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When People Hate My Work – How to Deal with Criticism

By kokororeflections

I don’t know where you are in your creative journey, whether it’s in game-making, art, writing or whatever pleases you, but maybe you’ve had the “luxury” of having a particular Negative Nelly in your life. One of those possibly well-meaning individuals who, whether they’re capable of artistic modes of expression or not, are by their […]

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Free Animated Statues for RPG Maker – Orbs

By kokororeflections

Free animated statues for RPG Maker, because you can’t have too many animated glowing things!  These colorful, shiny orbs will be right at home in elemental dungeons and anywhere else you need an animated indicator of progress.  Use ’em in puzzles or just decorate the outside of the local temple. In your event options, pick […]

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Free RPG Maker beds – Double Size – MV

By kokororeflections

Free RPG Maker beds, in plenty of colors to suit every decor…or at least, the ones that have beds with jewels stuck to ’em.  🙂 These will work well in mansions and castles, etc.  You should probably scale them for Ace, but will probably work just fine. RPG Maker beds Terms of Use If you […]

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Free Multicolor Rainbow Autotile Walls for RPG Maker MV

By kokororeflections

I’m sure all you lovely people can find a use for these brilliantly colored, rainbow autotile A4 walls for MV. Some of the tiles have almost a garish 8-bit feel.  They might work well for elemental/themed dungeons. These should scale to work with Ace, too.  You might need to use your graphics program to sharpen […]

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Free – Old-Fashioned Ship for RPG Maker MV and Ace

By kokororeflections

Where’s a good ship when you need one?  Today we have a custom parallax pirate ship for RPG Maker, to suit all your nautical adventures.  Whether you’re setting sail to find treasure or pirates in search of trouble to cause, this ship should fit your needs. Not using RPG Maker?  Totally okay; you’re still welcome […]

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Romance Writing Tips for Games! Part 1

By kokororeflections

It goes without saying that love stories are a real thing in RPGs so it’s worth the time to craft them well. (And many games…well…don’t. What’s passable in a game would get laughed out of a literary agent’s office.) So today I’ve moved outside the realm of game design and writing theory over to romance […]

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Improve Character Dialogue for a Better RPG!

By kokororeflections

Improve character dialogue – take your character interactions to the next level! Tight writing is the stuff that memorable RPGs are made of, and good characters are the stuff that fandoms are made of. It’s the stuff that we remember long after the game’s ended…we may not remember events or battle systems very well, but […]

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Improve Your RPG Maps! – Part 2

By kokororeflections

Improve Your RPG Maps: the sequel. We know you love sequels. On last week’s episode* we discussed ways to improve your mapping skills on a technical level. This time around, we’re going to dive into our treasure chest of wisdom gleaned from popular opinion and internet forum threads to bring you a second list of […]

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Improve Your RPG Maps! – Part 1

By kokororeflections

“It’s taking forever to cross this map.” “Where’s the exit? I can’t figure out how to get outta this town.” “Why am I even here? There’s nothing in this room.” That moment when you realize the game designer really had no idea what they were doing when they designed the giant mazelike dungeon with nothing […]

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