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A Day In The Life
Rise Of The Night Creatures
New Day Rising
Bloodsworth Bayou
Golem Gauntlet
Shrine Of The Salamander
A Flame In The North
A Shadow In The North
Escape Neuburg Keep
Any Port In A Storm
Below Zero Point
Tales From The Bird Islands
The Ravages Of Fate
Nye's Song
A Knight's Trial
Return To G15-275
Devil's Flight
Above The Waves
The Curse Of Drumer
The Word Fell Silent
A Strange Week For King Melchion The Despicable
Sharkbait's Revenge
Tomb Of The Ancients
A Midwinter Carol
The Dead World
Waiting For The Light
Contractual Obligation
Garden Of Bones
The Hypertrout
The Golden Crate
In The Footsteps Of A Hero
Soul Tracker
Planet Of The Spiders
Beggars Of Blacksand
The Diamond Key
Wrong Way Go Back
Hunger Of The Wolf
Isle Of The Cyclops
The Cold Heart Of Chaos
The Black Lobster
Impudent Peasant!
Curse Of The Yeti
Bad Moon Rising
Riders Of The Storm
Bodies In The Docks
House Of Horror
Rebels Of The Dark Chasms
Midnight Deep
Lair Of The Troglodytes
Outsider!
The Trial Of Allibor's Tomb
Hellfire

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Stuart Lloyd
Thu Jul 12 20:54:34 2018
Zanbar Bone - that's an idea - a gamebook based around a Bloodbowl/Football mashup.

Robert Douglas
Fri Jul 13 19:12:32 2018
Just waiting for the Chequered Flag to sweep across the oil-slick track....well isn't it grand to be playing to the stand....

Got a comfortable position, with my cottage in the clouds...the best place for me to be...Easy we come, Easy we go...

No I won't rock the boat, because I'm One of the Millions...of helpless people.

Haoie
Fri Jul 20 06:25:40 2018
So good to see 2 new books listed! It's been forever since the last update.

Gavin
Wed Aug 22 18:32:33 2018
Started the background and rules for something else.

TWINS OF EVIL

Birth of the New Age

Can YOU survive the predations of the Inquisition, the ancient Houses, mages, werewolves, hunters and SWAT teams to find and become the guide of the prophesied twins who are the Heirs to Hell House? Your task will not be easy. And worst of all YOU are not the hero. YOU are THE VAMPIRE!

Andrew Wright
Fri Sep 7 08:09:49 2018
Hey, Arion Games are running a new kickstarter for their Advanced Fighting Fantasy system here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2036759092/demons-of-doom

It's called Demons of Doom! Be sure to check it out and back it. :-)

bcyy
Sat Sep 8 01:47:16 2018
@Andrew
Is there an option to buy stocks? :-)

Robert Douglas
Mon Dec 3 11:18:53 2018
Apologies this has nothing to do with FF, but this is now my sixth year as a barefooter. It is also the coldest it's been for me. And my bare feet are doing very well, thank you. It's amazing how resilient they become to the cold. Let's see how far I can push the boundaries, shove the threshold up higher. Toodlepip!

bcyy
Tue Dec 4 01:39:21 2018
@Robert

I have extremely sweaty feet, so I almost always go with footwear that allows good ventilation. A pair of woolly slippers, for instance, just wouldn't work for me, since they would become drenched in sweat in a matter of minutes, and I would have to squeeze the sweaty goo into a bathtub. The horror!
Just how barefoot are you? Surely you're not going outdoors barefoot as well?

Robert Douglas
Tue Dec 4 14:44:30 2018
@bcyy

Surely yes, sir! Although it's very cold at first, my feet soon begin to warm up - as long as I keep moving to pump blood around my body. I'm one of very few numbering the Barefoot Brigade in winter. Steadily becoming a true veteran. What, you think that's mad?! Try saying that to a barefooter….in SIBERIA! -40 degrees Celsius, perhaps lower. Impossible? Only for those who aren't acclimatized.

Oh the shock, oh the horror! Who is that strange barefoot man? Why does he go barefoot in late Autumn? Let me tell you a story.... I went to the local opticians today. Walked in, smiled, presented my appointment card. Now as you might know they also offer an auditory (hearing) check. Did I need one? No. How did I know that? Because, unknowingly to the two girls talking, I could pick up certain words such as, 'no shoes'. And the glancing over at me is a dead giveaway. Some people can pick up certain sound levels - and talking low or whispering doesn't always achieve intended inaudibility.


Anyway, guaranteed I'll be barefoot tomorrow when taking my spare pair of glasses in to be 're-lensed' (is that a word?). Well, unless I wake up dead, ha, ha! And I'll be dropping a hint or two....

