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  • 9 Jun 2024: Each month we send a report about the wiki to the IFTF Board. You can help write it by going to: IFWiki reports to the IFTF Board.
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An interpreter (or terp, for short) is an application program ("app") which reads a story file and presents the game contained inside that file to the player.

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