I’ve been going through the IFDB looking for a game that I remember playing years ago. I have very fond memories of this game.
However, while going through the list of games tagged “dragon”, and not finding it among the high-rated games, it occured to me that my memory might be playing a trick on me. This game might have been a Fantasy short story (which I read a lot in between longer works, don’t remember in detail later, but that do stay alive in my subconscious). Speaking of subconscious, it might even have been a dream altogether.
Here’s what I “remember”: It’s a fantasy game set in a community that lives on the side of a big hill. This hill is actually a huge sleeping dragon. One of the jobs in this community is that of “scale-digger” where one looks for exposed dragonscales to trade them in town.
Our protagonist is a youngish boy when he is forced by bullies to retreat into a cave, i.e. the dragon’s mouth. He gets trapped and lives inside the dragon’s gut for some time. At the end he gets out as a grown man.
Does this ring a bell with anyone? Is it an IF-game? Has anyone read this story in a fantasy-collection or magazine?
If it’s just my imagination and someone wants to run with it and write such a game, go ahead. I’m too busy with my own writing to call dibs.