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Thus Endeth the Octopus Wars - Qualified Perceptions
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Thus Endeth the Octopus Wars
Octopus Prime has won the Octopus Wars, and is the new Lord of Darkwallow Pond. Whee! As far as Learning Adventures go, it was great fun (mysql, php, RSS, and needle felting!). As far as "players will do anything if you tell them it's a mechanic", even better. We didn't really go very far out of our way to take pictures with Tentaculus (though I did drag mjperson on a chandelier hunt one day after work), but the number of octopodes who went halfway around the world, or to the tops of mountains, or just set up some lovely art amazed me.

Anyway, quasi-sequel Octopus Quest, coming soon to a pond near you, for those whose octopodes are still interested in adventures, or for those who have always wanted to have an octopus to go on adventures with but never got around to it.

I suspect, also, that I will forever be marked as an Octopus Person at this point, the way marcusmarcusrc is a Cow Person. I was a Cthulhu Person before, but that's completely different. But after making close to forty crocheted octopodes, plus sidekicks, the little guys are really starting to grow on me. Plus this and this have some pretty amazing octopodes in them.

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merastra From: merastra Date: July 28th, 2008 06:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Congrats to Octopus Prime! And to all the octopodes (and judges) thanks for making amusement for non-players. :-)

My goodness firstfrost, you really do know how to infect the masses with gaming memes. What an awesome way to teach yourself skills. :-)
pekmez From: pekmez Date: July 28th, 2008 12:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations, Octopus Prime!

Tako Yaki hopes to join many new quests under his benevolent leadership. :)
rifmeister From: rifmeister Date: July 28th, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
All hail Octopus Prime! May your reign be long and propserous!

And all hail the gamemasters.
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: July 28th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Octopodes unite! :)

(Tudo Azul is in theory interested in Quests, but will not have much time to play come September, as I will officially have Too Many Things To Do in the fall. :) )
astra_nomer From: astra_nomer Date: July 28th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Darn it, and I was just going to upload photos from my trip to Scotland. Not that Orly had much of a chance to begin with. But it was fun telling the Octopus Wars story to various colleagues!

Orly may still be interested in Octopus Quest, if only to continue her adventures around the world.
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: July 28th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
The thing that most surprised me about Octopus Wars is how darned much the participants travel, on average. (I know, some Octopodes travelled without their owners. And yet.)

:)
twe From: twe Date: July 29th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Octopus Prime tells me that he hopes to have some very short games run for the duration of the Olympics, as he still has some prizes to give away! He has for the moment retired to a place of honor on my monitor at work.

The little octopodes are really quite adorable.
nuclearpolymer From: nuclearpolymer Date: July 29th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for bestowing octopodes! I love having a personal sidekick.
ricedog From: ricedog Date: July 29th, 2008 04:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations to His Majesty!

(aw man, just as I found a license plate in scientific notation)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: July 29th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure that one is very prime, though. :)
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