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Story File
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A Matter of Importance

by Valentine Kopteltsev profile


About the Story

All those scoundrels on The Board Of The Thieves' Guild... How could they? Sure, the last weeks weren't your most successful ones (in fact, you'd be glad to raze them from your memory if you only could), and a couple of times you barely got away. But in your profession, no one can be immune against runs of bad luck! Is it possible a few not too critical, albeit painful, slips make null and void several years of a glorious thief's career? And do these slips entitle upstarts like the Secretary of the Guild, Alice Touchmeenaught, to wipe the floor with you, as she did it in her speech?

Well, then. They put you on trial, giving you three days to "carry out a convincing project", as they formulated it? Hah! They're certainly in for a big surprise! After all, your high qualification is still with you, and you know it better than anybody else. They're gonna regret the way they've treated you!

Placed 10th in the 2007 IF Comp.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: September 30, 2007
Current Version: 1.1
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
Baf's Guide ID: 3033
IFIDs:  TADS2-5B874860B0A0DB133608E06F6F54192A
TUID: xktfkqzdlk63kelo

Off-Site Reviews


...an uncomplicated story that delivers a bit of IF-specific satire, and it ends with a nice little twist... It ends with a small puzzle, it's told in an entertaining way, and even the time spent stuck wasn't a big frustration.
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Jörgs Wort[be]reich
Rezension zum IF-Comp 2007 (German)
Du spielst einen Dieb, vermutlich im England unserer Zeit, dessen jüngste Pechsträhne die Mißgunst seiner Gilde erweckt hat. Beauftragt, deinen Wert mit einer überzeugenden Entwendungsleistung zu beweisen, ziehst du los, und schon bald kommt dir eine Idee für einen grandiosen Bruch. ...
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Page Update History

  v.5: 22-Feb-2009 16:26 - Gantenkiel (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.4: 22-May-2008 19:04 - Emily Boegheim
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v.3: 22-May-2008 19:02 - Emily Boegheim
Changed IFIDs, version number, description, forgiveness, author, download links, external review links
v.2: 25-Jan-2008 14:51 - onyx
Changed Baf's Guide ID
v.1: 20-Oct-2007 18:00 - Eriorg
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