Key & Compass presents:
How Many Roads Must A Man Walk Down?
by Tom Waddington

How Many Roads Must A Man Walk Down? is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2001 by Tom Waddington. It was a participant in the Douglas N. Adams Tribute Speed-IF event.

In this tribute game to Douglas Adams, you play as someone at an asylum. There's a sandy sea-shore to the south, and a curious inside-out house to the north. It's a beautiful day.

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 42 of the game.


Outside Asylum


> about. x me. x sand. x sea. x fish. take fish.

> x bowl. take bowl. x bowl. x design. wear bowl.

> x house. x door. open door. n.


> x brickwork. x man. x card. give bowl to man.

> take card. read card.

> s.


> z. (or any other action where you stay here; +42)

*** You feel loss ***





In that game you scored your-score out of a possible 42, in some turns, earning you the rank of Fan

Thank You to my Patreon supporters

This walkthrough is provided free of charge since I wrote this walkthrough prior to January 2015 when I began my Patreon account, and also because the work it's based on has less than fifteen locations (so I wouldn't have charged for it anyway). I've since reformatted this walkthrough to use my currently preferred style. I hope you enjoy it!

I'm still creating new walkthroughs! Larger ones too! Please visit my Patreon account if you're interested in helping me create more interactive fiction walkthroughs. I appreciate all the help I can get! Thanks again.