The right way to get started
Let me first start off by introducing myself. Hello, I go by the name of Vicious, 16 years of age and reside in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
I attend a school (South-east High School of Technology) that doesn't teach any sort of coding and I have to rely on the Internet and a programming PHP book to learn any sort of codes.(Written by Rasmus Lerdorf, Kevin Tatroe & Peter MacIntyre).
(Also, Yeah a Technology school that doesn't teach coding? What the hell..)
Alright, what I'm looking to accomplish is to create a text based game. Such as "http://www.theninja-rpg.com" for example. I have my idea of what I want to do but I have no idea what I'm doing. What direction should I start in first? Do I create the page's template or do I create the log in and register functions? What about the battle system? When do I place that? What codes to I use? What's the best place to learn them?
So basically, I want to know the fundamentals of creating a text based game.
Hope I given you enough information to work with. If not reply with your questions and I will answer the best I can. Thank you for your time.