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by Ryme
Sun May 24, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Ryme's second novel - now published
Replies: 10
Views: 7341

Re: Ryme's second novel - now published

I suppose I should get around to playing 2 and 3 then, shouldn't I?

But I'm gratified retro gaming seems to be a rising phenomenon. There seems to be a lot of interest. Hopefully this will strike a chord with some.
by Ryme
Sun May 24, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Ryme's second novel - now published
Replies: 10
Views: 7341

Re: Ryme's second novel - now published

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y77R186 I've just published a fantasy novel, "The Eight-Bit Bard": The evil sorcerer Ssor Ssorensen must have attended the "freeze them with perpetual winter" school of villainy, because when he and his minions conquered the town of Noresha, the first ...
by Ryme
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Ryme's second novel - now published
Replies: 10
Views: 7341

Re: Ryme is writing another novel - free to read

I'm getting toward the end of the story, at least as far as the blog is concerned. Once it's done I intend to polish the thing and attempt to publish. I'm in search of a few test readers willing to take a look at the revised version in exchange for a free copy and, since it's a fantasy novel that su...
by Ryme
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Ryme's second novel - now published
Replies: 10
Views: 7341

Re: Ryme is writing another novel - free to read

For any who may have tuned out during my late fall sabbatical or who haven't run across this post before, I've got about half a novel online at this point, and more than a month of biweekly posts in the queue. Recent entries include some of my favorites. Readers and discussion welcome. Patojonas: I ...
by Ryme
Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Help & Hints
Topic: Pegasus - is there a trick?
Replies: 18
Views: 6702

Re: Pegasus - is there a trick?

Unless things have changed in 3 years (they may have) the kraken isn't *quite* so completely random, in a way that may cause problems for dedicated retconners. When I coded it I was either being nice or being evil, and 7 years later I'm still not really sure.
by Ryme
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Ryme's second novel - now published
Replies: 10
Views: 7341

Re: Ryme is writing another novel - free to read

I won't keep bumping this but wanted to mention I've added a lot more material already and I think I've got a (mostly) weekly schedule down for regular-ish updates.
by Ryme
Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Ryme's second novel - now published
Replies: 10
Views: 7341

Re: Ryme is writing another novel - free to read

Just offhand, the 6th chapter title makes me think of a song of ice and fire. Did GRRM influence this at all? I've read his books (except for the newest one), so it's possible. I'm not intentionally giving him any nods here, because I'm primarily focused on games rather than books, but a little mig...
by Ryme
Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Ryme's second novel - now published
Replies: 10
Views: 7341

Ryme's second novel - now published

Update update: It's published! See the final post for details. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y77R186 ------------------ Update: See post at the bottom. I'm looking for readers to give me feedback as I polish the novel for publication. ------------------------ I'm working on a second novel. This one is...
by Ryme
Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Ryme republished a novel - free download tomorrow!
Replies: 11
Views: 6826

Re: Ryme republished a novel - free download tomorrow!

In the months since Chicagoland was first published, I have learned a lot of things. Some of them about editing, some about storytelling, some about marketing. Quite a few of the most valuable lessons have been outside the realm of the book itself, but have affected how I want to tell a story, and w...
by Ryme
Thu May 15, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Things to in DC when you're dea... errr, Visiting
Replies: 16
Views: 4323

Re: Things to in DC when you're dea... errr, Visiting

Kinak wrote:I like bison burgers, but duck/bison is out of this world.


I have a new sidekick skill idea: Summon DuckBison! Quack-Mmnnn for justice!
by Ryme
Mon May 12, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Testing & Debugging
Topic: Frozen rollover?
Replies: 9
Views: 3455

Re: Frozen rollover?

I say a nightly thanks for the back button and browser cache.
by Ryme
Mon May 12, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Testing & Debugging
Topic: Frozen rollover?
Replies: 9
Views: 3455

Re: Frozen rollover?

