and what is this? looks like an MS Access relationship chart for tables. I was thinking about RPGs, and trying to come up with tables in MS Access to contain information about a series of interconnected areas. The above picture is what I was up to before I decided it was getting way too large.
So, shortly after looking at this picture and deciding that a project like this was pretty much doomed from the get go, I scrapped it (total number of hours working on it... maybe three).
I still would like to make some sort of simple RPG (I know they can be made, I just know it), but the free flowing feature creep monster I just cannot do.
Time to simplify. I looked around the internet, and found a page dedicated to an old board game I used to play: Hero Quest. So, I downloaded a the scans of the original rules, quests, etc.
Hero Quest is a good starting point for anyone who would make an RPG or RPG like game. To be sure, it is a gooball, but the basic game is about as small a gooball as you can get.