The People's Glorious Revolutionary Text Adventure Game by Taylor Vaughan.

The word "Adventure" in the title is usually a bad sign, and so is the word "Game". But maybe they are OK in humorous titles.

I think "if only..." is overused by introductions.

Today is the day you've been waiting for! Today is the day when the Revolution arrives to sweep over this entire town, converting it to a worker's paradise! Your heart beats with trepidation and excitement and you can almost taste victory!
But victory's not here yet. You still have a lot of work to do. After all, it's like Marx said: It's one thing to interpret the world but the point is to change it. And today, change will come!
Now if only you could find your Revolutionary To-Do List...

The People's Glorious Revolutionary Text Adventure Game
An Interactive Revolution by Taylor Vaughan
Release 1 / Serial number 100930 / Inform 7 build 6E72 (I6/v6.31 lib 6/12N)

Revolutionary Headquarters
In future generations, this building may well be a museum, for this is where the People's Committee for the Revolution made their glorious plans to liberate all who are oppressed! The red light that illuminates the room might cause eye strain and make it hard to work, but it is truly inspiring.
You can exit the headquarters to the west (how appropriate!) and a staircase leads downwards to the lab.

A giant workers' flag hangs on the back wall, filling your heart with Revolutionary Pride.

Underneath the flag sits the committee's desk, upon which all Revolutionary Managerial Work is accomplished.

> i
You are carrying:
your papakha (being worn)
a WWTD Bracelet (being worn)

> x bracelet
A small bracelet with the words "What Would Trotsky Do?" as a reminder to always do the Revolutionary Thing.

> x papakha
Your pride and joy, this furry hat stands atop your head as a proud testament to your commitment to the Revolution!

> d

People's Laboratory
This room is filled with all sorts of machines and inventions for the betterment of the lives of the proletariat.
The only exit is up the stairs back to the rest of the Headquarters.

Comrade Semenov sits at his workbench, hunched over an undoubtedly miraculous device.

You can also see Semenov's workbench (on which are the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II, the Communistic Converter and some sleeping serum) here.

> semenov, hello
"Hello, Comrade Semenov," you say, "What are you up to?"
"Just working on this," Semenov says, pointing to his device, "But I think I need a few things before I can finish it."

> ask semenov about device
"What's that you're working on now, Comrade Semenov?" you ask.
"This is going to be the greatest piece of Revolutionary Technology known to man, Commissar! It's so exciting I can't find ample words to describe it," Semenov jabbers as he pokes at the device with even more excitement.

> ask semenov about list
"Have you seen my Revolutionary To-Do List, Comrade Semenov?" you ask.
"No, Commissar," he says, "But it's got to be somewhere nearby."

Your head itches beneath your papakha.

> remove hat
You swore a solemn vow not to remove the papakha from your head until the Revolution is achieved!
Well, on the other hand, your hair is getting really greasy and itchy. It probably wouldn't hurt to take your hat off for a minute or two.
Tucked into the hollow of your papakha is your to-do list. So that's where it went!

> read list
You look over your to-do list.
steps to glorious Revolution:
( ) win hearts of proletariat
( ) win minds of proletariat
(-) win bodies of proletariat (don't do. that is disgusting.)
( ) get parts for comrade semenov
( ) ruin the good name of a major corporation
( ) cripple capitalist government infrastructure
( ) find supplies to throw a communist party!

----------------------------------------
| Bank of Freedonia |
| #1 In Fixed Rate Loans! |
----------------------------------------

> save
Ok.

> l
People's Laboratory
This room is filled with all sorts of machines and inventions for the betterment of the lives of the proletariat.
The only exit is up the stairs back to the rest of the Headquarters.

Comrade Semenov sits at his workbench, hunched over an undoubtedly miraculous device.

You can also see Semenov's workbench (on which are the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II, the Communistic Converter and some sleeping serum) here.

> x ventriloquator
The Ventriloquator is a long plastic tube that widens at one end into a curved speaker.

> talk into ventriloquator
I didn't understand that sentence.

> ventriloquator, hello
You can't talk to the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II.

> blow into ventriloquator
That's not a verb I recognise.

> get it
Taken.

"The Marxist Ventriloquator mark II is an amazing device," Semenov says. "Simply point it at a person or object and he, she or it will be forced to shout out a glorious Marxist quote!"

> point it at semenov
You point the Ventriloquator at Comrade Semenov.
Comrade Semenov suddenly swells up with Revolutionary Pride and shouts "Religion is the opium of the masses!"
"Comrade Jetski would be more likely to be amused by such antics, Commissar," Semenov frowns.

Guiltily, you quickly put your papakha back on.

> point it at me
You point the Ventriloquator at yourself.
You suddenly swells up with Revolutionary Pride and shouts "Workers of the world, unite!"

> get converter
Taken.

"That's the Communistic Converter, Commissar," Semenov says. "It's a very powerful piece of technology. Put it on someone and it will inject pure Revolutionary Spirit into them, instantly converting them to our side. Be very careful with it though, it can only be used once."

> x it
The Communistic Converter is a rather small cylinder with some nasty looking spikes coming out of one end.

> get serum
Taken.

"That's a super-potent (but safe and nonaddictive!) sleeping serum, Commissar," Semenov says. "I invented it so that a Revolutionary can get the sleep he or she needs in order to function for a full day's worth of Revolutionary Work. It tastes pretty bad by itself, though. You should probably put it into a food or drink if you want to have some."

> x it
The Communistic Converter is a rather small cylinder with some nasty looking spikes coming out of one end.

> x serum
A small glass vial containing a clear liquid. A label on the front is marked "WARNING: May cause extreme drowsiness."

> l
People's Laboratory
This room is filled with all sorts of machines and inventions for the betterment of the lives of the proletariat.
The only exit is up the stairs back to the rest of the Headquarters.

Comrade Semenov sits at his workbench, hunched over an undoubtedly miraculous device.

You can also see Semenov's workbench here.

> u

Revolutionary Headquarters
In future generations, this building may well be a museum, for this is where the People's Committee for the Revolution made their glorious plans to liberate all who are oppressed! The red light that illuminates the room might cause eye strain and make it hard to work, but it is truly inspiring.
You can exit the headquarters to the west and a staircase leads downwards to the lab.

A giant workers' flag hangs on the back wall, filling your heart with Revolutionary Pride.

Underneath the flag sits the committee's desk, upon which all Revolutionary Managerial Work is accomplished.

> x flag
A glorious red flag emblazoned with a yellow hammer and sickle. Just looking at it swells your heart with pride and anticipation.

> get it
Taken.

I look ridiculous? What happened to my Revolutionary Pride?

> wave it
You look ridiculous waving the workers' flag.

> w
Jetski grins a dopey grin at you.

Reagan Street
You are standing on the street outside of the Committee's Headquarters, which are to the east. The central park of Freedonia is to the north.

Comrade Jetski is here, reading a comic book.

> jetski, hello
"Hello, Comrade Jetski," you say, "What are you up to?" you ask.
"Just guarding the headquarters," he explains.

> ask jetski about book
"I need to requisition that comic book, Comrade Jetski," you say.
"But Commissar," Jetski whines, "I'll get bored and fall asleep and then I can't guard the HQ! You can have it, but first I need something else to keep me from getting bored..."

> point ventriloquator at jetski
You point the Ventriloquator at Comrade Jetski.
Comrade Jetski suddenly swells up with Revolutionary Pride and shouts "Capital is dead labor!"
Jetski bursts out laughing.

> give it to jetski
"Oh that's cool, Commissar!" Jetski grins.

> ask jetski about book
"I need to requisition that comic book, Comrade Jetski," you say.
"But Commissar," Jetski whines, "I'll get bored and fall asleep and then I can't guard the HQ! You can have it, but first I need something else to keep me from getting bored..."

> take book
You can't see any such thing.

> x comic book
The comic colorfully details the adventures of Captain Freedom as he fights the Red Menace. What garbage.

> take comic book
That seems to belong to Comrade Jetski.

> i
You are carrying:
a workers' flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)
a WWTD Bracelet (being worn)

He says it's cool, but he didn't actually accept it. That's confusing.

> give ventriloquator to jetski
"Oh that's cool, Commissar!" Jetski grins.

> i
You are carrying:
a workers' flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)
a WWTD Bracelet (being worn)

> give flag to jetski
"Oh that's cool, Commissar!" Jetski grins.

> i
You are carrying:
a workers' flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)
a WWTD Bracelet (being worn)

> n

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

You can see a flagpole (on which is an American flag) here.

A fast food worker walks past and salutes the flag.

> x pole
A large metal poll with a rope on it, designed to hoist up a symbol to remind those who pass by what they stand for.

On the flagpole is an American flag.

A construction worker walks past and salutes the flag.

> pull rope
You can't see any such thing.

> lower flag
That's not a verb I recognise.

> untie rope
That's not a verb I recognise.

Oh, right, as easy as "get". When you start going on about ropes and hoisting and so forth I assume it's a text-adventury object manipulation puzzle.

> get american flag
Taken.

> put workers' flag on pole
You attach the flag to the line and hoist it into the air. A gust of wind catches it and it unfurls to its full length, proudly displaying the hammer and sickle. A few people nearby gaze at it in wonder, then slowly, carefully salute it.

Looks like you've won the people's hearts!

A passing bus driver looks up at the red flag and salutes it, grinning madly.

[Your score has just gone up by one point.]

> save
Ok.

> x list
You look over your to-do list.
steps to glorious Revolution:
(X) win hearts of proletariat
( ) win minds of proletariat
(-) win bodies of proletariat (don't do. that is disgusting.)
( ) get parts for comrade semenov
( ) ruin the good name of a major corporation
( ) cripple capitalist government infrastructure
( ) find supplies to throw a communist party!

----------------------------------------
| Bank of Freedonia |
| #1 In Fixed Rate Loans! |
----------------------------------------

> l
Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

You can see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

> i
You are carrying:
an American flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)
a WWTD Bracelet (being worn)

A passing child looks up at the red flag and salutes it, grinning madly.

> read list
You look over your to-do list.
steps to glorious Revolution:
(X) win hearts of proletariat
( ) win minds of proletariat
(-) win bodies of proletariat (don't do. that is disgusting.)
( ) get parts for comrade semenov
( ) ruin the good name of a major corporation
( ) cripple capitalist government infrastructure
( ) find supplies to throw a communist party!

----------------------------------------
| Bank of Freedonia |
| #1 In Fixed Rate Loans! |
----------------------------------------

> e

McCarthy Boulevard
McCarthy Boulevard stretches through Freedonia. To the north is J. Edgar Hoover High School and directly across the street to the south is Rand's Liquors. The city center is to the west.

> s

Rand's Liquors
Rand's Liquors is the main provider of alcoholic beverages in Freedonia.
You can exit to the north.

Thousands of varieties of bottles of every color imaginable sit upon the shelves.

The clerk leans on the counter, bored.

> clerk, hello
"Hello," you say.
The clerk nods at you, uninterested.

> buy liquor
Which do you mean, the shelves or the liquor store clerk?

> buy bottle
"Put it on the counter," says the clerk.

> x bottles
The many bottles of alcohol smile benevolently at you from the shelves.
A particular bottle of Russian vodka catches your interest.

In the shelves is a bottle of vodka.

