Hey guys, I'm back for one more thread for awhile.
If you missed out, I've been working on a Mario RPG. Originally started as a test project to test how platforming RPGs work, I grew found of the idea for a platforming Mario RPG, so I kept the Mario theme.
Using the Arc Engine, I've completely changed the base RPG Maker stuff. I've also implemented tons of scripts to change the battle engine, stats, and more, making the game stand out from other RPG Maker games.
Yesterday, I had a thread where a bunch of Anons created a party member for the game. We created a Chain Chomp buddy, which was really neat. A bunch of NPC ideas were tossed around too. Pic related is a compilation of character ideas.
Here's a link to the previous thread if you're interested: http://4archive.org/v/thread/281133474
Today, I'm having a thread for brainstorming/suggestions, and questions. Ask me any questions you may have, and tell me your suggestions.
In the meantime, I'll be drawing and also programming Badges. These Badges will work like the Badges in Paper Mario. Feel free to come up with and suggest badge ideas! Weapon/Armor/Item ideas are welcome too. Any ideas are welcome, as a matter of fact.
So, let's begin! Have
I also wanted to point out, I just love this guy. Sheriff Bro is officially my new favorite character for the game.
Thanks again to the Anon who created him.
If you're still here, I have a question for you.
I might not put him in, but an Anon requested him, so I drew him for him.
The original looked like the one on the far right. I thought he just wanted a nerdy toad who had the Mask.
I have twenty right now. Unless some really good ideas come along, I'm all set for now.
I really wanted to put Sheriff Bro in as one, but I feel 20 is enough as it is. 10 of the 20 are optional, however.
I call him "Valiente"
I'd love more variety. Suggest some ideas. Maybe Fishermen Piantas?
If you're talking about Ptooie, I got him. If you're talking about Spike, he's planned.
Undead Shy Guy enemy, cracked mask, robes have lighter colors.
Thanks man. I'll have to make Spike soon
10/10 drawing this now
How about a Blargg NPC? Make him a pirate.
Whenever I'm brainstorming about stuff I wanna see in Mario games, it always comes back to the characters and the enemies.
There has to be this guy (Pionpi) in there as part of a Sarasaland inspired part of the game, particular the Chai Kingdom stuff with pagodas and cloud levels. Think Hands-On Hall in Mario 3D World, only China and not Japan. That was so awesome, and I wish the franchise delved into unique cultural themed worlds more often. That was one thing Super Mario Land absolutely had right (Egypt, Easter Island, China...).
Shit, just throw in stuff from Mario Land period. I'd love to see Totomesu and the Sky Pop in there somewhere.
NPC idea, Charlester, who is related to the Chucksters from SMS
He fights you by throwing his goons at you
I feel the urge to make art for all characters and enemies and make a guide PDF file that comes with the game now Maybe the Sheriff Bro anon could do the official artwork
I like it. He's next
Sarasaland makes an appearance as the Deserty area. I'll be sure to include Mario Land characters.
I like your ideas, Anon.
I had an idea for a generic miniboss.
Thought of Taste T. and the other cooks from Paper Mario and came up with this.
pls no bully
Bad pun anon here, a shopkeeper should be a stingy fish, a
cheap, cheap cheep-cheep
Well, I had a list of Paper Mario partner ideas from way back and I've got things like how characters might work in 3D World or which obscure characters would be best for a new Kart game.
My Paper Mario partner ideas were drummed up by a friend and I:
-A Chibibo (has typical Goomba powers), submissive butler/doorman type who is always praising Mario
-A Koopatrool with a viking slant, fights "for glory"
-A Nipper on a leash who gets fire attacks and gives Mario a "hookshot", acts like a puppy
-Female Ninji who uses ninjutsu to fight
-"Kamedamus," a Magikoopa mystic who is convinced the world is ending
-A Beezo who is part of a "hivemind"
-A Gearmo obsessed with cleaning
-A Snow Spike stoner/shredder
-A Pidgit gambler
Also was trying to figure out how to get an Eggplant Man or Gotcha Wrench in there somewhere, maybe either just as NPCs running a demolition crew (run by Foreman Spike). They could extort your money throughout the game to ultimately crush/build a secret area of the game
My sides have gone into orbit
I like your ideas, especially the Wrecking Crew enemies.
