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    Red face Browser Based Game - Full Scale RPG...

    Where do I start? I am interested in building my forum based RPG into browser based so my players no longer have to spend tedious time managing thier money and orders etc. All they will have to worry about is automated forums and thier battles.

    The rules for the game is made, and the game is currently running however in forum based. Each player each day must edit a topic for all thier info. I want to eliminate this aspect and make buying, trading, diplomacy, managing land, much easier with a browser based interface.

    Each nation, 19 in total will have its own set of information pages. Each player whom encourperates themselves with a nation must login and then manage his/her lands etc.

    You can get a better look of what I mean by reading my game rules;
    http://www.stratcommandcenter.com/fo...showtopic=2412

    However my main problem is that I do not know where to start? I have almost no knowledge of PHP/MySQL, only a small bit, but nothing good enough. How should I start on this ambition? What would be the average cost to get this done by someone else?
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    Your enthusiasm would be your best friend if you decide to get it going.

    It would be pretty expensive to hire a developer for this task. I'm not the person to give the numbers here. I just don't know the numbers. Not less than $500 only for a developer.

    You should keep in mind that you will need a designer for the project too (unless you are a designer yourself).

    If you decide to do this on your own - I recommend Kevin's book:
    Build Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP & MySQL. It should really help you to start.

    I also think that you could make a team with some of the guys that currently play your game. Maybe there are developers or designers among them. If they inherit your enthusiasm in this project - you can succeed here.
    CEO of Grandiz! - a team based in Odessa, Ukraine.
    Designing and developing sophisticated web apps on CodeIgniter!

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    good ideas, unfortunatly no one whom plays my game is good coders.. and the design will be the same as my main site.
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    There are add-ons to the popular forum systems that allow RPG like functionality without major coding. Should see if one is available for Invision.
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    yeah... but is any of them fully customizable to suit my needs? If so, this would be sooo great, so the game can remain to be related with the forums.
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    You would have to check them out and see. I don't monitor the state of Invision Board add-ons.
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    ok
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