Key & Compass presents:
The Last Laugh
by David A. Cornelson

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.


u d You havedied Inside Dragon(betweenesophagusand pharynx) Inside Dragon(esophagus) Inside Dragon(stomach) pick molar d YourOffice

Inside Dragon

> 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)

> u.

Inside Dragon (between esophagus and pharynx)

> i. x toothpick. take it. pick molar.

Your Office

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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