The Siliconera RPG Maker VX Ace Project – Choose A Sidekick, Submit An NPC

By RPG Maker Mitchell . April 29, 2012 . 4:30pm

It’s time for the next poll that decides another aspect of our Siliconera RPG! This time, we’d like readers to choose what kind of character will serve as the hero’s primary sidekick. Here are your choices:



Additionally, we’d also like readers to submit their own characters to be included as NPCs in the game! Creating a character with RPG Maker VX Ace is super easy, and only takes a few minutes.


How to create and submit your character:


1. Download the RPGMaker VX Ace Trial Version.

2. Make a New Project by selecting File -> New and name it whatever you want.

3. Click on the Character Generator button as seen on the top screen.



4. Create your character by making different combinations through the drop down boxes. You can also change the gender of the character through the tabs.


5. To export the character, click Output Face and Output Character and save them with your username and character name [ Example would be Siliconera-Archeia_Nessiah-MariaFace/Sprite].

6. Compress/Zip/Rar your character files. We recommend Winrar.


7. Once you are done e-mail us the compressed file and the the role of your character in the email [email protected].

Here’s an example of what should be in the e-mail:

Character Name: Maria

User Name: Archeia_Nessiah

Character NPC Personality: Drunkard. Wanders about, preaching the merits of fine brandy.


8. And you’re done! We’ll choose the best submissions for inclusion in the game. Congratulations~!

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  • The internet is full of cat loving people, i know who will one this one -__-

    • Muffum

      I would have expected the cat lady to be last, because the internet does not like sharing its cats. Especially not with crazy old women.

      Lo and behold, I was wrong.

    • A cat is fine too-

    • 4shiki

      I know, right? I like cats, but I will never ever get people’s obsession with them. >_<

    • rebecasunao

      The internet has a good taste, cats are the best

      • Put on that avatar on twitter

        • rebecasunao

          god dammit Wildy

  • XiaomuArisu

    Crazy cat Lady!

  • Faindaa

    That girl in glasses… <3

  • Syltique

    I went with the chef.

  • Wait, how does the Sprite Maker work? Does it literally make the sprite and it’s animations based on the preset combinations in the drop-down boxes.

    • usagi_san

      Yes it does, for the walking animation at least. If you’re good at spriting, you can add more options to the sprite generator, or create your own sprite using other programs and add them to your game.    

  • ShadowWolf

    i chose the chef (i imagined Tai Ho from Suikoden 2, whom according to TV Tropes, if i remember correctly, could be VERY overpowered) but really, all options but the Knight sound fun, the knight companion has been done too frequently.

  • KingTsundere

    Crazy cat lady! 

  • Dokurochan

    ‘Cause I’m weird I picked the Mystery Food X pet thing lol.

  • i would have done Mystery food X type thing, out of Love of Persona 4, but crazy cat lady sounds best

  • A Chef, because that is an actually cool choice, also nothing more manly than ass kicking chef’s!

  • Guest

    Cat lady!  It has to be cat lady!!!

  • Solomon_Kano


    Aaaand now I’ll have to consider what kind of NPC I’ll submit myself as. Hm…

  • takopako

    cat lady!!! XD and i yay for npcs!!!

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Since the last poll was a tie between “baking a cake” and “going to a pub to woo the bartender”, I figure a legendary chef is an obvious choice for a sidekick.

    By the way, does anyone have any idea if the character generator allows you to give the character a hat? I haven’t found anything like that yet…

  • I’m totally rooting for the Mystery Food X thingy, it could be the heroine’s fail at baking the cake that creates it. *__*

  • takopako

    downloaded the trial, and ran the set up, but the program is nowhere…

    • MrRobbyM

      Did you make sure to click “add desktop shortcut” or whatever box?

  • MrRobbyM

    Submitted my character. I think I went the more serious route not realizing this is going to be a wacky RPG. Oh well.

  • Zero_Destiny

    I choose Cat Lady because of a certain someone and that’s all I’m gonna say. heheheheheheh

    • Its not funny

      • Zero_Destiny

        That’s because you don’t get the joke.  :P

      • Some people don’t get their own lameness, don’t worry my friend, once you destroyed and I conquered this world, everything will be better~

        • rebecasunao

          Your avatar is lame

          • Noted. I’ll take care of it in a few years.

          • For a better future for my harem! EL PSY CONGROO!!

          • rebecasunao


          • I love you too, now put your disqus ava on Twitter.

          • rebecasunao

            Are you possessed by Wildy?

          • Put on that avatar on twitter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

          • Zero_Destiny

            Guys, stop teasing her so much and post things that are actually relevant to the article at hand. -_- 

          • Says the guy that makes bad jokes

  • LynxAmali


    Also; submitting character.


  • Nyandroid

    Crazy Cat Lady! Yes!

  • “So why are you here?”
    “I´ve been tasked to find something very important to my liege.”


    “I have a simple task to give you, piece of cake, really. You have to…”
    “Your wish is my command!”
    “…guard the…where did she go?”

    • Tom_Phoenix

      That should totally be in the game. XD

    •  Aw, I totally want to change my vote now!

  • Darkrise

     Definitely choosing Crazy Cat Lady.

  • TheSquishyTanker

     I entered. Good luck to everyone else that did!

    • usagi_san

      Good luck to you too!

  • Yes it does literally make the sprite and animations based on the preset~

  • lyrris

    may i know what is the different between the trial and full version? i mean like usable functions and such

    • Everything should be useable. The only limitation is that you only have 30 days to use it!

  • BLEH.  why do I always pick the 3rd place option?  I mean that lady isn’t even a cat girl!  Just cat obsessed.  I can sympathize more with a knight that wants cake.

    • rebecasunao

      Catgirls are overrated, cat ladies are underrated

  • Razee Syazwan

    thumbs up for the cat lady!

  • Can the cat lady  throw cats as a weapon? She could pour water on them to increase her attack.

  • Never underestimate crazy cat ladies.

  •  andddd sent. i hope my character gets in.

  • 4shiki

    42% vs 26%…welp.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    I definitely need to remember to enter my npc in this.

    Also, this poll character is a playable member of the hero’s team? Then crazy cat-obsessed lady it is!! She also better have an ultimate attack called ‘Knights of the Meow’.

  • Voted for the cat lady.

  • The knight seems great, but I had to vote for the cat lady. This is gonna be a really weird RPG XDD.

  • The cat lady sounds cool.

    Hopefully it won’t be that lonely old haggish cat lady tyoe. In that case, she may have pretty low defense stats so are party will need a good healer like the baker or bartender. :P

  • CRAZY CAT LADY! *tosses cats to Ishaan, Spencer, the staff and to the commentators*

  • Just finished submitting my character, only to realize that I’m using my father’s email. Hope my character got in the game.

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