Dusty Fist

Player Rating5.31/8

"#262 overall, #21 for 2019"
based on 51 ratings since 05/07/2019
played 744 times (finished 67)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length2/8

"So short yo' momma thought it was a recipe"

Maturity Level6/8

"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.

Can you get a good drink while fending off raiders?

A young martial artist visits a post-apocalyptic town in search of a drink. What happens next is up to you in this classic style CYOA inspired by the cult classic God Hand.

Special Thanks To:
Cricket - For beta reading.

Author's Notes: This is mostly just a little something I wrote for my own amusement and isn't meant to be taken seriously at all. It's written in the Time Cave format, which means that every choice leads you down a unique path instead of all that rebranching and stuff that modern interactive fiction tends to use.

With that said, leave all your common sense at the door, because it's about to get weird.

Player Comments

Chris, you're supposed to rename The First Page!

But this was just good goofy fun and a worthwhile way to spend five minutes. A storygame doesn't *have* to be a giant epic to be enjoyable and yours are nice to be able to point to for all those trembling noobs who either get their own 2000 word stories tragically wrong or else refuse to ever try in the first place.

Glad to see you writing again and I can tell you had fun with this. Some of the lines are just hilarious. 'The desire to not be gay and to get a glass of water gives you the motivation to see this fight through to the end.' That and the tea and scones ending were my favorite since of course I did not choose to be THAT kind of guy.

First ending I got was the happy friendship ending two clicks in, but going back I was pleased to see I had correctly sussed out that one does not merely *become* fat in the post apocalypse without being important...or without at least having a lot of really good friends in assless chaps who are in touch with emotions and sensitive to your plight.
-- mizal on 5/8/2019 2:44:25 AM with a score of 0
I found this story hilarious.
The humor in Dusty Fist would not be everyone's cup of tea. If you are one of those weirdos that actually read reviews before the story, and you do not appreciate the Rule of Funny, maybe you should not bother reading this. You won't find it funny and will just click through for the free point.

If, however, you don't mind a little absurdity, I highly recommend this story. It is short and can be read when you haven't much time to spare, and of the stories of this length which I have read, I enjoyed this one the most.

There were several parts which had me audibly laughing even on my second read through, and the grammar and writing are good. The first page may make it seem as if it will be just some cheesy action story if you're not paying much attention, but it becomes clear that it is not by the second page.
There are a few pop culture references, but they weren't very distracting, even for me who did not initially get them.

The branching style is my favorite, and it made reading through the whole thing very easy without making me read the same page multiple times.

Good job on your first story of 2019, Chris.
-- Cricket on 5/7/2019 10:30:47 AM with a score of 0
-- Stefan on 1/26/2020 8:40:43 PM with a score of 0
Attention Everybody!!!!!
Hey, there random person who is reading this review.
Are you bored!
Tired! And literally have nothing to do for five minutes. Well, do I have the perfect product for you. I call it Dusty Fist; it's a perfectly compatible game made for most ordinary people. Surprisingly it only takes five minutes to explore every path.
But be warned this story is not for the faint of heart, for there is gor, fat people, and non-descriptive love island type sexual content.
So let's get to my favorite part of the story, the humor. First off, it mentions badlands, which is immediately enough for any sane person to give it a five. The humor is absolutely on point and very wacky.

Spoiler: The tuff raider's turn out to be gentle and gay.

The choices that shouldn't be working work. So if you're stupid and decide to click, talk to the group of 20 raiders instead of beating up the 20 raiders that are all bigger than you. That choice probably will lead you to death or getting raped quicker than beating them up.

The writing was beautiful and spot-on, which should be expected for a short, fun game. The grammar isn't hindering the story in any way. In fact, some grammar rules were broken to fit the context of the story, which I very much approve of.

And in all honesty I a salesman can muster think that this game has no apparent weaknesses. It brings everything a highly rated short story should bring to the table, and it's very unique and funny. It mentions the badlands, and it also manages to make a unique reference to a member of the CYS community.
Overall I think this story deserved a 6/8 if the story was longer with more plot development and all that other nonsense that long stories have. It consistently kept up this type of humor; I would have given it a seven or maybe even an 8.
-- DemonInTheDark on 1/21/2020 9:19:18 PM with a score of 0
Good game. Short, funny, quite crazy.
-- WearyJackson957 on 1/15/2020 12:54:26 AM with a score of 0
This isn't really my thing, but some.e of the endings are pretty funny, and the Time Cave format is really cool. I got a kick out of the random, reversal reversal of expectations style comedy.

I'm reality this was a good thirty minutes of my time but not much else. 5/8
-- 3iguy on 1/8/2020 10:34:05 AM with a score of 0
Your writing in this game was quite humourous. For the length, it had a wide diversity of endings. (I tried pursuing all the paths, and I counted ten in all.) The story never felt linear, with at least two choices being offered on every page.

Some of the endings were actually really wholesome. I especially liked the ending where I spontaneously turned British. Ending 10 was very sweet as well. Of course, it was also nice to have pathways that were more action-packed. My favourite ending was probably the one where (SPOILERS:) I got tossed into the world of Skyrim. That brought back feelings of nostalgia. That, and the ending in which I finally received that thirst-quenching glass of water.

Good job overall.
-- Reader82 on 1/5/2020 8:47:25 PM with a score of 0
Dusty Fist is a very decent story. I wouldn’t go as far to say it is amazing, though it is quite solid, and I appreciate a story that has a specific goal in mind and seeks nothing beyond that goal. There are a lot of long epics that promise so much and fail to deliver. Though that is not all epics, for some are long epic tales that you love, and are rewarding to read. Those stories will always be the best.

Though if the only amazing stories were long epics, then this site would be quite alianating to the ones who have neither the time nor commitment to spend four hours of there life reading some amazing epic. That is where stories like this one come in. Nice, short, amazing stories that can give anyone a good time. While this one may not be for everyone, this subclass of stories is. It is for the ones who can’t commit to a story like necromancer everytime they feel like reading. Hell even the ones who can need a break from epics from time to time. That is why I’m so fond of stories of this length.

Though talking about the story itself, it is just fun. Not deep, not epic, just some fun. To that end the story pulls it off perfectly. The comedy is rich as well. That is so refreshing when compared to the stories who try to be funny and fail.

In conclusion, this story is short. While that is fine, it does restrict me from giving this story a 8. If you are simply looking for a quick good time, read it. I read every path in under 10 minutes. If you had time to read these reviews, then you have time to read the story.

5 out of 8
-- MicroPen on 10/9/2019 3:28:43 PM with a score of 0
Dusty Fist made me feel like a dusty fist. 4/10 make sure you leave all your common sense at the door. The words, sentences, tone, and mood enhanced the heehee hahas. There were nuggets of 'ooh that's quirky hoho'. I didn't heehee haha but that's probably the bulimia acting up again. Had tea with the raiders - that's all right. Most of the humour comes from subverting that Mad Max characterisation. It's not really a break in logic, as you'd expect from an absurdist approach. The raiders are simply misunderstood and defy our preconceptions. That's what went through my head while reading. Probably spoiled it for me but whatever. That final bit about drinking toilet water was funny though. So yeah. You could probably still appreciate the jokes even after I've explained them - testament to its staying power or something like that. Thank you Chris for providing us all with Dusty Fist.
-- Ozoni on 9/22/2019 8:02:07 AM with a score of 0
very funny, was never bored, alays surprised, had a fun time reading all the endings lol
-- Lillie on 7/22/2019 1:42:25 PM with a score of 0
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