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ffproject Tue Dec 23 19:31:53 2008
In The Footsteps Of A Hero
The final addition of the year is Victor Cheng's short adventure set in Port Blacksand.
Ulysses Ai Wed Dec 24 10:31:10 2008
In In the Footsteps of a Hero I found the following bug:
On the first day I visited the tailor, then the blacksmith, then was sent to the tailor again. I tired a few different paths, and this happened in all of them
I've fixed this now, thanks for pointing it out.
duffmeister Wed Dec 24 17:46:07 2008
Finished 'In the Footsteps of a Hero'. Fantastic! I love the idea of a hero's origins traced to the very beginning. Can a sequel be hoped for?
pheonix Thu Oct 17 23:22:19 2013
this was fun
Babap Sun Dec 1 20:47:16 2013
Interesting enough, I manage to finish without even knowing what's going on.
It does appears that you need high stats tho
Shudhakalyan Wed Dec 4 00:25:05 2013
It should be so nice to play to the next adventure with Valiencis Monrowan... The story and the game were wonderful but of course too short. The writing is brilliant and the narrative is thrilling and often original. That was my first free gamebook online (and also my first english gamebook for I'm not an english native speaker) and it was really great. One of the top of the gamebooks I played even compare to the greatest of FF. Thanks very much to the author. It was published online 5 years ago but I hope I could read more from him...
Well, that was a nice message. I hope Victor Cheng reads it.
He isn't very prolific. I only know of one other gamebook that he's written, a short one called Kill The Beast, he was also a contributor to a full-length gamebook called From The Shadows. Both are on the downloads page of this site.
This "game" is bullshit. Half of the time you have no warning that you are going the wrong path, and so begins a horrendous game of trial and error that pretty much always ends with you dying or otherwise losing way in the beginning just because you pretty much need fucking perfect stats.
I would always disregard the views of anyone who used 'bullshit' in this context. On the plus side, normally this kind of message comes peppered with gibberish and the occasional bonus racial insult, so it's nice to see one that has properly constructed sentences at least.
Robert Douglas Tue Jan 21 22:35:14 2014
In an odd sort of sense, I understand the frustration of it being impossible to complete an adventure on low stats, or the gameplay lacking that balance of difficulty, or the player can't earn/pick up some hint of dangers ahead. When FF editor Marc Gascoigne altered the Mudworm's skill to 12 (The Crimson Tide), it annoyed author Paul Mason as the Hero was a youth inexperienced in combat. Marc had forgotten all about this factor! A bit annoying for the gamer - who then simply shrugs and 'skips' past an editorial blip. Indeed, fans have criticized - and raised a fair point - about my own adventures being pitted with too many die rolls. However, I must stress the need for a certain decorum and constructive opinions when making a point about an amateur gamebook that has taken the author hours and effort to write, not to mention they receive no financial profit whatsoever for the adventures posted on FF Project. I get a little embarrassed about swearing - unless it's a character's dialogue, and only then in adult fiction, not a site visited and enjoyed by respectable fans of all ages.
Derek Fri Feb 28 21:27:26 2014
Ending too random and unexpected. No chance to take another (Sensible, non-Cowwardly) way...
What you seem to be expecting is a gamebook where success is guaranteed, regardless of the choices you make. Those are just called books.
gigs Mon Mar 31 13:13:16 2014
can you continue even if you fail the luck test with monoro?
Jest Fri Apr 4 08:50:21 2014
Am really enjoying this. But, I am trying to use 'Monro's sword' and it appears to revert back to the rusty sword every time. A bug maybe?
The way it is supposed to work is that Monro's sword is automatically selected when you get it, the USE button should have no bearing on weapons in this one. I have checked and all is well as far as I can see.
Jest Fri Apr 4 08:52:16 2014
There is something wrong with the clock too. It's '09:50' not '08:50'. Just saying.
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Arguth Sun May 18 15:25:43 2014
Hello. I read this adventure first some 5 years ago I think and I found it to be the best 'start-up' adventure ever written. It's a great way to 'introduce' someone to the fighting fantasy world. The only burning question that people have pointed out is 'Will we get a sequel?' Valiencis Morowan is a character that brings out questions. Which city or land does she hail from? Which company of knights does she fight for? What's her general background and how did she become a knight? All this makes me want to make the attempt of writing out a sequel for this character myself, though admittedly Victor Cheng might be the best for this. It's just that it's been so long and this is too good a script to finish here.
Arguth Sun May 18 16:11:05 2014
Now that I was on the subject, if I do find time to write a sort of sequel for this sort of initiation who do I send it too? Do I just click on contact and send the document zipped?
Arguth Sun Jun 1 21:48:44 2014
To be honest it would be a tall order for me to produce anything as I was in the middle of writing another book that isn't connected to fighting fantasy but certainly if I ever feel I have time available I have ideas for continuing the adventures of Valiencis Monrowan and co. Fantastic site and fantastic stuff from Victor Cheng, the whole site is probably worth my whole internet connection all by itself.
Babap Thu Oct 2 21:56:47 2014
Completed. yet somehow not too sure about what I have done to be honest. Just a big bunch of random clicks
Freddie Murcury Sun Nov 23 16:48:41 2014
Pretty solid. It ended very abruptly.
Louise Tue Dec 16 01:13:14 2014
I thought it was good but quite short
Ranny Weeks Tue Mar 10 23:16:25 2015
Jonathan Wed Apr 1 17:52:09 2015
Nice adventure, like the ending.
bibbeybob86 Mon Apr 20 11:03:16 2015
it was epic LOL :-)
laye Sat Nov 7 07:40:59 2015
nice story, thanks
Arguth Thu Mar 31 20:29:01 2016
Hello again. I posted messages about continuing this adventure. Remember when I said I was writing another book? Well, it just so happens I'm intending to script Valiencis Monrowan right in it. Basically I'm re-writing and re-igniting the Arthurian legend while scripting Valiencis as the hero of the Battle of Badon Hill. I hope I can use Victor Cheng's character without copyrighting? I don't think I have to worry about copyrighting laws, as this adventure (In the Footsteps of a Hero) has never been published in printed book form. But I'd like to make sure. I hope Victor Cheng won't mind. Sergio Almeida.
BinBin Sat Jul 9 02:29:00 2016
I hope to become like Ike and live though the path of strife and adventures! (I set off on an adventure! Yay!)
knight tyson Tue Sep 13 16:55:20 2016
Great story.makes me remember how much I loved these books as a kid
Babap Wed Jan 11 12:11:02 2017
This feels like the prequel to all Fighting Fantasy adventures. I like the story :)
Nico and Nicolas sr. Fri Feb 24 03:59:44 2017
This was great and we are both looking to giving the story another go. Maybe we should take more risks.
bluejuice915 Thu Apr 20 18:18:09 2017
That was tough. Finding the most suggestible path, and bringing the right things along, took several tries. The near-end deaths are annoyingly lovable as always. Plot is awesome. Choice options are clever. A very good, high quality, game book. Grade: 99
RogueOne Thu Nov 2 22:17:10 2017
Typhlosion Mon Apr 9 18:02:14 2018
Daaaaamn, pretty awesome. Sequel?
paul Thu Mar 14 15:54:31 2019
completed but it looks like i made the wrong choices as i stay a stableman. a well written and entertaining gamebook.
HAL Sun Oct 6 05:52:05 2019
Entertaining, and very well written - although way too short (and easily completed) for a true FF gamebook. None the less, reminded me of why I loved FF all those years ago
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