The Steampunk Empire

The Crossroads of the Aether

A fun reprint, a forum Classic! It's 'Corrupt a Wish!'. What you do is corrupt the above poster's wish, then make a wish of your own. I'll start! ^.^




I wish I had a steampunk car ^.^

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You have your car but it traps you in the engine and runs off your soul.


I wish people liked me.

People do like you!

...submerged in boing water :D



I wish I had a steampunk mecha.

(this game is always so violent XD)


the wish gods grant you your wish, but then the mecha turns on you crushing every bone in your body :D




I wish i could travel time 

Unfortunately, you forgot to ask for the ability to control your destination, so you keep ending up in "interesting" times such as the Salem Witch Trials, Pompeii during the eruption of Vesuvius, the middle of a buffalo stampede, etc. etc.


I wish I had a nice cup of tea.

But so do half a million miners, shop girls, and chartered accountants, and you have your cup of tea surrounded by discussions about the merits of the latest Liverpudlian forward, Royal hairstyles, and the merits of investments in South African antelope bellies.


I wish I could sleep till noon. 

Your wish is granted, but once noon hits, you never get to sleep again.  Ever.


I wish that it wasn't so hot outside!

I've never met you Earl Grey, but I've followed your posts, and from what I've read, I like you.

-Not sure I understand this game, but I wish I could bring my visions to fruition with less physical experimentation. Damn physical laws and formulaes!

I wish I lived closer to my imaginings of the Steampunk World and my persona's life.

The game is based on the maxim of "be careful what you wish for". Often in fantasy literature, the genie, through spite or an overdeveloped sense of irony, decides to pervert the wish in granting it in such a way that the recipient can't take advantage of the wish. Frequently, this takes the form of giving the recipient exactly what they asked for, but not necessarily what they wanted.  A classic example comes from an old Twilight Zone episode where a man wishes for immortality, but then gets sentenced to prison for life without the possibility of parole.

I wish I could sleep till noon.


... unfortunately, the noon when you finally wake up is 60 years from now.


I wish I could understand and read all languages.




Your wish is granted, but you go insane within seconds and your brain hemorrhages from the sudden influx of knowledge.


I wish I was famous.

Your wish is granted but in the process all charities have closed and you are suddenly poor with no one to help.

...I wish I was rich

Your wish is granted, but greedy, dishonest speculators have irresponsibly extended credit to people that can't afford to pay it back, your government officials can't come to accord on how to manage national finances, and all your money and assets are suddenly worthless.


...I wish I there was a Steampunk amusement park. 


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