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    the 2017 Hexus Christmas story thread

    As previous years - anyone can contribute. Following panto and christmas thriller in recent years how about this year we go old-school "BYO adventure" style. All posts must build off the previous, state the selected option, develop the plot, then list the player inventory, location, and end with the classic options for what to do next:

    edit: suggest when writing a move just post a temporary holder - something like "move X dibs'd and in progress" and then go back and edit that post to avoid clashing with other people.

    Intro:
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    Following on from a couple of successful years of Christmas story threads you are getting a bit confused as to where this year's outing is. You check your diary and it's in there as launch 2nd weekend of December... Maybe SammyC has got distracted this year. Not to worry, the committee always plan things at the hall on a Monday evening...

    So you stride up to the Hexus village hall to find it locked, and there's nothing on the noticeboard. Walking round the side you peer through the window and everything inside is stacked up, with a layer of dust covering the parquet floor, and the stained stage curtains closed across the stage. "Cack!" you think, "they've moved venue. It can't be at DR's log-cabin, we're still banned after that got trashed last year... I must have missed the announcement. Maybe it was hidden in the member seller rules overhaul? I never did bother reading that."

    After 5mins reading the small print about profiteering vetos and trust+ name in the pictures it is clear it wasn't hidden in there, even in white text. The phone battery runs out and you stand wondering "So what to do now?"

    You start walking back down the path when you hear "psst" from the bushes. A dishevelled looking vagrant is thoroughly embedded in the leylandii and sniffing on what looks like a pot of TIM cleaner... "Pssst, mister..."
    Last edited by ik9000; 18-12-2017 at 04:48 PM. Reason: edited to make it user-neutral and first person + posting etiquette added

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    Re: the 2017 Hexus Christmas story thread

    Move 1
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    Location:
    You are standing on the path to the Village hall next to the noticeboard. A vagrant is in the hedgerow to the north. The path leads east to the village hall, and west to the village green. It is cold, and threatening to snow.

    Inventory
    You are wearing jeans+belt, trainers, T-shirt, a winter coat, scarf and beanie hat. You are carrying keys, a wallet and a pocket pack of tissues, chewing gum and hand sanitizer. Your coat has the dead Nexus in the pocket. It has pocket space for 2 more medium items.

    Options:
    Do you
    a) approach the vagrant and engage in conversation?
    b) ignore the vagrant and go back to the hall?
    c) ignore the vagrant and go back to the village green?
    d) look at the noticeboard again?
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    Re: the 2017 Hexus Christmas story thread

    Move 2
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    a) you approach the vagrant

    'oi' says the vagrant, who you note has a fluffy, slightly grubby white beard, '..funny looking feller who was here just now told me to give you this' and passes you a piece of folded paper.

    you read: 'to whom it may concern: please note that the annual Hexus event will assemble at Hexus & Co Department Store this year. Please bring a secret Santa gift.'

    Mine not to reason why, you think, and head off for the High Street, stopping to purchase a small gift from the nearest Poundland. The Hexus premises are large & impressive & all decked out for Xmas. You head in and find everything in full swing; the ground floor is teeming with employees, readying themselves for the store's late opening for all those slow Nightly browsers. The mods are directing staff to carry out various tasks - you wonder where some of the odder looking new agency workers were recruited from, but the core 'temps' look stable enough.

    One of the new staff glides over to you and asks 'Are You Being Server-ed?' You show him the note and he drops his voice to a lower tone. 'Ah, glad you're here, we have a bit of a situation - there's been a hitch to the Hexus outing plans. Would you mind stepping into this stockroom for a moment?'

    You don't much like the look of him, and wonder for a moment if this is all an elaborate trap.
    Options:
    Do you:
    a) do as asked
    b) say 'Look'! and point in the opposite direction
    c) exit the way you came
    d) make a sideways move for the escalator

    Location:
    Hexus & Co, ground floor

    Inventory:
    as before + mystery gift


    (*Hexus having gone into retail, for reasons known only to this poster).
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    Re: the 2017 Hexus Christmas story thread

    Grrr - beaten to move 2 by SammyC (and much better than mine!)
    Last edited by peterb; 18-12-2017 at 04:37 PM. Reason: Deleted feeble move 2 - beaten by SammyC
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    Re: the 2017 Hexus Christmas story thread

    wow that was some thread crash-out. Assuming Peterb isn't going to weigh in anytime soon...

    ----

    You look down at your chest and notice you're wearing a Gryffindor sweatshirt. Being of the bold and atagonistic disposition you eye the guy up and down and think "sod it, I can expelliarmus his feeble frame any day of the week" and boldly stride into the cupboard.

    As you cross the threshold you feel a hand land between your shoulder blades and you stumble forwards as the door slams shut behind you and the room plunges into darkness. "Nice work jack-ass" you think as you grope in the darkness, then 'click' the room comes to light in a faint red hue as the wiry looking shiftser is stood his finger to his lips and listening his ear pressed at the door. There is a load of bare pallet racking and an empty mop bucket against the wall.

    The man is starting to straighten up, do you

    a) wait for him to speak
    b) crack him one hefty judo-chop
    c) scream loudly, to get the attention of whoever it is talking on the other side of the door?
    d) examine the mop-bucket

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