> get bodka
You can't see any such thing.

> get vodka
You grab the vodka. The perfect thing for a Communist Party!

> ask clerk about vodka
"I'd like to buy some wodka," you say.
"It's $20," says the clerk.

> n
"Slow down there," says the clerk, pointing at the vodka bottle, "You gotta pay for that."

> i
You are carrying:
a bottle of vodka
an American flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)
a WWTD Bracelet (being worn)

> point ventriloquator at clerk
You point the Ventriloquator at the liquor store clerk.
The liquor store clerk suddenly swells up with Revolutionary Pride and shouts "Last night I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know!"
"That's pretty annoying," the clerk says.

> point ventriloquator at clerk
You point the Ventriloquator at the liquor store clerk.
The liquor store clerk suddenly swells up with Revolutionary Pride and shouts "Capital is dead labor!"
"That's pretty annoying," the clerk says.

> drop vodka
Dropped.

> n

McCarthy Boulevard
McCarthy Boulevard stretches through Freedonia. To the north is J. Edgar Hoover High School and directly across the street to the south is Rand's Liquors. The city center is to the west.

> e
You can't go that way.

> n

J. Edgar Hoover High School
The J. Edgar Hoover High School is the premier capitalist youth brainwashing facility in Freedonia. The main thoroughfare of the school stretches to the north. To the west you see the school offices, and to the east lies a dusty, forgotten corridor. To the south, you can exit back to (relative) sanity.

> w

Front Office
A large desk blocks you from entering the offices of the school administrators, but a door leads back east to the main hallway. A placard on the front of the desk reads "Ms. Daisy," and a small card placed on the desk reads "Out to Lunch."

A computer sitting on the desk hums quietly to the office.

A security guard stands here, looking at you nastily.

On the desk are a placard and a card.

> x placard
A placard that reads "Ms. Daisy."

> x card
A small card that reads "Out to Lunch."

The guard wonders aloud what they're serving in the cafeteria today.

> guard, hello
"I ain't paid to talk to you," says the guard.

> point ventriloquator at guard
You point the Ventriloquator at the Security Guard.
The Security Guard suddenly swells up with Revolutionary Pride and shouts "Religion is the opium of the masses!"
The guard glares at you.

> x list
You look over your to-do list.
steps to glorious Revolution:
(X) win hearts of proletariat
( ) win minds of proletariat
(-) win bodies of proletariat (don't do. that is disgusting.)
( ) get parts for comrade semenov
( ) ruin the good name of a major corporation
( ) cripple capitalist government infrastructure
( ) find supplies to throw a communist party!

----------------------------------------
| Bank of Freedonia |
| #1 In Fixed Rate Loans! |
----------------------------------------

The guard mumbles something about his lunch break.

> e

J. Edgar Hoover High School
The J. Edgar Hoover High School is the premier capitalist youth brainwashing facility in Freedonia. The main thoroughfare of the school stretches to the north. To the west you see the school offices, and to the east lies a dusty, forgotten corridor. To the south, you can exit back to (relative) sanity.

> e

School Hallway
Judging by the layer of dust on the floor of this hallway, it is mostly unused. Which is odd, considering the fact that you can hear a monotone voice droning steadily through the door to the north, marked "Economics." There is also a small closet to the south. To the west lies the main hall.

> s

Supply Closet
This cramped closet is entirely empty except for Comrade Rosalia and a large cardboard box.
You can exit to the north.

Comrade Rosalia is looking through a box filled with copies of The Communist Manifesto .

> rosalia, hello
"Hello, Comrade Rosalia," you say, "What are you up to?"
"Trying to supply copies of the
Communist Manifesto to the students in the classroom outside this closet," Rosalia says.

> get box
"Commissar, you need to leave those here so I can educate the students."

> get manifesto
Those seem to be a part of the cardboard box.

> read manifesto
A pile of Marx's The Communist Manifesto , the greatest book in the world.

> ask rosalia about students
"What's your status with the books?" you ask Rosalia.
"Well, Commissar, right now I'm trying to slip copies of
The Communist Manifesto to those poor students being brainwashed by capitalistic propaganda in the classroom just outside this closet."
"Wonderful!" you exclaim. "How's it going?"
"Well, Commissar," Rosalia frowns thoughtfully, "Turns out I'm one book short. It just wouldn't be right to give all but one of the students copies. That's not equal at all!"

> n

School Hallway
Judging by the layer of dust on the floor of this hallway, it is mostly unused. Which is odd, considering the fact that you can hear a monotone voice droning steadily through the door to the north, marked "Economics." There is also a small closet to the south. To the west lies the main hall.

> n

Economics Classroom
This classroom is one of the most depressing (and grey) places you've ever seen. The dilapidated desks and out-of date facilities look more than ten years older than the students using them. Dust and cobwebs have settled on every available surface, including in some cases its human inhabitants.
The exit is south.

An elderly teacher stands in front of his bored students, droning on about nothing in particular.

You can also see some students here.

> talk to students
I didn't understand that sentence.

> students, hello
Shh, no talking during class.

> s

School Hallway
Judging by the layer of dust on the floor of this hallway, it is mostly unused. Which is odd, considering the fact that you can hear a monotone voice droning steadily through the door to the north, marked "Economics." There is also a small closet to the south. To the west lies the main hall.

> w

J. Edgar Hoover High School
The J. Edgar Hoover High School is the premier capitalist youth brainwashing facility in Freedonia. The main thoroughfare of the school stretches to the north. To the west you see the school offices, and to the east lies a dusty, forgotten corridor. To the south, you can exit back to (relative) sanity.

> n
A security guard steps out of the shadows and places a hand on your shoulder. "You're going to need a visitor's pass, friend," he says, pushing you back towards the door and vanishing just as he appeared.

> w

Front Office
A large desk blocks you from entering the offices of the school administrators, but a door leads back east to the main hallway. A placard on the front of the desk reads "Ms. Daisy," and a small card placed on the desk reads "Out to Lunch."

A computer sitting on the desk hums quietly to the office.

A security guard stands here, looking at you nastily.

On the desk are a placard and a card.

The guard's stomach rumbles.

> x card
A small card that reads "Out to Lunch."

> e

J. Edgar Hoover High School
The J. Edgar Hoover High School is the premier capitalist youth brainwashing facility in Freedonia. The main thoroughfare of the school stretches to the north. To the west you see the school offices, and to the east lies a dusty, forgotten corridor. To the south, you can exit back to (relative) sanity.

> s

McCarthy Boulevard
McCarthy Boulevard stretches through Freedonia. To the north is J. Edgar Hoover High School and directly across the street to the south is Rand's Liquors. The city center is to the west.

> w

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

You can see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

A passing mechanic looks up at the red flag and salutes it, grinning madly.

> n

Nixon Avenue
Just being on this street makes you shiver in disgust. You're standing east of the town hall, the central seat of the local capitalist government. The city center is to the south.

A shady-looking peddler leans against an ice cream cart.

> x cart
An old Tootsie-frootsie Ice Cream cart.

In the ice cream cart are some books.

> x books
Buried underneath copies of The Three Little Pigs and other pornographic, bourgeoisie trash, you see a copy of The Communist Manifesto

> ask peddler about manifesto
"Tell me about The Communist Manifesto ," you say.
"I'm sure you know more about it than I do, kid. It's yours for a dollar."

> get manifesto
That seems to belong to the peddler.

"Fresh cold ice cream!" shouts the peddler.

> w

Town Hall
Freedonia's town hall bustles with the bureaucratic drones necessary to keep capitalism from collapsing under its unsustainable weight.
There are some offices to the north, a bathroom to the south, and you can exit east to get back to the streets.

> s

Bathroom
A simple bathroom, used by the government employees to refresh themselves in various ways.
You can exit to the north.

You can see a toilet and a sink here.

Strange to describe a sink as "currently switched off".

> x sink
A white porcelain sink.

The sink is currently switched off.

> x toilet
You have to hand it to the capitalists. They can clean a mean toilet.

> turn on sink
You switch the sink on.

> x sink
A white porcelain sink.

The sink is currently switched on.

> turn off sink
You switch the sink off.

> i
You are carrying:
an American flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)
a WWTD Bracelet (being worn)

> n

Town Hall
Freedonia's town hall bustles with the bureaucratic drones necessary to keep capitalism from collapsing under its unsustainable weight.
There are some offices to the north, a bathroom to the south, and you can exit east to get back to the streets.

> n

Government Office
This large office is almost entirely filled with filing cabinets, no doubt containing the gathered bureaucratic detritus necessary to run a capitalistic government. The main section of the town hall is south.

A government bureaucrat sits at a desk, contributing to the continuing operation of the capitalist system.

You can also see the bureaucrat's desk (on which are an Inbox (in which are some unstamped papers), an Outbox (in which are some stamped papers) and a stamp) here.

> get stamp
The bureaucrat stops you. "Please fill out form T36-B, 'Requisition of Government Office Supplies' before taking that."

> x inbox
In the Inbox are some unstamped papers.

> x outbox
In the Outbox are some stamped papers.

The bureaucrat gets up, takes a form out of a filing cabinet, and moves it to an identical filing cabinet.

> x stamped papers
A stack of unintelligible forms. Each has a large box in the lower right corner and bears a red ink stamp.

> x unstamped papers
A stack of unintelligible forms. There's a large box in the lower right corner of each, ostensibly to be stamped by a government bureaucrat.

> get stamped papers
The bureaucrat stops you. "Please fill out form RB-5, 'Requisition of Reviewed Government Forms' before taking that."

> move papers
Which do you mean, the unstamped papers or the stamped papers?

> stamped
Nothing obvious happens.

The bureaucrat takes a form out of the inbox, stamps it, and places it in the outbox.

> put unstamped papers in outbox
(first taking the unstamped papers)

The bureaucrat stops you. "Please fill out form H6-M5, 'Requisition of Unreviewed Government Forms' before taking that."

> x bureaucrat
You see nothing special about the bureaucrat.

> bureaucrat, hello
The bureaucrat doesn't even look up. "Please fill out form F2-A, 'Request for Intercourse with Government Employee' and then I'll talk to you."

> open cabiner
You can't see any such thing.

> open cabinet
The thought of exposing yourself to capitalist documents sends shivers up your spine.

The bureaucrat wonders aloud about when lunch is, before glancing at you balefully and getting back to work.

> x cabinet
Rows and rows of grey filing cabinets, all unlabeled.

The bureaucrat takes a form out of the inbox, looks at it, then files it in one of the many identical filing cabinets lining the room.

> s

Town Hall
Freedonia's town hall bustles with the bureaucratic drones necessary to keep capitalism from collapsing under its unsustainable weight.
There are some offices to the north, a bathroom to the south, and you can exit east to get back to the streets.

> e

Nixon Avenue
Just being on this street makes you shiver in disgust. You're standing east of the town hall, the central seat of the local capitalist government. The city center is to the south.

A shady-looking peddler leans against an ice cream cart.

> s

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

You can see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

A passing dope fiend looks up at the red flag and salutes it, grinning madly.

> w

Goldwater Lane
You are standing on Goldwater Lane, one of the main streets of the city. A small pawn shop to the south is dwarfed by the massive corporate edifice that looms to the north. Freedonia Park lies to the east.

