Episode Writer Portal: The Basics *thread for newbies*


#1

Hi!
Let’s delve into the wonderful world of creating your own amazing stories through the Episode Writers Portal.

PORTAL LINK

To access the portal, click HERE.

HOW TO: CODING CHOICES

Coding choices can be more than confusing.
I’m serious. It practically broke my brain!
So, to save you the ridiculous amounts of struggle and brain games, I’ve written out a short, three branch choice for you. This is a basic, outfit selection choice.
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      label georgia_outfits1
                GEORGIA (talk_think)
         What should I wear today?
   choice
   "Outfit 1."{

               GEORGIA (talk_excited)
         Ooh, I'll try this one.
   @GEORGIA is dustoff_loop
   @GEORGIA changes into GEORGIA_outfit1
   }
   "Outfit 2."{

               GEORGIA (talk_excited)
       Ooh, I'll try this one.
  @GEORGIA is dustoff_loop
  @GEORGIA changes into GEORGIA_outfit2
   }
   "Outfit 3."{

            GEORGIA (talk_excited)
       Ooh, I'll try this one.
  @GEORGIA is dustoff_loop
  @GEORGIA changes into GEORGIA_outfit3
  }

           GEORGIA (talk_preen)
      Should I go to the concert in this?
  choice
  "Yes, you look da bomb!"{

          GEORGIA (talk_exclaim_yes)
       Woohoo!
   }
   "Nah boo, you look like ye crawled out de trash."{
          
         GEORGIA (talk_repulsed) 
        That is no way to speak to a lady.

    goto georgia_oufits1

   }

   @GEORGIA exits right 

This will play on repeat until the reader selects the outfit they want and keeps it.

USING OVERLAYS

Overlays make scenes so much more fun, and they look like you worked harder than you really did.
TO ADD AN OVERLAY TO A SCENE

    INT. OFFICE - DAY  with DESK

Overlays can be used in any scene at all.
You can shift overlays.

Refer to this to learn how to shift an overlay.

BACKGROUNDS

Backgrounds can be found in the ART CATALOG section of the WRITER PORTAL.

TO ADD A BACKGROUND TO A SCENE
In the art catalog, there are plenty of beautiful scenes you can choose from.

INSERTING SCENES - UNRAVELLING

INT. = An interior background
EXT. = An exterior background

DAY = A daytime background
NIGHT = A nighttime background

AN EXAMPLE OF A BACKGROUND

THIS IS CALLED : INT. ITALIAN RESTAURANT OL - DAY

HOPE I HAVE HELPED YOU MASTER A FEW ASPECTS OF THE WRITER PORTAL!


#2

Wow. This is a great guide! Props to you!


#3

Thanks so much ! :slight_smile: