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Theatre People by Michael Kielstra
As played on ifMUD on October 2, 2016

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Below is a transcript of Theatre People written by Michael Kielstra. You can learn more about the game, including how to download it, by visiting IFDB.


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Jacqueline asks, "Theatre People by Michael Kielstra?"
Doug says, "haven't played it"
Jacqueline asks, "Anyone already played it?"
DavidW says, "I've barely woken up. I haven't played Theatre People yet."
BrianK says, "I have not played it"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load sleepmask theatrepeople"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Another openin', another show -- and everybody gets applause but you.
Floyd | It's been fun, but you wish that the audience and, especially, the
Floyd | actors would recognize your contribution to the production.  It takes
Floyd | a lot of skill to push the scenery into place!
Floyd |
Floyd | Theatre People
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by 13Clocks
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 160922 / Inform 7 build 6M62 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd |
Floyd | Left Wing
Floyd | The stage left wing is your home away from home.  It's full of props
Floyd | that will be required onstage if the show ever starts.  South is the
Floyd | left stage corridor, and east is that most glamorous of areas, the
Floyd | stage.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mandy looks you up and down with the gaze she reserves for
Floyd | insignificant insects and junior tech crew members.  "The curtain's
Floyd | not going up.  Find out what's wrong."
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Mandy here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says, "Have fun all."
Jacqueline says, "Thanks, Tsp."
Jacqueline says, "Have a good evening."
Teaspoon teleports home to the sound of tortured piano strings. Doug asks, "shall I paste the blurb?"
BrianK says, "Sure, I'd like to see the blurb"
Jacqueline says, "Sure"
Doug | Theatre People
Doug | A game about curtains, among other things.
Doug | Michael Kielstra
Doug | The dazzle of the theatre: the footlights, the bows, the adoring crowd! It's your job, as a tech crew member, to make sure that the actors and, especially, the actresses, get enough of that. Not for you the ten-minute standing ovation; your lot is to deal with pushy stage managers, issues with the fly tower, and a bartender who, no matter what, flat-out refuses to give you free drinks. Even when you could really use one. Especially when you could really use one...
Doug | Maybe, just maybe, this could be your ticket to the big time. You could single-handedly get the production back on its feet, win the praise and adulation of all, and, possibly, even aid a damsel in distress. Alternatively, you could do your job quietly, stay out of peoples' way, and have no reward but the quiet smugness of an underrated worker. Fame, glory, and a trek in search of rope await!
Lionheart arrives, full of fun, but no funk. Jacqueline asks, "So I guess our first thing is to figure out why the curtain's not going up, but before the first thing, >I and >X ME?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | As good-looking as ever.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "about"
Floyd ]                            Instructions
Floyd ]
Floyd ]  N = Next                                              Q = Quit Menu
Floyd ]  P = Previous                                          ENTER = Select
Floyd |  > Introduction to Theatre People
Floyd |    Instructions for Play
Floyd |    Hints
Floyd |    Credits
BrianK says, "From the title I was expecting the theatre people to be actors, but a stagehand story is interesting too"
Jacqueline says, "Excellent. I am glad we are not having a bad hair day."
Doug presses the yellow enter button.
Floyd ]                   Introduction to Theatre People
Floyd | This game grew out of my experiences crewing amateur productions in
Floyd | various theatres.  Due to my inexperience, I was always the
Floyd | least-respected team member.  The game really started to grow in my
Floyd | mind when I realised that some of my ideas were better than the
Floyd | current best ideas but that no-one would really listen to me.  I
Floyd | worked out the plot and the puzzles during the intervals of two
Floyd | performances and went home to write it!
Floyd |
Floyd | I have enjoyed interactive fiction for a long time, and this game is
Floyd | inspired in large part by The People's Glorious Revolutionary Text
Floyd | Adventure Game, by Taylor Vaughan.  In particular, the way that the
Floyd | puzzles are set up owes much to that superb piece of work.  I played a
Floyd | lot of IF before I decided to write any, and this is, among other
Floyd | things, my way of giving back to a community which has provided me
Floyd | with so many hours of fun and adventure.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Please press SPACE to continue.
DavidW says, "sorry, I wasn't here. I was in the bathroom."
Jacqueline says, "Ha! I wondered if this was written by a disgruntled stagehand."
Doug pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]                            Instructions
Floyd ]
Floyd ]  N = Next                                              Q = Quit Menu
Floyd ]  P = Previous                                          ENTER = Select
Floyd |  > Introduction to Theatre People
Floyd |    Instructions for Play
Floyd |    Hints
Floyd |    Credits
zarf arrives, full of funk, but no fun.
Doug says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | Left Wing
Floyd | The stage left wing is your home away from home.  It's full of props
Floyd | that will be required onstage if the show ever starts.  South is the
Floyd | left stage corridor, and east is that most glamorous of areas, the
Floyd | stage.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Mandy here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says, "I was thinking the same thing"
BrianK says, "Ok, recap: the curtain is stuck, and we need to fix it"
DavidW says, "I think this is too fast for me with my current brain."
Jacqueline says, "That's a sweet tribute to Taylor Vaughn."
DavidW asks, "who?"
Jacqueline says, "Author of The People's Glorious Revolutionary Text Adventure Game."
Jacqueline says, "So, I think we should at least check out the 'Instructions for Play' to make sure there are no unexpected verbs."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "oh, good point"
Jacqueline says, "Oh, you quit the menu. My bad."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "about"
Floyd ]                            Instructions
Floyd ]
Floyd ]  N = Next                                              Q = Quit Menu
Floyd ]  P = Previous                                          ENTER = Select
Floyd |  > Introduction to Theatre People
Floyd |    Instructions for Play
Floyd |    Hints
Floyd |    Credits
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]                            Instructions
Floyd ]
Floyd ]  N = Next                                              Q = Quit Menu
Floyd ]  P = Previous                                          ENTER = Select
Floyd |    Introduction to Theatre People
Floyd |  > Instructions for Play
Floyd |    Hints
Floyd |    Credits
Doug says, "I assumed it would just be the standard instructions"
Jacqueline says, "It probably is, but..."
Jacqueline presses the yellow enter button.
Floyd ]                       Instructions for Play
Floyd ]
Floyd ]  N = Next                                              Q = Last Menu
Floyd ]  P = Previous                                          ENTER = Select
Floyd |  > About Interactive Fiction
Floyd |    What to do with >
Floyd |    Getting Started
Floyd |    Rooms and Travel
Floyd |    Objects
Floyd |    Controlling the Game
Floyd |    How the World is Assembled
Floyd |    If You Get Stuck
Jacqueline says, "Okay, yeah."
DavidW says, "Well, you don't WHISTLE. You don't SAY MACBETH. I know that much."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd ]                            Instructions
Floyd ]
Floyd ]  N = Next                                              Q = Quit Menu
Floyd ]  P = Previous                                          ENTER = Select
Floyd |    Introduction to Theatre People
Floyd |  > Instructions for Play
Floyd |    Hints
Floyd |    Credits
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | Left Wing
Floyd | The stage left wing is your home away from home.  It's full of props
Floyd | that will be required onstage if the show ever starts.  South is the
Floyd | left stage corridor, and east is that most glamorous of areas, the
Floyd | stage.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Mandy here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "If we're still talking about verbs."
Doug says (to Floyd), "say macbeth"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAY MACBETH
Floyd |
Floyd | (to Mandy)
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "x curtain"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CURTAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "talk to mandy"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO MANDY
Floyd |
Floyd | It might be more productive to ASK Mandy ABOUT what you want to know.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "I think I know why the curtain won't go up... it's missing!"
DavidW says, "The curtain will be on stage, not in the wing."
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask mandy about curtain"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANDY ABOUT CURTAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | "Yes, the curtain.  It has to go up before the show can start.  Find
Floyd | Rich in the fly tower.  That's his job."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline starts a map.
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask mandy about mandy"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANDY ABOUT MANDY
Floyd |
Floyd | Mandy glares at you.  You decide not to pursue that line of enquiry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "take all"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | There are none at all available!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask mandy about fly tower"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANDY ABOUT FLY TOWER
Floyd |
Floyd | "Rich is usually very reliable.  Go find out what's got into him.
Floyd | He's in the fly tower."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "So, go s, I guess?"
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask mandy about me"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANDY ABOUT ME
Floyd |
Floyd | "It's good that you're on my team.  Good for you, I mean -- great
Floyd | experience."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Love you too, Mandy"
DavidW says, "I'm guessing Rich is out having a smoke."
Doug says, "I don't know what a fly tower is, let alone how to get there"
Jacqueline asks, "May I?"
Doug says, "take the wheel!"
BrianK says, "Go for it"
DavidW says, "Well, the fly tower will be up above the stage."
BrianK says, "I dunno what a fly tower is either, so this will be a great learning experience about what goes on backstage"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Left Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Left Stage Corridor
Floyd | This corridor leads to the stage left wing, due north.  It's
Floyd | tastefully decorated with the cheapest possible white tiling.
Floyd | Backstage is east, and a set of stairs lead up to the fly tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "So we need to find stairs."
BrianK says, "Well, there it is"
DavidW says, "oh look. stairs to the fly tower."
Doug says, "ah, I guess the stage faces north."
Jacqueline says, "Oh, so it is. Continue, Doug."
