from my understanding, bonus scenes count! but in regards to the question @Elaina2 asked, i’m really not sure. i feel like it would count, since they’re two gem choices (and i imagine you’d have separate outcomes depending on which one you pick?)
That’s what I was thinking but wasn’t sure if I was interpreting that wrong. I’m assuming as long as there are two gem choices in general whether it’s like where would you like to go on a date, take his jet to Paris:gem:, take his jet to a private island or free stay local and go to a fancy restaurant. (Not gem choices in my story lol just a example) That it would count as two since there are 2? or if it has to be separated. Like that counts as only one despite 2 being there and you’d need another gem thing like, what should I wear? dress your hottest or for free, dress like an old grandma because suddenly you have no decent clothes to wear. (Definitely in my story mwahah jk)
From my understanding Episode 1 have 2 gem choices (saperate) and other can be free choice .
oh goodness. Welp, I guess I’ll find out the hard way. Thank you for sharing. I was curious how others understood that as well.
I see that you’ve made a decision, but I wanted to add this.
In their Gem Choices Guide, they used the phrases “Gem Choices” and “Gem Options”.
Based on that, in your scenario you have one Gem Choice and two Gem Options; therefore, I don’t think it would meet the requirement.
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I am excited to publish the story!
You’re right. thank you!
I see exactly what you mean now, “ Aim for 2 unique gem options per Gem Choice moment.” I overlooked the wording.
So we have to follow these 3 or can choose 1?
- Aim for 3-5 strong Gem Choices per episode.
- Aim for 2 unique gem options per Gem Choice moment.
- Give each Gem Choice a clear pricing structure.
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It depends on your Episode. They’re generic guidelines, so you don’t need to follow them, but they’re supposed to help you make good, strong Gem Choices.
1. Aim for 3-5 strong Gem Choices per episode.
You only need 2 Gem Choices for this contest, instead of 3-5. Unless that’s something you want for your Episode, there’s no reward for adding more, so I wouldn’t worry about this.
2 amazing, well thought-out Gem Choices are much better 5 mediocre ones.
There’s also a statement about having fewer gem choices in the first episode, and could be applied to all episodes if you wish.
For episode 1, consider fewer (2-3) Gem Choices, or pricing those Gem Choices slightly lower.
2. Aim for 2 unique gem options per Gem Choice moment.
It depends on the choice.
Some choices are either/or. EG: You spend gems on a bonus scene or you don’t. Therefore, you only have one Gem Option.
Example from Gem Choice Slide Deck
Other choices have a scale. EG: A high cost gem choice outfit or dialogue that will greatly improve your points, a low cost gem outfit or dialogue that will slightly improve your points, the free option. In this case, you will have two Gem Options.
3. Give each Gem Choice a clear pricing structure.
This is only applicable to “Scale Gem Choices”.
In my last scenario, where you have multiple Gem Options, you want the options to be of varying prices.
The different prices are:
The screenshot is an example of what not to do - having a High-High-Free Gem Choice is not recommended. Instead, have a High-Medium-Free or Medium-Low-Free Gem Choice, etc.
To summarise, you won’t always need all of the guidelines. Some people may not use any of them, and might follow their own structure. Every Episode is different. There are so many variable factors, including you, the genre, the plot, the characters and so much more. It all depends on what works for you and your Episode.
Wow thank you for all your explanation. I appreciate you:hugs:…
You must have at least 2 story-related gem choices in each of your first 4 chapters, for a total of 8. The gem choices included should be narrative driven and make sense based on the story.
So basically in the story must have 8 gem choices with 2 gem option is it? cannot be one gem option?
Glad to help.
Yes. You can use a combination of 1 Gem Option Choices and 2 Gem Option Choices throughout. It completely depends on your choices.
An either/or choice will only have 1 gem option.
Example from Gem Choice Slide Deck
A scale choice will have multiple gem options.
Okay I understand now thank you for helping me
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I’m not really sure whether I’m going to make it to the deadline but I’ll try my best
hii guys finally announcing my story so I feel pressured to finish it
description: a young woman invites a charming stranger into her home… what could possibly go wrong?
release date: October 8th
I can finally announce my story!
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✿ 𝑨𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂 𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆, 𝒀𝒗𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒎𝒆𝒆𝒕𝒔 𝒂 𝒎𝒚𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝑫𝒖𝒌𝒆, 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒔 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒂 𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝒍𝒆𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒂 𝒉𝒊𝒅𝒅𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒆. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒉𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒌𝒆𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒕. 𝑶𝒏𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒃𝒍𝒆𝒎 - 𝒔𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒚 𝒉𝒊𝒎.
✿ 𝑪𝒉𝒐𝒊𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓;
✿ 𝑶𝒏𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕;
✿ 𝑨𝒅𝒗𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒅 𝒅𝒊𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈;
✿ 𝑭𝒖𝒍𝒍 𝑪𝑪;
Gem choices, such as: bonus scenes, outfit choices, will only be in first 4 episodes.
✿ 𝑷𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝒅𝒂𝒕𝒆: 6th of October ✿
I’ve had som many things going on recently, I haven’t finished my entry and don’t have the time to do so before the deadline, so disappointed in myself.