Latest News Sunday 22nd November 2015
FIGHTING FANTASY FACT
Courtesy of YOU ARE THE HERO, here is another fact. Blood the Zombies includes the original Fighting Fantasy gamebook, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, within its pages. It appears in paragraph 347, in the description of a windowless room that could almost be Ian Livingstone's own private gaming archive. But this was not The Warlock of Firetop Mountain's first cameo appearance. The book can also be seen in Appointment with F.E.A.R, where it can be found, appropriately enough, in a bookstore. One of Kev Crossley's illustrations in Blood of the Zombies includes an appearance by the sequel to The Warlock of Firetop Mountain - Return to Firetop Mountain - on a shelf in Goraya Castle's library.
Latest News Sunday 15th November 2015
DRAGONMEET - SATURDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2015
I for one am looking forward to meeting everyone in a few weeks time. Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks will be selling new and old books alike. Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone will be available for signings so bring your own books along to be autographed. No times have been confirmed yet. Jonathan Green will be there as will Arion Games. See you all soon!
Latest News Saturday 7th November 2015
What does Fighting Fantasy mean to you?
Building on YOU ARE THE HERO by Jonathan Green in which fans tell stories of growing up immersed in places and situations one could only conjure in the mind and survive to tell the tale. Not only that but try and try again, experiencing something different every time you took to the page and rolled the dice. Not to mention the mapping and immersive artwork taking you beyond that page sparking imagination beyond reality. If it wasn't real, it was escapism, it was wishing it could be different and somewhere you could be the hero. If I could go into any one of the books for real I would but I am taking the five-fingered bookmark with me and will have invented the Charm of Rewind because I can. Share your experiences with The Warlock by e-mail at email@example.com
Latest News Saturday 31st October 2015
HAPPY HALLOWEEN ADVENTURERS
First things first. Before I could even get a post up to say that The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Kickstarter has commenced but it has already funded! It only started less than two days ago but it has surpassed its $15,000 target already. There are still 29 days to go and is very affordable. Well done to Tin Man Games for what is going to be an epic rendition of the gamebook.
Are you old school and reading Legend of the Shadow Warriors this Halloween or are you more of a Howl of the Werewolf kind of person? Tweet The Warlock @fightingfantasy to share your adventures. May your stamina never fail!
Latest News Sunday 25th October 2015
This weekend Tin Man Games have announced that the much anticipated Kickstarter for The Warlock of Firetop Mountain will start this week (hopefully Friday). This has got to be the most exciting release to date. A year in the making, it will bring a whole new experience to your desktop and you will be able to experience gameplay like never before. They have released these pictures which show an exciting image of the interior of the Mountain and the 'Iron Cyclops' as a miniature.
Latest News Saturday 17th October 2015
Hello there Adventurers. The Warlocks Quill letters page has been created especially for fans who are new to Fighting Fantasy, as well as older fans of our adventure game books and system. The goal of the Warlocks Quill is to give YOU the opportunity to write in with all your interesting questions, comments . . . and complaints. Tell us what you'd like to see on this site - because it's your site. We would very much like to read readers views of the site and the books? Have you found the books too hard? What about the art? Do you like the site? Let us know and please send the Great Wizard your letters on any or all of these subjects. Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org for a feature.
Latest News Thursday 8th October 2015
Fighting Fantasy Fact 9 from YOU ARE THE HERO
In the run up to Christmas 1983 one small boy had an unexpected encounter whilst out shopping. "I went with my dad to the Games Workshop in the Arndale Centre in Manchester. I spotted the new Sorcery! box-set - The Shamutanti Hills and the Spell Book - and had enough pocket money saved up to buy it. The person serving us at the till told us that the author was out back and my dad, being my dad, asked if I cold meet him and have him sign my book, which Steve did. Who'd have thought that eighteen years later I'd be contacting Steve and negotiating bringing the series back to print!" That young boy was Simon Flynn, who in 2001 was Publishing Manager at Icon Books, the company responsible for relaunching the Fighting Fantasy series in 2002.
