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Pidgin Englishman
Apr 30, 2007

If you shoot
you better hit your mark


Bravo Gilganixon, well done. Keep us updated on anymore copies, that was an amazing ride.

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Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

If there is no Dog, everything is permitted

It really was a great CYOA. Hope you do more in the future once your hand heals.

Beer4TheBeerGod
Aug 23, 2004

*BEEP*
*BOOP*
M'SPREADSHEET



Biscuit Hider

Definitely one of the best CYOAs I've ever seen. Excellent work.

Hyrax Attack!
Jan 13, 2009

We demand to be taken seriously


This was excellent! My favorite part was Pixie Town. Great work!

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
THERE ARE ONLY DOGS


Nap Ghost

The high water mark of CYOAs across the internet. Bravo!

Dr Cheeto
Mar 2, 2013


Wretched Harp

I laughed, I cried, I vomited. Thank you, Gil.

Garth_Marenghi
Nov 7, 2011



freelop
Apr 28, 2013

Where we're going, we won't need fries to see


Modus Pwnens
Dec 29, 2004





Fantastic CYOA. Clever as all hell.

Toughy
Nov 29, 2004

KAVODEL! KAVODEL!


Leofish
Aug 20, 2007
100% of your Recommended Daily Intake of Leo. Now with a tangy seafood flavor!

poor life choice
Jul 21, 2006


SnotGrumble
Jun 4, 2003

All men live in fear of him and his Moxie.

where the red fern gropes
Aug 24, 2011




Obscil
Feb 27, 2012

PLEASE LIKE ME!

Araenna
Dec 27, 2012



Blizzy_Cow
Feb 27, 2006
When one burns one's bridges, what a wonderful fire it makes

Monkey Fracas
Sep 11, 2010

...but then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you!


Grimey Drawer

loquacius
Oct 21, 2008




There is an answer
I haven't found it

But I will keep dancing 'til I do
Dance for you, dance for you, dance for you



Been a fun ride, thanks OP

EvilTaytoMan
Sep 10, 2008



Vanilla Mint Ice
Jul 17, 2007

A raccoon is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.


Labes for days
Dec 14, 2010

His third chybut sack swelled.


Furia
Jul 26, 2015



Grimey Drawer

Alimony Squirrel
Mar 10, 2006

a bip and a bop



Alimony Squirrel fucked around with this message at Jul 30, 2015 around 17:52

RC Cola
Aug 1, 2011

Zo Cubs Zo!



Pyroi
Aug 16, 2013


Inexplicable Humblebrag
Sep 20, 2003



wooo

go elf

more Karol translations please

CaptainSarcastic
Jul 6, 2013

HAIL SATAN



That was a helluva job - thanks for sticking with it so diligently.

assemblyrequired
Jul 14, 2014




One hell of a thread, thank you so much op.
Keep us updated on how your hand is holding up, I'm worried about that

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
THERE ARE ONLY DOGS


Nap Ghost

Budgie Jumping
Aug 27, 2007

Bonus.



This was brilliant. You're goin' places, OP.

Radical and BADical!
Jun 27, 2010

by Lowtax


Fun Shoe


dude you could literally flesh this out all the way and sell it, either via a traditional cyoa game system or some sort of steam game. nerds everywhere would line up to throw you money

edit: i mean Gilganixon, although that is a pretty nice gif, djwetmouse

fordham
Oct 5, 2002

Your argument is invalid.


Toilet Rascal

Amorphous Blob
Jun 26, 2009
Probation
Can't post for 3103 days!


CheeseThief
Dec 28, 2012


Claven666 posted:

dude you could literally flesh this out all the way and sell it, either via a traditional cyoa game system or some sort of steam game. nerds everywhere would line up to throw you money

edit: i mean Gilganixon, although that is a pretty nice gif, djwetmouse

I have the exact same sentiments, you could easily turn this into a real product. I bought a couple of CYOA books at a Canadian comic convention a few years ago so there's definitely still a market for it, especially on e-books.

Fellbat
Feb 23, 2014


Just want to say thank you for this horrible, horrible thing.

Kallev
Nov 15, 2014


I promised myself I wouldn't cry and now look at me. Thank you for this amazing foray into the life of a fundamentally broken half-elf man child.

