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RPG: on hold
Role-Playing Game - Another idea inspired by Docbrown
An interactive story that you have while
hold, where you can win promotional
items and discounts from the company
you are on hold with the longer you play
or the better you do.
Trust me, your IT department is honing
these sorts of skills, after school, after
work or during work.
Now they have a
chance to earn your company
discounts as well.
We are currently assisting other
and the expected wait time is...
minutes. You can press 1 choose from
our interactive story menu or you can
enter your 6 digit customer-on-hold
You are Robert Carr of Applied Electrical
and HVAC Inc. If this is correct press
You currently have a level 28 character,
you have earned 3 free t-shirts, one 5%
discount on new equipment and one
free maintenance visit. You have spent a
total of 19.4 hours on hold with us over
years. And now your story.
The blue light from the crystaline glacier
walls is the only thing that presents a
serene atmosphere. The chill in the
atmosphere makes your dagger painful
touch and your lungs want to expell the
frigid air in disbelief. Around you can be
heard the echoed clicking of a nearby
worm. The echos prevent you from
tracking it further. Paths lead off to the
left and right and you know you can
go back to leave. Press 1 to go left, 2 to
go right and 3 to go back.
Does it matter? [blissmiss, Nov 04 2004]
||I'm not sure many would be into the role-playing type game, but this could be adapted to many types of games. Jepardy, quiz-show style, "solve that differential equation". Choose your game at the beginning of hold. The best prize to include would be pushing yourself up the que.
||Pushed up the que, that's a good idea
||"You have chosen on-hold blackjack. There are currently 58 calls ahead of you and 128 calls behind you. How many places would you like to bet?"
||what [sartep] said.. or the better you are at the quizzes the more efficient/higher rating operative you get to speak to.
||As someone who loved all those "turn to page such and such to see if the cheese defeats the bear" type books, I'd go with the original RPG flavour.[+]
||Brilliant. But can I spin a wheel, or have a lever in hand? ( If even one cracko-head psychobaker bends this back to the election, I'll personally come and bend your lever, forever, and not in a good way).
||There might be a prob. Rumor has it that your lever has been leaning left, for a, v-e-r-y, long time.
||So long, in fact, that it has made history. (Going to search in porno areas, mama's put yer chillin to sleep).
||Sorry, but I almost cried myself to tears with that one. (dunno, looks very scary to me!)
||and you have a fancy phone where you can 'see' the options when you choose them. cool.
||I thought you were Austrailian?
||//"You have chosen on-hold blackjack. There are currently 58 calls ahead of you and 128 calls behind you . . .// "Press * 8 if you would like to utilize 'stealth' to sidle up behind the next person in queue and make a skill-roll for a sneak-attack with your blackjack."
||This gets my "Yes! Yes!" vote. :)
||Yeah, and if you've seen any of the combined rules series, you know how well our nations get on. All a bit of fun dont ya know.
||Enjoy the Croissant shower!++