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Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 7:17 am
by psj3809
New comic coming out in about 2 weeks ...

http://www.comiccrusaders.com/advance-r ... fighter-1/

Hopefully it does well. Used to love the freeway fighter book

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 6:12 pm
by SJ_Sathanas
SLEEP IN THE CAB!!

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 2:28 pm
by Treguard
SJ_Sathanas wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:27 pm
I was reminded of another book I couldn't finish, again even with cheating, but can't recall the name. You're an ogre or some such, and the opening has you beaten and left for dead down in a dungeon, possibly with amnesia, and I think the character was a lieutenant on a floating ship in The Trolltooth Wars? I was never able to get out of the dungeon!
Creature of Havoc! Possibly the hardest Fighting Fantasy book, and classic Steve jackson in that it's possible to get halfway through the book only to discover you're missing an item from about 50 sections back that you couldn't possibly have know was there unless you went left rather than right at a random junction and then die, and have to start all over again. I love you Steve.

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 2:30 pm
by Treguard
psj3809 wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 7:17 am
New comic coming out in about 2 weeks ...

http://www.comiccrusaders.com/advance-r ... fighter-1/

Hopefully it does well. Used to love the freeway fighter book
I share the authors opinion, out of all the Fighting Fantasy books to pick to base a comic book series on, a blatant Mad Max 2 rip off is an odd one. Unless you wanted to do a Mad Max book and couldn't get the rights...

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 9:56 am
by Treguard
Looks like we're getting another new release of the series along with a new Ian Livingstone book Port of Peril. I'm hoping for a Port Blacksand based pirate adventure, City of Thieves and Midnight Rogue were two of my favourites:

http://www.fightingfantasy.com/ff-gamebooks

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:19 pm
by psj3809
Well i bought the digital version of Freeway Fighter #1

Really liked it, great imagery, nice story so far. Think #2 is coming out pretty soon, i'll be picking that up for sure

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:47 am
by SpookyElectric1
The Hardest of All Freds wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:18 pm
I bought 3 today for 50p each.
Knights of Doom
Midnight Rogue
Demons of the Deep
Now, where are me dice?
With the Gamebook Companion for iOS, you don’t need dice! :D

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/gameboo ... 27408?mt=8

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:13 am
by SJ_Sathanas
I think I'll treat myself to the mobile version of Down Among the Deadmen. I think I preferrred the old VR series as I use to get bored of faffing around with dice. I hope they do the others in the series.

Quite fancy Sorcery! too but it's £17 for the lot and I'm too cheap to spend proper money on it. Maybe I'll just get the books again.

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:10 am
by Treguard
SJ_Sathanas wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:13 am
I think I'll treat myself to the mobile version of Down Among the Deadmen. I think I preferrred the old VR series as I use to get bored of faffing around with dice. I hope they do the others in the series.

Quite fancy Sorcery! too but it's £17 for the lot and I'm too cheap to spend proper money on it. Maybe I'll just get the books again.
The Sorcery! Apps by Inkle are brilliant, go way beyond what the books could reasonably hope to produce, with additional options, mechanics and dialogue, they're well worth it. They're on sale every so often, you might get them cheap. If you liked Virtual Reality, Cubus did a version of one of Dave's other books from the series, Necklace Of Skulls, the one set in the Mayan world. It's a good adaptation, but the combat system they've tacked on is bloody annoying until you get used to it.

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:54 am
by SJ_Sathanas
Oh that looks interesting! I found two more of his books on eBay that I hadn't heard of; Heart of Ice and Twist of Fate. They're not cheap though!

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:46 am
by Treguard
SJ_Sathanas wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:54 am
Oh that looks interesting! I found two more of his books on eBay that I hadn't heard of; Heart of Ice and Twist of Fate. They're not cheap though!
Try here http://astore.amazon.com/fablland-20?_e ... TF8&node=4

Once Upon A Time In Arabia is the re-issue of Twist Of Fate.

There's a free fully endorsed browser PDF based version of Heart of Ice available here:

http://www.jamiethomson.com/tryadventure.html

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:52 am
by Treguard
Any one else tempted by this:

http://nomadgames.co.uk/fightingfantasy/

Got a link to pre-order it last night, when I saw it and tried to do so this morning, they'd already sold out!

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:37 am
by walrus
Although they aren't due out until early August, Port of Peril along with the new prints of Warlock of Firetop Mountain and City of Thieves are on the shelves in some WH Smiths.

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:39 pm
by RetroMartin
I haven't got the new release of city of thieves yet which I loved back in the day. I have got warlock already.

Has anybody bought port of peril yet? Wondering if it's any good/ the premise

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:57 pm
by tachi
I got the collectors edition and in all honesty the stories pretty dire. In the first paragraph you gain 1 stamina yet haven't lost any yet and the first part is a rush to find food as your starving yet you begin with 10 provisions.
There are loads of other consultancies like this and it really feels rushed and poorly proofread but anything that reignited people's love for gamebooks is good imho.