For Alibor's Tomb, the key you need to unlock your rival (Owen) is a platinum key. It can be "bought" from some kind of vending machine where you have to slot in Black Pearl in exchange for the key. I can't pinpoint the location because i haven't played it for a long time.
Claire Wed Apr 4 21:44:50 2007
Could anyone please tell me where I can find the machine where I put in the black perl in order to get the platinum key in Allibor's tomb. I've searched around for ages but can't find it. Is it after the bit where you get the heat-resistant boots because I keep finishing up at that bit?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jayde Thu Apr 5 02:23:07 2007
It's in a room by itself. I can't remember exactly where, but I would be quite sure it's before the heat-resistance boots. It's a room where a key is in a set of shackles. You can actually pay gold too, but you would need a lot of gold.
Thanks for the hints about Midnight Deep, by the way. It's the only game besides Riders of the Storm here on the site that I haven't yet beaten. House of Horror was the last, and boy is that game strange...all those potential rooms and bits of exploration, and almost none of them useful!
Ulysses Ai Thu Apr 12 09:25:13 2007
if you still need to know where the platinum key in The Trial of Allibor's Tomb is:
After the pillared hall where you meet the little man who will open one of the 3 metal boxes for you, you follow the p
Ulysses Ai Thu Apr 12 09:26:38 2007
if you still need to know where the platinum key in The Trial of Allibor's Tomb is:
After the pillared hall where you meet the little man who will open one of the 3 metal boxes for you, you follow the passage south, then turn west at the junction. The passage turns south, and then you open the door in the west wall with the silver key from the rubbish pile. Inside is the vending machine.
Claire Thu Apr 12 10:14:02 2007
Thanks for that, I managed to get the key and got all the way to fighting the skeleton of Allibor. Unfortunately I think I need some holy water or something to reduce his stamina and I don't have it. I remember having it before in the game though, I've re-started it so many times so I might have to start again, but I should get through it pretty quickly.
Thanks for all your help.
Jack Swift Tue Jul 17 16:31:59 2007
Great site you have here.
I tried "The Trial Of Allibor's Tomb," and the player's stats won't update when a fight is in progress. Is that going to change?
Thanks. Regarding the stats failing to update, I just checked and it seems to be OK. If you or anyone else see this happening again, could you email me the URL?
Sharpe Wed Mar 18 03:13:22 2009
The Trial Of Allibor's Tomb was really fun! I got killed by the goblins, though. Wish I had that garnet! XD
Played the Trog game too, where you are a monster. It was short and sweet. :) A lot of fun.
I found out about Fighting Fantasy while trying to find informaiton about Steve Jackson's F.I.S.T., the 80's telephone game that, I guess, used FF rules. My mom never would have let me call it (would have cost $100's in no time). So, I wanted to see if there was any info in this Age of Information.
Found Fighting Fantasy, and I'm glad I did! :)
meschlum Wed Oct 16 07:45:50 2013
Found a few bugs (and failed to see my post turn up before):
In the web version, when fighting the Pterodactyl on the cliff face, the character being hit means the Pterodactyl is reduced to 0 Stamina upon landing.
In the web version, in the flute room, batting at it, then being Unlucky, then climbing down into the pit leads to obtaining the flute, but exiting in paragraph 219, before crossing the river (rather than paragraph 218).
In the downloaded file, defeating Allibor from paragraph 439 leads to paragraph 506, sending the brave warrior back into the middle of the Tomb, rather than paragraph 507 and a glorious victory. This does not happen in the web version.
I can't explain why your previous post didn't turn up, but I have fixed the bugs, thanks very much for bringing them to my attention.
I generally leave the maintenance of the original texts to the authors, but since it's quite a simple change, and Jeff Sinasac seems to have been quiet for a long time now, I have also made the necessary correction to the Word document. Note that this particular bug does not exist in the online version because it was only introduced after the online version was made.
Safa Sun Oct 20 20:05:11 2013
I just wanted to say that I love this game book! It was hard and it took awhile to finish it but it was so much fun! My favourite game book!
Babap Sat Nov 9 20:44:12 2013
A very interesting story. The difficulty and twist in this story is just right well done.
I do manage to pick out a few mistakes from the content. For example, Page 500 "You draw your sword" on the first paragraph. It should be "You draw your parchment"
Thanks - I've made the correction.
ben Thu Dec 19 13:09:53 2013
nice dungeon crawl, I only died because I was stupid!
Max Wed Jan 29 08:11:20 2014
Overal I liked this adventure.Unfortunately for me i have been killed in combat.Kinda reminds me of trial of champions.
Zominus Sat Mar 29 18:18:30 2014
Intelligent, fun, addictive and VERY satisfying to finish!
