A Rock and a Hard Place is a TADS 2 interactive fiction game and is © 1999 by J. Robinson Wheeler. It was a particpant in the Speed-IF 5.5 event.
You play as someone who can barely see or move. There's a hard stone slab in front of you and a granite boulder pins your legs behind you. You're literally stuck between a rock and a hard place.
This solution is by David Welbourn.
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> x me. i. x slab. x boulder. push slab. push boulder. listen. xyzzy.
> kick slab. kick boulder. x rock. take rock.
> hit slab with rock. g. take rock. hit slab with rock.
> x opening. enter opening. u.
> x grating. open grating. enter grating.
*** You have won ***
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.