post by OokamiKasumi » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:37 am

Darkmoonfire wrote:
OokamiKasumi wrote: YES! I shall take them all -- and credit you in the game.
-- Wonderful!
Aw, thank you! I'm glad you like them; I had fun coming up with them.
Try doing this for six different genres, and eight different action scenes. Brain-Fry!
-- Even so, I have massive lists for Horror, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy, and a damned good sized one for Suspense. :) Sci-Fi in particular had to have two completely different lists so the Historical and Fantasy worlds would get SteamPunk results.
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#8 Post by Darkmoonfire » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:58 am

OokamiKasumi wrote:
Darkmoonfire wrote:
OokamiKasumi wrote: YES! I shall take them all -- and credit you in the game.
-- Wonderful!
Aw, thank you! I'm glad you like them; I had fun coming up with them.
Try doing this for six different genres, and eight different action scenes. Brain-Fry!
-- Even so, I have massive lists for Horror, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy, and a damned good sized one for Suspense. :) Sci-Fi in particular had to have two completely different lists so the Historical and Fantasy worlds would get SteamPunk results.
Wow. I imagine I'd have gotten very tired of coming up with ideas a long time ago if I had to do that many different things. :shock: Good luck with your project. I'm glad that you already have some long lists. :)

Also, I have another idea for an combat scene. Wizard's Dual

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Re: Need COMBAT ideas!

#9 Post by OokamiKasumi » Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:21 pm

Darkmoonfire wrote:
OokamiKasumi wrote:...I have massive lists for Horror, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy, and a damned good sized one for Suspense. :) Sci-Fi in particular had to have two completely different lists so the Historical and Fantasy worlds would get SteamPunk results.
Wow. I imagine I'd have gotten very tired of coming up with ideas a long time ago if I had to do that many different things. :shock: Good luck with your project. I'm glad that you already have some long lists. :)
Thank you!
-- I've been writing stories for a looong time. Cooking up lists of cool things to add to stories is just one of the unconscious side effects. :)
Darkmoonfire wrote:Also, I have another idea for an combat scene. Wizard's Dual
Oh! SNATCH!
-- Err... Thank you. That will be an excellent addition.
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#10 Post by Yomuchan » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:06 pm

Serious combat--
Battle against the Prince of Madness.
Last Stand of Hognor Empire
Sniper Duel
Samurai Duel
Ronin Duel. "I see your style of swordsmanship is different from me! I shall challenge you to prove my technique is superior!)

Playful challenge--
Janken (rock, paper and scissors)
Strip Blackjack
Battle against the Prince of Madness. (Yes, he'll just restore you to full health, and in a Scottish accent, praise you for your courage)
Watergun fight. (ITS SUMMER!)
Yugioh duel.
Karuta Duel (Think Chihayafuru). This can also go in the serious battle.

Hope this was okay. Lemme know what you think.

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#11 Post by dramspringfeald » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:07 pm

Any particular field of combat?

Fist to fits, Guns, Ninjas, Mind, Bone Claws and Lasers, Ship to Ship, Normal Mech vs Tank, Miniguns, last resort, Matrix, Juggling bears, Special forces vs unarmed man...
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#12 Post by Yomuchan » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:02 pm

dramspringfeald wrote:Fist to fits
That's either an epic typo, or a new fighting style that uses hand to hand combat to achieve fitness.
:D

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Just one more thing to add to the combat ideas;

Intense Verbal Debate (With lives on the line!)

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#13 Post by OokamiKasumi » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:27 pm

Yomuchan wrote:Serious combat--
Battle against the Prince of Madness.
Last Stand of Hognor Empire
Sniper Duel
Samurai Duel
Ronin Duel. "I see your style of swordsmanship is different from me! I shall challenge you to prove my technique is superior!")

Playful challenge--
Janken (rock, paper and scissors)
Strip Blackjack
Watergun fight. (ITS SUMMER!)
Yugioh duel.
Karuta Duel (Think Chihayafuru). This can also go in the serious battle.

Battle against the Prince of Madness. (Yes, he'll just restore you to full health, and in a Scottish accent, praise you for your courage)
ROFLMAO!
Yomuchan wrote:Hope this was okay. Lemme know what you think.
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dramspringfeald wrote:Any particular field of combat?
-- Fist to fist, Guns, Ninjas, Mind, Bone Claws and Lasers, Ship to Ship, Normal Mech vs Tank, Miniguns, last resort, Matrix, Juggling bears, Special forces vs unarmed man...
WOW! I am so using...well, most of it. I really need to avoid copyrighted material.
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#14 Post by Yomuchan » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:51 pm

I guess yugioh's out, then.

Hmm... I still think a intense verbal debate will do to replace it.

Oh and a really important 'play fight'
SNOWBALL FIGHT!

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#15 Post by OokamiKasumi » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:21 pm

Yomuchan wrote:I guess yugioh's out, then.
Hmm... I still think a intense verbal debate will do to replace it.
Oh and a really important 'play fight': SNOWBALL FIGHT!
Yeah, Yugi-oh is kind of out, but I am definitely adding Snowball fight and intense verbal debate!
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