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Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:23 am
by SJ_Sathanas
Treguard wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:26 pm
SJ_Sathanas wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:37 pm
Wasn't Trial of Champions essentially Deathtrap Dungeon with some gladiatorial trials before hand? Did I remember that correctly?
Pretty much, but most Ian Livingstone books are essentially the same dungeon crawl, even when they're above ground. So many T-junctions, even in Forest of Doom...
I was thinking more in the literal sense. I strongly recall recognising characters & locations in ToC from DD, though (as usual) I'm probably very wrong.

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:28 am
by Treguard
SJ_Sathanas wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:23 am
Treguard wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:26 pm
SJ_Sathanas wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:37 pm
Wasn't Trial of Champions essentially Deathtrap Dungeon with some gladiatorial trials before hand? Did I remember that correctly?
Pretty much, but most Ian Livingstone books are essentially the same dungeon crawl, even when they're above ground. So many T-junctions, even in Forest of Doom...
I was thinking more in the literal sense. I strongly recall recognising characters & locations in ToC from DD, though (as usual) I'm probably very wrong.
Yeah, it's set in the same Dungeon, but completely redesigned. The premise is that you've been captured by Lord Carnassus and forced to undertake the 'Trial of Champions' on his behalf (if you make it through the arena) so he can get one over on his brother, Baron Sukumvit who designed the dungeon. This was actually my first Fighting Fantasy book back in the day.

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:07 am
by icemann
Give me Lone Wolf any day of the week over Fighting Fantasy. That said, the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks are excellent don't me wrong. But your always some one different, and in most cases in a different universe per book.

In Lone Wolf in comparison, your the same person from book to book, continuing the story with each one + advancing your character in true RPG fashion. I've never experienced anything in book form that is as awesome as the Lone Wolf books.

Quite sad that Joe Dever (creator of Lone Wolf) passed away a year ago. We may never get those final 2 gamebooks remaining. Storms of Chai only came out the year prior.

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:18 am
by psj3809
Nah i'm the opposite. Fighting Fantasy to me were the best books around, started it all off until the copycat ones appeared.

Dont get me wrong Lone Wolf is decent (Remember there was also a Ninja series around back then ? Avenger i think ?) but i love all those books, specially the early FF ones.

The Sorcery series sounds similar to what you're talking about, series of 4 books (some huge) and you're the same character going on this massssive journey. Amazing books for its time

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:20 am
by icemann
Lone Wolf is 29 books strong though :p.

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:26 pm
by SJ_Sathanas
Yeah I think I prefered the standalone nature of the FF books too.

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:56 pm
by BellyFullOfHell
RichPT wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:16 pm
I used to love these. Warlock of FTM, House of Hell ,Deathtrap Dungeon and the Sorcery series were easily the best books

I did buy a more recent FF book about 10 years ago. I must have re-started it about 4 times but each time kept losing interest. Not sure if its because of my tastes changing or the book!

I bought the Warlock of Firetop mountain Nintendo DS game a few years back. Is pretty good, it's like a first person adventure. I don't think it was released here. I got the US version.
House of Hell was by far the most atmospheric one I ever played. Ran through it again a few years back, and it's still really well done. Some superb illustrations as well.

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:48 pm
by You've Been Gamed
BellyFullOfHell wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:56 pm
RichPT wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:16 pm
I used to love these. Warlock of FTM, House of Hell ,Deathtrap Dungeon and the Sorcery series were easily the best books

I did buy a more recent FF book about 10 years ago. I must have re-started it about 4 times but each time kept losing interest. Not sure if its because of my tastes changing or the book!

I bought the Warlock of Firetop mountain Nintendo DS game a few years back. Is pretty good, it's like a first person adventure. I don't think it was released here. I got the US version.
House of Hell was by far the most atmospheric one I ever played. Ran through it again a few years back, and it's still really well done. Some superb illustrations as well.
Man I loved them too. I think there was one called Rebel Planet too, which I played to death!

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:22 pm
by legooolas
Had up to about number 35 when I was a kid, and I got the first 10 for free recently where someone was giving them away :D

Warlock of Firetop Mountain is indeed still great; haven't had a chance to play any of the others again yet..

Also, number 4 used to be Starship Traveller, but that's like number 22 or something now? Possibly because it's not set on Titan, but still odd that they swapped a different book in to be number 4...

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:41 am
by learnedrobb
Picked up a Fighting Fantasy book yesterday for the first time in about 22 years.

Crypt of The Sorcerer. Cost me £2 in a 2nd hand bookshop. Looking forward to running through it later.

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:08 pm
by RichPT
BellyFullOfHell wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:56 pm
House of Hell was by far the most atmospheric one I ever played. Ran through it again a few years back, and it's still really well done. Some superb illustrations as well.
Yes it was great. It was originally in Warlock (FF Magazine). I played the version in there later and it had a slightly different story

Re: Fighting Fantasy

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:20 am
by icemann
On a side note, Lone Wolf book 30 came out a few weeks ago.