Now That I had free time, I make a short story so the Easyrpg team could look at it and comment it.
Here it’s the summary:[color=#004040]
There was a magical world, fulled with a colorfull and beatifull world, protected by a magic forest that creates all the color of the nature and the beauty of the world.
Unfortunately there was a war between two empires and the forest got destroyed, the world was becoming dead without color, the plants are dying and the animals are becoming monsters.
The Guardian of the forest that guards the color of the world became sick and it’s at the edge of the dead, so the only way to heal her and save the world from becoming dull and grey, it’s to infuse her with each color (of the rainbow) flower of the sacred forest.
The daughter of the guardian, tries to help her mother by beginning a journey to save her, recollecting the last remaining of the flowers that an old tale tell about others forgotten forest.
After that, she must fight against both empires because they realize they could use the flowers as weapons, denegating the colors to weak the other empire.
The girl meets others people in her journey, people who wish to save the colors of the world.
The Girl’s group it’s too weak to confront the empire, she loses the flowers and his mother dies.
When She dies, the world gets a cataclism, and Changes completely.
The Little girl it’s devastaded and just want to die, Her group and now friends, tries to encourage her, but failed.
However, some years latter, a letter from her mother gave her encourage because The guardian told her how to use those flowers to become a new guardian and restaure the world.
She then starts to seek her forgotten friends and fight agains the empire that now rules the world, getting the flowers and restauring the peace.[/color]
It’s a simple fantasy story, and has potential, I liked to make it as Final Fantasy VI in terms of art direction and music.
First The intro about their world, the beauty, the war between the empires.
Second The begining town, where we found the heroine and start the journey.
THE JOURNEY She starts to seek the seven flowers (colors of the rainbow), Each flower needs a path of linear story switches as in Classic FF games.
In each flower journey, there are characters into towns, who we can pick up, there are some optionals and some necesary to the story (these characters must be developed).
When we found each flower, there are bosses of the two empires who wait us.
THE CONFRONTATION We get all the flowers, but in a last confrontation, the two empires join forces and steal the flowers with their best characters.
We must go to the flying “mother” ship and we try to rescue the flowers, but we failed.
The world colides and ends.
CRISIS The guardian dies, the world became muddle.
PROBLEM We command the other character and we try to encourage the heroine, but we failed.
FAKE GAME OVER severals years laters.
New Hope The heroine found a letter from her mother and then decides to seek her forgotten friends.
JOURNEY TWO Each character it’s a journey on his own where his background story it’s more developed.
THE FINAL CONFRONTATION When the group it’s ready, we goes to the New Empire tower and fight the two emperors for the Flowers.
CONCLUSION The empire it’s defeated and the harmony it’s restaured, the heroine became the new guardian.
A final note:
Each great story it’s based on Characters, not the action. Well rounded characters, memorable, with real feelings and thinking, are more important than all the fights and magics in a RPG.
I have stopped play RPG and I not play RPG maker games, because they seem to forgot this what I called “rulled” and just focus on “cool”, eye-catchy but trivial things.