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Unread 21st of March, 2012, 06:02
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Parsely Games (not the herb)

http://memento-mori.com/online-store/parsely-games/

Click at the link, just so we're on the same page.

I may be way behind the curve (and with an initial publication date of 2010 for ACTION CASTLE, I know I am), but I picked up ACTION CASTLE I yesterday for $2. I just happened to have that amount sitting in my PayPal and was perusing RPGNow for something in that price range.

The game concept is simple. It tries to emulate text-based adventures like ZORK and ADVENTURE, with one person playing the role of "parser" and everyone else chips in with their own actions.

I think I will try doing this if people are interested. Having played ZORK is not a pre-requisite, but basic knowledge of how text games worked is. There are no complex actions. You'd be posting things like "Get sword." or "Hit thief with sword."

ACTION CASTLE is very short (it's only 13 rooms with very few objects to get) and nowhere near as complex as ZORK, but I think it's the kind of thing that anyone can make up fairly easily. As such, I've sort of started (I'm planning out a "dungeon" of sorts and trying for double the length/complexity) on my own version of this type of game, so if ACTION CASTLE does fairly well, by the time we're done with that, I may have another available to start.

I'm not sure if I'd run this in "Adventurer's Escapades" (I noticed that those games all have subforums, and I'm not sure this rises to that need), but since I don't really need moderator access and it's more game than Cognitive Yammering or Uncognitive Cackling, that might be where it would be best.

Anyone have any interest in this?
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Unread 21st of March, 2012, 07:28
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If you do this, you have to draw out everything in MSPaint.
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Unread 21st of March, 2012, 08:03
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Is that expressing an interest?

I was considering not drawing anything at all and doing it all text, so that it's "authentic" but doing it in Paint makes a kind of cool visual too.
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Unread 21st of March, 2012, 17:46
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I would be thoroughly down for such a thing.
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Unread 21st of March, 2012, 20:44
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Cool.

I'm pretty much done writing my own "sequel" as well.

Is there an admonition not to start a thread in "Adventurer's Escapades" outside of those subforums? If so, I could just put it in tournaments or challenges.

There are several ways I could run this. I could do it as it was done on the GITP forums (players all give input, and the most popular response is what "the player" does in the game) or I could track individual players. Of course, if it's just zachol, that's a non-issue and I could just open a thread in one of the game forums I have control over.
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Unread 21st of March, 2012, 21:01
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Nope, that's the express purpose of that forum, so put it there if you want this to be freely accessible.
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Unread 21st of March, 2012, 21:03
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Thanks. I just noticed that there were no threads outside of the subforums, so I didn't want to step on toes. I'll probably post the first post up there in the next day or two.
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Unread 21st of March, 2012, 21:25
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I think it would be nifty if there was just the one player. Have it up to a small discussion and a vote.
My interest would be a bit less if it was just me, though. That would feel weird.
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Unread 21st of March, 2012, 21:29
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Understood. I know this post hasn't been up here long, but I was kind of hoping for more interest, to be honest.

Still, I think tonight after I get back from work I'll post up a thread in "Adventurer's Escapades" and make it clear that people can come and go and give input as they like. Hopefully more people will see it there and maybe pop in to play.

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Unread 22nd of March, 2012, 05:09
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I'm lurking, and may also provide input.
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Unread 23rd of March, 2012, 10:54
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Just FYI, I got permission from Jared Sorenson (and a nice compliment) to develop my own Creative Commons Parsely games. I have an alpha version of one already done, that I'll run after ACTION CASTLE (hopefully, anyway). It's called ADVENTURE QUEST HERO and I tried to make it approximately twice as long/complex as ACTION CASTLE. I've also found a program that allows you to make your own text adventures, and I'm going to try to generate AQH in it.
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Unread 23rd of March, 2012, 19:15
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Personally I would like to see a map made in ascii text like in Dungeon Hack. I'll take a look, I might be interested. I'm familiar with such things.

...also, remember the games like Deja Vu and Shadowgate?
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Unread 24th of March, 2012, 00:52
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Deja Vu and Shadowgate were awesome.

As for ascii maps ... I wonder if Sinbad is still around ... he's building a random map generator for a project he and I are working on, generatig random ascii maps in the style of Rogue.
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Unread 24th of March, 2012, 01:47
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I never played either Deja Vu or Shadowgate. I've also never really been a fan of Rogue or its derivatives. I preferred pure text games.
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Unread 24th of March, 2012, 13:02
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Technically the first Dungeon Hack is a pure text game. Technically.
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My wife had (maybe still has. I don't know if it managed to make the move or not) the Dungeon Hack and Fantasy Empires on CD from about 1995 or so, not long aft they were initially released on 3.5in floppies.

My best friend had all the Eye of the Beholder games, and I think the first D&D game I had for computer was Menzoberranzan. I'd had others for my old NES (Hillsfar, Heroes of the Lance, and DragonStrike), but I think Menzoberranzan was the first graphical RPG that I actually beat.
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