- What the heck is a Spelunker?
A 'Spelunker' is a person who explores dark, mysterious
caves, often with the notion that a secret treasure
awaits them within each obscure passageway they manage
to stumble upon (read Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain). We
use the term 'Spelunker' affectionately to refer to
our visitors as they explore the many 'Cyber-Caves'
available on the site.
- Why do you use the phrase 'Die Well'
throughout your site?
heh heh heh ... If a Spelunker lost their cyber-life
while exploring the original Caverns Of Blood game,
they were said to have 'Died Well.' It just seemed to
catch on as sort of a Caverns Of Blood trademark, so
we chose to exploit it.
- Will you send me a Caverns image or
music file via e-mail?
No, sorry. Unfortunately, we sometimes receive hundreds
of e-mails daily. Not only do we not have time to respond
to all of them, these types of requests are often inappropriate.
- Can I link directly to a file on your
site, like a music file?
No, sorry. Linking directly to a Caverns image or music
file that you wish to embed on your own site, or to
an html e-mail request, IS NOT a good idea. Not only
do the Caverns files frequently change locations, sometimes
you may receive a big surprise instead of what you thought
you were linking to. This practice is highly discouraged
on any web site.
- Can I use your graphics on my site?
You can have a file-download-field-day by visiting our
'Scary Stuff' section where you can view hundreds of
animated gif's and still images, as well as midi's and
fonts. All we ask is that you embed the small Caverns
Graphics Courtesy Logo on your site and link it back
to ours. Self-promotion? Maybe, but it takes a long
time to make some of those graphics, Spelunker ... Can't
we get a link in exchange? *drooling*
- I'm hopelessly stuck in one of the
online games. Is there really a way to win?
Of course there's a way to win ... In the Castle Quest
game there are several ways to win. Hey, just because
you may not be able to win the game, doesn't mean everyone
can't either (neener - neener - neeeener). The best
piece of advice we can give to people who are having
trouble is: Read The Text. Once they learn to focus
on the storyline for clues, we are often contacted again
by the same person stating the exhilaration they experienced
when they finally finished the game :) 'Wooo-Hooo!'
- How does a site qualify for your 'Link
Of The Month' award?
The three Link Of The Month recipients are chosen completely
at random. What we look for is new and refreshing content
that is related to the horror genre and is either: dark
and/or fun and/or informative and/or all of the above.
heh heh heh ...If you're submitting your site for Link
Of The Month consideration, don't be discouraged if
we don't contact you within the same month. We cue sites
well in advance and may award your site 90 days down
the line :)
- Your font downloads have a 'zip' extension.
How do I uncompress them?
You'll have to install and use an 'unzipping' program
to get to the actual fonts. These kinds of programs
are becoming standard software equipment on newer systems.
If you're sure you don't have one already installed,
you can try
for a fee. There are many free unzipping programs out
there as well. Just do a search for 'free zip software.'
- What's with the magic Ouija board?
Is it a game or what?
No, it's not a game. The Magic Ouija Board is a cyber
version of the real thing. The difference here is that
you're using your mouse instead of your fingertips to
control the planchette. The Ouija will only answer your
questions if you're able to contact a spirit using the
board as your doorway to the 'other world.' Warning:
You are urged to get at least one other person to touch
your mouse with you as you move it across the board
or, as gothic folklore suggests, you may be possessed
by the spirit you conjure up in the Ouija.
- I get a pop-up window that says 'plugin
required audio/x-midi.' What is it?
That's your browser telling you that it is not capable
of playing a midi or wav (music or sound) file that
is embedded in the page you are trying to view. This
plugin is usually standard equipment on the latest Netscape
and Internet Explorer browsers. If you don't have the
plugins to play sounds and music, you're missing out
on a lot of the fun across the Net. If your system has
a sound card, we recommend you 'get the plugin' the
next time the browser's pop-up window appears.
- What's the name of the music that plays
in your Nightmares & Dreams page?
The midi in the Nightmares & Dreams page is simply entitled,
'Nightmare.' It was created by the minds of The Caverns
author and Ellsworth Hall, a cyber composer. Although
it is copyrighted by Caverns Of Blood, it appears to
be embedded on many sites throughout the Web and, in
some cases, mistitled and offered for free download.
If you hear it elsewhere, at least you now know from
whence it came.
- Why did you remove the 'Horror Chat'
'Horror Chat' was originally added to The Caverns as
a means for our visitors to discuss Halloween and horror
happenings with other people possessing a love of the
same genres. It was a place where young folks were able
to chat with older folks (and visa-versa) on a level
playing field. Regrettably, it eventually turned into
a playground for a few disturbed individuals and consequently
became unmanageable ...Fun while it lasted though