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Call me Aster! Current Interactive Fiction Project: Nevermoore
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asteristories2 days ago
If you play/know pokemon: what would the ROs partner pokemon be?
Ahh I love this question! And better yet anon, I'll give you what their whole team composition could be!
(Quick Disclaimer: I'm no expert so these are just my vibes of what Pokemon fits with my ROs, so they aren't exclusively using a single Type or whatnot. )
They also each get to have one legendary, as a treat 馃槍
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Sterling:
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Staraptor, Mimikyu, Zoroark, Absol, Ditto, Cresselia
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Romero:
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Torterra, Dewott, Vaporeon, Vivillon, Abra, Xerneas
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Falken:
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Snorlax, Rotom (Oven vers.), Simisear, Vanilluxe, Togetic, Ho-Oh
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Zhang:
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Gardevoir, Empoleon, Alolan Ninetailes, Leipard, Serperior, Reshiram
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Thank you for the fun ask!
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asteristories2 days ago
Sterling my beloved 馃挄馃挄馃挄 just wanna hold their hand and give them a lil smooch
They will gladly welcome the hand holding and smooch 馃グ
Thank you for the sweet message, I'm sure Sterling appreciates it!
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asteristories2 days ago
i made a goth... he's got the right side of his hair cut short and the left reaches his lower cheek. i dont know wether i go with the "short" option or "chin lenght" ....what have i done...
Ooh you're MC sounds interesting! In any other scenario I would have told you 'Why not both?' but alas the limits of customization 馃様. But I hope you find the right option for your MC!
Thank you for the message!
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asteristories2 days ago
about the secret RO, i hope this isnt too spoilery but i was wondering. will they also be gender flippable or are they a set gender? but if u think its spoilers feel free to ignore 鉂
Hi anon I'm glad you asked! I'm pretty sure there are quite a number of people out there who are curious as well haha.
So, I will say that the secret RO is planned to be set gender. I won't be more specific than that because I'm pretty sure that if I do, it'll make their identity easier to guess. But don't worry y'all, I will be dropping more hints and such once they're actually properly intergraded more into the story :)
Thank you for the ask!
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asteristories3 days ago
Saw this in another blog but...If your ROs had to romance an RO from another IF, who do you think they鈥檇 go for?
It was so hard to choose because I love so many ROs from so many IFs...
My choices here are based on nothing other than me thinking, "I just think they're neat!" so please don't perceive too much haha 馃槄
Sterling: Operator from "Attollo" by @attollo
Falken: The Magesmith from "The Nameless" by @parkerlyn
Zhang: Adegoke from "Body Count" by @bodycountgame
Romero: Clementine from "The Northern Passage" by @northern-passage
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Thank you for the ask!
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asteristories3 days ago
mad excited 4 the secret ro 2 drop so i can draw them 鈿橉煒
Well I like your energy anon! I hope the eventual reveal makes the wait worth it in the end haha 馃槉.
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asteristories3 days ago
how would u rate the angst levels of each RO route?
Man, I sure hope this is accurate enough. These are my own characters for crying out loud! 馃槄
(These are rated out of 10)
Sterling: 8.5/10 angst
Falken: 5.5/10 angst
Zhang: 3/10 angst
Romero: 7/10 angst
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Thank you for the ask!
Bonus for the secret RO:
???: A tentative yet solid 9/10. Really just depends on how my plans for them might change.
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asteristories7 days ago
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From Within - Detailed Synopsis
From Within is a work in progress interactive fiction piece. Written in Twine.
Long ago the Earth went through the Great Blackout. Energy grids everywhere imploded and left the world dark. Governments collapsed, borders shifted and continents drifted. That is the past. Humans of the future have since adapted to living on the derelict shell of Earth.
But this does not matter to you. You are not from Earth, you live on your Homeworld. The Homeworld is a place of abundant energy where its humanoid species have learned to live along side the planet. It also helps that half the population is born with energy manipulation capabilities. These capabilities allow the users to manipulate the laws of nature, within reason. The first rule states that energy cannot be created nor destroyed. Manipulating the energies around you is give and take, you must give in order to take. But no one said what you must give must be taken from you.