Doug says (to Floyd), "x tiling"
Floyd ]  Left Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TILING
Floyd |
Floyd | The tiling is dirty and some of the grout is peeling off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "And yeah, the stage faces north"
Doug says (to Floyd), "get grout"
Floyd ]  Left Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET GROUT
Floyd |
Floyd | That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > UP
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Fly Tower
Floyd | This is where things, like curtains, are raised and lowered onto the
Floyd | stage via bars.  Right now, that's not happening.  The left stage
Floyd | corridor is below.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Rich here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "Hello... Rich." DavidW says, "ask Rich about curtains"
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask rich about curtains"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK RICH ABOUT CURTAINS
Floyd |
Floyd | Rich gives you a good-natured smile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask rich about curtain"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK RICH ABOUT CURTAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | "Yeah, the curtain's not working right now.  One of the ropes snapped
Floyd | just before I was due to lift it.  I'll need a replacement rope before
Floyd | I can do anything."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Hm, trying to use a new program for mapping. Not quite as nice as Dia for this."
Doug asks, "trizbort?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask rich about rope"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK RICH ABOUT ROPE
Floyd |
Floyd | "I don't know what happened, exactly -- maybe the rope was faulty.
Floyd | I've got to check all the others now in case they're going to break
Floyd | too, so I don't have time to get another one.  Could you go to the
Floyd | equipment store and get me a replacement coil?  Thanks a million."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask rich about mandy"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK RICH ABOUT MANDY
Floyd |
Floyd | "Mandy's your stage manager?  Just do whatever she says, whenever she
Floyd | says it, and you should escape."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask rich about equipment store"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK RICH ABOUT EQUIPMENT STORE
Floyd |
Floyd | "It's on the other side of the theatre.  They keep all sorts of stuff
Floyd | in there."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I'm glad someone else is mapping. I'm too out of it to do it myself right now."
Doug says, "maybe we'll have to use the rope to TIE FLOWER TO FLY TOWER. ...wait, this isn't an Andrew Schultz game"
Doug says (to Floyd), "x rich"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X RICH
Floyd |
Floyd | Rich has never been known to fail to pull the right rope at the right
Floyd | time.  If you give him something to hang from the ceiling, it will
Floyd | hang from the ceiling.  Your sole ally in the fight against
Floyd | unremarkability, he has always liked you and the feeling is mutual.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I think this is gonna be the store is locked and we have to get the key from Alan and Alan will want a screwdriver and the screwdriver will come from Sandy etc."
Jacqueline says (to Doug), "No, I was trying to use Scapple. Good for mapping text and dialog, but not so much for maps. Switching to Dia."
Doug says, "Good Guy Rich."
Jacqueline says, "YEah"
Jacqueline says, "er, yeah"
Doug says, "to the equipment store!"
DavidW says, "please."
Doug says (to Floyd), "exits"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > EXITS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Left Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Left Stage Corridor
Floyd | This corridor leads to the stage left wing, due north.  It's
Floyd | tastefully decorated with the cheapest possible white tiling.
Floyd | Backstage is east, and a set of stairs lead up to the fly tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Backstage
Floyd | The actors and crew gather here when they aren't needed onstage.  West
Floyd | is the left stage corridor; east is the right stage corridor.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a props table (on which is a flower bouquet) and Henry
Floyd | here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Sobbing, eh?"
Doug asks, "stick with the plan, or investigate?"
BrianK says, "I vote investigate"
DavidW says, "I say stick with the plan for now. I'm sure we'll investigate eventually."
BrianK says, "We need a tiebreaker :P"
Doug asks, "actually, by 'other side of the theater', I took that as other side of the stage, but maybe we have to go out through the seats and stuff?"
BrianK says, "I think it might just be the right side"
Doug says, "I say let's not let Mandy & Rich down, and find the rope"
Peregrine arrives, full of fun, but no funk.
Doug says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Right Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Right Stage Corridor
Floyd | Here, at least, both sides of the theatre are equal.  The right stage
Floyd | corridor is decorated just as badly as the left one.  North is the
Floyd | right wing, west is backstage, and east is the door to the equipment
Floyd | store.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "aha"
Doug says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Right Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | (first opening the Equipment Store door)
Floyd | It seems to be locked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "knew it"
Doug says (to Floyd), "knock on east"
Floyd ]  Right Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > KNOCK ON EAST
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ask mandy about key"
DavidW asks, "unless we have a key?"
BrianK says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Right Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "we have nothingk"
Doug says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Backstage
Floyd | The actors and crew gather here when they aren't needed onstage.  West
Floyd | is the left stage corridor; east is the right stage corridor.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a props table (on which is a flower bouquet) and Henry
Floyd | here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine asks, "What game is this ?"
Doug asks, "should we ask Henry, or go back to Mandy?"
DavidW says, "'Theatre People'"
DavidW says, "or maybe it's 'Theater People'."
Peregrine says (to DavidW), "Thanks"
Doug says, "Theatre Peopel"
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask henry about equipment room"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK HENRY ABOUT EQUIPMENT ROOM
Floyd |
Floyd | Henry sighs and mops his brow.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says, "Thanks Henry."
Doug says (to Floyd), "x henry"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X HENRY
Floyd |
Floyd | Henry is the director.  He has a lot on his plate right now, and it
Floyd | shows in his deeply-scored face and messy brown hair.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "equipment store, not room"
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask henry about equipment store"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK HENRY ABOUT EQUIPMENT STORE
Floyd |
Floyd | Henry sighs and mops his brow.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Oooh, IFcomp entry"
DavidW says, "ask mandy about key"
Doug says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Left Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Left Stage Corridor
Floyd | This corridor leads to the stage left wing, due north.  It's
Floyd | tastefully decorated with the cheapest possible white tiling.
Floyd | Backstage is east, and a set of stairs lead up to the fly tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Left Wing
Floyd | The stage left wing is your home away from home.  It's full of props
Floyd | that will be required onstage if the show ever starts.  South is the
Floyd | left stage corridor, and east is that most glamorous of areas, the
Floyd | stage.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Mandy here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask mandy about key"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANDY ABOUT KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | "You don't have one?  You really should have told someone by now.  I'm
Floyd | sure the manager will get you one after the performance."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "haha"
Doug says, "loop detected!"
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask mandy about equipment store"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANDY ABOUT EQUIPMENT STORE
Floyd |
Floyd | Mandy glares at you.  You decide not to pursue that line of enquiry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "lady, there won't BE a performance if we don't get that curtain up!"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask mandy about manager"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANDY ABOUT MANAGER
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'd be a better manager.  I had to fill in once, when mine got sick
Floyd | on the opening night of Much Ado about Nothing.  I talked to someone
Floyd | from that production recently and apparently they still tell stories
Floyd | about that night..."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask mandy about stories"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANDY ABOUT STORIES
Floyd |
Floyd | Mandy glares at you.  You decide not to pursue that line of enquiry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask mandy about henry"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANDY ABOUT HENRY
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'm going to ask him out tonight.  What a wonderful man..."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "ask mandy about curtain"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANDY ABOUT CURTAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | "Yes, the curtain.  It has to go up before the show can start.  Find
Floyd | Rich in the fly tower.  That's his job."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "I'm guessing it's in a desk drawer somewhere."
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask mandy about rope"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANDY ABOUT ROPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Mandy glares at you.  You decide not to pursue that line of enquiry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says, "I suppose we can also ask Henry about the key"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "ask mandy about rich"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANDY ABOUT RICH
Floyd |
Floyd | "Rich is usually very reliable.  Go find out what's got into him.
Floyd | He's in the fly tower."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "ask mandy about fly tower"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANDY ABOUT FLY TOWER
Floyd |
Floyd | "Rich is usually very reliable.  Go find out what's got into him.
Floyd | He's in the fly tower."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I think someone is carrying it. But a desk drawer is a good second guess."
Doug says (to Peregrine), "we've already been to the fly tower, Rich asked us to get rope"
Peregrine says, "Ah, olkay"
Jacqueline says, "Very simple map, but probably still useful:"
Doug says, "I vote henry"
Jacqueline | [LINK]
Jacqueline says, "I will keep updating it."
DavidW says, "I'd ask henry about mandy at this point."
Doug says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Left Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Left Stage Corridor
Floyd | This corridor leads to the stage left wing, due north.  It's
Floyd | tastefully decorated with the cheapest possible white tiling.
Floyd | Backstage is east, and a set of stairs lead up to the fly tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Backstage
Floyd | The actors and crew gather here when they aren't needed onstage.  West
Floyd | is the left stage corridor; east is the right stage corridor.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a props table (on which is a flower bouquet) and Henry
Floyd | here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "I'm assuming there's a Right Wing?"
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask henry about key"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK HENRY ABOUT KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | "You must have one somewhere."
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Have we checked out the equipment store"
BrianK says, "It was locked"
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask henry about mandy"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK HENRY ABOUT MANDY
Floyd |
Floyd | "Whatever Mandy told you to tell me, I don't want to hear it.  She's a
Floyd | raving maniac if she thinks I'm going to take her to dinner."
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "The store, she is locked."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | It isn't something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Ah, yes."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "examine door"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > EXAMINE DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the leading lady's dressing room.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "listen at door"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LISTEN AT DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to listen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LISTEN
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask henry about manager"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK HENRY ABOUT MANAGER
Floyd |
Floyd | "I don't see what's wrong with lowering the rent on your theatre a
Floyd | little bit.  The company's practically broke as it is.  We've staked
Floyd | everything on this production, and the least he could do is help us a
Floyd | little bit."
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "enter dressing room"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ENTER DRESSING ROOM
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you can enter.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask henry about leading lady"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK HENRY ABOUT LEADING LADY
Floyd |
Floyd | "She's a good actress, but man can she get emotional."
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Okay, that's a -1 point for this game"
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask henry about sobbing"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK HENRY ABOUT SOBBING
Floyd |
Floyd | "It's just my luck!  The night that the theatre review man is in the
Floyd | audience, my lighting technician calls my leading lady old!  Now I've
Floyd | got to calm her down."
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "(the unimplemented door, I mean´┐Ż"
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask henry about dressing room"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK HENRY ABOUT DRESSING ROOM
Floyd |
Floyd | Henry sighs and mops his brow.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "x flower"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X FLOWER
Floyd |
Floyd | Clearly someone has an admirer: this bouquet of roses is enormous.
