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New Epic

September 27th 2009, 03:54 AM
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xenotroid
Peasant Male United States
Leave, for all hope is lost... 
Hi,

I am planning to make a new Epic DMOD, Quest of Shame, however, as a writer, I can't think of any stories, so if anyone is a writer, or has an idea to throw in the air, then here is it, I will put you in the credits, The best will be mentioned at the start of the game.

Tip: I like vampires, so if you want a heads up on the winning, that is the key word in the story.
September 27th 2009, 04:31 AM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
Welcome to the DN xenotroid! Good luck with your DMOD, can't say I got any ideas at the moment.

EDIT: If you're going for vampires, go for real vampires and not Twilight ones.
September 27th 2009, 04:34 AM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
You should really make the DMOD as large as the story requires. Saying you're going to make an epic DMOD without even knowing the story is... Premature...

And I'd urge you to make a shorter DMOD (something like a large romp) first. Because how I read it you're still a beginning DMOD author, and creating an epic will take a lot of time. By the time you're halfway through making an epic your level of DMOD making will probably have increased quite substantially. This will probably mean you think the first part of your DMOD sucks and you'll abandon it.

Not to discourage you, but there are very few people who were capable of making an epic as their first DMOD, I'm certainly not one of them.

Good luck!
September 27th 2009, 04:51 AM
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xenotroid
Peasant Male United States
Leave, for all hope is lost... 
The thing is, I have a few ideas, and they will only work if i make an epic that is bigger than say Pilgrims Quest
September 27th 2009, 04:52 AM
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Fireball5
Peasant Male Australia
Let me heat that up for you... 
Vampires, ey?

At the beginning, you find out that Dink is hiding a secret, one not even he knows. Dink goes about his daily business, and chats with the neighbours. One of them tells him there have been some strange goings on, ans suggest he look into it. Dink decides to check this out, but there is no evidence yet, so he goes back home.

The next day, he wakes up and goes outside, and finds that there is a dead body in the forest. There is a pool of blood coming from the neck. Dink runs back to the village and tells everybody, stirring some fear. It all dies down soon enough though. Dink decides to go investigate more, but it is time for him to go home.

Dink wakes up the next morning with the taste of blood in his mouth. He is not quite sure why, and he just thinks it's his imagination from the recent events. He goes outside and finds another body, closer to the village. This causes some panic, and soon the royal guard is called in. Dink examines the body, and finds two holes in the victims neck. He goes to the local librarian to find out more, and finds out it could be a vampire, although Dink insists that they arn't real. He goes home that night thinking about what the librarian said. He has a craving for red meat, and eats some for tea.

Waking up the next morning with blood on his face, Dink is scared, but then says it must have been from the meat he ate last night. Sure that he washed before he went to bed, he seems suspicious. He goes outside and finds bloody footprints leading to the west side of the village, near Dink's house, but still a couple of screens away. Dink talks to the royal guards and townsfolk, but finds out nothing. The body can't be found anywhere. Dink goes home dissatisfied. He has this sudden urge to look in the attic, although no-one has been up there for years. He finds that the lock has been recently opened. Venturing inside, he finds another body, with two holes in its neck.

Dink wakes up in horror. "It was just a bad dream!" he says. He goes up to the attic, and sure enough, there is no body. But there is a blood stain where it was, and a blood trail leading down the stairs. He runs outside, and is greeted by an angry crowd. Outside his door is the body. The mob demands answers. Dink runs in his house, and goes out the back door, into the forest. He hides in an abandoned shack. He finds some meat and eats it raw at home.

Dink has a dream that night, of going out into the forest and biting a person on the neck. He wakes up in terror in terror, and goes outside to find another body. He has a choice: Be driven to insanity, and kill himself, or try to calm himself down. He calms himself down (if you choose that) and goes to bed early.

A cutscene follows, where dink goes outside at night and finds a familiar looking person. The screen fades down, and blood goes flying. Someone yells out, and the screen fades up again. Dink is standing over a body, dazed and confused. The bystander asks what is going on, but Dink can only say that he doesn't knwo how he got here. Having no recollection, he is confused. He looks down, and sees his best friend.