But now you find yourself on Earth. And it stinks. Like a lot. But you're not here to criticize its various smells-- you may have accidentally misplaced a powerful artifact from your world on Earth and you need to get it back.
Maybe this group of humans you've stumbled upon can help. They seem weak but it's not like you've been to Earth before. You wouldn't know where to start. Don't take too long though, your Friend is worried.
Setting:
Book 1 takes place on Earth - a cyber punk esq shell of what used to be. It's dark all the time, the new Earth consists of two main landmasses which the world population is split between. Each mass is an urban jungle where the streets stay empty. The rest of the planet drowns in deep dark oceans, a direct consequence from the past global climate failure.
Meet the Humans (ROs):
The Body Guard - Jean Claude "Jace" Glackin
Ex-field agent, head of security, occasionally the babysitter to otherworldly visitors
Fair skin - brown eyes - dark shaggy hair - that thick sexy five o-clock shadow (seven o'clock?)
Polite, patient, calm and well spoken.
Feeling confused or conflicted? Not a problem, Jace is more than willing to help you sort your thoughts out.
The Field Agent - Laurel Ramos
Top agent, second in command, eyes on the streets
Tawny skin - dark brown eyes - straight brown hair that hangs to her shoulders
Intelligent, elegant and an overall baddass.
You need something done? She's your woman... but only if you ask nicely.
The Technologist - Michelle/Michael/Mika "Mickie" Nix (selectable)
Head of communications and technology
Tan skin - dark green eyes - hair only a few shades darker than their skin tone - freckles everywhere
A bit of a mess, a bit panicky, very smart and highly innovative. A computer savant.
Michelle - Messy crooked bangs and hair that ends halfway down her neck
Michael/Mika - Long short hair, usually brushed backed with a lot of strays falling into their face
Find yourself in a tight spot and need some help? Don't call Mickie. How the fuck would they know what to do?
The Scientist - August Lane
Specializes in biology/ human anatomy. Researching the ins and outs different environmental stimuli have on the human body.
Tan skin - light blue eyes - short curly brown hair - dimples to match
Shy, awkward, very curious and prefers the company of his books and microscopes to all else. Self proclaimed pacifist.
You need something? Anything? Don't look at Lane. Seriously. Please don't. Too much direct eye contact is overwhelming.
The Friend - Leonidus "Leo" Corwin
A friend you seem to have met a little over a year ago. Loyal to a fault and has sworn to have your back no matter what.
Fair skin - hazel eyes that often seem lighter around you - white hair that if it was brushed out straight, would fall to his nose. Often hand swept back out of his face.
Red snake tattoo on his forearm. Red snake tattoo on the back of his hand reaching past his wrist. Red snake coiled around a sword on his calf and a large, you guessed it, red snake tattoo on his back.
Want to go on an adventure? He's your guy. Want to stand around and do nothing? He's your guy. Want to go murder an entire village? He's your guy. Need to retrieve a misplaced object on another planet? You got this, no sweat - but don't worry, you have his full unadulterated support.
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asteristories8 days ago
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June 3 Progress Update
Hi everyone! Sorry I鈥檝e quiet when I comes to these progress updates and such! Life kept me busy y鈥檏now? But hey in the middle of all that I have been busy filing through the answers I received from the feedback survey and making the adjustments accordingly! Thank you all who sent them so far, they were very helpful for me and now have a more clearer vision of Nevermoore鈥檚 pacing and structure.
And also, I have some exciting(?) news to share! So a lot of people have expressed that chapter 2 can get infodumpy at times, and yeah I agree haha. But I got a bit of a epiphany and I think I have a way to fix that! I won鈥檛 get into the details but basically I鈥檒l be merging many aspects and scenes of chapter 3 into chapter 2! I guess this means that the next update will have more content for you guys after all 馃グ!
