The Last Laugh is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2000 by David A. Cornelson. This game was a participant in the DragonComp event. It also appears to be an alternate ending and sequel to Dragon! by Adam Thornton.
You play as a notoriously handsome hero who's very good at killing dragons, especially the ones from New Jersey. You were just swallowed by a balding, pot-bellied dragon, but luckily, your trusty cigar case is in your back pocket. Who will have the last laugh: the dragon or you?
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1.000414 of the game.
> x me. take case. x case. open case.
> take all from case. x torch. x cigar.
> put case in pocket. x cigar.
> light torch.
Inside Dragon (esophagus)
Inside Dragon (between esophagus and pharynx)
> i. x toothpick. take it. pick molar.
The dragon calls you 'Thob'; this is probably a mangled version of the author's then-nickname Jarb.
> x desk. (There's a tape measure, but you can't do anything with it. Yet.)
> x dragon. xyzzy.
After three turns in the office, a girl runs in and you notice the tape measure for real.
> take measure. x it.
> measure dragon.
It seems the dragon's length is patented; a Microsoft dragon takes your nemesis away.
*** You have won ***
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