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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:11 pm 
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I could use a lot of help on this one.

I haven't completed any tasks on the list right now.

My inventory is the following:

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You are carrying a Note for Santa written by Jessica, a To Do List, a pair of Long Johns (worn), a Smart Suit, Gardening Clothes (worn), A Roll of Duct Tape, A Bottle of Firelighter Fluid , an Oily Rag, a Stocking, a Bird Skull, a Newspaper page, a Scrap of Fur, a Washing up sponge, some Twine, a Pair of Sharp Nail Scissors and a pair of pyjamas and slippers.


My immediate goals are:

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-Cut the nettles (scissors don't work even sharp)
-Find a source of light/fire
-Find something shiny for the magpie
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Has anyone achieved any of these goals yet?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:49 pm 
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craiglocke wrote:
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-Find something shiny for the magpie
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I am barely further than you are.

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There's a (potentially) shiny thing in the Vegetable Patch.


Even with that, I'm at a loss as to how to accomplish any of the goals myself.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:23 am 
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The object you find in the vegetable patch can be modified with another object so that the magpie will like it.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:28 am 
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Also if you type 'help' you'll see my email address where I can give customised hints. Getting strange binomial reaction to this game, half of players breeze through the game, other half seem to get stuck going nowhere.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:04 am 
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Yes, I had managed to

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shine up the coin and trade it


but otherwise I think I'm exactly where craiglocke is (or was).

I will email you, thanks. I think it would be considered player-friendly to post a walkthrough or Invisiclues or something. I suspect a lot of folks, myself included, find resorting to clues a little deflating to begin with, so the idea of emailing the author repeatedly for help is a real obstacle.

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:25 am 
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Thanks for the feedback, I'll post a walkthrough this weekend.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:13 pm 
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Thanks. For what it's worth, I have made a fair bit of progress on my own since.

@craiglocke, this might help with some of it:

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Light sources are available at the bar. Once you've addressed that, you should at least be able to cross off one item on your list.


@necrodeath, I may end up emailing you anyway, but perhaps I'll get some inspiration soon. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:06 am 
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I have now uploaded a walkthrough at the IFComp entry page.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:05 pm 
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I've also posted a review of the game on my blog.


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