History Literature / ChooseYourOwnAdventure

20th Feb '17 1:51:19 AM LondonKdS
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* {{Gorn}}: The bad endings can sometimes get a bit gratuitous. The most notorious example is the outright horror-genre "The Horror of High Ridge", which was frequently attacked by MoralGuardians for its massive death toll and graphic violence, including a very explicitly-illustrated decapitation.
16th Feb '17 8:42:00 AM LondonKdS
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* GoldenEnding: A few books have one specific positive ending that is much better than any of the others. For example, ''The Horror of High Ridge'' has several endings where you survive the [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday semicentennial massacre by murderous ghosts]], but only one where you end the curse permanently.
16th Feb '17 8:37:05 AM LondonKdS
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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: ''The Race Forever'', [[spoiler: in a literal sense. If you make the right choices, you don't encounter any of the endings and literally encounter a Möbius loop taking you back to the beginning]].

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: ''The Race Forever'', [[spoiler: in a literal sense. If you make the right choices, you don't encounter any survive one of the endings and literally encounter two races without getting a Möbius loop taking bad ending, you back are sent off to attempt the beginning]].other race, with no option included to go to an ending where you've completed both]].
29th Jan '17 9:44:00 PM MaxWest2
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* RandomEventsPlot: Some of the titles such as ''Supercomputer'' and ''Deadwood City''
29th Jan '17 5:49:02 AM starofjusticev21
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* CoversAlwaysLie: To name just the first example in the series, the sinister bearded figure on the cover to ''The Cave of Time'' does not actually appear in the book.
23rd Jan '17 6:25:22 PM starofjusticev21
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* Myth/GreekMythology: ''The Throne of Zeus''.

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* Myth/GreekMythology: ''The Throne of Zeus''. Also some elements of it in ''The First Olympics''.
23rd Jan '17 6:23:51 PM starofjusticev21
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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: In ''UFO 54-40'', one of the punishments meted out by the aliens is to send a person to Somo, to "sleep for a billion years", leading to some FridgeLogic - do you still get to live out your life afterwards?

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: In ''UFO 54-40'', one of the punishments meted out by the aliens is to send a person to Somo, to "sleep for a billion years", leading to some FridgeLogic - do you still get to live out your life afterwards? [[note]] Mind, the aliens make their captive specimens immortal. [[/note]]
23rd Jan '17 4:50:41 PM starofjusticev21
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* GenreShift: ''Who Killed Harlowe Thrombey?'' has you as a detective investigating a murder. It was given a sequel in ''Ghost Hunter'', which has you changing careers to get into ParanormalInvestigation.
4th Nov '16 4:38:04 PM LadyYuki
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* TwoDunIt: [[spoiler:''Who Killed Harlowe Thrombey?'' His niece and her fiance did - he retrieved a bottle of arsenic from the greenhouse, and she poured the arsenic into Harlowe's brandy bottle.]]
16th Aug '16 10:21:46 AM some1better
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*MindControlDevice: Acorn implants one in you in the worst ending of ''The Computer Takeover''. Not only does he starve all humans into submission, but now you are doomed to be his puppet for the rest of your life.
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