Hello everyone! This is not my first attempt at creating a game, but it is my first time attempting a monster-catching game.
Okay, first off of the list of many trivial things, the exclamation in the title is read as a "not", so in full it would be read as "Not Pokémon: Monstorybook". The reason for this weird title is that I wanted to only carry over the Pokémon games' battle mechanics, but otherwise this project would stray a bit from what the games usually brought into custom.
It's not your birthday. It's not a beautiful day to go exploring for some reason. And heck, Pokemon don't even exist.
Yeah that's right. You have a fairly normal dog, all the birds chirp as usual, and the plants just stay there, growing at exponential pace.
That is, until you notice that your dog is now green-tinted, all the birds have hairdo's, and you swear you saw potted plant wave its leaves at you in a friendly gesture. And as if you can't escape this sudden change from lax to ludicrous, a talking cat and floating book explain that they need your help! It seems as if the Universal Library's Monster Taxonomy has accidentally fell to earth, turning all the modern creatures you've been seeing everyday into living malice!
And so with false valor and unchanging attitude, you decide to help out the cat and book in recovering the lost Magistories, which seem to not only alter an animal completely, but seem to affect a person's lifespan as well!
Now that is where your story starts.
Finding these earthbound books before someone else falls from their fate!
I will use RPGMaker XP and Pokémon Essentials to create this!
This is now a sudden shift from "Idea" to "developing"
Thanks to Maruno for the great Pokemon Essentials!
Everything else is either hand-drawn by me or was already provided with Essentials, so credits to Gamefreak for making neat graphics!
And, because I'm very lazy at reproducing the info from my Gallery in the Arts section of Pokecommnity, here's the currently done Fakes without names or stuff:
And finally, here is the list of your gang you will be traveling with!
Speaking of which...
Bookuno, the sassy back-talker!
Bookuno's backstory involves being created from an unfinished Magistory, which explains his colorless ego. Now, he is trying to find and end the Magistories that have popped up!
Bookuno will assist the player by providing information, and later on in the story will gain the power to rewrite the contents of Magistories,(think of it like picking a route in a chapter). This ability will in turn provide a new ending of a chapter!
Fordeux, the Magic Book!
Fordeux comes from the Oether, a realm dedicated to the taxonomy of creatures. He was sent to the player's world to record data on all the new animals that have popped up.
That's not just his perk, however.
Fordeux has the ability to "befriend" monsters for you to use in battle. Usually, this applies to stopping the bad guys from messing things up and using their fighting power to assist Bookuno in finding the Magistories.
Important Characters: (REALLY OUTDATED!)
Chapter 2: Deputies of the Desert!
This is Dustin and his companion Dinger, the Limbeleon. They reside in a town located at the verge of a train station, sitting just right atop of a vast desert. Growing up as the son of a Sheriff, his dream job was to follow in his father's footsteps. This came true, but through the effects of a Magistory, he is not merely following through will, but forced to because his dad has fallen ill with an impractical disease. With your help, you both traverse the desert, trying to find a cure before something bad happens!
Chapter 5: Escort for a Naught Knight!
These wimps are Phobian and his Fortiford, both knights from a far-off kingdom. But even though they're knights, they run scared at even the slightest fright! Through the help of a Magistory, Phobian asked if he can acquire courage and bravery. This was obvisously a monkey's paw sort of wish though, and his acquiring of such bravery is through saving a princess! The player is tasked at assisting this coward to the tower where this damsel in distress has been kept.
Chapter 7: The Princess of Trash and The Walking Washing Machine!
While exploring the trash-dump outside the confines of a rich city, the party meets a little girl who they believe is under the influence of a Magistory, but are not completely sure. Apparently, she claims herself to be the Princess of Trash named Apo, and is accompanied with a Washine, who seems to act as her caretaker. They both, said from Apo, have been in war with a rivaling gang of Compower's, a futuristic computer brought to life from the mystics of a Magistory. With a sense of mystery waving over the team, the player is tasked with finding out if there is truly a Magistory hidden among this community of heaps of litter, and discovering the truth behind Apo's weird interest with trash.
Beginning at this arc, the player will have to start acting on decision making, because the fate of anybody in this chapter is based on the player's actions.
And before I forget, here's a picture of the battle screen!
And finally, thanks for reading! Feel free to leave any suggestions and/or ask any question you may have!