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Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
« on: February 15, 2013, 05:25:00 PM »
This is a forum text adventure. Someone writes a paragraph and a one or two word command under it. You then write a paragraph in response to that post (if the scenario completely changes, like you going to a different screen, you also write a response to a "look" command). :D

You have no idea where you are or what your name is. You find yourself in a small cell with a domed ceiling. There is a lone light bulb hanging from a cord in the ceiling, giving off a desperate, dim glow. Graffiti on the wall reveals the following: "The bunnies...oh god, the bunnies..." The door in the northern wall is slightly ajar and you can hear the sound of rushing water coming from behind it. Half-buried in the ground in front of you is a locked red box. You find a key in your pocket.

->Unlock box.
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Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 05:58:20 PM »
Rattling the key around in the lock, you finally hear it click. Inside the little red box you find a bunny shaped cookie cutter and a red satin handkerchief. You close the box and hear the lid click shut.

->go north

->look

You find yourself in a series of tunnels. Before you is a wall. The walls of the tunnels are curved into semicircular cylinders. Along a ridge at the center top there are evenly spaced cages housing glowing green crystals, the only lights in these tunnels. Down the middle of the tunnel flows a stream. A walkway extends from the walls to the stream. To your right, the walkway you're on turns sharply south. To your left you can see two left turns to the south. Farther along, the walkway turns sharply north at a corner. A bridge crosses the stream between the second left and the far right. A bunny, green in the dim crystal light, hops along the pathway across from you and takes a turn to the north and thus disappears from sight.
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Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 06:20:59 PM »
->Walk north.

You decide to follow the bunny as best you can, breaking into a slow trot. Where's it going? you wonder to yourself.

Unfortunately, due to the low light, you quickly lose sight of the fluffy lapine.

->Look

There are three corridors in front of you. One left, one right, one being the one you are currently travelling down. There are more cages nearby with green glowing crystals in them.



 
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Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 06:52:59 PM »
I'm sorry, I don't think I was clear enough about this. :P It's limited to one action that you get to perform, plus "look" and type up the new description if you change scenes because we don't want people to hog the scenes.
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Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 06:55:59 PM »
->Walk north.

You decide to follow the bunny as best you can, breaking into a slow trot. Where's it going? you wonder to yourself.

Unfortunately, due to the low light, you quickly lose sight of the fluffy lapine.

->Look

There are three corridors in front of you. One left, one right, one being the one you are currently travelling down. There are more cages nearby with green glowing crystals in them.
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Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 07:39:15 PM »
->Examine cages
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Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2013, 07:22:45 AM »
I think the format is "-> action" then "result"? So I'll write the "result" bit, but then whoever goes next can write both the action and the result. :P

-> Examine cages

Peering into the cages, you see that each contains a single glowing crystal. They crystals pulsate slowly with a faint green glow. You realise that all the crystals are carved (or perhaps formed?) in the shape of adorable little bunnies. How cute!

You hear a whisper from one of the crystals. "Let me liiiiive!" it hisses. You step back.
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Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2013, 04:24:31 PM »
It is. :)

-> Run north

Jumping back in terror, you decide to get out of here as quickly as possible and decide to chance finding an exit by way of this tunnel. After all, if it led in here, you must be able to get out that way. However, your soon find your steps feeling...different, somehow. There's more of a spring, a jump in them. And the sensation is increasing as you more farther away from the glowing room. Deciding that this is far out of your comfort zone, you redouble your efforts and soon find yourself in a lighter cavern. Glancing around, you spot an obnoxiously tall man with a long blue beard, as well as an exit to the outside world and a spring. Your efforts have made you tired and thirsty and you contemplate resting here. However, you wonder whether you should warn the stranger from entering the cave. At the same time you're also extremely eager to leave. What will you do?
 
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Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2013, 10:31:23 PM »
(It makes more sense to flip it around because then each poster has their command query answered by the next person. :P More mystery that way!)

-> Pull beard

The man looks at you strangely and edges away.
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Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2013, 05:19:05 AM »
(It makes more sense to flip it around because then each poster has their command query answered by the next person. :P More mystery that way!)
I think that might give the individual player too little control (of which one only has an illusion in this game anyway :P).

-> Drink from spring

Leaning over the spring, you instinctively find yourself lying down on all fours and lapping the water with your tongue, your eyes closed. Opening them, you see in the water that your face has changed--your features have taken on a rabbit-like form. Most striking are your ears which are already quite long and pointed to the sky!! You back away from the water with a start. Looking yourself over, you find your legs have also become shockingly bunny-like. Pressing a hand to your face and rubbing your lower arms, you find a thin layer of soft fuzz growing there.
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Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2013, 05:32:13 AM »
-> Ask the stranger for help!!!