> n

Lobby
You stand in the lobby of a massive office building. The workers here embody capitalism to its most extreme -- pointless nonphysical labor purely to increase wealth. To the north is a Bronco Coffee franchise. Its very presence seems to poison the air with its crass commercialism. To the east is an elevator nook and you can exit to the south.

> n

Bronco Coffee
The garish, decadent colors and decorations of this institution fill you with disgust. Being mid-afternoon, the building is mostly empty, but during the morning hours it is filled with the capitalist sheep seeking the dastardly psycho-stimulant that enables them to perform their meaningless drudge work. A door in the north wall leads back to the employee area and you can exit to the south.

Comrade Chambers lazes behind the counter, bored.

> chambers, hello
"Hello, Comrade Chambers," you say, "How are things here?"
"Same as always, Karl," Chambers sighs, bored.

> i
You are carrying:
an American flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)
a WWTD Bracelet (being worn)

A single mother comes in and orders a ridiculously complicated drink. Chambers pulls out a styrofoam cup, sticks it under a nozzle, and hands the customer their drink.

> x serum
A small glass vial containing a clear liquid. A label on the front is marked "WARNING: May cause extreme drowsiness."

> n

Backroom
This is the backroom of Bronco Coffee. Amidst the miscellaneous boxes and packages, A small couch sits in the corner, on which employees are allowed to sit during their pathetically short breaks.
You can exit to the south.

A large vat sits in the corner, slowly percolating the coffee for the entire coffeehouse.

You can also see a greasy rag and some donuts here.

> get rag
Taken.

> get donuts
Taken.

From the front, you hear someone order a drink. The vat gurgles, pumping the coffee through a large pipe to deliver it to the discerning customer.

> s

Bronco Coffee
The garish, decadent colors and decorations of this institution fill you with disgust. Being mid-afternoon, the building is mostly empty, but during the morning hours it is filled with the capitalist sheep seeking the dastardly psycho-stimulant that enables them to perform their meaningless drudge work. A door in the north wall leads back to the employee area and you can exit to the south.

Comrade Chambers lazes behind the counter, bored.

A politician comes in and orders a ridiculously complicated drink. Chambers pulls out a styrofoam cup, sticks it under a nozzle, and hands the customer their drink.

> s

Lobby
You stand in the lobby of a massive office building. The workers here embody capitalism to its most extreme -- pointless nonphysical labor purely to increase wealth. To the north is a Bronco Coffee franchise. Its very presence seems to poison the air with its crass commercialism. To the east is an elevator nook and you can exit to the south.

> e

Elevator Nook
This is a small elevator nook. They've installed a security card system since you were last here.
Considering that the last time you were here you stole a desk from the basement, that isn't very surprising.
Since the elevators are apparently inaccessible, your only exit is to the west.

> w

Lobby
You stand in the lobby of a massive office building. The workers here embody capitalism to its most extreme -- pointless nonphysical labor purely to increase wealth. To the north is a Bronco Coffee franchise. Its very presence seems to poison the air with its crass commercialism. To the east is an elevator nook and you can exit to the south.

> n

Bronco Coffee
The garish, decadent colors and decorations of this institution fill you with disgust. Being mid-afternoon, the building is mostly empty, but during the morning hours it is filled with the capitalist sheep seeking the dastardly psycho-stimulant that enables them to perform their meaningless drudge work. A door in the north wall leads back to the employee area and you can exit to the south.

Comrade Chambers lazes behind the counter, bored.

> n

Backroom
This is the backroom of Bronco Coffee. Amidst the miscellaneous boxes and packages, A small couch sits in the corner, on which employees are allowed to sit during their pathetically short breaks.
You can exit to the south.

A large vat sits in the corner, slowly percolating the coffee for the entire coffeehouse.

> save
Ok.

> pour serum into vat
That's not a verb I recognise.

> put serum in vat
You pour a significant amount of the serum into the vat. It's quickly mixed into the coffee.

From the front, you hear someone order a drink. The vat gurgles, pumping the coffee through a large pipe to deliver it to the discerning customer. A few minutes pass, then the customer starts shouting.
"This coffee is only making me more tired, not awake! I didn't order decaf! You can be sure I'll tell everyone I know not to come here."

Well, looks like you ruined the reputation of a major capitalist chain.

[Your score has just gone up by one point.]

> score
You have so far scored 2 out of a possible 7, in 132 turns, earning you the rank of Socialist.

> x list
You look over your to-do list.
steps to glorious Revolution:
(X) win hearts of proletariat
( ) win minds of proletariat
(-) win bodies of proletariat (don't do. that is disgusting.)
( ) get parts for comrade semenov
(X) ruin the good name of a major corporation
( ) cripple capitalist government infrastructure
( ) find supplies to throw a communist party!

----------------------------------------
| Bank of Freedonia |
| #1 In Fixed Rate Loans! |
----------------------------------------

> s

Bronco Coffee
The garish, decadent colors and decorations of this institution fill you with disgust. Being mid-afternoon, the building is mostly empty, but during the morning hours it is filled with the capitalist sheep seeking the dastardly psycho-stimulant that enables them to perform their meaningless drudge work. A door in the north wall leads back to the employee area and you can exit to the south.

Comrade Chambers lazes behind the counter, bored.

> s

Lobby
You stand in the lobby of a massive office building. The workers here embody capitalism to its most extreme -- pointless nonphysical labor purely to increase wealth. To the north is a Bronco Coffee franchise. Its very presence seems to poison the air with its crass commercialism. To the east is an elevator nook and you can exit to the south.

> s

Goldwater Lane
You are standing on Goldwater Lane, one of the main streets of the city. A small pawn shop to the south is dwarfed by the massive corporate edifice that looms to the north. Freedonia Park lies to the east.

> s

Rockefeller Pawn
This small shop is filled with all sorts of junk and miscellany. It's a disgusting testament to the excesses of capitalism.
You can exit to the north.

The shopkeeper stands behind the counter, glancing around at all his stuff.

> x junk
The shelves of the shop are filled with capitalist waste that didn't have the dignity to go die in a landfill.

> search junk
You look over what is for sale, and find absolutely nothing that's even remotely useful or interesting.

> i
You are carrying:
some donuts
a greasy rag
an American flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)
a WWTD Bracelet (being worn)

> sell bracelet
(to the shopkeeper)
The shopkeeper takes the bracelet and hands you a dollar.

(You can't help but feel a little dirty that you just resorted to capitalism.)

> undo
Rockefeller Pawn
[Previous turn undone.]

> sell flag
(to the shopkeeper)
The shopkeeper doesn't seem interested.

> sell papakha
(to the shopkeeper)
(first taking your papakha off)
You swore a solemn vow not to remove the papakha from your head until the Revolution is achieved!
Well, on the other hand, your hair is getting really greasy and itchy. It probably wouldn't hurt to take your hat off for a minute or two.

The shopkeeper doesn't seem interested.

> x rag
A disgusting rag, covered in grease and grime.

> save
Ok.

> sell bracelet
(to the shopkeeper)
The shopkeeper takes the bracelet and hands you a dollar.

(You can't help but feel a little dirty that you just resorted to capitalism.)

> n

Goldwater Lane
You are standing on Goldwater Lane, one of the main streets of the city. A small pawn shop to the south is dwarfed by the massive corporate edifice that looms to the north. Freedonia Park lies to the east.

> e

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

You can see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

> e

McCarthy Boulevard
McCarthy Boulevard stretches through Freedonia. To the north is J. Edgar Hoover High School and directly across the street to the south is Rand's Liquors. The city center is to the west.

Guiltily, you quickly put your papakha back on.

> n

J. Edgar Hoover High School
The J. Edgar Hoover High School is the premier capitalist youth brainwashing facility in Freedonia. The main thoroughfare of the school stretches to the north. To the west you see the school offices, and to the east lies a dusty, forgotten corridor. To the south, you can exit back to (relative) sanity.

> s

McCarthy Boulevard
McCarthy Boulevard stretches through Freedonia. To the north is J. Edgar Hoover High School and directly across the street to the south is Rand's Liquors. The city center is to the west.

> w

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

You can see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

A passing nurse looks up at the red flag and salutes it, grinning madly.

> n

Nixon Avenue
Just being on this street makes you shiver in disgust. You're standing east of the town hall, the central seat of the local capitalist government. The city center is to the south.

A shady-looking peddler leans against an ice cream cart.

I do like the Marx Brothers references, by the way. And the street names, too.

> buy manifesto
You hand over the dollar to the peddler. He grins and stuffs it in his pocket, then rummages around in his cart until he finds The Communist Manifesto , which he gives to you. He winks at you and trundles off, shouting out "Get your fresh cold ice cream!"

(You can't help but feel a little dirty that you just resorted to capitalism.)

> s

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

You can see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

> e

McCarthy Boulevard
McCarthy Boulevard stretches through Freedonia. To the north is J. Edgar Hoover High School and directly across the street to the south is Rand's Liquors. The city center is to the west.

> n

J. Edgar Hoover High School
The J. Edgar Hoover High School is the premier capitalist youth brainwashing facility in Freedonia. The main thoroughfare of the school stretches to the north. To the west you see the school offices, and to the east lies a dusty, forgotten corridor. To the south, you can exit back to (relative) sanity.

> e

School Hallway
Judging by the layer of dust on the floor of this hallway, it is mostly unused. Which is odd, considering the fact that you can hear a monotone voice droning steadily through the door to the north, marked "Economics." There is also a small closet to the south. To the west lies the main hall.

> s

Supply Closet
This cramped closet is entirely empty except for Comrade Rosalia and a large cardboard box.
You can exit to the north.

Comrade Rosalia is looking through a box filled with copies of The Communist Manifesto .

> give manifesto to rosalia
(the Communist Manifesto to Comrade Rosalia)
Rosalia's eyes light up. "Thanks, Commissar! This is perfect!"
She puts it reverently in the box with the others, then takes the box outside. A few seconds pass by, then she comes back in looking dejected.
"Well, Commissar, I gave them the books. But they're all too apathetic to read them!" She shakes her head. "What a terrible society, churning out students too filled with ennui to even glance at Marx's grand ideas."

> ask rosalia about students
"What's your status with the books?" you ask Rosalia.
"The students still haven't even looked at the Manifesto," Rosalia says, shaking her head, "I don't think they're awake enough to even realize I gave it to them."

> n

School Hallway
Judging by the layer of dust on the floor of this hallway, it is mostly unused. Which is odd, considering the fact that you can hear a monotone voice droning steadily through the door to the north, marked "Economics." There is also a small closet to the south. To the west lies the main hall.

> n

Economics Classroom
This classroom is one of the most depressing (and grey) places you've ever seen. The dilapidated desks and out-of date facilities look more than ten years older than the students using them. Dust and cobwebs have settled on every available surface, including in some cases its human inhabitants.
The exit is south.

An elderly teacher stands in front of his bored students, droning on about nothing in particular.

You can also see some students here.

> point ventriloquator at teacher
You point the Ventriloquator at the teacher.
The teacher suddenly swells up with Revolutionary Pride and shouts "Religion is the opium of the masses!"
The students wake up when they hear the Revolutionary Message. Looking down at their desks they notice the copies of
The Communist Manifesto . They quickly read it, then look at each other with Revolutionary Fervor and run out the door.

Looks like you've won the minds of the people!

[Your score has just gone up by one point.]

