Need moar gamez, plz hope! (for Mac or iPad.)
I love Myst-type, atmospheric, "wander around beautifully illustrated worlds and solve puzzles" type games, especially with at least a little narrative quality, and want to avoid timed segments (do this within a timed period or fail), explicit / realistic violence (I don't really want to be killing things or wandering around bloody rooms, etc.), or games where advancement hinges on say, physically jumping from one thing to another thing in just the right way, at the right speed, etc. Specifically, I don't want to have to do much or any repetitive clicking/tapping movements, because ouch. [more inside]
posted by taz
on Sep 12, 2014 -
My SO's kids are becoming a bigger part of my life, and she and I would like to start taking them on camping trips as a way to have fun, bond, introduce them to the outdoors, and find some precious peace and quiet out away from the roar of the city. We live in New Orleans, Louisiana; what are some good places to take them for weekend camping adventures? [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The
on Sep 1, 2014 -
So I need to burn off a sick day tomorrow. I was planning on going to the beach but alas, the forecast calls for rain. What's something else fun that I could do in Manhattan and/or Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by Everythingsalrighteverythingsfine
on Aug 12, 2014 -
Solo traveling mefites! Have you found active travel tours that tend to learn a little to the younger crowd. I'm not trying to find a singles-ready-to-mingle tour, but would hike with folks who are more excited about the hike than the souvenirs. I'm comfortable traveling solo to most places - but, who wants to go on a safari solo? Ideas for companies or feedback from those who have taken REI-type travel tours would be great! Thanks globe-trotters,
posted by msfrizzle
on Mar 7, 2014 -
Next month I have a 10:30pm flight out of San Diego and all my mates are leaving in the morning. What lovely fun thing could I do that I could only do there? Or, never mind me, what would you do if you just had 12 hours in San Diego? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop
on Feb 27, 2014 -
I was thinking last night that I would would like to start being cooler. One way I have came up with is by using some really cool parting words when leaving work or groups of friends (hopefully I can get some with this new "cool" plan). Some phrases that I came up with were "Stay gold Ponyboy" and "Be Excellent to each other". Now wouldn't I be cool? But that won't get me very far down the road. What are some other awesome Pop Culture phrases I can use to leave a cool impression on people?
posted by kenaldo
on Feb 20, 2014 -
I really enjoyed playing The Silent Age
last night. I'd like to find more games like it, i.e., games that have no time limit, that essentially just let you explore a place until you complete a narrative. I also liked that no particular dexterity was required. What are your favorites?
posted by ocherdraco
on Jan 31, 2014 -
Now that FUELTV doesn't exist anymore (it was a great network full of all kinds of extreme sports and lifestyle related programming, from contests to profiles of athletes to other things). It was all I really liked to watch (think of a typical football-loving guy losing SportsCenter all of a sudden.) [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume
on Jan 15, 2014 -
Looking for lunch ideas to pack and take with me, when I go to college starting in January.
So, in January, I'll be starting full time school again. Yay. However, this particular Community College has a dearth of lunch options - just a sad cafeteria, and nothing within easy walking distance that I know of. Boo. (North Seattle Community College, if familiar). And I need ideas.
I won't have access to a refrigerator. I will have, in theory, access to a microwave - but it may break, and/or be in constant use by other students. So I'd probably need dishes that can be eaten safely at room temperature that are filling and tasty. I can cook, and am adventurous, so I'm willing to try lots of different things. [more inside]
posted by spinifex23
on Dec 20, 2013 -
I am trying to find this PC game I remember playing as a kid (mid-late 80's). It was maybe EGA era, definitely at least CGA. Me and a friend believe the name of it was something like "Destiny". It was a north/east/south/west/look kind of game with RPG elements. I don't remember a ton about it, except that we really enjoyed it, and never completed it because it was corrupted when we got to the end. One of the striking images I have is a green venus fly-trap like creature, with eyes on stalks. As you fought it and did damage, you would lop eyes off, and ichor would ooze out. (These were still images no animation, but updates throughout battles). I also remember something about a fountain and gems at the bottom of it as well (yeah, real specific I know!). I believe the end involved orcs and a throne or a crown, but it's getting real hazy at this time. If you have any recollection of this game, I'd love to hear about it, to prove that me and my childhood friend are not having group hallucinations, and to maybe track it down and play again.
