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Who's Afraid of the Balrog?

Amstrad Action, Future Publishing 1993

Language:
English
Authors:
Lorna Paterson info, Margaret Crewdson info
Systems:
GAC info
Platforms:
Amstrad CPC info
Genres:
Fantasy, misc.
Entered by:
Eriorg, Garry
Added:
22-04-2011
Edited:
23-03-2016

Synopsis

Plot

You are Rod Lawton, editor of the local newspaper. Princess Cathy has been kidnapped by the Balrog and you have been chosen to rescue her from his secret lair.

Notes

The full version of Graphic Adventure Creator was published on the cover tape with Amstrad Action, issue 76, January 1991 with instructions on pp. 8-9. The publishers also announced a competition whereby readers should write an adventure using the GAC based on the following storyline:

"You are intrepid staff writer Adam Peters, saviour of the innocents and all round Mr. Nice Guy, who has been magically transported to the Balrog's lair - quite what will happen next is unknown but you must rescue a damsel in distress, Princess Maryanne, who the Balg has captured..."

The competition closed on 1 November 1992. This gave contestants nearly two years to learn how to use the GAC and read the tutorials in the Balrog section of the magazine.

The winner of the competition was 'Who's Afraid of the Balrog' by Marlon. This was published on the cover tape with Amstrad Action, issue 93, June 1993. Background information was given on pp. 3 & 6.

In issue 95, August 1993, p. 29, it was revealed that the authors were actually Lorna Paterson & Margaret Crewdson. Hints were published in issue 95, August 1993, p. 29 and issue 98, November 1993, p. 55.

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