Tragedy strikes at the XYZZY awards! is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2001 by Adam Biltcliffe. It was a participant in the Speed-IF XYZZY event.
In this very short one-room game, you're someone under the stage at the XYZZY awards. Eileen yells down to you that the Best Game trophy is missing. If you can find it, throw it at the trapdoor!
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.
Backstage at the XYZZYs
> x trapdoor. x bag. x basket.
> open bag. x helmet. x furnace.
> look. take basket. put basket in furnace. push button.
> x trophy. take it. throw it at trapdoor.
*** You have saved the XYZZY awards ***
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.