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Title: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Deloria 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.
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Delling 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.
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: GrahamRocks! 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.



 
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Deloria 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.
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Deloria 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.
Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Oldbushie on February 15, 2013, 07:39:15 PM
->Examine cages
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: darthkiwi 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.
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Deloria 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?
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Oldbushie 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.
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Delling 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.
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: darthkiwi 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.
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Deloria 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.
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: darthkiwi 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?

Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: GrahamRocks! 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.
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Oldbushie 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."
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: darthkiwi 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!"
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Delling 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
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Deloria 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.
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: darthkiwi 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 )
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Delling 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!
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: snabbott on February 21, 2013, 08:31:18 AM
-> wear ferocious expression

You assemble ferocious-looking expression from the Mr. Potato Head parts and put it on. The cook for the traveling performers comes for you but is terrified by your expression and flees.
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 21, 2013, 03:04:16 PM
-> Run away from barn

With all the strength you can muster, you give a mighty leap and manage to get out of the barn! You dash across the meadow, ignoring the little girl's cries to "Come back and be frands with me!". You pick up speed, becoming a fuzzy white blur, and only one thing (other than "Keep running 'til you can run no more!") crosses your mind, which was a quote from a book that you remember reading as a child (or kit?) : All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you.
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: darthkiwi on February 21, 2013, 04:37:01 PM
Struggling to get your bearings in your panicky run, you

-> look

You are in a remote corner of the field. Far off you can hear cries of "Hear bunnybunnybunny!" and "Why doesn't he wanna be frands wid meeee?" and "I'm pretty sure it was a she, actually".

You realise that there is a cleft in the ground ahead of you. Peering down it you see that it is the opening you emerged from! Perhaps you can get back down and talk to the blue-bearded man! The ground around you is also littered with small yet pungent yellow flowers, as well as small, red insects that seem to feed on them.

However, with a sudden feeling of trepidation, you realise you are not alone. The performers' bull is standing beside the cleft, and does not look happy. It gazes at you angrily over its twirly moustache.
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: snabbott on February 21, 2013, 07:45:14 PM
-> Wear impressed expression.

You put on an impressed expression from the Mr Potato Head, which you cleverly brought along.
The bearded man exclaims, "Well, it's about time!" Now that you look sufficiently impressed, he takes you into protective custody.
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 02, 2013, 04:17:42 PM
-> Snuggle up to blue bearded man.

You feel relief wash over you, and you gratefully hop into the blue bearded man's arms and snuggle with him. Maybe this adventure won't be so bad after all?
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Deloria on March 13, 2013, 01:19:29 PM
"Hmmph. At least you're now expressing an adequate response to THE BLUE ELDER DRAGON." He glares at you and you nod pitifully as though to show him that you're very impressed by his tremendously blue beard. "Right then. If you promise not to hurt it again, I can tell you what's going on. You may have already gathered from my swift appearance that I have certain...powers...powers imbued with powers...by the BLUE ELDER DRAGON." You are confused; this person is clearly mad and has a terrible way of expressing himself. You recall your human days and how annoyed you were whenever people had no idea what they were saying. Clearly this is a stupid, silly and possibly crazy person. His stupidity leaves you with no desire to be around him any longer and you are tempted to hop off. You are also aware that this might be a test. Maybe he could help you, after all. Or maybe you could try to intimidate him with another expression. Or, just maybe....

-> Jump into beard and make beard wear expression.

 Which expression would you like the beard to wear?

OPTIONS:
1) Ferious
2) Impressed
3) Happy
4) Sad
5) Excited
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: darthkiwi on March 15, 2013, 04:34:38 AM
-> make beard wear excited expression

"OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD" says the man, seemingly overpowered with excitement, "have you SEEN this place I mean it is like I mean totally you have NO IDEA HOW how amazing this is I mean there's all the OH GOD THE RABBITS THERE ARE LIKE RABBITS everywhere I mean seriously dude rabbits loads of rabbits or maybe bunnies, are they the same thing I think they're the same thing and OH OH OH OH I TOTALLY have to tell you about the BLUE ELDER DRAGON that's, I think that's really important, like REALLY important and did I mention OMIGOD ALL THE BUNNIES"

He continues like this for some time. Maybe you should pick a different expression?
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Oldbushie on March 20, 2013, 11:12:43 PM
-> make beard wear sad expression

"The rain. It sings to me... of islands lost in time and old men with no teeth."

