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Just_Monika

I want to write your FE scripts!

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Hi all, 

I'm a somewhat frustrated screenwriter looking to try her hand at game writing, and this seems like the right corner of the internet to do that. The Fire Emblem community is incredibly passionate, but one of the most common complaints about these games is that the text boxes are long/exposition heavy, dialog sounds stilted, characters fail to grow, and interesting plot threads are introduced and then immediately dropped. This isn't because people are "bad" at writing, it's because they don't understand that storycraft is its own art-form which requires its own skillset.

My goal here isn't to breathe life into some "epic" I've been dreaming up since I rode tricycles; it's to help other people build scripts and stories worthy of the countless hours they're spending on custom classes, new sprites, and revamped weapon systems.

So, if you're the kind of person who loves building maps but never knows what to do with the text boxes, give me a shout. I have writing samples of varying size and genre, and I really do want to write your scripts.

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Well...  I'm already doing the main story script for my project myself, but so far I haven't written any Support conversations for it.  If you could try your hand at those, it would be great.  PM me if you're interested.

Alternatively, if you'd rather help me with main story scripts, you could give my project a read (it's not an actual fangame, but rather a written story presented as a hypothetical one complete with revamped class stats and my own map designs) and leave feedback in its feedback thread.  The threads for both are in my signature right now.

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There's actually a surprising amount of interest! 

In broad terms, I'm ready to write out about 2 chapters worth of material every week (editing last week's script counts as 1/2 of a chapter)...so the more scripts I'm writing, the slower it will go for each individual project. However, a script probably takes three times as long to make into a game as it does to write up, so - on balance - I should be able to stay ahead of the curve. 

@Von Ithipathachai I looked at some of the work you have, and it's really impressive. Honestly, you've already done the majority of the legwork in terms of broad design; it's just a matter of entering all that data into a level editor. If you spend a month practicing how to event, I bet you could get things done relatively fast

As for your support conversations, all I need is a list of the pairs plus a blurb on each character and whether you want it to end with romance.  It should be simple enough to dream up a few story bits. 

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8 hours ago, Just_Monika said:

As for your support conversations, all I need is a list of the pairs plus a blurb on each character and whether you want it to end with romance.  It should be simple enough to dream up a few story bits. 

Character profiles can be found in my DeviantArt gallery:

https://www.deviantart.com/vonithipathachai/gallery/

And this spreadsheet includes a list of who can support who:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jzUZbT5IOebK_Silq5VBKSDYcWuXIifhEOkgjVKVBFQ/edit?usp=sharing

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