I'll be back in about 15-20 minutes, guys. Keep the thread alive for me!
Discuss some Badge ideas!
Also, Badge ideas? You could base a set off of the various suits, where the character wears the suit and gains some powers in battles and the overworld. Hammer Suit, Cat Suit, Penguin Suit, etc...
>Penguin Suit: ups your swim/movement speed in water, gives your physical attacks and Ice-effect
And then some, like the scrapped beta Toad and Rooster Suits...
>Toad Suit: gives you a better bargain on shop items, lets you "Get a Freebie" if you time hit off items, but makes Toads look at you funny...
Just some ideas. You guys can all beat em up or come up with others!
>Git Gud Badge
Enemies have more defense and attack power, but you get a cool sound effect for hitting things
>Color Wheel Badge
Very rare/expensive badge that lets you change Mario's clothes into several different colors
>Chance Time Badge
New attack to choose from that will have a completely random effect on you or an enemy. Includes healing, poison, magic, items, etc.
Stealer Miser: You have a decent chance of stealing items from enemies when dealing contact damage.
Chump Jump: A Jump move that deals extra damage on enemies with status ailments.
Hurt Throw: A throwing Hammer move that deals massive damage, but the hammer comes back hurling towards you and can hit you for moderate damage. It can be blocked/superguarded, though.
Past Prime: When Mario gets KO'd, the game doesn't end as long as the active party member is still alive. Dialogue during important battles are also altered depending on whether Mario is KO'd or not.
Bad pun anon again,
Here are some totally not referencing anything badge ideas:
Soul Badge- Chance to poison target (2 BP)
Glacier Badge- Chance to freeze target (2 BP)
Dynamo Badge- Raises damage of Electrified attacks (3 BP)
These would all be gotten through a gym somehow.
A Boo with a Red Stripe through its middle, a Bee with a drill, and a white Tap-Tap with red eyes, a white body, and navy spikes
Premier Boo, DrillBee, and Tap-lie sorry about not having a pun for the Tap-Tap
Hey, OP, do you have a website/some place where we can track your progress? Not that I don't have faith in you, it's just that it'd make this all a little more official. Something like a blog or a tumblr, maybe.
And of course, what kind of anything could go anywhere without this guy, the Roy of all boys?
This is just here to keep the thread alive
Saw this on Google while trying to look for inspiration. Would be hilarious to see something like it.
Raises your attack power when your partner is KO'd.
>Other Badge Name
You have a random chance of doing either double damage or no damage.
>Other Other Badge Name
Recovers HP (or maybe FP) when sustaining a status effect.
>Other Other Other Badge Name
Will sometimes grant a First Strike even when you didn't attack the enemy first.
>Other Other Other Other Badge Name
Grants a tiny amount more EXP than usual. Would probably cost a fuckton of BP.
I've been solely doing the programming and creating, but since yesterday, /v/ has been helping come up with ideas.
It's 2D, and its a mixture of SMRPG, PM, and M&L in terms of style and gameplay. Pic related is an early screenshot
Add some details like frosting on all the layers. I'll try my hand at that.
Great ideas! I'll try to implement these.
Mouser? I'll try to include him. My goal is to include a wide variety of characters
I love you and your puns anon
All the Koopalings, including our boy Roy, will appear with a pretty big role.
We have a Birdo singer named Catherine, maybe I could give her a dress like that
>Will you press the Badge?
New attack where you are given a pre-determined or random question set up like Will You Press the Button. Ex: Deal X amount of damage but poison yourself, Instant kill enemy but throw out random item, Double attack but defense is halved, etc. Can refuse to "press" it and you will go back to selecting an attack.
>nobody here can draw
Well I suggest making the game somewhat difficult. Give it an Easy option which is traditional Mario RPG difficulty and a Hard option which increases enemy HP and damage. Maybe reduces inventory by half because Mario items make it really easy to cheese.
