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    Cybermagell​an

    Does anyone here remember the "Choose your adventure" books? I was watching Family Guy the other night and seen the episode where Peter was reading one and it reminded me of it...I was wondering if anyone knows of an online version....

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    PerfectPhase

    Wouldn't today's online version be WoW or some such?

    Just had a look at my book shelf and I still have a couple of the original books Smiley

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    Cybermagell​an

    PerfectPhase wrote:
    Wouldn't today's online version be WoW or some such?


    Wink no it wouldn't.

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    W3bbo

    PerfectPhase wrote:
    Wouldn't today's online version be WoW or some such?


    Except less literary skills. In fact, I'd say WoW usage leads to a decline in literacy (lol, noob).

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    DCMonkey

    Sorry for the OT, but your subject made me remember something different:

     

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    Bas

    DCMonkey wrote:
    

    Sorry for the OT, but your subject made me remember something different:



    It reminded me of chalkhearts melting on the playground wall.


    OT: those books were awesome. Some of them were really elaborate too, and allowed you to collect an inventory to use at various points in the story.

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    wkempf

    http://www.ifarchive.org

    These books were actually just off line variants of the already popular computer "Adventure" games, such as the original "Colossal Cave" and the Infocom games such as Zork, that revolutionized the genre.  Despite not having any commercial success any more, IF (interactive fiction) still has a very strong following, with many "write your own" toolkits and authors generating lots of good stuff.

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    phreaks

    DCMonkey wrote:
    

    Sorry for the OT, but your subject made me remember something different:

     



    Bob Mould rules.

    I realize that may sound a bit juvenile, but it's true.

    I never knew he had put a board game out.

    //Choose your own adventure books were pretty cool too

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    jsampsonPC

    I remember those things. Loved 'em. Those, and the highlights magazine for kids where you search through landscape-scenes looking for the toothbrush or something Smiley Ahh...the simpler days.

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    Cybermagell​an

    jsampsonPC wrote:
    I remember those things. Loved 'em. Those, and the highlights magazine for kids where you search through landscape-scenes looking for the toothbrush or something Ahh...the simpler days.


    Hehe, yeah I loved when things weren't so complicated...liked it so much....

    I wrote a website I'm trying to get hosting for....lets anyone start a story and lets anyone add to the story after it's been created and can take it wherever you want...Once I have hosting and a domain I'll put the link here...

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    Lloyd_Humph

    Cybermagellan wrote:
    
    jsampsonPC wrote:
    I remember those things. Loved 'em. Those, and the highlights magazine for kids where you search through landscape-scenes looking for the toothbrush or something Ahh...the simpler days.


    Hehe, yeah I loved when things weren't so complicated...liked it so much....

    I wrote a website I'm trying to get hosting for....lets anyone start a story and lets anyone add to the story after it's been created and can take it wherever you want...Once I have hosting and a domain I'll put the link here...


    I was thinking of such a website, but where users vote for where they want the story to go out of say.. 5 options.

    We were going to implement it in my school, as a competiton (it was complicated), until I said I only wanted to do the website and not any writing. Went to pot then.

    If Blackberrys are addictive cellphones, Channel9 is the ultimate addictive website.
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    Cybermagell​an

    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    
    Cybermagellan wrote:
    
    jsampsonPC wrote:
    I remember those things. Loved 'em. Those, and the highlights magazine for kids where you search through landscape-scenes looking for the toothbrush or something Ahh...the simpler days.


    Hehe, yeah I loved when things weren't so complicated...liked it so much....

    I wrote a website I'm trying to get hosting for....lets anyone start a story and lets anyone add to the story after it's been created and can take it wherever you want...Once I have hosting and a domain I'll put the link here...


    I was thinking of such a website, but where users vote for where they want the story to go out of say.. 5 options.

    We were going to implement it in my school, as a competiton (it was complicated), until I said I only wanted to do the website and not any writing. Went to pot then.


    Yeah I don't want to give people options, I want to see what people come up with.

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    Lloyd_Humph

    Cybermagellan wrote:
    
    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    
    Cybermagellan wrote:
    
    jsampsonPC wrote:
    I remember those things. Loved 'em. Those, and the highlights magazine for kids where you search through landscape-scenes looking for the toothbrush or something Ahh...the simpler days.


    Hehe, yeah I loved when things weren't so complicated...liked it so much....

    I wrote a website I'm trying to get hosting for....lets anyone start a story and lets anyone add to the story after it's been created and can take it wherever you want...Once I have hosting and a domain I'll put the link here...


    I was thinking of such a website, but where users vote for where they want the story to go out of say.. 5 options.

    We were going to implement it in my school, as a competiton (it was complicated), until I said I only wanted to do the website and not any writing. Went to pot then.


    Yeah I don't want to give people options, I want to see what people come up with.


    Oh , right well thats what we were going to do. I just didn't understand what you meant Tongue Out

    People would write in with their next chapter, then we'd give the community an option on where to go next. Sortof like yours Tongue Out

    If Blackberrys are addictive cellphones, Channel9 is the ultimate addictive website.
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    Cybermagell​an

    So I remembered that I had this little domain and storage from GoDaddy...so I added the site here...

    http://cybermagellan.com/

    Sorry about the upper GoDaddy banner, but I is broke...

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    jsampsonPC

    Cybermagellan wrote:
    
    jsampsonPC wrote:
    I remember those things. Loved 'em. Those, and the highlights magazine for kids where you search through landscape-scenes looking for the toothbrush or something Ahh...the simpler days.


    Hehe, yeah I loved when things weren't so complicated...liked it so much....

    I wrote a website I'm trying to get hosting for....lets anyone start a story and lets anyone add to the story after it's been created and can take it wherever you want...Once I have hosting and a domain I'll put the link here...


    Some professional authors are doing that over at http://www.audible.com/freechapter - audio book.

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    Tensor

    Cybermagellan wrote:
    Does anyone here remember the "Choose your adventure" books? I was watching Family Guy the other night and seen the episode where Peter was reading one and it reminded me of it...I was wondering if anyone knows of an online version....


    I do. I discovered them aged about 10, then moved on to the fighting fantasy books and there various siblings. From there its a slippery slope to table top roleplaying, wargaming, and if you arent careful, LARP.

    Luckily I avoided WOW.

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    ScanIAm

    Tensor wrote:
    
    Cybermagellan wrote:
    Does anyone here remember the "Choose your adventure" books? I was watching Family Guy the other night and seen the episode where Peter was reading one and it reminded me of it...I was wondering if anyone knows of an online version....


    I do. I discovered them aged about 10, then moved on to the fighting fantasy books and there various siblings. From there its a slippery slope to table top roleplaying, wargaming, and if you arent careful, LARP.

    Luckily I avoided WOW.


    Wow has (or recently had) a promotion where they'd give a player a few months free if they could convince their friends to sign up for a weekly test.  It's only a matter of time before WOW and Multi-Level Marketing merge to become some hideous pyramid scheme.

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