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Title: MAGS - APRIL
Post by: magintz on 01 Apr 2003, 16:31
MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD


April Fools



Well here are this month's rules, discussed and moderated between our nice teamish thingy.

With all the insanity happening in the world right now, we all wish we could go back to simpler times.  So write a game that takes place in the past.  Any time period before 1990 is acceptable but must be during a historical event e.g war, revolution, birth of planet, presidential election, etc..., and the game must reflect the time period in which it occurs.

Must include two of the following inventory items:

- a comb
- a ticket
- a feather
- any kind of insect
- a gold watch
- a pair of wax lips
- a knitting needle

The Player Character must be drunk (it is up to you the level of drunkness) and must include a murder somewhere in the game, whether it be crucial to the plot line or not.


Hope you have fun, all games in by the 28th April 2003.
Title: Re:MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD
Post by: |Alky| on 01 Apr 2003, 16:41
Yeah, but you did that after twelve pm , so I get to kick you in the groin...  ::)
Anyway, does this include alternate history?
That would be cool...
Title: Re:MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD
Post by: Barcik on 01 Apr 2003, 16:41
Too strict, in my opinion, but very interesting and creative.
Title: Re:MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD
Post by: scotch on 01 Apr 2003, 16:49
There are a lot of rules, but the theme gives a lot of room I think, so I'll take part this time.
Title: Re:MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD
Post by: AJA on 01 Apr 2003, 17:08
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MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD

Ahh... That reminds me of last year's 1st of April. Except that back then I was really shocked about CJ's post... :D This would not have been so big deal...  ::)
Title: Re:MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD
Post by: MadReizka on 01 Apr 2003, 17:46
What was last years april fool?
Title: Re:MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD
Post by: Nostradamus on 01 Apr 2003, 17:53
That was a cruel cruel joke!

I think there are good rules. Not too strict, 2 items from a big list is not too hard to put in and a murder too. I think you could do it iwthout the character being drunk, but technically you can just get the charater to get drunk at one point in the game, which causes him to get knocked out (he could do something before that) and then he wakes up sober again, right?  Is that cool Magintz?

I think CJ's April Fool's joke last year was that he decided to stop working on AGS. The world cryed in hree and only after like 5 pages of comments CJ revelead the joke.
Title: Re:MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD
Post by: Squinky on 01 Apr 2003, 17:57
I like these rules, not that it matters, but I thought I should say so....I'll try and think something up...
Title: Re:MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD
Post by: MadReizka on 01 Apr 2003, 18:08
That was a cruel cruel joke!

I think CJ's April Fool's joke last year was that he decided to stop working on AGS. The world cryed in hree and only after like 5 pages of comments CJ revelead the joke.

Thee hee ;D
That's our CJ.
Title: Re:MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD
Post by: magintz on 01 Apr 2003, 18:26
Nos - That's right, he doesn't have to be drunk for the whole time.

[Alkaline] - What do you mean by alternate history?
Title: Re:MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD
Post by: Trapezoid on 01 Apr 2003, 19:19
Someone should make a prohibition era game.
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Post by: |Alky| on 01 Apr 2003, 20:20
Yeah, you got my idea...
The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre was regarded as the main point of Al Capone's infamy...
7 gangsters opposed to capone, I think, were told to face the wall by police who came into their house, then mown down...
To this day, nobody knows who did it, or why on that particular day. So, as all good historians do, i'll make stuff up...

Anyway, as usual, I'm going to have to postpone the first AGTV episode (A demo episode is pretty much done) and join in...
It's the only way I can get over my crippling Februrary defeat, other than lining all enemies against a wall, and *blam* *blam* *blam*  ::)

Anyway, by alternate history I mean, uh...History that could have happened that didn't...Like The South winning the US civil war, or a soviet invasion. Something like Red Alert, or Kronolog...Forget it, I think I have an idea already..
Title: Re:MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD
Post by: magintz on 01 Apr 2003, 21:46
I spose it's okay if you want........ :D
Title: Re:MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD
Post by: |Alky| on 01 Apr 2003, 22:30
Damn, I gotta go away for 2 weeks, so there's not much point in me starting one... :(
Somebody should do a prohibition era game though. Seeing the lexington hotel in an AGS game would be damn cool..
Title: Re:MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD
Post by: Squinky on 02 Apr 2003, 04:08
Heh, so who won march? Was Dave the only entrant?
Title: Re:MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD
Post by: Magintz at school on 02 Apr 2003, 10:01
Yea, Dave was the only entrant, but I reckon he would have won anyway becasue it was such a great game.
Title: Re:MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD
Post by: Dmitri on 02 Apr 2003, 10:16
well... I have an idea.... but ME making a game?  ;D that's good for a laugh.
Title: Re:MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD
Post by: Gilbert on 02 Apr 2003, 10:35
I think all those April F00l posts that have REAL contents (like this one) should have their subject changed when 1st April had passed, so to avoid confusions.
Title: Re:MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD
Post by: remixor on 02 Apr 2003, 14:01
Someone should make a prohibition era game.


