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

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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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(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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How to best deal with percentage from gear and skills when stacking

I have a issue I am unsure the best way to go about solving. Developing a game I store all the "percentage boosts" a character could get either from skills, equipment, quest items or whatnot ...
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How to motivate movement through the city in a D&D / Pokémon GO -like game?

My goal is to create a game that is sort of a combination between Dungeons & Dragons and Pokémon GO. The main goal of the game will be to have the players move through my city, in real life, and ...
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Balancing stats in a monster fighting game (similar to Pokemon battle/stats)

I'm trying to create a game that uses a battle and monster system like Pokemon. I'm using some similar equations that I've modified to fit my desired level/tier system. One thing I'm trying to ...
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Pathing for 2D, sprite-based game

I'm making a 2D, oblique-styled sprite based RPG. My game does not live in a 2D matrix (like Tetris), rather it's sprites animating over a tilemap. I am trying to set pathing rules for NPCs. I've ...
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How did early 2D first person RPGs render a "3D" maze?

Early first person RPGs like Wizardry, Bard's Tale, Dark Heart of Uukrul, appear to be 2D representations of a 3D maze. I don't think any of these early games were using polygons or raycasting. Here ...
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Is it legal to develop a game using other games skill names/flavor/mechanic? [duplicate]

I am starting to develop a new game and i'm thinking about using some names for some features coming from other games (such as WoW and D&D). I have already read this Is it legal to develop a game ...
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Is it legal to develop a game using D&D rules?

For a while now I've been thinking about trying my hand at creating a game similar in spirit and execution to Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and offshoots. I'd rather not face the full bulk of work in ...
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Looking for a good technique for character movement in hack&slash game

I'm making hack&slash game and I want my characters move like for example in Torchlight, Diablo, etc. Currently I generate set of nodes for all walkable areas of a floor. When I click somewhere ...
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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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How do I advertise a game about writing role play?

I head & develop a very niche game called "Verdict", which you can read about here. Basically, Verdict is a writing game. It has the mechanical elements of an RPG and the multiplayer ...
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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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RPG - How to deal with the collision of a sprite with a side-view thinner than its front-view?

I am currently working on a role-playing video game featuring sprites that take the form of antropomorphic objects. These sprites can move around in the four cardinal directions, and turn to face the ...
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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 to calculate player damage in a game

I'm developing an RPG and I want to do the damage calculation in my game. I have for example the following situation: Player 1 Stats: ...
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Alternative to using the user's camera for strength-training minigame

I want to make an action RPG with combat similar to that of monster hunter, simply because I really dislike tab target or turn-based combat. I want the playable characters to have stats like strength, ...
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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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How to calculate item drop rate?

I am developing an RPG that will be played in the browser, so far the development is going very well. However, I reached a point in the project where I'm "stuck" because I can't find a good ...
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Help with software design of a turn based combat system using SDL2

I have been working on a RPG where the player is free to wander an open world but when a monster is encountered or on keyboard command the game switches to a turn based system. Note this is not like ...
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Multiplayer RPG allowing offline solo play using server signed replays - how can you cheat?

What exploits does my system allow for that I can't solve or did not account for? I'm researching on a design for multiplayer RPG that can safely allow players to have their character files and play ...
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Way to mechanically justify not allowing players to just fly from location to location when playing as a winged insect

The System The game itself is an action rpg where the player can play as a wide variety of insects, and each insect is mechanically different and allows you to take a different role in combat, ...
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(RPGs) Drop table design [duplicate]

I guess this question pertains more to games like MMO and Diablo-like games. What are the usual designs for implementing a drop table, where a monster could drop different type of items depending on ...
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How is data regarding items in RPGs and other loot-based games stored and implemented?

I am currently practicing game design and development by implementing singular (or a small set) of mechanics in Unity. For example, -- and this is relevant towards the end -- I've just finished a ...
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Reduce the number of skills

I have some special moves in my pixel art RPG game that I call "skills," similar to the skills in Cross Code. You can unlock them by earning points and points will be obtained when you reach ...
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Best way to implement a to hit formula based on provided stats

There are a ton of these questions, some can get really mathy - which is fine, but I am looking for a simple way based on a few stats, I thought I came up with one, so I will share it in hopes that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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c++ RPG - Handling buffs / equipment stats [duplicate]

I'm trying to develop a character calculator for a RPG, and it could evolve into a turn based combat / text based RPG. One of my concerns is how to handle the equipment stats / buff system. ...
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How to implement buffs / debuffs / temporary stat changes in an RPG? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s a way to implement a flexible buff/debuff system? In the context of creating an engine for a RPG I want to implement a generic way to give effects / buffs / debuffs to ...
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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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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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How to edit key-value pairs (like a Dictionary) in Unity's inspector?

I have a spell system I am creating, the principle is as follows: Each spell is an autonomous prefab. It contains a script with some properties (base damage, duration...) that can be modified in the ...
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Are there well known algorithms for efficient map knowledge?

The question subject's is a little confusing, but I had no better way to express my train of thought. I'm working on an RPG at the moment, and I have a question. Using SARSA (State-Action-Reward-State-...
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How can I control two events at once?

I am trying to make a doorway that is 2 tiles high. I have created an item called, Door Key. But I want both event tiles To hide or remove when I use the ...
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How do I inverse level progression and make new stats?

I'm trying to make something like Vampire: Dark Ages in RPG Maker MV, but the problem is that I need new stats and a reverse level progression, as long as you start at 12nd generation (like the "...
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How do I make a quest requiring a certain number of a specific item?

I'm trying to create a quest (in RPG Maker MV) where the player has to collect 35 berries. But when I go to create the conditional branch, this is what I see: It does not let me add a number limit, ...
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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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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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