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Bob
16-05-2003, 06:26:59
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I'm thinking of a VERY simple (PBEM?) game. You form a band and try to produce a hit. I'm trying to do this in VB,no optical gimmicks etc. I don't know if I got the energy to finish the game. I will probably get stuck somewhere, at least it will take years.

Anyway If you got any ideas, post it here (First step: general ideas of ho charts/bands work). Remember I want it as simple as possible.

I'm going to start on a band(-member) generator. Later I'm going to work on a song generator. Then a band manager. After that on a chart/press simulator.

My ideas so far

The band members should be
* a custom member ("you")
* random members

Every member should have skills or a class(RPG style). Class represents the instrument you play. Skills are "technical" like vocal abilities, charisma, looks, composing, producing abilities, discipline, etc. You can change these by training them (even the looks, see Michal Jackson) or using them.
All the skills and class values affect your "image stats". This contains ego, fame, creativity, drug addiction (?), experience. You can't train them, they change later in the game from random events and your decisions.
Image stats affect the quality of your music and the development of the band. Example: If many band members got a strong ego and few experiences the band wil split (they gain success too fast).
The custom member may have a special skill like "Womanizer" or "Guitar God" or something.
The random members will be generated like in RPG games, but with less skills than the custom member.

Any ideas? Keep it simple, it will be hard to deal with too many parameters.

Lazarus and the Gimp
16-05-2003, 07:48:11
Can we fuck groupies and do coke?

protein
16-05-2003, 11:37:30
transport, haircuts, make-up, gimmicks (japanese lesbians for example), christmas singles and which drugs are good for productivity and which ones aren't should all appear in the game.

Lazarus and the Gimp
16-05-2003, 12:00:30
Can we have "solo projects" by lead guitarists? They're always shit.

Lazarus and the Gimp
16-05-2003, 12:02:00
If you want ideas, read these books.

"Fucked by Rock"- Mark Manning
"Head on"- Julian Cope.
"Songs they never play on the radio"- James Young.

Bob
16-05-2003, 12:19:33
transport?!?!

Funkodrom
16-05-2003, 13:23:40
Yeah, transport.

It's an absolute bitch for us. Our biggest problem.

Resource Consumer
22-05-2003, 15:28:35
I think drummers should only be NPCs with intelligence set to zero:D

Funkodrom
22-05-2003, 15:30:12
As high as zero?

BigGameHunter
22-05-2003, 15:32:11
Would an in-concert crotch prosthetic be worth extra points or subtract from your score?

Funkodrom
22-05-2003, 15:45:50
I think that depends whether it sprays fake piss or fake cum.

protein
22-05-2003, 16:31:37
fake?

Funkodrom
22-05-2003, 16:32:42
Good point.

I will stand in the corner gazing at my shoes until I realise how I've let down the world of rock. :(