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Tfh as a text adventure game?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Pizza Pony, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. Pizza Pony

    Pizza Pony Pasta Horse

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    Anyone remember those old text adventure games for DOS?

    What do you think Them's Fightin' Herds would look like if it was programmed with only text?

    (Just curious)
     
  2. KYMSnowman

    KYMSnowman Professional Potato
    Backers' Beta Tester

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    A new challenger has appeared. What will you do?

    >I punch the enemy
    I don't understand that.

    >I kick the enemy
    I don't understand that.

    >AARGH!!! I HATE YOU SO MUCH
    Oh, no! You have walked into the slavering fangs of a lurking grue!

    *** You have died. ***​
     
  3. Pizza Pony

    Pizza Pony Pasta Horse

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    Zork i see?
    That's actually pretty accurate
    :D
     
  4. OCisbestungulate

    OCisbestungulate Always watching you
    Backers' Beta Tester

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    >walk
    I don't understand.

    >Run
    I don't understand

    >Trot
    You are not a horse.

    >move over to the door.
    How?

    >I walk over to the door.
    I don't understand.

    >Bash face against keyboard in frustration and despair.
    You open the door.

    >GHJGSEIRTN#KNINBQW#$$##$^&*(
    You have summoned a demon, who eats you. Thanks for playing!
     
  5. Rocketknightgeek

    Rocketknightgeek Backers' Beta Tester
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    On hard mode...

    You are standing in an open arena with a cheering crowd of backer OCs while another sapient ungulate stands across from you. A large piece of text appears in mid air declaring 'STAMPEDE'. Your opponent starts to trot in your general direction in a stuttering motion that is somehow always blocking, teching, ducking and buffering a charge move.

    > punch opponent

    Your opponent reacts within a single frame and removes half your life.

    > Kick opponent at perfect distance

    The opponent has magic priority and removes half your remaining life.

    > Utilize anti-AI cheese

    You die to block damage because you didn't do that from the start.

    > Screw this

    Now you're beginning to understand. Go play online.
     
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  6. Leatherface

    Leatherface Backers' Beta Tester
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    Tox, Delusional Dreamer and Avering like this.
  7. GreySky-GodoftheMachine

    GreySky-GodoftheMachine Fear; The Shadow of Death
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    LOADING...
    ...
    ...
    ...
    ...
    ...

    DONE...

    PLEASE CHOOSE CHARACTER: [MANUAL]

    ERROR UNKNOWN COMMAND...

    ... but I don't have the manual ... RIP DOS and command line gaming.
     
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  8. TyphlUpgrade

    TyphlUpgrade When the Eleven-Day Empire eats the sky...
    Crowdfund Backer

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    >There is a snek. It hisses at you.
    pull left sword|
    attack left|

    >The snek is awed by your fencing mastery.
    move forward|

    >A smugdeer emerges from the shadows.
    move back|
    pull right shield|

    >The shield is no match for the smugdeer. The smugdeer infects the forums. All is lost to the smugdeer.
    ...

    exit|