Latest News Thursday 1st October 2015
I think it might be appropriate that this is the month of Hiding. A lot of reference lately is being made to Kickstarter projects either running late, getting cancelled or going unfunded. Well Fighting Fantasy related ones are not immune to this. It is equally of concern to some that anything new from Fighting Fantasy is brought to market this way and especially since none of them are new Gamebooks.
You are the Hero by Jonathan Green was late but well worth waiting for (fingers crossed, his Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland is on time). Beyond the Pit was successful and as far as I remember on-time. So far the funded Trolltooth Wars Graphic Novel is running behind and still yet to materialise. There is no sight yet of the miniatures planned for release by Pure Evil Miniatures nor of the Dungeon Crawl Card Game by Greywood Publishing. It also appears that the Legend Quest project is under threat and may get pulled. Can Tin Man Games break this cycle with a really exciting rendition of Warlock of Firetop Mountain? Instead of releasing the app to the market in the usual way they are looking to Kickstarter for funding, mainly for new artwork to enhance the experience. Apparently, it is going to be bigger and better than we have seen before and hopefully we will not be disappointed. The only downside is if they all get released at the same time it might be a bit hard on the pocket, especially if funds are called in around the month of Locking, so get saving those Gold pieces.
Latest News Sunday 27th September 2015
FIGHTING FANTASY FACT
In 1982, Ian Livingstone wrote the how-to-guide that The Warlock of Firetop Mountain was meant to be, but for Routledge & Kegan Paul rather than Puffin. "Dicing with Dragons" was the book about the role-playing games hobby that Geraldine Cooke suggested he and Steve Jackson write until they convinced her that a role-playing gamebook which you could actually play would be much better. They were right. The Fighting Fantasy series sold over 17 million copies. It proves that playing games is much more fun than reading about them!
Latest News Sunday 20th September 2015
Not really Fighting Fantasy news but as close as. A Kickstarter campaign has been started by Oliver McNeil, owner of Legend Photography. You might have met him at the Fighting Fantasy Fest last year with his costumes and props. The "live" game will be a unique team theatre experience, where any number of dungeon environments will have been created by the actors & crew. Members of the audience will be invited to enter the stage area and take part in encounter scenes, interacting with the actors. As the adventure unfolds, new scenes will be created in the versatile space for audience members to enter and enjoy. The audience are therefore the players in a thrilling, interactive 2 hour adventure.
Tom Baker (of Doctor Who fame) will be the Game Master voice over. Our very own Ian Livingstone is the project adviser. Jamie Thomson and Jonathan Green will be assisting with the scripts and Russ Nicholson and Malcolm Barter will be contributing artwork.
What are you waiting for - Get backing this project now.
Latest News Friday 11th September 2015
Try your hand at this new Beneath Nightmare Castle quiz supplied by Tammy Badowski. Take it now.
Latest News Thursday 3rd September 2015
NEW Amateur Adventure
I have the pleasure to introduce a new 225 paragraph amateur adventure, Venom of Vortan by Mark Lain.
"This adventure is intended as a gentle tribute to very linear, item-heavy, old school-style dungeon trawls. The style of, and approach to, the design of this short subject is intentional and hopefully familiar to fans of early Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks"
Can you overthrow Vortan, The Snake Lord? What are you waiting for, take the challenge now!
Latest News Tuesday 1st September 2015
Welcome to the month of Reaping
Quick update. I did attend Comic Con on Saturday as planned and what fun I had. Unfortunately Lew was unable to attend due to illness so maybe I will get to meet him another day. To make up for it I met loads of famous people and got to guest assist The 7th Doctor Who - Sylvester McCoy and either side of me was Chris Barrie and Robert Englund none the less.
I need some help. I have had a question from a fan who needs help solving Blood of the Zombies.
"I have been playing blood of the zombies and have come up against zombie Kong I have a shotgun and Amy has the pistol giving us a +7 on our attack score however considering as the highest you can role on the dice is 12 it is impossible to get higher than 20 so it seems impossible to get past zombie Kong. Can you be honest with me and tell me is it possible to get a better weapon or can that part not be completed."
Solutions please to mailto:email@example.com
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