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Latest Update Wednesday 27th April 2016

Fighting Fantasy Fact

Straight out of the Jonathan Green's `You are the Hero: History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks', did you know that.........

"Over the years, many people have doubtless wondered about the origin of the name Zagor (pronounced so that the ‘Za’ rhymes with ‘bay’, rather than with ‘baa’). It was Livingstone who came up with the name having been inspired by the moniker attributed to the crossword compiler whose work appeared in Owl & Weasel, Games Workshop’s original gaming fanzine, Zailin.

But who was Zailin? Who else, other than Ian Livingstone? Livingstone devised the puzzles while his then girlfriend was the one who actually typed them up. Zailin was an anagram of their first names, Ian and Liz!"

Latest Update Saturday 16th April 2016

Fighting Fantasy Collector checklist & price guide 2016

New and revised content for 2016. This sixth edition is bound to please die hard Fighting Fantasy Gamebook fans and collectors alike. Checklists, price guides, footnotes, articles. Everything you need to complete and value your collection. Start your inventory now and may your collecting stamina never fail! Click this link to read it on-line. You can obtain a download version in pdf by email mail@fightingfantasy.com.

Latest Update Sunday 10th April 2016

Ever wondered what Allansia looks like. Well here it is in map form. The original cartographer is Leo Hartas and he did this one for Trolltooth Wars. Leo illustrated many maps for Fighting Fantasy Books.

Apart from a book setting, have you ever attempted to map Titan over a wider area? Send your artwork to the Warlock for a feature - mail@fightingfantasy.com

Latest Update Friday 1st April 2016

Over the years the Fighting Fantasy logo has seen many faces. I am sure you'll all agree the original circular logo with the dagger is the most classic. It certainly has seen a few changes and I am sure there are a few other variations but for those that do not know, Fighting Fantasy has been around since 1982 (in print anyway) and this collection is the most popular ones known across the generations.

Latest Update Monday 21st March 2016

Bit of trivia from YOU ARE THE HERO. Steve Jackson may have been the first person to come up with the phrase 'role-playing game'. In early 1976, he wrote a review of En Garde! for Owl & Weasel (Games Workshop's original gaming fanzine). This was a 3 Muskateers quest game which used a gamesmaster. Struggling to find an effective way to describe how the Dungeons & Dragons experience differed from other games, he described it as a "role-playing game".

Latest News Wednesday 9th March 2016

If you haven't seen them yet you must have had your head buried in the sands of Titan. Arion Games have published the second edition of the Advanced Fighting Fantasy game system in paperback form since 2011 and for the first time you can now get one of them on-line. The first to be released in .pdf format is the Heroes Companion (requires the core rulebook) and available from RPG.NOW as a download.

Latest News Tuesday 1st March 2016

Freeway Fighter: The Comic Kickstarter project underway

A sequel to Ian Livingstone's Freeway Fighter is to be brought to life in comic format through a Kickstarter project supported by Jonathan Green based on a script written by Andi Ewington and Ian Livingstone. Find out more and keep up date on the progress by joining the Facebook group.

Latest News Sunday 28th February 2016

For those that missed SKILL, STAMINA; and LUCK on Radio 4 yesterday, here is the podcast on-line http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b071h083

Latest News Monday 22nd February 2016

SKILL, STAMINA and LUCK

Listen to musings of Fighting Fantasy History on Radio 4 this Saturday at 8pm

Sat 27 Feb 2016 20:00 BBC RADIO 4

Latest News Thursday 18th February 2016

Congratulations to William Zaphirato for winning the competition with his drawing and description of a Mist Wraith for Beyond the Pit. A copy of Blood of the Zombies is on the way to him.

Latest News Wednesday 10th February 2016

Inkle announce Sorcery! 1 and 2 is now available on Steam (PC and MAC)

An epic adventure in a land of monsters, traps and magic. Journey across the deadly Shamutanti Hills and through the Cityport of Kharé, home to thieves, corrupt nobles and deadly mutants, as you attempt to recover The Crown of Kings. Armed with your sword, and over fifty spells with weird and wonderful effects, embark on a journey of a thousand choices where every one is remembered and will change your story. This is Parts 1 and 2 of a four-part series.

Latest News Saturday 30th January 2016

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Kickstarter update

A re-imagining of the Fighting Fantasy adventures as a rich new digital tabletop RPG with miniatures and multiple character paths.

 

For The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Kickstarter backers, Tin Man Games are releasing extra material as a bonus on Humble for Android users. In addition to Kickstarter, in just a few days they will also be releasing Steve Jackson's House of Hell on to Steam as well!

They have also commissioned new art from Russ Nicholson and can reveal that one of the images will include Sindla, Titan’s Goddess of Luck, and a brand new monster that has made Firetop Mountain its home since the dwarves left. This latter creature was once bound by the dwarves to work the forges, so it may be a little bit angry!

They’ve also commissioned some new digital miniatures, one of the stretch goals, which include Haldar Eriksson, Ophelia Lapwing and Vignor Firestorm. Fighting Fantasy fans will recognise these heroes as the pre-generated player characters that accompanied the Wizard series 2 edition of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain paperback. Check out Balrum Axecleaver as well.

The Scale of Firetop Mountain in game, with scalable interior, will be something never seen before that will surely enhance what is looking to be an exciting release. This is not all, following negotiation with Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, Tin man are introducing a new Allansian character. Find out more here.

Latest Update Sunday 17th January 2016

COMPETITION TIME

The Warlock would like to hear from budding artists.