You make up the rest!
September 27th 2009, 04:53 AM
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Fireball5
Peasant Male Australia
Let me heat that up for you... 
Lol this took me so long three other people posted while I was writting this!

Crap! I forgot the word vampire!
September 27th 2009, 05:10 AM
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xenotroid
Peasant Male United States
Leave, for all hope is lost... 
Awesome start, anyone thinking of a middle, or point of no return.

I'll take other starts too, might even mix a couple.

BTW I don't know what Twilight vampires are like. *Picks up Twilight*

I've only just got the book two days ago.
September 27th 2009, 05:20 AM
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xenotroid
Peasant Male United States
Leave, for all hope is lost... 
Oh yes, MP3, or midi
September 27th 2009, 05:34 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
MIDI. You can pack MP3 to come with the Mod, but you then must have MIDIs also.
September 27th 2009, 05:39 AM
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xenotroid
Peasant Male United States
Leave, for all hope is lost... 
I know that

But I don't know which the majority of tdn prefers

That was going to be the default pack.
September 27th 2009, 07:18 PM
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DaVince
Peasant Male Netherlands steam
Olde Time Dinkere 
BTW I don't know what Twilight vampires are like. *Picks up Twilight*

If you know what's good for you, don't.
September 27th 2009, 10:05 PM
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Skorn
Peasant Male
I Bring Tidings of Spam 
Oh NO! Another newbie that is already making a DMOD! Why me...?
September 28th 2009, 06:24 AM
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xenotroid
Peasant Male United States
Leave, for all hope is lost... 
The hard part is the story, though firestorm wont agree
September 28th 2009, 06:26 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Firestorm?
September 28th 2009, 08:37 AM
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xenotroid
Peasant Male United States
Leave, for all hope is lost... 
whoops, worst typo ive ever made fireball.
September 28th 2009, 08:41 AM
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DaVince
Peasant Male Netherlands steam
Olde Time Dinkere 
Worst typo? I'd call that a kickass typo!
September 30th 2009, 09:00 PM
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Krisknox
Peasant Male United States steam
The site's resident Therian (Dire Wolf, Dragon) 
If you are truely going to be able to make and finish a D-mod, I suggest you go into your bedroom, shut the door, close the blinds (if there are any) and lay on your bed and think. It's what i do when i'm tapped for ideas for my books. If that doesn't work, just read a few books, eventually, something in it will inspire you. Like when I read the book Voyage of the Dawn Treader, I got to a part where a main character becomes a dragon and i stopped reading because a picture formed in my head of a half-human creature. I drew it and kept the idea in my head. I let the idea incubate in my head for a month or two and wrote a rough draft. (which i'll admit sucked.) When i realized i could do beter, i wrote a good second draft. I think you shouldn't ask people for ideas, because who's D-mod is it really? there would be no personal touch and your resolve to finish it would be less than if it were an original idea. My advice would be to take your interests, write a small story, read the story over, re-write it if it's crap, and when you finally get a good story, you can make something that is yours alone.

Also, welcome.
September 30th 2009, 09:01 PM
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Krisknox
Peasant Male United States steam
The site's resident Therian (Dire Wolf, Dragon) 
Xenotroid's typo is Quote material.
October 1st 2009, 03:43 AM
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xenotroid
Peasant Male United States
Leave, for all hope is lost... 
I'm like a draftsman, I have all this amazing ability to adapt to languages, and write code.

But nothing to use it on unless I have a set of instuctions.

Besides, there'll be tid bits in the story added by yours truly
October 1st 2009, 03:44 AM
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Fireball5
Peasant Male Australia
Let me heat that up for you... 
dangit, some new guy who's barely been here a week might get a quote for misspelling (rofl! that'a an understatment...) my name, yet I never get quoted... except for in IRC, i got quoted because I had no quotes...
October 1st 2009, 06:01 AM
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xenotroid
Peasant Male United States
Leave, for all hope is lost... 
every dog has his day
October 2nd 2009, 04:36 AM
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zeddexx
Peasant Male New Zealand
I'm pretty sure I'm worth atleast SIX goats... 
you mean the day he gets his balls choped off, and only answers to 'shirly'?
October 2nd 2009, 04:44 AM
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ExDeathEvn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
How about the day where the dog throws a stick and says to you "Fetch!"
October 2nd 2009, 05:01 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Hey, that's a cat, not a dog!!
October 2nd 2009, 06:37 AM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Every Dinker has his day too!

