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Halloween Choose Your Own Adventure 2018 - "Prologue"


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So a while back I did a series of Choose Your Own Adventure style blogs. People seemed to like them, so in the spirit of Halloween, I am starting a new one. I will be writing a horror story one chapter at a time. However, before I get started I need a little help.

I am inviting the Dtoid Community to help play along in this little adventure. In addition to choosing how the story will progress I have some prompts I want to ask you to help me write the story. I did something like this last time, to help engage readers and get the thing to feel like a game. Though I’ve made some adjustments to the formula to aid in creating a better story.

What I need from you, should you choose to play along, is:

A Setting


Every story needs one, and this story is no exception. I need you to pick a setting for the story to take place in. Note that the story will take place entirely within this setting, so choose carefully. I’ll be picking my favorite setting, so consider that before you answer. You wouldn’t want to throw away the chance of me picking your setting because you wanted to make a funny, would you? (Who am I kidding, this is Destructoid, of course you do)

An Intro


In addition to the setting, I am giving you the chance to decide how the story starts. Write a beginning sentence (just one sentence, any more and I won’t pick it, run on sentences are also auto disqualified). This sentence will help set the mood for the rest of the story, so try to come up with something befitting this spookiest of seasons. This subject is tied to the setting in the sense that I will automatically have to use the sentence that is from the comment whose setting I choose. 

An Animal


Pretty self-explanatory. Name an animal and I will include it in the story somewhere. How I use it is up to me, so go ahead and try and throw me off with your choice. I DARE YOU!

Pick Some Numbers


Pick one of the following sets of numbers: 0,6; 1,5; 2,4; 3,3; 4,2; 5,1; 6,0. Don’t ask what it’s for, just pick one. This one will be picked by drawing a name from a hat, so it’s random. 

And that’s all I need from you at this point. My goal is to have Chapter 1 up by this coming Sunday. No idea how long each chapter will be, but I will aim to make them more or less the same length. At the end of each chapter I will leave 2-3 possible ways for the story to continue, but instead of having a poll I’ll just have people vote in the comments for each chapter AND in the comments in a qpost that will be bumped for 3 days.

I have a general idea for the story, but nothing beyond some loose details. Nothing is set in stone yet, and nothing will be until I have the first suggestions all picked out. There is plenty of time as I will officially start writing Friday. You can either leave your suggestions in the comments below, or in the qpost I made for this topic. 

I look forward to seeing people’s choices and I hope you will enjoy the story I write. Thanks in advance to everyone who will play along and also to those who don’t but still read the story. 


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About dephoenixone of us since 10:41 AM on 03.01.2016

Former Head of Destructoid's Unofficial Book Club, Former Head of the Unofficial Book of the Month Club, Wes's Unofficial Father, and Self-Appointed Supreme High Priest of #TeamSandwich.

Super Mario Bros. 3 was the very first game (I remember) playing. Since then I have been a big fan of the medium.

I'm an avid gamer and aspiring writer. RPGs and platformers are my bread and butter, but I'm also a fair action/adventure guy too. Really there are no genres I outright dislike, just individual games. Every game genre offers something different, and I've come to love the variety. I feel the same way with comics, movies, manga, etc. Not really hung up on "genres", I just like what I like, and I don't care what genre it is.

Recently I've been trying to "break out of my shell" by getting out of my comfort zone and trying things I normally would not. Because of this I have discovered lots of new games, books, manga, shows, and movies that I now love. I do my part now to try to help others expand their horizons and get out of their own familiar space and try new things.

Destructoid has been a big help in getting me to broaden my horizons, and interact with more people outside my familiar circle of friends and acquaintances. I've come to love this site, and look forward to sharing more with you knuckleheads.