Key & Compass presents:
Tall Tales in the Big Easy
by Anonymous

Tall Tales in the Big Easy is a TADS 2 interactive fiction game and is © 2001 by Anonymous. It was a participant in the Speed-IF 2001 event.

In this small game, you're staying at the Marriott Hotel in New Orleans for the Bread Artists' Convention. Unfortunately, you can't sleep and you're suffering from Sculptor's Block. But there must be something you can do in New Orleans at 4 AM.

This solution is by David Welbourn.


enter black carriage enter gray carriage (elevator) (die) (win) CanalStreet MarriottHotelLobby Frenchquarter Marie Laveau'sHouse ofVoodooCroissants

Marriott Hotel Lobby

> about. i. x bill. x key. n. e.

French quarter

Caution: if you enter the black carriage, you'll die.

> x horse. x carriage. e.

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo Croissants

Marie suggests touching an alligator skull, then she disappears.

> x voodoo croissant. eat it. w. w. w.

Canal Street

> x alligator skull. take it. e. e.

French quarter

> touch skull. x yak. x gray carriage. enter gray carriage.

*** You have won ***







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

Alas, you cannot earn any points in this game. Your score will always be 0.

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!

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.