And finally, to give you all an idea of what I鈥檓 working on, here鈥檚 a snippet of my To-Do list! Some of these are already done though, and I will definitely be sharing a reworded version of this after the update goes live! Think of it like those patch notes you see from game developers (funny聽Sims 3 patch notes anyone?)聽
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Thank you all everyone for your patience with me and your continuous support of this project! I means more to me than you know 馃挅
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asteristories8 days ago
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WITCHES OF FERNGROVE
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Warnings: Witches of Ferngrove is aimed at 16+ audiences, and will contain graphic depictions of violence and gore, strong language, and potential mature content (We are undecided on this aspect).
Summary: This is going to be an urban fantasy interactive fiction game targeted primarily at adults and focused on romance. This means there won't be an option to not romance anyone, I know this might be disappointing but it's the game we want to make. It will be ran on ChoiceScript and the demo will be published here on our Tumblr when the first chapter is completed. It will be published through Dashingdon.
The game focuses on you, the eldest of a family of witches from the small, idyllic town of Ferngrove where nothing ever happens. Your family are witches in a town of humans, and as a result you grew up sheltered and unaware of the magical world, besides the little your parents deemed safe enough for you to know. Other than weak charms and potions of luck, you don't really know anything about the supernatural world. You left Ferngrove when you graduated from high school and never looked back, becoming a successful journalist at the Echo Gazette in a big city like you always dreamed. Depending on your choices, you have Skyped with your family and they might have taken trips out to see you in the city, but you have not stepped foot back in your hometown.
That is, until you get a call that changes your life forever. Your mother is dead. Aleia Craft. The woman you thought invincible. You must travel home for the funeral and contend with a darker conspiracy. As you begin to unravel the mystery of your mother's death and the secrets she left behind, you begin to realise she is a woman you didn't know at all. Soon, you see that there are things at play here bigger than you could have ever imagined. Dark forces conspire against you. It will be up to you whether you can withstand the storm brewing on the horizon. Make allies and enemies, fall in love, hone your magic, and discover your legacy. Be careful who you trust, even those closest to you are not what they seem.
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Customizable MC - choose your gender (nb-inclusive), sexuality, name, appearance, skills, and personality.
Character-driven, romance-focused story.
Choose how you feel about magic and the supernatural world that had been hidden from you by your family. Choose whether you accept or reject your magical legacy.
Allow your unique experience to shape your skills.
Choose your magical specialty.
Investigate your mother's murder with a cast of interesting, and not-so-trustworthy characters.
Discover family secrets and navigate your family dynamics.
Gain allies and enemies.
Fall in love with 1 of 4 gender-selectable love interests.
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LOVE INTERESTS (gender selectable)
CORA/COLTON CALLOWAY
Your childhood best friend that disappeared and cut contact with you seven years ago, right when you were both meant to move to the big city and chase your dreams together. Now, you're back in your hometown for your mother's funeral after swearing never to return. There is a reckoning coming, you can feel it in the air. But when it arrives can you forgive them after everything that happened?
"I can鈥檛 abandon them. I鈥檓 all they have left."
REN ASHIKAGA
The reclusive stranger that runs an Airbnb out of their mansion on the edge of Ferngrove. An Airbnb that you just so happen to rent out when you finally return home for the funeral. A mansion is the last thing you expect after your tumultuous journey, but Ren provides a welcome distraction. They are aloof, mysterious, and frustratingly, unnaturally attractive. But be wary of pretty faces that hide dark secrets.
"You do not choose when darkness takes hold of you. You won't even realise it's happened until someday, far in the future, someone holds up a light and you come face to face with the horror you have become."
WYATT/WILLOW KING
A witch you meet when you return to Ferngrove, who claims to want to help you find your mother's killer. Kind, enigmatic, and more secretive than they let on. W's coven sent them to investigate what happened and help the witch community in Ferngrove. Will you let them train you in the art of the arcane and teach you what your mother tried to forbid? Or will you keep them at arm's length?