> save
Ok.

> read list
You look over your to-do list.
steps to glorious Revolution:
(X) win hearts of proletariat
(X) win minds of proletariat
(-) win bodies of proletariat (don't do. that is disgusting.)
( ) get parts for comrade semenov
(X) ruin the good name of a major corporation
( ) cripple capitalist government infrastructure
( ) find supplies to throw a communist party!

----------------------------------------
| Bank of Freedonia |
| #1 In Fixed Rate Loans! |
----------------------------------------

> s

School Hallway
Judging by the layer of dust on the floor of this hallway, it is mostly unused. Which is odd, considering the fact that you can hear a monotone voice droning steadily through the door to the north, marked "Economics." There is also a small closet to the south. To the west lies the main hall.

> w

J. Edgar Hoover High School
The J. Edgar Hoover High School is the premier capitalist youth brainwashing facility in Freedonia. The main thoroughfare of the school stretches to the north. To the west you see the school offices, and to the east lies a dusty, forgotten corridor. To the south, you can exit back to (relative) sanity.

> w

Front Office
A large desk blocks you from entering the offices of the school administrators, but a door leads back east to the main hallway. A placard on the front of the desk reads "Ms. Daisy," and a small card placed on the desk reads "Out to Lunch."

A computer sitting on the desk hums quietly to the office.

A security guard stands here, looking at you nastily.

On the desk are a placard and a card.

> show donut to guard
"Hungry?" you ask, offering the donuts to the security guard.
He eyes them hungrily, then grabs one of them and gobbles it down. "T'anks," he says, crumbs flying out of his capitalist-piggish mouth.

> x computer
A brand new computer. You notice a small crack running along the computer's side that would probably make it easy to pry open.

> pry open computer
"Keep your hands off that!" snarls the guard.

The guard rubs his stomach, a wistful look on his face.

> x donuts
A box containing dozens of donuts.

> e

J. Edgar Hoover High School
The J. Edgar Hoover High School is the premier capitalist youth brainwashing facility in Freedonia. The main thoroughfare of the school stretches to the north. To the west you see the school offices, and to the east lies a dusty, forgotten corridor. To the south, you can exit back to (relative) sanity.

> n
A security guard steps out of the shadows and places a hand on your shoulder. "You're going to need a visitor's pass, friend," he says, pushing you back towards the door and vanishing just as he appeared.

> w

Front Office
A large desk blocks you from entering the offices of the school administrators, but a door leads back east to the main hallway. A placard on the front of the desk reads "Ms. Daisy," and a small card placed on the desk reads "Out to Lunch."

A computer sitting on the desk hums quietly to the office.

A security guard stands here, looking at you nastily.

On the desk are a placard and a card.

> give donuts to guard
"Hungry?" you ask, offering the donuts to the security guard.
He eyes them hungrily, then grabs one of them and gobbles it down. "T'anks," he says, crumbs flying out of his capitalist-piggish mouth.

> show donuts to guard
"Hungry?" you ask, offering the donuts to the security guard.
He eyes them hungrily, then grabs one of them and gobbles it down. "T'anks," he says, crumbs flying out of his capitalist-piggish mouth.

> ask guard about daisy
"I ain't paid to talk to you," says the guard.

> i
You are carrying:
some donuts
a greasy rag
an American flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)

> put serum on donuts
You drip a few drops of the sleeping serum onto the donuts.

The guard wonders aloud what they're serving in the cafeteria today.

> give donut to guard
"Hungry?" you ask, offering the donuts to the security guard.
He eyes them hungrily, then grabs one of them and gobbles it down. "T'anks," he says, crumbs flying out of his capitalist-piggish mouth.

The guard yawns.

> z
Time passes.

The guard rubs his eyes.

> z
Time passes.

The guard closes his eyes for a few seconds, then opens them reluctantly.

Suddenly, the guard slumps over and starts snoring.

> x computer
A brand new computer. You notice a small crack running along the computer's side that would probably make it easy to pry open.

> pry it open
I only understood you as far as wanting to pry the computer.

> pry open computer
You open the computer, revealing a motherboard.

The guard snores.

> get motherboard
Taken.

> x it
The central piece that runs the computer, or so you understand from Semenov's (confusing) explanations. So much power in so small a device, just as there is so much power inside every Revolutionary's heart!

The guard snores.

> x desk
The desk is perfectly spotless. A computer sits open on the desk, revealing its technological innards.

On the desk are a placard and a card.

> open desk
That's not something you can open.

The guard snores.

> look under it
You find nothing of interest.

> save
Ok.

> e

J. Edgar Hoover High School
The J. Edgar Hoover High School is the premier capitalist youth brainwashing facility in Freedonia. The main thoroughfare of the school stretches to the north. To the west you see the school offices, and to the east lies a dusty, forgotten corridor. To the south, you can exit back to (relative) sanity.

> n
A security guard steps out of the shadows and places a hand on your shoulder. "You're going to need a visitor's pass, friend," he says, pushing you back towards the door and vanishing just as he appeared.

> s

McCarthy Boulevard
McCarthy Boulevard stretches through Freedonia. To the north is J. Edgar Hoover High School and directly across the street to the south is Rand's Liquors. The city center is to the west.

> w

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

You can see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

A passing mechanic looks up at the red flag and salutes it, grinning madly.

> s
" Guten Tag, Commissar Karl!" shouts Jetski as he sees you.

Reagan Street
You are standing on the street outside of the Committee's Headquarters, which are to the east. The central park of Freedonia is to the north.

Comrade Jetski is here, reading a comic book.

> e

Revolutionary Headquarters
In future generations, this building may well be a museum, for this is where the People's Committee for the Revolution made their glorious plans to liberate all who are oppressed! The red light that illuminates the room might cause eye strain and make it hard to work, but it is truly inspiring.
You can exit the headquarters to the west and a staircase leads downwards to the lab.

The committee's desk sits against the back wall.

> d

People's Laboratory
This room is filled with all sorts of machines and inventions for the betterment of the lives of the proletariat.
The only exit is up the stairs back to the rest of the Headquarters.

Comrade Semenov sits at his workbench, hunched over an undoubtedly miraculous device.

You can also see Semenov's workbench here.

> give motherboard to semenov
You offer the motherboard to Semenov. "Is this what you need?"
He grabs it excitedly. "This is exactly it, Commissar! Now I'll be able to finish the device. Oh Commissar, this is wonderful!"

[Your score has just gone up by one point.]

> x list
You look over your to-do list.
steps to glorious Revolution:
(X) win hearts of proletariat
(X) win minds of proletariat
(-) win bodies of proletariat (don't do. that is disgusting.)
(X) get parts for comrade semenov
(X) ruin the good name of a major corporation
( ) cripple capitalist government infrastructure
( ) find supplies to throw a communist party!

----------------------------------------
| Bank of Freedonia |
| #1 In Fixed Rate Loans! |
----------------------------------------

> score
You have so far scored 4 out of a possible 7, in 197 turns, earning you the rank of Revolutionary.

> i
You are carrying:
some donuts
a greasy rag
an American flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)

> save
Ok.

> u

Revolutionary Headquarters
In future generations, this building may well be a museum, for this is where the People's Committee for the Revolution made their glorious plans to liberate all who are oppressed! The red light that illuminates the room might cause eye strain and make it hard to work, but it is truly inspiring.
You can exit the headquarters to the west and a staircase leads downwards to the lab.

The committee's desk sits against the back wall.

> w
Jetski grins a dopey grin at you.

Reagan Street
You are standing on the street outside of the Committee's Headquarters, which are to the east. The central park of Freedonia is to the north.

Comrade Jetski is here, reading a comic book.

> n

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

You can see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

A passing construction worker looks up at the red flag and salutes it, grinning madly.

> n

Nixon Avenue
Just being on this street makes you shiver in disgust. You're standing east of the town hall, the central seat of the local capitalist government. The city center is to the south.

> w

Town Hall
Freedonia's town hall bustles with the bureaucratic drones necessary to keep capitalism from collapsing under its unsustainable weight.
There are some offices to the north, a bathroom to the south, and you can exit east to get back to the streets.

> n

Government Office
This large office is almost entirely filled with filing cabinets, no doubt containing the gathered bureaucratic detritus necessary to run a capitalistic government. The main section of the town hall is south.

A government bureaucrat sits at a desk, contributing to the continuing operation of the capitalist system.

You can also see the bureaucrat's desk (on which are an Inbox (in which are some unstamped papers), an Outbox (in which are some stamped papers) and a stamp) here.

> i
You are carrying:
some donuts
a greasy rag
an American flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)

The bureaucrat takes a form out of the inbox, looks at it, then crumples it up and throws it away.

> point ventriloquator at bureaucrat
You point the Ventriloquator at the bureaucrat.
The bureaucrat suddenly swells up with Revolutionary Pride and shouts "Last night I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know!"
"Please fill out form 9A-T, 'Request to Force a Government Employee to Speak' before you do that again."

The bureaucrat takes a form out of the inbox, looks at it, then files it in one of the many identical filing cabinets lining the room.

> move inbox
It is fixed in place.

The bureaucrat takes a form out of the inbox, looks at it, then crumples it up and throws it away.

> get inbox
That's fixed in place.

> x rag
A disgusting rag, covered in grease and grime.

The bureaucrat gets up, takes a form out of a filing cabinet, and moves it to an identical filing cabinet.

> i
You are carrying:
some donuts
a greasy rag
an American flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)

The bureaucrat wonders aloud about when lunch is, before glancing at you balefully and getting back to work.

> give donuts to bureaucrat
The bureaucrat rejects your offering. "Please fill out form 37-B, 'Request to Bribe a Government Employee' before you try that."

> s

Town Hall
Freedonia's town hall bustles with the bureaucratic drones necessary to keep capitalism from collapsing under its unsustainable weight.
There are some offices to the north, a bathroom to the south, and you can exit east to get back to the streets.

> s

Bathroom
A simple bathroom, used by the government employees to refresh themselves in various ways.
You can exit to the north.

You can see a toilet and a sink here.

> x sink
A white porcelain sink.

The sink is currently switched off.

> turn on sink
You switch the sink on.

> put rag in sink
That can't contain things.

> block sink
That's not a verb I recognise.

> drink
What do you want to drink?

> water
You can't see any such thing.

> l
Bathroom
A simple bathroom, used by the government employees to refresh themselves in various ways.
You can exit to the north.

You can see a toilet and a sink here.

> x toilet
You have to hand it to the capitalists. They can clean a mean toilet.

> open it
That's not something you can open.

> wipe toilet with rag
I only understood you as far as wanting to wipe the toilet.

> wipe toilet
You probably shouldn't get the toilet wet.

> wet rag
That's not a verb I recognise.

> put water on rag
You can't see any such thing.

> x sink
A white porcelain sink.

The sink is currently switched on.

> i
You are carrying:
some donuts
a greasy rag
an American flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)

> n

Town Hall
Freedonia's town hall bustles with the bureaucratic drones necessary to keep capitalism from collapsing under its unsustainable weight.
There are some offices to the north, a bathroom to the south, and you can exit east to get back to the streets.

> n

Government Office
This large office is almost entirely filled with filing cabinets, no doubt containing the gathered bureaucratic detritus necessary to run a capitalistic government. The main section of the town hall is south.

