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An online text based driving adventure.
Thrilling encounters with Orcs!
other exciting features including an exciting dial-up
connection phone bill!
[Type] 'Drive west'
You go west.
An orc is standing
in the road blocking your path.
[Type] 'Hit Orc with car'
You hit the Orc with the car.
The Orc dies.
Your fender is bent & smoke is coming from
[Type] 'Pull car over onto hard shoulder'
You stop the car on the hard shoulder?
[Type] 'Phone RAC'
You need a phone to do that.
Drive through artificial mud
[Skewed, Sep 26 2021]
||Motorway services run by elves
||Crafting, cook roadkill on your bonnet to make food so you
can avoid dodgy encounters with elves.
||You are in a maze of twisty roads, all alike (i.e.
||I got quite involved in a MUD sometime back in the mid
2000's that was quite clever - different races spoke
different languages, so if you were a dwarf who spoke
dwarvish, you'd find it difficult conversing with an elf,
who only spoke elvish. The system allowed you to
converse with other characters using the SAY "WORDS
THAT YOU SAY" syntax, but when talking across languages,
the other character would see something like ZEN says
"CHRXY WHDS IGS XAS", i.e. they'd all get jumbled up.
||There was another command, `emote` it might have
been, where your character could <hop up and down> or
<wave hands around madly> which didn't suffer from the
imposed cross-character language corruptions. So I'd
EMOTE "signals that he'd like to buy some leather armour"
or some nonsense.
||Anyway, they threw me out for not "role-playing" hard
||made for the pun [-] but it still has enough of an idea not to MFD it.
||Coming soon to a halfbakery terminal near you: Drive-through artificial MFD.
||I am imagining a tied, desperate 20 hour gamer that is trying very hard to get through an impossible stage with his/her team mates, when a flash wormhole opens up allowing a pickup to drive through three quarters of the enemies and leaving, allowing a workable safe passage to the end of the stage.
||//I am imagining a tied, desperate 20 hour gamer//
I know, sad isn't it, she said she was just going to the shops, I'd
already paid for four hours too.
||Could you do me a favour & stop staring at me through the
window though? pretending you're not by saying you're
imagining it isn't fooling
anyone you know.
||Hmm. I suppose you could do a Mad Max theme ride in an
animatronic car with screens showing through all the
||I'm calling Shotgun! on driving the truck with the doof
warrior on the bonnet.
||Dang you got me, & I thought I'd disguised it so well.