Though I did come here to whine (well, write down to eventually be here, anyway), I mainly came to talk about something else. Mainly, a very good dream I had. It was basically starting as an RPG. (Sprite, even.) There was some lore built around the city, and you got to explore it as a street urchin kid. He particularly marveled at the golden equipment, worn by the legendary hero who ruled the city as King for 35 years.
However, he got cast out of the city for some crime he was framed for, and embarked on the life of adventure. He met a couple of companions along the way, maybe even a third somewhere down the line (this dream took inspiration from the classical RPGs, which use a 4-man party system mostly), and had the art evolve into visual-novelesque artwork.
The characters' adventures quickly escalated (as they always do) into a quest to save the world, and then, about 2/3rds through their quest, splitting off to fight threats from the past and the future, ending up transcending time. Ultimately, they disband, traveling to their own era (guy to the future, one girl to the present, if another girl is present, transcending time), the (-note, I can't read my own handwriting here, embarrassingly enough, so there's a word here that I'm missing-) hero becoming the king in the past. (Even setting up his own story by telling a good friend that he'll need to pretend to be an evil chancellor after the king dies, for the sake of saving the world.)
However, after his death, he returns to his peak age, re-uniting with his friends beyond the boundaries of time.
I liked it.