A government bureaucrat sits at a desk, contributing to the continuing operation of the capitalist system.

You can also see the bureaucrat's desk (on which are an Inbox (in which are some unstamped papers), an Outbox (in which are some stamped papers) and a stamp) here.

The bureaucrat gets up, takes a form out of a filing cabinet, and moves it to an identical filing cabinet.

> put rag in inbox
You put the greasy rag into the Inbox.

> z
Time passes.

The bureaucrat takes a form out of the inbox, stamps it, and places it in the outbox.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

The bureaucrat gets up, takes a form out of a filing cabinet, and moves it to an identical filing cabinet.

> burn rag
This dangerous act would achieve little.

The bureaucrat takes a form out of the inbox, stamps it, and places it in the outbox.

> get rag
Taken.

The bureaucrat gets up, takes a form out of a filing cabinet, and moves it to an identical filing cabinet.

> put rag in cabinet
That can't contain things.

The bureaucrat takes a form out of the inbox, looks at it, then files it in one of the many identical filing cabinets lining the room.

> s

Town Hall
Freedonia's town hall bustles with the bureaucratic drones necessary to keep capitalism from collapsing under its unsustainable weight.
There are some offices to the north, a bathroom to the south, and you can exit east to get back to the streets.

> e

Nixon Avenue
Just being on this street makes you shiver in disgust. You're standing east of the town hall, the central seat of the local capitalist government. The city center is to the south.

> s

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

You can see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

A passing journalist looks up at the red flag and salutes it, grinning madly.

> w

Goldwater Lane
You are standing on Goldwater Lane, one of the main streets of the city. A small pawn shop to the south is dwarfed by the massive corporate edifice that looms to the north. Freedonia Park lies to the east.

> s

Rockefeller Pawn
This small shop is filled with all sorts of junk and miscellany. It's a disgusting testament to the excesses of capitalism.
You can exit to the north.

The shopkeeper stands behind the counter, glancing around at all his stuff.

> i
You are carrying:
a greasy rag
some donuts
an American flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)

> sell ventriloquator
(to the shopkeeper)
The shopkeeper doesn't seem interested.

> sell list
(to the shopkeeper)
The shopkeeper doesn't seem interested.

> sell papakha
(to the shopkeeper)
(first taking your papakha off)
You swore a solemn vow not to remove the papakha from your head until the Revolution is achieved!
Well, on the other hand, your hair is getting really greasy and itchy. It probably wouldn't hurt to take your hat off for a minute or two.

The shopkeeper doesn't seem interested.

> sell converter
(to the shopkeeper)
The shopkeeper doesn't seem interested.

> sell serum
(to the shopkeeper)
You'll need to put it in something, first. The shopkeeper isn't going to drink straight sleeping serum.

> sell flag
(to the shopkeeper)
The shopkeeper doesn't seem interested.

> sell donuts
(to the shopkeeper)
The shopkeeper doesn't seem interested.

> sell rag
(to the shopkeeper)
The shopkeeper doesn't seem interested.

Guiltily, you quickly put your papakha back on.

> n

Goldwater Lane
You are standing on Goldwater Lane, one of the main streets of the city. A small pawn shop to the south is dwarfed by the massive corporate edifice that looms to the north. Freedonia Park lies to the east.

> e

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

You can see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

> s
" Guten Tag, Commissar Karl!" shouts Jetski as he sees you.

Reagan Street
You are standing on the street outside of the Committee's Headquarters, which are to the east. The central park of Freedonia is to the north.

Comrade Jetski is here, reading a comic book.

> ask jetski about book
"I need to requisition that comic book, Comrade Jetski," you say.
"But Commissar," Jetski whines, "I'll get bored and fall asleep and then I can't guard the HQ! You can have it, but first I need something else to keep me from getting bored..."

> i
You are carrying:
a greasy rag
some donuts
an American flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)

> give donuts to jetski
"Oh that's cool, Commissar!" Jetski grins.

> give flag to jetski
"Oh that's cool, Commissar!" Jetski grins.

> give serum to jetski
"Oh that's cool, Commissar!" Jetski grins.

> give ventriloquator to jetski
"Oh that's cool, Commissar!" Jetski grins.

> give papakha to jetski
"Oh that's cool, Commissar!" Jetski grins.

> read list
You look over your to-do list.
steps to glorious Revolution:
(X) win hearts of proletariat
(X) win minds of proletariat
(-) win bodies of proletariat (don't do. that is disgusting.)
(X) get parts for comrade semenov
(X) ruin the good name of a major corporation
( ) cripple capitalist government infrastructure
( ) find supplies to throw a communist party!

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| Bank of Freedonia |
| #1 In Fixed Rate Loans! |
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> ask jetski about bureaucrat
Jetski scratches his head and shrugs.

I'm stuck now. Not sure what to do with the bureaucrat or where to get money for vodka.

> x rag
A disgusting rag, covered in grease and grime.

> e

Revolutionary Headquarters
In future generations, this building may well be a museum, for this is where the People's Committee for the Revolution made their glorious plans to liberate all who are oppressed! The red light that illuminates the room might cause eye strain and make it hard to work, but it is truly inspiring.
You can exit the headquarters to the west and a staircase leads downwards to the lab.

The committee's desk sits against the back wall.

> x desk
A fine wooden desk, carved out of solid wood, no doubt by an oppressed worker. Luckily his work was turned to good use when the Committee liberated this desk from the basement of a nearby office building where it was wasting away as an example of capitalist decadence.

The desk has a single large drawer. The drawer is closed.

> open drawer
You open the drawer, revealing some borscht.

> get borscht
Taken.

> x it
An bowl of old, rancid borscht. Who knows how long it was in that drawer?

> d

People's Laboratory
This room is filled with all sorts of machines and inventions for the betterment of the lives of the proletariat.
The only exit is up the stairs back to the rest of the Headquarters.

Comrade Semenov sits at his workbench, hunched over an undoubtedly miraculous device.

You can also see Semenov's workbench here.

> ask semenov about bureaucrat
Semenov shrugs and silently continues working.

> x device
Which do you mean, the miraculous device, the Communistic Converter or the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II?

Why is this telling me it is switched off if it is in pieces?

> x miraculous
The device is currently in many small pieces. That, along with the fact that you have little to no knowledge of electronics, means you have no idea what it is or what it does.

The miraculous device is currently switched off.

> turn it on
You can't turn on the miraculous device while Comrade Semenov is holding it.

> ask semenov about device
"Have you found words to describe the greatness of your new invention?" you ask Semenov.
He shakes his head. "Sadly, Commissar, I am again flustered just thinking about it."

> semenov, turn on device
(the miraculous device)
"I'm busy right now, Commissar," Semenov says.

> x bench
The workbench is cluttered with all manner of half-assembled gizmos, assorted electronic parts, tools and incomprehensible blueprints.

> x gizmos
You can't make head or tail of any of the devices, parts or plans filling the lab, but you have no doubt that they are all an important part of the Revolution!

> look under bench
You find nothing of interest.

> u

Revolutionary Headquarters
In future generations, this building may well be a museum, for this is where the People's Committee for the Revolution made their glorious plans to liberate all who are oppressed! The red light that illuminates the room might cause eye strain and make it hard to work, but it is truly inspiring.
You can exit the headquarters to the west and a staircase leads downwards to the lab.

The committee's desk sits against the back wall, drawer opened.

> look under desk
You find nothing of interest.

> w
Jetski grins a dopey grin at you.

Reagan Street
You are standing on the street outside of the Committee's Headquarters, which are to the east. The central park of Freedonia is to the north.

Comrade Jetski is here, reading a comic book.

> e

Revolutionary Headquarters
In future generations, this building may well be a museum, for this is where the People's Committee for the Revolution made their glorious plans to liberate all who are oppressed! The red light that illuminates the room might cause eye strain and make it hard to work, but it is truly inspiring.
You can exit the headquarters to the west and a staircase leads downwards to the lab.

The committee's desk sits against the back wall, drawer opened.

> look behind desk
You can't see any such thing.

> w
As he sees you, Comrade Jetski throws up a salute, wincing as he accidentally hits himself in the forehead.

Reagan Street
You are standing on the street outside of the Committee's Headquarters, which are to the east. The central park of Freedonia is to the north.

Comrade Jetski is here, reading a comic book.

Did I miss a clue? Seems kind of random to give someone borscht to relieve boredom.

> give borscht to jetski
"Are you hungry, Comrade Jetski?" you ask. "Would you like this borscht I found in the desk drawer?"
"Oh hey, that's where that went!" Jetski says, slapping himself in the forehead. "Sure thing, Commissar, I'm pretty hungry." He grabs the borscht and gobbles it down, then lets out a hearty Revolutionary Belch. "Wow, that's even better when it's a few days old," he says. "I'm full of energy now, no chance of getting bored. Here, you can take the comic book I was reading."

> x comic book
The comic colorfully details the adventures of Captain Freedom as he fights the Red Menace. What garbage.

> read it
The comic colorfully details the adventures of Captain Freedom as he fights the Red Menace. What garbage.

> save
Ok.

> n

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

You can see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

> n

Nixon Avenue
Just being on this street makes you shiver in disgust. You're standing east of the town hall, the central seat of the local capitalist government. The city center is to the south.

> w

Town Hall
Freedonia's town hall bustles with the bureaucratic drones necessary to keep capitalism from collapsing under its unsustainable weight.
There are some offices to the north, a bathroom to the south, and you can exit east to get back to the streets.

> n

Government Office
This large office is almost entirely filled with filing cabinets, no doubt containing the gathered bureaucratic detritus necessary to run a capitalistic government. The main section of the town hall is south.

A government bureaucrat sits at a desk, contributing to the continuing operation of the capitalist system.

You can also see the bureaucrat's desk (on which are an Inbox (in which are some unstamped papers), an Outbox (in which are some stamped papers) and a stamp) here.

> put comic in inbox
You put the comic into the Inbox.

> z
Time passes.

The bureaucrat takes a form out of the inbox, stamps it, and places it in the outbox.

> z
Time passes.

The bureaucrat gets up, takes a form out of a filing cabinet, and moves it to an identical filing cabinet.

> z
Time passes.

The bureaucrat takes a form out of the inbox, looks at it, then crumples it up and throws it away.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

The bureaucrat takes a form out of the inbox, looks at it, then files it in one of the many identical filing cabinets lining the room.

> get comic
Taken.

> x comic
The comic colorfully details the adventures of Captain Freedom as he fights the Red Menace. What garbage.

> open it
That's not something you can open.

> give comic to bureaucrat
The bureaucrat rejects your offering. "Please fill out form 37-B, 'Request to Bribe a Government Employee' before you try that."

> ask bureaucrat for form
You can't see any such thing.

> s

Town Hall
Freedonia's town hall bustles with the bureaucratic drones necessary to keep capitalism from collapsing under its unsustainable weight.
There are some offices to the north, a bathroom to the south, and you can exit east to get back to the streets.

> e

Nixon Avenue
Just being on this street makes you shiver in disgust. You're standing east of the town hall, the central seat of the local capitalist government. The city center is to the south.

> s

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

You can see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

> e

McCarthy Boulevard
McCarthy Boulevard stretches through Freedonia. To the north is J. Edgar Hoover High School and directly across the street to the south is Rand's Liquors. The city center is to the west.

