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The joy of Zork

>examine chimney
The chimney leads downward, and looks climbable.

>go down
Only Santa Claus climbs down chimneys.

>climb up the chimney
The chimney doesn't lead upward.

>kick the chimney
Kicking the chimney isn't notably helpful.

>pull kitchen table
You can't move the kitchen table.

>kill kitchen table
What do you want to kill the kitchen table with?

(and then later when I freaking remembered some more of the movement commands...)

>talk to troll
The troll isn't much of a conversationalist.
The troll pauses for a moment, perhaps thinking that you should re-read the
manual.


>kill troll with sword
Clang! Crash! The troll parries.
The troll swings, you parry, but the force of his blow knocks your sword away.


>try to reason with the troll
I don't know the word "try".


HAHAHA
There is no TRY.. only DO!

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i_am_your_clock
Jul. 8th, 2002 06:36 am (UTC)
>eat me
..auto cannibalism is not the answer.

I swear, try it.
unhappymeal
Jul. 8th, 2002 08:48 am (UTC)
Zork! I loved that game!
maddening
Jul. 8th, 2002 09:04 am (UTC)
http://www.tbzp.co.uk/games.html

You can even download *return* to Zork, which I find pretty amazing.
But the thing that's scary is the number of zork games. I had *no* idea.
mjfgates
Jul. 8th, 2002 04:39 pm (UTC)
The three "original" games were actually thirds of the REAL Zork, which ran on PDPs or some such. The whole thing wouldn't fit on a 140K floppy for the Apple, so the Infocom people broke it up.
maddening
Jul. 8th, 2002 05:49 pm (UTC)
heh, yeah, I know.
when I said the sheer number of zorks, I meant the ones they list on their drop down menu of releases...

I remember the original zork and *really* remember RETURN to Zork, the really crappy graphic version with the crazy scottish carrot farmer and the witch. I was talking about all the other ones there that I'd never heard of.
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