Wednesday, March 22, 2006

An adventurer is you!

Here's my silly post for the day. My favorite site to kick back and relax on lately is Kingdom of Loathing. It's one of them thar fantasy role-playing games. Sort of. While it is an FRPG, it also mocks the whole genre. The character classes are Seal Clubber, Turtle Tamer, Pastamancer, Sauceror, Disco Bandit, and Accordion Thief. And to really get ahead in the game, you need to know how to mix "fruity girl drinks" and cook various kinds of chow mein and ramen. All of the artwork is done in modern stick figure (which, aside from being funny, helps the game to load more quickly). The chat feature requires that one pass a literacy test before using it (one must know the difference between "they're," "their," and "there," for example). The currency of the game is meat. And almost every chunk of text has at least one pop culture reference in it. For example, the Meatloaf Helmet: This is a helmet made out of meatloaf. You feel like a Bat out of Hell when you wear it. You would do anything for this helmet (but you won't do that.)

What's not to like?

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At 3:42 AM, Blogger Myfanwy Collins said...

I love that you have to pass a literacy test! That's a stroke of genius.

At 9:31 AM, Blogger Don said...

The whole interweb ought to have a literacy test.

Same for driver's licenses...

and voting...

and...shoot, let's just move stupid people to Oklahoma since I'm pretty sure someone already started that process many years ago.


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