Well, I sort of got away from that job I hated. I moved to the same job at another location. Well, at least I’ll be working alone and my commute was shorted by more than half.
But that’s not what today is about. Today is about Echo Bazaar.
Echo Bazaar is like a card game/choose your own adventure game, only they never run out of cards. I’ve never played a card-based RPG before, so I don’t know how it compares, but this is pretty fun. and not a little addicting.
It’s sort of steampunk themed, but maybe actually gaslight is more the proper term.
Here is an example of what happens. I drew a card, and it gave me two options.
I’m going to take the easy route and just take the cat.
What can I do with a boxed cat? No idea, but I’m sure it will be…interesting.
Oh, awesome. I was given the option of freeing the cat or passing it on. Being the crazy cat lady that I am, I decide to free it, with mixed results.
Ah well, maybe the cat will do me a good turn later. You know…cats do that…(yeah, right).
At the moment, I only have one associate on there, but who knows? Maybe I’ll convince some of my SL friends to hop on. It’s not very time consuming, can be played in spurts lasting a few minutes at a time. It’s turned-based, so there’s no worry about anything going wrong while you’re gone. I won’t lie – it does have its unsavory moments. This morning, I lost a coin flip and had to eat a live rat. I wonder if it was the same rat I mugged yesterday, in order to steal his tools and escape my cell? Hmm…that’d be some kind of odd poetic justice.