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

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Simulating Shadows with Pygame

I'm trying to simulate shadows for a 2d topdown RPG, but I can't think of the best way to do this so far I've tried making copies of the original game entities and turning all opaque pixels black ...
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Rotating image around a given point

Im trying to simulate shadows in a 2d RPG, So far I can make the shadows but i cant blit them properly, Im trying to rotate them according to where the "sun" is (just a position) I have looked at ...
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How can I handle versioning changes when saving assets?

I've been working on an RPG now for a while and I use two of different serialization techniques. Enemies, Weapons, items are as saved as XML. Maps and events are saved as "controlled binary" (every ...
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How to figure out a users earnt exp based upon calculating the difference by user and player by x?

How would I figure out a users earnt EXP based upon calculating the difference by user and player by x using this format? If the user is 60 levels less than me, I would get 0 exp (as that's just ...
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Balancing Player vs. Monsters: Level-Up Curves

I've written a fair number of games that have RPG-like "levelling up," where the player gains experience for killing monsters/enemies, and eventually, reaches a new level, where their stats increase. ...
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Tricks in game mechanics to avoid dealing with network lag compensation?

Implementing network lag compensation is hard, how to avoid it? Maybe it's possible to use tricks and build game mechanics in such a way that lag would be percieved as a non critical or even as a ...
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XNA 4.0- Help with firing projectiles at the mouse cursor [duplicate]

I'm making a Zelda-esque RPG in XNA and I'm confused on how to fire a projectile from the location of the mouse cursor? I've been trying to find a solution on the internet but to no avail.
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How to balance experience gain in an RPG

I am currently developing an RPG game with a classic experience-points and levelup mechanic. The player kills monsters, gains experience points, levels up when they collect enough and become stronger. ...
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Developing a browser-based RPG: Loading user data

I'm writing a browser-based RPG in JavaScript, HTML5 with Canvas, EaselJS, etc... I'd like to develop the back end data saving/user profile aspect now. This is a single player RPG where the player ...
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How can I control how quickly a character levels up in an RPG? [duplicate]

I am working on an RPG and I've mostly followed formulas from the Dragon Quest series and they've all been fairly simple. (For example, dmg = (Attack/2 - Defense/4), where Attack is Weapon Power+STR.) ...
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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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How do you deal with loot in an RPG where all mosters drop their full inventory? [closed]

I currently have a system where both players and monsters in an RPG use equipment. This means that when an enemy is killed, I can technically drop everything they have. These are armor and weapons ...
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Algorithm for game difficulty/pacing curve generation in single player RPG

I'm looking at this article about pacing in entertainment and games. It suggests that all good entertainment roughly follows a pacing/engagement curve like Star Wars(below). I'm interested in how I ...
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How to centralize stat/feat/equipment related changes in an RPG?

I have a game with an RPG system where derived stats, like HP,armor, etc depend on a variety of components: armor, stats and feats. I'm running into an issue where the code to change derived metrics ...
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How can I increase the tileset limit in RPG Maker VX?

In RPG Maker VX, the default setup allows you to have five tilesets for the map layout. Is there a way I can increase this limit? I know it's possible to make "fake" tiles by using events overlaid ...
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Python mini RPG enemy movement. (how to have two infinite loops running at the same time)

I have a problem with my RPG. I want enemies to wander randomly. So I put: enx_speed = random.randint(-2, 2) eny_speed = random.randint(-2, 2) in the main loop (while true:). However, that loops ...
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What should the data structure of a flexible ability system look like? [duplicate]

Hi guys I am currently working on a turn-based RPG that will require me to create numerous abilities with little overlap. I've been looking to other games to see how their ability and combat system is ...
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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 ...
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Can an RPG Leveling System be simulated on MS Excel?

I'm interested in seeing quickly if my leveling system still makes sense at level 60. Is there a quick way to do this on Excel?
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How to promote an indie game on Google Play? [duplicate]

We're currently on the Alpha stage and searching through possible ways to promote our game. Hope you can help with advice.
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RPG level-experience formula [closed]

I want to make an RPG game and I would like an advice on how should I create my level-experience formula. I saw this formula http://rsdo.net/rsdonline/guides/Experience%20formula.html#PHP and I ...
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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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Database vs classes in a rpg character sheet app for android [closed]

i'm trying to develop an android app to handle character sheets in roleplay games like D&D and Pathfinder. My target is to avoid calculations of bonuses by the player who only cares to set which ...
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What underlying character stats would you put into your “character” object in an RPG engine

basically I'm making my own RPG/TBS engine named Uruk (making an rpg themed about the epic of gilgamesh) and I am thinking of a combat system similar to the Disgaea franchise or the Super Robot Wars ...
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Creature experience gain RPG

Imagine some creatures that fight and gain experience when they win. After some experience, they level up. Im trying to define a well balanced fair model. I Designed 3 types of growing (Slow Medium ...
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How complex should enemy AI be in a dnd-alike?

