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Offline NileGoddessTopic starter

Choose your own adventure
« on: March 18, 2012, 04:06:32 PM »
Upon waking from a nap, I had either an epiphany or just another indication that I've turned a deeper shade of crazy.

Has anyone attempted to do a choose your own adventure type of game/roleplay on this site before? What I had in mind was typing up a scene or story, then breaking it down into separate paths, like forks in the road. Then, with another player or group of players, I would write a post, and at the end of each post would be an option to do A or B. Each option would yield difference (or perhaps similar results?), and allow for different ways for the game to evolve. I've seen it in other mediums, like books, video-games, or something similar.

Thinking it through though, sounds like it would be a big undertaking. Could be a lot of work, and it might get roadblocked unless it was carefully planned.

Likewise, I wouldn't mind seeing some type of diceplay or random number calculator being used to determine some choices, though that sounds like it would be easy enough.

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Re: Choose your own adventure
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 04:10:49 PM »
I think there was something like that with a game called 'Fate'.  Some of the more senior members might remember better, though.

Offline Lilias

Re: Choose your own adventure
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012, 04:12:48 PM »
Fate
Discussion Thread
Voters Thread

It was amazing while it lasted. *sigh*

Offline NileGoddessTopic starter

Re: Choose your own adventure
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2012, 04:18:30 PM »
Ah, very interesting. Seems like it was a larger group of people, and they voted on a consensus. Thanks for the links!

Offline alxnjsh

Re: Choose your own adventure
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012, 06:33:58 PM »
There was also a discussion about managing one of these types of games on the GM board.

Offline NileGoddessTopic starter

Re: Choose your own adventure
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2012, 08:10:15 PM »
I'll be sure to have a browse and see if I can learn anything. If not, I might pose a question and see what opinions I can get.

I had a thought to see if I could maybe do a set, preplanned structure like one of those books that has you flip to different pages, but I'm not sure if I can do that. Might need to have multiple people with suggestions. The other way I thought was to simply make it up as I go along, but then that runs the risk of a) getting stumped and hitting a roadblock or b) getting tempted to mess with the plot.

Offline Snow Cherry

Re: Choose your own adventure
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2012, 01:36:11 PM »
Not trying to promote another site at all but I thought I would reference you to this... References are always helpful.  :3

Writing.com has what they call 'Interactive Stories' that are pretty much choose your own adventures. Here is their page for them: http://www.writing.com/main/list_items/item_type/interactives but I am not sure if it will let you view it without being a member or not.

But basically you write a snippet of a story and give the reader choices to take. You can either write these interactive stories yourself, or you can let other people get involved with the creation of your story by letting them add to it their own paths and choice selections.

Offline NileGoddessTopic starter

Re: Choose your own adventure
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2012, 05:56:46 PM »
Not trying to promote another site at all but I thought I would reference you to this... References are always helpful.  :3

And I love your advice!

At first I thought it wouldn't allow any adult-themed games, then I turned the filter off, haha. Definitely looks like it could hold some valuable information, so I will have to look a little more. I'd like to keep it on this sight though, and see if I can work something into the forums.

Offline TheDreadPirateRoberts

Re: Choose your own adventure
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2012, 12:21:54 PM »
If you ever do start a choose your own adventure group(provided I am approved *keeps fingers crossed*) I would love to check it out as I think its a very neat idea. I always loved those books growing up and the games that let you have some control over your final outcomes.

Offline johns1994

Re: Choose your own adventure
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2012, 02:56:23 PM »
Well if you are looking for any imput I definitely think it is a great idea :)

I too loved the old choose your adventure books :)