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1931: Scheherazade at the Library of Pergamum (Windows)

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Take the role of 18 year old Scheherazade Keating moments before she starts her new life as an archeology student at NYU. Her parents, Henry and Morgana, were renowned scholars and archaeologists, but they mysteriously disappeared some time ago leaving Scheherazade (or Sadie, as she likes to be called) in the care of her millionaire aunt, her stoic butler, and a German "uncle" - a close friend of her parents and an accomplished scientist in his own right.

Sadie has turned out to be a true prodigy: well versed in all aspects of archeology, having an encyclopedic knowledge of many ancient cultures, mastery of several contemporary and dead languages, and even a Houdini-like understanding of magic tricks and sleight-of-hand. With these skills and the help of her friends, Sadie will attempt to rediscover her family's past, while trying to survive in the depression-stricken New York, rediscover lost relics of long forgotten civilizations, and perhaps even find time for a romance.

Your goal is to develop dozens of Sadie's skills (from deduction to horse riding to empathy), acquire inspiration cards (which give a one-time boost to certain skills) and guide Sadie through various adventures (called capers). Your university life will take you from the streets of New York to the deserts of Australia and to the jungles of India. Each location will provide new capers with an ever increasing difficulty. You must manage your time as you can only do a few actions each day, while trying to prepare Sadie for her tasks before she is whisked away to the next location. The story and different adventures progress similarly to Choose Your Adventure games - most obstacles allow for several approaches with may use different skills.

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1931: Scheherazade at the Library of Pergamum Windows Sadie's Bedouin friend shows a bad case of eye-hair that's very common in this game.
1931: Scheherazade at the Library of Pergamum Windows You'll meet many colorful people, like this British spy who demonstrates all the dignity we've come to associate with Her Majesty's forces.
1931: Scheherazade at the Library of Pergamum Windows Sadie will travel to many distant locations, such as India and South America.
1931: Scheherazade at the Library of Pergamum Windows A typical obstacle: Sadie must reach the difficulty number to the left in either skill. She may boost her skills with inspiration cards on the top.

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Alex Z (1000) added 1931: Scheherazade at the Library of Pergamum (Windows) on Jan 24, 2014