MistOP shamelessly plagiarized from Mojo_jojo
I. Introduction“It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” -- Patrick Rothfuss
This is a story of the Mist
, and of The Before Times
Once, perhaps long ago, there was a land, a world, a place. You lived there for some time, perhaps your entire life.
And then it ended.
Now there is only Mist
."I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. And anyone who does not remember betrays them again." -- Elie WieselThe Mist
is a seemingly endless grey landscape. There are no trees, no animals, no weather. There is no day, and no night. It is neither hot nor cold.The Mist
can be shaped in the same way as dirt might have been in The Before Times
, used to create shelter. Shelter from the vast nothingness.The Mist
is edible and nourishing, but is without taste or satisfaction.
In what may as well be the center of the Mist
, there is a settlement of Survivors
, castaways from The Before Times
Spread out across the distance, there are Remnants
-- artifacts and reminders of a place that is no more."I can believe things that are true and things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not." -- Neil GaimanII. What Is This?
This is a Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) game. It’s sort of like a Play By Post but more freeform and with no defined player list. Every turn I’ll post an update, with a few options (or perhaps an open-ended question) and then you, the players, get to decide what happens next.
I also encourage you guys to post little side stories, or drawings or whatever. I’m just arbitrating. it’s your story to run. Also, it helps me to know what you guys want so I can swing my options to fit that better.III. The Rules
This CYOA will be much less number-crunchy than some. There is no funding to track, no tech tree.
In general, here is how choices will be made in this game: Every post, I will pose a question or choice to you, the players. I may provide some specific options for you to choose from and vote for in the appropriate color
. Other times, I may pose an open-ended question, wherein players may propose their own short answers to the question in the appropriate color
In the former case, the option with the most votes will be selected.
In the latter case, the player-proposed option with the most "Agree/Awesome" reactions will be selected.
In general, this game will follow a cycle of "Scavenge ---> Tell A Story ---> What Are You Hiding? ---> Repeat". The meaning of these terms will become clear soon enough. And without getting too spoilerific, there will probably be elements added into the game over time that do not fit strictly within this cycle -- depending on the choices you make, of course.
IV. Can I Play?
YES. Please do.
Just go to my most recent post and start contributing...either by voting for one of the options given, or (in the case of open-ended questions) supplying your own proposal.V. How Do We Start?
The story will center around one protagonist and that protagonist's child.What is the protagonist's name?
For this decision, submissions will be open until the end of page 1, or until I get home tonight if page 1 doesn't fill up. The most agreed/awesome'd name will be selected.