Post by chronoeclipse on May 31, 2020 8:47:02 GMT -6
Okay sleeping on it I have some thoughts -
I think this game has a lot of potential. There is something really fun about random aging dictated by a system like a deck of cards.
I wonder if the face values of the cards should actually determine the aging as opposed to specific colors and suits having fixed aging amounts.
So for example 2s = +2 years 3s = +3 years 4s = +4 years etc. all the way to 10s = +10 years
that would provide a total of 216 years to be divvied out among players. So then you have Aces, Jacks, Queens and Kings - and my thought is that they would act as boosts - so say draw an ace and the next card you draw DEDUCTS age rather than adds it. Kings maybe block any aging from the next card etc.
That's a straight 'game mechanics' structure I thought of.
For a more story-based game I would suggest using the set up you had but the face cards and aces add some kind of colorful aging/personality/mental aging spins on things. So like maybe Queens effect your love life, maybe Kings effect your profession - all based on the 'track' your character uses. King of like the GAME OF LIFE.
Anyway those are some thoughts. Would love to see you continue to play test this. Maybe give the game its only thread for playing and tweaking.
”You people seem to have too much affection for the hear and now, unable to accept your (and ours) inevitable time growing older.” Jigsaw announced.
A group of confused and tired looking people all showing fear on their faces at the voices morbid and scary tone.
”One must appreciate the time they have on this earth, but only to an extent. Let’s play a game: through the next series of rooms are various traps and puzzles. Failure to complete these puzzles will cause you to age a certain number of years, your collars are designed to do this process.” Jigsaw says but was interrupted by a very contempt young man; though not young for long......
One disgruntled man screams, “Easy all I need to do is rip this shit off!!!” Ripping the device off, a horrified look befalls his face, wrinkles and age spots pepper his entire form. Hair literally falling from his head to the ground in piles, leaving the now ancient man completely bald. The form fitting suit he had on looked empty on his frail frame, wrinkled weak hands grabbing at the air. Though not being able to be seen, his weakened legs had lost nearly all muscle and fat, with his pants precariously hanging down. And it seemed even more time was adding on, leaving the then ancient man looking almost skeletal. Various moans and wheezing can be heard as he crumples on the floor desperately trying to stand. His weakened body wouldn’t allow it, he was far too old now.
”As demonstrated by our now decrepit friend, removing the collar will cause a massive and irreversible amount of aging to the subject, I would recommend completing the tasks in order not have the same fate. Let the games begin.” Jigsaw pronounced.
I like the idea. Time being the trap, interesting.
Last Edit: Jun 3, 2020 11:46:16 GMT -6 by niddlyby43
ark: Whooaaa that mattress scene
Jun 10, 2020 18:34:55 GMT -6
MeanMark: Right? I maintain the opinion that they should have showed some sort of process for the TF, but still a great scene nonetheless.
Jun 11, 2020 8:26:26 GMT -6
kappa: I feel like the point of that scene was a conversation towards her fears with monogamous long term relationship. The Aging was merely an extension personified, AND, in the backseat of what was really going on. A couple communicating.
Jun 11, 2020 9:13:11 GMT -6
kappa: However, I'd have enjoyed a gradual progression, still, I kinda get that execution
Jun 11, 2020 9:13:59 GMT -6
amoscrow: How do I post some WIPS on here? I wanna post some progress on something me and my GF are working on!
Jun 13, 2020 15:57:38 GMT -6
kappa: Not an expert, but, I think you just insert it on one of the square below the attachmentS
Jun 13, 2020 16:01:03 GMT -6
kappa: the group of boxes, the fourth one
Jun 13, 2020 16:01:34 GMT -6