I am a long-time lurker. I love this community and the people in it. I have played a majority of the patches (though not all to completion, and some are not complete!) and have enjoyed the time I've spent with them. I have never commented before now because my time has been scarce and I knew if I made an account I better have the time to do it right. Now I do! The reason I preface with that is because if I am posting in the wrong place or broke a rule I AM SORRY! Post virgin here.
So here's my idea... there is a short story I wish to tell using only some of Final Fantasy's greatest characters. Some of these characters are already available, but the characters I would like to use are: Ramza, Cloud, Lightning, Lulu, Vivi, Rikku, Squall, Yuffie, Valentine, and Tifa. Only six of these characters would be playable, but I would also love to include more cameos if time permits. It would involve small edits to jobs, abilities, classes, but most of the game would remain relatively the same. It would involve the stereotypical 'band together to save the world' kind of ending. I realize that every patch is a huge undertaking: http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=6125.0. That is why I have tailored the suit to fit a smaller body. *Story.
Finally, if someone is already working on a project that is very similar to this, I don't want to steal their idea or show, which is part of the reason I'm floating my idea out there. I just love FFT and I think it's the perfect game to make a fan game from. The main purpose of this game will be a cool idea with fan service. I know it will take time, and I know not all of it will be fun. I know it will not be as simple as RPG Maker: MV, ACE, etc., but it will utilize the assets and game play of my favorite game of all time and that is why I have taken such a long time to consider the options. I have read the tutorials here: http://ffhacktics.com/tutorials.php at one time or another and will have to read them at least 15-30 more times if not more, but need some guidance on what's missing, which is how to event, text, etc. If I'm wrong and all of that is already there then I suck and I just don't remember it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, and collaboration welcome. Thanks!
TL;DR Fan-service patch utilizing some of FF's greatest characters of all time in a non-unique, but satisfying story. I'm a noob.