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To attack the dragon, turn to page 79 [CYOA thread!]

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  • MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    now this needs to get to 79 pages and solar needs to post there

    and then we all just make fun of him

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  • premiumpremium Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I used to read the goosebumps and nintendo ones all the time but I don't ever remember getting a happy ending in any of them ever. Unless I cheated.

  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    premium wrote: »
    I used to read the goosebumps and nintendo ones all the time but I don't ever remember getting a happy ending in any of them ever. Unless I cheated.

    I think you have to pay extra for a happy ending

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  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    i think there is a whole line of these books that will give you a happy ending, in a manner of speaking

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Monkeyfeet wrote: »
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    now this needs to get to 79 pages and solar needs to post there

    and then we all just make fun of him

    nooooo...

  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I for one can't wait

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  • ObiFettObiFett Use the Force As You WishRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    CYOA books were the reason I went to the library when I was a kid.

    The best part was that the CYOA books were pretty good at throwing curveballs at you. Good or evil choices would result in your death equally as often. I died so many times in those stories.
    Help the Old Woman? Go to page 14

    Kill the Old Woman? Go to page 15

    Obviously not killing the old woman is the right thing to do /turns to page 14

    "The Old woman turns into a dragon and bites your head off. Your family is left fatherless and starves to death. Their deaths spread the disease you were trying to cure, humanity dies a horrific, slow death from the curse of <insert your name here>."

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2011
    ObiFett wrote: »
    CYOA books were the reason I went to the library when I was a kid.

    The best part was that the CYOA books were pretty good at throwing curveballs at you. Good or evil choices would result in your death equally as often. I died so many times in those stories.
    Help the Old Woman? Go to page 14

    Kill the Old Woman? Go to page 15

    Obviously not killing the old woman is the right thing to do /turns to page 14

    "The Old woman turns into a dragon and bites your head off. Your family is left fatherless and starves to death. Their deaths spread the disease you were trying to cure, humanity dies a horrific, slow death from the curse of <insert your name here>."
    That wasn't a good part of CYOA. There was a reason why you always had a finger on the old page. There's a difference between 'throwing you a curveball' and 'sandbagging you completely.'

    The best ones where the ones that had a puzzle at the end of the book which the correct answer would lead you to the page number with the best ending.

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  • ObiFettObiFett Use the Force As You WishRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    That wasn't a good part of CYOA. There was a reason why you always had a finger on the old page. There's a difference between 'throwing you a curveball' and 'sandbagging you completely.'

    The best ones where the ones that had a puzzle at the end of the book which the correct answer would lead you to the page number with the best ending.

    Puzzle =/= Adventure

    I wanted something I couldn't completely predict. And every CYOA had that one choice that would screw you for no reason other than to make you think about every choice from then on. I think it was a great aspect of those books.

    And yes, always keep a finger on the old page was an important thing to remember. Which turned out to be good because I was already conditioned to save often when RPG videogames came out.

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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I went through my local libraries entire selection of CYOAs as a kid. I can't remember the title, but there was one where you are a kid at a martial arts tourny, and you get swept up into a spy vs spy situation. Before you know what's what your training your night vision in dark rooms out in the woods with other CIA assassin youth, people are killing you with poison tipped needles hidden under their finger nails, etc.

    Paranoia was not a listed side effect on the cover! :(

  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    still racking my brains to figure out my favourite fighting fantasy book

    was it island of the undead?

    caverns of the snow witch?

    island of the lizard king?

    crypt of the sorcerer?

    the keep of the lich lord?

  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Beasteh wrote: »
    there was a fighting fantasy book that was my absolute favourite thing when i was a kid but i honestly cant remember the name

    it had a bunch of gemstones in it, you kept a tally of the number of facets for secret pages

    you started shipwrecked on the foggy shore of an island

    uhhhh i wish i could remember more

    oh at one point there is a graveyard full of wights

    found it

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    god damn this book was the best

  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I remember reading a bunch of Star Wars CYOA books at my local library as a kid.
    You see, I love Star Wars.

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  • DivideByZeroDivideByZero Social Justice Blackguard Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    TrippyJing wrote: »
    Horseshoe wrote: »
    shit yeah i read this one

    however my favorite was

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    i like how it says 'can be played' on the cover

    as if somehow you were going to survive for more than three pages the first time you read it

    which also can be played online

    wouldnta known that if it hadn't been for someone on these here boards

    HA. I survived for FIVE pages.


    In the '80s, even the books were Nintendo hard.


    This gamebooks page is really takin' me back.

  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I had a few of the Goosebumps books.

    When I was young I had a little chart that I filled out saying which books I had read and how long it took me and whatnot.

    Whenever I tried to read a Goosebumps CYOA it fucked my chart right up.

    I remember in Trapped in Batwing Hall right at the start of the book there is an option to not go with the other kids my age to their little midnight horror club and the first time I decided not to go with them. And the book ended.