"Compassion costs nothing and so many people still refuse to use it."
JULES ADDARIO
The private investigator that arrives just in time to help you with the case after you have been struggling with the bumbling human police. Jules is dark, haughty, and a little more than crazy. They're hiding something and you know it. The question is can you trust them long enough to help you find your mother's killer and uncover the secrets your family kept buried? After all, some coffins are better left unearthed.
"I am utterly unlovable. And because I am unlovable I am selfish enough to want you to love me anyway."
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asteristories8 days ago
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Spinner: an interactive mystery/superhero story
When your mother gave birth to a child who, unlike their less fortunate siblings, seems to have no abilities at all, her rejoicing could be heard from miles away.聽
Then you nearly burned the house down.
Then you nearly blinded your sister.
Then you nearly killed the neighbour鈥檚 cat.
It鈥檚 the cruel irony that gets you the most. You are a walking spinning wheel of powers.聽
You are a Spinner.
Spinner is an upcoming interactive fiction game, set in the bustling, modern-day city of Lanen, where citizens powered and normal alike walk the streets.
Continuar lendo
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asteristories9 days ago
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Dashingdon聽 | itch.io (Twine) | Info Post聽 | Discord
Words: 143k w/code | 134k w/o | 51k avg playthrough (~70k words added from previous version)
Note: You will have to start over if playing on dashingdon due to variables and edits. Old saves will not work.
In this update you can鈥
Stargaze with the Sage!
Have a conversation in a paradise!
Get up to some mischief with Oisein!
Make friends out of strangers!
Attend a bonfire!
And overall have a great, uneventful, non-suspicious first full day in Renescen :)
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This update also brings the game to itch.io! The Nameless is now fully ported and playable in its Twine form, including all the new content and extra codex entries! Final decision on future update platform TBD (i.e. just Twine or both Twine and Choicescript)
As always, thank you so much for your support, and I hope you enjoy!
xoxo Parker 鉂わ笍
(Summary for those new to the story under the cut!)
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asteristories10 days ago
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Launch: 1 June 2021 (Intro to Chap 3 [81k]) | Next: 15 July 2021 (Chap 4 [approx. 36k])
{Random Word Teaser for Chap 4: cabin exploration, the (partial) Truth, carving,聽鈥榣et鈥檚 split up鈥 said no one ever, cake, searching x 2, and into the woods you go.}
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>THE DEMO!< | COG Forum |聽 FAQs | RO Aesthetics
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[ Fernweh Saga is a character driven, romance focused interactive fiction with slow-build horror elements that unravel as you move deeper into the plot.]
~Some homecomings feel more like rude awakenings, but this one will become a waking nightmare鈥
You return to the small town of Fernweh after the death of your grandfather, which is ironic because you were explicitly sent away from the town by him following the tragic death of your parents in a house fire. It鈥檚 been several years since you left. Returning isn鈥檛 something that you had considered, but the vague letter you received about tying up loose ends was on fancy stationary and looked official enough.
What was supposed to be a quick trip to collect personal belongings and sign some legal documents soon spirals into a grim mystery when you learn of the odd circumstances surrounding your grandfather鈥檚 death and start experiencing vivid nightmares.
Familiar faces are all around; you know some of them as former childhood friends, rivals, or neighbors, but they may become current allies as you all try to unravel what exactly is going on in this small, seemingly idyllic, forested town.
A feeling of unease grows with each sleepless night spent within Fernweh鈥檚 borders, but you can鈥檛 leave yet鈥
It won鈥檛 let you.
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Play as a man, woman, or non-binary person with the ability to customize your sexuality, fashion style, physical features, room theme, etc.
Allow your personality, habits, decisions, and relationships to influence how you face-off against what lurks within Fernweh like in a horror film/book.
Experience different types of romantic burns and tropes (rivals to lovers, friends to lovers, unrequited love (or is it鈥?), no strings attached, and more) alongside different types of horror (dread, cosmic, supernatural, survival, and more) as you progress through the series.