> s

Rand's Liquors
Rand's Liquors is the main provider of alcoholic beverages in Freedonia.
You can exit to the north.

Thousands of varieties of bottles of every color imaginable sit upon the shelves.

The clerk leans on the counter, bored.

You can also see a bottle of vodka here.

> give comic to clerk
The liquor store clerk doesn't seem interested.

> ask comic about vodka
You can only do that to something animate.

> ask comic about marx
You can only do that to something animate.

> ask clerk about vodka
"I'd like to buy some wodka," you say.
"It's $20," says the clerk.

> ask clerk about marx
The clerk yawns and shrugs. "Don't know if we have that. Is 'marx' a kind of wine or vodka?"

> n

McCarthy Boulevard
McCarthy Boulevard stretches through Freedonia. To the north is J. Edgar Hoover High School and directly across the street to the south is Rand's Liquors. The city center is to the west.

> w

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

You can see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

> w

Goldwater Lane
You are standing on Goldwater Lane, one of the main streets of the city. A small pawn shop to the south is dwarfed by the massive corporate edifice that looms to the north. Freedonia Park lies to the east.

> s

Rockefeller Pawn
This small shop is filled with all sorts of junk and miscellany. It's a disgusting testament to the excesses of capitalism.
You can exit to the north.

The shopkeeper stands behind the counter, glancing around at all his stuff.

> sell comic
(to the shopkeeper)
The shopkeeper doesn't seem interested.

> n

Goldwater Lane
You are standing on Goldwater Lane, one of the main streets of the city. A small pawn shop to the south is dwarfed by the massive corporate edifice that looms to the north. Freedonia Park lies to the east.

> e

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

You can see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

A passing construction worker looks up at the red flag and salutes it, grinning madly.

> n

Nixon Avenue
Just being on this street makes you shiver in disgust. You're standing east of the town hall, the central seat of the local capitalist government. The city center is to the south.

> w

Town Hall
Freedonia's town hall bustles with the bureaucratic drones necessary to keep capitalism from collapsing under its unsustainable weight.
There are some offices to the north, a bathroom to the south, and you can exit east to get back to the streets.

> n

Government Office
This large office is almost entirely filled with filing cabinets, no doubt containing the gathered bureaucratic detritus necessary to run a capitalistic government. The main section of the town hall is south.

A government bureaucrat sits at a desk, contributing to the continuing operation of the capitalist system.

You can also see the bureaucrat's desk (on which are an Inbox (in which are some unstamped papers), an Outbox (in which are some stamped papers) and a stamp) here.

The bureaucrat wonders aloud about when lunch is, before glancing at you balefully and getting back to work.

> get stamped paper
I only understood you as far as wanting to get the stamped papers.

> get stamped papers
The bureaucrat stops you. "Please fill out form RB-5, 'Requisition of Reviewed Government Forms' before taking that."

> s

Town Hall
Freedonia's town hall bustles with the bureaucratic drones necessary to keep capitalism from collapsing under its unsustainable weight.
There are some offices to the north, a bathroom to the south, and you can exit east to get back to the streets.

> e

Nixon Avenue
Just being on this street makes you shiver in disgust. You're standing east of the town hall, the central seat of the local capitalist government. The city center is to the south.

> s

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

You can see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

A passing nurse looks up at the red flag and salutes it, grinning madly.

> w

Goldwater Lane
You are standing on Goldwater Lane, one of the main streets of the city. A small pawn shop to the south is dwarfed by the massive corporate edifice that looms to the north. Freedonia Park lies to the east.

> n

Lobby
You stand in the lobby of a massive office building. The workers here embody capitalism to its most extreme -- pointless nonphysical labor purely to increase wealth. To the north is a Bronco Coffee franchise. Its very presence seems to poison the air with its crass commercialism. To the east is an elevator nook and you can exit to the south.

> n

Bronco Coffee
The garish, decadent colors and decorations of this institution fill you with disgust. Being mid-afternoon, the building is mostly empty, but during the morning hours it is filled with the capitalist sheep seeking the dastardly psycho-stimulant that enables them to perform their meaningless drudge work. A door in the north wall leads back to the employee area and you can exit to the south.

Comrade Chambers lazes behind the counter, bored.

> give comic to chambers
"That's interesting, Karl, but you'd better hold onto that," Chambers says.

> x me
You've known since you were 12 that it's fate that you share a name with the late, great Karl Marx. You've also been trying to grow out a beard like his but so far that hasn't gone very well.

> i
You are carrying:
a comic
a greasy rag
some donuts
an American flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)

> give rag to chambers
"That's interesting, Karl, but you'd better hold onto that," Chambers says.

> ask chambers about comic
Chambers shrugs.

> ask chambers about town hall
Chambers shrugs.

> ask chambers about coffee
"How about some of this coffee, Comrade Chambers?"
Chambers grimaces. "Trust me, Karl, you don't want any of the coffee here. It just sits in a huge vat in the back all day. It's disgusting."

> n

Backroom
This is the backroom of Bronco Coffee. Amidst the miscellaneous boxes and packages, A small couch sits in the corner, on which employees are allowed to sit during their pathetically short breaks.
You can exit to the south.

A large vat sits in the corner, slowly percolating the coffee for the entire coffeehouse.

> x boxes
Miscellaneous boxes containing the necessary goods needed to fuel a coffee shop.

> x packages
Miscellaneous boxes containing the necessary goods needed to fuel a coffee shop.

> search boxes
You find nothing of interest.

> look under couch
You find nothing of interest.

> look behind couch
You can't see any such thing.

> sit
What do you want to sit on?

> couch
It doesn't look comfortable at all.

> search it
You find nothing of interest.

> s

Bronco Coffee
The garish, decadent colors and decorations of this institution fill you with disgust. Being mid-afternoon, the building is mostly empty, but during the morning hours it is filled with the capitalist sheep seeking the dastardly psycho-stimulant that enables them to perform their meaningless drudge work. A door in the north wall leads back to the employee area and you can exit to the south.

Comrade Chambers lazes behind the counter, bored.

> i
You are carrying:
a comic
a greasy rag
some donuts
an American flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)

> give flag to chambers
"That's interesting, Karl, but you'd better hold onto that," Chambers says.

> s

Lobby
You stand in the lobby of a massive office building. The workers here embody capitalism to its most extreme -- pointless nonphysical labor purely to increase wealth. To the north is a Bronco Coffee franchise. Its very presence seems to poison the air with its crass commercialism. To the east is an elevator nook and you can exit to the south.

> s

Goldwater Lane
You are standing on Goldwater Lane, one of the main streets of the city. A small pawn shop to the south is dwarfed by the massive corporate edifice that looms to the north. Freedonia Park lies to the east.

> w
You can't go that way.

> e

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

You can see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

> e

McCarthy Boulevard
McCarthy Boulevard stretches through Freedonia. To the north is J. Edgar Hoover High School and directly across the street to the south is Rand's Liquors. The city center is to the west.

> n

J. Edgar Hoover High School
The J. Edgar Hoover High School is the premier capitalist youth brainwashing facility in Freedonia. The main thoroughfare of the school stretches to the north. To the west you see the school offices, and to the east lies a dusty, forgotten corridor. To the south, you can exit back to (relative) sanity.

> e

School Hallway
Judging by the layer of dust on the floor of this hallway, it is mostly unused. Which is odd, considering the fact that you can hear a monotone voice droning steadily through the door to the north, marked "Economics." There is also a small closet to the south. To the west lies the main hall.

> s

Supply Closet
This cramped closet is entirely empty except for Comrade Rosalia.
You can exit to the north.

Comrade Rosalia is standing here looking worried.

Rosalia smiles as you enter. "That's why you're Commissar, Commissar," she says, "You're brilliant! Those newly liberated students are sure to be a great asset to the Revolution."
"Yes," you say, "Hopefully they won't just decide to side with cushy intellectual socialism though."
"Well Commissar, there are some things nobody can control," Rosalia sighs. "I'll meet you back at Revolutionary HQ later."

> ask rosalia about bureaucrat
You can't see any such thing.

> l
Supply Closet
This cramped closet is entirely empty.
You can exit to the north.

> n

School Hallway
Judging by the layer of dust on the floor of this hallway, it is mostly unused. Which is odd, considering the fact that you can hear a monotone voice droning steadily through the door to the north, marked "Economics." There is also a small closet to the south. To the west lies the main hall.

> n

Economics Classroom
This classroom is one of the most depressing (and grey) places you've ever seen. The dilapidated desks and out-of date facilities look more than ten years older than the students using them. Dust and cobwebs have settled on every available surface, including in some cases its human inhabitants.
The exit is south.

An elderly teacher stands in front of an empty classroom, droning on about nothing in particular.

> x desks
The furniture here looks to be several decades old, though it's in fairly good condition.

> x students
You can't see any such thing.

> x dust
Dust has settled on every surface in the room, most prominently on the teacher.

> s

School Hallway
Judging by the layer of dust on the floor of this hallway, it is mostly unused. Which is odd, considering the fact that you can hear a monotone voice droning steadily through the door to the north, marked "Economics." There is also a small closet to the south. To the west lies the main hall.

> x dust
You can't see any such thing.

> w

J. Edgar Hoover High School
The J. Edgar Hoover High School is the premier capitalist youth brainwashing facility in Freedonia. The main thoroughfare of the school stretches to the north. To the west you see the school offices, and to the east lies a dusty, forgotten corridor. To the south, you can exit back to (relative) sanity.

> n
A security guard steps out of the shadows and places a hand on your shoulder. "You're going to need a visitor's pass, friend," he says, pushing you back towards the door and vanishing just as he appeared.

> w

Front Office
A large desk blocks you from entering the offices of the school administrators, but a door leads back east to the main hallway. A placard on the front of the desk reads "Ms. Daisy," and a small card placed on the desk reads "Out to Lunch."

A computer sits open on the desk, revealing its technological innards.

A security guard stands here, asleep.

On the desk are a placard and a card.

> x guard
A fat man, given a shoddy uniform and hired to provide security for the capitalist brainwashing facility.

> search guard
It's hard to search a conscious person.

The guard snores.

> i
You are carrying:
a comic
a greasy rag
some donuts
an American flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)

> hit guard
Violence isn't the answer to this one.

> strangle guard with flag
That's not a verb I recognise.

> get placard
The glue that binds this placard to the desk is as strong as bond between all who believe in the Revolution! It's unbreakable! This "Ms. Daisy" is apparently expected to remain a part of this vile institution for all eternity.

> get card
Taken.

> x card
A small card that reads "Out to Lunch."

> get computer
That's hardly portable.

The guard snores.

> w
You can't go that way.

> e

J. Edgar Hoover High School
The J. Edgar Hoover High School is the premier capitalist youth brainwashing facility in Freedonia. The main thoroughfare of the school stretches to the north. To the west you see the school offices, and to the east lies a dusty, forgotten corridor. To the south, you can exit back to (relative) sanity.

> s

McCarthy Boulevard
McCarthy Boulevard stretches through Freedonia. To the north is J. Edgar Hoover High School and directly across the street to the south is Rand's Liquors. The city center is to the west.

> w

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

You can see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

> n

Nixon Avenue
Just being on this street makes you shiver in disgust. You're standing east of the town hall, the central seat of the local capitalist government. The city center is to the south.

