“We are born princes and the civilizing process makes us frogs.” –Publilius Syrus
“I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.” –Mae West
Frog was never interested in leaving his well. So he had some great-great grandfather who’d been a prince– so what? He had everything he needed within reach of his cozy little home in the muck: good clean water, tasty dragonfly nymphs to snack on, and a bevy of lovely spotted ladies within croaking distance.
Then that horrid princess had to come spoil it all.
Now he was stuck in this stupid, gangly body with terrible night vision, puny leg muscles and a ridiculously tiny mouth equipped with, of all things, teeth. He kept forgetting and biting his tongue. On top of that, he’d been forced to wear itchy, uncomfortable clothes and eat unidentifiable things that were disgustingly already dead. Ugh.
He was running out of time to return to his amphibious form before his overbearing, herpetophilic bride-to-be could force him into holy matrimony and trap him as a human forever.
Frog was too closely guarded to leave the palace himself, so he slipped a message out of the tower window via a sympathetic rat. He had a treasure trove of rewards for those who could help retrieve a potion or spell to change him back– it’s amazing what people throw down a well over the centuries. But the band of unlikely fairy tale creatures who took up his cause all had agendas of their own. . .
Please note: the game has already started and we’re currently full right now. However, feel free to submit anyway; if the character is dynamic, fits the story and we have room later, I’ll write you in.
Welcome! Croaked: A Fractured Fairy Tale is a humorous adventure story for 3-5 characters set in a classic fairy tale kingdom turned on its head. Expect weird and wacky encounters, oddly familiar characters and a whole lot of bad puns.
~Characters should come from the pages of myth, legend, and tall tales. They are not limited to classic Anglo-Saxon literature in terms of origin. They should, however, have a humorous twist that motivates them to join the quest.
~For the sake of congruity, please write from the third-person, past-tense perspective. Creativity encouraged in cards.
Newbie friendly, as I’m one myself. Please be patient with me as I work out the kinks!
Hosted and narrated by:
Jessica McGuffey (Nuadhe)
Scenes played: 3
License: Community License