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Tasks / Goblin Market

Set up a stall (or set of stalls) selling unusual objects. When asked what they cost, sell them at typical goblin market prices (for example - the memory of a spring day, a secret, the buyer's truename, a lock of the buyer's hair, their currently unborn firstborn child, a canary).

Costumes are optional, but more likely to make it more interesting for all concerned.

1 to 100 players
45 points
Level 3
Created by Absurdum

Terms: thehunt, sotpg

3 completed :: 15 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


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posted by Jellybean of Thark on November 6th, 2008 9:34 AM

Goblins are okay but do not ever do business with demons. They often take your memories as payment.

posted by Waldo Cheerio on November 8th, 2008 12:06 PM

I need to see how someone works out a way to do this one. The wares you would need to proffer to get someone to consent to such an ominous and foreboding contract are beyond me.

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posted by Mr Everyday on November 18th, 2008 10:26 PM

My original thought was that it would work best somewhere where the walls of reality are already somewhat thinned... I would think Akihabara (where it's quite usual to see soccer-playing robots, battles between "giant robots", people who's job is to slap people in the face for money while dressed as a french maid, and 60 year old men dressed in pikachu suits calmly waiting for the bus (and yes, the "men" is plural here)) or Harajuku (where the gothic-lolitas, anime-trannies and single lonely cowboy hold court) would be prime spots...

Really though, anywhere where people can sell odd curios from booths and blankets. Some people would actually PREFER selling their soul than shelling out ten bucks...

Where the walls of reality are thinned
posted by Jonathan Polin on June 22nd, 2009 3:07 AM

Somewhere like Telegraph?

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posted by zer0gee on November 18th, 2008 7:16 PM

Thank you, SSI!

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posted by teucer on November 18th, 2008 8:39 PM

And deputies thereof!

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posted by zer0gee on November 18th, 2008 8:44 PM

Ah, yes, and deputies thereof. :) I have no idea where tasks are coming from these days unless someone specifies. I apologize, and thank you, Dok.

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posted by teucer on November 18th, 2008 9:23 PM

Sometimes the news tells us. Sometimes, it leaves us in the dark.

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posted by Mr Everyday on November 18th, 2008 10:21 PM

JOY!!! Finally one of my tasks is approved. Thank you Darkaardvark!!!

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posted by saille is planting praxis on November 19th, 2008 12:00 PM

this is absolutely fantastic. THANK YOU! oh how I look forward to any and every completion and hope for the materials, opportunity, and courage to do this myself....

Okay. Who's going to ALA
posted by Xena on November 25th, 2008 12:34 AM


posted by A D on April 15th, 2009 6:50 PM

This task is really goddamn good.

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posted by MonkeyBoy Dan on May 22nd, 2009 2:53 PM

This is by far the best quest..... er, i mean TASK. Ive seen so far.

(damn i thought i was over my WoW addiction - bad dan)

posted by MonkeyBoy Dan on June 4th, 2009 2:16 PM

So at level 3 I am now considered by the powers-that-be ready or at least possibly capable of this task.

But is there really any point in the face of such thorough shplankage?

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posted by Lincøln on June 4th, 2009 5:10 PM

Yes. There is always a point.

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posted by teucer on June 4th, 2009 5:43 PM

Yes. Things will always go differently in a different environment, and a double-shplank would be pretty awesome to see on a task like this.

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posted by JJason Recognition on June 4th, 2009 5:50 PM

Yes yes yes yes yes and yes.

Never, never let good tasks prevent you from doing mediocre or bad tasks.

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posted by teucer on June 4th, 2009 5:57 PM

Agreed. But on the other hand, never let your acceptance of mediocrity keep you from tasking better and better, or from regularly (although not necessarily constantly constantly) striving for shplankage.

Points philosophical and scoring
posted by MonkeyBoy Dan on June 5th, 2009 1:46 AM

I am on the lookout for an atmospheric location to do this.

Although at seventh and last doing it in the middle of a shopping mall mall would make for fabulous dis/connect.

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posted by Ben Yamiin on June 5th, 2009 8:58 AM

Mr. Dan, I'm looking forward to your completion.

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posted by MonkeyBoy Dan on June 8th, 2009 4:18 AM

My latest imagineering of this involves me dressing up as and doing the disconcerting voice of the G-Man from Halflife.
I would sell secular parachronic indulgences, like transdimensional get-out-of-jail-free cards.

posted by Ombwah on August 16th, 2009 5:45 PM

It is truly incredible to me how few people will come up off of a secret or even the name of their favorite song in exchange for a pretty polished rock. One guy even had one in his hand until I asked for the name of a song in return - the kid choked and dropped the stone in my hand and hurried off.

Also trippy how many folks shy their kids away from masked guys in shabby clothes proffering rocks :) or maybe not /shrug

aww -1
posted by Phamtomdark on August 16th, 2009 6:57 PM

i did it but i couldnt sign up for the job im to low lev


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