> w

Town Hall
Freedonia's town hall bustles with the bureaucratic drones necessary to keep capitalism from collapsing under its unsustainable weight.
There are some offices to the north, a bathroom to the south, and you can exit east to get back to the streets.

> n

Government Office
This large office is almost entirely filled with filing cabinets, no doubt containing the gathered bureaucratic detritus necessary to run a capitalistic government. The main section of the town hall is south.

A government bureaucrat sits at a desk, contributing to the continuing operation of the capitalist system.

You can also see the bureaucrat's desk (on which are an Inbox (in which are some unstamped papers), an Outbox (in which are some stamped papers) and a stamp) here.

A hint from giving and showing would be nice here — I was close to missing the solution.

What's with all the food puzzles, anyway? That's three people I've disposed of with food, not even counting the coffee. Perhaps it just proves that the workers are always hungry under capitalism.

> give card to bureaucrat
The bureaucrat rejects your offering. "Please fill out form 37-B, 'Request to Bribe a Government Employee' before you try that."

> show card to bureaucrat
The bureaucrat rejects your offering. "Please fill out form 37-B, 'Request to Bribe a Government Employee' before you try that."

> put card on desk
You put the "Out to Lunch" card on the desk.
"Lunch time already?" yawns the bureaucrat, getting up and leaving. For some reason, he takes his stamp with him. That's kind of weird.

> save
Ok.

> get stamped papers
The capitalists will have a hard time getting things done with all these approved forms missing.

> get unstamped papers
The capitalists will be waiting for these forms to be approved for quite a long time, causing their work to grind to a halt!

> put unstamped papers in outbox
You put the unstamped papers into the Outbox.

> put stamped papers in inbox
You put the stamped papers into the Inbox.

> l
Government Office
This large office is almost entirely filled with filing cabinets, no doubt containing the gathered bureaucratic detritus necessary to run a capitalistic government. The main section of the town hall is south.

You can see the bureaucrat's desk (on which are a card, an Inbox (in which are some stamped papers) and an Outbox (in which are some unstamped papers)) here.

> z
Time passes.

> get paper
You can't see any such thing.

> get stamped papers
The capitalists will have a hard time getting things done with all these approved forms missing.

> get unstamped papers
The capitalists will be waiting for these forms to be approved for quite a long time, causing their work to grind to a halt!

> s

Town Hall
Freedonia's town hall bustles with the bureaucratic drones necessary to keep capitalism from collapsing under its unsustainable weight.
There are some offices to the north, a bathroom to the south, and you can exit east to get back to the streets.

> i
You are carrying:
some unstamped papers
some stamped papers
a comic
a greasy rag
some donuts
an American flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)

> read list
You look over your to-do list.
steps to glorious Revolution:
(X) win hearts of proletariat
(X) win minds of proletariat
(-) win bodies of proletariat (don't do. that is disgusting.)
(X) get parts for comrade semenov
(X) ruin the good name of a major corporation
( ) cripple capitalist government infrastructure
( ) find supplies to throw a communist party!

----------------------------------------
| Bank of Freedonia |
| #1 In Fixed Rate Loans! |
----------------------------------------

> n

Government Office
This large office is almost entirely filled with filing cabinets, no doubt containing the gathered bureaucratic detritus necessary to run a capitalistic government. The main section of the town hall is south.

You can see the bureaucrat's desk (on which are a card, an Inbox (empty) and an Outbox (empty)) here.

> x inbox
The Inbox is empty.

> x outbox
The Outbox is empty.

> get card
Taken.

> look under desk
You find nothing of interest.

> open desk
That's not something you can open.

> x stamped papers
A stack of unintelligible forms. Each has a large box in the lower right corner and bears a red ink stamp.

> tear papers
That's not a verb I recognise.

> burn papers
Which do you mean, the unstamped papers or the stamped papers?

> stamped
This dangerous act would achieve little.

> open cabinet
The thought of exposing yourself to capitalist documents sends shivers up your spine.

> s

Town Hall
Freedonia's town hall bustles with the bureaucratic drones necessary to keep capitalism from collapsing under its unsustainable weight.
There are some offices to the north, a bathroom to the south, and you can exit east to get back to the streets.

> s

Bathroom
A simple bathroom, used by the government employees to refresh themselves in various ways.
You can exit to the north.

You can see a toilet and a sink here.

> put papers in toilet
Which do you mean, the unstamped papers or the stamped papers?

> stamped papers
You shove the stamped papers into the toilet. After flushing it a few times, they get pretty seriously stuck deep in the plumbing. Nobody will be able to use this toilet until they call a plumber.

You think you've caused enough chaos in the town hall to disrupt the government, at least for awhile.

[Your score has just gone up by one point.]

> save
Ok.

> read list
You look over your to-do list.
steps to glorious Revolution:
(X) win hearts of proletariat
(X) win minds of proletariat
(-) win bodies of proletariat (don't do. that is disgusting.)
(X) get parts for comrade semenov
(X) ruin the good name of a major corporation
(X) cripple capitalist government infrastructure
( ) find supplies to throw a communist party!

----------------------------------------
| Bank of Freedonia |
| #1 In Fixed Rate Loans! |
----------------------------------------

> n

Town Hall
Freedonia's town hall bustles with the bureaucratic drones necessary to keep capitalism from collapsing under its unsustainable weight.
There are some offices to the north, a bathroom to the south, and you can exit east to get back to the streets.

> e

Nixon Avenue
Just being on this street makes you shiver in disgust. You're standing east of the town hall, the central seat of the local capitalist government. The city center is to the south.

> s

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

You can see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

A passing fast food worker looks up at the red flag and salutes it, grinning madly.

> e

McCarthy Boulevard
McCarthy Boulevard stretches through Freedonia. To the north is J. Edgar Hoover High School and directly across the street to the south is Rand's Liquors. The city center is to the west.

> s

Rand's Liquors
Rand's Liquors is the main provider of alcoholic beverages in Freedonia.
You can exit to the north.

Thousands of varieties of bottles of every color imaginable sit upon the shelves.

The clerk leans on the counter, bored.

You can also see a bottle of vodka here.

> put converter on clerk
You stick the converter on the back of the clerk's neck. His eyes suddenly light up with Revolutionary Spirit.

> ask clerk about vodka
"I'd like to buy some wodka," you say.
"It's $20," says the clerk.

> get vodka
You grab the vodka. The perfect thing for a Communist Party!

> n

McCarthy Boulevard
McCarthy Boulevard stretches through Freedonia. To the north is J. Edgar Hoover High School and directly across the street to the south is Rand's Liquors. The city center is to the west.

You hear a loud commotion coming from the direction of Freedonia Park.

Ah, vodka liberated from the capitalists!

[Your score has just gone up by one point.]

> w

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

A growing crowd sings Revolutionary Anthems and celebrates the coming Revolution.

You can also see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

You are astounded at the huge crowd that has gathered in the park. They stand in a circle around the flag, celebrating and singing glorious inspirational Revolutionary Songs. Your heart swells with joy. Is this it? Has the Revolution truly begun?
Your happiness deflates immediately, however, as Rosalia runs up to you, panic in her eyes.
"Commissar!" she shouts, "Come quick! Something terrible's happened! The HQ has been attacked by reactionary scum!"
The very word chills you to your core.
Reactionaries. In your sanctum. Impossible.
Rosalia heads towards the HQ, leaving you in shock.

> s

Reagan Street
You are standing on the street outside of the Committee's Headquarters, which are to the east. The central park of Freedonia is to the north.

> e

Revolutionary Headquarters
The room has been trashed! The desk has been overturned and papers are scattered everywhere. A giant green dollar sign has been spray painted on the wall.

The committee's desk lies flung against the wall, overturned, drawer opened.

> d
You almost run into Rosalia as you enter. She's standing at the bottom of the stairs in utter shock, and you can see why. The destruction upstairs is nothing compared to here. The laboratory is barely recognizable anymore. All the instruments and documents of technology and progress have been destroyed and scattered. From a nearby pile of junk, you hear a groan. You and Rosalia rush over and quickly clear away the trash, revealing the battered form of Comrade Semenov.
"Commissar..." he groans, "It was Chambers! He...he sold us out to the capitalists."
"That bastard!" you shout, clenching your fist, "We've got to..."
"C-Commissar!" Semenov coughs, "It's worse than that! They...they took my device! I had just f-finished it, and now...without it, I...I don't know...if the Revolution is possible." Semenov sighs and closes his eyes.
"Don't worry about that, Semenov," you say softly, as you stand up. "I'll get it back. Comrade Rosalia, you stay here and take care of Semenov. I'm going to track down 'Comrade' Chambers, and teach him that those who make peaceful Revolution impossible,
MAKE VIOLENT REVOLUTION INEVITABLE!"

People's Laboratory
The laboratory is completely trashed! Semenov's tools and plans are scattered all over the room in complete disarray. From the looks of it, it seems the reactionaries also destroyed several of his devices.
The only exit is up the stairs back to the rest of the Headquarters.

Comrade Rosalia is crouching next to Semenov, cleaning his wounds.

Semenov lies amidst the junk, unconscious.

You can also see Semenov's workbench here.

> save
Ok.

> u
As you reach the top of the stairs, you are almost knocked off your feet by Comrade Jetski.
"Commissar! Commissar! I'm so sorry! I couldn't take them all, they picked me up and threw me in a dumpster!"
"Don't worry about it, Jetski," you say, shaking your head. "Against the crushing force of capitalism, what can one man do?"
"That's just it, Commissar! I
did do something! I followed 'em back to their home base! They went way up north past the Town Hall, and went into this big mansion! But there were two guards at the door so I didn't try to go in just in case I got caught. I thought it was more important that I told you first."
"You thought right, Jetski," you say. "Stay here and help Rosalia take care of Semenov. I'll take a look at this mansion."

Revolutionary Headquarters
The room has been trashed! The desk has been overturned and papers are scattered everywhere. A giant green dollar sign has been spray painted on the wall.

The committee's desk lies flung against the wall, overturned, drawer opened.

> w

Reagan Street
You are standing on the street outside of the Committee's Headquarters, which are to the east. The central park of Freedonia is to the north.

> n

Freedonia Park
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

A growing crowd sings Revolutionary Anthems and celebrates the coming Revolution, unaware of how delicately it hangs in the balance.

You can also see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

> n

Nixon Avenue
Just being on this street makes you shiver in disgust. You're standing east of the town hall, the central seat of the local capitalist government. The city center is to the south, and according to Jetski, a large mansion is north.

> n

Mansion Gates
You stand before the gates of an enormous mansion. Many would find the dark colors, stark architecture and enormous size intimidating, but you just find it a disgusting testament to inequality.
The mansion is to the north, and you can return to the city to the south.

A pair of jackbooted reactionary thugs guard the gates.

One guard turns to the other. "What're we supposed to watch out for again?"
"Revolutionaries, idiot," says the other, rolling his eyes.
"What's that?" asks the first one.
"Obviously they're a kind of monster," sighs the second guard.

> i
You are carrying:
a bottle of vodka
a card
some unstamped papers
some stamped papers
a comic
a greasy rag
some donuts
an American flag
some sleeping serum
the Communistic Converter
the Marxist Ventriloquator Mk II
a to-do list
your papakha (being worn)

One of the thugs murmurs "Wish somethin' would happen," looking bored.