Floyd |
Floyd | You find a card inscribed "To a beautiful young woman" with the
Floyd | flowers and take it.  It might come in handy.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine exclaims, "Aha, let's give the flowers to her!"
DavidW says, "We can't seem to reach the leading lady."
Doug says, "or the card"
BrianK says, "Well, we took the card, so I'm assuming we just do something with the card"
BrianK says (to Floyd), "take bouquet"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE BOUQUET
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "put card under door"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT CARD UNDER DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "examine card"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > EXAMINE CARD
Floyd |
Floyd | "To a beautiful young woman."  It's in the theatre manager's
Floyd | handwriting!  There is, however, no signiature.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Can we please explore unexplored areas please."
Doug says, "no signiature!"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Right Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Right Stage Corridor
Floyd | Here, at least, both sides of the theatre are equal.  The right stage
Floyd | corridor is decorated just as badly as the left one.  North is the
Floyd | right wing, west is backstage, and east is the door to the equipment
Floyd | store.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "if only we had a pen..."
BrianK says, "That would be the right wing and onstage I guess"
DavidW says, "I dunno. The map doesn't show unused exits."
BrianK says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Right Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Right Wing
Floyd | A bigger wing than yours, stage right has been graced with the
Floyd | prompter's desk and a truly unattractive chaise longue for act 2.
Floyd | West is the stage, south is a corridor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "x desk"
Floyd ]  Right Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X DESK
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't sit here.  Only people with real theatrical power can sit
Floyd | here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "haha"
Doug says (to Floyd), "open drawer"
Floyd ]  Right Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN DRAWER
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I am missing things updating the map, but I'm updating."
BrianK says (to Floyd), "x chaise longue"
Floyd ]  Right Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CHAISE LONGUE
Floyd |
Floyd | A faded red and gold seat for two, this chaise longue looks too
Floyd | rickety to hold up to much.  It's a miracle it's lasted through the
Floyd | first week of performances.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "A desk? No drawer?"
Doug says, "rats"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search longue"
Floyd ]  Right Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH LONGUE
Floyd |
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "This game is suffering from unimplementitis, it would seem"
Doug says, "not unreasonably so"
Peregrine says, "You're right, I'm too harsh"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search desk"
Floyd ]  Right Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH DESK
Floyd |
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look under desk"
Floyd ]  Right Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER DESK
Floyd |
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "open desk"
Floyd ]  Right Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN DESK
Floyd |
Floyd | It isn't something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "hmph. What's south of right stage corridor?"
BrianK says, "There is no south as far as the room description goes"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Right Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Right Wing
Floyd | A bigger wing than yours, stage right has been graced with the
Floyd | prompter's desk and a truly unattractive chaise longue for act 2.
Floyd | West is the stage, south is a corridor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "nothing indicated"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "take chaise"
Floyd ]  Right Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE CHAISE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says, "Let's check the stage first"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "eat deak"
Floyd ]  Right Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > EAT DEAK
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug asks, "shall we check out the stage?"
Peregrine says, "Yeah"
Doug says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Stage
Floyd | You're on stage!  This would be very exciting if a performance were
Floyd | going on.  East is the Right Wing, west is the Left Wing.  The
Floyd | auditorium is to the north, past the currently unopenable curtain.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "There has to be more to this map."
Jacqueline says, "Map updated"
Jacqueline says, "Hit refresh"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Auditorium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Auditorium
Floyd | You force your way under the curtain, leap the orchestra pit smoothly,
Floyd | and take a second to congratulate yourself on your landing.  The
Floyd | auditorium is not yet open, and the seats are empty.  If you succeed
Floyd | in your task, they will soon be filled with audience, admiring the
Floyd | theatre and dropping things.  The stage is to the south, and the
Floyd | atrium is to the north.  To the west is the lighting booth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Sorry, you all are going so fast it's hard to keep up with it."
Peregrine says, "Sorry..."
Jacqueline says, "Does it look like all we know right now"
Jacqueline asks, "?"
Jacqueline says, "Nope"
Peregrine asks, "?"
Jacqueline says, "Auditorium. One sec."
Doug says, "atrium north, lighting booth west"
Doug says (to Floyd), "x seats"
Floyd ]  Auditorium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SEATS
Floyd |
Floyd | The cushioned seats are colored a lurid orange.  They stand a few
Floyd | inches off the floor.  Every so often, the space under them has to be
Floyd | cleaned.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "look under seats"
Floyd ]  Auditorium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER SEATS
Floyd |
Floyd | Everything that the audience drops ends up under here, including --
Floyd | lucky you -- money!  You quickly gather up the coins.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look under seats"
Floyd ]  Auditorium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER SEATS
Floyd |
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "x coins"
Floyd ]  Auditorium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X COINS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "I like the fact that we leap the pit and congratulate ourselves :) +20 points for this game"
DavidW says, "Audience dropping things indeed."
Doug says (to Floyd), "x money"
Floyd ]  Auditorium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X MONEY
Floyd |
Floyd | Money!  Just what you need for... everything, really.  It's not much,
Floyd | but it'll buy something.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x pit"
Floyd ]  Auditorium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PIT
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Auditorium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Auditorium
Floyd | The auditorium is not yet open, and the seats are empty.  If you
Floyd | succeed in your task, they will soon be filled with audience, admiring
Floyd | the theatre and dropping things.  The stage is to the south, and the
Floyd | atrium is to the north.  To the west is the lighting booth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "x curtain"
Floyd ]  Auditorium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CURTAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Lighting Booth
Floyd | The stage is lit from here.  It's filled with machinery that Fred
Floyd | never lets anyone touch.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Fred here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Please pause a second"
Peregrine says, "Lighting booth west of auditorium"
BrianK says, "We usually ask before moving to a different room"
Peregrine says, "Sorry"
Peregrine steps back and calms down.
Jacqueline says, "Okay, refresh the map."
Jacqueline asks, "Are we good?"
BrianK says, "The lighting booth is west of the auditorium, not the atrium"
Jacqueline says, "Oh, right. Oops."
DavidW says, "I think Ligthing was west of Aud, not Atrium."
Jacqueline fixes.
DavidW says, "er Lighting"
BrianK says, "I suppose we can talk to Fred while we're here"
DavidW says, "We haven't seen the Atrium yet."
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask fred about key"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | "If you don't have one, that's hardly my fault now, is it?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Jacqueline), "Lovely map"
DavidW says, "yes, ask fred about his surly behaviour."
Jacqueline asks, "Fixed. Sorry, was rushing because you all are going so fast. Refresh again?"
BrianK says, "That looks good"
Jacqueline says (to Peregrine), "Thanks. Dia is great for maps."
BrianK says, "Oh, actually, the fly tower goes up from the left stage corridor"
Doug says, "I'm imagining Dia from Orange is the New Black drawing the map by hand."
Peregrine asks, "Okay, shall we gently throttle Fred until he accepts to be a little more helpful?"
Jacqueline says (to BK), "Does it? I'll scroll back to check."
DavidW says, "I'd ask Fred about the leading lady."
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask fred about leading lady"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT LEADING LADY
Floyd |
Floyd | Fred makes a minor adjustment to his dials and scowls.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Fred), "That's not helpful."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask fred about equipment store"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT EQUIPMENT STORE
Floyd |
Floyd | Fred makes a minor adjustment to his dials and scowls.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask fred about me"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT ME
Floyd |
Floyd | "Maybe one day you'll make a decent technician.  Until then, leave me
Floyd | alone!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask fred about manager"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT MANAGER
Floyd |
Floyd | "I can't believe they didn't hire me to do sound as well!  I know the
Floyd | sound guy they picked, and he couldn't mix his way out of a wet paper
Floyd | bag!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask fred about sound guy"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT SOUND GUY
Floyd |
Floyd | "I can't believe they didn't hire me to do sound as well!  I know the
Floyd | sound guy they picked, and he couldn't mix his way out of a wet paper
Floyd | bag!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to BK), "Thanks. Map is updated."
Doug says (to Floyd), "x machinery"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X MACHINERY
Floyd |
Floyd | Dials and buttons and readouts, oh my!  You technically understand
Floyd | what these do, but Fred never allows you more than a cursory glance
Floyd | before he pushes you away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask fred about rope"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT ROPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Fred makes a minor adjustment to his dials and scowls.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask fred about key"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | "If you don't have one, that's hardly my fault now, is it?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "he keeps needing to adjust his scowls"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask fred about mandy"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT MANDY
Floyd |
Floyd | "Don't ever say that name in here again.  Don't ever.  I was going to
Floyd | be stage manager, and she stole that from me!  Stole it from me in
Floyd | cold blood!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says, "Haha"
DavidW asks, "stole what?"
DavidW says, "oh, the job"
Doug says, "stage manager job"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah"
Doug says, "...in blood"
Jacqueline says, "Somehow, I doubt it was in blood."
Jacqueline asks, "But who knows?"
Doug says, "COLD blood."
DavidW asks, "remind me who the guy in the fly tower is? Ask about him?"
Doug says, "Rich"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask fred about rich"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT RICH
Floyd |
Floyd | "He can pull on ropes, and that's all he's good for.  It took me three
Floyd | hours to get him to hang the lights right."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask fred about henry"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT HENRY
Floyd |
Floyd | "Why Henry has an actual job I'll never know.  He's a wuss.  You'll
Floyd | find him backstage, if you feel like losing your faith in humanity."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says, "I don't think it's totally clear what to do with Fred just yet, so I vote we check out the atrium"
Doug says, "seconded"
DavidW says, "I agree."
DavidW says, "Fred is a downer."
Doug asks, "who's driving? Peregrine?"
BrianK says, "We don't really have a driver :P"
Jacqueline says, "Peregrine can."
