The Quest for the Holy Grail

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Not to be confused with Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
The Quest for the Holy Grail
Eamon adventure #37
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EAG number 37
EDX set 12
Author Evan Hodson

The Quest for the Holy Grail is an Eamon adventure written by Evan Hodson.

The Misadventure of the Holy Grail

The Quest for the Holy Grail was translated in 1987 by Michael Detlefsen for use with his Atari ST port of Eamon. By 1988, Detlefsen had abandoned Eamon, along with his own Eamon adventure The Star Portal, for the Adventure Game Toolkit (AGT) authoring system, releasing a reworked Star Portal for AGT that year.

Along with Star Portal, Detlefsen also made use of his work converting The Quest for the Holy Grail when embracing AGT as a platform. In 1989, he released a heavily rewritten conversion of Quest under the title of "The Misadventure of the Holy Grail" for the AGT platform.

The mechanics of AGT differ greatly from Eamon in that there is more built-in support for puzzles and less support for combat routines in the former system. In reworking Quest, much of the adventure was thus reconstructed from the ground up. Detlefsen estimated that although 80% of the room descriptions written by Hodson were retained, 90% of the remaining content was original to Detlefsen, including all of the puzzles. Detlefsen explicitly attributed coauthorship of Misadventure to Hodson.

A review of Misadventure purporting to have been written by Morris Bobobablinkin in the October 1989 issue of the publication AGT Times called Detlefsen's update a "must play." The praise in the review at Trotting Krips, at which the AGT Times excerpt appears, is somewhat tamer, awarding the update a score of 6/10.

External links

  • Zip file of Detlefsen's AGT update from archive.org.
  • Review of Detlefsen's AGT update at Trotting Kripps.