I rarely request a team but this is a special occasion. I finally have gotten a copy of the book that started it all. Tim Hartnell's Creating Adventure Games On Your Computer (also available here: http://www.atariarchives.org/adventure/).
It's all about creating text adventures and it's 99% compatible with FreeBASIC. I figured a few of us could work through it as a team and see what kind of game we come up with. Anyone interested?
PS : My original copy was lost during my teenage years.