[p2pu-webcraft] Web Challenge Task ideas - Create a Choose Your Own Adventure story

Pippa Buchanan Pippa.Buchanan at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 08:24:54 UTC 2011

Hey everyone,

I'm working on a sample task for the Web Challenges - learners are asked to
create a web based Choose Your Own Adventure / gamebook story.


At the same time as writing up the task description I'm testing it out by
attempting my own CYOA gamebook about the first day back at school. The two
endings I'm working on are the character's mother turning up and embarassing
them at school by bringing their lunch into the classroom, or they find a
new laptop in their backpack and their Mum is seen as a hero. Maybe dragons
would have been easier to write about?


It's actually a really challenging task, because not only are you having to
make basic web pages, you're also trying to write a gamebook.

*SEED Stories*
It would be great if we could "seed" the task with some text files of sample
CYOA that participants can hack and change to complete the task. We can also
ask participants to share their original stories under an open license so
other students can use them.

Is anyone interested in sharing a CYOA gamebook story for others to use as
the base of their tasks?

*Task Alternatives*
It would be great if where possible, we could offer learners a choice
between versions of tasks that are either wacky or more serious, but which
work towards the same goals. The goals of this task are to create multiple
hyperlinked pages with a shared css file, and to produce a sitemap that
documents the pages you've created.

Can you think of an alternative task goal that also works towards
hyperlinked pages and a sitemap, but that would appeal to a different

I'd love to hear what you all reckon,

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