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Ruby City Mods ([personal profile] rubycitymods) wrote2016-12-26 12:37 am

Crane Game

Stationed along the boardwalk, the old-fashioned Crane Game is an enormous thing, large enough that it stretches from floor to ceiling. The glass is tinted, but if you peer in, you'll be able to see all kinds of small items: hair clips and chocolate coins, some bubble mix and an old pulp novel. Approach it, and the entire machine lights up, neon flashing brightly and a tinny old tune that gets stuck in your head for ages afterwards.

Settle yourself in front of it, and you'll notice it doesn't have a slot for money. There's no joystick, either. There's just a button, red and worn, next to a slot three inches wide. Press the button, and a little card will pop out of the slot. There'll be a riddle written there.

Write a somewhat acceptable answer to the riddle, and you get a prize. What it is depends entirely on the machine, but fortunately the game isn't rigged; you are guaranteed an item.

You can only use it once every two weeks. The machine simply goes dead if you try and use it sooner than that.


The Crane Game is a fun way for your character to win some pretty rad prizes! Comment here and get a minor item from the crane machine! Selections are random, and so long as your character provides a reasonable answer to the riddle, they'll get a prize.

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tonic: (Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time)

[personal profile] tonic 2017-01-06 01:20 am (UTC)(link)
[ And her morning walk leads to... well, something she hasn't seen before. A crane game, but...?

Well, sure, let's give this a go. The items inside seem harmless enough. She presses the button, curious to see what'll happen next. ]

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callbacks: (present)

[personal profile] callbacks 2017-01-06 01:25 am (UTC)(link)
[It's Dave's first time exploring the boardwalk, so he doesn't have enough experience to know this particular game is new. On the other hand, it's. Familiar, in a terrible, grim-laughter-through-the-nose kind of way, to have a prize machine offering cheap crap so alluringly.

He examines the machine for a while, looking for a coin slot (but HOW, when there's no MONEY) and then finally just pushes the button.]

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meitori: (calculating all the possibilities)

[personal profile] meitori 2017-01-06 03:18 am (UTC)(link)
[Huh, well, this is interesting.

Yuuta goes ahead and presses the button.]

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bifroster: (of our souls)

[personal profile] bifroster 2017-01-06 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
[Jane has never seen something like this! Who doesn't like to get free stuff? And from what she can see, there are riddles involved.]

Bring it on!

[Button pressed!]

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oathshackledbird: Surprise (Surprise)

[personal profile] oathshackledbird 2017-01-06 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
[What is one way to risk getting attacked? That would be to suddenly start flashing lights and playing music as Diarmuid passes by on his way back from a patrol of the area. Fortunately, Diarmuid thinks as quickly as he moves and halts before striking...whatever the machine might be. It's clearly a carnival game, but it's not like one he has ever seen before.

Diarmuid eyes it carefully before settling in front of it. Three years and this place still finds ways to surprise him. With no other options presented besides pushing the button, his choice is clear.


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doreimi: (BEAUTY ♡ errybody breakin they neck like)

[personal profile] doreimi 2017-01-08 12:53 am (UTC)(link)
[It's her birthday, so naturally she finds her way to the boardwalk, because nothing says celebration like hitting up the midway and having yourself a ball with a bunch of fun games and idle diversions.

This crane game, however, is new, and that makes her curious. It lights up when she approaches it, which is strange, and only adds to her interest.

So, okay, she'll give it a shot. Let's push the button and see what comes out...]

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serenesuccessor: (Happy smile)

[personal profile] serenesuccessor 2017-01-11 01:08 am (UTC)(link)
[Oh this looks fun! Naomi's eyes lit up when she saw the crane game. She'd always loved crane games, even if she's pretty bad at them.

But hey, it looks free, so that means she can try as much as she wants. With a grin she redoes her bobby pins, making sure her hair is out of her eyes, before pressing the button.]

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watermelogisty: (Default)

[personal profile] watermelogisty 2017-01-11 11:29 am (UTC)(link)
[ Steven pops over to the boardwalk every once in a while. Homesickness and all that.
But this - this is new. He's never seen this game before. Did it show up while he was gone?

He approaches it, wondering if works, surprised when it lights up. But...there's no coin slot. Or joystick, for that matter. How's he supposed to play it?