Well, that's just depressing. Now what?
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: snabbott on March 21, 2013, 12:05:43 PM
-> Make beard wear ferious expression

"Ferious? What the heck is 'ferious'? How am I supposed to act out a mood if I don't even know what it is?"
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Deloria on March 21, 2013, 04:39:38 PM
The beard freezes open. It now appears to be made of iron. Cautiously you peer inside and see a spacious room concealed within it. Dare you go in?

-> HOP IN IRON BEARD-CAVE-THINGY
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 21, 2013, 04:56:07 PM
-> Look

You are in a spacious room, with a bed, a table and chair, everything you could need to live in comfort! You take a step forward, and freeze in your tracks. There is a presence here, and it's watching you ominiously...

Suddenly, from all around (or so it seems), a voice booms to you, "You! What do you want? Why are you intruding? Speak!"
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: snabbott on March 22, 2013, 07:24:31 AM
-> Speak

When the voice commands you to speak, you suddenly find that you are able to speak in a human voice again. "Please - I'm just a person who was turned into a rabbit. Can you help me to become human again?"

Also:
"Ferious? What the heck is 'ferious'? How am I supposed to act out a mood if I don't even know what it is?"
The beard freezes open. It now appears to be made of iron.
Ferrous? :P
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Delling on March 22, 2013, 01:13:09 PM
*raises hand with crossed fingers to indicate OOC*

-> Speak

When the voice commands you to speak, you suddenly find that you are able to speak in a human voice again. "Please - I'm just a person who was turned into a rabbit. Can you help me to become human again?"

Also:
"Ferious? What the heck is 'ferious'? How am I supposed to act out a mood if I don't even know what it is?"
The beard freezes open. It now appears to be made of iron.
Ferrous? :P
See, I couldn't decide if it had been meant to be "ferocious" or "furious" or indeed "ferrous"... though I was pretty certain it wasn't meant to be "ferrous" :P
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: snabbott on March 22, 2013, 01:46:55 PM
OPTIONS:
1) Ferious
2) Impressed
3) Happy
4) Sad
5) Excited
I had assumed "furious." "Ferocious" hadn't occurred to me. XD
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Rosella on March 22, 2013, 02:45:46 PM
My first thought was definitely ferrous. XD
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Deloria on March 23, 2013, 07:12:17 AM
-> Speak

When the voice commands you to speak, you suddenly find that you are able to speak in a human voice again. "Please - I'm just a person who was turned into a rabbit. Can you help me to become human again?"

Also:
"Ferious? What the heck is 'ferious'? How am I supposed to act out a mood if I don't even know what it is?"
The beard freezes open. It now appears to be made of iron.
Ferrous? :P
If there are typos, we go with them! :D It's more fun that way. :P
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: snabbott on March 23, 2013, 04:49:11 PM
Sure - it was just so unexpected coming from you! :P
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Deloria on March 24, 2013, 05:06:29 AM
I was writing "ferocious" before I scrolled up to check whether that had been used yet, and kind of forgot about the post until later (much later) and then added some more random ones. :P After that, "ferrous" seemed like the closest I could get with losing a minimal amount of face. :P
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: snabbott on April 09, 2013, 01:33:24 PM
-> Speak

When the voice commands you to speak, you suddenly find that you are able to speak in a human voice again. "Please - I'm just a person who was turned into a rabbit. Can you help me to become human again?"
I think this topic got sidetracked by the "ferious" discussion. Who wants to go next? (Last post repeated above.)
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Deloria on May 08, 2013, 06:17:17 PM
The old man stares at you with a mixture of shock and boredom.

"It's always the same with you people, isn't it? First you beg to be turned into a rabbit, then you can't wait to stop being one. Well, fine, I can help, a little. But you'll have to do something for me first. The Blue Elder Dragon is starving and has been reduced to this withered form; find the Magical Ancient Cup-Grail of Utmost Filigree Finery of the Idiot Nymphs and fill it with-"

Suddenly the man lets out a scream and disappears in a puff of purpure smoke. It appears you've been discovered. You flee into a corner, your tiny bunny form trembling as you hide behind a collection of rocks and await the terrible monster that caused the great wizard to flee. A fluffy grey kitten bounds into the center of the room. It appears the wizard is something of a wuss. You determine to find these Idiot Nymphs and ask about this cup, but have no idea how to proceed from here.

