Role playing game. A game where the player assumes a character or role, that evolves through story or character development.

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Custom inventory items based on inheritance

So, here's the scenario: I'm building an RPG. Like most of the other RPGs on the market, my game will feature an inventory and of course, inventory items. So far I've worked well with using a single ...
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How to have operations with character/items in binary with concrete operations?

I have the next problem. A item can have a lot of states: NORMAL = 0000000 DRY = 0000001 HOT = 0000010 BURNING = 0000100 WET = 0001000 COLD = 0010000 FROZEN = 0100000 POISONED= ...
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How can I plot a radius of all reachable points with pathfinding for a Mob?

I am designing a tactical turn based game. The maps are 2d, but do have varying level-layers and blocking objects/terrain. I'm looking for an algorithm for pathfinding which will allow me to show an ...
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correct pattern to handle a lot of entities in a game

In my game I usually have every NPC / items etc being derived from a base class "entity". Then they all basically have a virtual method called "update" that I would class for each entity in my game at ...
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Hills in a topdown game

I'm making a top down rpg game and was wondering if it was possible to show hills on a map instead of having everything completely flat. I've thought about changing to an isometric view, but if it can ...
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Handling player logoff and logon in a persistent world without breaking immersion

One problem I've never seen fixed in any persistent online game is how to handle player logon and logoff without the characters just popping in and out of the world. My first thought is to simply ...
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Facilitating XNA game deployments for non programmers

I'm currently working on an RPG, using the RPG starter kit from XNA as a base. (http://xbox.create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/sample/roleplaying_game) I'm working with a small team (two ...
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RPG game engine in javascript [closed]

I am trying to build an RPG using html5/javaScript. Can anyone point out a few game engines for developing RPG in javaScript
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Collision Detection for a 2D RPG

First of all, I have done some research on this topic before asking, and I'm asking this question as a mean to get some opinions on this topic, so I don't make a decision only on my own, but taking ...
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What forms of non-interactive RPG battle systems exist?

I am interested in systems that allow players to develop a battle plan or setup strategy for the party or characters prior to entering battle. During the battle the player either cannot input commands ...
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How can I scale player/enemy stats to balance the difficulty just right?

I'm creating an old school top-down grid based RPG, where you enter random encounters every few steps. I want to know what kind of systems or guidelines there are for creating the leveling and stats ...
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Monster's AI in an Action-RPG

I'm developing an action rpg with some University colleagues. We've gotton to the monsters' AI design and we would like to implement a sort of "utility-based AI" so we have a "thinker" that assigns a ...
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Variable Visibility Class Interaction

I have a very general question about how game classes interact with eachother in a growing RPG game project I'm working on. (Writing it in java/Slick2D, not that is matters because the question is ...
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How can I make a tile appear on top of another without completely blocking the tile below?

Making a small RPG with libdgx just for learning about how to draw tiled maps and move around in them. I've got the tiles drawn and OrthographicCamera stuff figured out so I can see my world. My ...
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Passive skills and items

I'm making a small text browser RPG game using PHP, MySQL and Java Script (and jQuery). All the items are saved in the MySQL database. Every now and then a character have to make a skill roll (Talk, ...
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Why don't developers these days make the classic 2D games? [closed]

I just finished playing Commandos 1 and Desperados: DOA. As you know these two games are entirely 2D with beautiful maps. This genre Stealth strategy games is somewhere lost in the market and people ...
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Should NPC dialog be stored in XML or in a script?

I'm developing an action RPG with some friends. I would like to know the differences and pros/cons of making NPC's dialogue using a file in XMLformat instead of using a script. I see that script ...
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RPG combat and gold/exp reward equations

I have a game that I'm creating, but I'm running across issues in keeping the ratios between high and low level players similar in the battle and reward equations. Obviously a higher level player ...
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How to create character avatars without lots of artwork?

I am writing a mafia RPG game where it is required to hire "goons" to be part of your family, I have about 10 "goon" avatars/artwork (+ retina) already and am hitting a problem. The problem is that ...
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Practical balance of “chance” video game mechanics

I've been a small games developer and designer for years, and I've recently begun working on more serious design documents for bigger projects. A common theme I'm running in to is imbalance when it ...
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Java: Standing Animation

I've been working on a top-down, and the player already has animations for moving left and right. However, if I move a certain distance and stop, it will stop on the walking animation, which isn't ...
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Web sites with famous game information? [closed]

Is there any website containing informations related with some famous game? For information I mean how to calculate damage in a rpg for example, or how they've set camera and other tips like this! ...
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Best way to design a negotiation deal?

I'm currently coding a heavily text-based RPG game which requires you to do deals with characters or suppliers in the game, sometimes the deals are good/bad. Currently the way I'm doing it is that, ...
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RPG and human psychology

Is there any book or article that describe interaction of RPG elements and human psychology? For example: what will be more popular and attracting for people - linear function of experience per level ...
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Character progression through leveling, skills or items?

