While getting dressed I find myself pondering a video game where you are a shoulder dragon with shoulder dragon sized problems. Sure, the wizard whose shoulder you ride on has some complex world-in-peril narrative to deal with, and every now and then she makes you do some weird mission that can only be accomplished by a tiny dragon, but mostly you're concerned with lazing around the place while she does research, stealing cookies from the cabinet, chasing the local rats and birds, accumulating a shoulder dragon sized hoard of shiny things, and so on.
It would be the most relaxing thing ever.
@anthracite the mechanics could be a little bit like those in Bad Mojo (crazy creepy cockroach cd-rom game from the 90s)
> you are a shoulder dragon with shoulder dragon sized problems
@anthracite Your wizard is a human and smart-but-dopey in that human way. "I can save the world! Help me find my glasses?" Fetch quests and rat hunting speed up or slow down lines of magical research so you can steer your wizard by interfering or helping with various completion tasks.
@anthracite this is a very good idea
@odinsdream yes! Sometimes these montages have interactive bits. But only sometimes. Wizard sets you down by a hole; “blah blah blah blah pretty dragon friend blah blah key” and you have to get a key from a tiny hole for them. Or you’re sitting on their shoulder while the Big Bad immobilizes them and blathers on endlessly, and the item collection UI pops up to remind you that the gem in Bad’s eye socket is exactly the one you need to complete a set you’ve been collecting. But mostly it’s just a blur of Someone Else’s Problem.
@anthracite I would play the hell out of this game.