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phryne
phryne
Posts: 1397

12/28/2019
I think it's about time for this! smile

In case you're unaware, Chandler Groover is the author of the following Exceptional Stories:
  • The Rat-Catcher
  • Cricket, Anyone?
  • My Kingdom for a Pig
  • Por una Cabeza
  • NEW: Paisley

Currently, the most pressing question is, of course: after rats, bats, cricket(s), pigs and slugs, which animal will take center-stage in his next story?

I would also like to point y'all to the interactive fiction on his website. Some curious little nuggets among them.
edited by phryne on 6/25/2020

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xKiv
xKiv
Posts: 859

12/29/2019
Foxes?

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NotaWalrus
NotaWalrus
Posts: 257

12/29/2019
My favorite Exceptional Stories are Lost in Reflections, Cricket Anyone? and Por Una Cabeza. That already speaks to Groover's genius.

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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1794

12/29/2019
Weasels. And add one to the appreciation choir.
The stories were fantastic in terms of writing, evocative, non-confusing and gave you the opportunity for a non-distressing ending. Plus they actually allowed you to use your items, qualities and reputation. I was enchanted every time.

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snape
snape
Posts: 13

6/2/2020
Hope it's not bad form to revive an old thread, but I've been catching up with ES during quarantine and after playing a lot (like, a lot a lot), finally saw the author list and discovered all my faves are by the same author. (Cricket is my ultimate fave but I LOVED Kingdom for a Pig and I just finished Rat-Catcher and god that bad idea ending, chefs kiss.) Just wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation and satisfaction for such well-written, intricate stories with so many moving parts and deep lore and very real choices and changes.

I'm planning to go buy their Choice of Games game and the one on Steam now, if anyone knows any other ways to monetarily support them and their career (Chandler Groover seems like a pseud, there's not much social media out there) please PM me!

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NotaWalrus
NotaWalrus
Posts: 257

6/2/2020
snape wrote:
Hope it's not bad form to revive an old thread, but I've been catching up with ES during quarantine and after playing a lot (like, a lot a lot), finally saw the author list and discovered all my faves are by the same author. (Cricket is my ultimate fave but I LOVED Kingdom for a Pig and I just finished Rat-Catcher and god that bad idea ending, chefs kiss.) Just wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation and satisfaction for such well-written, intricate stories with so many moving parts and deep lore and very real choices and changes.

I'm planning to go buy their Choice of Games game and the one on Steam now, if anyone knows any other ways to monetarily support them and their career (Chandler Groover seems like a pseud, there's not much social media out there) please PM me!


Not sure if it's been linked before, but check out http://www.castleprincessdragon.com/ for his stuff. He has traditional fiction, free pieces of interactive fiction and a link to the game on Steam. The stuff I've gotten around to checking out is quite neat.

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Hattington
Hattington
Posts: 229

6/2/2020
phryne wrote:
I think it's about time for this! smile

In case you're unaware, Chandler Groover is the author of the following Exceptional Stories:
  • The Rat-Catcher
  • Cricket, Anyone?
  • My Kingdom for a Pig
  • Por una Cabeza

... i. e. the four most fascinating Exceptional Stories ever, give or take a few. wink

Currently, the most pressing question is, of course: after rats, bats, cricket(s), pigs and slugs, which animal will take center-stage in his next story?

I would also like to point y'all to the interactive fiction on his website. Some curious little nuggets among them.



Snakes. My money's on snakes, it's high time the lore revisit that Hound of Heaven you can make for the Bishop through unspeakable acts of animal husbandry.

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Tsar Koschei
Tsar Koschei
Posts: 233

6/2/2020
Cricket and pig stories were great, but I did not like the slug lady, and I did not like [spoiler]being railroaded into helping her win.[/spoiler]

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NotaWalrus
NotaWalrus
Posts: 257

6/3/2020
Tsar Koschei wrote:
Cricket and pig stories were great, but I did not like the slug lady, and I did not like (spoiler)

Well,
[spoiler]She already had won by the time the story started. You did not help or hinder her in any way.[/spoiler]
edited by NotaWalrus on 6/3/2020

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Ignacious, the Fluid Professor, he will accept most social invitations, including boxed cats and affluent photographers (but only betrayals), though he is absent-minded and might take more time than entirely necessary. He apologizes.
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Amalgamate
Amalgamate
Posts: 464

6/3/2020
Yeah, that one definitely gave the feeling of "if everything you do is irrelevant, why are we even playing this". It ends with us alone on a boat, I should be able to kill her and destroy the body so she can't return, my character has got the skills for that smile

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Dehno
Dehno
Posts: 3

6/4/2020
His interactive fiction (linked on the website above) is really great. Toby's Nose was one of my favorites before I even started to play Fallen London, and then he turned up here too.
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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1794

6/6/2020
Thank you for the site! I think I will spent hours on that. And let me check the Steam game too...

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phryne
phryne
Posts: 1397

14 days ago
phryne wrote:
Currently, the most pressing question is, of course: after rats, bats, cricket(s), pigs and slugs, which animal will take center-stage in his next story?
And the answer is... clothes! Big Grin

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Exceptional Stories, sorted chronologically and by writerFavours & Renown Guide
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NotaWalrus
NotaWalrus
Posts: 257

13 days ago
Groover you absolute madlad. You did it. I hate the liberation of night and you guided me to a choice that advances it and I'M NOT MAD. I'm delighted at this. The Paisley lives on in London and advances the thing I hate and yet I'm glad that it does. Its very presence makes the city more marvelous and I'm happy for it to make its own choices.

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Ignacious, the Fluid Professor, he will accept most social invitations, including boxed cats and affluent photographers (but only betrayals), though he is absent-minded and might take more time than entirely necessary. He apologizes.
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