[Shogoth] "All copies of the game were destroyed in a house fire"

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[Shogoth] "All copies of the game were destroyed in a house fire"

#1 Post by ahope1 » Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:56 pm

Trying to identify a game...

I believe there's a game that has an entry at CASA with a Notes section that says something like "All known copies were destroyed when the author's house burnt down" or something like that. But I can't remember the title of the game!

Does anyone know which game I'm talking about?

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Re: "All copies of the game were destroyed in a house fire"

#2 Post by catventure » Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:13 pm

ahope1 wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:56 pm
Trying to identify a game...

I believe there's a game that has an entry at CASA with a Notes section that says something like "All known copies were destroyed when the author's house burnt down" or something like that. But I can't remember the title of the game!

Does anyone know which game I'm talking about?

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Is this it??
https://www.solutionarchive.com/phpBB3/ ... fire#p4348

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Re: "All copies of the game were destroyed in a house fire"

#3 Post by Strident » Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:44 pm

Good find... I knew it sounded familiar...

https://www.solutionarchive.com/game/id ... ogoth.html

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Re: "All copies of the game were destroyed in a house fire"

#4 Post by ahope1 » Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:03 pm

catventure wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:13 pm
Is this it??
https://www.solutionarchive.com/phpBB3/ ... fire#p4348
Yes, well found, cat!

It was just that the rather unlikely and very unfortunate events (mainly the fire) have stuck in my mind ever since I first read the Synopsis -- which I only did by chance because the game had come up as the Random Game on the homepage, I think. I obviously wasn't expecting to read such a brief but sorry tale! It's good -- in a weird sort of way -- to be able to read it again. Thank you, both.

Oh, and remember to keep regular off-site backups of your data, kids -- or the Curse of Shogoth might get you!

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