Saturday, November 07, 2015

MOS: Enslaved mountain dwarves

Shadowgate was a tedious point-and-click adventure game that felt like some whiz kid's final project for a 1991 Intro to Computing class. It starred an unseen protagonist who, left in the dark without a torch for too long, would with 100% certainty fall and break his neck, ending the game. The high-fantasy setting made for plenty of unbridled nerdery, but of special note was this description, which used to send my sister and me into fits of laughter every time we read it:

The stones in these walls were probably cut by the hands of enslaved mountain dwarves.

This has to be one of the nerdiest sentences ever written.

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