Key & Compass presents:
Art D's First Batch Adventure
by Arthur DiBianca

Art D's First Batch Adventure is a MS-DOS interactive fiction game written with Batch and is © 1997 by Arthur DiBianca. This is the first in a series of games.

In this simple limited-command-set adventure game, you play as somone walking along a sunny path. You soon find a knife, a wrapped box, and the entrance to the Cave of Thrills. It looks like the local breadstick-loving king wants to help you have an adventure!

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Version 1.1 of the game. Patreon note: This walkthrough and the other two walkthroughs for the games in this series were published in a 3-for-1 deal, as if they were three parts of one game.

SPOILERS AHEAD. Reading a walkthrough prematurely can sometimes diminish one's enjoyment of an interactive fiction game. Please make an honest effort to play the game before reading this walkthrough.


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Sunny path

> help

> inv (carrying nothing)

> n

End of path

> examine sign ("This Way to the Cave of Thrills")

> examine knife

> take knife

> w

East edge of paved road

> examine box (King says BREADSTICK!)

> take box

> w (can't: too slick)

> say breadstick (nothing happens)

> use box (Your fingernails can't tear the wrapping paper.)

> use knife (You acquire a lit lamp!)

> e. d

Damp cave ("SCSCSCFY")

> say scscscfy ("Same to you.")

> say breadstick (You teleport to...)

Damp cave ("BREADSTICK")

> look

> u. s. e

King's private gymasium

> examine shoes. take shoes

> w. n. d. say scscscfy. u. w

East Edge of Paved Road

> use shoes. look.

Quaint little shop

> examine sign ("CRACKTHE")

> use bell ("Go away!")

> use shoes. e. d

Damp cave ("SCSCSCFY")

> say crackthe

Damp cave ("CRACKTHE")

> look. u. u

Sunny clearing

There's a statue of a crowned man. The inscription tells you of a word to remember for the next game in the series: PHLEGMATIC.

Continue to my walkthrough for Art D's Next Batch Adventure.



This is a solo adventure, but there's two characters worth mentioning:


This is the response to help:

This batch adventure takes one- and two-word commands.
The following verbs are understood: go, take, drop, look, examine, inv (inventory), read, say, use, and quit.
The abbreviations n,w,e,s,u,d,i, and l are also understood.

My thanks to Robert Irving, who gave me the idea for DOS batch adventures.



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