DavidG, The Wordsmith

Member Since

11/14/2017

Last Activity

12/18/2018 12:50 PM

EXP Points

283

Post Count

215

Storygame Count

1

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0 wins / 0 losses

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Sage

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Full of wise saws and modern instances.

I'm an American living in England.  As far as I know, I'm the oldest member on this site.

Trophies Earned

Earning 100 Points Having 1 Storygame(s) Featured

Storygames

Featured Story The Tower of Rowena

A humorous adventure. You play as yourself, an adventurer... well, let's be honest, you're a thief. You've heard a witch named Rowena has gathered treasures which are scattered throughout the tower she calls home.

You are free to backtrack as much as you like within the tower and the immediate area. Indeed, backtracking will be necessary to find all the treasures. You are free to return to the beginning and leave whenever you wish. The more treasures you find, the more you'll impress us, so of course you'll want to find all 17.

Certain risky decisions will result in your demise. You'll always be given a warning that you are doing something risky, so that you may change your mind. However, certain risky decisions have beneficial results. It's up to you whether to proceed or not.

Good luck with the treasure hunting!


A True Adventurer
unpublished

A humorous adventure. Help Timmy make the right choices to become a true adventurer!


Xyzzy
unpublished

Later, gator.


Recent Posts

50 words story thread. on 12/11/2018 8:43:15 AM

“Today I start my new storygame,” David promised.  “With ninja pirates and cowboy robots, and whatever else I think of as I type…  Ooh, what’s this?  ‘The most addictive game you’ll play this year.  Click here!’  Well, my storygame can wait fifteen minutes.”

Thus another day without any writing passed….

 

I normally prefer drabbles, which are 100-word stories, not including the titles, as that gives you a little more wiggle room.  Fifty words is certainly doable, though, as I've seen by some excellent entries above.  Another challenge you might enjoy is Twitter Fiction, in which you are limited to the number of characters you can fit into a Tweet.


Introductions on 12/8/2018 2:25:10 AM

Welcome to the site!  Nice to see someone else on here who remembers the 70s.


Fantasy Henchmen on 11/25/2018 4:07:35 AM

Yes, you're correct.  I was wondering why people went off on this skeleton tangent.


Happy Thanksgiving! on 11/22/2018 4:54:54 PM

They don't have Thanksgiving in England, although we'll have a turkey dinner on Sunday, since I'm an American.  Black Friday has caught on here, though, I'm sorry to report.


Fantasy Henchmen on 11/21/2018 3:40:16 AM

Personally, I'd go for robots.  I know, that's science fiction, not fantasy, but some fantasy has science fiction as well, and the mad scientist persona suits me.  They may be expensive to build, but they work for free.  You don't have to feed them.  They unfailingly follow orders.  There's no danger of them falling asleep while on sentry duty, which is something henchmen invariably seem to do whenever the heroes arrive.  I wouldn't have to worry about them rebelling, since they'd be programmed not to.  I'd have some easy way of destroying them, just in case they got out of control.

I'd also make certain to review the Evil Overlord List  https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EvilOverlordList to avoid the classic blunders Evil Overlords make.


Halloween! on 11/2/2018 4:21:50 AM

The last Halloween costume I purchased was a Wizard outfit.  It clearly said it was a Wizard costume on the package, and it looked like a wizard costume to me.  But when I put it on, everyone said, "Oh, you're a professor!"

This was many years ago, and I haven't worn a Halloween costume since.


The Thirteeth Doctor on 10/8/2018 2:36:26 PM

With only one episode aired, it's too early to pass judgment, but I feel she's off to a good start.


The Thirteeth Doctor on 10/8/2018 11:12:42 AM

Personally, I rather liked David Tennant's style.  Of the newer Doctors, it was Matt Smith I was glad to see leave.


The Thirteeth Doctor on 10/8/2018 11:11:36 AM

To be honest, if it were just me, I wouldn't watch the show, but it's so popular here that I watch it along with my wife and brother-in-law.


The Thirteeth Doctor on 10/8/2018 3:59:36 AM

I don't know if the new season of Dr Who has started yet in the USA.  We watched the first episode here last night, with Jodie Whittaker as the new incarnation of the Doctor, and the first time the Time Lord's been female. 

Speaking for myself, I enjoyed Jodie Whittaker's performance.  Quirky, as you expect the Doctor to be, but without the arrogance some actors have brought to the role.  Interestingly enough, it seems, based on the previews, that she will be relying on a team of companions to help her along in the upcoming episodes.

I realize there has only been one episode thus far, but what are your thoughts?  Is she a better doctor than Peter Capaldi?  Worse?  Simply different?  Too early to tell?  Don't watch Dr Who and don't care?