25 April 2013

DragonVale


Buy Islands in the sky, build
habitats of earth, air, and fire; breed
comely dragons in caves then feed,
decorate to widely appeal, wield

a touch of magic with wands, a wizard
or two, princesses who time- travel,
a hint of humor to enchant, couple
with all celestial events, forward

gems and coins as bonus:
a DragonVale synopsis.


This is in response to the prompt from Izy over at Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads to pick our favorite story, TV show or video game and give the Cliffs Notes version in ten lines or less. My favorite video game by far is DragonVale which, if you haven't discovered, you must. It's a rich, imaginary world to delight the eyes and provide a ready topic of conversation with young people.




25 comments:

  1. This sounds really cool! I'll have to check it out.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I didn't realize this was a video game. I thought it sounded like a delightful fantasy novel!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's an app on my iPad and fabulous fun.

      Delete
  3. !! The only video games I have ever played or pong and PacMan. Maybe a few others... but it seems like I need to get with the times. I'll keep this one in mind. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I enjoy it and it has kept me hooked but the unexpected pleasure has been the ability to talk to kids about it.

      Delete
  4. a favourite video game, I'm so loving this prompt and all the poems

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Izy said to write about the one you keep coming back to and this game is it. Books which I adore I've read at the most three times (Mists of Avalon).

      Delete
  5. I've been hooked, as you well know, ever since you first posted a description of D'vale about a year ago. It delivers little zings of satisfaction on so many levels.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, many zings. I've now been in various settings where I've been next to kids and opened up D'vale to oohs and aahs. It's so fun.

      Delete
  6. I think it's so cool you chose a game! Some of our cyber-nerd Toads are going to wonder why they didn't think of that!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd love to hear about other's favorite games. I didn't even know we have cyber-nerds at the Gardens.

      Delete
  7. I didn't know anything about DragonVale before this. I guess I'll need to find out what I'm missing! :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Watch out- you'll get hooked too! It pleases my aesthetic sense though.

      Delete
  8. I also think it is awesome you went with a video game. I haven't played DragonVale, but I have played other role playing games. They can have a tendency to rely on the same cliches....you did a good job making dragonvale feel fresh and alive. Well done and viva la

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. DragonVale has the most beautiful graphics imaginable. It sets a high bar for other games. The designers have fun in coming up with clever new items or dragons. Thanks for this prompt, I enjoyed it.

      Delete
  9. Sounds like a magical video game, you described it well! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It does have a touch of magc as any good game should.

      Delete
  10. I love this kind of game, but haven't tried Dragonvale. You make it sound like it's not one to miss.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That would definitely be my opinion.

      Delete
  11. Oh yes, I know Dragonvale! There really are some great games out there now.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This and Words with Friends are the only ones I play daily, but they are fun indeed.

      Delete
  12. i have never played this one...we have played Wizard 101...and a few of the other online role playing games....my boys loved the WebKinz one for a long time...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'll check them out. I love it when I can recommend something to the grands.

      Delete
  13. Great Idea - and lovely notion - to bear the world as shell and strength and not burden. Very cool. k.

    ReplyDelete

Let's chat.