Today’s Quest: Throw the most spooktacular shindig of the year! After you’ve polished off the bat bacon pizzas, we’ll keep the party going in Table Talk, and I’ve picked out a few favorites from your robot art masterpieces. Tally ho!
First time here? Adventure Snack is a game series I email to subscribers. Play quests for free, twice a month, and turn your inbox into an adventure!
In your laboratory, you scream, "It's alive!"
As your monster party guests begin to arrive
Dr. Jekyll arrives with his new beau, Bat Boy
They bring Flayin' Rot Cheetos and a case of La Croix
Your castle is ready for a raging all-frighter
The Ecto Cooler is spiked with venomous spiders
On the record player, Cobra Lipa is hissing
But you soon realize there's an element missing!
"Igor," you yell. "Our mash will be a dud!"
"Unless you fetch me some..."
💀 After this game, for more musical frights, try dancing with a skeleton by the moonlight.
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. And yes, you can bring your familiar to the table, as long as it doesn’t eat anybody.
Discuss one (or all) of today’s topics in the comments:
🎉 How did your mash go? Was it a graveyard smash or a cremation crash?
🧟 What scary movie made a big impression on you as a kid?
🥸 If you had infinite time and budget for a Halloween costume, who (or what) would you go as this year?
🎤 What’s your go-to karaoke song? One of my main karaoke songs is actually “The Monster Mash,” but I prefer to perform it in April. Keep my friends on their toes. Other songs I enjoy performing include Billy Joel’s “Big Shot,” Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer,” and the perennial Smash Mouth classic, “All-Star.” Basically, any song that doesn’t require actual singing.
THIS ART IS GOING ON THE ADVENTURE SNACK FRIDGE
In last month’s game, you were a robot fine artist, creating an oil painting as a robot by inputting prompts into an AI art website. I loved all the ridiculous (and possibly stolen?!) art everyone came up with, and I want to celebrate a few of my favorite masterpieces.
🏆 Best Painting in the Sense That It Actually Looks Good
Title: Monkey in a Fez
Artist: Monke (aka Alex Mestas)
🏆 Best Painting I’ve Been Seeing in My Nightmares for a Month
Title: Cold, Hungry Madness in a Gold Frame!
Artist: pallidbat (aka Trin)
🏆 Best Painting By an Artist Who Initially Misunderstood the Assignment
Title: Postmodernist Frame
Artist: Happ13 Accidents (aka Willa)
Artist Statement: “I legit thought we were leaving the blank blank until I saw your piece, Geoffrey!”
🏆 Best Painting Ever Made
Title: Skateboarding Jaguar
Artist: Jawwwguar (aka William F. Edwards from The Warthog Report)
Congratulations to our winners! And thank you to all the adventurers who participated. Everyone is getting a participation trophy, because I’m trying to win Best Trophy Giver at this year’s Trophy Awards (“The Trophies”).
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What scary movie made a big impression on me? It's not a horror movie. I never watched horror movies growing up. Even the commercials for the Freddy 1-900 number were too scary.
The movie that kept me up at night was Brazil. It's nihilistic ending, particularly the part where the agents come through the ceiling, was absolutely chilling to me. I stared up at my ceiling at nights because of it!
The Blair Witch Project made a lasting impression on me. I was pretty young when I first watched it, and I had never seen anything like it before (in terms of content and the way in which it was filmed). The end scene still spooks me out to this day! 😱