JonC 101 / Tome of Flames (i.e. Guestbook) / Recent Roastings
Saturday, December 21, 2013 1:37:50 PM
i am still playing that game after 15 years!! the arcade is located in internet cafe at 8 ave brooklyn NY .. love that game..i can still finish it with 1 credit with elf,warrior,dwarf,and cleric

10/23/2013 6:53:57 PM
hahaha Its been 15 yrs since I play this game now I found it in site.. You know I cleared all characters in this game without dying and cheat I also make the record of 4million points in finishing the game from thief and my best hero Fighter I still remember it so well getting weapon of legendary without damaging HP...

Sunday, 14 April, 2013 2:32:02 AM
Capcom is releasing Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara across multiple platforms in June 2012. Check it out.

Brian Cecala
Sun Jun 19 2011 13:36:06 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
we get ride of this but we keep pac man? thats stupid....

Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:30:25 AM
came across your Shadow Over Mystara article after reading this: have to say, the game looks amazing, thanks for keeping it alive

Eric Kim
June-14-10 7:42:24 AM
Haha.. oh the memories of going straight to arcades after school to play some "dungeon" with my friends. by farr the greaatest game ever. i was always so amazed by older kids who were so good that they can solo knight/magic the game on one credit. soo glad I can relive those memories thanks to internet/emulators. thanks p.s) LOL guestbooks...

Friday, January 08, 2010 10:19:23 PM
Thanks (sort of) for the nagging, got me motivated to patch some things up. Turns out I just had to make the applet clas actually extend java.applet.Applet. Looks like it works now, and as always the source code is available, including the customization options. While I was at it, I finally added solutions to the two big 'level 5' brainteasers.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 4:08:30 PM
Dude, your (days/business days) calculator doesn't work. Oh, and yes: java scripting/active x contorls ARE enabled Just thouht you'd like to know [by the way, this particular algorithm DOES work:

02 June 2009 04:56:23 PM

Monday, February 04, 2008 1:02:08 AM
Nice web page, lots of interesting info and links that I'm finding to be very helpful. Got this for my emulator just this past week, and even after ten some-odd years I' m surprised to find the graphics are easy on the eyes. This is most evident by the cartoon-like art style that seems to age very well. Thanks.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 4:40:58 PM
hello to the owner!!!

Saturday, February 03, 2007 2:17:56 AM
Thanks for the notes on the brainteasers. There's definitely a big gap on the "psycho cop" problem. I mentioned the prisoners are in a line, but knowing the order in which they're asked is key to the solution.

As for the pills, it's true, the original version had something like 1 gram pills vs. 1.01 grams. I just switched it to 1 and 2 gram pills to make the example application easier to follow using whole numbers instead of decimals.

For the pirate voting problem, I'm not so sure that the additional parameter is necessary. I suppose it might help if I ever actually put up solutions to these problems, eh? :)

In anycase, thanks for the notes, I'll revise the problem descriptions and toss up a few quick solution notes, even if they're lacking the full-on example JavaScript applications and such.

January 24, 2007 9:15:35 AM
I always love stumbing across new riddles - so of course I was happy to find yours. Now, I know you put them around 3 years ago, but I have a couple things to point out that would "tighten them up". You might get points for busting a riddle in an interview, but still...

1. Mis-weighed pills: At 2 grams vs. 1gram per pill, the odd box ways 44 pounds vs. 22 pounds for the standard ones. Don't need a scale for that! To guide people towards the correct and interesting solution, I suggest making the relative weight difference much smaller.

2. Pirates & Buried Treasure: Maybe I'm wrong, but I think you need one more parameter to be able to find the best solution. Besides (1) Pirates want to maximize their gold, and (2) Pirates want stay alive, how about (3) Pirates are incapable of resisting the temptation of gold. This seems necessary since otherwise Pirate 5 could tell Pirate 4, "Dude, we're screwed unless you agree to give me a bit more than 0 gold". They could happily fulfill (1) and (2) and leave the riddle wide open.

3. Sadistic Psycho Cop: the riddle neglects to mention in what order the prisoners are questioned. There may be only one order that makes any sense (besides "at random"), but it still hurts the riddle.

Okay, thanks for the diversion :) Jay

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 11:20:12 AM
It has been 10 years since this game was made but i guess a classic will never die. Still loving it as much :) Great page and keep this site going.

Alvaro de la Garza
Domingo, 15 de Octubre de 2006 11:44:35 p.m.
Excelent web site & excelent information; congratulations.....

Monday, January 01, 2001 1:07:06 AM
I love D&D SOM too. I used to always play at the mall every weekend. And it too was taken out by the arcade. So, I'm really thankful that I got your site. I've downloaded the ROM (ddsomu) and the Emulator (MAME). I already extracted the emulator and saved the zipped ddsomu at the ROM folder, but I just can seem to let it work. How did you make yours work? What did you do? Can you please give me some hints! I'm really excited in playing this game on my PC. Thanks, you can reach me at my email address

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 10:54:37 PM
hello JonC, hope life's treating you well

Saturday, August 19, 2006 9:18:21 AM

Wednesday, June 07, 2006 10:36:13 PM
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to relive this fantastic game from my childhood. I'm really glad to have found out this under appreciated game has such dedicated fans out there.

