So I had an idea for a monster collecting game (Pokemon, Digimon World, DQM) idea.
So here’s how it is, it kinda puts together the Digimon World games and Fighting Foodons. Your mons are all different types of Food Golems controlled by magic cores that are the mon’s actual personalities. Instead of catching mons you essentially “cook/bake” bodies for them from recipes.
Aside from this the trainer itself actually plays a role and here’s where the WG comes in
instead of the battle being over when your party wipes, when a Mon runs out of health they pretty much eject from their food body and through magical means, the trainer is force fed the meal they made. When a mon faints you can either swap it out for another mon or cook a new body for it and send it right back out (little note, each core has it’s own chain of food bodies that it’s compatible with). The trainer has their own fullness gauge and once the fullness gauge has been filled, that’s when the battle is over.
There are ways to make the gauge go down mid battle though
- Wait as the gauge ticks down every turn a little bit but this isn’t completely reliable
- use items that flush down the gauge HOWEVER this itself has it’s own consequences
Flush out too much fullness and it’ll force you to gain weight. Gaining weight will cause your trainer to have chances of becoming too lethargic to give orders to their food mons. The heavier you are, the higher the chance of this happening. You can bypass this at higher weights by using energy drinks, these will make your trainer focused but will add fullness. Also whenever your party wipes and you’re sent back to a safe zone, you automatically go up a weight class
There are ways to go down a weight class which are either
- Walking around the overworld to burn fat, its the slowest method
- Using exercise items, pricey but effective
- Using an exercise center in towns which immediately flush down weight
The way you get new core types to unlock new food monster chains is through battle. Once you’ve fought a monster of a specific chain enough times you will learn how to create that core and you can create that chain’s core and begin making food monsters for it.