It was an old, old bug we hadn't stepped on yet. Shouldn't come up again. When in doubt, place blame on the previous management! :P (Managment that totally knows the difference between Quote and Edit and didn't just try to over-write your post, no-sir-ee. That kind of management wouldn't introduce ...
by Ryme
Fri May 09, 2014 6:00 am
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Things to in DC when you're dea... errr, Visiting
Replies: 16
Views: 4323

Re: Things to in DC when you're dea... errr, Visiting

A surprise find for me was some of the best gelato I've ever had in the downstairs of the national art gallery/building (forget the proper title). Art was cool, too.
by Ryme
Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Ryme republished a novel - free download tomorrow!
Replies: 11
Views: 6826

Re: Ryme published a novel - free download, Feb 5 + 8-9

An actual review is a lot more useful, if you can manage it, but a rating is better than nothing. Thanks!
by Ryme
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Ryme republished a novel - free download tomorrow!
Replies: 11
Views: 6826

Re: Ryme published a novel - free download, Feb 5 + 8-9

Bunch of free days coming up, for the curious.
by Ryme
Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Ryme republished a novel - free download tomorrow!
Replies: 11
Views: 6826

Re: Ryme published a novel - free download, Jan 21!

Special promo: today only, the book is available for free. Looking for some new readers, fishing for a few reviews, which give a hint of respectability to an otherwise unknown self-published author. (No obligation of course, just tremendously appreciated.)
by Ryme
Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Ryme republished a novel - free download tomorrow!
Replies: 11
Views: 6826

Re: Ryme published a novel

Five stars, and talk of believable characters and natural humor: I'm happy! Much appreciated.

Glad you enjoyed it, too.
by Ryme
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Ryme republished a novel - free download tomorrow!
Replies: 11
Views: 6826

Re: Ryme published a novel

Thanks, Patojonas!
by Ryme
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Ryme republished a novel - free download tomorrow!
Replies: 11
Views: 6826

Ryme republished a novel - free download tomorrow!

For those of you who can't get enough humor and wordplay from just one game, you may be interested to know I've just published a novel, called Chicagoland , under the pseudonym Aaron Rath. It's a bit more grown up than the writing in the game (some serious themes, language, etc. that have intentiona...
by Ryme
Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Readers wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 3761

Re: Readers wanted

Testing period officially closed to new readers. The book will be available for sale soon.
by Ryme
Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Readers wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 3761

Re: Readers wanted

Not reposted, but updated. PM me your email address and I'll send you a copy.
by Ryme
Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Readers wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 3761

Re: Readers wanted

I'm getting close. Throwing out the net for a few more readers, if interested. At this point we've gone through edits and revisions, and now it's going back for re-edits, but it's mostly done. I'd be interested in a few more readers. At this point broad issues like plot and tone probably aren't up f...
by Ryme
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Readers wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 3761

Readers wanted

So, I've been working on a novel. It's a humorous, slightly wild, fictionalized memoir style story of years in Chicago and times on the road. Like Twilight Heroes, it's got spoonerisms and puns, and is intended to be generally humorous. Unlike this game, it's a bit more adult (language, some drugs, ...
by Ryme
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Gameplay & Discussion
Topic: March Podcast Thread - Answered
Replies: 25
Views: 9087

Re: March Podcast Thread - Answered

Finally, I regret never implementing the Secret Pig Level, even if it was going to be a complete ripoff of Cow Clicker. The puzzle to unlock it was worked out over a month of wasted lunches, involving 30 steps, about 10 Diablo references, three anagrams, and one intuitive leap from the lion's head, ...
by Ryme
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Gameplay & Discussion
Topic: March Podcast Thread - Answered
Replies: 25
Views: 9087

Re: March Podcast Thread

This is maybe a better Ryme question, but if you were to start TH from scratch, back when it did, but with the knowledge you have now, what would you do differently? Well, the obvious part would be, knowing what I know now, I could have put the game together in less than half the time. There was a ...
by Ryme
Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Gameplay & Discussion
Topic: Badge spading bounty - until March 31st
Replies: 27
Views: 8375

Re: Badge spading bounty - until March 31st

Satan wrote:Also interesting, VR center (and camp camping camp stuff) do not decrement time on temporary sidekicks.


Yep, thought that was known. I figured it was nice for the player, but also justify it as the sidekick not having to work, so not charging you for that time.
by Ryme
Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: funny spoonerisms
Replies: 13
Views: 10301

Re: funny spoonerisms

I think after 15 months we can forgive the double post. Also, good one! (wood gun)
by Ryme
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: What Are Your (Random) Powers?
Replies: 13
Views: 6586

Re: What Are Your (Random) Powers?

Glossary page made me laugh.

