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New Adventure: The Well of the Great Ones

Dec. 30, 2019

"Evenhold is in great danger!" you are told one day over drinks in the Main Hall. Rumors tell of zombies marauding through the countryside, and of strange magics deep in the Arcosian Swamp. Beware, adventurer, for the Great Old Ones may rise from their eternal slumber!

This is the latest adventure ported to Eamon Remastered, The Well of the Great Ones by Mike Ellis. This is a frightening journey into a world threatened by Lovecraftian monsters, and an eldritch cult intent on summoning the most horrific beasts from outer worlds.

The Well is a somewhat forgotten treasure among Eamon adventures. It was only partially completed by its original author back in the 1990s. Eamon Adventurers' Guid president Tom Zuchowski accepted the challenge to finish it himself for the Apple II. He mostly succeeded, but for a few missing pieces that prevented the quest from being totally completed. The Eamon Remastered version fixes the incomplete threads and ties up a few loose ends in the storyline, while attempting to preserve the horror of the original writing. Give it a try, if you dare.

New Adventure: The Manxome Foe

Nov. 30, 2019

The latest adventure ported to Eamon Remastered is The Manxome Foe by Ray Olszewski. This is a fun, whimsical adventure based on the novel Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. It is a land full of fanciful creatures, some friendly and some not so friendly.

When you reach the woods, you'll find that you don't necessarily make it to every room in the adventure each time you play. Consider that you are but a pawn on a great chessboard and it will make sense. (Notice that the woods is eight rooms wide, even.)

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
   The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
   And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
   The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
   He went galumphing back.

New Adventure: Dracula's Chateau

Oct. 13, 2019

This month's new adventure is a Halloween special! It's Dracula's Chateau by Paul Braun, who was also one of the authors of the classic adventure, Caves of Treasure Island. This adventure has quite a few special features, including a monster that can disappear into walls. Remember everything you learned in books and movies about how to fight various horror monsters. Hint: The flintlock pistol only has one bullet. Pay attention to what kind of bullet it is and wait for the right monster to use it on.