Develop 鈥榮omething鈥 (the choice is yours) with the 4 romance options; there are 5 romance routes that are fully integrated into the plot.
Create friendships and relationships with the main cast of characters that are tracked by different point systems.
Understand your past, your parents鈥 death, and what really happened to not only your family, but to you.
Add to (or take away from) an inventory system that will impact/unlock certain choices later in the game. Clues, weapons, odd items, etc.
Discover that there are more than just small town politics at play; factions will remember how you treat them and may help or hurt you in the future books. (Book 1 is about hints/discovery, while we learn more in Book 2.)
Fight, resist, flee, struggle, or adapt to face whatever is invading your nightmares and the town; there is more to it than a boring ole鈥 monster鈥uch more.
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asteristories10 days ago
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Announcement: (Fernweh Saga)
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Hello! I hope you鈥檙e doing well.聽
I am working on the interactive fiction, ChoiceScript game: Fernweh Saga: Book 1.
I hope to launch the first demo that will include the Introduction to Chapter 3 and is 81k words of pure story around the 1st of June (so in about 5 days). I realized I may have been a little too quiet in my corner of the Internet, lol. This is the developmental blog for the game where I also have more information about it, RO aesthetics/facts/info, inspiration posts, and developmental updates.
I would be honored if you check out the demo once I post it and I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
Best wishes! :D
-Aelsa Trevelyan
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The Short and Sweet Pitch: Fernweh Saga is a character driven, romance focused interactive fiction with slow-build horror elements that unravel as you move deeper into the plot.聽(There are 5 romantic routes and 4 ROs who are gender set based on the player鈥檚 preference.)
The Synopsis:
~Some homecomings feel more like rude awakenings, but this one will become a waking nightmare鈥
You return to the small town of Fernweh after the death of your grandfather, which is ironic because you were explicitly sent away from the town by him following the tragic death of your parents in a house fire. It鈥檚 been several years since you left. Returning isn鈥檛 something that you had considered, but the vague letter you received about tying up loose ends was on fancy stationary and looked official enough.
What was supposed to be a quick trip to collect personal belongings and sign some legal documents soon spirals into a grim mystery when you learn of the odd circumstances surrounding your grandfather鈥檚 death.
Familiar faces are all around, you know some of them as former childhood friends, rivals, or neighbors, but they may become current allies as you all try to unravel what exactly is going on in this small, seemingly idyllic, forested town.
A boy may be missing? Why does the waitress at the diner know your order by heart? What was your grandfather really doing out as his cabin? When will you get a good night鈥檚 sleep again without any strangely interactive nightmares? Why do things seem unshakably familiar yet different?
A feeling of unease grows with each sleepless night spent within Fernweh鈥檚 borders, but you can鈥檛 leave yet鈥
It won鈥檛 let you.
Features:
A customizable MC (gender, sexuality, style, physical features, etc.) alongside personality and other traits that will directly impact game play and how others react to you.
4 Romance Options; 5 romance routes.
Uncover the secrets of your former hometown that you now feel a stranger in. Things aren鈥檛 adding up鈥ut why is that? 聽
Fight, flee, struggle, run, or adapt to face whatever lurks within the town that is invading your nightmares; there is more to it than a boring ole鈥 monster鈥uch more.
Chances to develop both friendships and relationships with the main cast of characters that are tracked by a friendship point system.
An inventory system that will impact/unlock certain choices later in the game.
Many choices that allow you to shape the narrative and increase replay value.
Dynamic support characters who have opinions on you and 聽who you elect to romance, including the ROs who are not selected and are instead potentially befriended.
A variety of choices to respond to the RO to romance 聽them at your own pace and style, including a shy/flirty stat tracker.
The first demo will include the Introduction to Chapter 3 and is 81k words of story, it will eventually be updated with more chapter(s) as we go. Again, my hope is to launch on June 1st once I finish final edits.
Links: Tumblr Blog | RO aesthetics | About | FAQ
(I will eventually make a new post with the demo link and COG forum thread, so please be on the lookout for that, if you鈥檙e interested.)
