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Dream Holidays in fiction..... #115800
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Hi all,

It's freezing here in the UK at the moment (well, freezing for me), so I got to thinking "where, in a game, would I like to be right now...."

Imagine a virtual Travel Agency, where the hugely talented staff (with a little magical assistance) could whisk us off to adventure game locations....

Where would you go?

I personally would love to be in Timelapse's Egypt setting. No tourists. No traffic. Just me and that built-in camera.... bliss..... I'd try and catch that black cat too..... <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />

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Re: Dream Holidays in fiction..... #115801
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does it have to be from an adventure? because i'd like to go to one of the beach resorts i built for my Sims...

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Re: Dream Holidays in fiction..... #115802
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Emily, I class the Sims as an adventure in its own way.. we just don't know what is around thr corner, Grim reaper, sadistic Guinea pig.. so I guess it should qualify!!

In true adventure terms, I would like to be in Legend of the asassin & the prophet.. in the camp outside the houris well. Sand, water, great scenery!!

For comfort, mmm must be the castle in GK 2 thumbsup

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Re: Dream Holidays in fiction..... #115803
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You guys would think I'm strange.......but, I would like to be spending vacation in the museum of Shivers 1. laugh laugh laugh It may not be very relaxing. But, it's a very lonesome and quiet place to be. laugh wink


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Shame, I haven't played the Sims. I presume each players beach would be different....

Tigger, how come Yorkshire hasn't made it's adventure debut? Or has it?

Now night has fallen, I've ditched Egypt, and would happily visit McGinty's Bar (Black Dahlia) for a quick beer.... before setting out for a look around New Orleans (Forgotten or GK1)....
...all the Voodoo you can eat for $5 anyone?

Mac, Shivers 1, great idea! If only that museum really existed. We'd all book a flight right now. What's your favourite room? Me = mythology room, or the stairway up from the space room... (lovely music).


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Wouldnt mind hanging out in the Clock Tower or in the Main Hall of the museum very spooky! <img border="0" alt="pacify" title="" src="graemlins/pacify.gif" />

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Since the long ago movies of Frankenstein to Abbott and Costello I've always been intrigued by hidden passageways and rooms and mazes.

You can forget anything on the beach. Florida's beaches have pretty much gone the way of Condo's and Hotels. Sure miss the days when you could park on the beach and roam the boardwalk and penney arcades and roller coasters. laugh Of course, if we're doing it in fiction-land I guess all is possible. thumbsup


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I'm already in New Orleans, Jonathan! If you come by I'll buy you a Blackened Voodoo Beer! (yes, there is such a thing!)

I think I'd like to be wisked off to the parallel world in Longest Journey! (as long as I can get back!)


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Louis, be afraid, I might take you up on that Blackened Voodoo Beer.... (you're quite right, I don't believe it exists for a second, which gives me all the more reason to come and see if it's real) <img border="0" alt="pacify" title="" src="graemlins/pacify.gif" />

Hmm, if we had more time (and cash) we could plan a whole adventure game cruise..... a floating convention of AdGam fans....


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Re: Dream Holidays in fiction..... #115809
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Oh Tigger, I would love to be transported back to the castle in GK2! And I'd love to be in New Orleans, in a game or otherwise. Hey, Dark Fall, come to think of it, I wouldn't mind Yorkshire either. But maybe Cornwall would be a bit warmer?


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At the Scumm Bar!!


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Re: Dream Holidays in fiction..... #115812
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Well, my destination would have to involve a reversal in time.....I would love to visit the Los Angeles of the 1940's as depicted in NOIR. I moved to L.A. in 1960 and lived there until 1984 when I moved up here to Washington State. By then though, the magic had largely turned into urban sprawl, traffic and smog. I would have loved to see L.A. in its magic days. The scenes in NOIR have always fascinated me. smile
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Re: Dream Holidays in fiction..... #115813
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Ooooooh, I couldn't resist this topic. I would LOVE to be in the house in the Dungeon Master's lair, in Zork Grand Inquisitor, surrounded by those sunflowers and snapdragons. That scene is one of my most cherished scenes in all of adventure gaming. It's a place I always wished I could actually live in. Ah, to dream...


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Re: Dream Holidays in fiction..... #115814
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In the tree house of Channelwood - the one that is decorated with taste (forget which brother it was, but wouldn't want either of them there).

Re: Dream Holidays in fiction..... #115815
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Though I'm not a big fan of the game, I'm headed for the Dreamland amusement park from Faust for my getaway.

Everybody else is invited, but I'm taking Nathaniel's house.

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What a nice topic!

I'd love to be in those strange balloons in Schizm! They all look like a Salvador Dali art work with hidden worlds in each one of them! bravo

... AND, one place I'd NEVER go is... the Dark Fall Hotel!!! eek

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I would first choose to be in the old haunted railroad station and hotel in DarkFall. And since this is a 'make believe travel agency and I am usually organized very well, let's just go ahead and plan my vacation for 2004. let's see, mmmm, I think I would like to spend some time in the art gallery in Temujin, would love to try to build that 'make a cup of tea machine' and poke around. There are more, but I'm having a Senior Moment as to just where/what they are. This is a fun topic.
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Quote:
Originally posted by Bastet:


I'd love to be in those strange balloons in Schizm! They all look like a Salvador Dali art work with hidden worlds in each one of them! bravo
I'd like to have a cruise on that sailboat in SCHIZM. Should give you a great view.


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I remember now! In 2005, if I'm still alive, I'd like to spend some time in Callahan's Crosstime Saloon getting to know all those odd characters.
Love, Betty Lou laugh


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Jonathan,

there are Many spooky sites within Yorkshire.. plus loads of historical ones!! Guess no-one has thought to exploit them.. maybe an adventure based on the Barbara Taylor Bradford books doesn't hold any draw... I would look to Barbara Erskine for inspiration myself!!

Outside of the gaming world, I would Love to be within a Dahli painting... Thanks Bastet for making me think of him! I spent my colledge years staring at the sleeper for inspiration!!

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Interesting topic!

I'd like to visit Shangri-La in "Legacy of Time" and hang loose with the monks, swap jokes with Genghis Khan, and see what yak butter tastes like.


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Quote:
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...and see what yak butter tastes like.
No you don't! Tea with yucky yak butter is enough to turn your stomach. I don't think there's such a thing as non-rancid yak butter. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />

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I'll try anything once! It can't be worse than trying to eat live prawns can it?


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Cool topic, Jonathon! For me, it would have to be the worlds of Exile, BUT....I would want to take my best friend with me too, and I'm talking maybe a 2 week vacation...plenty of time for exploring and finding our way to each new place. I would especially look forward to Edanna, and playing with the Squee too. ALSO...the ride at Amateria would be SO fun!


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