Bored Ladders is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2011 by "Taleslinger". It was an entry in the PAX East 2011 Speed-IF event.
You are a respected member of your people. They have given you and Kevin a mission. Find the Tomb of the Unknown Tool and find the artifact that will defeat the evil Braintree, the oldest enemy of your people.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.
Edge of Forest
It's not obvious to me exactly what triggers Jim finding the path. Do whatever you want for however many turns it takes.
> i. (You have nothing.)
> x Jim.
> ask jim about tomb. ask jim about braintree. ask jim about kevin.
You follow Jim down the path where he explodes.
Tomb of the Unknown Tool, also known as Grave of the nameless Idiot
The reference to "Monathan Mlask" is a swipe at the author's IF rival, Jonathan Blask.
> x corpse. x door. x chicken.
> se. (The door is locked.)
> smell door.
> u. w. (+1)
The chicken, which followed you, implodes in the trap.
> look. take key. x key.
> e. d.
> unlock door with key. se.
CAUTION: The typewriter is typing a countdown to self-detonation! And you can't run away from the countdown once it begins!
> x typewriter. take typewriter.
> climb ladders. (+1)
> drop typewriter. (+1)
*** You won! ***
You have so far scored this-much out of a possible 3, in several turns.
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