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15 January 2010 @ 10:54 am
The Hoard Potato Plays an Online Game  

Multiple Choice Dragon Game


(Found by normanrafferty)

This was too much fun -- as in, "I'll check this out, but I really can't spend much time on it this morning. Well, maybe a few more pages. Oh, hell, I'm done!"

But all told, it only took about 20-30 minutes, and some of that was getting up for coffee. Some mornings, torching a few knights and conquering a kingdom or two are just what you need to wake up and face the day.

It's a Multiple-Choice Text Game, in the tradition of those venerable Choose Your Own Adventure books. Clever addition: your actions and choices directly influence your attributes, and those, apparently, have further impact on your successes in your later endeavours.

The core Attributes are arranged in opposed pairs: as one of a pair goes up, the other goes down. They're delightfully Draconic:

Brutality vs. Finesse
Cunning vs. Honor
Disdain vs. Vigilance


As the game progresses, you also accumulate Infamy, Wealth, and Wounds -- well, some of you might accumulate the last; Your Obedient Serpent went unscathed until the grand finale, and still took only a single Wound as he dispatched his adversary.

This was a pleasant diversion, perfectly suited to the grauphy mood I found myself in upon awakening -- and quite probably the only time you'll ever see a computer game review in this blog.

 
 
I feel: amusedraar
 
 
 
Hydrahydra_velsen on January 15th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
I guess I have enough residual dragon left in me that I did quite well at this. Golden dragon, of course. >:>
Hydrahydra_velsen on January 15th, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
You finished with the following stats:

60% Brutality vs. 40% Finesse

28% Cunning vs. 72% Honor

31% Disdain vs. 69% Vigilance

Infamy: 84%

Wealth: 19650 gold coins

Wounds: 1

Blasphemy: 2
Your Obedient Serpent: GRINathelind on January 15th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
I didn't copy my numbers -- I will, next time I play -- but I wound up with more Finesse than Brutality, more than 90% Cunning over single-digit Honor, and almost equal Disdain and Vigilance.

My Infamy was over 50%, but not as high as yours. I came out with over 22000 gold coins in Wealth, only a single wound, and only one Blasphemy point.


(Worship me, don't worship me. Whatever keeps you quiet makes you happy.)
If they worship me, doesn't that make them Atheists?



Edited at 2010-01-15 09:00 pm (UTC)
ebony14 on January 15th, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
I ended up with 90% Finesse and about halfway on the other two. I managed to avoid Blasphemy and took the wound in the final fight.
Auryanne: art: pixel auryauryanne on January 15th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is fun. Thanks for sharing it!
Tombfyretombfyre on January 15th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
Well this definitely looks amusing. :3 Something wonderfully dragony to muck about with for a wee bit.
Richardf8richardf8 on January 15th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
You finished with the following stats:

19% Brutality vs. 81% Finesse

26% Cunning vs. 74% Honor

43% Disdain vs. 57% Vigilance

Infamy: 44%

Wealth: 10250 gold coins

Wounds: 4

Blasphemy: -1

The wounds were all sustained during the adolescent battle with my nestmate; I came through the final one unscathed.
Christopher Bradleycpxbrex on January 16th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
I got kilt by a war goddess. Ooops.
Arcaton: MottDragonr_caton on January 16th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC)
You finished with the following stats:

17% Brutality vs. 83% Finesse

44% Cunning vs. 56% Honor

74% Disdain vs. 26% Vigilance

Infamy: 61%

Wealth: 9750 gold coins

Wounds: 3

Blasphemy: -1

Tubetoob on January 16th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC)
This game is totally unrealistic! You can lose!!
Your Obedient Serpent: GRINathelind on January 16th, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
Nonsense.

OTHER people can lose.
J. R. Caldoonhaystack on January 17th, 2010 09:44 am (UTC)
Oh, such fun.
The humor in the writing is particularly enjoyable.

I finished with the following stats on 3rd playthrough (managed to survive the first two, natch):

96% Finesse / 4% Brutality
74% Honor / 26% Cunning
61% Disdain / 39% Vigilance
Infamy: 23%
Wealth: 12400 gold coins
Wounds: 0
Blasphemy: 0

It's just as possible to win by going Brute, Cunning, or Vigilance. Seems to be very hard to actually die in this game, which is my next challenge...