And no invincibility counter unless enemies have really hard to block attacks. Alternatively you could make the superguard costs 3FP to pull off, or only reduce damage by 1/2.
>We have a Birdo singer named Catherine, maybe I could give her a dress like that
Sounds awesome. Did a lazy slop job in ms paint, maybe something like this. Supposed to look like Marilyn Monroe. Would be funnier if Catherine's a crossdresser/tranny.
I call it Trojam
I feel like it would be one of the Koopa Troop's attempts at kidnapping Peach
Mario-files anon here (suit ideas, Wrecking Crew, Mario Land, whatever).
Just drew this up. I don't have a working scanner currently -- hope a phone photo will suffice.
Pionki, a little girl Pionpi NPC. Studious, loves to sketch and do math. Has the "dark streak" (think Mandy) but is actually a good kid. Gets Pictomancer skills (read: Blue Mage) and can share these with the player (teach them enemy attacks), or something like that.
Just my thoughts. Tear em apart if ya want.
Neat idea. I could try to script that
I don't know if you didn't notice me, or if that was an insult.
I do however like the Easy/Hard mode idea.
Neat idea. Maybe I'll sketch up something based on it
Neat concept. Catherine, unlike Birdo, is actually a female Birdo.
I'll post my design for Catherine in a second.
He was one of my favorite bosses
Thanks. Here's another doodle I just did of a bean guy (a la mario and luigi super star saga).
Then make your own if you think you can do better.
Not exactly an insult. But I've not seen anything resembling the Sistine Chapel is all.
Or maybe I did miss something that did look good. Who knows. But yeah, hard mode. We need a Mario RPG that's difficult without using handicaps.
Unused Badge from Paper Mario 64
"Causes Mario to assume a dark red tinge and angry pose during battles.
Mario's portion of each turn is controlled by the CPU.
The partner is controlled by the player. Mario's attack increases by 2, but his AI is quite rudimentary (enough so that he will jump on spiked enemies).
Effects are much like the "berserk" status from other RPGs."
Time for the most gnarly npc Flip the yoshi. Everytime you talk to this bodacious dinosaur he'll humor you with righteous 90's references. If you listen to them all you get a special badge!
Bad pun anon here,
there should be 2 NPC Fuzzies who are eternally confused with each other, but best friends nontheless.
One's the type from Yoshi's Island, there other is from the rest of the seriesSorry for the lack of pun in that. To make up for it, Wart should appear, traumatized from the one time he fought Mario and lost, making all sorts of vegetable puns. like "Mario beet me. But I'm starting not to carrot all. Lettuce talk about this some other time, it brings back bad memories.
Tweeter with a Phanto for a mask. The Tweeter hrows its key at you, then the Phanto flies the both of them at the key as an attack.
I'm not an artist, so this is the best I could do.
if someone could give him red shorts and a not shitty pompadour then that would be pretty neat I'll try to make this not look like shit later
Here's Catherine's design as of now
Completely forgot about the beanish! The Beanbean Kingdom will definitely make an appearance
>expecting high quality concept art
I was reading about that earlier. Definitely including something like it
Seems like a real Nintendo NPC!
11/10, I love it
I can't into spriting.
Tried a few of the ideas from the thread, ctrl-f for effects.
This is who he's supposed to resemble, for reference.
A toad that constantly appears in the background in cutscene's having something bad happen to him, like his wallet is stolen, he trips off a bridge, his glasses get knocked off.
After the cutscene is over you can help him each time. If you help him every time, you get a "nice guy" badge that makes it more likely that random enemies won't attack you. If you never help him, enemies are more likely to attack you.
Accept my shitty MS Paint drawing and good luck with your game.
15 minutes in MSPaint.
Couldn't come up with good enough puns for his attacks.
Here, on my shitty, malfunctioning mouse in Paint 2010. God I can't wait for my new computer and mouse to get here.
>not making it more subtle
>not giving his character a very paranoid personality
>not having him first introduced as very afraid to explode
>when asked why he's afraid to explode he always responds with "I'm saving it for something I must destroy"
>not having him go full jihad trying to blow up a pink-bobomb village out of fucking nowhere
Here's two NPCs I came up with for Chewlia's orphanage.
