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Garden Of Bones




ffproject
Sat Aug 15 11:56:55 2009
Garden Of Bones

Alec Worley's gamebook is now ready for online play.

Legend has it that whenever the full moon shines upon the Garden of Bones its gates creak open once more. Though the undead remain trapped inside, it is possible for the living to enter their shadow realm. Many an adventurer has entered the Garden in search of the fabled Scythe of Morbius Kane. None have returned - at least none alive.

Haoie
Sun Aug 23 21:22:18 2009
What does everyone think of Garden of Bones? I haven't had a chance to play yet.

Ulysses
Tue Aug 25 08:19:06 2009
Haoie:

Had a chance to play Garden of Bones yet?

I thought it wasn't too bad. The beginning was so hollywood that I was a little concerned, but as I played I found it quite well-written with high plot integrity. I happened to luck on the correct route the very first time I played it, and enjoyed the ending.

The only criticism I have is that it is so short it didn't really seem like the sort of challenge that could have defeated so many adventurers for so many years previously. A sub-criticism is that:
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Duck
Tue Aug 25 16:26:51 2009
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Alec Worley
Tue Aug 25 16:52:18 2009
Hi there,
Glad you guys are enjoying Garden of Bones what I wrote. All feedback (good, bad and indifferent) gratefully received.
Am a newbie to this website, but a Fighting Fantasy freak since way back. Hoping for a Sunday to myself soon when I can plough through some more of these adventures.
Cheers.

Phil Sadler
Tue Aug 25 17:30:07 2009
Duck: what book are you stuck on?

Duck
Tue Aug 25 17:50:40 2009
Ah, sorry Phil. It was a Garden of Bones question. (I've completed it, so it was more of a matter of idle curiosity)

Kee
Tue Sep 15 07:29:38 2009
Kudos to Alec Worley for writing Garden of Bones, it's a short and entertaining adventures with a few interesting ideas thrown within,
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pi4t
Sat Oct 3 18:50:12 2009
I completed Garden Of Bones, first I
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then I
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and finally
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What I want to know is did I find the 'good' ending?

Alec Worley
Tue Oct 6 18:40:39 2009
Hi pi4t,
Thanks for reading Garden of Bones. In answer to your question, I guess I'd have to be Mr Arty-Farty and say - which ending felt right for you...?
Thanks again, dude.

Robert Douglas
Tue Nov 1 14:21:25 2011
Hi,

Just had a quick go at Garden of Bones. Didn't take long for me to get killed! Great idea, well written.

hh
Sun Jan 5 01:15:01 2014
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
its ok

Gorborix Molk
Wed Jan 22 00:33:49 2014
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Loved Garden of Bones! Great job capturing the vibe of the original FF gamebooks.

noctu
Tue Feb 11 12:50:28 2014
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Hmm. I like it, although it seems to be impossible
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Damn
Sat Mar 1 21:08:27 2014
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Got fucked up

Louie
Tue Mar 25 23:08:21 2014
Star - optimum ending reached
Took a couple of goes, but is extremely short if you get three or four decisions right, overall unimpressive.

Carl
Sun May 25 10:25:18 2014
Star - optimum ending reached
Am I missing something?

I completed this adventure successfully in about 6 moves give or take 1 and only 3 tries.

Is this like a demo or something?

Carl
Sun May 25 10:29:57 2014
Considering the lack of any contrary comments I'm going to assume it was merely an "example".

Shortest and easiest mission and easiest final opponent ever faced in any gamebook.

Unless, anybody, is there an ending where you can acquire the schyth AND walk out alive and well?? If not, bit weak.

Sunni
Thu Jun 12 09:11:45 2014
Star - optimum ending reached
This ending strikes me as a those "a day in the life of....." for someone who seeks new places for adventure.
No gold, no prize, no regrets, onwards to the next experience!

Just wondering, if I don't help the little girl, I wouldn't know the scythe was cursed. Considering I'm a "thrillseeker" of sorts, it felt a little out of character to abandon the weapon

4 down, many more to go!

JJ
Sun Sep 28 12:50:04 2014
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Err...I lost without warning?



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