Adventure number

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An adventure number is a unique serial number used to identify an adventure. The practice of numbering Eamon adventures began in the early 1980s and was continued by the National Eamon Users Club and the Eamon Adventurer's Guild; the EAG now recognizes 255 sequentially-numbered Eamon adventures, with a smaller set of adventures either unnumbered or numbered in different ways.

The Adventures Portal lists all adventure numbers and titles.

Series

Main series

The main series of Eamon adventure numbers runs from 1 (The Beginners Cave) to 255 (Tenement of the Damned). While the numbers reflect the order in which adventures were formally added to the list, they do not necessarily indicate the order in which the adventures were created; in some cases an adventure with a higher number may have been written prior to some of its predecessors.

A single adventure that spans multiple diskettes normally has a single number. One exception is the The Search for the Key (#80) and The Rescue Mission (#81), which though numbered as separate adventures form two parts of a single story. Tom Zuchowski in the June 1989 issue of the Eamon Adventurer's Guild Newsletter notes that the two likely should have been listed as a single two-disk adventure, but since they had already been listed separately it was "too late to change it." The two are sometimes numbered as #80a and #80b.

Exceptions

Some publicly-available Eamon adventures are either unnumbered or numbered in ways different from the main series.

Eamon Deluxe

Eamon Deluxe groups adventures together into numbered sets. The system's 25 current sets contain nearly all the known and publicly-available Eamon adventures, as well as some created for variants or other related systems. Some sets group together the adventures of a single notable author (e.g., 02, The Donald Brown Adventures); others group adventures by theme or style (e.g., 19, Worst of the Classic Adventures), or into general collections (e.g., 16, Classic Eamon Adventures, Vol. 4). A few sets contain only a single adventure (e.g., 22, A Runcible Cargo).

Each adventure in Eamon Deluxe has a number that consists of the two-digit set plus the two-digit adventure, connected by a hyphen. For instance, The Waiting Room is the fifth adventure in the seventh set (The Frank Black Adventures Deluxe) and is identified as EDX07-05.

Obsolete series

In the early- to mid-1980s some distributors of Eamon adventures had their own systems for numbering disks that differed from that of the NEUC; two of these were the Apple Avocation Alliance (AAA) and A.P.P.L.E. Reproduced below are the latest available versions of their Eamon catalogs using their unique numbering.

Extended content

Apple Avocation Alliance
The AAA's system was in use at least into 1983 and is documented in Robert Plamondon's Creative Computing article.

AAA # Title Modern #
E01 The Beginners Cave 1
E02 The Lair of the Minotaur 2
E03 The Cave of the Mind 3
E04 The Zyphur Riverventure 4
E05 Castle of Doom 5
E06 The Death Star 6
E07 The Devil's Tomb 7
E08 The Abductor's Quarters 8
E09 Assault on the Clone Master 9
E10 The Magic Kingdom 10
E11 The Tomb of Molinar 11
E12 The Quest for Trezore 12
E13 The Lost Island of Apple 29
E14 The Underground City 30
E15 The Caves of Treasure Island 13
E16 Furioso 14
E17 The Caves of Mondamen 16
E18 The Temple of Ngurct 23
E19 The Senator's Chambers 22
E20 The Black Death 20
EDD Dungeon Designer's Diskette
EU Eamon Utilities

A.P.P.L.E.
A.P.P.L.E.'s series, as shown in their product catalog, includes 42 adventures and two utilities and was in use through at least 1986.

APPLE # Title Modern #
0 Eamon Dungeon Designer
1 The Beginners Cave 1
2 The Lair of the Minotaur 2
3 The Cave of the Mind 3
4 The Zyphur Riverventure 4
5 Castle of Doom 5
6 The Death Star 6
7 The Devil's Tomb 7
8 The Abductor's Quarters 8
9 Assault on the Clone Master 9
10 The Magic Kingdom 10
11 The Tomb of Molinar 11
12 The Quest for Trezore 12
13 The Lost Island of Apple 29
14 The Underground City 30
15 The Caves of Treasure Island 13
16 Furioso 14
17 Merlin's Castle 17
18 Hogarth Castle 18
19 Death Trap 19
20 The Black Death 20
21 Improved Dungeon Designer
22 The Senator's Chambers 22
23 The Temple of Ngurct 23
24 Black Mountain 24
25 Nuclear Nightmare 25
26 Assault on the Mole Man 26
27 Revenge of the Mole Man 27
28 The Gauntlet 31
29 The Caves of Mondamen 16
30 Heroes Castle 15
31 The Tower of London 28
32 The Feast of Carroll 53
33 The Master's Dungeon 55
34 Crystal Mountain 54
35 The Lost Adventure 56
36 The Manxome Foe 57
37 Behind the Sealed Door 50
38 The Land of Death 58
39 The Jungles of Vietnam 59
40 The Black Castle of NaGog 69
41 The Sewers of Chicago 60
42 The Caverns of Doom 62
43 Valkenburg Castle 63
44 Modern Problems 64

In this wiki

This wiki identifies adventures using the same sequential numbers as assigned by the EAG. In the comparatively few cases where publicly-available Eamon adventures are not numbered as part of the main series by the EAG (Redemption, The Ice Cave, Leadlight, etc.), this wiki extends the sequence and assigns them main series numbers. The wiki follows this practice in order to more easily present all Eamon adventures together as a single set, and as an aid to navigation.

Please note that this extension to the official numbering sequence is strictly an internal convention within this wiki, and is not authorized by any outside parties. EAG-assigned identifiers should be recognized as the official numbers.

This wiki provides a template for easily converting any adventure number into its corresponding title — see Template:Title for details.

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