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Got a favorite storygame? Can't beat The Wal*Mart Game? If you're here to play storygames, this is the forum for you.

So what HAVE I been missing?

one month ago
Several people commented on my post in Alex_P's thread saying that I don't actually read storygames. And, well... fair. It's been a while, anyway. And apparently CYS is thriving -- I didn't realize the forum chitchat had just moved to Discord, which was my metric for assuming things had slowed down. Good to know!

So, people are still here, and still making storygames, despite CYS's quirks. And maybe it's time for me to do more than lurk and occasionally do some art... or gripe about someone's choice of language. So I'm going to play some storygames in January. Specifically the top three from the past five contests, and whatever else people recommend as the best of the past few years... with the exception of anything that is REALLY obviously not going to be my cup of tea. (i.e., Tales from the Basement 2)

To-play list to follow. Thanks in advance to anyone who makes recommendations!

So what HAVE I been missing?

one month ago

I've been hearing good things about that new Star Wars story, though I haven't read it yet. Maybe that'd be more up to your speed than Encaged would be!

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one month ago
tales 2

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one month ago

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one month ago
Thanks! The double 8/8 in length AND difficulty might prove more than I'm willing to deal with, but I'll certainly give it a try!

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one month ago

I don't mean to toot my own horn (I do), but I did win a contest with a post apocalyptic / dark fantasy thing I wrote. I respect that it might not be your thing, though. https://chooseyourstory.com/story/winter,-after-the-harvest

Everything that ninjapitka has written is worth your time. 

Edithe Zilonis and Biscuits and Ghosts by MHD are both great, 

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one month ago
I'm not usually one for grimdark or post-apoc, but I've read a couple pages and I'm in. Thanks for the other suggestions, too!

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one month ago

Of course Tales would be too much for a pussy like you.

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one month ago
Silly Thara! I'm an owl, not a pussycat. ^_^

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one month ago

New breed of owl called the pussyowl.

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one month ago

If tales 2 is not going to be your cup of tea I have a feeling my games won't be either.

Especially not WATW.

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one month ago
It’s a Boy! should be fine, right?

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one month ago

Of course! That game's super wholesome. 

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one month ago

Please, don't traumatize people.

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one month ago
In sci fi, read Aphrodite's Orphan. (https://chooseyourstory.com/Story/Aphrodite's_Orphan.aspx)

It's got lesbians, you like those. Anything by Bill Ingersoll is worthwhile too, although they're formatted like the old CYOA books and a little text heavy for some without a choice every five seconds.

In modern adventure, I really like his Blow Your House Down. (https://chooseyourstory.com/story/blow-your-house-down)


2020 unsurprisingly was a pretty productive year with extra free time for many.

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one month ago

I'd advise extreme caution when approaching Encaged, specifically.
Also, you should include A Tale of a White Lie on your reading list.

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one month ago
Yeah, don't read Encaged lol

Really, no one should.

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one month ago

I was just about to recommend taking that off the list

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one month ago
Thank you everyone for the recommendations, anti-recommendations, and for EDIT LOCKING MY FIRST POST, YOU JERKS >_<

ANYWAY. Thanks again, and see you all in 2023!