Three Hour Blitz

Three Hour Blitz

Rules

  • Start with :icecream: vanilla fe
  • Create :bookmark: a chapter
  • You have :clock1: 3 hours*
    *or any amount if you feel like it
  • Use community :free: to use assets
    • (eg. graphics, music, asm hacks, etc. :white_check_mark:)

This means you can cheat! :cool:

  • If you make and share an asset, it is fair game :ok:

Honour System

  • :customs: We won’t know how long you spend, cheater
  • You could remake :recycle: a previously completed chapter
  • You could create something for your project, but please don’t shill it too much :sweat_smile:
  • If someone’s chapter is better than yours, they probably cheated anyway :warning:

Suggestions

  • :new: map, characters, and dialogue
  • Draft your chapter by :clock130: 1:30
  • Playtest it at :clock10: 2:30 and fast-forward :arrow_double_up:

Example

If you’re new to FEBuilder, this might help. I made a chapter in 14 mins, so you can make one in 180.

Assets

:scroll: :pen: Describe how the session went

  • Share pics/gifs/videos of it here :metal:t2:
  • Include how much time you spent :timer_clock:
  • Write a list of credits :credit_card:
  • Post the final .UPS :file_folder: if you want, or don’t. It’s about the experience, not the result.

Rewards

:moneybag: :moneybag: :moneybag:

  • We can vote on our favourites :chart_with_upwards_trend:
  • People might :heart: like your post

(I will not be LPing these, sorry!)

Categories

  • Most-liked reply :love_letter:
  • Top-voted as favourite :100:
  • Fastest any% :snowboarder:t2: (and probably crappiest hack)

The real reward was the :rainbow: friends chapter you made along the way. You could touch it up and re-use it as a chapter in your own hack, for example. Quick drafts are rough, but makes for a great starting place.

Deadline

  • THREE HOURS FROM READING THIS
    Sorry, not really.
  • Aug 31st, 2022 :spiral_calendar:
  • It’s just a few hours of your time, so don’t procrastinate plz.

:hourglass_flowing_sand: :hourglass:
Ready?

ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET
Pick one
:checkered_flag: :white_flag:

tl;dr 3 hour hack.Vesly discovers emoji

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So ig I’ll be the first one up, I present for this blitz, A Winters Day.

Totally not an idea for a one chapter Christmas prequel to my own hack that I never decided to act on…

anyway here’s my final time, sorry I went slightly over there was a text bug in the ending cutscene…

Overall my experience in doing this was a pleasantly stressful time, like waiting for a toaster to pop.
At first I thought that I’d definitely go over the time limit since this is my first blitz but I surprisingly got most of what I wanted to do done with, I just didn’t do as much playtesting as I wanted to and forgot to add a map sprite for axe cavaliers until I was already getting down to the wire.

I had the most fun writing the chapter, since I’m framing this as a sort of prologue to my own hack I got to put my characters in a low stress environment that I just wasn’t able to in the hack itself so I got to write them in a much less serious way and I really liked doing so.

anyway here’s some screenshots for the hack

HoTDWintersDay.emulator-0
HoTDWintersDay.emulator-1
HoTDWintersDay.emulator-2
HoTDWintersDay.emulator-3
HoTDWintersDay.emulator-4
HoTDWintersDay.emulator-5
HoTDWintersDay.emulator-6
HoTDWintersDay.emulator-7

and of course the patch itself
and the credits:

CapibaraInSpace
Damo
Levin64
LaurentLacroix
XVI
SALVAGED
Peerless

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I’ll be second then I guess. I present the entry: Power of Persuasion.

Before I go into the hack I want to say great idea! This was a fun challenge and very fun to see what was possible in this short time frame.
I also want to give credit to theghostcreator for doing this so quickly, inspiring me to do the same. I enjoyed your chapter and was impressed by the amount of writing you managed to do!

Time Spent
So anyway, my final time was 185 minutes. I thought I was done on time, but noticed a game breaking bug just before time was up.

