Giant Robot Spring Break!
Get in the funky robot!
Today’s quest will send you on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, so keep those blaster shields engaged. There’s more R&R to be had at TT (Table Talk) with your fellow adventurers, including one with an NN (Neat Newsletter). Tally ho!
You hop inside the head of KOZOR, the giant battlemech on a sacred mission to protect the Earth from alien wet blankets. You know the type. They'd rather float around the city destroying skyscrapers with their tentacles and laser eyeball than grab a ramen bowl with close friends. But since there's been a lull in the “lamelien” department, you and your fellow teen KOZOR pilots decide to get a little R&R...
"So, where should we go on spring break?" you ask from the head.
Gary, who pilots the left leg, wants to go inside Mt. Fuji to field test KOZOR’s lava-proof paint. Jade, in the right shoulder, wants to dance and get space-faced with the the moon dudes (the dudes on the moon). Maya, in the left pinky toe, argues they need new break room mugs, and suggests they go antiquing in Old Timey Town. Don, leader of the groin and buttocks sub-team, wants to see the World's Biggest Grenade Launcher in Michigan.
After a few minutes of heated arguing, KOZOR starts punching and kicking itself. To save your robot from self-destruction, you suggest all 26 pilots vote. Whichever destination gets the most votes wins. The pilots reluctantly agree...
Step 1: Vote for where you want the KOZOR squad to go on Spring Break.
Step 2: Click "See previous responses" after you vote.
Step 3: Click on the option below that got the most votes:
Tip: The results may change throughout the day, so come back and play again. You may also try to persuade your fellow adventurers in the comments.
When your quest is complete, it’s time to debrief. Join your fellow adventurers at the virtual D&D table we call the comments section. We only have two and a half chairs, so y’all are gonna have to share.
Discuss one (or all) of today’s topics:
🌴 Is the most popular robot spring break destination the one you wanted?
🤖 Who’s your favorite fictional robot?
✅ What's your dream vacation? I’d like to visit the nerdiest corners of Japan. We’re talking Akihabara shopping trip, cosplay cafe, joshi wrestling show, and theme parks galore. They already have a Super Nintendo World, you guys!!!
Share your thoughts in the comments (or email a reply if you’re shy).
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