I'm working on a design for an RPG game, and I'm having some doubts about the skill and level system. I'm going for a more casual, explorative gaming experience and so thought about lowering the game ...
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Introducing generic commands in text-based interactive fiction game

Writing a compact text-adventure engine I was thinking about possible commands a player could use. For each location i have special commands described in the text but what about generic commands like ...
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Collision Detection/Map Management in RPG

I'm making an rpg game. I have a Grid class which takes a char[][] to create tiles. The way I'm currently doing collision detection is by creating a Player and assigning it the grid it should be ...
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Creating Gun objects with upgrades? [duplicate]

I have a series of guns in my game. I use the Gun class/object like this: (Just an example) @interface Gun : NSObject { NSString *name; // Six-shooter NSNumber *cost; NSNumber ...
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Movement in RPG

I want to make an RPG game in which I move tile by tile. So when I hit up, the tile row that I am on decreases by one for example. Also, it's supposed to be a slow movement so that I can see the ...
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How can I keep track of a battle log on a web game?

Recently I started working on a Web turn-based PvP RPG game. Now I'm working on the battle system but I encountered some issues: How can I keep track of everything that happens in the battle? It ...
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Calculating an experience formula

I'm having trouble working out a formula using this experience curve to get the total exp after each level. I bet its easy and im just over thinking it. maxlvl = 10; increment = 28; baseexp = 100; ...
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What's the best way to keep battle log in a browser based game written in PHP?

I've searched for it, but I couldn't find any question about this. I'm working on a game where PvP fights are possible. The game is written in PHP/MySQL. What I want to implement is to save all the ...
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Advice on a PHP RPG System

I am looking to make a php/mysql/javascript based rpg on a site. I am trying to figure out the best method when it comes to items, quests, etc. For instance should I make classes for each item type ...
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Timer for pop up text in XNA

I am making an xna game which contains turn-based RPG battle elements. Any good game that features turn-based battle has to have a good feedback to the user. For example, When my guy attacks, there ...
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Turn-based JRPG battle system architecture resources

The past months I've been busy programming a 2D JRPG (Japanese-style RPG) in C++ using the SDL library. The exploration mode is more or less done. Now I'm tackling the battle mode. I have been unable ...
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2D RPG - Character sprite size bigger than tile size

Ok so I'm trying to make a nice little RPG game in Java & Slick2D engine, the tiles are 16x16, so the collision array is also 16x16, how ever my character sprite is 16x20 What would be the best ...
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class diagrams / design for an adventure game (rooms, objects, inventory)?

Any links to existing design (e.g. class diagrams, database ER diagrams) for a basic adventure game - i.e. that has the aspects of: rooms/locations (which you move between) objects which you collect ...
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Visually coding rpg dialog trees

I am currently using XML to create my dialog trees in my rpg, but doing this by hand for hundreds of different discussions can get very tedious very fast. I was wondering if there is any way I can ...
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Ideas for time-keeping in a webbased RPG?

I'm assigned a task of doing the preliminary research stuff for a web-based MMO RPG. Now my buggiest problem here is "web based" vs "MMO RPG". I did some research about time keeping systems and I'm ...
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(XNA) What's a Good Database Program for a Turn-Based RPG?

I'll begin by saying that I feel my level of expertise matters here, and so I have about a year worth of experience as a programmer in the C# language and most of the .NET framework as a whole, but ...
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need to create formulas for stat, level progression etc. What tools will help the not-mathematically-literate?

I want to create some of the fundamental guideline formulas for a game I am working on. I am following on from sirlin's advice in that I am starting with some assumptions and working back from there. ...
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Making an RPG - Is RPG Maker VX ok or a bad idea?

Two friends and I are planning to make a FFIV-VI style RPG (generally speaking, we have some unique ideas for mechanics, setting, etc.), but none of us are programmers (two of us are otherwise very ...
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How should I structure moving from overworld to menu system / combat?

I'm making a text-based "Arena" game where the player is the owner of 5 creatures that battle other teams for loot, experience and glory. The game is very simple, using Python and a curses emulator. ...
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Java ~ RPG Game Qs: Music, Inventory, Inv Checker, Array of Weapon List and Calculations [closed]

I am here again to ask how to implement these things on my rpg game...but before that, have you ever heard of the game engine called Legendary Tales? It is like Inform but there is a better GUI and ...
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How do RPG store and retrieve maps?

I'm making a very basic online RPG (2d, and instead sprites I use characters, like a roguelike) and I still haven't figured out how to store and retrieve maps. Until now I used a text file that's ...
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Efficient Isometric 2.5D Game Engines? [closed]

I want to make a game (turn-based RPG) that looks very similar to Bastion. Here is what I need to implement: -> The overworld is 2d, with an isometric view. The graphics would in no way be rendered ...
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RPG hit/miss formula

Ive been developing an RPG for sometime, and its far enough now where I need to get some formulas down for attacking and whatnot. What Im looking to understand is a basic hit and miss formula based on ...
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Designing Collision Detection for 2D Rectangular Adventure/RPG

TLDR: I'm looking for an efficient way to detect collisions between irregular/small objects that are not a full tile size (like small cans) and a free-moving character in a 2D game. I'm planning to ...
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NoSQL (CouchDB) database design for MMORPGs

Are there any pratical examples of database implementation for an MMORPG in CouchDB? Even a detailed thesis? I've looked but found very little on practical examples and not even find any good UML ...
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How to create adjustable formula for RPG level up requirements?

I'm trying to create a formula that can be modified simply by changing two values: number_of_levels, and last_level_experience. This is to enable people modding the game to change the levelling ...