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What made you decide to make a story out of your run?

aclockwork-hound

Derp
Team Delta
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3721
Caught
Feb 11, 2021
Messages
2
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Dragon, Ghost
Like the title says -- what makes you decide to create a story out of a Nuzlocke run? Do you decide going into the game that you'll build something off of it, or do you think on it later? Are there moments during the game or when reviewing your notes after where you go "nah, this wouldn't work well for a story" or "this should be a story"? Asking mostly out of curiosity -- I've got a bunch of documented runs, both finished and on-going, and I'm never sure what to do with them.
 

Trollkitten

Kitten of Lore
Artist
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
208
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
1,779
Location
Gatto Region
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/her, Aetherai Lorekeeper
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Clever
Pokédex Entry
Autistic writer who starts more things than she finishes. Hyper asexual Twitch Plays Pokemon lorewriter. Rather be a happy shill than an angry critic.
In my case, the story idea came first. I wanted to do an overarching series of runs set in a Pokemon Mystery Dungeon style universe, greatly inspired by the Bryssverse and by PMD-style runs such as Finding Your Roots and The Power of Povoir. I decided to start with Let's Go Eevee because at the time, my 3DS needed a new battery, so it was really the only game available for me (aside from fangames, which are usually harder than mainline games, and I needed more experience).

Some runs, I have stories planned for them, but in-game events completely change their course. My upcoming Omega Ruby run is a textbook example of this, as I was not expecting the central character to be the central character, but one thing led to another and that's exactly what happened. But going into details would be major spoilers.
 

satanicswirlix

#1 Sinnoh Fan
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
156
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
194
Location
Hell
Nature
Relaxed
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Cute
Pokédex Entry
Animator and artist, lover of Pokémon. Check out my animated nuzlocke, before my arm ends up in a cast!
SHEER, ABSOLUTE BOREDOM!

...It was planned from the start, I like Sinnoh a lot but wasn't willing to play through it multiple times to get the perfect run. Plus, I could just change the story however.
 

SaintsGarden

Rune Collector
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
1399
Caught
Jan 29, 2020
Messages
58
Location
Ecruteak City, Johto
Nature
Serious
Pronouns
No Pronouns
Pokémon Type
Ground
Pokédex Entry
Actually, Saint was the name of the scientist. You're thinking of Saint's beleaguered creator, Garden.
More often than not I'll make up a unique ruleset I think could create a very interesting narrative setup for a story, and more often than not I'll get wiped or bored before making it to whatever the run's "win condition" battle is. Judgementlocke is the result of using one of those fun narrative-establishing rulesets and also actually completing the gameplay lol

I usually make up little dynamics and stories in my head as I play whether I plan to actually make a comic out of a run or not anyway, so I'm nowadays less worried about "not having a story" and more concerned with "making sure my story will be fun (for me) to draw/write"
 

ACottontail

Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Pokédex No.
2364
Caught
Aug 20, 2020
Messages
388
Nature
Timid
I saw all of the nuzlocke runs on the forums and I fell in love with the idea of the concept of a comic about going on a pokemon journey. I was taking a break in the middle of my nuzlocke, and I've had the same team for a decently long part of the run so I started to get attached to them. There has been this dumb inside joke that I've always wanted to explore, so I figured that a nuzlocke comic would be a great place to do it. I also started developing my pokemon's characters. I got really invested in the characters as I developed them more and more to the point that I knew I wanted to make a comic. I started getting the idea of turning the run into a comic around the 5th gym, but the 6th gym just cemented it. I had zero intention of making a comic when I started my nuzlocke, but now I'm happy making the comic.
 

Sheepscope

Johto League Champion
Hacker
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
71
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
599
Location
A bed, with wall-to-wall books and a papery carpet
Nature
Adamant
Pronouns
She and they in no particular order
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Poison
Pokédex Entry
Constantly in search of the highest challenge, this person takes up the most impractical rulesets.
If I want it to be a story, it starts off that way, and I keep rolling after it.
If it's just for a fun challenge, then I don't do too much else with it.
 

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