The Cliche Adventures of a Generic Hero

Player Rating5.58/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 105 ratings since 02/15/2015
played 1,426 times (finished 144)

Story Difficulty5/8

"run through the jungle"

Play Length6/8

"It'll be a while, better grab a Snickers®"

Maturity Level7/8

"anything goes"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 18. If this were a movie, it would probably be R.

Generic Warning - For immature  mature audiences only.


Author's Note

I fired the ridiculous cannon up for this one and took it up to eleven.

This project has lingered untouched in my trunk for nearly a year now. Originally intended to be a short work, it grew big and fat in my notes, and was then later locked away and ignored. Life happens. Anyway, I pulled it from the graveyard and decided to patchwork the dangling ends together. 


Play through the heroic or not so heroic adventures of a Cliché knight hero! There are a series of three endings for the knight that I considered canon when I first drafted the story. These unlock the first pages of what were intended to be the other hero paths of wizard, prince and spunky girl (along with some bonus troll material). If enough people enjoy the knight's story, I'd be open to reinvesting in the project and adding one or all of them on as an expansion. Each would play as its own separate story, so don't worry, there is a full and complete story in here.


The work, however, is raw - often intentionally so. And while the 'canon' endings unlock the bonus material, there really is no winning and losing. You just do better or worse.


That said, this is a fragment of the monster that lies in my notes, coming in at a little over 22k words. I feel comfortable saying there are a few chuckles in here, so I think if it brightens one person's day then it was worth publishing.


All comments, both mean and kind, are appreciated. Enjoy.

Player Comments

Fun story! I played all the paths, and you nail the comic tone. I think it would have been funnier without breaking the fourth wall in a few places, though, particularly the overt references to other media. But it's engaging and written in a technically solid, immersive style, so nice work!
-- Axiom on 6/5/2016 4:02:22 PM with a score of 0
I now regret not reading this earlier. Good humour, no grammatical mistakes, succinct and logical. A perfect package of knighthood and princess bosom.7/8
-- insanebutvain on 3/9/2016 7:33:14 PM with a score of 0
Dark elves for life!!!
-- Slaver on 1/16/2017 1:11:36 AM with a score of 2
That has to be the best read I've had in a long time. I've followed all the endings I could find, even laughed aloud a couple of times and enjoyed the whole experience. Great stuff!
-- HM000 on 1/4/2017 7:43:00 PM with a score of 0
Can't believe I only just now got around to reading this. Funny stuff. I need to go back and pick some other choices.
-- EndMaster on 11/23/2016 10:04:59 PM with a score of 2
Funny as Fuck! Awesome as Fuck! 7 Points, would read again.
-- lejama88 on 10/19/2016 2:35:47 AM with a score of 2
This is a heroic, classic, heart-warming, ridiculous, rampant --dare I say spoony?-- story. Half of the things I just typed are true.
Your humor is on point and the writing is just hilarious to read, I really wouldn't mind a second installment.
And the best part is that its all canon!
-- puddlebunni on 10/14/2016 7:27:04 PM with a score of 0
Fun story, lots of humor.
-- BigRonn77 on 9/7/2016 2:39:03 PM with a score of 0
really good game. I found it to be a very nice story, can't wait to see the other paths!
-- Shinobi on 6/1/2016 3:42:03 PM with a score of 0
My god this story got me laughing out loud at some points. Good job on this story, please write more of this, it was very fun to play!
-- Claw2k11 on 5/19/2016 10:51:36 AM with a score of 2
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