IFReviewed by Tom Zuchowski on 2006-05-13 10:31
MAIN PGM Version: 6.0
Extra Commands: none
Deleted Commands: none
Special Features: for beginner-level characters only
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Reviewer Rating: 5.0
Description: This is an expanded version of the original 'Beginners Cave' adventure on the master disk. This it the adventure that is offered on the Expanded Master by John Nelson & John Heng. Besides the contents of the original Beginners Cave, it has 11 more rooms, 11 more artifacts, and 10 more monsters. It uses the version 6.0 MAIN PGM which accepts some abbreviations and has a larger command set than the version 4 original.
Comment: I thought long and hard before assigning this adventure its own number, but one-third of the database is new and it has a completely new MAIN PGM, and in the end it seemed that it would be easier to track bugs and revisions if it was listed separately.
If you have seen the original, you haven't missed much if you haven't seen this one. It is after all an adventure for beginners and is very simple. The rating reflects this; if it was judged as a normal adventure it would not rate quite as well. I give it a (3) for difficulty. Used with Matthew Clark's kind permition.
Original review available at Eamon Adventurer's Guild Online website.