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'The 2nd Gnettlefield Journal' *
Contains gnome2.htm
Accompanying novella, by Peter McBride
jgunness.zip *
Contains INGRID.SOL
solution
* Compressed with ZIP. Free Unzip tools are available for most systems at www.info-zip.org.

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Ingrid's Back

by Pete Austin, Peter McBride, Godfrey Dowson, and Graham Jones

Episode 2 of Gnome Ranger Series
1988

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About the Story

Jasper Quickbuck, insider-dealing lord of Ridley's Manor, plots to steamroller the gnome-belt for yuppie housing.

To the gnomes' horror, accident-prone Ingrid Bottomlow, just escaped from her "holiday" in the wilderness, seems their only hope.

When immovable market forces meet the irresistible Ingrid, will there be a U-turn? Or will humour be the only winner?


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Crash

"Just as in Gnome Ranger, every situation in the sequel is laced with a characteristic type of humour which, depending on taste, will either have you splitting your sides or scratching your head in bewilderment. To he honest I didn’t much like the continual use of ‘gn’ instead of ‘n’, particularly as you have to spell inputs that way as well. It’s not too much to put up with though, and there are some brilliantly-funny scenes, such as where a travelling salesgnome is making a feeble attempt at playing darts. Some of the solutions also require lateral, whimsical thinking, so the humour isn’t wholly superficial."
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SynTax
"Like other Level 9s, it is a combination of puzzles and story telling. The puzzles are neither too hard nor too difficult; they require a bit of thought, but all should be eventually solvable. [...] The comical characters are very well described and play a major part in the game. The detail of the game's text is quite astonishing - the room descriptions are funny and imaginative and there are many pop-up messages to keep the story going."
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