The writing on the plaque appears to be in an obscure variant of Old Dwarvish; however, a closer examination reveals that is is merely extremely bad handwriting. After a struggle, you finally decipher most of it. It says "This version of Colossal Cave was unearthed from an old RSX-11 8" floppy disk by Andrew Daviel at TRIUMF and brought to the Web. If you think I'm going to implement a server-side program to handle conditional moves, dwarves, etc. you're probably out of luck. Some random moves have now been implemented. If you want to play with this a lot, please get the source files."

(2002) Thanks to modern search engines (google), I am able to state that Adventure was written by Willie Crowther and Don Woods, and that it is still available on the Web at various places, e.g.