Questions tagged [rpg]

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

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[MMORPG][Client -> Server -> Interest Area Clients] Movement broadcasting

I'm developing a third-person action-combat MMORPG. Custom server written in C++ 17 and the client is written/built in UE4. The interest area is implemented using a grid (cell cluster). Study case: ...
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Making a level progression system similar to Bravely Default's

So I am working on an RPG and I want the level up system to be similar to Bravely Default's, which must be similar to how FF classically levels up characters. What I know about the level up in the ...
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Why the mouse doesn't move in mouse-look feature of RPG/FPS games?

Description The mouse look (or free look, i.e., move the mouse to change the view/camera) is common in RPG and FPS games. In my cloud game project, I tried to achieve this feature. Before programming, ...
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What are good ways to keep the player spending in a single-player RPG?

I'm designing a game where I want the player to take the in-game money into consideration as opposed to majority where they just get rich pretty much all the time with nothing meaningful to spend it ...
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How can I deduce my RPG lags for better performance? [closed]

Okay, so I've started making a game using Khan Academy's Processing JavaScript, and I'm trying to delag it a bit since the framerate is very shaky. So, I've taken the advice of someone, and they told ...
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How do I highlight the squares adjacent to my player in a Isometric grid

I am making a grid base RPG (like Fire Emblem but isometric) but currently I'm stuck on the movement, mainly the UI (showing how far the player can move around the board). Like the image below where ...
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How to handle objects on 2D Map

I am making a 2D RPG game in Monogame XNA. For the moment I have 2 kinds of data in my game: sprites objects and tiles. All the sprites are contained in a array list. I iterate over the sprites ...
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Component-based ability system for turn-based rpg

I am trying to make a component-based ability system for my new turn based game that I am working on. I not sure with the architecture and the approach I am following. So here my idea: Every Ability ...
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Method keep adding the same monster to the list

I'm creating a text based arena RPG where each day new monsters are added to a list, but with my current code, only one monster gets added to the list repeatly with the same stats (which for some ...
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How do I make my turn based battle system scalable?

I’m currently working on a turn based battle system for my game. The game is in unity coded with c#. The turns are based off of an initiative system determined by each characters speed. Right now I ...
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What project template to use for an 8bit RPG? [closed]

Should I use a 2D or 3D dimension for an 8-bit RPG game in Unity? I have been searching and I haven't found anything on this yet. Can anyone please tell me the better option because sometimes people ...
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Development pace and Balancing RPG with multi-layer character building

a friend of mine and I have been working on an online RPG game where players get to build a character by allocating stats, selecting their abilities, and equipping gear before fighting each other in a ...
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How would a turn based RPG game store move information in a reusable way?

Suppose I create a turn based RPG in the veins of Pokémon, with a lot of moves and abilities, that would have elements of hand made code, in cases for special effects after a successful attack or ...
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(web game) text-based combat system shows progress to client instead of give a report at the end

I am developing a text-based multiplayer-RPG using React and dotNet core. The fight logic is handled on server side. Basically what fight() does is: a while loop ...
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Pygame - RPG Battle-Style Animation and movement when not controlled by player

Examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2cOiFntLY4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHl1YFkeR78 I am making a small little RPG based on a text-adventure game that I made. This RPG involves a battle ...
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Code reuse for a CRPG data model on the server-side

I'm working on a turn-based game with CRPG (Computer RPG) elements in HTML5. It has to support 10K+ CCUs (Concurrently Connected Users). The CRPG elements in the game are item and character systems: ...
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Help with Chase AI? (Similar to Blue Demon)

all! I'm working on a chase ai / follow player script, for a 2D project of mine, I'm going for something similar to Blue Demon where an integer value controls what enemy is on screen, and can be ...
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Why do Monsters drop things?

Why do Monsters drop things in so many games? It creates all sorts of problems, including: in-game gold hyper-inflation questionable moral implications, if there is a strong incentive toward killing ...
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How to create a 2D tile-map in python ASCII style

Still learning about python programming and I wanted to create a little map like below but the thing is I know a for loop will draw down not draw across. However, I want to change the size of the area ...
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Damage-calculating formula for turn-based RPG with a twist: I have developed a formula, do you the experts think it will scale up successfully?

I’m developing a turn-based combat system for an RPG. It’s a little different to your standard RPG though. The idea being, the faster the player solves the problem they are presented with each time it'...
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How to manage data relationships when designing a crafting system?

I'm trying to determine all the items, crafting methods and recipes to put in my game, and the relationships between them. I need a tool that allows me to do this both top down (boat needs sails and ...
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In a JRPG Battle system. Who executes the selected action?

Throughout the JRPG history, we've seen the introduction of many a battle system type. Like the classic turn-based. The ATB. The action battle system (Most Notable is Kingdom Hearts) In these ...
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Advice for a table top rpg with rpg systems

English isn't my first language so sorry in advanced for odd wording. Idk if this is the right type of form but,I would like to make a game much Like D&D. With that said basic attacks seem to ...
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Character Action Sprite Framelength of Late-90's Something, Industry Standards of that Era?

I'm making a 3d character that emulates a sprite. The game as a whole emulates the feel of a classic RPG game. Old games like Ultima Online, or Diablo...or similar late-90's generation... For an ...
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How do I design my RPG-like class system in a more modular way?

I'm building a mod for Terraria that will add classes and their corresponding abilities to the game. You're a warrior? Push your ability key and you'll use your berserk ability. I'm trying to make ...
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Correctly done level scaling?

