My name is Stephen Elder
I am currently working on an RPG demo with the ultimate goal of applying to Kickstarter for funding to complete the project.

The demo's official Facebook page.
Likes and comments very much appreciated.

I am available for commission in drawing sprites, battlers and making tilesets for RPG Maker.

All inquiries at:



+ Degree in English Literature and Creative Writing

+ Capable, part-time artist
(pencil sketching, watercolour, digital art, pixel art)

+ Self taught in Photoshop Elements 10 and G.I.M.P 2.0
(and, by proxy, MS Paint..)

+ General understanding of programming principles
(self taught the basics of C++ - made a functioning calculator and "guess the number" game..)

+ Excellent familiarity with Microsoft Office and general computer skills
(though by no means a qualified or even experienced computer technician, I am as au fait as 8 hours a day at my laptop can get me)

+ 24 years of being distracted by daydreams

+ Professional experience in teamwork and team leading within a civil service post


= Fantasy/ Science Fiction/ New Weird/ Cyberpunk

= World building
(map design, location description and detailing, a fascination for weird architecture and nature's more bizarre creations)

= Story writing
(short stories, concept outlines, character descriptions and bios, weapons, vehicles, items, romances, plot structures, rivalries, dreamscapes, lore, armours, magic systems)

= Video Game design
(script, character design, original concept, level design and layout - generally all creative elements)

= Tabletop RPGs
(avid Dungeons and Dragons DM, currently working on the lore and game mechanics for an original tabletop RPG with another writer and an artist. So far it's just a hobby, but serious thought and efforts are planned.)

= Modding
(specifically an old Sierra game called "Empire Earth", I redesign the game textures (.SST, .TGA) and swap model files (.CEM) for my own designs)

RPG Maker VX ACE: some links I found useful

A resource of available custom scripts that do all sorts of things not readily available within the RPG Maker software.

Victor Sant, a prolific scripter, whose custom battle system I use as well as a handful of other incidentals.

Yanfly is another scripter. I use his 'custom message window' as well as his 'custom menu' scripts.

A bit different from this list's other entries but invaluable if, like me, you want to make your own custom background music and soundtrack.

Holder is a fellow Englander and his battle animation sheets are essential for full use of Victor Sant's battle system. They also provided me with a very useful template for beginning my own completely custom battle animations.

(English speaking) users will find these few Youtube tutorials on installing and understanding Victor Sant's battle scripts extremely useful. They also provide a strong foundation for installing and using all other custom scripts too. The explanations are very clear and well illustrated.

The RPG Maker VX ACE homepage. Self explanatory but worth a look for tutorials and other helpful titbits.


**I'll be giving full credit where deserved in any release of my demo.

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