Once upon a time there was a site called I Hate Jenn, with message boards and other goodies for fans of Dawson’s Creek. The very best feature on the site was the Choose Your Own Adventure stories.
It was like those books we had as children, you pick choice A or B (or maybe C if there was on) and it would lead you to the next part of the story. The thing that was unusual was that this feature also allowed you to add the choices people could pick when they got to the end of the story so far. Thus it was a CYOA-RR hybrid.
I’m fairly sure I could either:
write a choose your own adventure story for people to read, since it wouldn’t be too hard to do with web pages and HTML. But people wouldn’t be able to add to it since it’d be on my webpages.
or write a round-robin story with people on a message board. But threading wouldn’t allow for their to be choices to go to next without starting a hundred different threads and confusing everyone.
But I’d like to combine both of these things. Any advice on how to set something up that would act as both CYOA and an interactive fic? It’s obviously possible, but is there any practical way to do it? Unfortunately, I Hate Jenn closed 3 years ago, so I can’t ask the webmaster how he did it.