Carls Sat May 3 19:00:48 2014
Found one error at 478. The textbox is empty (the text is: "."), leaving you stranded and unable to continue. The text should be "You make it to the top with relative ease and then set off westward." with "westward" pointing to 314.
Drekketh Tue Jun 24 14:44:23 2014
Fantastic adventure, very well written and the atmosphere is totally gripping. Thank you Jeff for providing up with such a jewel.
Reached the place where Owen dies after I realease him and also I soon follow his to his demise, as I am trapped by the portullis. Any hint?
Drekketh Tue Jun 24 18:45:43 2014
Beat it! Many thanks Jeff!!!
meschlum Fri Dec 19 06:57:51 2014
A few bugs...
When climbing out of the pit (toward 478) on a successful skill roll, the section is empty (contains only '.'), which prevents further play. Not reproducible on a second run through, oddly enough.
The Helmet, despite its claims of increased prowess, does not stack with the Shield bonus.
Thanks for pointing these out. I've fixed the bug at 478, and I've verified that the helmet and shield bonuses do stack. My guess is that you incurred a penalty which made it look as though you were only getting a +1 bonus when they were all added up.
TalenX Fri Jan 23 10:14:41 2015
Well played. Was killed by spiders. Will surely give it another go soon.
NA Mon Feb 2 12:39:37 2015
This is pathetic you can all die
Bob Mon Feb 2 13:00:48 2015
Glad it grew on you in the end.
Exedera Thu Feb 19 21:27:03 2015
AAAAAAAARG! I got so far ( I think) only to die to an elevator!?
Paul Mc Fri Feb 20 00:05:23 2015
I finally completed it. It reminds me of deathtrap dungeon, but this was arguably better. Really had fun with it. Kudos to the writer, brilliant story.
dark Sun Apr 5 11:26:00 2015
This was one I finished years ago and wanted to do again. Annoyingly, i took one of the wrong doors, got backtracked and not only did it wipe out all my possessions, but also several of the bits of progress I'd made on my way in which was very annoying, and so I got killed supposedly lacking information I'd already got which was whacky, meaning I had to do the hole thing again.
Still, a great go through with wonderful atmosphere, I particularly like the way the traps and bad stuff are sign posted if you pay attention, though the third time through I was taking alternatives just out of morbid curiosity.
It's sad the author hasn't written more of these,but at least his work on Alibor's tomb will be preserved for posterity.
Thatguy Tue Apr 7 13:22:59 2015
Where do I find the goblin kings Garment?
Hans Tue Apr 7 17:31:36 2015
Completed, great but extremley hard
dark Tue Apr 7 20:53:58 2015
I don't recallexactly but as I remember
It's quite close to the start just after the lake with the treasurechest. It's a room off a corridor, with a skull and a plinth, examine the skull to find the garnet, then stand on the plinth to avoid the acid to make it out of the room.
Babap Mon May 25 21:37:43 2015
To Drekketh (the person who got stuck after Owen's death):
You are very close to the end of the adventure. You need the
get out of it.
To get it you must do three things:
Remember the part where a rope says "tug me"? Tug on the rope, then you will find yourself 3 iron box. When the Short man asks you for the boxes, show him and ask him to open the 3rd box for you. That's where you find a ruby with the golden key in it.
2nd: one or the other
Go throug the 5th door in the very beginning (make sure you have damn knife to get out of that stupid net). Then sit on the chair next to the TV to get a vision of a ruby dropped in blood.
After you met with the goblin king and gave him his garnet. Turn west, then south. You will then come across a book which tells you to drop the ruby into blood
When you reach the well of blood, throw the ruby in
Stick or Stone Sat Feb 27 02:56:42 2016
Man, this was tough. Took me ages.
Allembrande Fri May 20 13:29:46 2016
Three choices, none "bad" or "good", just unlucky, and I am dead. No sense of autonomy.
Finn Sat Sep 24 20:28:43 2016
I really like the pteradon part
lorenzo Sat Dec 3 09:31:35 2016
bluejuice915 Sat Jan 7 19:21:09 2017
This is my first comment. Must I say, this was an intense gamebook. Most I don't need to map, but this I found it necessary to. Quality is great. Traps and twists are clever. I would like to lodge a minor complaint about the difficulty of
defeating Allibor at the end
but other than that, great play. 97/100.
JoJo Wed Feb 15 20:07:15 2017
Loving this, a good old fashioned dungeon crawl
amerikranian Tue Feb 21 20:16:56 2017
Ah, that death wasn't fair at all! I only wanted to try the shiny on.
amerikranian Wed Feb 22 00:49:53 2017
Aww, that's just plane mean. I made it to the golden doors, and when I opened them the flame killed me. I guess owen is going to die, his greed making him rush to win. oh well. So close.