... I ate a cookie today!
October 2nd 2009, 07:46 AM
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Fireball5
Peasant Male Australia
Let me heat that up for you... 
dangit! I lost my cookie in my undie draw some years back... oh there it is! I'm gonna savour this...

...mmmm... tastes like wet place...
October 2nd 2009, 07:56 AM
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Krisknox
Peasant Male United States steam
The site's resident Therian (Dire Wolf, Dragon) 
The day I first finished a book, realized it was crap, and set out to make a better one.
October 3rd 2009, 02:18 AM
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xenotroid
Peasant Male United States
Leave, for all hope is lost... 
Can we get back to the topic please.

I got bored waiting, now there is going to be to protagonists, one is on a second map

And the second protagonist is turned into a vampire by dink
October 3rd 2009, 03:04 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Back to the topic?? For the love of God, we're all Dinkers here!! No such thing as back in the topic. That's something you'll learn in a few years.

October 3rd 2009, 03:08 AM
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DinkKiller
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
The world could always use more heroes 
years? all new dinkers learn pretty quickly that topics change on TDN in a single heart beat, unless they suddenly got noobier than before
October 3rd 2009, 03:18 AM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
"years? all new dinkers learn pretty quickly that topics change on TDN in a single heart beat, unless they suddenly got noobier than before"

Personally, I think that the muffin is a lie, not the cake. This is based on the views of many of my kind - that the muffin is an evil gluten of a godanged nubcake, hellbent on taking over the cookie tin, which remains deep within the depths of the kitchen cupboard.... few travel there and even less return.. I care not for the horrors that lurk within, I will continue to steal peoples cookies.

*Steals DinkKiller's cookies, and replaces them with rocks*
October 3rd 2009, 04:17 AM
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zeddexx
Peasant Male New Zealand
I'm pretty sure I'm worth atleast SIX goats... 
i shall avenge thee cookies!! EN GUARDE NUBCAKE!! i shalt vanquish thee with mine hard-as-rock bread, therefor saving the cookie tin and rendering it void of cake and rock!!
October 3rd 2009, 09:46 AM
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ExDeathEvn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
The cake is a spy.
It spies so that I know all that happens in the world.

It is also easy to remove by simply turning edible 3 seconds before it's bitten, and instantaneously transmitting all data aquired to my personal instalation.
October 3rd 2009, 03:37 PM
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DinkKiller
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
The world could always use more heroes 
*Steals DinkKiller's cookies, and replaces them with rocks*

*throws the rocks at robj's face*

DATS FO STEALIN MEH COOKIES!
October 4th 2009, 11:26 PM
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Striker
Noble United States steam
Daniel, there are clowns. 
Cupcakes are really just muffins in disguise.
October 4th 2009, 11:31 PM
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ExDeathEvn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
More than meets the eye.
October 5th 2009, 02:32 AM
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Fireball5
Peasant Male Australia
Let me heat that up for you... 
How is the story going?
October 5th 2009, 04:23 AM
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xenotroid
Peasant Male United States
Leave, for all hope is lost... 
Quite good actually
October 6th 2009, 05:12 AM
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Fireball5
Peasant Male Australia
Let me heat that up for you... 
I can't wait to see how this DMOD turns out.

I just hope you don't overestimate yourself.
October 6th 2009, 07:07 PM
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schnapper
Peasant Male Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands
Let us save our effort and just lie down and die. 
Now listen, Mortal. If you wish to discover the ultimatest, uberest, bloodyfrickenbarnekkedawesomest vampire story ever, EVERRRRR, then grab yourself a copy of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Other rad-ass books include any of Robert E. Howard's Solomon Kane's, which generally have the most kick-tush monsters out there.

Incidentally, a Movie is soon to be released.
August 7th, 05:03 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
you can't think of a story but you got the name down?

anyways, dink meats doug the killer mime and mushroom legend are almost complete.