I couldn't think of any reason he wouldn't. Penny, Kate, Alice... all helpless. Me only a breath away from it. The laudanum was a thick black pool in me, and I was drowning in it.

"Go to Hell!" I shot back, amazed at my own bravery. I'd never cursed in my life, not like that, certainly not to a man. And still he smiled.

I felt my knees buckle then, and I fell, face down in the ashes of Elizabeth Gwydion. I rolled over, spitting out the bitterness of her, and saw him looking down at me from such a far, far distance. His cold fingers caressed my face."No," he said. "I don't think I will do you the favor of killing you. Explain this tomorrow, to your betters. Explain your drunkenness and your dead mistress. Perhaps I'll come to kill you when you're starving on the streets."

I couldn't think of any reason he wouldn't. Penny, Kate, Alice... all helpless. Me only a breath away from it. The laudanum was a thick black pool in me, and I was drowning in it.

"Go to Hell!" I shot back, amazed at my own bravery. I'd never cursed in my life, not like that, certainly not to a man. And still he smiled.

I felt my knees buckle then, and I fell, face down in the ashes of Elizabeth Gwydion. I rolled over, spitting out the bitterness of her, and saw him looking down at me from such a far, far distance. His cold fingers caressed my face."No," he said. "I don't think I will do you the favor of killing you. Explain this tomorrow, to your betters. Explain your drunkenness and your dead mistress. Perhaps I'll come to kill you when you're starving on the streets."

Now, before I talk about old DOS game Dracula In London , I thought I should mention another vampire game which I attempted to play this week, a text game this time.

See, I’d do more text game reviews but as much as I love them, I’m mostly not very good at them. Especially since each text game has their own set of rules altogether. The Hobbit was fast-paced and pushy whereas Vampire’s Castle Adventure , the game I’m going to talk about now briefly, is limited but has time restraints so it really relies on a lot on trial and error.

I say limited because it only has like 70 words that you can say throughout all of it and with just over 180 lines of BASIC code, it’s pretty short.

I couldn't think of any reason he wouldn't. Penny, Kate, Alice... all helpless. Me only a breath away from it. The laudanum was a thick black pool in me, and I was drowning in it.

"Go to Hell!" I shot back, amazed at my own bravery. I'd never cursed in my life, not like that, certainly not to a man. And still he smiled.

I felt my knees buckle then, and I fell, face down in the ashes of Elizabeth Gwydion. I rolled over, spitting out the bitterness of her, and saw him looking down at me from such a far, far distance. His cold fingers caressed my face."No," he said. "I don't think I will do you the favor of killing you. Explain this tomorrow, to your betters. Explain your drunkenness and your dead mistress. Perhaps I'll come to kill you when you're starving on the streets."

Now, before I talk about old DOS game Dracula In London , I thought I should mention another vampire game which I attempted to play this week, a text game this time.

See, I’d do more text game reviews but as much as I love them, I’m mostly not very good at them. Especially since each text game has their own set of rules altogether. The Hobbit was fast-paced and pushy whereas Vampire’s Castle Adventure , the game I’m going to talk about now briefly, is limited but has time restraints so it really relies on a lot on trial and error.

I say limited because it only has like 70 words that you can say throughout all of it and with just over 180 lines of BASIC code, it’s pretty short.

This is the enhanced Windows version of SDJ's underrated Dracula in London board/adventure game hybrid, first released in 1993. As MobyGames points out, "...the ASCII graphics and CGI color have been replaced with improved black & white graphics and very slightly modified gameplay." Perfect for anyone who likes the unique gameplay of the original game, but wants better graphics and a bit faster play. Here is more detailed description from MobyGames on the original (which is also on this site):

"Dracula in London can be played as either a board game with multiple players controlling different hunters, or as an adventure game with a single player controlling all six characters. Each character has their own special abilities, for example John Harker is the only character able to follow up on clues, and Dr. Steward is the only character able to pick locks as well as calm down asylum inmate Reinfield if the madman should get out of control and attack your hunters.

In order to locate the vampire's lairs, you must investigate local going-ons in London for signs of the count's presence. Once a lair has been found, you can equip your hunters with items and sacred weapons and explore the infested estates for the count and his places of rest. If you are unable to track Dracula down, he will flee to his family castle in Transylvania, and you can give chase for a final battle. But if you fail to destroy all his places of rest, there is a chance the count will escape and all your suffering will be for naught.

Amazon.com: Dracula in London (9780441008582): P.N. Elrod.


Gill Davies - London in Dracula; Dracula in London.

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