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Ika Tempura
Wed Mar 25 01:42:48 2009
Greetings from
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. Just wanna congratulate and praise the job well done on the gamebooks written!

I'm a big fan of LW and FF gamebooks and storyline (Magnamund and Allansia et al.) Glad to see extensions of FF stories here, and brings back fond memories (maybe should replay all the books again) of Scopion Swarmp, Forest of Doom, City of Theives.

Though some titles here are really REALLY diffcult (especially Hellfire; haven't cleared though) they give really good satisfaction upon completion.

Am hoping to see themes similar to "Sorcery!" The spell system is ingenious and awesome!

Once again, good job!

Haoie
Fri Mar 27 03:57:05 2009
Stormslayer I believe is 1 of the cancelled projects in development, much like Bloodbones. Well, according to the FF Wikia anyway.

Kee
Fri Mar 27 13:45:15 2009
Rlly? Sigh.....I thought fr a moment there that the series wasnt dead....

duffmeister
Fri Mar 27 19:10:30 2009
It isn't dead Kee! Haoie, Bloodbones may have been a cancelled project but it was published over a year ago, so it seems Stormslayer will arrive after all, look here: http://jonathangreenauthor.blogspot.com/2009/03/stormslayer-and-fighting-fantasy-re.html

duffmeister
Fri Mar 27 20:38:23 2009
hey, what happened to my comment?!

Theslayer02
Fri Mar 27 23:16:24 2009
How is bloodbones a cancelled project if its alredy been released?

Kekataag
Sat Mar 28 09:22:18 2009
Theslayer02, I think what Haoie means is that it was a cancelled project in the original series. And yes, Stormslayer is actually Eye of the Storm, a book mentioned by Jon Green several years ago. I guess the reason the title was changed is that Eye of the Dragon had already been released in 2005, and Wizard didn't want two books with Eye in the title.

duffmeister
Sat Mar 28 10:10:44 2009
I already said this, but it appears some glitch ocured, deleting my comment, so here it is again. Yes Bloodbones has finally been published, and so, soon, shall Stormslayer, look here: http://jonathangreenauthor.blogspot.com/2009/03/stormslayer-and-fighting-fantasy-re.html
No glitch occurred, and the comment has not been deleted. It should be obvious what is going on and why - if not please could you email me for an explanation instead of repeatedly posting about it here.

Kee
Mon Mar 30 10:26:41 2009
Whoa, thanks duffmeister, this is great news! About time FF got a new book though the Stormslayer's cover (even if it is a mock cover) doesn't look as great as standard Wizard editions.

Phil Sadler
Mon Mar 30 17:02:39 2009
I'm sure the picture has already been used on one of the Sorcery books?

Kee
Tue Mar 31 09:57:08 2009
Yup, for Sorcery 4. I'm assuming since it's just a mock cover they'll be replacing that image with the book's actual picture.

Phil Sadler
Mon Sep 7 10:14:12 2009
Got my Stormslayer today for five of your English pounds! The book itself is larger than we are used to (I don't mean page count, I mean the height and the length). The instructions are at the back (?). Also, you can choose a pre-made adventurer from three on offer, one of which has a skill of 11 (!). Or you can design your own as usual.

So far so good then :-)

Kekataag
Mon Sep 7 21:49:44 2009
Jonathan Green's new FF book, Night of the Necromancer is being released in April. You can find out more about the book on his blog (http://jongreenunnaturalhistory.blogspot.com)

Ulysses
Mon Sep 14 02:00:24 2009
Hello all.

I received today the first 4 volumes in the latest re-release of the FF series. It is interesting to note that Stormslayer is much thicker than the other three, coming in at 326 pages per 400 references, which Deathtrap Dungeon comes in at 210 pages per 400 refs.

As Phil mentioned, the instructions, etc are at the back; which seems to be an effort to hook new readers in with the story and the ability to make choices rather than confronting/confusing them with rules.
The cover designs which people have probably seen elsewhere feature a standard 'frame' with a small inset picture. Personally, I don't like this style of cover, preferring the whole-cover picture such as featured in the first re-release. However, the most striking thing is that the books look very new and modern on the outside, but inside, the re-released titles are exactly the same; and I mean exactly the same. Comparing the new version with an old green-spine, the references all start, end, and cross over pages at exactly the same point, with the same pictures and 'filler illustrations'.
None of this is a complaint, just an observation about the re-rerelease. There is a difference, after all, between revitalising something as opposed to squeezing a few more drops out of it. That said, it seems that these first 3 volumes may be intended just as the intoduction to a new series comprising new stories, which is something I think we all want to see.
I would have preferred them to just start anew without digging up the old titles at all. Having access to the old stories without having to search through second-hand bookshops or bid on ebay is appreciated, but this access is incomplete given that the first rerelease excluded some titles (it is understood that Wizard was never going to re-release a title that sold poorly back in the 80s). It would have been good if all of the old stories could have been made available somehow, perhaps in one single, giant tome that I for one would definately buy, and then let them rest and focus on a new series of slightly more mature stories.
Anyway, excuse me...going to read Stormslayer...

Aiken
Wed Feb 10 17:14:40 2010
By the by. Fans of Creature of Havoc (and I am one) will probably be aware of the alleged mistake that occurs in this book. Most walk-throughs draw attention to this. The following link is to an article by an AI fan and interactive fiction writer called Stephen Bond on this book and the mistake in question which is very interesting.

http://plover.net/~bonds/creatureofhavoc.html

He is a bit harsh about FF books in general, but his theory, as they say, deserves to be true!

Gaetano
Wed Feb 10 23:25:01 2010
I'd read that article before. He certainly has an interesting theory, whether he truly believes it or not. Yet another take on the most famous mistake in FF history. (By his reasoning, though, should the player be looking for secret references on every section he/she comes across?

Aiken
Thu Feb 11 18:12:32 2010
Gaetano:

I agree that this falls squarely into the "ingenious but flawed" category, like so many literary musings. What are the other takes on this mistake?

Haoie
Thu Jun 16 20:48:52 2011
Just got Howl of the Werewolf and Night of the Necromancer in the mail last night. Great new FF books, highly recommended, anyone else have them? Stormslayer is also the pick of the new editions which I bought a few months, although I didn't care for Bloodbones.

Gaetano
Fri Jun 17 03:13:55 2011
Howl of the Werewolf was recently voted the best Fighting Fantasy gamebook by the readers of Fighting Fantazine. I'd have to say that if not the best, it's definitely in the top three or so.

duffmeister
Fri Jun 17 12:01:03 2011
I don't know about Night of the Necromancer or Stormslayer but I would class Howl of the Werewolf as one of the best FF gamebooks ever. There may be a better gamebook but if there is I haven't read it.



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