You've been reading the village paper, so you know the situation: Some mysterious force is attracting dragons to the region and then causing them to fall asleep. The King has offered his twin daughters to the brave man who can complete the quest to defeat the force and vanquish the dragons.
But you're not that man.
No, you're the town janitor, and you are having to deal with a much more dangerous problem: Dragon snot.
Yes, as it turns out a sleeping snoring dragon works up quite a batch of snot, and being dragon snot, it's pretty vile stuff. Not only that, it's headed for the village!
It's up to you to stop it by digging trenches to direct the snot away from the village.
You won't get any big rewards or the simultaneous pleasures of the King's daughters -- but if you're lucky you'll get to keep your job, which means your high school sweetheart will be able to marry you and you can dream about becoming middle class someday.
When the game starts, you will see an exit trench placed somewhere on the edge of the map. You need to direct your dragon's snot to this exit by placing trenches leading from the dragon to the exit.
1. To start the game, use the 'start round' command.
2. Select a trench shape by pressing one of the buttons on the left side of the simulator.
2. Dig the trench by clicking inside the map.
3. If you don't have the trench you need available, just start placing the current ones in random places until you get what you want. You can also replace existing trenches as long as they haven't already been filled with snot.
5. When you have connected the dragon to the exit, CLICK ON THE DRAGON to speed up your snot.
You start in the OUTER COW PASTURE, ten miles from the town. Each area you make it through brings you one mile closer to town. If the snot escapes, your employment is terminated and, after some off-stage begging for your job back, you are returned to the cow pasture.
If you make it all the way, then in addition to undying indifference from the mayor, you get to start over again at the beginning, but this time with double trenches thrown in, making life a little more challenging. If you make it all the way through THAT, then you return to beginning but with faster snot. No good deed goes unpunished.
If you leave DragonSnot and come back at a later time, you will start where you left off.
A word about money. You are really poor so it would be good to pay attention to this.
The town will pay you $10 for safely directing the snot through an area to the pre-dug exit trench. Before you rush for the exit, though, you should be aware of some economic complexity in town business dealings...you are being supplied your digging equipment by contractors in town. Those contractors are reimbursed by the town for the equipment costs of each trench that snot goes through. Therefore they like to see long winding trenches that fill the countryside and violate as many environmental regulations as possible. To help ensure this, they give you a kickback of $1 for each snot-filled trench, and $2 for snot-filled double trenches.
Therein lies an economic dilemma...because of course no one is going to pay you anything if you dig a really long trench that never manages to reach the exit.
As you dig trenches you will face a number of the inescapable obstacles of life, such as cows. You can dig trenches under these obstacles if you wish, but you may get a penalty if the snot reaches them. Or you might get a bonus. Some obstacles might even help you out by slowing down the snot flow a bit. The only way to tell is to drench a few things in snot!
The local Plumber's Union has been eager to get rid of outhouses for some time now so they can get more business; if there is more than one outhouse and you manage to take them all out, the union will pass some money your way.
To make things even more interesting, the local eccentric millionaire has put up some crazy money. She will shovel a bunch of cash your way if you manage to hit every single obstacle out there. Of course, she's a nut and we know you would never be so recklessly irresponsible.
May the snot be with you but not on you.
Now get digging!