Choose Your Own Unforeseen Consequences Game or How to be screwed over by the next player.
[sub]While this game isn’t what I was asking about here http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=216601&highlight=adventure it did give me the idea for this. Of course this is #1 in anticipation of this actually working, but we’ll have to see if it works well enough for another game too
You are about to embark on a quest- a quest to get home from a friend’s halloween party in time to get up early for work on the following day. (yes, you’re working Saturday overtime! the horror!) And within this quest you must consider two choices for every action, and pick the one you think will serve you best. These choices are perilous because you don’t know what the consequences of those choices are - they’re in the hands of the next player. Some players will be kind, but let’s face it, most won’t be. Knowing this, you must choose carefully. Will you make it to work on Saturday November first? We can only hope.
How we’ll play: I’m going to assume you are all familiar with the choose your own adventure story formats. In those books you can choose a or b, then go to the next part and see what happens. This is like that, but you only get one choice per turn, since once the option that was not picked by you is skipped, there’s no going back. (what, I know I’m not the only one who’d turn back and pick another option in the book at times). There will be much regret.
You’ll be supplying two possible choices that you think are plausable(we’ll laugh at you behind our fingers if your ablity to make choices is poor. At least I will), then telling us which you’ve decided to go with. The next person will tell us what happened as a result, then give their own pair of possible remedies and the choice they’ve gone with and so on.
Feel free to lament on the choices not gone with, since this is all about making good and bad choices:D Or maybe it’s about screwing the poor choose your own adventure character. One or the other.
** Please Preview your posts** - simulposts will mess this up considerably. I’m sure we can work them out, but let’s not have to.
And don’t forget that all CYOA stories are in the second person, so please don’t change POV to first or third on us.
Player 1 - Your friend is being tied up by an evil villian. Do you:
a. untie him?
b. use your knife because it’s quicker?
You choose B
Oh no! The knife was dipped in poison while you weren’t looking! Now your friend is having an alergic reaction to it. Do you:
a. Look for help?
b. stab him in the heart?
You choose A
blah blah blah
Your day at work has been long and boring, so you’re glad that it’s five minutes before quitting time. Your best friend Jay has invited you to his annual Halloween party, and you’re looking forward to it. After a quick stop at the costume shop, you’re going to go home and get ready, because the party starts in three hours and five minutes.
Just as the clock strikes five, you hear the sounds of heavy footsteps advancing on your office. You know it’s your boss and he’s going to ask you to stay late. The door is closed, and there’s no window, so he can’t see into your office. Yet.
a. Talk to him and agree to stay until 6, causing you to rush getting ready for the party?
b. Hide under your desk, in hopes that he’ll think you already left for the day?
You choose B