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August 26, 2008 / jadettman

Tiny Adventures

Facebook has finally succeeded in beating me up and taking my stuff, where “beating me up” is sucking me into it’s vortex of time-wasting and “taking my stuff” is getting me to “play” Tiny Adventures.

For those of you unfamiliar or not wanting to follow the link, Tiny Adventures is a Facebook app created by some folks at Wizards of the Coast to promote the new fourth edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Nominally, Tiny Adventures lets you play through D&D type adventures by letting you create a simplified D&D-like character and then going on pre-designed adventures.

Now, realistically, Tiny Adventures really isn’t much of a game. While a player has an array of choices to make both during and between adventures they aren’t what I would consider exciting choices, mostly what equipment to buy or sell, and what equipment and potions to use and when, respectively.

Encounters occur at regular intervals (about every ten minutes or so) which encourages players to check on their adventurer at regular increments to see whether he needs healing or something. This fulfills the app’s important Facebook function of keeping users logged into Facebook in another window while they are busy surfing the internet.

So, really, Tiny Adventures is like having a tamogachi that you send out to beat up monsters, which I find pretty funny now that I think about it.

🙂

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  1. Zach / Aug 26 2008 10:01 am

    I mostly use the Chat function on Facebook, this is however because it works better than IM and more of my friends use FB

    I suggest signing up for the ArtFight app. It’s Wizards advertising MTG in a neat way.
    Your given two differnent pictures and choose one you like more, you repeat this process until you comev to the challenge.
    The challenge is YOU have to guess which is more POPULAR, which I suck at doing. The more you play, the more art you unlock

  2. J.A. Dettman / Aug 27 2008 6:01 am

    If I ever need to find a way to waste more time on the internet, I promise to sign up for Art Fight, Zach.

    That day is not today. 😉

  3. James Dobbs / Aug 27 2008 6:39 am

    Wow! I do not know how but somehow I never set up a face book, but after learning about these functions I think I am going to.

  4. J.A. Dettman / Aug 27 2008 8:17 am

    Don’t forget to friend me when you do, James! 🙂

  5. Zach / Aug 28 2008 8:50 pm

    I’m trying my hand at this tiny adventures thing now

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