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Pendragon Competition!

The wonderful 'Adventures' column in Electron User ran from 1986 to 1990, taking over from 'Merlin's Cave'.

Pendragon, aka Nic Outterside, has kindly donated this fantastic artwork from 1986 and we are very pleased to be able to give it away to four lucky winners! Additionally, Nic has also donated four of his original Adventure Mapping Grids, readers of the magazine will remember these as a familiar feature of the article.

Pendragon has signed and dated the artwork, drawn by Ben Hughes in September '86 and also the mapping grids designed by Geoff Livesey in '87.


the winners announced!

So the correct answer to the question (see below) was 'XYZY'

ENTER the building, GET KEYS and GET LAMP then head S, S, S, UNLOCK GRATE, go D, then LIGHT ON, head W, W and you will see the letters on the wall 'XYZY'

Pendragon prize 1
Original EU artwork for the Pendragon column signed by Pendragon himself!
Pendragon prize 2

Pendragon prize 3
Adventure Mapping Grid (also signed by Pendragon)
Pendragon prize 4

On Saturday 31st October, 2015, eight lucky winners were drawn who answered the simple question below. The first four names drawn each received one of the four signed copies of the original artwork; the next four drawn each received a signed copy of the Adventure Mapping Grid.

Pendragon prize 1
In the brilliant Electron game 'Classic Adventure' (based on the Crowther and Woods original Adventure from 1978), travelling S, S, S, D, W, W from the start position brings you to a room filled with rubbish from the surface. On the wall is a note with a magic word upon it, what is that magic word?

Similar versions of Adventure, including Colossal Cave Adventure, have a subtly different version of the magic word; make sure you give the word from Classic Adventure on the Acorn Electron ;-)