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I did things, once.


It's no secret that Rainbow Dash is a huge fan of everypony's favorite explorer, Daring Do. But could there possibly be anything more awesome than the many books in the series?

One day, Twilight discovers an old copy of the Infocolt text adventure, "Daring Do & The Search for the Emerald Equine" in the Library's storage room, and, knowing the extents of Rainbow Dash's love for the Daring Do series, she gives it to the pegasus to play on her old Mareintosh computer for a while.

But how will Rainbow fare in the lost world of interactive text adventures? Will she fall victim to the dreaded "unwinnable scenario"? Or will Rainbow Dash actually succeed in the most 'hooves-on book' she's ever read?

...And what about her friends? When there aren't any strategy guides to reach for, will they be willing to help Rainbow during the many pitfalls on her virtual journey through oceans of text? And will she ever stop playing and just take a break?!

On-hiatus until further notice, unfortunately.

Chapters (4)
Comments ( 22 )

Oh, Rainbow, you can have smart too, if try.
This looks like fun, so you get 5 cool Dashes. :rainbowdetermined2::rainbowdetermined2::rainbowdetermined2::rainbowdetermined2::rainbowdetermined2:

... Wow. Rainbow Dash playing a text-based adventure.

I've seen everything.

Text adventure. You've totally got my interest. I guess it helps that arbitary commands are allowed. "Shout" made me laugh.

Lol, grue, Zork was such an awesome game!

“Just make sure you don’t get eaten by a grue!”

It saddens me that I can only favourite this story once.

>You are in a maze of small twisty jungle vines, all alike.

So did you slam your hand into the keyboard to get the random letters/numbers or what?

1445841 - Truthfully? ...Yes. :twilightsheepish: Well, granted, the first time I tried, I only got like three or so letters, so I had to do it multiple times so it would be "long" enough. (Keyboards (at least, my keyboard) tend to ignore input when multiple keys are pressed down at once, so it was surprisingly hard.) It was mostly just done for lulz though. (In all honestly, I actually tried doing the random letters thing once with my actual head. I... didn't appreciate the damage to my keyboard (or cranial capacity) though, so I didn't settle for that approach. Not my greatest idea. :facehoof: )

Oh, and thanks to everyone else for their nice feedback! :twilightsmile: I'll try to keep this updated as often as I can. (If I'm not too busy with school, of course.)

:pinkiesmile: Another good chapter; I was rather amused by Dash's experimentation.

Looking good so far; I hope RD suceeds! ...eventually. :rainbowlaugh:

It's a monster from the Infocom text adventure, Zork. Grues hide in the darkness, since the light hurts it, and it can kill the player if they were to wander around in a dark place. The game does give you a fair warning though, with the immortal line: "It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue." Hope that answered your question. :twilightsmile:

Yay, new cover art. :pinkiehappy:

Anyway, Chapter 4 is kind of on hold for the moment, as I'd rather get the next chap of Beyond the Nth Dimension and The Equine's Shadow out before too long. And also because I started writing this while literally pulling things out of my ass and is probably the least-planned-out story I've ever written, so consistency is likely to be an issue. But no worries, I'll figure something out. :trollestia:

I dread to think what tbe hay Dash might have typed in...
Oh god the possibilities!

Not the grue! Not the gruesome grue of...wherever it comes from!

Ugh, Meta Pinkie Pie just kills this for me, I'll give it one more chapter though, if only because I liked the rest of it. :facehoof:

*Laughs and applauds* Oh gods I remember games like this, where you had to employ moon logic to progress:rainbowlaugh: Really enjoying this and definitely looking forward to more.

1450148 ok you need to make more i really hope you make more

one year later: poke with a stick

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