Jacqueline says, "So long as we pause when I need to update the map, I'm cool. I'll ask if that happens."
Doug asks, "who drives the driver??"
Doug says, "seems idle. I'll drive"
Doug says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Auditorium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Auditorium
Floyd | The auditorium is not yet open, and the seats are empty.  If you
Floyd | succeed in your task, they will soon be filled with audience, admiring
Floyd | the theatre and dropping things.  The stage is to the south, and the
Floyd | atrium is to the north.  To the west is the lighting booth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "That little gnome who turns the light on in the fridge."
Doug says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Atrium
Floyd | The atrium is filled to the brim with discerning theatregoers and
Floyd | cultured folk, demanding, in upper-class accents, to be let in.  The
Floyd | bar is not very busy and Lola, behind it, looks bored.  The manager is
Floyd | trying his best to quiet the crowd and mostly failing.  The stage is
Floyd | south.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the bar is a menu.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see the Theatre Manager and Lola here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "aha, a Manager."
Doug says (to Floyd), "x manager"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X MANAGER
Floyd |
Floyd | The manager looks haggard and desperate.  He is wearing a suit and tie
Floyd | with sweat marks from dealing with the audience, and a keycard hangs
Floyd | around his neck.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "aha"
Doug says, "a keycard, fancy"
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask manager for key"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANAGER FOR KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask manager about key"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANAGER ABOUT KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | "Not another one?  Don't worry, sir, you will see a performance
Floyd | tonight.  We are experiencing a few slight technical hitches, but the
Floyd | auditorium will open soon."  He sighs and turns away, muttering.
Floyd | "Gosh, I could use a drink."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Now we know for certain these ain't the Victorian times"
Doug says, "guess we have to get him drunk."
Peregrine says, "Oh, that old 'get the guy what he wants' puzzle"
DavidW says, "Manager doesn't realize we're crew."
Jacqueline asks, "We need the card. Maybe ask about the card?"
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask manager about me"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANAGER ABOUT ME
Floyd |
Floyd | "Not another one?  Don't worry, sir, you will see a performance
Floyd | tonight.  We are experiencing a few slight technical hitches, but the
Floyd | auditorium will open soon."  He sighs and turns away, muttering.
Floyd | "Gosh, I could use a drink."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Peregrine), "THAT is the entire game so far."
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask about keycard"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK ABOUT KEYCARD
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask manager about keycard"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANAGER ABOUT KEYCARD
Floyd |
Floyd | "Not another one?  Don't worry, sir, you will see a performance
Floyd | tonight.  We are experiencing a few slight technical hitches, but the
Floyd | auditorium will open soon."  He sighs and turns away, muttering.
Floyd | "Gosh, I could use a drink."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x menu"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X MENU
Floyd |
Floyd | The menu offers everything from spring water to Dom Perignon.  Usually
Floyd | the patrons lean more towards the spring water side of the price
Floyd | range.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to DW), "Well, to be fair, it's probably not far off from reality that stage crew live in a fetch puzzle."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "ask manager about flying pig"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANAGER ABOUT FLYING PIG
Floyd |
Floyd | "Not another one?  Don't worry, sir, you will see a performance
Floyd | tonight.  We are experiencing a few slight technical hitches, but the
Floyd | auditorium will open soon."  He sighs and turns away, muttering.
Floyd | "Gosh, I could use a drink."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "x lola"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LOLA
Floyd |
Floyd | You have known Lola for a long time.  She still won't let you have a
Floyd | free drink, no matter how much you compliment her long black hair or
Floyd | her brown eyes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine explodes with laughter
DavidW says, "fortunately, we found money"
BrianK says, "Does the manager have any actual response other than the default one :/"
Peregrine says, "No, he doesn't (check out what he said when I asked him about flying pig)"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "ask manager about manager"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANAGER ABOUT MANAGER
Floyd |
Floyd | "Not another one?  Don't worry, sir, you will see a performance
Floyd | tonight.  We are experiencing a few slight technical hitches, but the
Floyd | auditorium will open soon."  He sighs and turns away, muttering.
Floyd | "Gosh, I could use a drink."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "oh rigt, money!"
Doug says (to Floyd), "buy drink"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY DRINK
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says, "I mean, MAYBE if we get the right keyword, but who knows"
DavidW says, "Poor pigasus."
Jacqueline says, "Oh, poop. Guess he just needs a drink."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask lola about drink"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK LOLA ABOUT DRINK
Floyd |
Floyd | By some miracle, you have enough money to pay.  Lola hands you a gin
Floyd | and tonic, then slowly closes her mouth and makes a concerted effort
Floyd | to look bored again.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "give gin to manager"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE GIN TO MANAGER
Floyd |
Floyd | "Thanks.  You're a lifesaver."  He looks like he genuinely means it as
Floyd | he devotes all his attention to the glass.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask manager about key"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANAGER ABOUT KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | "Not another one?  Don't worry, sir, you will see a performance
Floyd | tonight.  We are experiencing a few slight technical hitches, but the
Floyd | auditorium will open soon."  He sips his drink.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug asks, "'slowly closes her mouth'?"
Jacqueline asks, "Crap. Is this a bug?"
BrianK says, "Well, his drink line changed"
DavidW says, "I see no bug."
Doug says (to Floyd), "steal keycard"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STEAL KEYCARD
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Tiny variation."
Doug says (to Floyd), "get keycard"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET KEYCARD
Floyd |
Floyd | The gin and tonic distracts the manager long enough for you to
Floyd | pickpocket his keycard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "wooow"
BrianK says, "Ah, there we go"
Jacqueline says (to DW), "I mean -- okay."
Jacqueline says, "I meant his conversation."
Doug says, "pickpocket? more like pickneck"
Peregrine says, "That was underclued"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x keycard"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X KEYCARD
Floyd |
Floyd | The keycard to the equipment store.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Because normally you don't liquor up your boss to steal his key card."
zarf says, "sez you!"
DavidW says, "to the store to the store to the store store store"
Doug | he devotes all his attention to the glass.
Peregrine says (to zarf), "haha"
Doug says, "seemed like a clue to me"
Jacqueline asks (of zarf), "You work from home, don't you?"
zarf says, "I am self-employed, yes. Let's not get distracted by trivialities."
Jacqueline says, "heh"
DavidW says, "zarf steals from the best"
Doug asks, "right, back to the store?"
BrianK says, "Yep"
Doug says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Auditorium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Auditorium
Floyd | The auditorium is not yet open, and the seats are empty.  If you
Floyd | succeed in your task, they will soon be filled with audience, admiring
Floyd | the theatre and dropping things.  The stage is to the south, and the
Floyd | atrium is to the north.  To the west is the lighting booth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Doug), "Yeah, but there should have been a response for 'steal keycard'"
Doug says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Stage
Floyd | You're on stage!  This would be very exciting if a performance were
Floyd | going on.  East is the Right Wing, west is the Left Wing.  The
Floyd | auditorium is to the north, past the currently unopenable curtain.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Right Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Right Wing
Floyd | A bigger wing than yours, stage right has been graced with the
Floyd | prompter's desk and a truly unattractive chaise longue for act 2.
Floyd | West is the stage, south is a corridor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Right Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Right Stage Corridor
Floyd | Here, at least, both sides of the theatre are equal.  The right stage
Floyd | corridor is decorated just as badly as the left one.  North is the
Floyd | right wing, west is backstage, and east is the door to the equipment
Floyd | store.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Right Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | (first opening the Equipment Store door)
Floyd | It seems to be locked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Let's open an store-y together."
Doug says (to Floyd), "unlock"
Floyd ]  Right Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > UNLOCK
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to unlock?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "door"
Floyd ]  Right Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to unlock the Equipment Store door with?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "keycard"
Floyd ]  Right Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > KEYCARD
Floyd |
Floyd | You unlock the Equipment Store door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine exclaims, "At last!"
Doug says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Equipment Store
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | (first opening the Equipment Store door)
Floyd |
Floyd | Equipment Store
Floyd | Everything you need to hold a production together is here, piled on
Floyd | shelves.  The right stage corridor is back west.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a rope and a table (on which are some papers and a roll of
Floyd | gaffer tape) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "take all"
Floyd ]  Equipment Store
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | rope: Taken.
Floyd | papers: Taken.
Floyd | roll of gaffer tape: Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "x papers"
Floyd ]  Equipment Store
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | A pile of indeterminate forms which, with your luck, you will sooner
Floyd | or later have to fill out.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "x tape"
Floyd ]  Equipment Store
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TAPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Red tape shows up well in the dark, making it useful for marking the
Floyd | stage, among other things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "x rope"
Floyd ]  Equipment Store
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ROPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Just the sort of rope that you need to raise a curtain.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "hmm, red tape and forms."
DavidW says, "We play Bureaucracy next."
BrianK says, "oh boy, we'll have to deal with some red tape and some red tape"
Jacqueline asks, "So, give the rope to the dude in the tower?"
Doug says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Right Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Right Stage Corridor
Floyd | Here, at least, both sides of the theatre are equal.  The right stage
Floyd | corridor is decorated just as badly as the left one.  North is the
Floyd | right wing, west is backstage, and east is the door to the equipment
Floyd | store.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Backstage
Floyd | The actors and crew gather here when they aren't needed onstage.  West
Floyd | is the left stage corridor; east is the right stage corridor.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a props table and Henry here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Left Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Left Stage Corridor
Floyd | This corridor leads to the stage left wing, due north.  It's
Floyd | tastefully decorated with the cheapest possible white tiling.
