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Ren'Py Patreon Articles

#1 Post by PyTom » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:14 am

A list of articles I've written for the Ren'Py patreon. These tend to be fairly in-depth articles on a current or upcoming feature, edited by a technical editor and open to the public. Articles are sponsor-only for the first 90 days, and then are open to the public as a whole. (So you'd generally expect the first three links below to only be visible to sponsors.)

https://www.patreon.com/renpytom/posts?tag=article

is the official index, but I'll link the topics here, newest on top.

December 2017 Multiple Dialogue Block Cookbook
November 2017 News From Your Website - Now in Ren'Py
October 2017 Picking a Winner
September 2017 Right-side Menus
August 2017 Wiki-Like Glossary or Codex
July 2017 Shuffling Choice Menus
July 2017 Character Customization
June 2017 Custom Preferences
May 2017 Timed Choice Menus


I'm always looking for ideas on what to write about, so if you have something you want me to do a deep dive into, let me know. Note that a good article is a feature that could be used by games across all sorts of different genres - this isn't a place to ask for support or for something that would benefit your game alone. If you do propose an article topic, and you're not a sponsor, I'll send you the link early so you can check out the answer before the 90 days are up.
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Re: Ren'Py Patreon Articles

#2 Post by Empish » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:22 pm

Hey, this looks great! Yet another reason for me to become a sponsor when I can.

As for what to write about, I'd recommend something like a discussion of when you might need to use Python in Renpy, and when it's not necessary. I have seen plenty of using python functions when ATL would suffice, for example, and I've also seen plenty of people not knowing that things could be accomplished more easily using Python.

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Re: Ren'Py Patreon Articles

#3 Post by LateWhiteRabbit » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:51 pm

I actually just realized you have a Patreon today. :oops:

I don't know how I've missed the link in your signature until now. I'm definitely signing up when I get home tonight. Be nice to give back and support you after all you've done, and I could definitely use some of those tutorials.

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