LegBreaker 3k! is a TADS 2 interactive fiction game and is © 2000 by James Mitchelhill. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 9 event.
In this small surreal game, you really want to read that note at the top of the stairs. Will someone's leg get broken? Very likely.
This solution is by David Welbourn.
> i. x zippo. x cake. eat cake. x note. read it. take it. u.
> x stair. search it. x screwdriver. screw stair.
> look. take note. u. drop cake. jump on cake.
> i. x star. read note.
*** YOU HAVE BROKEN A LEG FINDING THE SOLUTION ***
Interestingly, you can get to the end of the game in just three turns:
> drop cake. jump on cake. read note.
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.