Hello, /v/! Yesterday I held a poll to decide the 8th party member for a little Mario game I've been making for fun. In the poll was the option for an original character created by you guys, and that came in 5th place. However, places 3rd through 6th became optional party members, so, as promised, you guys get to help create an original party member.
I'll be asking some basic questions, and I'll pick from the answers. I'll try to pick the most liked answers, judging by the response you guys have to each other.
So, to begin: What is our party member? It can be based on a Mario enemy if you so choose, like in the Paper Mario games.
I like it. Maybe I'll design an enemy off that
Which one? Choose now
Or do you want to pick from the Mystery Box? Just kidding there's no mystery box
Ah, shit, sorry about the (You), guys
brotheris posting in this thread as well, and since we're on the same wifi, 4chan thinks we're the same person
Chain Chomp it is!
Is it a boy or a girl?
If it's a girl it's not getting tits guys. It's a fucking dog ball
If it's a girl, a cute bow is more than enough. What really matters is the kind of backstory you give it.
Maybe during a storm it broke free and washed away, and is now trying to get back hone.
chain chomp chan was retarded anyway.
It's a girl!
What's her backstory? Gotta have some thick juicy plot going on
Waluigi's a party member though
>Waluigi's a party member though
Pic related is the list. 1-10 are the official party members, 11-20 are hidden, optional ones.
Not my fault you anons voted for him
A chain chomp raised in a brothel when she was found as a baby but not subjected to the more adult elements, once she hit 18 she set out on her own to find adventure and explore.
Yesterday I made a thread, where Anons voted for the 8th official party member. Wario won, and Waluigi was a bundle deal with him. To have an even number, Yoshi was named #10. 3rd-6th place were added as optional party members, and then there's some I added myself.
>What's her backstory?
Obviously she's the protege of a famous birdo singer, and wants to be a star like her.
She joins up with Mario to help overcome her stage fright by performing (And fighting) in front of a crowd.
Our unnamed Chain Chomp was orphaned as a child. When she reached a certain age, she left the orphanage to become a famous singer like her idol, a Birdo singer. However, she's super shy and soft spoken, so she when she meets Mario, she joins him on his quest, hoping to gain courage.
I'm liking this, guys.
>How big is she?
>What's her name?
>How exactly is she recruited to the party? ie: What's the mission beforehand
She should be as big, if not bigger than most chomps, to clash with her personality.
The mission beforehand can be returning money stolen from her orphanage. The owner invites Mario to stay the night as thanks and late at night he hears her singing.
She gets all flustered, Mario reassures her and the Chomp realizes Mario makes her feel confident. She makes her decision to go out and help him on his quest.
I love it!
Man, now I really want to have you guys help me even more. You're all super creative.
Okay, next step. What's her name?
Ah, here's a better image
I feel obliged to reference him somewhere
Maybe have armor that gives Mario his palette and buffs his Attack and Magic Attack?
Aw I came into the thread late I had a silly idea too...
A living, breathing, walking black Muncher.
He's basically just a muncher attached to someone else's body, and tries to fill their place hilariously badly.
That's golden. I love it
Fuck off mate, we're having fun. Sorry you don't allow it
Go ahead, share it. I might make it an NPC
It's actually more like Mario and Luigi. The only similarity to Paper Mario is that this party member is based on a Mario enemy.
oh well okay! my idea was a goomba koopa and a shy guy who act as one party member and are essentially the three stooges. Thrown out by bowser cause he was sick of their shit. They don't realize it's mario until near the end.
Maybe they could be like a recurring boss, cause they want to beat Mario and prove themselves to Bowser. They could be incompetent at first but then by the end they git gud and give you a serious fight.
That's pretty funny, actually
I like that idea! Maybe they could be recurring bosses like >>281142107 said?
Then once Bowser joins Mario, they act as allies
And then this fucker ruins what would surely be the final confrontation
Why did we never get to fight this guy, even after the end of the game?
I drew the trio. I'm really liking the idea of a comedy relief trio.
Ha, yeah! He's got to appear somewhere. Maybe as an early boss.
I'm liking it.
He'll be an NPC, probably.
What if they had a silly theme that played in their fights, but then in the last one a serious remix of their theme plays instead?
"This time Mario, we're gonna prove ourselves!"
How about this?