Floyd | Backstage is east, and a set of stairs lead up to the fly tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > UP
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Fly Tower
Floyd | This is where things, like curtains, are raised and lowered onto the
Floyd | stage via bars.  Right now, that's not happening.  The left stage
Floyd | corridor is below.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Rich here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "give rope to rich"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE ROPE TO RICH
Floyd |
Floyd | "Thanks a bundle.  Actually, I can't get into the mechanism to put the
Floyd | rope in.  When the other rope broke, it fouled up the pulleys and I
Floyd | can't reach to unjam them.  Can you do anything?"  Rich takes the rope
Floyd | with this disappointing speech, before delivering some good news:
Floyd | "I've finished checking all the other ropes, so I can raise and lower
Floyd | a bar if you want me to.  Just SHOUT from the stage."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "x pulleys"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PULLEYS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Okay, we go back to the stage, shout, shout, and figure it out"
Doug says (to Floyd), "x mechanism"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X MECHANISM
Floyd |
Floyd | The mechanism of the fly tower is great, mysterious, and has a jammed
Floyd | part that is just out of reach.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "jump"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | You jump on the spot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "maybe ride the bar."
Peregrine says, "I like this game, actually."
Doug says (to Floyd), "x bar"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Anything that needs to hang in the theatre hangs from one of these
Floyd | horizontal metal tubes.  Rich raises and lowers them to bring things
Floyd | onto and off of the stage below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "climb bar"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CLIMB BAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Little is to be achieved by that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "bar bar"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BAR BAR
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to DavidW), "yep"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "eat bar"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > EAT BAR
Floyd |
Floyd | That's plainly inedible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "foo bar"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FOO BAR
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "hit bar"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > HIT BAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Fly Tower
Floyd | This is where things, like curtains, are raised and lowered onto the
Floyd | stage via bars.  Right now, that's not happening.  The left stage
Floyd | corridor is below.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Rich here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Don't we go to the stage?"
Peregrine says, "Yeha,"
BrianK says, "Yep"
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask rich about manager"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK RICH ABOUT MANAGER
Floyd |
Floyd | "The manager's taking the heat for all this, out in the atrium.  He's
Floyd | a good man, if a little easily distracted."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "So we'd gathered ;)"
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask rich about flowers"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK RICH ABOUT FLOWERS
Floyd |
Floyd | Rich gives you a good-natured smile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "ok, to the stage!"
Doug says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Left Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Left Stage Corridor
Floyd | This corridor leads to the stage left wing, due north.  It's
Floyd | tastefully decorated with the cheapest possible white tiling.
Floyd | Backstage is east, and a set of stairs lead up to the fly tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Left Wing
Floyd | The stage left wing is your home away from home.  It's full of props
Floyd | that will be required onstage if the show ever starts.  South is the
Floyd | left stage corridor, and east is that most glamorous of areas, the
Floyd | stage.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Mandy here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Stage
Floyd | You're on stage!  This would be very exciting if a performance were
Floyd | going on.  East is the Right Wing, west is the Left Wing.  The
Floyd | auditorium is to the north, past the currently unopenable curtain.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "shout"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOUT
Floyd |
Floyd | Rich hears your shouts and lowers the bar for you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Stage
Floyd | You're on stage!  This would be very exciting if a performance were
Floyd | going on.  East is the Right Wing, west is the Left Wing.  The
Floyd | auditorium is to the north, past the currently unopenable curtain.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a fly bar here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x bar"
Doug says (to Floyd), "ride bar"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Anything that needs to hang in the theatre hangs from one of these
Floyd | horizontal metal tubes.  Rich raises and lowers them to bring things
Floyd | onto and off of the stage below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RIDE BAR
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Take?"
Doug says (to Floyd), "sit on bar"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SIT ON BAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You get onto the fly bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Okay"
BrianK says (to Floyd), "shout"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower Mechanisms
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOUT
Floyd |
Floyd | Rich raises the bar and you find yourself pulled up into the
Floyd | mechanisms of the fly tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | Fly Tower Mechanisms
Floyd | Standing on the fly bar, you can see the pulleys and counterweights
Floyd | that make Rich's job possible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "shout again"
DavidW says, "ah. okay"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower Mechanisms
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Fly Tower Mechanisms
Floyd | Standing on the fly bar, you can see the pulleys and counterweights
Floyd | that make Rich's job possible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x pulleys"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower Mechanisms
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PULLEYS
Floyd |
Floyd | The ropes go over and under these pulleys in their everlasting quest
Floyd | to pull things onto and off of the stage as fast as possible.  One
Floyd | pulley looks jammed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x pulley"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower Mechanisms
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PULLEY
Floyd |
Floyd | The pulley has been jammed by a broken piece of rope.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says, "Is this a thing that happens because it seems rather dangerous"
Doug says (to Floyd), "get rope"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower Mechanisms
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ROPE
Floyd |
Floyd | You pull the piece of rope out of the pulley, fixing the
Floyd | curtain-raising mechanism!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine exclaims, "Yes!"
DavidW says, "I think this is a thing that happens."
Jacqueline says, "Map updated."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "shout"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOUT
Floyd |
Floyd | Stage (on the fly bar)
Floyd | You're on stage!  This would be very exciting if a performance were
Floyd | going on.  East is the Right Wing, west is the Left Wing.  The
Floyd | auditorium is to the north, past the currently unopenable curtain.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rich lowers the bar, and you, to the stage.
Floyd | "Thanks," he shouts from the fly tower, "that did it.  I'm putting the
Floyd | new rope in now."
Floyd |
Floyd | Through bravery, intelligence, and not a little good luck, you have
Floyd | saved the production almost single-handedly!  The actual show is a
Floyd | flop -- the lead actress is crying all the way through -- but that's
Floyd | hardly your fault, is it?  Afterwards, Mandy listens to you pour out
Floyd | your story, nods, thanks you quickly, and then begins: "You know, this
Floyd | reminds me of the time I was doing Hamlet in Dublin and the wheels on
Floyd | one of the mobile walls got stuck..."  You settle in for a long ten
Floyd | minutes of looking like you aren't inwardly congratulating yourself.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** The show has gone on. ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT, or UNDO the
Floyd | last command?
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "It's either this or huge scaffolding."
Jacqueline exclaims, "!"
BrianK says, "Oh my"
Jacqueline says, "Well, that ended quickly."
Doug says, "whoops!"
Peregrine says, "I was so not expecting that"
Doug says, "guess we were supposed to fix the lead actress first"
BrianK says, "I suppose the remaining stuff is a sidequest"
DavidW says, "I guess we shoulda dealt with the lady's issues."
Jacqueline says (to Doug), "I'm not sure we were supposed to deal with her."
BrianK says, "I think the blurb implies we can do more"
Doug says, "I think we needed a signiature (sic) on the card"
Jacqueline asks, "That room wasn't even a room, was it? The Dressing Room?"
Peregrine says, "I would have liked to comfort the leading lady"
Doug says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower Mechanisms
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Fly Tower Mechanisms
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower Mechanisms
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Fly Tower Mechanisms
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "shout"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOUT
Floyd |
Floyd | Stage (on the fly bar)
Floyd | You're on stage!  This would be very exciting if a performance were
Floyd | going on.  East is the Right Wing, west is the Left Wing.  The
Floyd | auditorium is to the north, past the currently unopenable curtain.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rich lowers the bar, and you, to the stage.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine exclaims, "Okay, let's comfort the leading lady!"
DavidW says, "I think maybe if we gave the flowers to the right person, Fred maybe, he could apologize."
Doug says, "we never did anything with Fred either"
Jacqueline says, "Oh, perhaps."
BrianK says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a roll of gaffer tape
Floyd |   some papers
Floyd |   a keycard
Floyd |   a flower bouquet
Floyd |   a card
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "examine paper"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > EXAMINE PAPER
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "examine papers"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > EXAMINE PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | A pile of indeterminate forms which, with your luck, you will sooner
Floyd | or later have to fill out.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "fill papers"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FILL PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "and the papers and tape... hm. What to do with them?"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "fill in papers"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FILL IN PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "fill out papers"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FILL OUT PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "write"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WRITE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug asks, "maybe if we ask the director or manager to fill out forms, we'll end up with a pen?"
BrianK says, "It could just be a red tape joke"
DavidW asks, "Maybe give papers to mandy?"
Doug says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | (first getting off the fly bar)
Floyd |
Floyd | Left Wing
Floyd | The stage left wing is your home away from home.  It's full of props
Floyd | that will be required onstage if the show ever starts.  South is the
Floyd | left stage corridor, and east is that most glamorous of areas, the
Floyd | stage.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Mandy here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "x mandy"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X MANDY
Floyd |
Floyd | Mandy is your Stage Manager.  You answer to her.  Usually, that answer
Floyd | is something along the lines of "Yes, I would love to hear about yet
Floyd | another time you saved the day for whatever production you were
Floyd | doing."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "give papers to mandy"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE PAPERS TO MANDY
Floyd |
Floyd | Mandy doesn't seem interested.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask mandy about papers"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANDY ABOUT PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | Mandy glares at you.  You decide not to pursue that line of enquiry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "give papers to mandy"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE PAPERS TO MANDY
Floyd |
Floyd | Mandy doesn't seem interested.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask mandy about flowers"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANDY ABOUT FLOWERS
Floyd |
Floyd | Mandy glares at you.  You decide not to pursue that line of enquiry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "give flowers to mandy"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE FLOWERS TO MANDY
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Left Wing
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Left Wing
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Left Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a roll of gaffer tape
Floyd |   some papers
Floyd |   a keycard
Floyd |   a flower bouquet
Floyd |   a card
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "it's a bouqet"
DavidW says, "er bouquet"
Doug says, "oh, Henry said Fred called her old"
Doug says, "so maybe we need to trick Fred into signing the card"
Peregrine says, "Time to go to see Fred"
Peregrine exclaims, "Papers!"