posted by xipher
on Dec 4, 2013 -
Help! My brother and his many children (ranging from 4 - 19 in age) are heading up to visit from PA right now. They live in Illinois, and spent Thanksgiving with other relatives. They are only coming for the day, and when I asked what they wanted to do, my brother said "we can just drive around and see Brooklyn". [more inside]
posted by catrae
on Nov 29, 2013 -
-PC action-adventure game, mostly action, but I do remember simple adventure things like moving blocks or unlocking doors
-first person view
-can't remember how health stats and weaponry were viewed
-Had to rescue a woman (go figure), but not sure if she was royalty or anything, just motivation to do the journey
-Started in kobold (or kobolt) caverns, there was a spider cavern section where it was tunnels burrowed by the spiders themselves, a lava cavern/mining level where you had to break down a rock borer (might have been a laser)
-mid to late 90's probably because it's graphics were close to Quake 2, just not as smooth [more inside]
posted by LittleNami
on Nov 22, 2013 -
This is a long shot. When I was a wee child in the 70s, I remember reading an old adventure novel about a French explorer in the 1700s or 1800s, having adventures in the American wilderness, making allies with native americans, living off the fat of the land, escaping from British soldiers, etc. It was written in English though I suppose it could have been a translation.
Anyone have any ideas as to title or author?
posted by jak68
on Oct 14, 2013 -
My wife and I have two little kids. Recently, we've found that we really needed to get away for a date night at least once a week. Budget is not that lavish, so we often have 2-3 hours to get away and do...something. We live in Burbank, CA. [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game
on Sep 21, 2013 -
Hi all: I'm leaving my job in March 2014 and I'm looking for ideas of what to do next. Details and criteria below. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 10, 2013 -
I am looking for the female equivalent to Tycho Brahe, someone who's life was full of both achievement and adventure.
A woman who has a list of great deeds (such as discovering a supernova) and also great stories (like getting a moose drunk, or losing their nose in a duel over maths)
Is there such a woman (Well, I know there must have been, but more accurately has history recorded such a woman)
posted by Just this guy, y'know
on Sep 5, 2013 -
Need non-violent game recommendations. Have Xbox 360 (never used), a badass PC, and iPad. Like pretty, detailed environments, exploration, puzzles/deduction, mystery, adventure. Dislike all but the most very mild violence, and also not very good with things that are time-sensitive (like having to do things very, very quickly or have a good reaction time to succeed). Many years ago in the mid-late '90s I enjoyed Myst/Riven, The 7th Guest, Zork Nemesis, the X-Files game, the Titanic game, and a couple other exploring worlds/figuring things out things that I can't remember the names of. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit
on Aug 16, 2013 -
My husband and I want to carefully plan a series of American History field trips for our family, to take place over the next 3-6 years. We live in Northern New England and are, ourselves, pretty conversant in US History. Can you help us plan what we should see and -- most importantly -- what order we should see it in? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav
on Aug 16, 2013 -
As I'm spending more and more time on bike trips where there are many long stretches without access to reliable tap water, I'm starting to investigate water filters and purifiers as a supplement/backup solution in case the extra water I carry runs out or spills or whatever. But there are so many kinds, and some of them seem really sketchy, and I'm getting overwhelmed! Can you point me to a good, comprehensive resource on how to choose and use water purifiers and filters? Or can you talk me through a typical real-world use? Take for granted that I'll be using them within the US and am unlikely to be traveling in areas where the natural water supply is seriously contaminated.
posted by rhiannonstone
on Jul 7, 2013 -
I'm searching for an awesome 5th anniversary gift, made from wood or silver, with an adventure-y theme (this can be pretty loosely interpreted). It'll be a supplement to a primary gift I've already splurged on, so I'm looking for something <$100. My only idea so far has been a compass, but the wooden ones are more like decorative desk sets (I'd prefer something practical and usable) and the silver ones are either really expensive or really ugly. It's for a man, and he doesn't wear much jewelry. And I need to be able to get it by Friday. Help!
posted by rhiannonstone
on Jun 19, 2013 -
I'm looking for readings that talk about going on adventures together, or even better, one person taking the lead and showing the other person a lot of adventures. [more inside]
posted by small_ruminant
on Jun 14, 2013 -
I listen to audiobooks and podcasts a lot, both in my shop and on the road. I'm a big fan of zombie-themed stuff, but I also like things like Radiolab. I'm aware of the "We're Alive" series, but what OTHER serial / series podcasts are out there that I'm not aware of? Theme doesn't really matter, I just want hours and hours of the same characters or at least of a continuing adventure.