> point ventriloquator at guard
You point the Ventriloquator at one of the guards. He swells up with Revolutionary Pride and shouts "Religion is the opium of the masses!"
"What'd you just say?" snaps the other thug.
"I didn't say nothin'," says your target, "But what was that crap you were just spoutin'? Didn't sound very loyal to the good old US of A!"
"Oh don't you try to blame your treason on me," shouts the other guard, lunging at the speaker. Soon the guards are tangled in a massive fight and are completely ignoring the gate.

One of the guards punches the other in the nose.

> n

Foyer
An enormous, grand foyer. Marble floor, chandelier, the works. It's strangely empty and quiet, so much so that it would make you feel very small, if you weren't so full of Revolutionary Spirit.
A door leads to the north and you can exit to the south.

> n
As you step forward into the mansion, the chandelier in the ceiling suddenly comes loose and crashes down on you. This is it. Your Revolution ends here. But at least your death can serve as a metaphor: crushed to death by capitalism, just as it crushes the spirits of the...
"Oh, please, stop being so melodramatic, Karl," laughs a familiar voice. Chambers steps into your field of vision, wearing a three-piece suit and smoking a cigar.
"Chambers! Why'd you do it?" you cry in anguish.
"That's Mr. Whittaker Chambers, Esquire to you,
comrade . And can't you see? It's obvious!" he waves his hand grandly, indicating his foyer and mansion. "It's because of capitalism that I was able to buy and own all this."
"You were able to buy this with the money you made working at Bronco Coffee? That doesn't even make
sense, " you say.
"Of course it doesn't make sense to
you, Karl," Chambers laughs, "But any capitalist knows that pure hard work and dedication can take anyone from utter poverty to outstanding wealth, and anyone who doesn't make it is just too lazy. But I'm wasting time," he sighs. "I need to get back to my workshop and figure out what Semenov's device was supposed to do. If I'm right, I think he might have just inadvertently given me the means to wipe out communism once and for all." He smirks. "Take him away, boys, you know where."

The guards drag you out of the chandelier's wreckage and take you through the mansion to a large vault door. One whispers a password to the voice scanner on the door. The door opens and the guards toss you unceremoniously in.

Vault
This is Chambers' giant vault. In the center is a large pit filled to the brim with money. The vault extends to the north, and a massive vault door stands to the east.

A diving board is bolted over the edge of the pit.

> x money
In the center of the vault is a large pit filled with what looks like hundred-dollar bills.

> get money
You wouldn't dare dirty your hands with such capitalist filth.

> search money
You find nothing of interest.

> dive
You must supply a noun.

> dive into pit
That might be more fun from the diving board.

> get on board
You get onto the diving board.

> dive
You must supply a noun.

> dive into pit
You plug your nose (to cover up the stench of the currency you're about to dive into, of course) and leap into the pool. You sink through the money and fall right into a drain! Crawling through the pipes, you soon emerge near the mansion.

Mansion Gates
You stand before the gates of an enormous mansion. Many would find the dark colors, stark architecture and enormous size intimidating, but you just find it a disgusting testament to inequality.
The mansion is to the north, and you can return to the city to the south.

Two reactionaries are lying here unconscious, apparently having knocked each other out.

> undo
Vault
[Previous turn undone.]

> x door
A massive vault door, closing off Chambers' vault from the rest of the mansion.

> e
(first getting off the diving board)
(first opening the vault door)
The vault door is sealed tight and locked with a biometric scanner requiring a voice print. These capitalists take the security of their money seriously.

> point ventriloquator at me
You point the Ventriloquator at yourself.
You suddenly swells up with Revolutionary Pride and shouts "Last night I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know!"

> point ventriloquator at door
You point the Ventriloquator at the vault door.
The vault door suddenly acquires a voice. "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read!" it shouts.

> l
Vault
This is Chambers' giant vault. In the center is a large pit filled to the brim with money. The vault extends to the north, and a massive vault door stands to the east.

A diving board is bolted over the edge of the pit.

> n

Northern Vault Section
This wing of the vault contains various riches and luxuries that Chambers has apparently collected. The main vault is to the south.

A gold statuette of Chambers stands out among the junk.

> get statuette
Oof, this is apparently actually made of real gold. It's pretty hefty.

Taken.

> x it
A small gold statue of Chambers, depicting him in a top hat and monocle.

> search junk
You find nothing of interest.

> w
You can't go that way.

> s

Vault
This is Chambers' giant vault. In the center is a large pit filled to the brim with money. The vault extends to the north, and a massive vault door stands to the east.

A diving board is bolted over the edge of the pit.

> save
Ok.

> get on board
You get onto the diving board.

> jump into pit
You plug your nose (to cover up the stench of the currency you're about to dive into, of course) and leap into the pool. You sink through the money and fall right into a drain! Crawling through the pipes, you soon emerge near the mansion.

Mansion Gates
You stand before the gates of an enormous mansion. Many would find the dark colors, stark architecture and enormous size intimidating, but you just find it a disgusting testament to inequality.
The mansion is to the north, and you can return to the city to the south.

Two reactionaries are lying here unconscious, apparently having knocked each other out.

> n

Foyer
An enormous, grand foyer. Millions of tiny pieces of glass lie scattered across the marble floor around a wrecked chandelier.
A door leads to the north and you can exit to the south.

> n

Hallway
This grand hallway stretches north to south, lined with various pieces of expensive-looking and exploitative artwork. You can hear Chambers' voice coming from the east. To the west is a vault door, and the mansion stretches to the north.

> n
You have no reason to go to that part of the mansion.

> e

Study
You can't help but feel enveloped in the sense of decadent comfort this study is meant to provide. Plump furniture sits scattered haphazardly around the room, surrounded by large bookshelves filled with rare tomes. If only your Revolutionary Will wasn't so strong, you think you might begin to see Chambers' point.
You can exit the study to the west.

Chambers huddles over his desk, examining Semenov's miraculous device.

> save
Ok.

> hit chambers with statuette
You raise the statuette high above you and slam it against the back of Chambers' head. He collapses like a sack of pickled herring, leaving the miraculous device yours for the taking.

Wow, that was almost too easy. Not that you're complaining.

> undo
Study
[Previous turn undone.]

> ask chambers about device
Chambers turns around, startled. "Useless brainless fools..." he mutters, then shouts "Guards! Intruder!"
Quickly, you find yourself thrown back into the vault.

Vault
This is Chambers' giant vault. In the center is a large pit filled to the brim with money. The vault extends to the north, and a massive vault door stands to the east.

A diving board is bolted over the edge of the pit.

> undo
Study
[Previous turn undone.]

> hit chambers with statuette
You raise the statuette high above you and slam it against the back of Chambers' head. He collapses like a sack of pickled herring, leaving the miraculous device yours for the taking.

Wow, that was almost too easy. Not that you're complaining.

> get device
(the miraculous device)
Taken.

> x it
The device is deceptively simple. It bears only a single red button.

The miraculous device is currently switched off.

> l
Study
You can't help but feel enveloped in the sense of decadent comfort this study is meant to provide. Plump furniture sits scattered haphazardly around the room, surrounded by large bookshelves filled with rare tomes. If only your Revolutionary Will wasn't so strong, you think you might begin to see Chambers' point.
You can exit the study to the west.

Chambers is lying on the floor, unconscious.

> x bookshelves
You don't have the time to look over them now, but there are plenty of interesting books here.

> press button
You press the button. At first, nothing happens, and you feel deflated at having to have gone through all that for nothing. Soon, though, you realize that you can hear cheering and shouting coming from the direction of the city.

[Your score has just gone up by one point.]

> w

Hallway
This grand hallway stretches north to south, lined with various pieces of expensive-looking and exploitative artwork.To the east is Chambers' study. To the west is a vault door, and the mansion stretches to the north.

> s

Foyer
An enormous, grand foyer. Millions of tiny pieces of glass lie scattered across the marble floor around a wrecked chandelier.
A door leads to the north and you can exit to the south.

> s

Mansion Gates
You stand before the gates of an enormous mansion. Many would find the dark colors, stark architecture and enormous size intimidating, but you just find it a disgusting testament to inequality.
The mansion is to the north, and you can return to the city to the south.

Two reactionaries are lying here unconscious, apparently having knocked each other out.

> s

Engels Avenue
Just being on this street makes you proud. You're standing east of the town hall, the central seat of the local communist government. The city center is to the south, and according to Jetski, a large mansion is north.

> s

Worker's Plaza
You are standing in one of the few grassy places in Freedonia. The park is visited by a great deal of people daily due to the fact that it is in the exact center of the city. Roads lead in all four cardinal directions.

A growing crowd sings Revolutionary Anthems and celebrates the coming Revolution.

You can also see a flagpole (on which is a workers' flag) here.

A passing mechanic looks up at the red flag and salutes it, grinning madly.

> read list
You look over your to-do list.
steps to glorious Revolution:
(X) win hearts of proletariat
(X) win minds of proletariat
(-) win bodies of proletariat (don't do. that is disgusting.)
(X) get parts for comrade semenov
(X) ruin the good name of a major corporation
(X) cripple capitalist government infrastructure
(X) find supplies to throw a communist party!

----------------------------------------
| Bank of Freedonia |
| #1 In Fixed Rate Loans! |
----------------------------------------

> sing
Your singing is abominable.

A passing family of four looks up at the red flag and salutes it, grinning madly.

> s

Marx Street
You are standing on the street outside of the Committee's Headquarters, which are to the east. The central park of Freedonia is to the north.


>
s
You can't go that way.

I have won! I liked the little extra endgame just when you thought you'd finished.

I suppose the last paragraph means I could have won without pawning my bracelet, but I'm not going to play through the whole thing again to try and work out how.

I finished this without the hints in about an hour and a half, so it is the right length of competition game for me. The puzzles weren't that interesting, though — I would rather have fewer but (slightly) more complex ones.

Games like this — genre comedies, although "revolutionary" isn't really an established genre, so maybe "themed comedies" — are sometimes awful. But this did well with the sustained revolutionary tone.

> e
You walk back into Revolutionary Headquarters and are astounded to see that it's back in pristine condition! Jetski and Rosalia support a weakly grinning Semenov as many members of the proletariat look on in joy.
"You did it, Commissar!" Semenov says.
"No," you say, pausing for dramatic effect, "
We did it, Comrade." The onlookers erupt into applause, despite the utter cheesiness.
"Now it's time for a Communist party!" shouts Jetski.
"I've got the wodka," you say, pulling it from your pocket.
"Oh, that's where that went," laughs the liquor store clerk, stepping forward with a cartful of additional wodka bottles.
At the end of the party, you are unanimously (and drunkenly) chosen to head the Committee in Charge of the Enlightened Guidance of Freedonia, the Worker's Paradise.

Unfortunately, your use of capitalism during the fight has left you jaded. The other members of the Committee quickly see this, and not too long after the Revolution, they throw you out and Rosalia becomes the new Commissar. You can't fault anyone for this choice; you just wish that you hadn't compromised your values. For the rest of your life, you wonder how things might have been...

*** You have won ***

In that game you scored 7 out of a possible 7, in 459 turns, earning you the rank of Worthy Successor to the Great Marx Himself.

Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last command?
>
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