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Bad dmod ideas

September 29th 2012, 10:50 PM
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leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
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As green stranger said in IRC, "the topic is now bad DMod ideas" so thus is the topic of this thread.

So, post a bad idea for a dmod. Oh, and play nice.

Here's one.

Dink finally gets a girlfriend, and she sends him on the noblest of quests. To buy her stuff. So off dink goes to various places to find various things like make-up, clothes, jewelry, flowers, and chocolate bars.

Yes that would make a terrible game.
September 29th 2012, 10:59 PM
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MsDink
Peasant Female New Zealand
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From a females point of view - thats only bad if he fails to come back with the goods hehehehee
September 29th 2012, 11:01 PM
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leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
But would you really want to play that?
September 29th 2012, 11:03 PM
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leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
No. Sounds horrible.

See, that's the response I was looking for.
September 29th 2012, 11:04 PM
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leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
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It really sounds horrible.

But that's exactly the point.
September 29th 2012, 11:07 PM
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MsDink
Peasant Female New Zealand
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you want me to say you win leppy dont u hehe but no... you need to learn MsDinky always wins I am special like that *wink*

Anyhoo -i feel any story is playable

for me (in Dink) its the hit and kill, the jokes, the trapsing for miles and miles mindlessly and then back again, pillbug stomping and secret stuff that I like - not many have decent storys anyways thats not the nature of Dink
September 29th 2012, 11:09 PM
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leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
Anyhoo -i feel any story is playable its playble- for me (in Dink) its the hit and kill, the jokes, the trapsing for miles and miles mindlessly and then back again, pillbug stomping and secret stuff THAT I like - not many have decent storys anyways thats not the nature of Dink

So then entertain the thought that there could be a bad idea for a dmod, what would that idea be? In your own personal opinion.
September 29th 2012, 11:16 PM
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MsDink
Peasant Female New Zealand
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hmm dink stands there and has no quests nothing to do noone wants him pill bugs died out in the great famine and there is no secrets to find no bookcases to push nothing and thats the end Either that or abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz... just sayin heh
September 29th 2012, 11:20 PM
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leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
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Would that even count then?
September 29th 2012, 11:41 PM
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MsDink
Peasant Female New Zealand
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abc counts so why not
September 29th 2012, 11:44 PM
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leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
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Well, way to find a loophole to get out of being creative.
September 30th 2012, 01:49 AM
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Paul
Peasant Male United States
 
In my opinion, D-Mods tend to be so goofy and loosely plotted (is that a word?) that it doesn't much matter what you SAY it's about. You could certainly make one where the plot was nominally about buying gifts for Dink's GF, but still included lots of adventure and whatnot. Or you could even make it really about that but wow the audience with incredibly lifelike dialog for the love interest. Or lots of sex.

It's actually hard to come up with an idea that couldn't become a fun D-Mod.
September 30th 2012, 02:01 AM
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leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
My thinking was more along the lines of the idea. In all actuality a fantastic game can come out of the silliest idea. I was more focusing on the initial response to an idea rather than what comes out of it.
September 30th 2012, 02:14 AM
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MsDink
Peasant Female New Zealand
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goofy and loosely plotted (is that a word?) Yus both them are

It's actually hard to come up with an idea that couldn't become a fun D-Mod.
My point exactly
September 30th 2012, 04:14 AM
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shevek
Ghost
 
It's actually hard to come up with an idea that couldn't become a fun D-Mod.

How about something silly like the king is all out of cheese, and Dink has to go and find it for him. That sounds about as awful as going shopping for a girlfriend, doesn't it? Still I think it would be possible to make a very nice dmod out of it.
September 30th 2012, 05:57 AM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
There is no plot so bad that a sufficiently skilled DMOD author couldn't make a good DMOD out of it. And there is no plot so good that a sufficiently incompetent DMOD author couldn't screw it up.

Just look at some of the throwback contest entries for some examples of the first part of this statement...

Having said that... There still are some pretty bad ideas for DMODs. Romps about Dink killing an ancient have never worked for me. Ancients just don't appear to be all that special in a short DMOD...
September 30th 2012, 06:40 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
I had so many goofy ideas for D-Mods when I was younger. If only I could remember them, I would make them into fun Romps now.
September 30th 2012, 08:17 AM
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rabidwolf9
Peasant Male United States steam
twitch.tv/rabidwolf9 
"So off dink goes to various places to find various things..."

Isn't that the basis for most DMODs?
September 30th 2012, 08:18 AM
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MsDink
Peasant Female New Zealand
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exactly so how can that be a bad idea heh
September 30th 2012, 11:50 AM
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ExDeathEvn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
Tea parties and sunshine.
October 1st 2012, 07:21 AM
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schnapper
Peasant Male Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands
Let us save our effort and just lie down and die. 
Bring me 3000000 rats tails that i CBF'd getting myself. Kthanks, have $1 and a sword of flubberderrr. Now, in order to save your world from annihilations, bring 30000000 Boogerwooger skins, I'll give you $2 and a sword of flubberdubberrr +1 (even though you'll get $10000 and a war-cleaver of the deathbringer while killing Boogerwoogers.) Worst Dmod idea everrr....
October 1st 2012, 08:00 AM
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leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
That does sound pretty terrible, Schnapper.
October 1st 2012, 08:09 PM
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MsDink
Peasant Female New Zealand
Tag - Umm.. tag, you're it? 
yeah but I would still play it - just cause its dink
March 26th, 08:10 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
let's see. i've got a few.

dink is tasked by the king (sigh) to go to "the icelands" for some vague quest. i guess a phoenix or something is melting it.

or, uh, dink gains super powers by killing a rare pillbug that releases super power stank upon his manly frame. he plays with it a bit until a wizard steals it by giving him a potion.

oh, i know - a crazed murderer is going around doing what mass murderers do under the delusion that he is a great hero and that all his victims are a threat to him. so, dink walks over to some strange building with a purple floor, goes into the basement and punches his face in.
March 26th, 08:38 PM
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Robj
Jester Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Dink tries to make a dmod but cant be ducked so he just re-packages cloud castle with a different dmod.diz and description and calls it "clouds in the castle: english translation" and claims it's fair use because it's transformative in nature, due to adding 1 new item which is a can of buffalo shite that nerux gives you as payment to spare his life, then nerux gets diarrhea and craps himself all over the place and Dink goes into septic shock and dies.
April 2nd, 06:00 PM
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truthghost
Peasant Male United States
i am Ancient 
Dink has to escort a nun to the Monastery
April 4th, 04:40 AM
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merder
Peasant Male Netherlands xbox steam
The Voice in the back of your head! 
if the npc doesn't run to monsters than it might be enjoyable but if is like pokemon mystery dungeon one where a enemy with a AOE is game over for escorts......

and for a idea on terrible dmod everyone insults dink and you and whatever you do it gets only worse and worse till the point drink just decides to drink his sorrows into oblivion