Thursday, August 4, 2011

How to write a gamebook part 2e - A day in my life gamebook

1
You leave the house and get on your cycle.  You get to the end of the road and you can turn one of two ways.  You could head towards the main road (turn to 8) or you could go down the country road, towards a farm (turn to 16.)  Alternatively, you could go to your friend's house via a country lane.  If you do this, turn to 24.

2
You squirt the ketchup on the chips and enjoy your lunch of sausage and chips.  It is yummy, but quite big so you feel drowsy afterwards.  After lunch, you phone your wife.  Turn to 7.
3
You enjoy your yummy sandwich with mayonnaise.  Yum yum!  After lunch, you phone your wife.  Turn to 7.
4
You are in the kitchen.  You have a fridge and several cupboards full of food.  You stomach starts to rumble and you look at your watch to see that it is lunch time.  What will you have to eat?  To have a cheese and salad sandwich, turn to 14.  To have sausage and chips, turn to 22.  To have soup, turn to 30.
5
You heat the soup in a saucepan and let it simmer for a while.  You then pour it into a bowl and enjoy your tomato soup for lunch.  After lunch, you phone your wife.  Turn to 7.
6
You grill the sausages which is a lot healthier for you.  When the chips are cooked, you put the sausages and chips on a plate.  If you want mayonnaise with your chips, turn to 23.  If you want ketchup with your chips, turn to 2.
7
You call your wife at lunchtime and eventually, the topic of conversation turns to dinner.  If you say that you are feeling lazy and just want a pizza, turn to 10.  If you say that you want some roast lamb, turn to 15.  If you say that you want liver and onions, turn to 19.  If you say that you want a big pile of carrots and onions, turn to 21.
8
As you cycle down the main road, you are overtaken by several fast cars.  It is a nice sunny day, but you have a very noisy journey as cars are always overtaking you.  Eventually, you get to a village.  Turn to 32.
9
You have a very pleasant nap on a nice bench.  When you wake up, you feel a lot better.  You decide to get back on your bike and go home.  Turn to 25.
10
Your wife says that she is also feeling lazy and pizza sounds like a great idea.  She buys a pizza from the shops on the way home.  When she gets home, it is in the oven and ready in ten minutes.  You both enjoy your pizza.
11
You fry the sausages which is quicker but they are a lot more fatty.  When the chips are cooked, you put the sausages and chips on a plate.  If you want mayonnaise with your chips, turn to 23.  If you want ketchup with your chips, turn to 2.
12
When you get to your friend's house, you decide to play and RPG, but you don't know which one.  Your friend has two new, interesting RPGs.  You could play the Fabled Lands RPG (turn to 20) or the Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2 RPG (turn to 28)
13
You heat the soup in a saucepan and let it simmer for a while.  You then pour it into a bowl and enjoy your vegetable soup for lunch.  After lunch, you phone your wife.  Turn to 7.
14
You slice up some bread, butter one of them and cut up some cheese to put in the slice.  You then get the left over salad from the fridge and put it one your sandwich.  You look for mayonnaise, but you cannot find any.  If you search the bottom drawer of the fridge, turn to 18.  If you eat the sandwich without the mayonnaise, turn to 26.  If you forget about the sandwich and make sausages and chips, turn to 22.  If you forget about the sandwich and have soup, turn to 30.



15
You say that you want some roast lamb and your wife says that it will take too long.  She will think of something to get on the way home.  If you suggest pizza instead, turn to 10.  If you decide to go to the shops and buy a lamb roasting machine that roasts lamb quickly, turn to 27.
16
As you cycle down the country lane, you do not see a soul.  It is a lovely sunny day and you have some nice views of a countryside.  You eventually come to a farm.  You cycle through it.  As you do, you see a combine harvester.  Eventually, you get to the village.  Turn to 32
17
You go into a local shop and buy a chocolate bar.  After enjoying the chocolate, you get back on your bike and head home.  Turn to 25.
18
You open the drawer to find the squeezy bottle of mayonnaise.  You squirt it onto your lunch and enhance it immensely.  Yum yum!  If you squirted it on your sandwich, turn to 3.  If you squirted it on sausage and chips, turn to 31.
19
Your wife says that she does not like the food and rejects the idea.  On her way home, she buys a pizza which is not much like the food you wanted but it cooks quickly and it tastes nice.
20
You roll up a warrior  and tackle a tribe of rat men under the sewers of Yellowport.  You manage to kill the Rat king.  After a good morning of Role playing, you decide to get back on your bike and go home.  Turn to 25.
21
Your wife thinks that that is a a crazy idea.  Turn to 19.
22
You get the sausages out of the fridge and a packet of oven chips from the freezer.  You put the chips in the oven but what will you do with the sausages?  If you want to grill them, turn to 6.  If you want to fry them, turn to 11.
23
You look in the cupboard but you can't find any mayonnaise.  If you search the bottom drawer of the fridge, turn to 18.  If you eat the chips without mayonnaise, turn to 29.

24
You get on your bike and start riding down the country lane.  It is a very pleasant and quiet journey.  Soon, you are at your friend's house.  Turn to 12.
25
Eventually you arrive home.  You decide that it would be a good time to have some lunch, so you find something to eat.  Turn to 4.

26
You eat the sandwich.  It is OK but you would rather have mayonnaise on it.  After lunch, you phone your wife.  Turn to 7.
27
You go to the shops and buy the latest Lamb-o-roast instamatic.  You buy a large piece of lamb to roast as well as some vegetables to go with it.  You phone your wife and tell her that you will be able to cook the lamb in time.  By the time she gets home, you have prepared a great roast dinner which you both enjoy.  Yum!
28
You roll up a character and tackle the wishing well adventure.  You manage to kill an evil necromancer and steal his treasure.  After a good morning role playing, you get back on your bike and go home.  Turn to 25.
29
You eat the sausage and chips but you do not have any mayonnaise.  The lunch is OK, but it would have been better with mayonnaise.  You are quite full afterwards and feel drowsy.  After lunch, you phone your wife.  Turn to 7.
30
You find two different flavours of soup in the cupboards.  To have tomato soup, turn to 5.  To have vegetable soup, turn to 13.
31
You have a delicious meal of sausage and chips with mayonnaise.  Yum yum!  After the meal, you feel quite full and drowsy.  After lunch, you phone your wife.  Turn to 7.

32
You reach the small village where you find a quiet park and read a book about knights.  Soon you are feeling hungry and drowsy.  If you have a nap, turn to 9.  If you go to the shop to buy some food, turn to 17.



To improve on the map method, turn to 2a.

To improve on the flow diagram method, turn to 2b.

To improve on the just write it! method, turn to 2c.

If you have now improved all of your gamebooks using the three methods, it's time to move on.  Turn to part 2d - working with paragraphs.

To read the gamebook, turn to 2e.

To return to the main page, turn to part 2.

To see the video on how I made my gamebook in part 2d, go here.

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