QUICK POST SILLY MARIO BOSS MUSIC
I like this one for them
Oh shit, yeah, there was Corporal Paraplonk and the gang
I dunno man, I think the Birdo shouldn't really be mentioned outside of the Chewlia's motivation. Maybe like a poster in her room or something.
You don't want it to usurp whatever story is going on.
Original idea guy here I thought i'd take a crack at them
OH FUCK I LOVE THIS BOSS SONG
I actually have it as the default boss theme for now
I like the Shy Guy. But the Goomba and Koopa having hair is freaking me out
The colors are nice though
+1 for the reference
Good, that's decided.
BACK ON TRACK
What are Chewlia's stats like? The stat categories are
Also, what are her moves like?
I would say
>Low Magic Attack
>Average Magic Attack
What I'm wondering is what overworld abilities would she have? The ability to break bars like the chain chomp in sm64?
While you're all here, here's a trio I made.
I hope it's obvious enough what they're based off of
From left to right, there's Fiyero, Nicolas, and Brrr. They're a recurring boss group, being fought separately first and then finally all together. They are not a part of the Koopa Troop.
Fiyero is a Mage-like character. Nicolas is a Tank, and Brrr is a Warrior-like character (with elemental attacks).
After the last battle with them, if you talk to them again, they'll show their respect for you and join your party. They are 3 of the 10 hidden party members.
Congrats, you got the reference
Their "quest", so to speak, is to find a certain girl (This game's equivalent of Dorothy). She went missing after a storm and they want to find her again. They mistake Peach for her, and at one point, kidnap her.
Bumping with some more Three Stooges
God I'm loving these three now. Thanks anon who created them!
To keep the thread moving, here's all the Party Members, with their classes.
Each character has their own class, named to suit them. Though, I'm hoping some people can come up with better names...
Eh, it was supposed to be shading. This better?
Np op the idea was based off the characters I have in a comic I dabble in essentially the same but they're mobster goons.
I know we've decided on a Chain Chomp, but I always thought a Hammer Bro. would make a cool partner in Paper Mario.
>tfw this game was the reason I bought a 3DS
Is Dream Team any good?
Not Mario, but fucking Wally, man
>theme when he showsup is all upbeat and shit while he cowers in fear of anything
>you get to the league
>he gives a speech on how he's not afraid anymore and that he won't lose
>this starts playing
What I mean to say is, this is a great idea
Aww yeah, this is exactly the kind of thing I was talking about.
Nicolas is derived from Nick, the Tin Man's real name. Also, it's derived from Nickel too.
Dream Team is a solid 9/10 for me
Goddamn, Wally's battle theme was unexpectedly badass. I felt bad when I whooped his ass, though.
I like it.
Maybe in the sequel
Think it would be too much to put a DrawQuest cameo in the game? Like a Cute Trap doll on Peach's shelf?
Here's some sprites. Chewlia's next
The one with all the continuity
Here's the latest one
I have some enemies. I guess I'll dump some.
IDK. Maybe this weekend? I have a close friend in the hospital and I'll probably be there all weekend. She's in critical condition
Keep up hope, dude. It'll be a'ight.
You guys realize that wasn't necessarily going to be a persistent partner, right?
Like you were going to be able to use bone stickers to attract/pacify chain chomps and they'd help you - but not for the entire rest of the game, as far as we know.
Thanks guys. She's one of my best friends, I don't know what I'd do without her.
That's another Questy, actually. I'm a fan of his work too!
Here's an early version of Chewlia. Something's off... maybe her eyes need to be bigger?
Criticism is wanted!
They're stationary. The sprites are them facing forward, left, right, and them dead.
Just the side sprite for now. I'll do a full sheet once the basic one is finalized
Yeah, I see that too. How can I make them more lifelike?
Eh... I liked them on the bottom more. That's what her design was
I CAN SEE INTO YOUR SOUL, MARIO
>telling someone you reported a post
It escaped the dream world and is trying to find it's way back to her master
Badda bing badda boom
Now what? I guess I'll start the sheet
Once DQ7 is resumed
Something's kinda off, she doesn't really look like a chomp don't you think?
I think it's the eyes, they're usually on opposite sides of the head, not so close together.
IDK, to differentiate her from other chomps? That and nobody else is completely facing the side. They're all at diagonal angles
Next Draw Quest, just vote for loading File 7.
That's true. Should I change that?
If you're going for a Paper Mario style, I recommend drawing it sideways/flat.
I did that, and it looks great.
