consisting mostly of Quests, a type of Interactive Fiction where posters suggest actions or give advice to the protagonist of a story.
Originally split from /tg/
after Ruby Quest
Popular Quest authors include The Weaver
, and a few others.
This site provides examples of:
- And Now for Someone Completely Different: NORTHERN SERGAL.
- April Fools' Day: This spawned a number of joke one-shots, most of which involving Flails Breaker, a character from Bite Quest, giving out ice cream.
- Art Evolution: Some quests bear this, for example Mudy Quest.
- Deconstruction: Trash Quest deconstructed what would happen if someone actually found a talking ball full of imageboard posters. It was immediately smashed and shattered by a shovel.
- Many quests are designed to be deconstructions of popular fantasy tropes, though some work better than others.
- Extreme Omnivore: Penji, the Tozol from Tozol Quest. Being a hyperdimensional alien creature with a metabolism ten times as fast as a human will do that.
- First-Person Smartass: A good part of quests use first-person narration, but the protagonist of Fiend Quest is a demon of pride. And boy does he have a lot, to the point of sometimes belittling the readers.
- Follow the Leader:
- The Orb of Infinite Psyche.
- Rastin from Kara Quest made his way into a few other quests.
- Pokemon Day, where at least a dozen pokemon themed quests sprung up, and references were even worked into running quests.
- Gameplay-Guided Amnesia: A frequent way of explaining why the posters have no idea what's going on or about the setting
- Hearing Voices: Many quest protagonists perceive the suggestions as this, often reacting by suspecting they've gone crazy (most other protagonists simply don't perceive the suggestions consciously at all).
- Breakfast Quest plays with this by making it a natural trait of the protagonist's species: their brain is just wired that way. Detractors would say they have congenital schizophrenia. This carries on to their dreams, even when they dream they're someone else.
- The defunct Exquisite Bride Obsession started on the assumption that suggestors were the protagonist's demonic advisor, but they never picked up on this the protagonist simply ended up unaware ov the voices.
- Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies: Sometimes happens when quest authors get tired of their quest
- Running Gag: A good number, some of the more iconic being:
- Spiritual Successor: Nan Quest to Ruby Quest.
- Shout-Out: Happens between quests fairly often.
- Stylistic Suck: Some Quests have this artstyle, most notably Silvermoon Clan Inheritence Wars Chronicles: My Brother I Will Defeat You.
- Virtual Paper Doll: Quests sometimes add the suggestors to make a new outfit for the protagonists. With a Running Gag originating from PokémonQuest.