Key & Compass presents:
by Erica Sadun

Pirating is an AdvSys text adventure game and is © 1993 by Erica Sadun. This game was bundled with the author's much larger game, The Sound of One Hand Clapping.

In this short intro to a game that was never released, you play as an over-age, out-of-condition pirate. A new adventure awaits you, but before you can leave your room in the Pirate Guildhouse, you must be properly attired!

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Version 1 of the game.


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> news. jargon. version.

> x me. i. out. (You're not properly dressed.)

> x bed. x leg. take it. wear it.

> x cup. x dentures. take dentures. wear dentures.

> open nightstand. take patch. x it. wear it. (not on your eyesocket!)

> x wardrobe. open it.

> x wig. take it. wear it.

> x hook. take it. wear it.

> x window. open window. (Parrot enters.)

> x parrot.

> w.


> x sword. take it.

> x cabinet. open it. x eye. take it. wear it.

> wear eyepatch.

> e. out.


To reach here, you must be wearing the pegleg, hook, wig, glass eye, and eyepatch, and also be carrying the sword and the parrot.

> e.


Don't forget to try out the jargon before you quit:

> yo ho. yar har.

> bathos. yes. yes.

> pathos. yes. yes.

Your adventure, such as it was, ends here.

> quit.





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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!

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