Monday, 17 July 2017

I Need A Simpler Mouse Control Subsystem

You wake up.

"Was it good? That must have been a good reward."

"Did you fugue? You know if you fugue you have to report it."

You are wearing a white coat and a mask. Before you is a gigantic glass mouse-maze, so wide you can't see the other side. There must be a million mice inside, but they can't find each other. Off to either side are rows of workers in white coats and mirror-masks. The person speaking to you is one of these. 

In Front

 An old-style TV monitor on an expanding metal arm.
·        Embossed on the monitor; "THIS IS YOUR MOUSE".
·        Flickering on the screen is a closeup of a white mouse, somewhere in the maze.
·        The mouse has a chip in its head.

A ribbed, clear plastic tube which ends in a pill container.

A set of brass controls.
·        Embossed on them is; "ACTIVATE YOUR CONTROLS IN PAIRS".
·        The Controls are;
o   CHEESE SMELL
o   SPATIAL MEMORY ALTERATION
o   FEAR (DIFFUSE)
o   FEAR (DIRECTIONAL)

Behind


·        Liquid Mirror-Men patrol.
·        Alternating rows of doorways.
·        One type marked; ‘REPORTS’
·        The other labelled; ‘MOUSE CONVERSION’




Controlling Your Mouse


·        Each round the PC must choose to activate two controls.
·        Each activation gives two positions on the chart.
·        Draw a line between those positions.
·        Play until the line crosses itself or forms a loop.
·        If the line forms a loop, they are given a Reward Pill.
·        If the line crosses itself an ALARM sounds and RED LIGHTS flash. The Mirror-Men take them to a ‘MOUSE CONVERSION’ reactor


CHEESE SMELL
SPATIAL MEMORY ALTERATION
FEAR (DIFFUSE)
FEAR (SDIRECTIONAL)
CHEESE SMELL




SPATIAL MEMORY ALTERATION




FEAR (DIFFUSE)




FEAR (DIRECTIONAL)










Exits


Reward Pill

Taking the Reward Pill causes you to black out. Move to ‘Reality Gallery’.

Making a Report

The room is dark. The door closes and locks behind you. You feel a sense of falling. Move to ‘Wolf Multitude’

Anything Else


Failing to Control your Mouse, Causing Disruption or any other activity means the Mirror Men drag you to a ‘Mouse Conversion’ reactor. You  feel yourself shrinking and transforming. A vacuum tube opens in the centre of the reactor and sucks you down. You wake up in ‘Diagnosis’.

1 comment:

  1. If you need a mouse control subsystem, this might be worth adapting: http://whatwouldconando.blogspot.ca/2017/04/five-dimensional-weather.html

    I say "might" because I have no idea how to make it work, but it's got the right shape for something that might work.

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