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I ran across a link to a little piece of software that lets you write and play CYOA style games. You know, the old "You come to a fork in the road. Turn to page 42 to turn left. Turn to page 14 to pick it up ."

There is a wiki spelling out how to write the code, and it seems plenty simple enough even for a non-coder like me.

I want to write a Chit Chat CYOA. Any other takers?
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Yeah, depending on the scope.
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No.

Turn to page 35.
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I've always thought about using a wiki to make a choose your own adventure. All you have to do is come up with a unique scheme for naming the "pages"

So, you start with CYOA_001.

And in the page would be like this--


So, you're thinking of writing a CYOA story.

Do you:
- CYOA_002 Write the story.
- CYOA_003 Go get a beer.

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MWChapel wrote:
No.

Turn to page 35.

She coalesces out of the gloaming and scratches at your window with promises of everything, everything you've ever wanted. Together you retire to your ancestral farm and have many half-ghost, half-meat children who grow and fade only to return with wives and husbands and children of their own.

You are finally at peace.

Of course, your neighbors just think you're nuts.



YOU HAVE FAILED





THE END








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Gola wrote:
Yeah, depending on the scope.

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I would be truly interested in one of these written by Hivegod & Krhusty.
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I think we should have to put the author of the page with the choice as a hint/warning--

Should you open the door?

Yes, open it -- go to page 35 (author Gola)
No, go on down the hall -- go to page 47 (author Hivegod)


...um, pass?
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Wasn't neccesarily thinking collaborative (though that does sound intriguingly terrifying). Just a bunch of us writing our own rough drafts of a CYOA, then sharing with Chit Chat on a set date.

March 31 sound like a reasonable deadline?
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Well, as luck would have it, I've been thinking about dabbling in the CYOA format lately, so I'm game! Is March 31st the deadline for the draft or the final (coded) product?
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HiveGod wrote:
Well, as luck would have it, I've been thinking about dabbling in the CYOA format lately, so I'm game! Is March 31st the deadline for the draft or the final (coded) product?


March 31 was just a date I pulled out of my butt. What do others think?
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nycavri wrote:
March 31 was just a date I pulled out of my butt. What do others think?

I think pulling stuff out of your butt is gross.

I'd assumed that it would be collaborative, but I'm okay going solo if that's what others prefer.

Pick a deadline, and I'll go with it.
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I still haven't beaten Book 10: House of Hell.

Does this thing have a die-rolling/stats mechanic?
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sounds like fun... I understand how the books work but are you suggesting that we download the gamebook program and write our own that way or just do one in a new thread?
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Gola wrote:
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March 31 was just a date I pulled out of my butt. What do others think?

I think pulling stuff out of your butt is gross.

I'd assumed that it would be collaborative, but I'm okay going solo if that's what others prefer.

Pick a deadline, and I'll go with it.

I'll go with whatever deadline; I, too, assumed it was collaborative; and there are many good reasons the two holes are ridiculously far apart.
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mbourgeois wrote:
sounds like fun... I understand how the books work but are you suggesting that we download the gamebook program and write our own that way or just do one in a new thread?


Figured we'd each download The Gamebook Engine and write our own litle masterpiece, then share with Chit Chat.

I've never understood the logistics of collaborative writing (beyond the EPYC level) - does one write the vowels, another the consonants? One the verbs, one the nouns, another all the adverbs and adjectives?
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I was just going to add some CYOA to the Zombie Blog but this sounds like fun too.
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dreadpirate wrote:
I still haven't beaten Book 10: House of Hell.

Does this thing have a die-rolling/stats mechanic?


It appears that there is die rolling functionality, but I couldn't find any documentation beyond the simple wiki above.

I was figuring on writing in a real old school CYOA style rather than the classic FF style . . .
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Even though I haven't understood 90% of what has been stated here......if it's a game with Chit Chatters.......I wanna play!!!!!!
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This was my (aborted) idea for NaNoWriMo, this year...so I'm on the trolley.
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HiveGod wrote:
Well, as luck would have it, I've been thinking about dabbling in the CYOA format lately, so I'm game! Is March 31st the deadline for the draft or the final (coded) product?


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Anyone suggest somewhere we can upload the "finished" products for Chit Chat consumption? I believe they will just be .txt files, so very small. Is there an appropriate spot to upload random files right here at BGG?
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I'm game.
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I stumbled across a Google Labs version of this called "Breadcrumb." I thought it was very similar to the software in the OP:

http://www.googlelabs.com/show_details?app_key=agtnbGFiczIwL...

Fairly easy web interface. No need for code, although html helps for adding pictures and such, and javascript for adding variables or conditions. Basically you just use the web interface to

(1) create page 1, and add a [link to page 2](2) and, for example, [another link to page 3](3). That's the interface. It creates a qr tag to quickly load the "app" (just a site, really) to a mobile phone.

(2) this is page 2
(3) this is page 3

For those interested, give it a try.
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dreadpirate wrote:
I still haven't beaten Book 10: House of Hell.

Does this thing have a die-rolling/stats mechanic?


This book was impossible.

I even cheated and I couldn't finish it. If you follow the rules about fear, it's nearly impossible to not be "Scared to death".

I had about 20 "Fighting Fantasy" books, and a couple other "RPG game books" and they are ALL GONE!!! soblue

I've looked and looked, and can't find them. My parents moved out of their house 10 years ago, and the books were in my closet. I cleared out my room, and I can't remember what I did with them. I assume I gave them away or something. Of course now I wish I had them =(.

My first was "Demons of the Deep" and one of my favorites. Got it back in '85.

The one thing that always confused me was on some "battles" they had some foe, and it said "you can only defend against him"

then "if you win, turn to page 18"

Wait, what? If I can only defend and not attack, how do I beat him?
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