In the year CURRENT YEAR+N, a group of unnamed scientists whose only purpose is background exposition began work on a new way to have SILLY FORUM ADVENTURES without the need for a human host as a PLAYER CHARACTER. They called this project PROJECT AUTOQUEST, which is stupid and not a word. Instead of a person, players would direct a ROBOT, who was most definitely NOT SENTIENT.
Little did they know that this, as with every BACKSTORY SCIENCE THING before it, would go HORRIBLY WRONG.
You are now this CRUDELY DRAWN ROBOT. Your interests are FOLLOWING YOUR PROGRAMMING and NOT BEING SENTIENT. What do you do?