@Robert
Wed Dec 5 01:24:32 2018
It's not so much the cold that deters me from going outside barefoot as it is the danger of the nasty stuff that I could potentially step on. If I were to go outdoors barefoot, I could imagine I would have chewing gum and nails stuck to my feet at the end of the day, not to mention the occasional hookworm...
Conserve your luck score. You need it for more important things.

Robert Douglas
Wed Dec 5 11:27:27 2018
You don't get hookworm in where I'm from. And my immune system has improved vastly. My Skill and Stamina (Initial) scores have increased by 2 points since going barefoot. Perhaps also an Endurance score? Even Notoriety or Fame score might be affected?

bcyy
Thu Dec 6 06:00:44 2018
@Robert,
Well, there weren't tiger mosquitoes in the UK either, so you never know when hookworms will make their debut.
I'm sure that taking off your shoes would result in a skill penalty, not an enhancement, otherwise the character would have done so before facing Razaak.

Robert Douglas
Thu Dec 6 11:24:04 2018
@bcyy,
Razaak actually commended the hero for taking his/her shoes off before battle commenced.

Robert Douglas
Sat Dec 22 13:30:04 2018
It's funny what happens.

Robert Douglas
Mon Dec 31 10:56:15 2018
Sorry it's a bit late, but: Merry Xmas to all! Happy New Year for tomorrow 2019! Top of my head, can't remember what is celebrated throughout Titan at this time of the year...
On a side-note, had succulent lamb with the traditional veg, including stuffing, followed by delicious is somewhat chilly ice cream of three flavours (vanilla, chocolate nut, strawberry), on Xmas Day. For New Year's Day it will be the traditional prawn cocktail (with a seafood sauce), followed by a silverside beef course with carrots, sprouts, roast potatoes. A bit (or much) later on look forward to wild forest strudel coated with custard. Cooking of these meals were/will be down to my own passable culinary abilities.

bcyy
Tue Jan 1 10:14:20 2019
@Robert:
Sounds brilliant!
I wish I had the culinary capabilities to whip up anything remotely close to "succulent lamb".

Robert Douglas
Tue Jan 1 16:38:22 2019
To be honest I had mistimed the cooking of the meat; I had to take out then later oven reheat the veg and stuffing whilst waiting for the lamb. Nevertheless, well worth it in the end! For today (New Year), change of plan: carrots, broccoli, mash, with a few slices of beef. Bit simpler compared to Xmas Day. Oh yes, the starter and dessert will remain on the menu.

Robert Douglas
Tue Jan 8 01:34:44 2019
William Morgan Sheppard has died - he played crossbow wielding Ranulf in Hawk the Slayer. Perhaps more well known for his sci-fi TV series roles such as Star Trek and Babylon 5, alongside various movie roles, including that of Patch Lovecroft in war flick The Sea Wolves and Major General Isaac Trimble in American Civil War epic Gods and Generals. But I first got to know of him from his portrayal of Ranulf. Recounting to the abbess of when Voltan's wrath befell his village is a fine example acting talent. Try and watch it if you can. Make note of his tone differentiating between deep remorse and anger, his expression, the tearful eye at a love savagely torn away. He leaves behind an acting son Mark Sheppard who I'm sure will carry on the acting tradition. RIP William Morgan Sheppard.

A.E.Johnston
Tue Feb 5 03:00:10 2019
Hi Everyone,

If you have not yet, I would highly recommend checking out "Bandersnatch" on Netflix, it is a standalone movie from the "Black Mirror" series. As you watch you are instructed to use your remote to select certain choices that appear onscreen, with each choice leading to a different scene so that in essence you choose your own adventure (sound familiar at all? :-D ). It was a lot of fun, and I will be trying again to see if I can view a different ending.

Andrew Wright
Tue Mar 26 19:50:10 2019
Haven't been writing many adventures recently, but I have written this, if you ever wanted to know what the Pit was like...

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/270695/Rough-Guide-to-the-Pit

Haoie
Thu Apr 25 00:50:42 2019
Bandersnatch was fairly interesting. I'm glad it gave gamebooks some good exposure!

Aguyofdown
Mon May 13 12:22:53 2019
Tammy your latest adventures are amazing!!! Especially the deaths... 💀💀💀

Robert Douglas
Sun May 19 15:58:27 2019
Regarding 'death' entries, years ago fans on FF.com were asked to choose their favourite gruesome endings! After a while the trademark final sentence, 'your adventure is over!' became somewhat over-used and ruined the effect; the penultimate sentence was much more final, for example: 'the quicksand tugs your body down to the murky depths of a slimy grave....' It could either trail off or end with a simple full stop. One of my most memorable deaths was from 'Beneath Nightmare Castle', taken captive (for a second time), and subject to a contest called 'Stonedrop' as described on entry 157.

Phil Sadler
Sun May 19 16:53:38 2019
I almost always favour a '...' for my death paragraphs and I don't think I've ever used a 'your adventure ends here' or something similar because it's blatantly obvious and kinda overused.