I'm writing a text-mode (python + ncurses), turn-based rpg based loosely on 3rd edition D&D and Neverwinter Nights (the PC game) rules. It's not going to be a full implementation, but 'in the ...
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How to implement “identify item” feature in RPG

In many games there is an approach that you can't use item that hasn't been identified. And usualy you can't identify it by just using it. While this approach simplifies a lot of things it just ...
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Web single player 2d top-down RPG - background image, sprites, and new level loading

I'm making a web single player 2D top-down rpg using JavaScript (create js library) and have a couple questions. For the background image, I've currently loaded a 1000x1000 bitmap to represent the ...
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How would I make an event option change after an event is used on RPG MAKER VX ACE?

I am trying to make my first RPG, and I am trying to make someone say something talking to someone once, but then when talking them to a second time, they something else. How would I do that?
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How to make an event appear after one event has been activated on RPG MAKER VX ACE?

I am trying to create my first RPG, and I having some difficulty to make an event appear after an event had been activated, and then disappear later, only to reappear after the player activated an ...
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A simple RPG leveling system [closed]

I'm building an RPG game system in Java, and one part is the leveling system, with the following: max_exp: maximum experience points max_level: maximum level Given a level, find the minimum ...
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AI for a mixed Turn Based + Real Time battle system - Something “Gambit like” the right approach?

This is maybe a question that's been asked 100 times 1,000 different ways. I apologize for that :) I'm in the process of building the AI for a game I'm working on. The game is a turn based one, in ...
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Collision detection with entities/AI

I'm making my first game in Java, a top down 2D RPG. I've handled basic collision detection, rendering and have added an NPC, but I'm stuck on how to handle interaction between the player and the NPC. ...
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What are the pros and cons of skill trees versus skill lists in RPGs? [closed]

What are the pros and cons of skill trees versus flat skill lists in role playing games? In what situations would the usage of one be more appropriate than the other? Here is an example of a ...
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problem updating labels

I am using the following code to handle xp gains: reqXP = (Level ^ 2 + Level + 3) * 4 If (currXP >= reqXP) Then Level = Level + 1 expPoints = expPoints + 3 excessXP ...
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How to balance hybrid classes?

In RPGs sometimes there will be hybrid-classed characters, ie, characters that can fill the roles of multiple characters. Sometimes they're really weak and useless because despite filling out many ...
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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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How to properly handle equipment enchants

In my game, the player starts with a set of equipment and unlike many other hack-and-slash RPG's, this base set of stuff never changes - the player never acquires a new weapon or armor. The only way ...
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MMORPG with level system like The Elder Scrolls [closed]

Why arent there any MMORPS with a leveling system like the elder scrolls? (Leveling skills/stats by using them and upgrading your character level at X skill lvlups) And what are the Pros and Cons of ...
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How would you program sprite movement in a 2-D ariel view rpg game? [duplicate]

I'm relatively new to programming and I have recently programmed an RPG game in java. Any tips on character movement with animations? I would like it to be similar to those of other rpg games such as ...
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RPG Chance to Dodge formula

A friend and I are trying to develop a “chance to dodge” formula that will scale from level 1-1000. I would like to see if one formula can be utilized, using a difference ratio between Character A’s ...
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RPG Logarithmic leveling formula?

I'm working on a RPG game, however, I am not the amazing person at math that I wish I was, although someone suggested a logarithmic equation would work well. My current idea is for this: You start ...
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How was traditional 2D collision detection/resolution being done? [closed]

Just out of pure curiosity, I'm wondering how classic 2D games of the 80s/90s (The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Warcraft, ...) approached collision detection/resolution. For some reason I can't ...
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How do I determine if one value is within a certain range of another in Python

I've been working on the attacking in my RPG. The problem I have recently encountered is, I have to be in Exactly the same x coordinate as the Enemy. When I want to attack the enemy this is what ...
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How to design the attack class in an RPG game?

I am in the planning phase of a small RPG style game. The character will have have a set of attributes, like strength, agility, etc which are represented as integers. The character also will have a ...
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MVC pattern for turn-based RPG [closed]

I'd like to make a 2D game in Java using the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern, but I have some issues concerning the battles. There are two groups of characters in each battle: heroes and ...
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Working principle of an RPG map

I am currently thinking of building a basic browser-based 2D(that would eventually become 2.5D) RPG. I have planned everything and I think that would be able to accomplish the current goals, but it ...
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How Does Ultima 7 manage different floors in 2d

In U7, you can move among floors without the function "tranport" the player to another place, as for example the first ff ones. How can it tell whenever the character is moving from floor z to ...
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Inventory Grid Detection

I'm working on creating an inventory system for a game. The inventory system will use cells and 2D images to represent items, like Minecraft, Diablo, or WoW. I've hit a bit of a snag when trying to ...
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Reusable skill class structure

Pretty new to the whole game development scene, but I have experience in other branches of programming. Anyway, I was wondering what methods are used to implement a skill structure. I imagine a skill ...