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Wisher, Theurgist, Fatalist

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Fantasy, Surreal
2016

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(based on 8 ratings)
3 member reviews

About the Story

From the ranks of the people you have been raised up as a Wisheró

To seek among the fairies;
the dragons of the deeps;
the ur-toads and the claw things;
among the shadows on the sun and the ghosts beneath the world,
and in the lands of humankind besides
for the jewel of all desiring.

You must find the jewel and command the Creator to make the world as you desire it. And if you should succeed, then the world shall always have been as you wish it, and your life a thing sprung of your own desiring; and if you should fail then you shall be forgotten like the tides.

Fanfic of the tabletop RPG by Jenna Katerin Moran. (No knowledge of the source material is expected or needed.) World, metaphysics, and the best bits of text are hers.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: May 4, 2016
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: 75DE8D71-7412-4F86-ABE2-223757D7679D
TUID: 8ovhr7mn59aut5qm

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
This may be listed as fanfic . . . , July 7, 2016
but I found this game to be a lot of fun - despite the fact that I don't know anything about the works of Jenna Katerin Moran. It stands alone well and has some creative twists and turns. It's a relatively short game - perfect for a summer day!

Creating The World In A Short Text Adventure, July 7, 2016
It's a pretty short game, with a lot of things that might take less decoding if I knew the source material (but are fun regardless), but it takes an interesting approach to its themes and has a lot of options for a short game. I played it in a group, as I usually do, and it made us discuss stuff more than usual, instead of always trying things until something worked. It's thoughtful, and made me wish I'd been more thoughtful as a player. Kinda makes me want to go back and mess around with the things that I treated like red herrings, when I could have done more. And yeah, I should probably read some Jenna Moran.

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Give it a try, August 30, 2016
A fun game that has a little more depth to it than some.

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