posted by TomMelee
on Jun 4, 2013 -
A friend and I are looking into buying a boat and living on it whilst sailing around Europe next year, I understand that there are going to be a lot of challenges, but the first one: is it financially viable. [more inside]
posted by Ned G
on Mar 25, 2013 -
What are a dozen (or more) fun adventures for a six year old in and around Fayetteville? [more inside]
posted by dismitree
on Feb 12, 2013 -
Can someone suggest a module or series of modules that is designed for, or could be adapted to, an all-dwarf party? (Other than An Unexpected Journey! But that sort of party, yes.) 3.5/Pathfinder preferred but can adapt. [more inside]
posted by The otter lady
on Jan 28, 2013 -
My friends are all prepping for careers, and I'm wondering how I'll balance mine with the many things I want to do that are (probably) mutually exclusive. Looking for insight. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter
on Jan 27, 2013 -
My company offers an employee escape program if you can come up the "best" idea of how to spend the $1000 and extra week vacation. I have a few ideas of what I might want to propose - but would love to see what you think: if you had a week and $1000 - what would be an incredible adventure?
Note - most employees who get chosen usually tie in some sort of service program or volunteer efforts, but sky is the limit.
posted by angsolom
on Jan 23, 2013 -
Every year for our gift exchange, there's a theme. This year the theme is kind of action - adventure related, think about some of the activities on the Amazing Race. I'd like to give something more "do something" than "get something" this year, given the following parameters:
- Less than $100
- Probably within 1 - 2 hours drive of the East bay / Oakland / Walnut Creek, California
- Gift will be for an individual, but with a family, so family friendly preferred
- Will mail me a gift certificate / gift card online or via phone.
I'm looking for things like zip lines, running-related, climbing activities, bungee jumping, etc.
I don't live in the area so the phone / email / online part is important since I can't go down in person.
posted by curse
on Dec 13, 2012 -
My fun-loving, adventure-seeking sister is turning 35 this weekend! It so happens she'll be visiting me in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving at the time. Help me think of something memorable and uniquely weird to do over the weekend to make it a great birthday! [more inside]
posted by captainawesome
on Nov 18, 2012 -
I need a new quest or adventure, I'd rather like it to be focused on a particular event. I was temporarily obsessed with the idea of tour skating and the 11 cities tour
, but it seems it hasn't happened since 1997 so locking in a multi-month preparation in 2012 seems a little optimistic. So I'm looking for other unusual events that I might be able to participate in, or locations where tour skating is still viable. [more inside]
posted by kaydo
on Oct 1, 2012 -
Some of my siblings are talking about doing the Annapurna Circuit together next year. I've did it a few years back but would love to travel with them - can you recommend something that would provide similar adventure and excitement for them and also be new for me? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen
on Sep 15, 2012 -
Book recommendations for a Marine with PTSD? I'm looking for some escapist adventure/expedition books that do NOT involve people dying at the end or eating their friends. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 28, 2012 -
0 to hero - need help to run a 12+ mile fire/ice-water/barb-wire/mud obstacle course in only 39 days! [more inside]
posted by farmersckn
on Aug 20, 2012 -
Everyone is leaving me! How I do deal with everyone else moving away and moving on while I'm stuck here? [more inside]
posted by gumtree
on Aug 19, 2012 -
Will be flying into Toronto this Saturday for a conference until Wednesday. I will be in the Front St. area. I like to walk, transit and wander, so tell me where to go. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl
on Jul 13, 2012 -
What books can you suggest that share certain characteristics of The Dark Tower by Stephen King? [more inside]
posted by st starseed
on Jun 17, 2012 -
I'm 26 year old guy recently returned from teaching in Japan, out of a job, and looking for a new adventure. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123
on May 18, 2012 -
What good video games are reminiscent of Rogue-likes (viz. Incursion), Risk-likes (viz. Lux, Advance Wars), and Starflight, especially in the fact that they can be stopped and started at any time
? Bonus points if said video games are either for OS X or can be easily emulated in OS X.
posted by Sticherbeast
on Apr 5, 2012 -
Adventurous couple looking for (guided) fun w/in 1 hour of Los Angeles on Monday and Tuesday [more inside]
posted by jander03
on Mar 7, 2012 -