My experience with the blitz
I had a blast doing this challenge and it was especially interesting to see where the time was spent. First I thought that the chapter itself would take most of the time and I’d have little to no time for smaller stuff like portraits, colors, palettes and so on. In the end, I spent about half of the time on play testing and fixing the many small things that were broken. It helped tons with picking a map from the repo. I severely underestimated the amount of time I needed for testing the map and had to speed up like a maniac in the final 30 minutes (and didn’t make it anyway).

About The Hack
You play as the hero Woodroy, who has to escape from the evil clutches of Count Bleckenburg. How will he do that with no weapons or allies? Through the Power of Persuasion! By utilizing his charm, he can give orders to people when they are nearby, but only if clad in the fabulous color of green.

Screenshots

3 Hour Blitz.emulator
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Here is the patch: Power of Persuasion

Credits

Kanna
ZoramineFae
Its-just-jay
Toa
Nickt
Leo Link

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I take the third place in the three hour blitz! Hehehe.

Voorbeeld

Awesome time right? Well yes, but actually no. I cheated a bit actually. Some game breaking bugs were present here and there. Mistakes that really had to be fixed, have been made as well.

Either way, I present to you a sequel to The Sacred Macguffin and The Town Of Neron:

Folia’s Cavalry

In this hack, you will control my self-insert in an attempt to save a prisoner from the evil clutches of the big boss of the chapter. Enjoy the little story I wrote and the hack I made!

Patch:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1eRnwXzO-i0X3raJ1gmif0C60cJ7qAeKx?usp=sharing

Screenshots

Screen 1
Screen 2
Screen 3

Credits
			        //***-----------***\\
					// Folia's Cavalry \\
					//***-----------***\\

Richter (Castlevania) by Obsidian_Daddy
Quelana (Dark Souls) by Nobody
Azula by ZeldaCrafter
Man that gives you a blue gem by SmokeyGuy77
Seliph by Melia
Stahl by Maximus
Forster by Toa
Rosalie by XPGamesNL (that’s me)

Music:
Castlevania Order of Ecclesia - Sorrow_s Distortion by Dolkar
Castlevania II Simon_s Quest - Bloody Tears by Sme
Castlevania Circle of the Moon - Big Battle by RandomWizard
Castlevania Circle of the Moon - Awake by RSflame
Castlevania 4 - Simon_s Theme by A_Reliable_Chair
Castlevania 2 - Bloody Tears by a_Reliable_Chair
Fire Emblem 12 - Endless Battle by Sme
Fire Emblem 11 - Onset by SaXor_the_Nobody
Fire Emblem 11 - Clash Of Two Virtues by Sme

Thanks Vesly for hosting these Blitzes. They are always a lot of fun!

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Bump :smile:

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Looks like I’ve made hack number four in this blitz!
CHEATER
Oh, erm…

Anyways, I am presenting my hack: Fire Emblem: Three Houses Uses!
In my wonderful hack, a group consisting of Dimitri (the lord), Edelgard, Claude, Gatekeeper, Mercedes, Marianne, Ferdinand and Leonie must take over a fort! Why? Because why not! But beware, for the Death Knight is known to live nearby!

Featuring:
-A unique objective!
-No OCs!
-A massive plot twist!
-Buyable* boots!
-And maybe even not terrible gameplay!

Screenshots

Fire Emblem - The Sacred Stones (USA, Australia)-0
Fire Emblem - The Sacred Stones (USA, Australia)-3
Fire Emblem - The Sacred Stones (USA, Australia)-5

If you want to play this/see if you’re in the credits, click below:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18WNT2sQVVuot9TcpmvpcD7XIT5KX3s79?usp=sharing

I’ve decided that I’ll be LPing these hacks! I’ve done the first 3 so far, but I’ll LP any more hacks that are completed. I’ve compiled recordings into a playlist here: Three Hour Blitz - YouTube

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