NickPalmer Feb 25 @ 8:58am
RPG Maker for the Not-So-Bright Screenshot Contest
Ever had one of those moments where you do something so incredibly dumb in RPG Maker, that you can't help but laugh at yourself?

Recreate that moment so we can all laugh at... I mean WITH you. Take a screenshot, come up with some witty and informative captions, and post it up in the screenshots section! Link it here for consideration and we'll hunt down the best one to give a prize. Also, the one with the highest up rating will also get a prize.

What are we looking for?

A. It should be funny, and laughing at yourself.
B. It should be informative and useful for newbies (or grognards).
C. It can be about any subject within RPG Maker, not just how to use the program, but general Game Design and Story Writing boneheaded moments as well.

Good luck to you all!
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CP Feb 25 @ 3:28pm 
Too bad all my errors are massive script errors that would be of no help to any noobies. It can sometimes be hilarious for objects to be miles off from where they should be, though. Anyway, I look forward to see what this contest has to offer.
Human-like AI *Sin Feb 25 @ 6:29pm 
These are mine (for now) I plan to do something different once I have time:
(original screenshot)

(edited screenshot)
Last edited by Human-like AI *Sin; Feb 28 @ 11:54am
LucasGodzilla Feb 25 @ 7:37pm 
Well, I don't have a screnshot, HOWEVER, I did have a silly thing with the random movement option I used on a person. I once made a Maid npc with that option and when ever you bump into her, she'd say excuse me. But the funny thing is that she says the same thing over and over again when you slam yourself into her ON PURPOSE. So I basically made a mistake on only adding 1 dialog option.
LoneWolfDon Feb 25 @ 8:30pm 
Well, here's something (temporarily forgetting a certain detail that can cause some frustration & confusion with maps) I've had a couple times myself when setting up a new tileset:
Last edited by LoneWolfDon; Feb 26 @ 2:38am
Deathspark Feb 26 @ 1:39am 
That moment when you evented so much for an hour and go for a test run AND DIDN'T WORK!
The fact that I panicked for the next half an hour and analyzed the events and test played it again and again and thought another event actually conflicted with this event.
Just to realize that it wasn't set on Autorun for it to work...
[JCGG] Jomarcenter - MJM Feb 26 @ 2:07am 
The moment that you think that your game is great to yourself. But when uploading online a biggest Fail for me. It really make me want to improved for over two year!

Updated to have more detail and informative on what wrong and how funny this game became a laughingstock in the RPG Maker community.
Last edited by [JCGG] Jomarcenter - MJM; Feb 28 @ 4:57pm
Jon11888 Feb 26 @ 10:14am 
I made some kind of scripting error and then overwrote my earlier save instead of making a new save file. Never could fix it. I might be able to use some of the resources, but salvaging that mess is beyond my skill level.
Last edited by Jon11888; Feb 26 @ 10:14am
LucasGodzilla Feb 26 @ 5:55pm 
I actually could recreate the moment from a while ago, but I can only get the screenshot sometime on friday.
NickPalmer Feb 26 @ 6:00pm 
@Lucas, I'll probably keep this up for the next week or so. At least until we start doing the drawings for Workshop uploads. You've got time.

Hope to see everyone make some screenshots for this! Don't forget there are prizes involved.
hotfirelegend Feb 26 @ 6:26pm 
I'm going to enter over the weekend I think, I just have to recreate the stupid thing I did when I was making my game!
Anaen Feb 26 @ 8:54pm 
I tried to make a background for an intro stage.. I showed it to a co worker (artist). He asked if I was trying to make a dog stool or a elephant one. It was supposed to be a castle :(
Ubiquity Feb 26 @ 9:02pm 
I know quite a few RPG Maker newbies get stuck with this one.

Or at least I did. . .
Last edited by Ubiquity; Mar 16 @ 1:16pm
NickPalmer Feb 27 @ 3:07am 
It does seem like something like height or z-height would have been a more appropriate name for that tag wouldn't it...

Also, @Jomar, Ok, you got me, I laughed at that one. How many milk?
[JCGG] Jomarcenter - MJM Feb 27 @ 4:34am 
@Nick We got 5 milks lol!
Hopefully I will win lol. Since it really my most failed moment in RPG maker and the first biggest fail moment on RPG maker VX Ace (It really started that milk meme).
Last edited by [JCGG] Jomarcenter - MJM; Feb 27 @ 4:35am
Ubiquity Feb 27 @ 2:54pm 
Another thing I ran into with story writing couldn't really be expressed with a screenshot. It was one of those moments where, in the middle of making a horror RPG, I realized that all the monsters chasing the player around had nothing to do with the plot at all. I stopped working on it for several weeks before actually coming up with a reasonable explanation, which required me to go back and change the entire first 1/4th of the game. Apparently, I should have listened to the people who told me that I should write down and storyboard my ideas.
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