I got Elasticity and Soul Manipulation. Not nearly as much fun as Glossary Page (but what is?)
by Ryme
Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: National Novel Writing Month
Replies: 7
Views: 5506

Re: National Novel Writing Month

A whole year has come and gone. Time for another novel in just 14 days! I'm also reading last year's effort for the first time, and it's ... not nearly as bad as I thought it was. Still needs another 50k words added, and ~10k removed, but there's bright points. NaNoWriMo is one of the few times each...
by Ryme
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Gameplay & Discussion
Topic: Ideas for a new/better pvp system
Replies: 24
Views: 10451

Re: Ideas for a new/better pvp system

AJAX is basically Javascript to make things interactive and realtime. It wasn't something I was ever good at, and part of the reason I never attempted live/realtime PvP. That plus the other problems you mention, like people bailing if a fight isn't going their way - I didn't know how to enforce it c...
by Ryme
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Gameplay & Discussion
Topic: Make pulls carry over?
Replies: 11
Views: 5759

Re: Make pulls carry over?

That's mostly my feeling, too. If you can't be bothered to log on for a minute or two to make a few pulls, even if you don't have time to play turns, then it should be your loss. I'm more sympathetic than that. There's "can't be bothered" and then "something came up after work" ...
by Ryme
Tue May 15, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Gameplay & Discussion
Topic: Creative player ideas for in-game items, zones, etc.
Replies: 1543
Views: 255782

Re: Creative player ideas for in-game items, zones, etc.

Sanjuro wrote:Baseball + Ichor = Foul Ball? :mrgreen:


That gets a laugh out loud from me!
by Ryme
Sat May 12, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Gameplay & Discussion
Topic: Old IotM Reintroduction and Old/New Balance [Split]
Replies: 38
Views: 10670

Re: Old IotM Reintroduction and Old/New Balance [Split]

Thorak, in a way it sounds like you may be advocating for (and happy with) more high-level items. There's probably room for some good pants and shirts at level 25 or 50 that split the difference between xentrium and the IotMs in utility. You think that might help address the issue for you?
by Ryme
Tue May 01, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Help & Hints
Topic: Donated and haven't received Silver Stars
Replies: 4
Views: 7020

Re: Donated and haven't received Silver Stars

Kinak, please.
by Ryme
Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Gameplay & Discussion
Topic: Creative player ideas for in-game items, zones, etc.
Replies: 1543
Views: 255782

Re: Creative player ideas for in-game items, zones, etc.

It's probably easier to have them drop an item which grants stats rather than directly conveying them, but I'd suspect that's a reasonable thing for them to do. Of course, it's not really up to me these days, but it's a fair idea.
by Ryme
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Testing & Debugging
Topic: Don't Cry For me Zion-tina
Replies: 6
Views: 4956

Re: Don't Cry For me Zion-tina

Kinak wrote:Five archons isn't so much a rule as a guideline. :)

It looks intentional to me in the code, but I'm obviously not the expert there.


Good. I've been waiting for someone to notice this, then.
by Ryme
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Testing & Debugging
Topic: Don't Cry For me Zion-tina
Replies: 6
Views: 4956

Re: Don't Cry For me Zion-tina

There is a minimum number, but it's not as high as 5. As it's been a few years, I don't actually recall offhand whether it should be possible with as few as 2 or not.
by Ryme
Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Low and Bee-Holed: or In the Daze of Your
Replies: 2
Views: 4910

Re: Low and Bee-Holed: or In the Daze of Your

He he he.
by Ryme
Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Off the Wall
Topic: Low and Bee-Holed: or In the Daze of Your
Replies: 2
Views: 4910

Low and Bee-Holed: or In the Daze of Your

Now I don't want to be pidgin holed as one of those P-brains (or pee brains, even) who gets too obsessed over a little thing like spelling, when for all intensive purposes we can usually understand each other well enough, but sometimes you're words really due matter. Aisle admit to some fussiness. I...
by Ryme
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Testing & Debugging
Topic: Minor bugs
Replies: 714
Views: 158647

Re: Minor bugs

a couple things: first in "Shall we play a game?" (redeeming an a.r.f. free pass) If I click in Retry or Fail and then click on anything that would cause the page to reload ( like reloading button on browser or clicking any link in the header/nav or logging out and then back in) I'm taken...

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