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asteristories10 days ago
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The Nameless Romance ~ 鉂わ笍
Was absolutely giddy to work with @mooreaux for some milestone art of The Nameless ROs!! (please zoom/full view to see the incredible, immaculate, amazing detail omg 馃ズ) Thank you so much again for being so wonderful to work with and breathing such life into these characters and their designs!
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asteristories10 days ago
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Sorry in advance adjfksalj but just a quick, cheesy, definitely possibly cringey note ahead of the special art today and major update tomorrow 鉂わ笍
I started commissioning the milestone special when the blog passed 1k followers a couple months ago, and was already beside myself that even a couple people would be interested in this story and its characters, let alone a thousand. (Granted, bots, certain other blogs, etc aksjdhdkfj so it was probably much less haha)
And now that number has recently passed another milestone, and I鈥檓 feeling beyond grateful and also just so overwhelmed to have you here.聽馃ズ馃槶
So I wanted to make a specific post to thank you for sharing in this experience with me because I don鈥檛 know if I say it enough.聽The support from other authors and readers has been invaluable and so so lovely, and you鈥檙e all an integral and vital part of this whole journey as well. I鈥檓 a tiny blog in this small corner of the internet, but every interaction means the absolute world.
It鈥檚 been a bit of a frantic and heads-down last couple weeks to get the content of the next update ready, but I鈥檓 so excited to share and really hope you enjoy! I can鈥檛 wait to hear what y鈥檃ll think and to continue the story 馃グ And a massive, GARGANTUAN extra thank you to betas for all the feedback and typo catches, and for dealing with my update loading breaking their playthroughs and messing things up constantly ;;
Anyway, rambling aside, I appreciate you and love you to the moon and back. And again, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!! 鉂わ笍
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asteristories11 days ago
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You have just joined the Arbiter ranks鈥搘hether you wanted to or not. This prestigious position comes with a fair amount of perks, including your own ship and crew. However, it鈥檚 also the most dangerous job in the galaxy. When a small colony faces an attack from an unknown source, you鈥檙e sent to investigate. What you uncover reveals a danger far greater鈥揳nd far closer to home鈥搕han you could have ever expected.
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The first part of the demo covers the Prologue and approximately half of Chapter One.
Play the demo now
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asteristories11 days ago
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trying something new and fun to engage with readers only for the author to end up endlessly harassed with hate messages and people sending random anons to completely unassociated blogs. this community really cannot behave normally and somehow i am surprised every time because i really want to believe that readers respect authors and understand that these games are hobbies for most of us and are supposed to be fun for us just as much as it is for you but i continue to be disappointed every time
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asteristories13 days ago
stole this from another blog but what do the ROs get for their 1am convenience store snack runs?
What a fun ask haha, thank you!
Sterling: Tea, a simple bar of milk chocolate, and trail mix
Romero: Spicy beef jerky, Reese's peanut butter cups, and ginger ale
Falken: Sour gummy candies, blue raspberry slushy, and Skittles
Zhang: Black coffee, salt and vinegar chips, and mint gum
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asteristories13 days ago
Just wanted to ask is there music players in the town? If they do, is the music up to date?
Was a little curious how our RO鈥檚 would react when they listen to WAP by Cardi B馃槼
Yeah there are some music players around!
And yes the music is somewhat up to date? It just that not every song in existence is available to them if that makes sense? I won't get into great detail as to what their selection is (mostly bc I don't know enough about music that isn't anime openings and movie soundtracks), so I suppose I'll leave it up to your headcanons!
As for the second part of your ask...I had to look up the song and didn't realize it was rather nsfw so I'll be putting it under a read more to be safe lol
Sterling: Just feeling...confused. How is this a thing? Why is this a thing?
Romero: *Cue Cassandra Pentaghast (disgusted noise)*
Falken: Finds it hilarious more than anything.
Zhang: Doesn't know what it is, and doesn't care to.
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