Alright, here we go! This will be a long post, but I think it's a project with super fun potential! It's based off the concept I'll present to you in the following few paragraphs. The Concept (that I'm using as a base)
I'm sure none of you have heard of a dA group called "Academy of Heroes"
, or many others like it. The details are here
, but let me explain.
Basically, you create and draw a character for submission
. The team looks over the submissions and admits your character into the Academy. The character is admitted to a house. There are several houses represented by some symbol. In the case of AoH a color.
From there you socialize with your house and sometimes other houses through roleplay, chatrooms, discussion board, and even just drawing
After a little time honing your skills
, exams come up and your character is tested
on various things. It's just like an Academy. You have to draw your character achieving his or her assignment. Drawings earn points for your house
There's things like dances, house parties, festivals,
etc. A lot of events.
There's also classes, mid-terms, and finals.
You have teachers and faculty which teach various classes like shadow magic, fire magic, wind magic, etc.
It's all kept very basic and easy to interpret and mesh with. The time period style is mostly Renaissance to modern which allows a lot of room for characters, but the guidelines aren't hard-set.
It's designed to get artists to be motivated to draw more and try a lot of things, with an emphasis on illustration.
Now I'm not here to promote it. What I'm here to do is explain the concept so that I can explain what I want to do.
To continue on... My Concept (for RPG Maker
My idea is similar, but instead of art it's game design.
Think of it like a giant RMVX community project, but instead of the idea of everyone being their username, we instead make characters around a very loosely based central world and academy.
Instead of it being a giant game, it's a bunch of small games submitted by different people in the Academy.
There's still midterms and classes, fall dances and etc.
The maps and other various things can easily be provided to the people in the Academy to create a game with. Then they just have to add their own touches and events, and use other people's characters.
To be admitted you just submit a character sheet. We'll avoid using face-sets and scripts to make it more user friendly.
Assignments can take place with say fetching a dino egg or something. The player would have to go out and get the egg by creating a game central around that, without anything but a tileset provided so they can practice mapping for example.
Hey, I figured I'd start off some of the development and get the ball rolling while we wait for interested participants of varying ... varieties. Teaching & Classes!
First we'll need classes that can be taught. I think since it's an RPG we'll want things tailored around RPG skills.
So, lets go with some elements:
Then fighter skills:
Martial Arts & Chi
If you have any classes you want to suggest please do!
Of course, having a teacher available for them will depend on their availability! Houses!
Then we'll need to decide how many houses, and how many admitted per house.
Also we'll have to decide what symbol will divide each house and the house names.
I've seen colors and animals used. If someone can think of interesting things beyond these please suggest them here!
Beyond this I'm not sure what else needs discussing without hard members interested in a little minor development.
I'm bringing this thread here because I realize the project may require a large base of people, and cross-forum recruitment may end up being necessary. For now we'll see. Housing of the project may depend.
This post has been edited by Titanhex: Jan 3 2013, 06:03 AM