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BART Psychogeographical Association
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Tasks / The Odyssey

Embark on an odyssey. It should be no shorter than one month. You must encounter (metaphorically) the following obstacles:

1. The Lotus-Eaters
2. The Cyclops
3. Aeolus
4. The Laestrygonians
5. Circe
6. The Sirens
7. Scylla and Charybdis
9. Calypso
10. Telemachus, Your Son
11. Penelope, Your Wife
12. Laertes, Your Father
13. The Citizens of Ithaca

1 to 10 players
250 points
Level 6
In the zone of: BART Psychogeographical Association

Terms: mythology, taskseries, mythic, returnoftherevengetwoelectricboogaloo

3 completed :: 17 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


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posted by Fonne Tayne on January 14th, 2008 2:27 PM


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posted by Insomniac Fox on January 29th, 2008 8:03 PM

Definitely looking forward to finding Circe.

Trying to imagine what my companions would look like in animal form is exciting... and disturbing.

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posted by Bryce on January 29th, 2008 8:22 PM

...animal form? that sounds really, really creepy.

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posted by Vena Nightmare on February 24th, 2008 5:14 PM

This is something I fully plan to do over the summer. I'll have to work really hard to level up, perhaps next summer?

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posted by Bryce on February 24th, 2008 7:05 PM

Totally. I should do it over the summer to.

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posted by Burn Unit on March 23rd, 2008 5:37 PM

Just start doing the task. If you do this task appropriately, you should be able to let the levels sort themselves out later and sign up and submit at the moment you're eligible.

That's what I'm going to do. Beginning. . .


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posted by Scarlett on April 14th, 2008 4:23 PM

Sorry. If it's going to be an epic journey, it needs a katabasis.

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posted by teucer on March 30th, 2010 9:10 AM

Depends on the epic, but it's certainly an option.

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posted by Vena Nightmare on May 7th, 2008 6:31 AM

I'll start the moment school lets out. Or the moment I stop caring about waiting until school lets out. Either way, thanks Burn Unit!

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on May 7th, 2008 8:20 AM

Burn Unit is probably tackling the challenge of the Lotus Eaters. Right now.


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posted by Minch on May 7th, 2008 8:37 AM

i want to do this. something fierce.

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posted by Vena Nightmare on May 7th, 2008 9:57 AM

I just checked my 'Currently Working On' tasks and this seems to be one of them. Which is weird because I don't remember signing up for it, and I'm definatly not quilified to sign up for it anyway. Not that I'm complaining!

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on May 7th, 2008 11:28 AM

Perhaps someone added you as a collaborator and then dropped it, leaving it all for you.

Either way, that's pretty cool.

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posted by Vena Nightmare on May 9th, 2008 1:14 PM

Clever, I wonder who it was... Oh wow, I feel loved. Things seem to be going well for me lately!

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posted by Peter Garnett on March 8th, 2009 7:22 PM

Please unretire this. I know someone who is going to complete it.


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posted by Peter Garnett on March 9th, 2009 12:24 AM

And within 5 hours, SSI provides.

They truly do offer a better product at a lower price than their competitors.

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posted by Philippe on March 9th, 2009 10:13 PM

Oh fuck, I have to hit level six by this summer. This IS my summer.

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posted by Teeth Beetles on March 15th, 2009 10:44 AM

I'd love to do this. But I have, like, a job. And taking more than two weeks of leave requires approval by high up types. And I don't think, "going on Odyssey" would qualify for the seal of approval. This makes me sad, and hate my job right now.

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posted by Lincøln on March 15th, 2009 11:27 AM

There will be a time in your life where this will be possible, maybe even probable.

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posted by Nyambura the Rainmaker on March 7th, 2010 11:18 PM

one of my all time favorites. want to do!!!! too bad i'm not at level yet and ... it has to be BART related?

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posted by Sam Archer on May 18th, 2012 12:19 AM

Just bought tickets for this. Hoping it will inspire me.

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posted by Developer Pixie on May 18th, 2012 5:26 PM

SOUNDS SO COOL! tell us about it, even if you don't task there

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posted by Developer Pixie on May 18th, 2012 5:26 PM

SOUNDS SO COOL! tell us about it, even if you don't task there


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The Odyssey by Lincøln September 27th, 2008 11:56 AM

I read the Illiad and the Odyssey in sixth grade and never again since then. So the story was a bit foggy for me. So I had to do some research before setting out on my own odyssey. I learned a little bit from wikipedia, and then with that little bit ...

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The Odyssey by Burn Unit February 18th, 2011 4:17 PM

Tell us of these things, beginning where you will, Goddess, Daughter of Zeus. [youtube:] On March 23, 2008 I promised I was "beginning my" (noted in comments here). And I had begun. There was ...

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The Odyssey by rongo rongo March 16th, 2010 2:34 PM

Prelude: The day I began working on this, God sent me a granola bar. Today, as I finish this write-up, God sent me another granola bar. Divine intervention throughout my odyssey was limited to two granola bars. Introduction: Welcome, friends. More t...

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