MONKEY TRASH!
Jan 8, 2006





Rediscovering this Elf's debauchery has helped me through a dark time, OP. The world needs you doing this full time.

Blizzy_Cow
Feb 27, 2006
When one burns one's bridges, what a wonderful fire it makes

fancy sauces posted:



Rediscovering this Elf's debauchery has helped me through a dark time, OP. The world needs you doing this full time.

Since he hasn't posted a reply in a bit im afraid his wound might've finally gotten the better of him:(

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Saint Isaias Boner
Jan 17, 2007

why do priests love skulls?
because they're holey


Plaster Town Cop

Blizzy_Cow posted:

Since he hasn't posted a reply in a bit im afraid his wound might've finally gotten the better of him:(

I'm going to pull through.

Final Update

Get your commemorative PDF here, in order and with a couple of very small extras included that probably weren't funny enough to make the thread:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-...0NPSWZBbEdpOVE/

It took a bit of doing but I crammed the whole thing into 28 MB. Turns out if you're not saving everything as a PNG they don't take up as much space. Who knew.

Thanks again all y'all for sticking with it to the bitter (for Jeff) end, and thanks for this, really made my day:


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Claven666 posted:

dude you could literally flesh this out all the way and sell it, either via a traditional cyoa game system or some sort of steam game. nerds everywhere would line up to throw you money

I might have a stab at it some time, although I don't know if it'll be the Bastard Elf or if I'd rather try a new setting. I'll definitely be looking for internet funnymen to help out when the time comes so I'll start a thread here if I do it.

fancy sauces posted:



Rediscovering this Elf's debauchery has helped me through a dark time, OP. The world needs you doing this full time.

That's good to hear, I'm glad the Elf could do some good for someone.

Epic High Five posted:

This was incredible and I love you forever for doing it. What a great ending and I'm glad I stumbled onto the project so early. loving elves man, loving elves

Once the pdf is put together I'd appreciate a chance to name my price and send a little something your way for all the hard work you put into this for the expense that came with trying to land enough copies of the book to make a proper CYOA out of. Also toward your mounting medical bills relating to your book-maimed finger

edit - OH, and if you get bored enough and find a new scanner (even Goodwill has them laying around now!) maybe some alternate endings?

I won't get a chance to scan in those endings any time soon, but we saw most of the good ones. There was another ending which I had scanned in for if we had gone to the dairy, but the gag that hinged on is spoiled by the main ending we got to. I deleted it because I didn't think we'd use it and now the book's gone, sorry!

As for money, you absolutely don't have to pay a thing. If you're adamant about forcing money upon my ungrateful self, send me a PM or email (gilganixon at hermitskull dot com) and I'll send you the details. I'll probably waste it all on beer.

Al Borland posted:

awesome! Keep the thread open till we get the PDF of this in the OP.

ALso it seems that Herman's website has been taken over by some dubious artist!

I tried to PM you but your inbox is full. Anyway yeah, some dodgy fellow's taken over the place.

the_steve posted:

Hell yes, this was a fun game. Makes me wish I had gotten into them when I was younger.
I may have been too young though. I did like the other, more traditional CYOA books growing up, but I think I'd have had a blast with these more in-depth ones.

The Sorcery! series for Android and iOS is meant to be a fantastic port of the best of those books. I used to have them along with about thirty other of the Fighting Fantasy series when I was a kid. Spent a lot of time on my own rolling dice.

Amorphous Blob posted:

Thanks for the ride man. Really good CYOA. Couldn't help but notice that your first copy uses the author Herman S. Skull while your new one says Hermit Skull. Must be a change of pen names.

Also Mr. Skull's website looks recently updated! I really like "Food for the Moon" and "Wrath Panda"

Herman's the author, Hermit's the business. I think. The books aren't consistent about this and the 2FF forums are literally the worst place on the internet. Luckily they're sealed off behind some early '00s comedy website on a forum you have to pay to join, so no one is really exposed to them any more.
Thanks for the kind words.

Well, I guess this thread's about done. You don't have to go home but you can't stay here. Seeya next time I find one of these books lying around!

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