After doing a lot of work over the past few days, I have actually made most of the essential internals for my Dahak contest scenario.  Now that the scenario is playable, I need to add things like monsters, dialog, an enemy to kill at the end, and do a few touch-ups on the nodes I've finished.  Intro text is done and I'm currently working on the townspeople, who all need their own custom graphics.  I wasn't originally planning for that, but it'd get confusing with 60 people running around who all look the same, and the story really does call for that. 

  I've been able to keep up on Ephesos's photo challenge.  I haven't missed a day since mid-February.  And a few people actually liked some of them. 

  Can't think of much else to say at the moment.  Dikiyoba's finally a moderator, but that's pretty much common knowledge.  Well, that's all for today.



  As you might or might not know, I've put Archipelago on hold once again--this time because I'm creating a themed scenario for Dahak's creative scenario contest.  I have the basic story figured out, I have the title, and I have the outdoor map and most of the towns planned.  Unfortunately, I also had planned to use a lot of custom graphics, including a dragon. 

  I am terrible at drawing dragons.  Even after practicing on paper for the past few weeks, none actually looked good.  So I eventually just sat down with my paint shop program, with a 2x2 BoE sized blank canvas and started making dots.  It took almost a week of editing, re-editing, starting over with only one part kept, and quite a bit of frustration, but I finally have something that, while certainly not perfect, is actually semi-recognizable as a dragon.  So I'm pretty happy about that.  (Now I need to finish the other custom graphics and get started on the towns and node-ing.)

  I've been making progress on writing, though I'm beginning to fear that my storyline is terrible.  I've finally finished playing Geneforge the first time, now I'm going to do it differently before moving on to number two.  I've been taking pictures for Ephesos's photo challenge, but I'm not good at uploading them in a timely manner.  The mod is also on hold. 
That's pretty much it. 



  I must apologize for the tone of my last post, but I was feeling really overwhelmed that day.  By now, I'm actually in Dahak's scenario contest (and am making some good progress on the story and outdoors), as well as taking a photo challenge on the forums in addition to my other responsibilities, but I've actually managed to keep up with most of it.  I've caught up to Dikiyoba in the stories, so I've now joined the group waiting with bated breath for the next installment. ;-)

  Regarding the contest entry, I'm finding that I need a lot more custom graphics for it than any other scenario I've attempted thus far, despite its relative shortness, in order to stay close to the spirit of Dahak's photos.  Or at least, as I interpret them.  So far, I'm really pleased with the results (even though the one purple plant looks like anything but!)  I've posted the first screenie here, with more (hopefully) to come.

  Archipelago is (once again) on hold.  I simply cannot focus on more than one scenario at a time, and the contest comes first.  I may decide to scrap Archipelago, as some of the coding is very badly done, but then I fear I would fall into the perpetual "I have a new, better idea" trap. So, I'm undecided.

  I've recently discovered an online game called 'Runescape'.  I don't know if any other Spiderwebbers are on, but feel free to add me there if so.  My name is Mistb0rn, same as here.  I'm not on that much, and mostly in the morning, around the 8-10 range.

  Well, I can't think of much else to write, so I guess that's it for today.  Oh, and feel free to check the Photo Challenge tab.  I'm posting the best images I take for Ephesos's challenge to flickr and you can see them there.