Doug says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Stage
Floyd | You're on stage!  This would be very exciting if a performance were
Floyd | going on.  East is the Right Wing, west is the Left Wing.  The
Floyd | auditorium is to the north, past the currently unopenable curtain.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a fly bar here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Auditorium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Auditorium
Floyd | The auditorium is not yet open, and the seats are empty.  If you
Floyd | succeed in your task, they will soon be filled with audience, admiring
Floyd | the theatre and dropping things.  The stage is to the south, and the
Floyd | atrium is to the north.  To the west is the lighting booth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Maybe Fred with sign the papers?"
Doug says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Lighting Booth
Floyd | The stage is lit from here.  It's filled with machinery that Fred
Floyd | never lets anyone touch.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Fred here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "er will sign"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "give papers to fred"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE PAPERS TO FRED
Floyd |
Floyd | Fred doesn't seem interested.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "put card in papers"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT CARD IN PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | Those can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Or Henry? I dunno."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "give card to fred"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE CARD TO FRED
Floyd |
Floyd | Fred doesn't seem interested.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask fred about papers"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | Fred makes a minor adjustment to his dials and scowls.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "give bouquet to fred"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE BOUQUET TO FRED
Floyd |
Floyd | Fred doesn't seem interested.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask fred about tape"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT TAPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Fred makes a minor adjustment to his dials and scowls.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "ask fred about card"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT CARD
Floyd |
Floyd | "Why should I sign anything I don't need to?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask fred about leading lady"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT LEADING LADY
Floyd |
Floyd | Fred makes a minor adjustment to his dials and scowls.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Ahem..."
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask fred about actress"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT ACTRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | "I will not apologise for what I said.  She does look old."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "classy."
Jacqueline says, "Super classy"
Peregrine says, ">THROTTLE FRED"
Doug asks, "so how do we convince him he needs to sign something?"
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask fred about autograph"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT AUTOGRAPH
Floyd |
Floyd | Fred makes a minor adjustment to his dials and scowls.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Have we explored everywhere, by the way?"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "tell fred about red tape"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TELL FRED ABOUT RED TAPE
Floyd |
Floyd | This provokes no reaction.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask fred about signiature"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT SIGNIATURE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Why should I sign anything I don't need to?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says, "I think we've explored everywhere"
DavidW asks, "Were their any restrooms near the atrium at all?"
Jacqueline says, "I *think* we have."
Doug says (to Floyd), "give flowers to fred"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE FLOWERS TO FRED
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "give bouquet to fred"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE BOUQUET TO FRED
Floyd |
Floyd | Fred doesn't seem interested.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Where's the sound booth?"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Lighting Booth
Floyd | The stage is lit from here.  It's filled with machinery that Fred
Floyd | never lets anyone touch.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Fred here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to DW), "You'd expect that, but... let me go check for restrooms."
Doug says (to Floyd), "tape machinery"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAPE MACHINERY
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to tape the machinery to?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "card"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CARD
Floyd |
Floyd | You would achieve nothing by this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "tape machinery to fred"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAPE MACHINERY TO FRED
Floyd |
Floyd | You would achieve nothing by this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug asks, "so hm, I guess we need to tape something to something?"
Doug says (to Floyd), "tape card to papers"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAPE CARD TO PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | You would achieve nothing by this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "unless that's just a standard verb"
Peregrine says, "It's not usually"
DavidW says, "We probably tape the card to the bouquet, but after the card's signed."
Doug says, "oh, there was that chaise longue"
BrianK says (to Floyd), "tape card to bouquet"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAPE CARD TO BOUQUET
Floyd |
Floyd | You would achieve nothing by this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "and the prompter's desk"
Peregrine asks, "What do you do with a chaise longue?"
Jacqueline says, "There is no indication of restrooms from the atrium"
DavidW says (to Peregrine), "faint devinely"
DavidW says, "er divinely"
Peregrine says, "Haha"
Peregrine asks, "Have we done all we could with Henry?"
Doug says, "we didn't really use the bar menu either"
Jacqueline says, "And there does not apper to be a reference to a sound room beyond what Fred mentions."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a roll of gaffer tape
Floyd |   some papers
Floyd |   a keycard
Floyd |   a flower bouquet
Floyd |   a card
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Doug), "Well, we ordered a drink."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "sign card"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SIGN CARD
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "write on card"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WRITE ON CARD
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Jacqueline), "it wasn't on the menu though. Or at least not explicitly. Maybe we wouldn't have been able to before reading it"
DavidW says, "I guess we have to trick or force Fred into signing the card."
BrianK asks, "Maybe go around asking everyone about Fred?"
DavidW says, "I think Henry must be of some help in all this. He's closest to the lady."
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask fred about machinery"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT MACHINERY
Floyd |
Floyd | "Back off.  This is my kit."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "I think so too"
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask fred about henry"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT HENRY
Floyd |
Floyd | "Why Henry has an actual job I'll never know.  He's a wuss.  You'll
Floyd | find him backstage, if you feel like losing your faith in humanity."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Let's head off to find henry"
Jacqueline says, "Well, the menu just says it ranges in price from spring water to Dom Perignon. Nothing else is explicit."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "c"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > C
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug asks, "c?"
BrianK says, "I'm up for going to henry"
Doug says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Auditorium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Auditorium
Floyd | The auditorium is not yet open, and the seats are empty.  If you
Floyd | succeed in your task, they will soon be filled with audience, admiring
Floyd | the theatre and dropping things.  The stage is to the south, and the
Floyd | atrium is to the north.  To the west is the lighting booth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Stage
Floyd | You're on stage!  This would be very exciting if a performance were
Floyd | going on.  East is the Right Wing, west is the Left Wing.  The
Floyd | auditorium is to the north, past the currently unopenable curtain.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a fly bar here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Right Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Right Wing
Floyd | A bigger wing than yours, stage right has been graced with the
Floyd | prompter's desk and a truly unattractive chaise longue for act 2.
Floyd | West is the stage, south is a corridor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Right Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Right Stage Corridor
Floyd | Here, at least, both sides of the theatre are equal.  The right stage
Floyd | corridor is decorated just as badly as the left one.  North is the
Floyd | right wing, west is backstage, and east is the door to the equipment
Floyd | store.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Backstage
Floyd | The actors and crew gather here when they aren't needed onstage.  West
Floyd | is the left stage corridor; east is the right stage corridor.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a props table and Henry here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x props"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PROPS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "x table"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TABLE
Floyd |
Floyd | A small red table for props and other items of supreme importance to
Floyd | the production.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "x dressing room door"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X DRESSING ROOM DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the leading lady's dressing room.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "x props"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PROPS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | It isn't something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "ask henry about papers"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK HENRY ABOUT PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | Henry sighs and mops his brow.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask henry about fred"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK HENRY ABOUT FRED
Floyd |
Floyd | "Why Fred has an actual job I'll never know.  He's a jerk.  You'll
Floyd | find him in the lighting booth, off the auditorium, if you feel like
Floyd | losing your faith in humanity."
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask henry about sound"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "ask henry about card"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK HENRY ABOUT SOUND
Floyd |
Floyd | Henry sighs and mops his brow.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK HENRY ABOUT CARD
Floyd |
Floyd | Henry sighs and mops his brow.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask henry about actress"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK HENRY ABOUT ACTRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | "She's a good actress, but man can she get emotional."
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask henry about signature"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK HENRY ABOUT SIGNATURE
Floyd |
Floyd | Henry sighs and mops his brow.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug asks, "henry about signiature" Peregrine says, "Note: Henry and Fred have exactly the same opinion of each other ;)"
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask henry about signiature"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK HENRY ABOUT SIGNIATURE
Floyd |
Floyd | Henry sighs and mops his brow.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says, "Well, signature is implemented as an option for Fred, so I'm guessing he has to sign it after all"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "give papers to henry"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE PAPERS TO HENRY
Floyd |
Floyd | Henry doesn't seem interested.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "show papers to henry"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOW PAPERS TO HENRY
Floyd |
Floyd | Henry is unimpressed.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask henry about papers"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK HENRY ABOUT PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | Henry sighs and mops his brow.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Okay, I'm going to bed..."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask henry about pen"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK HENRY ABOUT PEN
Floyd |
Floyd | Henry sighs and mops his brow.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Night, Peregrine"
BrianK says, "G'nite"
Peregrine exclaims, "Bonne nuit a tous!"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "give bouquet to henry"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE BOUQUET TO HENRY
Floyd |
Floyd | Henry doesn't seem interested.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine hops into the DeLorean and heads off to the future.
BrianK says (to Floyd), "give card to actress"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE CARD TO ACTRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put card under door"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT CARD UNDER DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "x door"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the leading lady's dressing room.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "tape card to door"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAPE CARD TO DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | (the dressing room door)
Floyd | You would achieve nothing by this.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x card"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CARD
Floyd |
Floyd | "To a beautiful young woman."  It's in the theatre manager's
Floyd | handwriting!  There is, however, no signiature.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "so what do we know about Fred? He wanted to do sound, and hates Mandy for stealing his job"
DavidW says, "oh. Theater manager's handwriting."
Doug says (to Floyd), "x flowers"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X FLOWERS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We need to visit him in the Atrium."
Doug says (to Floyd), "x bouquet"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BOUQUET
Floyd |
Floyd | Clearly someone has an admirer: this bouquet of roses is enormous.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug asks (of DavidW), "again?"
Doug says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Right Stage Corridor
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Right Stage Corridor
Floyd | Here, at least, both sides of the theatre are equal.  The right stage
Floyd | corridor is decorated just as badly as the left one.  North is the
Floyd | right wing, west is backstage, and east is the door to the equipment
Floyd | store.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I don't remember asking him about any of this."
Doug says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Right Wing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Right Wing
Floyd | A bigger wing than yours, stage right has been graced with the
Floyd | prompter's desk and a truly unattractive chaise longue for act 2.
