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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:23 am    Post subject: The Storyteller's Dilemma (Complete Multiverse Story) Reply with quote

Let me introduce my first Multiverse Story: "The Storyteller's Dilemma".

It's the story of a story that would determine the fate of a young woman being judged by a powerful king. Four different endings can result from the many different versions of the tale of "The Evil Dragon, the Beautiful Princess, and the Brave Knight". Never before has the young woman had so much at stake, so she will have to choose carefully how she answers the Storyteller's Dilemma.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be right on that after work Lebs! Looking forward to giving it a read through!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh... I liked that. The first time through I gave all Very Interested answers and then went down the Bored route. Then glanced at the rest.

Clever stuff there Lebby!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was amazing how much time it took to make! A single path is about 1500 words, about as large as a single chapter, but I made it a little harder to create because the prince's interest would vary according to what specific path you took through the story. For instance, did anyone try taking all "Bored" choices except the very last choice? The ending is not the same as if you take all "Amused" choices.

So Thunderbird, you managed to keep the Prince amused (congrats!). What was the conclusion you chose?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got prince Harold overjoyed on my first try. I bored him with my first choice, and then kept amusing him. Very Happy

Kinda cool, though!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Triumphs over Evil I think.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I chose Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. I chose the "don't mess with the dragon" path.
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 4:56 am    Post subject: I Think...... Reply with quote

I made the little bugger extatic from beginning to end, but then again, he's a little monster. Razz Not TOO hard to please. Nice going! I hope my multi will get off the ground soon....I wanna at least get out "Day One" before the end of May......
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nicely crafted.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:15 am    Post subject: Time Reply with quote

Thanks Emporer! I love it when an old thread wakes up and reminds me there are stories being told here, especially coming back to a compliment. Fairly simple story, but I remember it took quite a while to craft it, so I'm glad I kept it simple. I love the idea of having a variable to remember how you did in previous chapters, but it's impractical to keep doing it the way this was done.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was it hard to do. I am vaaaaaaaguely interested in doing one myself.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:38 pm    Post subject: Difficulty Reply with quote

Make a reasonable guess for how long it should take then double it.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Difficulty Reply with quote

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Make a reasonable guess for how long it should take then double it.


so about 3 years Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:21 am    Post subject: About right Reply with quote

Yeah, that sounds about right, if you don't distracted by other projects Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice story!

Even if I did get locked in the dungeon for a month.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:51 am    Post subject: Re: Difficulty Reply with quote

Lebrenth wrote:
Make a reasonable guess for how long it should take then double it.


You were so right! It takes a significant amount of effort. I have a complete new appreciation for the ones that are here now.

Ugh... just gonna keep slogging away - one choice at a time.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Difficulty Reply with quote

Emperor wrote:
Lebrenth wrote:
Make a reasonable guess for how long it should take then double it.


so about 3 years Smile


Coming up on 3 years now, if you finish by November Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:36 am    Post subject: Re: Difficulty Reply with quote

Lebrenth wrote:
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Make a reasonable guess for how long it should take then double it.


so about 3 years Smile


Coming up on 3 years now, if you finish by November Smile


This made me laugh so hard!!!!

Outed by my own snarky humor. I now feel obligated to make some sort of progress on or else be undone by my own lackadaisical hubris.
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Very interesting story. It was short but I love it!

Also the concept of multiverse is interesting.

Thanks for the story Very Happy
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Thanks, jnmrcs! Nice to see you again!
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Wow, Lebs and Jmsrscsds! There's life!

Except in the progress of this thread.
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