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Start of OpenCYOA

After 13 billion years of random events and an unimaginably large amount of things that could have happened until now, in one of these cases the universe ended up in a state where there was a guy named Alex.

He is a bit over 24 years old, has a job as a web designer and still lives in the same house he has lived in for the last 24 years of his life. He doesn't live with his parents anymore, they moved out about 3 years ago and just let him stay in this house.
Due to his strongly fluctuating interests, he does not have this one specific hobby that dominates his entire free time, but has a lot of smaller hobbies he pursues from time to time. He has a collection of games on his computer and also spends decent amount of time online, but not to the extent where it dominates his life. Every once in a while he also spends some time reading, or building with electronics, or practicing on his guitar, or a bunch of other random stuff he tries in his free time. According to him gardening is also one of his skills, but that isn't really the case. He just lets plants grow and doesn't do anything actively. While this didn't result in a nicely maintained garden at all, the nettles in his front yard have reached a really impressive size.

As of today it is the 12th of May 2018 and the weekend has just started. Alex woke up about an hour ago, and now it is just slightly after 10 o'clock in the morning, so there is still most of the day ahead. The weather is really nice outside and since he lives next to a park, this would be a great time to spent some time outside, then again he could just stay inside, there are a lot of things he could do there as well.
Just waiting and not making a decision on what to do would just waste time so he probably should just decide on one of these options.

What is OpenCYOA

OpenCYOA is a choose your own adventure story, after each part of the story you have to choose between to options, how to continue the story. However you will eventually get to end of a branch, once that happens you can then either start over and get a different story or you yourself can continue to continue the branch you got, however you think the story should continue (As long as you don't break the rules with your branch).

While reading keep in mind that the branches you are reading might also just have been written by random people and while I try to keep the entire story moderated to avoid spam or inappropriate content, I can't moderate this constantly so there could be such stuff added to story which I have not yet noticed. This story is not an endorsement of anything happening within it.

Inappropriate branches will be deleted including all branches continuing it, so if you continue a questionable branch and it later gets deleted once I find it, this will automatically also delete your branch. However if a branch is appropriate once I notice it I will verify it, which you can see below the branch in the about section.

Also please don't use a continuation of a branch to comment on it or include comments unrelated to the story into your branch. For discussions related to OpenCYOA you can use this Discord Server, you can also use it to notify me if you find inappropriate submissions. Or if you need me to fix a typo or just want to tell me that you have submitted a branch so that I can verify it.

Some notes from 2022

I made OpenCYOA in 2018, since then it has been fairly inactive, with the story only reaching a size of 11 segments (5 of those by me) as of me writing this. I am writing this as I realized that it isn't fitting to still list things like an account system as a planned feature throughout the past 4 and a half years. Since then I have only taken some very basic actions to keep the site functional. Unfortunately, there was a period where submissions where broken for about 2 years which I never noticed and due to little activity no one pointed out to me for a long time. If you notice an issue with this please let me know on the discord, or with an e-mail.

While I currently have no plans to add features to OpenCYOA, I still like the idea of it and want to keep it functional even if it only progresses at one submission per year. Only addition I've made is that everyone whose branch I can verify through discord or other means will now appear with a verified name in the description of their branch.