In message <aa1c3183dd71fbd1e8e8ba3bda400d51 / ruby-forum.com>, Joe Wiltrout writes:
>Unfortunately, it is simply easier to ask you guys while I'm already 
>asking.

And that's the thing; the best way to ask questions is to ask questions when
you get stuck, then go back to doing your own research and puzzling.  You'll
learn faster that way than you would alternating between a couple of days of
research and then a frenzy of questions, most of which are trivial.

We make a better crutch than an escalator.  :)

>But for now, I have assumed that Text Adventure and Text Based 
>game are the same thing, or nearly the same thing.

I'd recommend reading more about them, then.  Text adventures are a special
case.

-s