Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Stuff in My Drawers Day

Twenty-seven years ago, I was stumped by a puzzle in the text adventure game, Zork I. I had to get into Hades to get the final treasure, and needed the bell, the book, and the candle to pass the gates of Hell. However, every time I tried to read the book, I would drop the candles and they would go out. Being the pre-Internet era, I finally wrote a letter to Infocom, not ashamed to admit that I already owned the hint book and STILL couldn't get past this point.

Luckily for this Master Zorker's gaming reputation, I never sent the letter. A couple days later, I realized that you could pick the candles back up and relight them, an action NOT described under the yellow sheen of my Invisiclues marker.

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