Category Archives: parser-based

Apocalypse Fuel, and early thoughts on Vorple

Apocalypse Fuel, my Apocalypse World gang generator, is up to version 9 now. I’ve steadily been adding content to the thing for a while, but the additions between 8 and 9 are relatively modest.  The big difference is that it … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Fuel

Apocalypse World is a groundbreaking story RPG about a tropey, high-drama, fetish-masked, diesel-belching, psychic-maelstrom postapocalypse. It’s the founding work of the extensive Powered by the Apocalypse stable of storygames, which includes Monsterhearts, Dungeon World, Night Witches, Sagas of the Icelanders, and an ever-expanding list of others. … Continue reading

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IF Comp ’16: Fair.

Fair (Hanon Ondricek, Inform) is a parser piece in which A.B. Astherton, a self-published science-fiction author, has been asked to judge an elementary-school science fair. A single playthrough is pretty short, but it really needs to be played through a few times … Continue reading

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ANCIENT MYSTERIES OF IF COMP: The Primrose Path

ANCIENT MYSTERIES OF IF COMP is my attempt, in the run-up to the 2016 IF Competition, to go back over Comp entries which I missed the first time around. Nolan Bonvouloir’s The Primrose Path was released in the 2006 IF Competition, taking a … Continue reading

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ANCIENT MYSTERIES OF IF COMP: Photograph

  The Interactive Fiction Competition kicks off in a little under three weeks. Since its inception in 1995, IF Comp has spurred the production – or at least served as a convenient platform for – over seven hundred works of IF, … Continue reading

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Introcomp ’16: Spellbound; Some Exceptions for Reasons Unknown

Introcomp, a competition for the opening sections of interactive fiction games, is running through September 10. (Full disclosure: I am married to the comp organiser.) Today: a couple of fantasy parser games.

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Bring Out Your Dead: Eulogies II

A few more games from the Bring Out Your Dead jam for games unfinished and abandoned, spoken of briefly.

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