Robert Douglas
Thu Jun 6 20:35:31 2019
Walked barefoot through Preston last week. Were they understanding? Of course not. But second day I returned and that occasion walked proudly along, a healthy mix of nonchalance and supreme confidence, iPod music a most pleasant distraction, an emotional boost. First occasion I got told off for going into the Fishergate shopping centre - strangest thing, that's never happened to me in other shopping centres, supermarkets, or train stations (including the Underground). Shame, it looked such a nice place, very clean and stylish! Under the circumstances, perhaps a bit TOO posh for my liking. Reminds me of a time when one of my aunts stayed in a hotel, but she couldn't settle: it was just TOO posh for her! There was a lovely piano but nobody was allowed to play it. A fine instrument, just sitting there, gathering dust, apparently too delicate to touch. I hate that sort of thing, very wasteful. Anyway, despite the occasional prejudice and people too scared to chat with me about my barefoot lifestyle, I enjoyed popping into some of the shops, bought a couple of things, returned back to where I was staying.

bcyy
Mon Jun 10 02:30:40 2019
@Robert

True, lots of things in life just seem to be wasteful beyond reason or purpose.

I never understood the rationale behind people buying $1000 suits, when I do just fine with a $10 T-shirt. Nor do I see the point of decorative chocolate fountains, when water fountains would do just as well aesthetically, and are far more practical. Ever tried to wash anything in liquid chocolate? As for certain places where local law demands that workplaces be cooled to 17 degrees Celsius in summer and heated to 34 degrees Celsius in winter, I really don't even know what to say...

Robert Douglas
Tue Jun 11 15:36:45 2019
@bcyy,
I understand what you're saying. Another thing is how M&S food products are much more expensive than cheaper priced goods from rival supermarkets - and yet, often as not the latter tastes just as good if not better! I suppose it's mostly down to personal preference. Lidl has some great bargains, especially remember a tub of peach yoghurt that was deliciously creamy. But not so much a particular pasta sauce - it was watery and not altogether pleasant - and didn't match up to well-known, admittedly more expensive brands. Some things are hit and miss whatever the cost. Hmm, sounds like a worthy proverb.

bcyy
Wed Jun 12 02:01:19 2019
@Robert

Marks & Spencer, Lidl a good bargain...
Sounds like you live in the UK. :-)

My only experience with Lidl was in Germany, where I got a lot of high-quality products, including a bottle of passionfruit juice and some local cheese. It didn't strike me as being a bargain, though. I am more used to the prices of Metro when it comes to German supermarkets.

Just to keep this conversation appropriate for this forum, can you believe that I once picked up two brand new copies of Creature of Havoc for the equivalent of $1.50 each? Now that's a bargain!

Also, if we're talking about prices instead of resources expended, I can provide yet another pretty extreme example: I am entitled to heavily subsidised housing, which costs me only $20/month (yes, 20, not a typo) to rent, and which I take maximum advantage of. Many of my colleagues, who also have access to the same subsidised housing, however, choose to buy houses priced at $400/sqft instead.

Andrew Wright
Thu Jun 20 01:05:01 2019
Hey Fighting Fantasy fans! You can get a PDF copy of the third sequel to Out of the Pit, entitled Return to the Pit, at Bundle of Holding, where it is on sale with a bunch of Advanced Fighting Fantasy second edition PDFs:

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/MoreAFF

Robert Douglas
Thu Jul 18 01:41:32 2019
I've spotted on Amazon 'Assassins of Allansia' by Ian Livingstone. It will be released in September of this year. I'm wondering if Charlie Higson and Jonathan Green might be doing any more FF? Since they've clearly dropped the 'Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone presents...' from the cover of Scholastics titles (but not the FF logo), would it be possible for commissioned authors from the original Puffin series to return with ideas they didn't have a chance to have published during the mid-90's FF crash? I read on Titannica that Stephen Hand was at that time planning a third gamebook titled 'Blood of the Mandrakes'; wouldn't it be great if we had another 'Bloodbones' moment (or even several previously cancelled gamebooks) beginning to appear under Scholastic label! However, in the world of publishing, I'm not sure how realistic that would be. If asked, would the commissioned authors return to FF? Or are they to busy with other projects nowadays?

Stuart Lloyd
Fri Jul 19 05:10:20 2019
I heard that Stephen Hand wants nothing more to do with Fighting Fantasy. What would be cool is if some of the books here got the print treatment. However I'm sceptical as they seem to be aiming their books at a childrens' market now.

Robert Douglas
Fri Jul 19 11:22:01 2019
If true, that's a shame about Stephen Hand - he did some great adventures. Legend of the Shadow Warriors was one of my favourite FF titles. I was at Sixth Form college when it was released, bought it from a local bookshop during a free period. Distant memories, better days. 'Blood of the Mandrakes' would have evoked such fond memories.



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