Floyd | West is the stage, south is a corridor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Stage
Floyd | You're on stage!  This would be very exciting if a performance were
Floyd | going on.  East is the Right Wing, west is the Left Wing.  The
Floyd | auditorium is to the north, past the currently unopenable curtain.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a fly bar here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Auditorium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Auditorium
Floyd | The auditorium is not yet open, and the seats are empty.  If you
Floyd | succeed in your task, they will soon be filled with audience, admiring
Floyd | the theatre and dropping things.  The stage is to the south, and the
Floyd | atrium is to the north.  To the west is the lighting booth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Atrium
Floyd | The atrium is filled to the brim with discerning theatregoers and
Floyd | cultured folk, demanding, in upper-class accents, to be let in.  The
Floyd | bar is not very busy and Lola, behind it, looks bored.  The manager is
Floyd | trying his best to quiet the crowd and mostly failing.  The stage is
Floyd | south.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the bar is a menu.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see the Theatre Manager and Lola here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Hey, folks, I'm going to head out. This last puzzle is ... well, it's both annoying and a trope and I'm happy enough with the ending we got."
Jacqueline goes to play other comp games.
BrianK says, "All right"
Doug says, "bye Jacq"
Lionheart exclaims, "Ciao!"
BrianK says (to Floyd), "take all"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | menu: Lola stops you with a quick slap.
Floyd | gin and tonic: That seems to belong to the Theatre Manager.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "get menu"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET MENU
Floyd |
Floyd | Lola stops you with a quick slap.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "give card to manager"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE CARD TO MANAGER
Floyd |
Floyd | The manager doesn't even glance at the card before saying "Sir, I know
Floyd | that your ticket says the performance should have started ten minutes
Floyd | ago.  I'm very sorry.  We're doing everything we can."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "aha!"
BrianK says (to Floyd), "give bouquet to manager"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE BOUQUET TO MANAGER
Floyd |
Floyd | The Theatre Manager doesn't seem interested.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "give papers to manager"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE PAPERS TO MANAGER
Floyd |
Floyd | The Theatre Manager doesn't seem interested.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "give bouquet to lola"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE BOUQUET TO LOLA
Floyd |
Floyd | Lola doesn't seem interested.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "hrm."
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask manager about papers"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANAGER ABOUT PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | "Not another one?  Don't worry, sir, you will see a performance
Floyd | tonight.  We are experiencing a few slight technical hitches, but the
Floyd | auditorium will open soon."  He sips his drink.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask manager about tape"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANAGER ABOUT TAPE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Not another one?  Don't worry, sir, you will see a performance
Floyd | tonight.  We are experiencing a few slight technical hitches, but the
Floyd | auditorium will open soon."  He sips his drink.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask manager about actress"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANAGER ABOUT ACTRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | "Not another one?  Don't worry, sir, you will see a performance
Floyd | tonight.  We are experiencing a few slight technical hitches, but the
Floyd | auditorium will open soon."  He sips his drink.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask manager about fred"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANAGER ABOUT FRED
Floyd |
Floyd | "Not another one?  Don't worry, sir, you will see a performance
Floyd | tonight.  We are experiencing a few slight technical hitches, but the
Floyd | auditorium will open soon."  He sips his drink.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask manager about gin"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANAGER ABOUT GIN
Floyd |
Floyd | "Not another one?  Don't worry, sir, you will see a performance
Floyd | tonight.  We are experiencing a few slight technical hitches, but the
Floyd | auditorium will open soon."  He sips his drink.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask manager about lola"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK MANAGER ABOUT LOLA
Floyd |
Floyd | "Not another one?  Don't worry, sir, you will see a performance
Floyd | tonight.  We are experiencing a few slight technical hitches, but the
Floyd | auditorium will open soon."  He sips his drink.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask lola about fred"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK LOLA ABOUT FRED
Floyd |
Floyd | "Who?  I don't go backstage, you know that."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says, "The manager must be pretty tipsy by now"
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask lola about actress"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK LOLA ABOUT ACTRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | Lola ignores you pointedly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask lola about manager"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK LOLA ABOUT MANAGER
Floyd |
Floyd | "The man can run a theatre, but he's got no backbone.  Just look at
Floyd | him!  If he had an ounce of chutzpah, he'd tell everyone to shut up
Floyd | and wait."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask lola about papers"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK LOLA ABOUT PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | Lola ignores you pointedly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask lola about actress"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK LOLA ABOUT ACTRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | Lola ignores you pointedly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask lola about me"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK LOLA ABOUT ME
Floyd |
Floyd | "Why should you ask me about yourself?  You tell me all about yourself
Floyd | without me asking."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x crowd"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CROWD
Floyd |
Floyd | Just the sort of people whose applause you would love to hear.  Right
Floyd | now, they aren't applauding, just shouting.  They aren't even shouting
Floyd | in unison.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "I might be ready for hints."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "crowd, shut up"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CROWD, SHUT UP
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't talk to the crowd.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "crowd, wait"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CROWD, WAIT
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't talk to the crowd.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask lola about crowd"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK LOLA ABOUT CROWD
Floyd |
Floyd | Lola ignores you pointedly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask crowd about manager"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK CROWD ABOUT MANAGER
Floyd |
Floyd | You can only do that to something animate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "x crowd"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CROWD
Floyd |
Floyd | Just the sort of people whose applause you would love to hear.  Right
Floyd | now, they aren't applauding, just shouting.  They aren't even shouting
Floyd | in unison.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says, "I'm down for a hint too"
Doug says (to Floyd), "hint"
Floyd ]                            Instructions
Floyd ]
Floyd ]  N = Next                                              Q = Quit Menu
Floyd ]  P = Previous                                          ENTER = Select
Floyd |  > Introduction to Theatre People
Floyd |    Instructions for Play
Floyd |    Hints
Floyd |    Credits
Doug says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]                            Instructions
Floyd ]
Floyd ]  N = Next                                              Q = Quit Menu
Floyd ]  P = Previous                                          ENTER = Select
Floyd |    Introduction to Theatre People
Floyd |  > Instructions for Play
Floyd |    Hints
Floyd |    Credits
Doug says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]                            Instructions
Floyd ]
Floyd ]  N = Next                                              Q = Quit Menu
Floyd ]  P = Previous                                          ENTER = Select
Floyd |    Introduction to Theatre People
Floyd |    Instructions for Play
Floyd |  > Hints
Floyd |    Credits
Doug asks (of DavidW), "you okay with a hint?"
DavidW says, "ugh. if you must."
BrianK presses the yellow enter button.
Floyd ]                               Hints
Floyd ]
Floyd ]  N = Next                                              Q = Last Menu
Floyd ]  P = Previous                                          ENTER = Select
Floyd |  > The curtain isn't rising.  What should I do?
Floyd |    What's the deal with the sobbing backstage?
Floyd |    How do I get rope for Rich?
Floyd |    How do I get Fred to do what I want?
Floyd |    I've given Rich the rope.  Now what?
Floyd |    How do I fix the fly tower mechanism?
DavidW says, "I think we're probably close but I can't guess it."
Doug says, "I'm fine with continuing if you have more ideas"
BrianK says, "Well, looking at the hint questions themselves"
BrianK says, "Looks like we're on the right track with Fred"
Doug says, "yep"
DavidW says, "I can't think of any way to blackmail Fred."
BrianK says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd ]                            Instructions
Floyd ]
Floyd ]  N = Next                                              Q = Quit Menu
Floyd ]  P = Previous                                          ENTER = Select
Floyd |    Introduction to Theatre People
Floyd |    Instructions for Play
Floyd |  > Hints
Floyd |    Credits
BrianK says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd ]  Atrium
Floyd | Atrium
Floyd | The atrium is filled to the brim with discerning theatregoers and
Floyd | cultured folk, demanding, in upper-class accents, to be let in.  The
Floyd | bar is not very busy and Lola, behind it, looks bored.  The manager is
Floyd | trying his best to quiet the crowd and mostly failing.  The stage is
Floyd | south.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the bar is a menu.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see the Theatre Manager and Lola here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "The card doesn't mention the leading lady, but maybe Fred's sweet on Lola?"
Doug says, "hm, maybe"
Doug says, "although Lola doesn't know anyone backstage"
BrianK says (to Floyd), "s. w."
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S. W.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Auditorium
Floyd | The auditorium is not yet open, and the seats are empty.  If you
Floyd | succeed in your task, they will soon be filled with audience, admiring
Floyd | the theatre and dropping things.  The stage is to the south, and the
Floyd | atrium is to the north.  To the west is the lighting booth.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lighting Booth
Floyd | The stage is lit from here.  It's filled with machinery that Fred
Floyd | never lets anyone touch.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Fred here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask fred about lola"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT LOLA
Floyd |
Floyd | "You've just got to be firm with her.  Of course, if you're you, you
Floyd | just don't have the build for firmness."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask fred about mandy"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT MANDY
Floyd |
Floyd | "Don't ever say that name in here again.  Don't ever.  I was going to
Floyd | be stage manager, and she stole that from me!  Stole it from me in
Floyd | cold blood!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask fred about signature"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT SIGNATURE
Floyd |
Floyd | Fred makes a minor adjustment to his dials and scowls.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. Definitely not sweet on Mandy"
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask fred about signing"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT SIGNING
Floyd |
Floyd | Fred makes a minor adjustment to his dials and scowls.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug asks, "fred about tape"
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask fred about tape"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT TAPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Fred makes a minor adjustment to his dials and scowls.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK asks, "What's the word that gets a response from Fred about signing?"
