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The Crimson Labyrinth by Yusuke Kishi
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Feb 27, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: j-lit, horror, pulp
Read from February 27 to March 01, 2012

You are in a maze of dark and twisting passages, all alike. You don't know how you got here.


You possess a box of granola bars, a bottle of water and a PSP.

>look at psp

The PSP is off.

>turn on psp

A scrolling text informs you that you've been drafted into a LARP based upon an old Steve Jackson Games book. Your goal is to survive.


There is a woman here.

>take woman

She won't fit in your bag.


The woman follows you. You find yourself in an area with seven other people plus the woman. According to their PSPs there are several possible routes. If you go south you will find food. If you go north you will get information. If you go east you will get survival gear. If you go west you will get weapons.


The woman stops you.

>kill woman

With what, your shoelace?

>slap woman

Feel like a big man now, do you?

>talk to woman

The woman says, "In games like this, there is often a route that seems less tempting than others, but which offers advantages that the others don't, while those that seem most obvious often lead to traps."


You have been eaten by a grue.
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Reading Progress

02/27/2012 page 100
35.0% "This is a much better Stephen King novel than most Stephen King novels."
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message 1: by Tamahome (new)

Tamahome Put the salt on the slug!

message 2: by Jlawrence (new) - added it

Jlawrence Where are the Invisiclues?

message 3: by Tamahome (new)

Tamahome Where's my scratch n sniff card?

Sean O'Hara Actually, Invisiclues play a major role in the story. The characters are presented with four possible paths -- one to food, one to weapons, one to survival gear, and one to information. Guess what you get if you take the information path?

Nenia ✨️ The Flagrant Liberal ✨️ Campbell This review was fantastic.

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