Braak the Briton (Redux Edition)
"it's worth every cent"
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"run through the jungle"
"It keeps going and going"
"i'll need to see some identification"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 16. If this were a movie, it would probably between PG-13 and R.
Between the times when Claudian Invasion occured and the departure of the last legion, the Roman Empire ruled Britain with an ironfist. Out of the natives' struggle for freedom comes great Briton, Celtic, Gallic, and Pictish heroes---great leaders that show the defiance and resolve of their people. Braak, your character in this adventure, is not yet a great leader of the British peoples. In fact, he's not a great warrior either. But because of his fearlessness (and a great debt that he owes his king), he has been "volunteered" to rescue the Pictish princess Aallura from enprisonment in the Romano-Briton town of Vespasium. Your quest begins at the front gate of Vespasium. To suceed on his quest, you must outwit the Romans. Direct force will only get your character killed or worse. Yes, there are worse things than death...well anyway, good luck!
First off, I loved the humour in this storygame. The description for the Detox Potion was hilarious ("This will be handy when attending a Frat Party.") and I love puns so naturally "If you want to look at the vases, you got to urn that privilege." actually made me chuckle out loud a little.
I enjoyed the unexpected endings. Lighting an entire town on fire and killing the princess in the process earns you the title of Prince; this was something that caught me off guard and was a pleasant change from the majority of storygames here (where the unexpected consequences are always negative). The way you portrayed the city made me feel like I was there. I also loved how there were multiple ways to achieve your end goal.
There's not much wrong with this - it's humorous, detailed, fun to play, but it's missing the emotional depth of some other stories on this site. The characters are not developed and it's more of a light-hearted read than a serious story. I wouldn't rate this one of the best storygames on the site but it was certainly entertaining.
on 2/27/2013 10:42:57 AM with a score of 0
I remember loving this story when I was younger but it definitely isn't quite as I remember. For one thing, the writing isn't of a particularly high quality. It's not poor but it's definitely nothing to note. Additionally, lots of it felt contrived and sometimes the author contradicts himself. The tavern is meant to be Roman-free (this information is given) but yet, every second option there gets you killed by Roman soldiers. The advanced editor features were not used to their maximum capability and they were often more present than they needed to be; a little ingenuity could have hidden them from sight while still maintaining their function. That being said, Braak isn't bad, it's just not special.
on 11/15/2012 6:06:08 PM with a score of 0
Redstorm has utilised his array of writing skills to really bring Roman Britannia to life. Its great to see a fairly historically correct version of Post-Roman invasion portrayed so well. There were a few historical inconsistencies but nothing truly glaring. I wasn't completely in tune with your writing style but I commend you for working well with a difficult setting. 6/8
on 12/10/2007 2:25:43 AM with a score of 0
on 4/26/2013 5:21:11 AM with a score of 0
Okay, felt a bit random at times. I did like the flavor texts though.
-- Kiko on 1/22/2013 6:56:25 PM with a score of 0
Seth says between YES and MEH! I can't decide if it was ok or great!
on 10/29/2012 9:19:50 PM with a score of 0
I love this game! Can't wait for more!
on 10/21/2012 7:42:15 AM with a score of 0
What to say?
Oh, shit I forgot!
on 6/2/2012 5:16:00 AM with a score of 0
kind of confusing but good writing. 5/8
on 5/19/2012 11:28:41 AM with a score of 0
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