Selection of Stories
April 27, 2012 8:05 AM   Subscribe

A couple years ago, we had our Choice of Dragons and of Broadsides. Since then, the authors have released Choice of the Vampire, in which your newly made vampire (potentially a Lestat type, but just as likely a Creole watchmaker or an illiterate backwoodsman) navigates the 19th Century American South; the fantasy diptych Choice of Romances and Choice of Intrigues, in which your initial choices determine the gender normativity of the game world as well as the temperament of your hero; and, most recently, Choice of Zombies, a fleet game that concentrates on action, relationships, and high-stakes decisions.
posted by Iridic (13 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
I love these games. I've always tried to find all the possible endings, but never can be sure I've gotten them.
posted by Carillon at 8:12 AM on April 27, 2012

Failing like mad with Firefox. Is this a chrome-only thing?
posted by Old'n'Busted at 8:30 AM on April 27, 2012

Working for me in Firefox.
posted by Carillon at 8:33 AM on April 27, 2012

Dan Fabulich, the guy behind Choice of Games, is also the organizer of the Bay Area Interactive Fiction Meetup. IF fans in the Bay Area should check it out.
posted by Zed at 9:06 AM on April 27, 2012

These are great! Thanks for posting.
posted by snorkmaiden at 10:16 AM on April 27, 2012

If anyone reading this hasn't played a bunch of these games, they are fun, cleverly structured, replayable, rewarding, and short enough that they do not gobble your time like some games. Try them, you will be glad.*

*actual gladness likely, but not guaranteed.
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:57 AM on April 27, 2012

I'm really enjoying this! And I'm looking forward to the others as well. Thanks for letting me know about them.
posted by painquale at 12:19 PM on April 27, 2012

Oh, hey, thanks for this! I played and enjoyed Choice of the Dragon and Choice of Broadsides back when they were featured on the blue, but I didn't keep up with the authors. (Tsk tsk.) Looking forward to trying the others.
posted by theatro at 12:53 PM on April 27, 2012

I always find myself being able to sink way too much time into these.
posted by msbutah at 1:16 PM on April 27, 2012

Is "fleet game" a term I should know?
posted by foursentences at 6:56 PM on April 27, 2012

"Fleet" was me on Friday morning reaching for an adjective to express Zombie's comparatively fast pace. If you're looking for an actual Fleet Game, try Choice of Broadsides or Apex Patrol.
posted by Iridic at 7:11 PM on April 27, 2012

Aha! A (fleet) (game), not a (fleet game). It is indeed. When I got to the part where you choose a boat I experienced a completely incorrect flash of clarity.
posted by foursentences at 8:02 PM on April 27, 2012

Unsurprisingly, I'm better at navigating complex 19th century vampire court politics then age of exploration naval fleets.
posted by The Whelk at 9:22 PM on April 27, 2012

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