The latest release. Mislabeled as "Release 2" on the title screen but shows Release 3 Serial #060518 in the banner text.
For all systems. To play, you'll need a Z-Machine Interpreter with Blorb support - visit Brass Lantern for download links.
Release 1 (Original Competition Version)
Contains teller.z8
This is the 2005 IF Comp version; later versions fix many bugs!
For all systems. To play, you'll need a Z-Machine Interpreter - visit Brass Lantern for download links. (Compressed with ZIP. Free Unzip tools are available for most systems at

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Whom The Telling Changed

by Aaron A. Reed profile


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About the Story

The people had always gathered on moonless nights to hear the stories, since the time of their ancestors' ancestors. The heat of the fire and the glow in the storyteller's eyes made the past present, and the path to the future clear. The power in the telling was immense, subtle, divine. What man would dare subvert it?

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 3
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
Baf's Guide ID: 2753
IFIDs:  ZCODE-1-050330-5FD6
TUID: ezqljtd04d1dnukf

Off-Site Reviews

You're a prominent member of a shepherd tribe in the ancient times. Every full moon, everyone gathers to hear a tale of even more ancient times. Only, tonight the telling will change the fate of the tribe, and it's up to you to get it right. The tension, virtually inexistent at first, builds up in perfect gradation. You can't miss the climax, it's obvious.
-- Felix Plesoianu
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:48 - IFDB
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