Key & Compass presents:
A Rock and a Hard Place
by J. Robinson Wheeler

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.


enter grating u enter opening Dead End WideningPassage You Don'tKnow (win!) d d

You Don't Know

> 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.

Dead End

> x grating. open grating. enter grating.

*** You have won ***



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