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.
amerikranian Wed Feb 22 01:05:51 2017
Ugh. another death.
amerikranian Wed Feb 22 01:22:23 2017
Another death, blah? what am i missing?
Shannon Mon Mar 27 13:33:20 2017
I enjoyed this however I did not last long.
Migo Mon Apr 17 17:48:55 2017
I don't know how many attempts it took, but I finally stand triumphant - and I even took a wrong turn from what I had planned on my final run. It was hard yet felt fair all the time.
This adventure was excellent. I applaud the writer for catching that special something that was in the original fighting fantasy books. And I do not say this lightly: many of the stories on this site are fun but most do not get anywhere near that special feeling.
For a moment I was back in the depths of Firetop mountain. Thank you for taking me back there.
steven Thu May 11 13:49:03 2017
a great one. I wonder why there aren't any extra challenges though.
Daniel Sat May 27 14:59:54 2017
I got the golden key, but it will not let me free Owen Great adventure tho
Minotaur Sun Jul 9 01:48:26 2017
That was so hard.
Stinger Tue Oct 10 19:15:50 2017
Thanks I'm a rat lol for ever!!! 😏
bluejuice915 Wed Nov 22 15:01:38 2017
Hi again. I know Jeff Sinasac has been gone for a while, so I probably can't ask him this directly. Do you think he would mind if I adapted this into a DnD one shot for my friends? I think this is really great and would make for an interesting campaign. It would only be used one time and I'll give full credit.
Grettir Wed Mar 14 13:56:06 2018
Tough. Got there in the end.
Grettir Fri Mar 16 21:16:19 2018
Tough. Got there in the end.
Bob Fri May 18 09:44:52 2018
Great Story, good difficulty nice twists but definitely logical which i like.
ended with +3 for skill stat and combined with
means end guy was a simple fight.
meschlum Fri Jun 29 20:57:02 2018
When attacking the bats (paragraph 12), damage was reported as 1 stamina, despite varying from 1 to 6... (could reproduce).
Also, the food found shortly thereafter usually performed as advertised, but it may have failed to work once (going from 17/19 to 18/19, I think). Couldn't reproduce.
The bats are now fixed. I can't see anything wrong with the food in the next room, maybe you ate the food and drank the wine, which would give you a net gain of 1 STAMINA?
mary Sun Sep 23 18:01:48 2018
This book is amazing
Cthael Thu Oct 4 09:17:58 2018
Two choices in and dead with no warning other than "it's dark", although I have a lantern. (Went into maze, took 5th door, went north).
I feel like I wasted my time reading the extremely lengthy introduction, which actually made me excited to play. What a shame!
Mark Mon Nov 19 19:49:45 2018
Took me ages to find the thing I needed to win and many attempts - great story and a decent challenge. The writing was evocative and in the true spirit of a fighting fantasy book. Great work!