Doug says (to Floyd), "give tape to fred"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE TAPE TO FRED
Floyd |
Floyd | Fred doesn't seem interested.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "signiature (sic)"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask fred about job"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT JOB
Floyd |
Floyd | Fred makes a minor adjustment to his dials and scowls.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "ask fred about signiature"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT SIGNIATURE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Why should I sign anything I don't need to?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "or the card"
BrianK says, "That's an awkward misspelling"
DavidW says, "yeah"
DavidW asks, "did we ask the manager about signiature?"
Doug asks, "what else could we tape?"
BrianK says (to Floyd), "show card to fred"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOW CARD TO FRED
Floyd |
Floyd | Fred is unimpressed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "give card to fred"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE CARD TO FRED
Floyd |
Floyd | Fred doesn't seem interested.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a roll of gaffer tape
Floyd |   some papers
Floyd |   a keycard
Floyd |   a flower bouquet
Floyd |   a card
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask fred about card"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED ABOUT CARD
Floyd |
Floyd | "Why should I sign anything I don't need to?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "tape papers to fred"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAPE PAPERS TO FRED
Floyd |
Floyd | You would achieve nothing by this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says, "It sounds like he would sign something that he DOES need to"
BrianK says, "but the papers aren't working B("
Doug says, "yeah, like a job offer"
BrianK says (to Floyd), "x papers"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | A pile of indeterminate forms which, with your luck, you will sooner
Floyd | or later have to fill out.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "read papers"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | A pile of indeterminate forms which, with your luck, you will sooner
Floyd | or later have to fill out.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. indeterminate forms."
Doug says (to Floyd), "ask fred to sign papers"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK FRED TO SIGN PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Can they become determinate forms?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "fill out forms"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FILL OUT FORMS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "look through papers"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK THROUGH PAPERS
Floyd |
Floyd | You find a safety form in the pile and pocket it.  It might be useful
Floyd | later; for what, you aren't sure.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "!"
DavidW says, "oh geez"
BrianK says, "oh"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x safety"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SAFETY
Floyd |
Floyd | A very long form detailing a tedious and redundant risk assessment for
Floyd | the production.  It just needs a signiature.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "tape card to safety"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAPE CARD TO SAFETY
Floyd |
Floyd | You attach the card to the form in such a way that it looks like the
Floyd | tail end of ten pages of risk assessment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "looking good"
BrianK says, "Well, I guess that's it then"
BrianK says (to Floyd), "give safety to fred"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE SAFETY TO FRED
Floyd |
Floyd | Fred takes the form too quickly to notice your alterations and signs
Floyd | at the bottom, which happens to be the manager's letter to Lily.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "oh, she has a name!"
BrianK exclaims, "And we get the actress's name!"
Doug asks, "ok, to the dressing room?"
BrianK says, "Yep"
DavidW says, "well, now the card has to be put on the bouquet."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take card"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE CARD
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put card on bouquet"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT CARD ON BOUQUET
Floyd |
Floyd | Putting things on the flower bouquet would achieve nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x card"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CARD
Floyd |
Floyd | "To a beautiful young woman."  It's in the theatre manager's
Floyd | handwriting!  It's signed by Fred.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug asks, "or just slip the card under the door?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "tape card to bouquet"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAPE CARD TO BOUQUET
Floyd |
Floyd | You would achieve nothing by this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put card in bouquet"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT CARD IN BOUQUET
Floyd |
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "attach card to bouquet"
Floyd ]  Lighting Booth
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ATTACH CARD TO BOUQUET
Floyd |
Floyd | You would achieve nothing by this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says, "I figure we can just use the card without the bouquet"
Doug says, "she doesn't need flowers, just the word 'young'"
DavidW says, "okay, try it with just the card."
Doug says (to Floyd), "e. s. w. s. e."
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E. S. W. S. E.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Auditorium
Floyd | The auditorium is not yet open, and the seats are empty.  If you
Floyd | succeed in your task, they will soon be filled with audience, admiring
Floyd | the theatre and dropping things.  The stage is to the south, and the
Floyd | atrium is to the north.  To the west is the lighting booth.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stage
Floyd | You're on stage!  This would be very exciting if a performance were
Floyd | going on.  East is the Right Wing, west is the Left Wing.  The
Floyd | auditorium is to the north, past the currently unopenable curtain.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a fly bar here.
Floyd |
Floyd | Left Wing
Floyd | The stage left wing is your home away from home.  It's full of props
Floyd | that will be required onstage if the show ever starts.  South is the
Floyd | left stage corridor, and east is that most glamorous of areas, the
Floyd | stage.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Mandy here.
Floyd |
Floyd | Left Stage Corridor
Floyd | This corridor leads to the stage left wing, due north.  It's
Floyd | tastefully decorated with the cheapest possible white tiling.
Floyd | Backstage is east, and a set of stairs lead up to the fly tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | Backstage
Floyd | The actors and crew gather here when they aren't needed onstage.  West
Floyd | is the left stage corridor; east is the right stage corridor.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a props table and Henry here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "slide card under door"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SLIDE CARD UNDER DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "give card to lily"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE CARD TO LILY
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | It isn't something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear sobbing from behind the dressing room door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
BrianK says (to Floyd), "give card to sobbing"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE CARD TO SOBBING
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "give it to henry."
Doug says (to Floyd), "give card to henry"
Floyd ]  Backstage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE CARD TO HENRY
Floyd |
Floyd | "'To a beautiful young woman.'  Maybe this'll get Lily out of her
Floyd | funk."  With these hopeful words, Henry slides the card under the
Floyd | dressing room door.
Floyd | The sobbing suddenly stops and you hear Lily's voice through the door.
Floyd | "He didn't mean it after all!  Gosh, I look a fright.  I've got to get
Floyd | ready -- the curtain goes up soon!"
Floyd | Henry looks at you with a mixture of surprise and admiration.  "Where
Floyd | did you get that?  No, actually, I don't want to know.  Thanks."  He
Floyd | disappears, no doubt off to do important and meaningful
Floyd | theatre-related things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "jinx"
Doug asks, "ok, back to the stage to unjam the pulley?"
DavidW says, "yes please"
Doug says (to Floyd), "w. n. e. shout"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W. N. E. SHOUT
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Left Stage Corridor
Floyd | This corridor leads to the stage left wing, due north.  It's
Floyd | tastefully decorated with the cheapest possible white tiling.
Floyd | Backstage is east, and a set of stairs lead up to the fly tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | Left Wing
Floyd | The stage left wing is your home away from home.  It's full of props
Floyd | that will be required onstage if the show ever starts.  South is the
Floyd | left stage corridor, and east is that most glamorous of areas, the
Floyd | stage.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Mandy here.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stage
Floyd | You're on stage!  This would be very exciting if a performance were
Floyd | going on.  East is the Right Wing, west is the Left Wing.  The
Floyd | auditorium is to the north, past the currently unopenable curtain.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a fly bar here.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rich hears your shouts and raises the bar for you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "oops"
Doug says (to Floyd), "shout"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOUT
Floyd |
Floyd | Rich hears your shouts and lowers the bar for you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "get on bar"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ON BAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You get onto the fly bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "shout"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower Mechanisms
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOUT
Floyd |
Floyd | Rich raises the bar and you find yourself pulled up into the
Floyd | mechanisms of the fly tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | Fly Tower Mechanisms
Floyd | Standing on the fly bar, you can see the pulleys and counterweights
Floyd | that make Rich's job possible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "get rope"
Floyd ]  Fly Tower Mechanisms
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ROPE
Floyd |
Floyd | You pull the piece of rope out of the pulley, fixing the
Floyd | curtain-raising mechanism!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "shout"
Floyd ]  Stage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOUT
Floyd |
Floyd | Stage (on the fly bar)
Floyd | You're on stage!  This would be very exciting if a performance were
Floyd | going on.  East is the Right Wing, west is the Left Wing.  The
Floyd | auditorium is to the north, past the currently unopenable curtain.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rich lowers the bar, and you, to the stage.
Floyd | "Thanks," he shouts from the fly tower, "that did it.  I'm putting the
Floyd | new rope in now."
Floyd |
Floyd | Through bravery, intelligence, and not a little good luck, you have
Floyd | saved the production almost single-handedly!  The show is a great
Floyd | success, carried from good to great by Lily's splendid singing.
Floyd | Afterwards, Mandy listens to you pour out your story, nods, thanks you
Floyd | quickly, and then begins: "You know, this reminds me of the time I was
Floyd | doing Hamlet in Dublin and the wheels on one of the mobile walls got
Floyd | stuck..."  But, for the first time, she doesn't have an audience.
Floyd | Henry is arriving to thank you for saving the production, and actually
Floyd | cuts her off!  If not a hero, you are at least no longer unknown.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** A glorious career awaits! ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT, or UNDO the
Floyd | last command?
Floyd | >
BrianK exclaims, "Hurray!"
DavidW applauds.
Doug says, "win!"
DavidW says, "good game, all."
Doug says (to BrianK), "nice job on the LOOK THROUGH."
BrianK says, "I didn't think it would work"
Doug asks, "I guess SEARCH would have done that too?"
Doug says, "funny that we did try to search a few things before"
DavidW says, "I assume SEARCH would work."
BrianK says, "ah, look through is a synonym for search"
Doug says, "yeah, I checked out the hints offline and it suggests SEARCH."
Doug says, "so yeah, moral of the story is, when a woman is sad about being called old, use deception to convince her she's young."
Doug says, "also, scrounge up spare change to buy your boss a drink to steal the key you're supposed to have."
DavidW says, "Many IF games have questionable logic to them."
zarf has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge. Doug says, "well, I was questioning the ethics more than the logic"
DavidW says, "mm"
Doug says, "but it wasn't as egregious as Five Minutes To Burn Something."
Doug says, "which also involved needing to SEARCH something, if I recall. Plus making a noose."
Doug says, "er, lasso."
Doug says, "(spoiler!)"
Doug says, "ok, I need some food. Thanks for playing!"




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