Comment Quest – Part 1

Fancy a new adventure? What about a ‘choose your own adventure‘, where what happens next is decided by the comments section? This is Comment Quest.

You see a Goblin

PART 1 – You See a Goblin

It has only been a few months since you left home to seek fame and fortune as an adventurer. To slay monsters, rescue villagers, to become a true hero praised and respected everywhere you go. To see what this strange and mysterious world has in store for the intrepid traveller.

Unfortunately… it’s not going the way you’d hoped. It turns out that when you stride into a village claiming to be a hero, most people just move on by trying their best to ignore you. Those that do have work for you, don’t really have anything to offer. So far, you’ve saved a flock of sheep by scaring off a pair of hungry wolves, you escorted a farmer and his horse and cart for a few days. Someone paid you a few silver coins to find ingredients for a potion, but that just involved picking flowers. 

But you weren’t ready to give up just yet, so a few days ago, you set off on a forest road to see what the next town has to offer. It’s a four day hike along a lonely dirt road, but there’s sure to be a quest at the end of it! Right? At least, you hope so.

Well, it seems today is going to be a little different. After an uncomfortable night’s sleep against a tree on the roadside, you’re stretching your back and rolling your shoulders, when you hear twigs snapping, and the rush of movement through the undergrowth. You glance about. You see nothing at first, but whatever is moving closer is breathing heavily.

Suddenly, a little way up the road, a goblin bursts out of the treeline. You think it’s a goblin at least. You’ve been told about them. Its 3 feet tall, pale green skin, long, pointed ears, a nest of curled fangs in its mouth, crude leather clothing. Definitely a goblin.

It sprints across the dirt path but freezes, slowly turning to face you. In its haste, it didn’t realise you would be standing here. It stares wide-eyed at you. Its right hand is clutching at its stomach, and its left hand is clasped around something that you can’t quite make out.

You both stand no more than 30 feet from one another, silent.

So tell me, adventurer:

What do you do now?

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Have a Great Adventure!


Author: Rufus Scott

I am a long term Gamer, a full-time History Teacher and a part-time geek. I enjoy writing about the positive aspects of gaming, especially when it comes to education. My posts are sometimes nostalgic, occasionally irrelevant, largely meant to provoke further discussion. I'll sometimes punctuate these whimsical ramblings with a random comment on gaming and/or teaching.

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