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Corrupter of Dreams

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Horror
2017

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Manipulating dreams for good or evil, November 6, 2017
by verityvirtue (London)
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You are a parasite. You manipulate dreams ó no, you corrupt them. In this brief game, you have just one target, one dream. But although you bring corruption and fungal decay, your targetís circumstances make the decision to corrupt a bit more complex, both because the consequences of corruption are not initially clear, and you can stop the corruption at any time.

Corrupter of Dreams is succinct, but manages to establish the PCís motivation and the key dilemma early on. Without this dilemma, this would have already been an interesting game; I enjoy one-verb or limited parser games because of its limitations and the subversion of parser conventions of offering as many synonyms to make it as player-friendly as possible. But introducing a reason not to go down the obvious route made the route that much stronger.

This is a short, simple concept executed well within its contraints.