Chess Master Stan!
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"March in the swamp"
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Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG.
Stan's just a young college kid who's pretty good at chess, but along comes the evil Alexis, an evil warlord who ridicules young stan for his lack of chess playing abilities.
Bring that evil warlord to his knees
(the following game is purely a work of fiction, any resemblance to real people or situations is purely coincidental)
Edit June 1, 2017. This was actually March making fun of alexp back in 2002. It's not a particularly serious story.
This was a rather humorous game, and I do enjoy chess as well. While this is something that I found to be quite amusing, this isn't a storygame without it's flaws.
For one, this storygame is quite linear. Almost all of the choices seems to lead to the same outcome, so it didn't feel like that I as a reader was truly effecting the story in anyway. There's the illusion of choice, but I really wouldn't call what was offered in this storygame "real" choices. But still, even through its linearity this was still a funny story that I found to be endearing in its own way.
Grammar and structure, there were some sentences that seemed to run on and could've benefited from the use of a comma. Also, I encountered some pages that really looked unflattering because they were basically walls of text, and that's never really a thrill to read. Typos were also something of a redundant problem with this game and I couldn't help but feel that either a lack of care or foresight is what hurts this game in the technical sense.
While this is a humorous game that's filled with it's own charm, this is a game that doesn't offer much in terms of branching or meaningful choices for the reader. So this is more story than game, however this isn't something that I found to be a terrible experience.
on 3/13/2017 5:58:14 PM with a score of 0
I enjoyed the humour in how seriously Alexis takes chess, and commend you for writing such an original storygame!
There were a few grammatical errors, like starting a sentence with a lower-case letter, capitalising nouns that aren't proper nouns, and just capitalising random words.
This storygame was linear, and for a good portion of it you are faced with the same choices, which are essentially 1. don't play Alexis (all of these links lead to the same page) and 2. proceed.
Nonetheless this was a fun read, even if it is a little unpolished.
on 3/3/2013 12:10:56 PM with a score of 0
Very linear, but amusing. I enjoyed picking the obviously wrong choice to see what response I would get, and the fact that I didn't have to restart or go back and just pick a link. However, it wasn't really a game, but a one way street, so I rated it 4/8.
on 9/22/2012 11:45:04 PM with a score of 0
Hah. Short amusing game from the Founders.
on 12/13/2022 2:06:34 PM with a score of 0
on 11/14/2022 3:56:01 PM with a score of 0
How many stories did the founders secretly author on here? This was an amusing though linear story.
on 5/10/2021 7:30:12 AM with a score of 0
I think it was pretty good! It was funny and dramatic. Though, there are a few grammar mistakes, but over all pretty awesome!
on 12/15/2020 6:33:56 PM with a score of 0
More of a fast-track train journey than a game, Chess Master Stan still carries a charm of sorts. Although the writing has generally poor syntax (elaborated upon by other commenters), it drags the reader into warfare and keeps them in their seat for the few minutes it takes to complete the game.
The game couples its linearity with too many choices. Although obviously and not-so-obviously wrong choices are meant to lead into jokes, the fact you have to confirm your want to actually begin the game so many times coupled with the fact that the "actually, I don't want to play the game I clicked on!" options set up the joke over and over again begins to get annoying. After a certain point, you just want to play chess.
Although I'm not very good at chess, I would have enjoyed more chess minutiae. This is an epic chess battle, after all, but it feels like chess here could be replaced with any traditional game, from backgammon to strip poker.
The main antagonist was a character of sorts, though everyone else was flat. Though I'm partial to joke games, I think that they need flavour to carry their punch.
on 10/29/2019 3:41:43 PM with a score of 0
Absolutely adored the humor in this! My only complaint is that it just felt a bit linear at points.
on 8/11/2016 6:26:23 AM with a score of 0
on 4/27/2016 7:49:40 AM with a score of 0
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