    Does... does this mean I can put the book down on the chart?

    No, of course not.

    But I finished the book.

    Not really.

    But I sort of did...

  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    once I read a CYOA like a regular book, page to page, ignoring the instructions at the bottom

    it was surprisingly coherent

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  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    once I read a CYOA like a regular book, page to page, ignoring the instructions at the bottom

    it was surprisingly coherent

    Just pretend they are interweaving stories like an episode of The Love Boat

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  • SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I remember I read a fucking starwars one of these. It was pretty fucking terrible, in retrospect.

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Read a bunch of them as a wee lad. Standard, Trek, Batman...

    Lot of wasted hours there.

    Never got to the fighting fantasy ones, though.

    Seeing this, I wish I had:

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2011
    Quoth, one of your cats is meowing for your attention.

    If you give it a cat treat, turn to page 57.

    If you let it outdoors, turn to page 33.

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    you know

    I am inclined to believe that book's claim

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    you know

    I am inclined to believe that book's claim

    I too am impressed by the way it backs up that premise

  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Yess, UFO 54-40!
    Spoiler:

    Huh. Way more sexual imagery on that cover than I remember.

    man, the dude's proportions are alllll fucked up

    little toy legs and a torso that just keeps going

  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
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    That was my shit right there. I owned every one

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  • DivideByZeroDivideByZero Social Justice Blackguard Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Tossrock wrote: »
    Yess, UFO 54-40!
    Spoiler:

    Huh. Way more sexual imagery on that cover than I remember.

    man, the dude's proportions are alllll fucked up

    little toy legs and a torso that just keeps going

    To be fair, Paul Granger spent all his time designing the vagina-headed alien.

  • KrummithKrummith DJ Logic I'm looking for another song on the radioRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    As a kid I loved the old CYOA books.

    That's why I was so surprised to see this at my local library:

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    It's a brand new adult CYOA book.

    Unfortunately I find the main charater to be unpleasant.

    Other than that it's been fun.

  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Yess, UFO 54-40!
    Spoiler:

    Huh. Way more sexual imagery on that cover than I remember.

    yes thank you this is what I want

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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Druhim wrote: »
    Quoth, one of your cats is meowing for your attention.

    If you give it a cat treat, turn to page 57.

    If you let it outdoors, turn to page 33.

    i turn to page 86

    that is the page where i throw it in the bedroom and shut the door

  • DivideByZeroDivideByZero Social Justice Blackguard Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Oh my god this book-

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    one of the endings turned you into that blue alien thing in the mirror - permanently

    another ending had you de-evolved into a slime mold (also permanently!)

    ...the nightmares, the nightmares...

  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2011
    Quoth wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    Quoth, one of your cats is meowing for your attention.

    If you give it a cat treat, turn to page 57.

    If you let it outdoors, turn to page 33.

    i turn to page 86

    that is the page where i throw it in the bedroom and shut the door

    Your cat poops in your slippers and coughs up a hairball on your pillow.

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  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Druhim wrote: »
    Quoth wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    Quoth, one of your cats is meowing for your attention.

    If you give it a cat treat, turn to page 57.

    If you let it outdoors, turn to page 33.

    i turn to page 86

    that is the page where i throw it in the bedroom and shut the door

    Your cat poops in your slippers and coughs up a hairball on your pillow.

    dang it kitty, that's the third time today

    turn to page 14, get the woolite and paper towels

  • VeretasVeretas Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Holy shit there was an Animorphs CYOA?

    I must have this. I would totally be the best animorph

  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Veretas wrote: »
    Holy shit there was an Animorphs CYOA?

    I must have this. I would totally be the best animorph

    Actually? At least 2.

  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Quoth wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    Quoth wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    Quoth, one of your cats is meowing for your attention.

    If you give it a cat treat, turn to page 57.

    If you let it outdoors, turn to page 33.

    i turn to page 86

    that is the page where i throw it in the bedroom and shut the door

    Your cat poops in your slippers and coughs up a hairball on your pillow.

    dang it kitty, that's the third time today

    turn to page 14, get the woolite and paper towels

    Turn to page 8 to give away the uppity useless cats, and adopt a shelter dog. Congratulations. You win.

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    oh man I fucking loved lone wolf when I was 10

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    Baka!
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  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    i think by pure numbers, adopting four homeless cats > adopting one shelter dog

    or is there a cat to dog ratio to figure this out

  • POKÉMON MASTER WT SHERMANPOKÉMON MASTER WT SHERMAN thank you, buggy! thank you! rockville, mdRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    my school library had all the space hawks cyoas

    in hindsight they must have been awful but i loved them at the time

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  • BoredGamerBoredGamer Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Eight cats to one dog.

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Nintendo used to put out boatloads of CYOA that I loved dearly as a kid. They had like inventories and cool puzzles and everything. Too bad I always just borrowed them from the library and some jackass always wrote on the book and solved the puzzles. Harumph

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