hahahahaha....brilliant.  I'd try this, except I'd feel lame taking someone else's idea.
Title: Re:MAGS - APRIL
Post by: Trapezoid on 02 Apr 2003, 22:31
Go for it. I'm not making it, I don't really know enough history. Alkaline might be making one, but even if two people do prohibition games, I doubt the two games will be anything alike.
Title: Re:MAGS - APRIL
Post by: |Alky| on 02 Apr 2003, 23:25
I'm not making one, though I know way too much history. I don't have the time  :-\
Title: Re:MAGS - APRIL
Post by: Schlafi on 03 Apr 2003, 02:30
does the winner get to pick the next month's rules?
Title: Re:MAGS - APRIL
Post by: Barcik on 03 Apr 2003, 07:52
Yes.
Title: Re:MAGS - APRIL
Post by: Squinky on 04 Apr 2003, 06:23
Dumb question, Is a worm an insect? For some reason I'm not sure if its actaully classified as an insect....

Title: Re:MAGS - APRIL
Post by: Timosity on 04 Apr 2003, 07:32
It's not an insect, but now I'm stuck on what a worm is classified as, I don't think it's a mollusc, which slugs, snails and oysters are. I'm now confused and need to know.

An insect usually has 6 legs and 3 body parts, or is that 4?
Title: Re:MAGS - APRIL
Post by: Magintz at school on 04 Apr 2003, 11:49
its an invertibrate
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Post by: Dmitri on 04 Apr 2003, 12:47
I think it's called a vermicular animal more specifically...

but magintz is right... it's an invertibrate...
Title: Re:MAGS - APRIL
Post by: Timosity on 04 Apr 2003, 13:40
It is an invertebrate, but that is a less specific class as there are alternatively vertebrates which are creatures with backbones eg. Us, I'm sure there is another name, I don't think vermiculture is it.

But this is also a MAGS thread so Squinky, how does this relate, I'm sure there's some sneaky relation
Title: Re:MAGS - APRIL
Post by: Pet Terry on 04 Apr 2003, 16:08
Well, he's making MAGS game... yay! There was some kind of insect in rules.
Title: Re:MAGS - APRIL
Post by: Squinky on 05 Apr 2003, 02:54
Yep, I was hopeing to use a worm as the insect....I'll just have to think of something else though...
Title: Re:MAGS - APRIL
Post by: Squinky on 21 Apr 2003, 04:10
Is anybody besides me making a game? Come on people!
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Post by: scotch on 21 Apr 2003, 04:44
Well I really wanted to.. but then I had to finish some stuff :'(

Won't have time now..
Title: Re:MAGS - APRIL
Post by: frobozz on 21 Apr 2003, 19:51
Yeah, I had one in the works, but unfortunately, finals crept up on me and I so sort of have to pass German....hehe, next month maybe. ;)

-Fro.
Title: Re:MAGS IS CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD
Post by: Relight on 28 Apr 2003, 07:08
SCOTCH!! Your avatar is a MUFFIN dog!! My girlfriend and I have 4 (all different sizes). They are the best in the world.
Title: Re:MAGS - APRIL
Post by: scotch on 28 Apr 2003, 07:21
I don't have one.  Annie gave me the avatar.  I had a real dog called muffin but it died.  Well done with grabbing my attention though.
Title: Re:MAGS - APRIL
Post by: Relight on 28 Apr 2003, 07:34
Cool. Thanks for using the avatar though, muffins always brighten my day!
Title: SQUINKY!!!
Post by: Evil on 29 Apr 2003, 00:05
SQUINKY!!! (worked for Relight  :P) I started to make a game but I dont remember any scripting  :-\ I might post the art anyway... Sorry bud...
Title: Re:MAGS - APRIL
Post by: Squinky on 29 Apr 2003, 02:50
Looks like I won't make the deadline on time....
I'll just release it as a normal game then...too bad though...
Title: Re:MAGS - APRIL
Post by: Magintz at school on 29 Apr 2003, 11:14
:'(

No entrants...... is mags really slipping away this much?

C'mon people, I can understand if lots of people are too busy, but we really need more entrants?

I'll try to do better with the rules, and now tht we have this new forum for contests it should be slightly easier to maintain.


next month i'll come up withs omething nice and easy to get people back into the swing of things
Title: Re:MAGS - APRIL
Post by: scotch on 29 Apr 2003, 11:22
Yeah just make the rules really simple for the next one.  I'll do my best to enter, MAGS is a good competetion.
Title: Re:MAGS - APRIL
Post by: Squinky on 29 Apr 2003, 13:17
Sorry if I disapointed ya by slacking off....I actually should have the game finished soon....

I've always liked and tryed to support the mags....so, rock on magintz....
Title: Re:MAGS - APRIL
Post by: Mikko on 29 Apr 2003, 20:31
I was going to take part next months MAGS, so I certainly hope we'll have one then. :)