Choose a creature, monster, humanoid or other Fighting Fantasy character from the Beyond the Pit A-Z and draw a picture using your own style. If it has a picture, do not copy it, re-imagine it and come up with something fresh.

To be in with a chance to win a Fighting Fantasy Gamebook, entries should be sent to mail@fightingfantasy.com by midnight on Sunday 31st January 2016.

Latest Update Sunday 10th January 2016

CAMEOS AND RED HERRINGS

In YOU ARE THE HERO - A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks Jonathan Green reflects on cameos.

"For those who are sharp of eye, there's a great deal to take from the myriad illustrations that appear in the Fighting Fantasy book. Take Iain McCaig, for example: "I left both clues and red herrings in the drawings, little things that the astute puzzle-hunter would pick up on. Occasionally, I also snuck things in just to see if anyone would notice, like the image of the howling prisoner with the severed hand in Deathtrap Dungeon, which is actually a portrait of Ian Livingstone." Following McCaig's lead other artists began to put Jackson and Livingstone into their pictures."

Where else have you seen the legends immortalised in the Gamebooks or where else have you been duped by an image? e-mail the Warlock with your finds. mail@fightingfantasy.com

Latest Update Friday 1st January 2016

HOUSE OF HELL QUIZ

To start the new year off as we mean to go on it is with great pleasure that we bring you the first quiz of 2016, House of Hell. Thanks once again to Tammy Badowski for her efforts. Why not try the others if you have time to spare and if you have one you would like to submit, e-mail the details to the Warlock for publication to mail@fightingfantasy.com

Read archived news here.

 

Sorcery! App by Inkle

Sorcery! App by Inkle

Play the Fighting Fantasy Sorcery! Shamutanti Hills iApp on your iPhone! Read all about it HERE.

 

iPhone & Android Apps by Tin Man Games

iPhone and Android Apps by Tin Man Games


Play the Fighting Fantasy Apps by Tin Man Games on your iPhone and Android devices! Read all about them HERE.

 

FF Nintendo DS

Nintendo DSDs Wofm

Play Fighting Fantasy on your Nintendo DS! Read more HERE Read more

WORLDWEAVER: Kindle News

Kindle The Kindle versions of Fighting Fantasy is only available in the US at the moment. For news on the UK version coming soon click Here.

OUT NOW: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, The Citadel of Chaos, Deathtrap Dungeon, City of Thieves, House of Hell and Creature of Havoc. More information on the Fighting Fantasy series and the Kindle adaptations can be found by visiting the: Worldweaver FF Kindle site.

 

And in other news

Teaching Aids Check out how to utilise the Fighting Fantasy books a useful teaching resource, particularly with reluctant readers. NEW MATERIAL - JUNE 2012

Rule Guide A guide to assorted core Official Fighting Fantasy rules that have been introduced within the Gamebooks.

Latest Fan Artwork

Gallery

Beyond The Pit

Beyond the Pit

Fighting Fantasy Downloads

Downloads

Fighting Fantasy Exclusives

Exclusives

Amateur Adventures by Fans

Amateur Adventures

Beyond the Pit

BTP

Fighting Fantasy Beyond the Pit is a brand new definitive companion written to primarily present an exciting new guide to the monsters and creatures of the Gamebook series. A bestiary and in-depth guide that will allow Games Masters to frighten their adventurers with a minimum of work, and provide amateur writers with a resource to build even better amateur adventures.

This area of the Official Fighting Fantasy website has been created as an ongoing project to present the entire resource of all Fighting Fantasy related monsters and encounters in the series past and present. Through this alphabetical index, you can explore all the entries held in Beyond the Pit.

Opinion Polls

BTP

Do you have an opinion on the Fighting Fantasy series? Would you like to let us (and other Fighting Fantasy fans and the world) know? Then our Opinion Poll area is for you. Every month we will be updating the polls area with new polls requested by fans. You'll find the most current polls below (and of course across the site) as well as other polls we've run in the past.

You can still vote on all of our polls even if they are not the most current! If you just want to see the results, click the 'Results' button to see the results and not vote.

Book Reviews

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Do you have an opinion on the Fighting Fantasy series? Would you like to let us (and other Fighting Fantasy fans and the world) know? Then our Reviews area is for you. We actively encouraged all our fans to write to us with any reviews of the books and submit them for the entire Fighting Fantasy community to read. Whether your a veteran or novice Fighting Fantasy fan, Share your your knowledge about the Fighting Fantasy series, your thoughts about the new covers or the interior illustrations, and your opinions on the story or difficulty of the book. Our reviews page will present all those reviews that have been contributed to us. Send your reviews of Wizards Fighting Fantasy Books to us at:

mail@fightingfantasy.com

Book Solutions

Solutions

Do you have a Fighting Fantasy solution? Then our Solutions area is for you. We actively encouraged all our fans to write to us with any solutions they have written of the books for the entire Fighting Fantasy community to read. Whether your a veteran or novice Fighting Fantasy fan, share your skills about the Fighting Fantasy series:

mail@fightingfantasy.com

Amateur Maps

Maps

Have you illustrated a Fighting Fantasy Map? Let us know and then send it in as our Maps area is now online. We want to present and post all the best maps (good and bad) online and are now actively encouraging all our fans to email or mail us any maps they have created of the books for the Fighting Fantasy community to read. Whether your a veteran or novice Fighting Fantasy fan, share your drawing skills about the Fighting Fantasy series:

mail@fightingfantasy.com

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