Tinderbox is a text adventure based on the fairy tale of the same name. You are Tom, a foot-soldier, and you are destined to marry the fair princess Rowella. Her father the King, however, has taken a jaundiced view of the relationship and has imprisoned his daughter in a tower. Additionally, he has been collaborating with a malicious witch and has been ruling the land in a cruel way. It is now incumbent upon you to defeat the wicked witch and the evil King. Only thus can you gain the hand of the fair Rowella.