Chewlia is complete for now! I'll have to do all the in-battle animations soon. Unless you guys want to help animate her (as in tell me how'd she'd move, what she'd do, etc)
Idle animation could be the regular Chain chomp hop, for starters.
Seems like this game may go down a DARK path!
I just wanted to do stuff with the Hell Valley Sky Trees from Super Mario Galaxy. Hell Valley seemed too edgy so I renamed it Shadow Valley
And now I spoiled the spoopy plot twist for you guys
You got it
Shit, I didn't even realize it
Over the Garden Wall is my favorite animated movie. It blew my previous favorite out of the water. It's just so goddamn good
I guess The Beast was subtly in my mind
Bumping with some more enemies
You guys wanna discuss plot? Or make up moves for Chewlia?
As of now, it's three at a time. I might change it to four or five.
I'll brainstorm some combo attacks right now
Combo attacks! Feel free to suggest better ones
>Mario and Luigi
The bros preform one of their bro attacks from the M&L games. Idk which one yet
>Mario and Peach
Peach gives Mario a kiss and boosts all his stats by x2 for 3 rounds.
>Mario and Bowser
SO LONG GAY BOWSER into the enemies
>Mario and Geno
Mario uses fire to set Geno's bullets on fire.
>Mario and Mallow
Mario throws Mallow at the enemies. When he hits them, he releases a thundershock.
>Mario and Captain Toad
Captain Toad pulls out some double cherries, which he and Mario use.
>Mario and Wario
Wario throws a bucket on Mario's head, and Mario charges at the enemies.
>Mario and Waluigi
Waluigi hits Mario with a tennis racket, flinging Mario at the enemies. Hits random enemies up to 3 times.
>Mario and Yoshi
Mario hops on Yoshi's back and rides him into the enemies. Yoshi eats a random enemy and spits it at another
>Mario and Donkey Kong
DK throws some barrels, which Mario jumps over. The barrels hit the enemies.
>Mario and Daisy
Sports stuff idk
>Mario and Rosalina
The white luma under Mario's hat comes and has Mario do a spin attack? idk
>Mario and Pennington
>Mario and Nabbit
>Mario and Chewlia
Mario grabs Chewlia by the chain and they attack the enemies.
>Mario and Fiyero
>Mario and Nicolas
>Mario and Brrr
>Mario and ディスクくん
A swarm of NES Mario sprites stampede across the screen
Can you please make a distinctive Reznor or Rex character.
A Rex wearing a hawaiin shirt and strawhat/sunglasses as he's on vacation from Dinoland. He always gets crushed to half size while as a bystander to plot elements
>Mario and Pennington
Maybe pennington slides on his belly while mario rides on him, mario launching fireballs and pennington launching snowballs (like the ice flower) in a fire and ice attack
>Mario and Chewlia
Defiantly have Mario grab her chain and toss her like it's the hammer throw event at the Olympics.
>>Mario and Fiyero
Fiyero transforms Mario into a fire version of himself. The transformed Mario tackles the enemy.
>>Mario and Nicolas
Nicolas grabs Mario and throws him at the Sky. Mario falls at the enemy head.
>>Mario and Brrr
Mario picks a tennis ball and throws at the enemy face. Brrr acts like a dog and bites the creature's head. You know, the same thing that dogs do with frisbees. Replace the human throwing the frisbee with Mario and the beast with Brrr
OP, are you going to include badges? They were one of my favorite things about the first 2 paper mario games, equipping/removing certain badges to give me an edge during certain boss fights
>It's the Star Festival
>Mario and Luigi are hyped
>They go to the Mushroom Kingdom
>She shows them a cake baked for her by Chef Notta Koopa
Just kidding, the cake is just a normal cake
>There's a tiny present for Peach too, about the size of a music box
>She opens it
The Koopalings spring out and kidnap Peach
>Mario and Luigi chase after them
>There's the Mario staple 8 worlds (or areas in this game) to trek through
>Koopaling boss after the first 7, Bowser Jr. on the last, and typical Bowser in his castle
>Go through first two areas (Savannah Area and Desert Area, each with field areas and a town)
>Meet Yoshi, he joins you
>Next two areas (Tropical Area, Snow Area)
>Captain Toad joins the party
>Go through the rest of the areas (Cloud Area, Ocean Area, Lava Area, Bowser's Kingdom)
>Battle Bowser in the castle
>whoop de fucking do, we-a did it
>Star Festival goes as plan
Or does it
The credits were fake credits
Mysterious shadow creatures appear and wreck havoc
The Kingdom is covered in shadows, people appear to evaporate into shadows
Geno appears, oh shit
Tells Mario the shadow people are from the farthest corners of the kingdom, Shadow Valley
Peach and Geno join you
Eventually Bowser joins you, bitterly
Rest of the official party members join you (Mallow, Wario, Waluigi)
Hidden party members can be found too
Party ends up in Shadow Valley
Hardcore platforming & battling
Reach the king of the valley
Final boss oh shit
The whole game is on a countdown clock until the kingdom is consumed
That's the basic plot. It definitely needs some beefing up
>Pennington and Mario
He wears Penn like the penguin suit
>Mario and Bowser
Mario uses Bowser as a shield while he's curled into his shell, pushing him forward into the enemies
>Mario and Wario
Wario sends Mario flying into the enemies
A little late. Neat idea, but her backstory shows that she wants to become a singer later in life. Maybe she can have a microphone she pulls out for attacks?
