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tales_ts.hex
This is the main game file. Also download the TALES_TS resource file if you want to include chapter title images when playing.
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read_1st.txt
Additional information
TALES_TS
Resource file
tales_ts.ini
Configuration file for use by the Gargoyle interpreter
tts_walk.pdf
solution
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Source Code
Hugo source code for Tales of the Traveling Swordsman 1.​3.
(Compressed with ZIP. Free Unzip tools are available for most systems at www.info-zip.org.)

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Tales of the Traveling Swordsman

by Mike Snyder profile

Fantasy
2006

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About the Story

You are the traveling swordsman; the strong and silent stranger; the wandering vanquisher of villainy. Damsels swoon for you. Good men respect and envy you. Scoundrels learn to fear you. Even so, you are but a rumor throughout the land.

The original version of TTS was an entry in the 2006 IFComp, where it placed 4th.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2006
Current Version: 1.3
License: Freeware
Development System: Hugo
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
Baf's Guide ID: 2944
IFID: HUGO-25-54-06-09-29-06
TUID: fsujzka1ua0h5att

Off-Site Reviews

SPAG
You see, Tales very much wants to tell you a story -- one particular story. It is very linear, and implemented just deeply enough to get you through that story. And it is a fantasy game, not my favorite genre of IF or literature. The fact that someone like me, who is generally interested by more simulation-oriented, open-ended IF set anywhere BUT a world of magic and fantasy, finds the game so appealing is a testimony I think to just how well it operates within its chosen restrictions.
-- Jimmy Maher
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Jay Is Games
What really captured me was the game's simplicity and palpable setting. You can almost feel the grass-scented wind in your hair.
-- JohnB
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