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Try googling "basic plots" or "dramatic situations". There are actually several different lists with different numbers of plots, and one recently-published how to write book that covers 20 "master plots" but says there are more than that.

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Ya the seven basic plots comes from greek literature if I remember my classics right.

But there is also the two plot theory:

Man goes on a journey.
Man stays home.

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But, Cpt. Mothballs you forgot about the stories where nothing happens.
There are plenty of short stories that are just experiments in description of a scene to lead the reader into judging the scene one way first, then another in the end. Or ones that describe a scene as a play on words to make you feel motion in something lifeless (or the incorrect motion from something figurative). Like "The Eyes Have It" by Philip K. Dick.

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But, Cpt. Mothballs you forgot about the stories where nothing happens.


The classic example is Waiting for Godot, but I think that would make for a rather boring game. [grin]

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You can also tell stories without words. [smile]

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The classic example is Waiting for Godot, but I think that would make for a rather boring game. [grin]
<obscure_beckett_joke>

If the player does any action not indicated by the original stage directions, it's game over?

</obscure_beckett_joke>

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You can also tell stories without words. [smile]


Well if stuff doesn't happen in it and it has no words, it's art, not a game storyline.

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