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> IT IS PITCH BLACK. YOU ARE LIKELY TO BE EATEN BY A GRUE.

All BGG/RPG/VGG Geek users are welcome to play with the exception of people who have played or read Action Castle! before. Those people are free to read, of course.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Parsely, it is basically a light co-op/RPG/party game tribute to the old Infocom-style computer text adventures. As the GM, I take the role of the computer and describe things to you. You state what you want to do, in simple language. E.g. "GO NORTH" or "EXAMINE SWORD." Some more complex structures are possible, e.g. "UNLOCK DOOR WITH KEY," "ASK GUARD ABOUT TROLL," or "GIVE FLOWER TO ELF." But nothing beyond that.

All players are collectively controlling the main character.

Here's the rules:

1. I'll post the opening scene of the game as the first item.

2. To play, give the first comment on item #1 a thumbs-up.

3. Any player can nominate a move by entering it as a comment on that item. To make it clear as to which things are moves versus kibbitzing, please enter moves as "> GO NORTH" (with the greater-than and all-caps for that old-school flavor).

4. Once the geeklist gets to the second page, you may nominate multiple actions in one comment. E.g.:
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> GET POCKETWATCH
> EXAMINE POCKETWATCH
The number of actions allowed in a single comment is equal to the current page of the geeklist, e.g. on page four you may put four actions in a single comment.

5. Vote for the move you think is best by giving that comment a thumbs-up. You are allowed to vote for your own move, if you like. You can also vote for multiple moves if you think they are equally good.

6. Players will have at least 12 hours to nominate and vote on moves. After at least 12 hours have passed, I'll select the move with the most votes. In the event of a tie, whichever move was nominated last will win.

7. I will post the move and its results in the next item, and the process will continue until the game ends.

8. I reserve the right to end nominating and voting early if one nomination has a simple majority of voters (as determined by thumbs-received versus total players).

9. If you have questions or comments about the game as a whole, please enter them as a comment on the geeklist. For individual moves, please enter them as an item comment.

10. You are free to join any time, or drop out any time.

11. Have fun! If you enjoy the game, I encourage you to support the creator of Parsely by purchasing the game at his online store.
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1. RPG Item: Parsely #1: Action Castle [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1369]
RPG Item: Parsely #1: Action Castle
WELCOME TO ... ACTION CASTLE!

COTTAGE

You are standing in a small cottage. There is a fishing pole here.

Exits are: OUT.

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2. RPG Item: Gone Fishin [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:5239]
RPG Item: Gone Fishin
> TAKE FISHING POLE

Taken.

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3. RPG Item: AC11: The Book of Wondrous Inventions [Average Rating:5.52 Overall Rank:7145]
RPG Item: AC11: The Book of Wondrous Inventions
> INVENTORY

You are currently carrying:

A fishing pole
A lamp (unlit)

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4. RPG Item: Fantasy Home Plans: Cozy Cottage [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
RPG Item: Fantasy Home Plans: Cozy Cottage
> EXAMINE COTTAGE

The cottage is quaint, cozy, and thoroughly unremarkable.

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5. RPG Item: ALQ4: Secrets of the Lamp [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:5116]
RPG Item: ALQ4: Secrets of the Lamp
> EXAMINE LAMP

The lamp has plenty of oil and should keep you from stumbling around in the dark.

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6. RPG Item: ST1: Up the Garden Path [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
RPG Item: ST1: Up the Garden Path
> EXIT COTTAGE

GARDEN PATH

You are standing on a lush garden path. There is a rosebush here. There is a cottage here.

Exits are: NORTH, SOUTH, IN.

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7. RPG Item: When Black Roses Bloom [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:5333]
RPG Item: When Black Roses Bloom
> EXAMINE ROSEBUSH

The rosebush does not look to have had a banner year. A single red rose blooms from it.

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8. RPG Item: Legacy of the Rose [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
RPG Item: Legacy of the Rose
> EXAMINE ROSE

The rose is delicately formed and beautiful.

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9. RPG Item: Duck Pond [Average Rating:5.38 Unranked]
RPG Item: Duck Pond
> GO SOUTH

FISHING POND

You are at the edge of a small fishing pond.

Exits are: NORTH.

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10. RPG Item: Les Joyaux de Pôle [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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> EXAMINE FISHING POLE

Just a simple fishing pole.

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11. RPG Item: Fish for Breakfast [Average Rating:9.00 Unranked]
RPG Item: Fish for Breakfast
> EXAMINE POND

The pond is full of fish.

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12. Board Game: Barney First Fishing Game [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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> USE FISHING POLE IN POND

You tentatively cast the line into the pond. After a few minutes, you feel a tug! You reel the line in and are rewarded with a flopping fish at your feet.

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13. Board Game: Real Fishing [Average Rating:6.40 Unranked]
Board Game: Real Fishing
> TAKE FISH

Taken.

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14. Board Game: Fresh Fish [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:2516]
Board Game: Fresh Fish
> EXAMINE FISH

Cold, wet, and thoroughly unappetizing.

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15. Board Game: Garden Party [Average Rating:5.04 Unranked]
Board Game: Garden Party
> NORTH

GARDEN PATH

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16. RPG Item: LKoK33: Beauty is Everlasting: A Rose by any Other Name [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
RPG Item: LKoK33: Beauty is Everlasting: A Rose by any Other Name
> TAKE ROSE

Taken.

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17. Board Game: Winding Ascent [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Winding Ascent
> NORTH

WINDING PATH

You are walking along a winding path. There is a tall tree here.

Exits are: South, East, Up.

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18. RPG Item: Trees of Fantasy [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
RPG Item: Trees of Fantasy
> EXAMINE TREE

The tree looks sturdy and climbable.

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19. RPG Item: In the Shade of the Pango Tree [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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> UP

TOP OF THE TALL TREE

You climb the tree. It takes a long time. You are at the top of a tall tree. There is a stout, dead branch here.

Exits are: DOWN.

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20. RPG Item: Bitter Fruit of the Tree of Woe [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
RPG Item: Bitter Fruit of the Tree of Woe
> LOOK ALL AROUND

TOP OF THE TALL TREE

You are at the top of a tall tree. There is a stout, dead branch here.

Exits are: DOWN.

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21. RPG Item: Red Branch [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
RPG Item: Red Branch
> TAKE BRANCH

Taken.

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22. Board Game: Branches and Twigs and Thorns [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:13636]
Board Game: Branches and Twigs and Thorns
> EXAMINE BRANCH

Dead, but stout and hefty.

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23. RPG Item: Path of Faith [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
RPG Item: Path of Faith
> DOWN

WINDING PATH

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24. Video Game: The Great Tree [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Video Game: The Great Tree
> UP

TOP OF THE TALL TREE

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25. Board Game: Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:1489]
Board Game: Confusion:  Espionage and Deception in the Cold War
>LOOK NORTH

I understood you only so far as wanting to look.

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