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by David Welbourn

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Maiden of the Moonlight

by Brian P. Dean

Haunted House

About the Story

You are standing in front of Drochsolas Manse, preparing to explore it in an attempt to find the key to ending the Baron's curse upon the surrounding land. You have come bearing your sword and pistol as well as a prayer that any hazards you might encounter within the haunted mansion can be dealt with by such physical means.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 1.4
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 134
IFIDs:  TADS2-800172B0E584B6A4323A93AF540C5F35
TUID: fb6glir6bmonljyq

Off-Site Reviews

Simple but clever puzzles, with the only annoyance being the very, VERY forced method of getting the perfume bottle over the fence. (Was this necessary?) I liked having to piece together solutions from the writings, books, and room descriptions, though there's the occasional guesswork.
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[...] the program tells me that there's a path made of flagstones to the west (if my memory serves me right). I tell the program to examine the flagstones, and it replies that it has no idea what 'flagstones' are! [...] I must say that I none the less enjoyed many of the descriptions of the various locations I visited and I stayed with the game at least 15 minutes before giving up completely!
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>INVENTORY - Paul O'Brian writes about interactive fiction

Maiden is both exciting and irritating it promises drama and intrigue, but many of the obstacles to be overcome along the way are simply brute force barriers, with none of the subtlety of the best interactive fiction.
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v.5: 05-May-2022 00:40 - Paul O'Brian (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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  v.4: 05-May-2022 00:40 - Paul O'Brian
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v.3: 30-Jul-2019 11:12 - David Welbourn
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v.2: 20-Mar-2013 10:53 - Edward Lacey
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:48 - IFDB
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