Key & Compass presents:
A scurvy gift for Bosn Chuck
by J. Robinson Wheeler

A scurvy gift for Bosn Chuck is a TADS 2 interactive fiction game and is © 2000 by J. Robinson Wheeler. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 12 event.

Arr arr and ahoy there, skipper! It be the occasion to honor the chief bos'n Chuck Schemendiman with a retirement party! So ye've decided to get him a present. But what to get for a man who has one wooden leg, the gout, a glass eye, and scurvy?

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


u up d d in Crowsnest Poopdeck Under-water Powderroom Big olocean floorwreck Inside theol wreck d dive u u out

Poop deck

> about. arr. xyzzy.

> x ship. x monkey. x Skunky. x Skinny. x Swanky. u.

Crows nest

> x bottle. take it. x Chuck. x ocean. d. d.

Powder room

> x tnt. take it. put it in bottle. close bottle.

> u. n. dive. d.

Big old ocean floor wreck

> x ship. in.

Inside the ol wreck

> x watch. x sponge.

> give bottle to sponge. hold ears. z.

> take watch. out. u. u. u.

Crows nest

> give watch to Chuck. (+100)

** Ye have won! **

Then there's a storm and an iceberg and the ship sinks and everyone dies.

*** You have died ***







In a total of 0 turns, you have achieved a score of your-score points out of a possible 100.

(Oddly, this game doesn't count your turns.)

Thank You to my Patreon supporters

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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