This text-parser does not understand "ask" any more. After all, you're a rabbit! What is this "ask" you speak of?

-> Squeak at stranger

Now that we can do. You make a rabbity squeak. The stranger looks at you oddly.
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Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2013, 05:52:23 AM »
-> SQUEAK MORE

He mutters something. You catch only the words "[...]this would happen, just knew[...]ALWAYS go for the beard[...]stupid vile things[...]why he insists on rabbits I have no idea[...]LIKE MY BEARD SHOULD SURPRISE THEM CONSIDERING WHAT THEY ARE NOW" he glowers at you. "I don't even know why I'm going to be nice enough to explain your predicament, considering how much damage you did to the BLUE ELDER DRAGON!" He looks at you, expecting you to be impressed. Then he seems to catch himself and realise that rabbits aren't capable of moving that many facial muscles. Unfortunately, you're left to ponder being at the mercy of the strange eccentricities of someone who names his beard (and possibly other things, you think, suppressing a groan) as he screams "WELL, I'M NOT UNTIL YOU'RE SUFFICIENTLY IMPRESSED!" and flounces off in embarrassment and disgust.

Great, now you have to impress a guy with a blue beard, who rambles on about some blue elder god dragon or dragon god while progressively turning into a rabbit. To make matters worse, he seems to have vanished. You can only hope he'll reappear when you look impressed. You could continue to explore the tunnels or head outside.
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Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2013, 10:35:55 AM »
-> head outside

You hop out into the sunshine and find yourself in a charming meadow. The sun is shining and the sky is blue. It's all fantastically nice and pleasant, but that just irritates you because you feel everything should be dark and grim, given how miserable you are about being a rabbit and all. Thankfully the entire meadow is bounded by an electric fence, making it difficult to escape from and more dark and grim.

A caravan of travelling performers has set up camp in one corner of the meadow. Perhaps you could go and speak to them?

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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2013, 11:26:30 AM »
-> Squeak to performers.

You hop over to the performers and squeak a hello. The performers all say, "Awww!" at your adorableness. One of the younger girls even picks you up in a gentle hug.

"He's so cute! Can we keep him daddy?" the girl asks a mustached man with a violin.

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« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2013, 12:09:49 PM »
-> Look questioningly at "daddy" and squeak.

The father twirls his mustache, thinking to himself. "Fine, he can come with us, but he'd better have enough energy to keep up with our performance! Oh, and please feed the bull, I do believe it's time for lunch."
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Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2013, 02:23:26 PM »
Your new owner hurries inside his caravan and puts you in a mostly-empty cardboard box. "Sorry new fuzzy frand" she says, "I have to feed the bull now".

-> look

The box is mostly empty. However, there are some books here about rabbits (straaange...) that you could perhaps read, although your adorably stubby paws might have difficulty turning the pages. There is also an extremely elaborate Mr Potato Head kit here, tucked away in a corner. The box boasts "Give your potato ANY expression!"
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2013, 04:25:30 AM »
-> read books

Thinking you could at least read from the book that is lying open, you peer at it from your box. While you could see a picture of a rabbit on one page with some text below it, you note that the other page is divided into two columns. You don't get very far in your reading as the first column shortly breaks off into a recipe for rabbit stew! :o
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Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2013, 05:03:39 AM »
-> claw at the box

Panicking, you use your pudgy rabbit paws to claw at your prison, hoping one of the younger children might take pity on you and release you if you can make them see reason. The box topples over and you roll out. You are dimly aware that the crash upon the soft, pliable floor has made other things fall, including the Mr Potato Head box. Accessories and facial expressions are spilled on the floor around it. From this position, you notice that your legs are covered in white fluff. This amuses you briefly and you contemplate hiding among the detritus. Unfortunately, you can't roll onto your side or front from this position. You mistake the thumping of your head for the sound of footsteps and become increasingly paranoid about being eaten.
 
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2013, 07:17:07 AM »
-> Panic!

Becoming increasingly paranoid and convinced that the thumping in your head is approaching footsteps, you waggle your adorable little legs in the air and squeak wildly, but to no effect. (But you do look totes adorbz :D )
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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2013, 07:48:53 AM »
So, I missed that we were still on our back after darthkiwi's post, so I'm going to interject what my brain's closure mechanism assumed had happened here... sorry for that oversight.

Your panicking eventually rolls you onto your side. From there, you are able to get back onto your legs.


-> get potato head expressions

In a fleeting moment of nigh human clarity, you gather up the Mr. Potato Head expressions and put them into your pocketses... err, pockets. Wrong transformation, wrong game. Anyway, you've collect an assortment of components to facial expressions. You're still locked in a wagon though. You've forgotten why collecting those seemed like a good idea at the time, and to top it off, a carrot would be delicious and you're still panicking!
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