Key & Compass presents:
PAX East 2010 Speed-IF
by Jesse McGrew and Kate Matthews

PAX East 2010 Speed-IF is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with ZIL and is © 2010 by Jesse McGrew and Kate Matthews. It was a participant in the PAX East 2010 Speed-IF event. (Yes, the game has the same name as the event it was in. Yes, it's confusing.)

You play as a magic user who wants to visit the 1846 Better Living Through Wizardry convention in Boston. First you have to get there, then you need to find the transubstantiation panel, and maybe pick up a couple spells along the way.

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


Queue Queue Queue Queue Queue Magic inEducationPanel Hall Transub-stantiationPanel Hall ConventionCenterLobby Roof of theBoston ConventionCenter WestPlatform BroomStationLobby EastPlatform (scroll) spuddo mango malyon bowl put ticketin slot


Broom Station Lobby

> x me. i. x ticket. e.

East Platform

Caution: The game will end if you put the ticket in this broom.

> x broom. w. w.

West Platform

> x broom. put ticket in slot.

Roof of the Boston Convention Center

Oddly, scrolls aren't takeable in this game.

> x bowl. take it.

> x scroll. read it. (You learn MALYON.)

> x door. x gap. malyon fettucini.

The pasta snakes unlock the door and you descend to...

Convention Center Lobby

> x fuzz. take it. x crud. take it. x lamp. get lamp.

> n.

Queue (five locations)

In normal play, you'd use the fuzz, crud, and bowl to help you map out this maze. But since you're reading a walkthrough, let's assume you've already mapped it and just go through this.

> w. x scroll. read scroll. (You learn SPUDDO.)

> n. e. n.

Transubstantiation Panel Hall

A man hands you a mango.

> x mango. x chalkboard. spuddo mango.

You follow the wizard speaker to...

Magic in Education Panel Hall

> x lobsters. malyon lobsters.

***** The game is over *****





The game is over is the ending message regardless of ending.


Honorable mention:


The following spells are in this game:

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