So you want to play the game? That is certainly possible. The game is not
complicated, and it's not really neccesary to read these instructions, but
they do clue you into the basics of what's going on. Once you feel
comfortable with the basics, you can move on to
creating some episodes of your own. Once you've
got that, go try out some of the advanced
What is it?
Extend-A-Story is not written by one person. It is more of a shared story, written by several people - the other players of the game. There is one starting point, but from there the story diverges according to the desires of the players writing it. Eventually you will reach a portion of the story that has not been created yet. At that point, you can continue the story with your own episode for others to enjoy.
How to Play
The text description is a narrative explaining what is happening, or what just happened in the story. The options following the narrative are links to other episodes. You select which path you want to follow by selecting one of the options. One choice may be to add your own option. This is an advanced feature, and can be ignored. Sometimes an option will lead to an episode that hasn't been created yet.
Every episode will permit you to go back to the previous episode. Some episodes will have the author's signature on them. Every episode lists the date and time it was created. Some episodes will have linking or extending enabled. Those are both advanced features, and can be ignored.