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Time Quake - Funny Missions Wanted

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GenWash's picture
Joined: 07/31/2012

I have a thread over in the Game Design Workshop section for a game I call "Time Quake."

I am getting a lot of excellent feedback, and have decided to try and make as many interesting missions as I can.
To keep it simple for those who do not want to read the other message thread, here is a very short prompt:

Come up with missions to give Time Agents to just straight up SCREW UP our timeline as much as possible. The time agents themselves are from an alternate universe so their own timelines are not in danger.

1) Kill/Save person of interest... such as "Save JFK" or "Kill Rasputin."
OR, to make it more interesting:
2) Give Xerxes Helicopters, Give (young) Hitler art lessons, Release baby raptors on the Mayflower, etc...

StagCutlery's picture
Joined: 06/02/2013
they read like news headlines

Puritans Land on Pebble Beach!
Three Wise Men Get Lost!
Pyramids Built Square!
Library of Alexandria Shelved with Coloring Books!

ilSilvano's picture
Joined: 07/31/2008
Timey wimey


- Destroy the Berlin wall in the 60's.
- Sabotage the nuclear bomb experiments.
- Avoid the Great Fire of London.
- Guide Columbus to actual India.
- Plant lots of bugs in the first personal computers.
- Give guns to the native American Indians.
- Steal all quills the day the Magna Charta is to be signed.
- Give a warning to the people in Pompei.
- Give advice to Leonardo so his helicopter actually works.
- Give a Playstation Vita to young Miyamoto.

(here you can find more inspiration:

Silverdreams's picture
Joined: 12/09/2012
Other suggestions

- Start a bidding war for Manhattan Island by offering 65 gilders
- Slip President Lincoln a laxative on April 13th.
- Take a photo of Jesus
- Open a casino at the real Caesar's Palace
- Trademark all of McDonald's phrases but never actually open a restaurant
- Convince England to sell Canada to the Russians
- Hide a DeLorean on Pangea

StagCutlery's picture
Joined: 06/02/2013

Tesla Becomes the Wizard of Menlo Park!

padragan's picture
Joined: 09/24/2010
Real events would be fun

Just as a schtick, you could include a few real life events like

"Make Einstein develop theory of relativity"


"Make dinosaurs extinct"

just to give the players the notion that the timeline we actually live with HAVE been fiddled with by these agents. The ending of Asimovs great novel "The end of eternity" is a great example of that.

ilSilvano's picture
Joined: 07/31/2008
Silverdreams rules! :)

Ah ah, the suggestions from Silverdreams are very funny! :-D

GenWash's picture
Joined: 07/31/2012
Funny Ideas

Thanks, some of these are great. Keep 'em coming?
Prototype C is almost done, I just would love to replace some of the currently bland missions with more entertaining ones.

Joined: 04/08/2012
On the next episode,

1) Agents become cast members on the new episode of "Sam Wise and Gollum". 2) Trying to see how many licks it really takes to get to the center of a toostie pop?

Joined: 04/08/2012
Or how about these?

1) The land where the Grand Canyon is was made for real estate, but became a canyon instead? 2) Redwood trees in California were taken out and Red Vines Licorice was put in its place.

Joined: 10/09/2013
Time to mess with some history

1. Convince Stalin to stay in the Clergy!
2. Abduct George Lucas!
3. Give the Nazis Marajuana!
4. Show Alchemists how to turn lead to gold
5. Destroy Galileo's Telescope
6. Save Julius Ceaser
7. Give the Indians the Smallpox Vaccine
8. Give chairman Mao Pollio
9. Build Jurassic Park
10. Save the Titanic (Now we don't need that aweful movie ;)

What do you guys think?

Joined: 08/23/2013
changing the course

Mess up Japanese navigation to Pearl Harbor
Final Conflict movie theme but Modern US carrier intercepts and destroys Japanese
Bump off Grant in 1861
British join on the Confederate side
Aryian migration goes through Mongolia rather than Europe and arrives in America (The came from H. Beam Piper Lord Kalvin of Otherwhen)
Axis invasion of US mainland
Make US/NASA not abandon 1970's space program after Apollo but keep exploring and settling the moon.
Plant aquatic dinosaurs in Loch Ness
Cross timelines ala Sliders TV show

Joined: 08/23/2013
and more

Give Hitler Melanin treatments to make him black
Chop down the apple tree before Newton gets there
Steal George Washingtons hatchet
Plug up Niagra falls
Sell Manhattan BACK to the Indians
Steal the gold from California before the rush
Make Columbus discover..........NOTHING because the Vikings already had settled there and taken over.
Move Mussilini back to the Roman Empire
Blow out the lanterns in the old North Church
Make the Spanish lose in the new world

RGaffney's picture
Joined: 09/26/2011
Convince Alexander to Fight

Convince Alexander to Fight for China Rather than Macedon
Cancel Crusades, Let the Arabs keep Jerusalem
Stop France from Approving The Monroe Doctrine, Force US to leave South America the hell alone
MacArthur Convinces Truman to Preemptive Strike Russia, US Becomes Empire
Convert Constantine to Rastafarianism
Tell the Japanese about North America First
Introduce Plato to hot girl who doesn't like nerds
HenryVII decides he is gay
EU develops during the High Middle Ages
Martin Luther Dies in Thunderstorm
Martin Luther King Survives shooting and is persuaded to violence
Nova Scotia Joins 13 colonies in revolt
Greeks Invent Meritocracy instead, Olympic winners are in charge.
Chiang Kai-shek Joins allies in WWII, Becomes Populist hero
Attalia The Hun teams up with Ghengis Kahn
Abraham Ignores ram, Kills Isaac, God Pissed

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