A lot of role playing games have a system where npcs scale with the player level and become stronger, on the surface it might seem genial but in most games either it doesn't change anything or it ...
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Which is the best network solution for MMORPG?

we are developing a mmorpg with a small team. There are 2 structures we can create on the server side for managing clients and processing packages. I wonder what structure is better. I would be very ...
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Issue with Sorting Layers with an NPC and Tilemap

I have a weird thing happening, that I can't quite explain. I have two scenes, my starting town, and an Arcanist's shop. When I go into the Arcanist's Shop, the Arcanist NPC stays on the same ...
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looking for a system for writing branching dialog

I'm creating an HTML5 RPG and need to write NPC dialog. In my beta, I wrote the dialog in spreadsheets and assigned lines to NPC by ID. Branching required writing a complicated flag system. It was ...
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How do I make a hitbox for a sword in a top-down game?

Context: I'm using Box2D through LibGDX in Java. The sword and the player are in separate classes. Both extend LibGDX's Sprite class. I've got a sword attached to my character that swings when I ...
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How to prevent top down sprite snapping during diagonal movement upon keyboard release

I have a sprite that faces 4 directions depending on input. This is all working well except for my keyboard input.. If I am pressing down-right at the same time on the keyboard and release both keys ...
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Questions about Jrpg NPC events (Unity C#)

So, I'm trying to wrap my head around something. I've got my basic quest system up and running for my rpg style game. Right now I'm taking a look at NPC events and triggers that as I see it have two ...
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(Unreal) Creating 3D tiles (cubes) for the scenery of a 2.5D rpg (similar to Pokemon Gen IV and V)

I developed a concept for a college class and I think it has enough potential to actually become a game. The visuals will be similar to games like Pokémon Black and Octopath Traveler as in the ...
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What is the best way to implement the story functionality (dialogue and cutscene management, etc.) in an RPG?

I would like to know what the best way to implement the story functionality of an RPG would be. I am writing the game in C++ using the SFML library for graphics, and I have implemented drawing tiles, ...
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ANSI C Video Game Item System

I am looking to program my own little Role Playing Game using... ANSI C or "standard C", (NOT C++) as my programming language The SDL2 development library I have got a very basic and simple type of ...
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Converting a table into a formula / equation

I need help to figure out the formula / equation or at least the growth rate based on this table. All I can see is that the base stat is 12 as STAT2 = 2 x base and STAT3 = 5 x base.
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Spritesheet Usage

I am working on an RPG game and I am storing most of my textures in separate .png files, but for my sprites I would like to use a sprite sheet. How do you cut and store the sheet into individual ...
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Engaging ways to include party members in a fast-paced action RPG

Imagine a dynamic action RPG, where you constantly need to use your reflex to avoid bullets and fight against hordes of enemies. What would be a best way to incorporate other team members? I can think ...
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corridors between rooms not generating; dungeon generator

So i'm following this tutorial http://www.rombdn.com/blog/2018/01/12/random-dungeon-bsp-unity/ to make a randomly generated dungeon. everything works fine, until it reaches the bit where the corridors ...
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How to design components for tile-based movement in an RPG using ECS

I'm trying to re-write a small game of mine using ECS mostly for educational purposes and to see if it fits top-down RPG games in the style of Pokemon (gameboy). Since everything is tile based, ...
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Passive skill for balanced race / faction

I'm currently working on an RPG game project. I’m out of ideas on how to properly set race skills in the RPG. In the game, three different races exist: Human – Balanced starting stats, active skills ...
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How can I prevent/balance waiting and turtling as a response to cooldown mechanics

I'm working on a turn-based RPG with classes. I want one of the spellcaster classes to have standard magic points, but another to have abilities with time limitations, one or more of Use ability ...
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How to store relations between NPCs?

For an RPG I want to generate a world with lots of NPCs, and the NPCs all have relations to eachother. They can be eachothers parents, children, siblings, friends, bosses, lovers, lieges, vassals, etc....
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Turn-based battle mechanics with balance of HP and damage [closed]

(Major rewrite to be more specific) Scenario I'm prototyping a turn-based battle system. The theme is survival in a despaired setting with conflicting interests: 2 players, attacker and defender ...
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Game Mechanics for character development in an RPG

I recently asked a question here on a different stack about how to write strong characters given the limitations of the RPG genre. After all, even in an RPG, which is somewhat story friendly, many ...
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How would I create a multiplayer game owning a server?

I'm using gamemaker studio 2 to create an RPG, at the moment it's only single player but I would ideally like to make it multiplayer if possible. I've done a bit of research but all the information ...
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How can I reward dungeon masters that take risks?

I am working on a MORPG project featuring essentially two major roles: adventurers and dungeon masters. My concern is about balancing the two roles. For those who have heard of it, the principle is ...
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Why do RPGs let you know how much XP you need to level up?

I was reading this article called Behavioral Game Design, and it says: ...how do we make players maintain a high, consistent rate of activity? ... the answer is a variable ratio schedule, one where ...
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How to calculate suitable attack speed

I'm developing an RPG and am stuck trying to create a formula for attack speed, using four stats and a base speed. Basically, I'm trying to get an outcome where the encumbrance (basically weight and ...
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Map generator sometimes doesn't work

I am making a dungeon map generator and am currently trying to make it place empty rooms. It first checks if the space is empty and then places a room. The problem is that most of the times it ...

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