Those are great, I love them
I like Wario's
FLUDD will probably be a special attack of Mario's
That "post game" is actually the second half of the game The real post game would entail doing all the side quests you missed, getting the optional party members you missed, and new quests and stuff
>Mario and Bowser
I'd like to see mario using bowser as a giant koopa shell item, like the special item bowser has in Double Dash
Could you elaborate on what the combat will be like? Is the turn structure like Paper Mario? Are the numbers tiny like they are in Paper Mario? What are speed and luck for? Are there badges?
Battle system is a hybrid of Mario and Luigi's and Paper Mario's, I guess.
Numbers are average RPG stat numbers, like in SMRPG.
Speed determines what order the actors/enemies battle (fastest character goes first, etc).
Currently luck affects the chance of inflicting/resisting status effects, but I'm gonna change it to critical hit rate and stuff.
No badges yet, but I might add them in.
Sure, I guess. Those aren't official, they're all ideas
>putting a price on a fangame
are you retarded
I know we saw what job classes each character has, but what are their actual job classes?
le maryo gets hi off shroms! :^)
Fast attacker (think FF1 Ninja)
Healer (White Mage)
Slow but heavy attacker
Fast and strong, but low HP. Ranged attacker (melee + magic)
Black Mage-esc, with some minor healing moves
Tank-y character. Has the ability to double drops received from enemies
Very strong, but low defenses
Inverse of Wario.
Very fast. Good for quick but weak attacks. Can turn enemies into items by eating them.
Fast and heavy attacker, but really bad defense.
Luigi to Peach's Mario. All offense, all the time
Red Mage, with the ability to summon Lumas.
Able to "Tattle" on enemies, revealing weak points. Also good with inflicting status effects.
Great defense and attack, but low magic. Good for quick attacks
Absolutely hectic attacker, meant to create chaos. Amazing offensive stats, but lacking on the HP and defense department.
A Boomerang Bro. that talks with a heavy Australian accent.
Pennington's secretary and assistant.
Game playing Toad that plays progressively more obscure games.
Goomba that's aware of how little health it has
It would be a toad with an eyepatch and a black cape that would cover his body like pic related.
His mission would be a reference to Metal Gear Solid.
What about a orange and green Toad that if you meet and do a shitload of weird things will just give you Majora's Mask as an item.
It could increase stats a buttload but force status conditions or something idunno
Here's some more
I'll get on the Russians later
I'll try something like that.
I drew a Snifit. No idea what to do with it to make it a special NPC
>that fourth toad
Was I too subtle?
I thought he was just a weird toad who happened to have the mask
Sorry anon, I'll fix it
Woops, forgot to take of my risk of rain name.
Western characters hooray!
Super late buddy. She did turn out pink though
Maybe as a secret edge boss
Mario SFX all the way. Voice acting is iffy. Maybe the typical "WAHOO"s and "HERE WE GO"s.
OH MY GOD YES
>Mario and Luigi go to Western Desert Town
>Sheriff Bro thinks they're wanted criminals (actually Wario and Waluigi)
>He realizes the mistake
>Lets you go
>Becomes a helpful ally later on
I had an idea for an Ice Bro. that loves snowboarding. What if there was a mini-game where you had to race him down a mountain or something?
He's a secret character, so I don't know. The 8-bit idea works
>Dry Bones in a Koopa Village
>Thinks that people think he's ugly
>He's actually just dead
Sorry, it's pretty much been just me drawing
Attention: I'm done drawing for the night. Until I retire, we can discuss the game and ideas. Let's have a Q&A, shall we?