Oh! A button. Lets give that a try. ]
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callbacks: (photoshoot)

[personal profile] callbacks 2017-01-21 06:27 pm (UTC)(link)

Look. AU events can happen all they want, but there is swag on the line, here. Actually, that's a great question. Does the crane game get all AU'd up for the event, too?]

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roseblooms: closely followed by the part where i pee on your grave (BANG ❁ this is the part where i kill you)

[personal profile] roseblooms 2017-01-21 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
[DARK CRANE GAME, GIVE A 1920S THIEF THE GOOD SHIT. He is minding his own business and thinking about CRIMES.

And passing by the crane game without playing it? Now that'd be a CRIME if I've ever heard one.]

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callbacks: (shhhhhh)

[personal profile] callbacks 2017-02-06 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
[IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN, and Dave is here for his biweekly junk. Junk him up, junk machine.]

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roseblooms: we get one f-bomb in this series and i'm going to say it (THREAT ❁ look here you soulless fuck)

[personal profile] roseblooms 2017-02-06 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
[All right, crane game, you piece of shit, you slighted him before with that eyeshadow bullshit but guess what


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callbacks: XSWEET-RAINEX (deviantArt) (gerroff)

[personal profile] callbacks 2017-02-19 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)

Please help, retail therapy. Dave has been having a series of no-good, very bad days, and wasting time in front of a toy-dispensing machine has always worked in the past.]

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roseblooms: what a whole new meaning to giving them the finger (GUN ❁ so it's just point and shoot)

[personal profile] roseblooms 2017-02-20 02:08 am (UTC)(link)
[We meet again, Crane Game, and his life has been enriched by the Dead Lil Hiei so guess what, you get a pass on the vague personal insults thing this time around.



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arken7: in the cloud (glancing)

[personal profile] arken7 2017-03-03 05:57 am (UTC)(link)
[He'd heard about it, noted some of its prizes, even seen it a few times. And now, Julian decides he might as well press that button for himself.]


[That jingle is really catchy, in the most annoying way possible. He almost stops himself and walks away – but then he's already pressed the big red button all the way down. Eh, what harm could it do?]

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callbacks: (fuckin hot)

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rollerbunny: (Default)

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[ Ah, yeah. Things that randomly turn on when you approach them by your lonesome, with no sign of any kind of radar or camera system, or anyone turning it on? That's always worked well for everyone.
And big red buttons with no instructions either? Hell, who can resist?

But, hey, he'll give it a try. What's the worse it can do?

Boops the button. ]

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callbacks: (i love the entire internet)

[personal profile] callbacks 2017-03-18 10:30 am (UTC)(link)
Mornin', sweet thing.


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uncertainrelation: one plus two plus two plus one (CONSIDER ⚛ was it six shots or five)

[personal profile] uncertainrelation 2017-03-24 02:52 am (UTC)(link)

...let's press this button and see what's up, eh?]

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naeggs: art | pivix user #3197617 (headphones)

[personal profile] naeggs 2017-04-01 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
[Woah!! A crane game! Although he really can't tell how you're meant to operate it, without any kind of joystick. Well... can't hurt to gently press that red button, right?]

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callbacks: (heart eyes motherfucker)

[personal profile] callbacks 2017-04-01 11:48 am (UTC)(link)
[Mornin', babe. It's your fortnightly Saturdate, here for sweet nothings and precious garbage.]

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daydrinker: (skeptical af)

[personal profile] daydrinker 2017-04-05 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
[ He should be using his money for better things, but it's hard not to be bored out of his mind. What he reads at the library is interesting, but not remotely helpful. So, there's a boardwalk and a crane. No joystick which is... something. But, sure. Have his marked bill. ]

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arken7: I'm the master of my sea (I'm the one at the sail)

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[Back again, because he has nothing better to do he doesn't mind a good riddle at all. Not a fortnightly frequenter, though; he's not addicted.]

Red button: depress…

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berrynice: (hey what's going on in this thread)

[personal profile] berrynice 2017-04-15 01:18 pm (UTC)(link)
[Someone is in need of a distraction and what better way is there to waste five minutes of time than with the mythical yet dubious game of cranes?

... Well. This is how she's choosing to spend five minutes anyway.

Boops the button!]

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callbacks: COSMIC-RUMPUS (summery smiles)

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[Let's come together
More than ever
I can feel it
Can you feel it?]

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