Key & Compass presents:
Being the Little Guy
by Adam Biltcliffe

Being the Little Guy is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2003 by Adam Biltcliffe. It was a participant in the Speed-IF Jacket 2 event.

In this short game, you play as a humble farmer boy who lives in an enchanted glade with your friend, Patty the Unicorn. Unfortunately, Patty tells you that the evil and cruel Ogre Lord has another quest for you.

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.


Ogre'sCastle EnchantedGlade ThroneRoom Clearing By theWaterfall Insidea Tube TransporterRoom Minaretin Space


Enchanted Glade

> x me. (+5)

> sw.


> footnote 1. x hole. piss. (+11)

> ne.

Enchanted Glade

> s. (+8; you don't go south)

> footnote 2. n.

Ogre's Castle

The Ogre sets your task to exterminate the evil people beyond the waterfall. You immediately leave and arrive at...

By the Waterfall

> footnote 3. x sign. (+3)

> footnote 4. s.

Transporter Room

> footnote 5.

> e. n.

Inside a Tube

> footnote 6. n.

Throne Room

Caution: If you eat the pill too soon, you'll die of old age before you reach your destination.

> footnote 7. x princess. (+6)

> footnote 8. footnote 9. ("Plundered Hearts" spoiler!)

> x guard. x gun. take it.

> x pill. take it. drop it. (+7) take it.

> kill princess (or guard).

*** You have missed the point entirely ***

> undo

> s. s. w. n. n.

Enchanted Glade

> drop gun. eat pill. n. footnote 10.

> take gun. n.

*** A winner is you! ***






You have so far scored your-score out of a possible 40, in some turns.

The score is made up as follows:

I note that you can win the game without earning any points at all.

Thank You to my Patreon supporters

This walkthrough is provided free of charge since I wrote this walkthrough prior to January 2015 when I began my Patreon account, and also because the work it's based on has less than fifteen locations (so I wouldn't have charged for it anyway). I've since reformatted this walkthrough to use my currently preferred style. I hope you enjoy it!

I'm still creating new walkthroughs! Larger ones too! Please visit my Patreon account if you're interested in helping me create more interactive fiction walkthroughs. I appreciate all the help I can get! Thanks again.