Do you:

-> ask the kitten
-> sniff the kitten
-> attack the kitten
-> ignore the kitten
-> leave this wretched place, nevermind the very cute kitten
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: darthkiwi on May 09, 2013, 10:01:35 AM
> Sniff the kitten.

You sniff the kitten. It smells like a barbecue.

Without warning, the kitten drops something at your little bunny feet. It is a mousey toy. The kitten then purrs at you and says, "Well go on then. Do you want to play or not? If you play with me I'll tell you how to find the blue dragon and the Magical Ancient Cup-Grail of Utmost Filigree Finery of the Idiot Nymphs."
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 09, 2013, 10:58:02 AM
-> Get mousey toy.

You nod and pick up the mousey toy in your paws. "Sure, I'll play with you!" you say to the kitten, "What shall we play? And what is your name?"
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: stika on May 09, 2013, 02:43:15 PM
this is one of those games where I can't play... because I suck at these things :(
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Deloria on May 10, 2013, 03:05:33 PM
The kitten smiles widely. "We're playing...Doctor." You raise one of your bunneh eyebrows, not quite knowing whether to expect impropriety or a TARDIS. However, while you are contemplating your escape route, your accomplice pulls out a tiny stethoscope, dropping it around his neck and fits a surgical glove onto his tail. "Now we're ready! You'll be in charge of the mousey toy and make sure I don't leave it in anyone. We're going operation-hunting! ;D I think I saw some humans out there. Do you think they'll be in need of our services?"

Mission: Try to dissuade Doctor Kitten from attempting to operate on the villainous humans who wanted to cook you earlier.
           -> Suggest looking somewhere else for humans.
           -> Tell Doctor Kitten the truth about those humans.
           -> Suggest you stop playing Doctor now.
           -> Cause a distraction using the mousey toy.
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Delling on July 30, 2013, 03:22:07 PM
cause a distraction using mousey toy

You fumble about with the mousey toy before realizing that it is rather hard to manipulate while a bunny. You finally settle for tying it by its little string to your tail and hopping around with it jangling and jingling behind you. "Doctor Kitten, oh, Doctor Kitten! There seems to be a--" Doctor Kitten is having none of this silliness and swiftly removes the mousey toy before handing it back to you!

"Now, about those humans?"

           -> Suggest looking somewhere else for humans.
           -> Tell Doctor Kitten the truth about those humans.
           -> Suggest you stop playing Doctor now.
           -> Attempt a distraction with the mousey toy again, perhaps more competently.
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: Deloria on August 22, 2013, 10:18:28 AM
Attempt a distraction with the mousey toy again, perhaps more competently.

-> Swallow the mousey toy, forcing Doctor Cat to operate on you.
-> Hide the mousey toy and exclaim that it has been stolen and that you have to go after it.
-> Attempt to clumsily wind up the mousey toy and have it zoom off, leading you elsewhere (and hopefully away from the humans).
Title: Re: Creepy Crazy Text Adventure!
Post by: darthkiwi on August 25, 2013, 12:33:05 PM
> swallow the mousey toy

Taking a deep breath, you open your mouth and try to gulp down the mousey toy. This takes a few attempts because your little bunneh oesophagus takes some persuading. The kitten looks at you in confusion as you gulp, splutter and force the toy down your poor bunneh throat.

"Oh noes!" you say. "Now you'll have to operate on me to get your toy back!"

The kitten stares at you impassively. He suddenly whips out a huge box of tools: a scalpel, a circular saw, two syringes, a hacksaw and a hammer.

A hammer.

"Well well," the kitten says. "I suppose we'll have to operate. And because I have no opposable thumbs, my surgical skills are like those of a drunk person. I imagine my paws will wave about in great confusion as
I desperately try to bash my way through your ribcage. Oh well!"

--> Run.
--> Try, desperately, to vomit.
--> Run.
--> Seriously, RUN.
--> Download a surgeon simulator patch, which will improve kitteh's abilities immediately. (Note: this patch doesn't exist in real life. But let's pretend, eh?)