Monday, 31 January 2011

Triffles (2) - A power failure

I'd like to have each Triffle linking to the one before. Assuming a transmission pylon went down in the last, there may well be a power cut somewhere. There was one here yesterday evening too, luckily in conjunction with none of the other three elements...



an imminent and                                             
inflexible deadline                                            

\               

a power failure

/             \

        a door found open           an essential item missing /
   inexplicably                          person absent



For a wargaming context the location could be a bunker or even a vehicle. In a fantasy setting the power failure might be a loss of magical power for some reason, or could just be a gust extinguishing all lamps. It needs no saying this one is well-suited to horror.

Having written this, I realise the exact same set-up is an essential element in the plot of a very famous film from around 20 years ago. Can you guess which?

8 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

Have a faint recollection of a movie but nothing comes to mind at this time, will have a think about it this afternoon.

ArmChairGeneral said...

Interesting

GDMNW said...

Jurassic park?

Nah. Still, it sounds interesting.

Porky said...

@ The Angry Lurker - It's there at the back of the mind I'm sure. I very nearly didn't spot it.

@ ArmChairGeneral - I hope so!

@ GDMNW - That's the one. Were you saving the champagne? For today, I guarantee it. Well, perhaps not quite.

Bartender said...

power failure
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fridge door open inexplicably
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beer missing

Porky said...

That I didn't expect - if there's a deadline, it can wait!

As the basis for a story, it's not bad. Might hinge on who took that beer and whether it was theirs to take...

C'nor (Outermost_Toe) said...

And whether there was beer there in the first place.

GDMNW said...

Huzzah!