Ask me some questions!
Yes. He's an early-ish boss, and becomes an ally once Bowser joins the party.
RPG Maker VX Ace is the base, but it uses the Arc Engine, which completely changes the game into a platformer.
I've been using remixes of songs I feel fit right now. I might try to make original music, or ask a legit composer for help.
Right now, the themes for Mario's House and the Mushroom Kingdom are their SMRPG songs, but remixed. The standard battle and boss theme are remixes of the SMRPG themes. Bowser will use a remix of his battle theme from SMB3. The Koopalings will use their SMW battle theme.
The final boss will use the Shadow Queen's themes for each of his forms.
Here's Bowser's battle theme, just for fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OgBQdsW8YY
Yes. It plays like Paper Mario, but is set up like M&L. I'd love the button input like M&L, but I can't find any good scripts for it. I was also thinking of rhythm-based combat like Mother 3, but that's on the drawing board.
After playing LISA, I realized how simple a platforming RPG would be to make. Then, I discovered several platforming scripts. I fiddle around with them, before picking the Arc Engine. I used Mario's SMW sprite as a placeholder, but I soon came up with the idea for a SMRPG spiritual successor. It was originally just for fun, but several anons showed interest, so I kept going.
I love Mario so much, and the series holds a special place in my heart. This is like my tribute to it.
>looking up Mario vs. Bowser pictures
>google autocompletes Mario vs. Batman
>this is a thing
>people believe Batman would win because of muh edgy detective
>implying Mario wouldn't win
You should start the game with Parakarry delivering a letter about the festival. Kind of like in the first two Paper Mario games.
are you planning on making some mini games for stuff? Oh and what kind of level up/skill system are you doing, something like a normal RPG or more akin to paper mario? also will there be badges?
Mini games are planned. Currently, there will be a slot game like 3D World's. There's also a new location called the Mushroom Raceway, where Mario races against NPCs or goes for the best time on a obstacle course.
The level up system is like SMRPG/M&L's, where you can add bonus boosts to one stat upon leveling up. The skills are like a normal RPG's- use a skill, and it happens. I'd like PM/M&L's button input style, but I can't find a good script for that.
Badges are a maybe.
I want an out-of-shape Chargin' Chuck, except he's never been one for sports.
Instead of throwing footballs and baseballs he throws videogame/nerd/meme memorabilia.
Yes. As of right now, all character animations are the standard 3 frames. I could make them more, but that'd be a lot of work for one guy. That and I've already finished a lot of animations...
Here's one of Mario's animation sheets.
For Mario, his Ranged Attack is used for Fire/Ice balls and etc. Close Attack is for Jumping attacks.
I'm really digging those sprites, they look pretty charming, and I understand how hard is to finish one-man projects, I'm looking forward to this. Good luck OP. Wish I could help but
I'm shit at everything.
Bumping one final time. If there's no more questions, then I'll head off for the night.
Thanks! It'll be a long process, but hopefully I'll get more help from kind anons, like the ones in this thread.
I'm sure you're good at something!
It kind of is. Not a lot I can do with 3 frames. I could steal those three empty frames above it and make the death animation 6 frames, and maybe repeat some to give it the rotating effect Mario's DK death animation had. But then all characters would have to follow that animation pattern... so it's too much of a hassle.
No more questions from me. Good luck on the game!
Sleep well OP.
anyway of putting amazy dayzees and crazy dayzees in?
Optional members can be found in the main game, but if missed, can be picked up in the post game.
There will probably be a tattle log, given by Pennington or Starlow.
I'm not that far, it's only been 12 days. I have the beginning up to the Mushroom Kingdom almost done, as I had to redo the Kingdom map. I'll make a video for you guys when I have enough stuff to do.
That's not a hassle at all. I can do that.
Thanks for defending me Anon!
Screw off Anon!
Will the rest of the DK Crew show up or just the dong?
Brainstorming ideas, writing, drawing art, composing music, and eventually playtesting/debugging/balancing.
Diddy, Dixie and Cranky will appear in the game, at DK's house. There will probably be a picture of the DK Crew on the wall.
If that's all for now, I will retiring for the night. I'm exhausted!
Thanks for the fun, guys! I'll be sure to update every now and then. If you guys want to help, I'll make some more threads.
Stay tuned for the next Draw Quest too!