I've now adapted Al Sander's gamebook for online play. Note that this adaptation is not based on the very latest version - available on the downloads page - as I had already done most of the work by the time I received it.
Haoie Mon May 19 04:46:25 2008
Thanks very much for the new Beggars title. I haven't played through it fully, but it's very reminiscent of Impudent Peasant in both the reduced statistics and the day-day system.
Al Sander Tue May 20 04:51:26 2008
Beggars of Blacksand is very much inspired by the Impudent Peasant format.
Changes between the online version and the (final) download version are almost non-existant - a few paragraphs adjusted for clarity and some spelling and grammar fixes.
Hope you enjoy it!
duffmeister Tue May 20 12:50:40 2008
Well I did enjoy it, but I have 1 question, is there just 1 ending or several. I got the impression I finished a few days early in it, did I take the wrong route? Also, I didn't get the bits of Citadel of Chaos featured.
Age of Fable Sun May 25 07:21:58 2008
In Beggars Of Blacksand, paragraph 64 led to a dead end which doesn't seem to be intended.
I've fixed what I think is the problem. Thanks for pointing it out.
Ulysses Ai Sun May 25 10:06:19 2008
In Beggars of Blacksand, the 'Healing Mixture' you can steal from the Man-orc restores LUCK, and not STAMINA as stated.
I've fixed this now.
Ibrahim Tue May 27 17:14:22 2008
I've completed beggers of blacksand and found the best ending or so I believe. For those of you who are stuck with this little game, I can give only this advice:
The item you need is in the market you can choose to visit on the third day.
Anyone have any more difficulty, email me off list at "firstname.lastname@example.org" for help.
Age of Fable Tue May 27 20:16:20 2008
I got through Beggars of Blacksand - I liked it, although the ending was a bit abrupt and odd.
Ulysses Ai Tue May 27 21:43:43 2008
Age of Fable: If you mean the ending where:
You set the house on fire with a spasm of magic and flee; there is another ending which explains more.
duffmeister Mon Aug 11 20:02:22 2008
Just finished 'Beggars of Blacksand', I liked the twist ending
Where you regained your memory. Most FF sequels only have a few elements of the original (The same hero or villain) so it was a refreshing change.
Sharpe Wed Mar 18 04:06:36 2009
Oops! Think I found a bug. In Beggars Of Blacksand, some goblins stole some gold from me, but there were no other optsions. I was stuck at paragraph 64.
Thanks very much, I have fixed it now.
Hisdark Sun Mar 22 21:13:33 2009
Just a little typo on Beggars of Blacksand, section 121. "Restore 6STAMINA" shouldn't it be "Restore 6 STAMINA"?
Yes it should. And now, it is.
hitchi Tue Mar 2 08:03:41 2010
I just found this site and finished Al Sander's Beggars Of Blacksand.I wish it were longer, had a great time, thanks.
PS:Wouldn't it be good playing this on an ebook reader?
Wert the Ferk Sun Oct 20 23:42:49 2013
Seriously, I have no choice, I just get tapped on the shoulder one day & he kills me. Riiiiiite.
Yaztromo Mon Oct 21 09:41:30 2013
@Wert the Ferk You have to find and chase the assassin in time, otherwise he'll surprise you and leave you no chance (it's his job, after all...).
D-L-T Mon Nov 18 02:10:24 2013
There is a bug in this book:
There is an item at the bazaar you need to purchase and "use" in order to finish the book.
If you purchase the item, but after buying it have 0 gold left, you never get an opportunity to use it.
I'm talking about the vial of salve.
This happened only if you got Madame Star's blessing and did the thieves a favour and ran out of money. I've changed it so that you are not automatically thrown out of the bazaar when penniless, so you will always get at least one chance.
Andrč Sun Nov 24 17:46:15 2013
I once made a PDF version within which I had repaired three dead hyperlinks & added a missing one towards the final:
Sadly Al Sanders seems to be long gone from dear FFPROJECT.
Sorry for taking so long to get round to this. To be honest, I wasn't too sure what you were saying initially. Now I've put your version of Beggars Of Blacksand on the downloads page, thanks for sending it to me a while back.
Also, I deleted your message from a day or two ago. I thought it was spam. Sorry about that as well.
gigs Wed Dec 18 07:23:10 2013
Kris W. Wed Dec 18 10:12:41 2013
ben Wed Dec 18 16:12:35 2013
was loving it until I was randomly killed by an assassin for begging... It would have been better if there was a luck roll (or a choice) so I could get out of the situation
The killing isn't random, it depends on what you did earlier, so effectively there is a choice to get out of the situation.