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Old 08-01-2016, 07:27 AM
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God damn it.

Take stock of identity and last available memories.
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:00 AM
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God damn it.

Take stock of identity and last available memories.
You are Daniel Tadhin, a 33 year old male Eritrean from Massawa. You are a truck driver for an Ethiopian company, transporting goods from the Massawan harbor to Ethiopian cities. Yesterday evening, you finished your last delivery (some machinery) in Adigrat. As usual when away from home, you decided to sleep in your car. Next thing you know, you awoke here.

Your native language is Tigrinya, but you have some degree of skill in a smattering of other languages, including English, Western Arabic and Amharic.

You are married, and have three children: a 12 year old son, and two daughters, age 10 and 7. You are a member of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church.

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Old 08-01-2016, 10:26 AM
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Check that our 'box' is not, in fact, a cabin, and the hallway is not, in fact, a lifeless wasteland.
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Old 08-01-2016, 10:59 AM
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Check that our 'box' is not, in fact, a cabin, and the hallway is not, in fact, a lifeless wasteland.
You look carefully. The box you're in is not, in fact, a cabin. You can't make out the hallway too well, but it doesn't look particularly wastelandish.
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:13 AM
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Check for ventilation.

If not found, begin to hyperventilate and assume fetal position.
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:22 AM
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Check for ventilation.

If not found, begin to hyperventilate and assume fetal position.
You can find no obvious source of ventilation. There are no holes in the box, nor can you find anything that looks like vents.

In a panic, you start to hyperventilate. There is however not enough room to assume fetal position.
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:25 AM
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Examine hallway.
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:36 AM
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Examine hallway.
Using the scant few inches of room you have, you scoot towards the head end of your box, hoping to get a better look of the hallway. The hallway seems to be made from sort of metal. Your box lies on hallway's floor. The little you can see of the hallway has no notable features.
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:40 AM
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Attempt to mentally contact Professor X, to notify him of your situation.
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:00 PM
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Examine box.

Identify light sources.

Play dead.
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:26 PM
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You have no idea who this Professor X person is.

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Examine box.
The box is sealed shut. The bottom side is covered in a mattress. The side near your head is translucent. The other sides seem to be made out metal. The metal is not entirely smooth, but has the occasional small irregularity. The inside of the box is about two meters long, fifty centimeters wide, and forty centimeters high, giving you barely enough room to move.

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Identify light sources.
There's a soft white light coming from the hallway, further to your right. The actual source is out of sight.

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Play dead.
You play dead.

...

...

You lie there for what you think might be an hour or so. Nothing has happened. You're getting sleepy...
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Stay awake as long as possible. Keep watch for other humans. Play dead.
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:42 AM
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You manage to stay awake for several more hours...


You awaken in a wooden cabin. The cabin contains a bed, a table and a chair. In addition, there's a picture of a cute puppy and a beautiful painting depicting a stormy sky hanging on the wall. The labels indicates that they are titled 'Feeding a dingo baby' and 'A Shocking Development' respectively. On the table lies a book titled surviving Australia, 4 sharp yet pretty sea-shells, a pink potion, 4 small rocks and 5 scraps of ragged cloth. You are naked, with clothes (underpants, shorts, shirt) lying on the chair and sandal slippers next to the bed. You can hear the sound of the ocean.
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Old 08-04-2016, 11:28 AM
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Damn. Should have made a scene.

Drink potion.
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:14 AM
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You swallow the contents of the vial whole

You have learned the following abilities:
-Shadowbreath
-Lightbreaker
-Sense Darkness

You have gained nightvision.

You are now a nightguard
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Old 09-03-2018, 07:03 AM
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Use sharp seashell on shorts. We have to tatter them up.

I feel this might be the kind of RPG where we get a barbarian stats bonus for wearing tattered shorts and going shirtless.
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:59 AM
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Is this Daniel Tadhin unboxed, or a new player entirely?
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Old 09-03-2018, 12:33 PM
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Is this Daniel Tadhin unboxed, or a new player entirely?
You are currently Daniel Tadhin, who remembered awakening in a strange box, before he fell asleep again and awoke in this cabin.

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Use sharp seashell on shorts. We have to tatter them up.

I feel this might be the kind of RPG where we get a barbarian stats bonus for wearing tattered shorts and going shirtless.
You use the seashalls on the shorts. The material is weak enough that you easily tatter up the bottom of the legs.
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Old 09-04-2018, 05:32 AM
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Put on the shirt and [Barbarian Loincloth].

Examine underpants. If they're tighty whiteys put them on as you would a mask, as if you were a poor man's luchador. If they're boxers put them on like a hat, as boring sun protection.
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Old 09-05-2018, 12:54 AM
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You equip the shirt and shorts. Because of modern fashion trends, the ragged shorts look like they came fresh from a high-quality store catering to women.

The underpants are a pair of grey boxers with armadillo print. You are now wearing them on top of your head.
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Old 09-05-2018, 02:34 AM
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So is the name of the game just 'gather as much info as possible'? I re-read the whole entire thread but now it's 5:30am & I still have no idea what to do about the light-lock or the tower or the shiny dingo-guarded room...

RUN OUTSIDE and observe/explore your surroundings.
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Old 09-05-2018, 07:53 AM
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So is the name of the game just 'gather as much info as possible'? I re-read the whole entire thread but now it's 5:30am & I still have no idea what to do about the light-lock or the tower or the shiny dingo-guarded room...
I'm not sure Jeffrey himself knows how to solve these apparent puzzles, or if that's even what they are. I think he's leading us on a wild goose chase, just to have us be part of his sadistic, morbid torture-fantasy.
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:14 PM
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You charge outside, heedless of the danger. You appear to be in some sort of unknown wasteland. You can feel the hot sand beneath your still-bare feet.



The cabin you found yourself in was a one-room structure, but wandering around the back you find a set of cellar doors. In the distance, opposite the cabin's entrance, you see the ocean. Looking to the right from the entrance, you see a stone tower some distance away. Looking to the left, you can see a hill.
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:24 AM
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Re-enter cabin.
Craft 5 scraps of ragged cloth into a backpack.
Pick up "Surviving Australia".
Flip through "Surviving Australia" and look for illustrations.
If there are no illustrations, destroy the book completely.
Pick up 4 seashells (if they aren't in inventory already).
Pick up 4 small rocks.
Use sandal slippers.
Pull beautiful painting of puppy.
Push beautiful painting of ocean.

(If a secret door opens or event triggers, stop here. Otherwise...)

Walk outside.
Use Sense Darkness on stone tower. I want to verify that it's dark and stuff.

(We're a racoon paladin now because of the potion, I think. We gotta find a dark place to use ours bonuses!.)
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Old 09-07-2018, 06:55 AM
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Do all those things the Baron suggested, but don't forget to break off a leg from the chair, granting a [Makeshift Nightstick] on your way out.

And flip the table, because fuck this cabin.
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