I guess I should say hello in Newcomer Introductions Posted December 8, 2005 · Report reply I'm an old fart. Are we talking "archeological old", or just "old"? As for: "You are facing the west side of a house. In front of the house there is a mailbox with a letter in it." I recall sitting around a monochrome terminal in a hotel room in Little Rock, Arkansas (too many years ago to say exactly), with the self-same words crawling across the screen. Some students from the University of Arkansas had managed to bring the terminal over along with a modem (ancient, by today's standards) to connect to the University's mainframe computer. I was attending a science fiction convention (RockCon) and this was my first encounter with a computer "Adventure" game. And to think I was programming FORTRAN on punch cards, to boot! Times sure have changed.