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by zorket
Tue May 27, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Zork Chat
Topic: 'Adventure' birthday party
Replies: 11
Views: 11881

Re: 'Adventure' birthday party

Five years ago, I constructed a murder mystery party for my daughter's 12th birthday.  The game was designed to be very similar to playing an adventure game in real life.  - Hidden clues, puzzles, inventory, etc. Some of the clues are pretty sophisticated.  Using braile, chemistry, ultraviolet l...
by zorket
Tue May 27, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Zork Chat
Topic: 'Adventure' birthday party
Replies: 11
Views: 11881

Re: 'Adventure' birthday party

I doubt it will help much, but when I was younger my dad did something similar for me for Christmas, without announcing it.  I opened what I thought was my last present, which was a Brass Lantern that he had converted to be battery-powered (yes, I still have it).  In the box he included a hand-dr...
by zorket
Tue May 27, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Zork Chat
Topic: 'Adventure' birthday party
Replies: 11
Views: 11881

Re: 'Adventure' birthday party

Those birthday parties sound great. I never had an awesome birthday party like that. *sniff*   How about hidden spell scrolls? Perhaps one of them might need to go through a 'spell lab' like in Z:GI. Or have them 'buy and sell' magical objects like in Beyond Zork. Zork Zero's Snarfem or the puzzle...
by zorket
Wed May 21, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Something about Grues
Replies: 5
Views: 4191

Re: Something about Grues

:o  HA!  Wouldn't want to be eaten by a French Grue ...  ouch - my eyes!!  I'm being pecked to death by a grue!!

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by zorket
Tue May 20, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Zork Chat
Topic: 'Adventure' birthday party
Replies: 11
Views: 11881

'Adventure' birthday party

Okay - At the risk of throwing myself out there as a TOTAL and COMPLETE dork (well, my 20-something kids tell me I am just that), I am in the wee early planning stages for my fifth kid's 7th birthday party.  I am trying to plan an IF Adventure party for him.  He LOVES to play Zork - or his version...
by zorket
Sat May 03, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Zork Chat
Topic: Infocom's lost network drive - found
Replies: 5
Views: 6158

Re: Infocom's lost network drive - found

Wow - too much for one sitting - but I will have to come back and finish that one.  How cool.

Makes one wonder what else is out there waiting to be 'discovered'.

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by zorket
Thu May 01, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Zorkmid Coin
Replies: 8
Views: 10961

Re: Zorkmid Coin

I'm wondering if the zorkmid was ever bought/sold??
I noticed one up on ebay - at the current going price of about $150 with three days to go.
Of course there is the rest of the game/manuals, etc... but let's be honest - that auction is all about the coin.  
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by zorket
Thu May 01, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Zork Chat
Topic: Adventure history and photos
Replies: 3
Views: 4782

Re: Adventure history and photos

I hadn't seen that one - loved the 'xyzzy' page - especially the note about the satellite command.
by zorket
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Zork Chat
Topic: alive and well... tired
Replies: 4
Views: 5959

Re: alive and well... tired

So what was going on with TZL for the last few days?  I couldn't get on the site, and was actually starting to panic just a tiny little bit...  well, not really panic per say...  well, okay - a little panic.  But I am happy to see things up and running again on these nearly silent boards.

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by zorket
Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Zork Chat
Topic: Adventure history and photos
Replies: 3
Views: 4782

Adventure history and photos

Hey all.  It's been a LONG time since I have posted here.  But I found an interesting site while perusing some 'stuff' tonight.  Wondered if anyone had seen this before: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/001/2/000009.html There is a history of Adventure (the first computer game I ever played ...
by zorket
Fri May 05, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Finally! A new Zork game.  TAP is here.
Replies: 20
Views: 8384

Re: Finally! A new Zork game.  TAP is here.

It's been ages since I logged in here.  But I am thrilled to see the final text version up and online.  I haven't gone back and played since the beta testing, but I have a brand new computer up and running, and I probably will just have to play it again! I now have a new dual processor and decend gr...
by zorket
Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:49 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Finally! A new Zork game.  TAP is here.
Replies: 20
Views: 8384

Re: Finally! A new Zork game.  TAP is here.

Woo-hoo!!  I had so much fun with the beta test, I shall now have to  try for some points.
by zorket
Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: TZL News
Topic: TZL reaches 50,000 page views!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 14958

Re: TZL reaches 50,000 page views!!!

Well, obviously a lot noticed...I for one, am just incredibly SLOW. (by about 4 months!)
by zorket
Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:46 am
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Need beta-testers for TAP
Replies: 12
Views: 4764

Re: Need beta-testers for TAP

My goodness, has it been this long since I asked???  Time flies.  Well, I would still like to be a beta tester.  My email is zorket@comcast.net

Thanks.
by zorket
Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:53 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Need beta-testers for TAP
Replies: 12
Views: 4764

Re: Need beta-testers for TAP

I know I'm late in replying to this post as I haven't been on the board in quite a long while (personal stuff...blah, blah, blah...) BUT  I did post quite some time ago that I was chomping at the bit to be a beta tester for this game!  So...if you still need someone - PLEASE!!!  Let me!!  Pant, pant...