On the left is Madame Ursula, owner and caretaker of the orphanage. She's kind to all- except Chewlia. She dislikes Chewlia for not being lady like- which is hard for Chewlia to be, because she's a Chain Chomp. She also directs the orphanage musical which the orphans are in.
On the right is her own daughter, Squiggly. Squiggly is pampered by her mother and held on a golden pedestal. Of course, she gets the lead role in the orphanage musical, despite not being an orphan.
More on the orphanage and it's quests later.
I'll put something together this weekend.
I love it! I feel like you could be the official artist for that guide PDF I want to make.
Someone make a Chargin' Chuck that doesn't care much for sports.
Also OP, if you use this character, could you give him an alternate outfit that's a bear's coat?
Here's the generic enemy version of those two. They're called "Squittle"
I would love to see a Noki based on a nautilus, complete with tentacley-looking beard. I may doodle it myself but if anyone else thinks this sounds cool feel free, I have to step away for a bit.
Make it a wooden katana and we're golden.
That's complete overkill, no way. If you want to do something like that then have him throw math books.
Let's just not make him Korean.
The drunk Goomba is in the middle, the dresser looking thing is horrifying, the rocket koopa looks interesting and reminds of something from Partners in Time, the boos look really interesting like they could do with the subplot of a certain area, and the flippy/whatever it's called is interesting. It's great to see something that isn't used too often. Design could use a little work, though, but I like the idea. Overall, the best two are the boos and the koopa. Nice job!
If you're doing an RPG, I'd like to see an underwater level. This is the one thing that was missing from the Paper Mario series. Most of the underwater creatures in Mario's world were neglected.
If it isn't 64 or TTYD it doesn't exist
I think this little guy deserves a back story.
He's the only one of his kind in Super Mario World, and he seems out of place in Bowser's Castle. Also fun fact, Ninji is the only enemy not mentioned by name in the game's credits.
>Enemy is a ninja
>So good at hiding the game itself didn't see it
You might be able to make a sidequest about an invisible Ninji that you somehow find. Maybe he's so happy someone actually found him (Ninja training gone wrong, was in same hiding spot for years) that he awards you with something.
It deteriorated into a down-on-his-luck old father. Sorry.
Someone mentioned a terrorist bomb-omb, which gave me the idea for this. The brown is rust, by the way.
Well, it has been 13 days
Expect a demo sometime this weekend if I don't finish it tonight
I would, but I don't need money to make this.
I need money for my friend in the hospital
Music will be either remixes or original. Right now its remixes.
Its kinda sloppy and a tad too anthropomorphized, but here's a doodle of Cathy.
She's in critical condition after falling to a Pulminary Embolism. She couldn't breath for 25 minutes. She survived but she's in critical condition in the hospital. It's been almost two weeks. Her family can barely pay the bills, so there's been donations going around. I've been giving almost all I have to help her. I can't loose her man
Hey, one of my characters are up there!
Anyway, I had an idea for a Parakoopa pilot that flies an old fashioned biplane (similar to the one that Snoopy flies.) I wanted to have aviator goggles and shit like that, but when I drew it in Paint I realized it looked way too similar to Parakarry, but I already had it finished so I'm posting him anyways. Any suggestions on how to make him less "donut steel" are welcome, I guess.
>tfw paint with mouse
It's okay. Just keep her in your prayers.
They have a gofundme, but I don't know if they'd like me spreading it without permission. All it could do is help, though. I'm sure some kind anons could donate a buck or two.
Used to be. We had a thing last summer but it ended. She's one of my best friends though.
Hawaiin Rex anon here,
You should do a girl Ninji who is more concerned with fashion than being a Ninja.
Also I didn't think about this, but Francis from Super Paper Mario needs to be represented. GOAT Mario RPG character.
Tried my hand at a birdo character. Liked the idea of a bar singer mentioned earlier.
Sorry I can't draw for shit, but i thiught this was a cool concept
What we got here is Bounty Hunter Bert and a blockstepper named Commander Hanz of the "Nutzi" platoon