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WUMP(6)								       WUMP(6)

       wump - hunt the wumpus in an underground cave

       wump [-h] [-a arrows] [-b bats] [-p pits] [-r rooms] [-t tunnels]

       The  game  wump is based on a fantasy game first presented in the pages
       of People's Computer Company in 1973.   In  Hunt	 the  Wumpus  you  are
       placed  in  a cave built of many different rooms, all interconnected by
       tunnels.	 Your quest is to find and shoot the evil Wumpus that  resides
       elsewhere  in  the  cave without running into any pits or using up your
       limited supply of arrows.

       The options are as follows:

       -a     Specifies the number of magic arrows the adventurer  gets.   The
	      default is five.

       -b     Specifies	 the  number  of rooms in the cave which contain bats.
	      The default is three.

       -h     Play the hard version -- more pits, more bats, and  a  generally
	      more dangerous cave.

       -n     Specifies	 the number of rooms in the cave which contain bottom‐
	      less pits.  The default is three.

       -r     Specifies the number of rooms in the  cave.   The	 default  cave
	      size is twenty-five rooms.

       -t     Specifies the number of tunnels connecting each room in the cave
	      to another room.	Beware, too many tunnels in a small  cave  can
	      easily  cause  it	 to collapse!  The default cave room has three
	      tunnels to other rooms.

       While wandering through the cave you'll notice that,  while  there  are
       tunnels everywhere, there are some mysterious quirks to the cave topol‐
       ogy, including some tunnels that go from one room to another,  but  not
       necessarily  back!  Also, most pesky of all are the rooms that are home
       to large numbers of bats, which, upon being disturbed,  will  en	 masse
       grab  you  and move you to another portion of the cave (including those
       housing bottomless pits, sure death for unwary explorers).

       Fortunately, you're not going into the  cave  without  any  weapons  or
       tools,  and  in	fact  your biggest aids are your senses; you can often
       smell the rather odiferous Wumpus up to two rooms  away,	 and  you  can
       always  feel  the  drafts  created by the occasional bottomless pit and
       hear the rustle of the bats in caves they might be sleeping within.

       To kill the wumpus, you'll need to shoot it  with  one  of  your	 magic
       arrows.	 Fortunately,  you  don't  have	 to be in the same room as the
       creature, and can instead shoot the arrow from as far as three or  four
       rooms away!

       When  you  shoot	 an arrow, you do so by typing in a list of rooms that
       you'd like it to travel to.  If at any point in its travels  it	cannot
       find  a	tunnel	to the room you specify from the room it's in, it will
       instead randomly fly down one of the tunnels, possibly, if you're  real
       unlucky, even flying back into the room you're in and hitting you!

4.4 Berkeley Distribution	 May 31, 1993			       WUMP(6)

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