D&D:SOM Player
Sunday, May 14, 2006 1:17:42 PM
u Should update ur guide!!!! u noob! i hate u!

D&D:SOM Player
Sunday, May 07, 2006 9:37:37 PM
The rom of the D&D:SOM can be downloaded from in the category Roms/MAME/ D in english and it doesn't require voting.

young j.c.
Thursday, April 06, 2006 10:47:38 AM
Just google his name....Hi Dr. Sbaitso! Will someone tell me what the Aquanet was?

Monday, January 16, 2006 12:35:25 AM
So weird. Who is this Dr. Sbaitso? I think I know who it is, but I don't know how to contact them, though they claimed otherwise. Our mystery guest remains a mystery it appears.

Dr. Sbaitso
Saturday, January 07, 2006 2:40:37 PM
Jon, it's been awhile and your pathetic failed attempts to contact me are inexcusable. I will have to send Yoshi across the great swamp and through the forbidden forest to your location to extract you. Or... do you have a myspace account - cause that would be easier.

GeorgeO/Little George
Wednesday, December 07, 2005 4:07:51 PM
Um, wow. I can't believe I found this. And to think I found it while trying to find a place to download nibbles with frags. Is this even the right Jon? Because, y'know, I can only think of one Jon... *still doesn't have nibbles with frags*

Montag, 10. Oktober 2005 16:50:19
Dear all! Your website is absolutely great and very interesting. Please continue your good work! Best wishes from Michael Reports from Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, USA and Canada please find here:

Tuesday, July 05, 2005 10:53:05 AM
I just realized that I haven't signed your guestbook since April 2003 ^^;.... I suppose I should write something insightful and profound, but I just got into lab and the coffee hasn't quite kicked in yet. Anyways just wanted to say hello. Love ya!

Lisa Michaud
Tuesday, May 31, 2005 09:28:25
Thanks for your interest in my essay, "The Guy's Guide to Geek Girls." I prefer not to have it reproduced elsewhere in the web - could you please link to the latest in its current location instead? Thanks! The current location is:

Monday, February 14, 2005 3:39:59 PM
MoFo! Friggin' bots have been posting spam to my guestbook. I've been forced to add an annoyance popup to the signin page to ensure that actual people are signing in.

Dr. Sbaitso
Monday, February 14, 2005 8:49:17 AM
Your site has become infected with immoral antics brought on by the devil. This is surely not the work of Mr. Chen, as he is too preoccupied with the physics of particles, deep puddle dynamics and cheesy poofs. Or is he?......

Saturday, September 11, 2004 1:40:37 AM
Updated the guestbook code. Now those annoying Tripod banners, popups and sidebars are permanently squashed! Ha, I spit on you and your obnoxious adware Tripod and claim myself victorious!

Tuesday, July 06, 2004 12:26:34 AM
Fascinating. Someone who knows my deep dark secrets from the days of Junior High... but which one is it? It's like a creepy muder mystery, or perhaps cheesy teen horror flick. The list of suspects is few, and I think only one who'd know all those incidents, but maybe people just talk...

Either way, I'll have to be sure and have the person murdered before my skeletons in the closet are brought to light.

harry paratesticles
Friday, June 18, 2004 1:56:39 PM
I was astonished to read that Dr. Sbaitso has found you. I was hoping that I would reach you first. Whatever he says do not give him the secret formula. You remember the one that was used to clean your stairway walls aflame, and to render young j.c. sleepless so you could have your way with her in the night. It was disguised as aquanet. I will contact you again shortly.

Dr. Sbaitso
Tuesday, June 15, 2004 4:08:43 PM
Jonathan - this is Dr. Sbaitso comming back from your past to haunt you. I know what you've done and who you've called with my voice. I know about the hot gilrs you've had over at your parents house and the campfires. Fireworks, skating, bb guns, rocky horror picture show - i can go on and on. You know how to reach me if you want to.

Friday, 23 April 2004 1:07:41 PM
Please help me!!!! I absolutely love this game, and I really want it! I'd even sell my first born!!! Please, please, please. The only thiing is that its been a while since I touched a pc, so my web searching skills have kinda died. Could you please tell me where I can download this game from? (You can tell Im desperate, right?)

Tuesday, January 13, 2004 5:11:50 AM
Hey I found a working site for you since the others were all down on your page. I agree it's an incredible game and all your information is very helpful thanks alot. Here's my way of repaying as it were. it's all there. :)

Sunday, December 14, 2003 8:28:37 AM
oops! i meant (i dreaming sia)

Saturday, December 13, 2003 11:44:42 PM
aha finally (after so long) i've found a site dedicated to this great game! Nice work on the site! Well, i still drop by the arcade (Parklane shopping center, or sometimes, at Lot 1, Chua Chu Kang) during weekends/Sundays to play.. but mostly i play solo these days - either as Thief (using char. name "I-NO") or mage (char. name "WUMING").. although i started as an Elf player long long time ago back in 1996. Time flies heh. Nowadays, i can also be found rambling sometimes at -sigh- i think we will never see the likes of such great games again. For Capcom, its "bad for business" if we veteran players keep whacking at the game -evil grin-.

Tuesday, November 25, 2003 4:27:26 PM
what the hell. you still don't have all the answers to the brainteasers! also, update your links, my new webpage is at: