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The Trial Of Allibor's Tomb

Gamebook Fanatic
Fri Mar 30 14:18:29 2007
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.

Wed Apr 4 21:44:50 2007
Hey everyone,

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.

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
Hi Claire.

if you still need to know where the platinum key in The Trial of Allibor's Tomb is:

Ulysses Ai
Thu Apr 12 09:26:38 2007
Hi Claire.

if you still need to know where the platinum key in The Trial of Allibor's Tomb is:

Thu Apr 12 10:14:02 2007
Ulysses Ai

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?

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! :)

Have fun!


Wed Oct 16 07:45:50 2013
Star - optimum ending reached
Found a few bugs (and failed to see my post turn up before):



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.

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!

Sat Nov 9 20:44:12 2013
Star - optimum ending reached
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.

Thu Dec 19 13:09:53 2013
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
nice dungeon crawl, I only died because I was stupid!

Wed Jan 29 08:11:20 2014
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Overal I liked this adventure.Unfortunately for me i have been killed in combat.Kinda reminds me of trial of champions.

Sat Mar 29 18:18:30 2014
Star - optimum ending reached
Intelligent, fun, addictive and VERY satisfying to finish!

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.

Tue Jun 24 14:44:23 2014
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Fantastic adventure, very well written and the atmosphere is totally gripping. Thank you Jeff for providing up with such a jewel.

Tue Jun 24 18:45:43 2014
Star - optimum ending reached
Beat it!
Many thanks Jeff!!!

Fri Dec 19 06:57:51 2014
Star - optimum ending reached
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.

Fri Jan 23 10:14:41 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Well played. Was killed by spiders. Will surely give it another go soon.

Mon Feb 2 12:39:37 2015
This is pathetic you can all die

Mon Feb 2 13:00:48 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
its good
Glad it grew on you in the end.

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.

Sun Apr 5 11:26:00 2015
Star - optimum ending reached
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.

Tue Apr 7 13:22:59 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Where do I find the goblin kings Garment?

Tue Apr 7 17:31:36 2015
Star - optimum ending reached
Completed, great but extremley hard

Tue Apr 7 20:53:58 2015
I don't recallexactly but as I remember

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:

1st: compulsary

2nd: one or the other





3rd Compulsary


Stick or Stone
Sat Feb 27 02:56:42 2016
Star - optimum ending reached
Man, this was tough. Took me ages.

Fri May 20 13:29:46 2016
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Three choices, none "bad" or "good", just unlucky, and I am dead. No sense of autonomy.

Sat Sep 24 20:28:43 2016
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
I really like the pteradon part

Sat Dec 3 09:31:35 2016
Skull - non-optimum ending reached

Sat Jan 7 19:21:09 2017
Star - optimum ending reached
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
but other than that, great play. 97/100.

Wed Feb 15 20:07:15 2017
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Loving this, a good old fashioned dungeon crawl

Tue Feb 21 20:16:56 2017
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Ah, that death wasn't fair at all! I only wanted to try the shiny on.

Wed Feb 22 00:49:53 2017
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
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.

Wed Feb 22 01:05:51 2017
Ugh. another death.

Wed Feb 22 01:22:23 2017
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Another death, blah? what am i missing?

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