Alec Worley's gamebook is now ready for online play.
Legend has it that whenever the full moon shines upon the Garden of Bones its gates creak open once more. Though the undead remain trapped inside, it is possible for the living to enter their shadow realm. Many an adventurer has entered the Garden in search of the fabled Scythe of Morbius Kane. None have returned - at least none alive.
Haoie Sun Aug 23 21:22:18 2009
What does everyone think of Garden of Bones? I haven't had a chance to play yet.
Ulysses Tue Aug 25 08:19:06 2009
Had a chance to play Garden of Bones yet?
I thought it wasn't too bad. The beginning was so hollywood that I was a little concerned, but as I played I found it quite well-written with high plot integrity. I happened to luck on the correct route the very first time I played it, and enjoyed the ending.
The only criticism I have is that it is so short it didn't really seem like the sort of challenge that could have defeated so many adventurers for so many years previously. A sub-criticism is that:
Lucius the Necromancer was built up as the villain, then after you dispose of him, there is another one added like an afterthought.
Duck Tue Aug 25 16:26:51 2009
Is there a way of beating the final enemy apart from in combat? I just thought he was a bit highpowered for anybody with normal stats if not.
Alec Worley Tue Aug 25 16:52:18 2009
Hi there, Glad you guys are enjoying Garden of Bones what I wrote. All feedback (good, bad and indifferent) gratefully received. Am a newbie to this website, but a Fighting Fantasy freak since way back. Hoping for a Sunday to myself soon when I can plough through some more of these adventures. Cheers.
Phil Sadler Tue Aug 25 17:30:07 2009
Duck: what book are you stuck on?
Duck Tue Aug 25 17:50:40 2009
Ah, sorry Phil. It was a Garden of Bones question. (I've completed it, so it was more of a matter of idle curiosity)
Kee Tue Sep 15 07:29:38 2009
Kudos to Alec Worley for writing Garden of Bones, it's a short and entertaining adventures with a few interesting ideas thrown within,
like the Graveweed zombies. I also like the twist at the end of the story, (which I thankfully chose the right option) compared to most of the other endings where you just end up hoarding crap.
pi4t Sat Oct 3 18:50:12 2009
I completed Garden Of Bones, first I
left the scythe and escaped,
got killd repeatedly by either that stupid deathcloak/tentacles thing or by forgetting to use the skull :(,
I chose to pick up the scythe (ref 50)
What I want to know is did I find the 'good' ending?
Alec Worley Tue Oct 6 18:40:39 2009
Hi pi4t, Thanks for reading Garden of Bones. In answer to your question, I guess I'd have to be Mr Arty-Farty and say - which ending felt right for you...? Thanks again, dude.
Robert Douglas Tue Nov 1 14:21:25 2011
Just had a quick go at Garden of Bones. Didn't take long for me to get killed! Great idea, well written.
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Gorborix Molk Wed Jan 22 00:33:49 2014
Loved Garden of Bones! Great job capturing the vibe of the original FF gamebooks.
noctu Tue Feb 11 12:50:28 2014
Hmm. I like it, although it seems to be impossible
to help the little girl and actually have a chance of success.
Damn Sat Mar 1 21:08:27 2014
Got fucked up
Louie Tue Mar 25 23:08:21 2014
Took a couple of goes, but is extremely short if you get three or four decisions right, overall unimpressive.
Carl Sun May 25 10:25:18 2014
Am I missing something?
I completed this adventure successfully in about 6 moves give or take 1 and only 3 tries.
Is this like a demo or something?
Carl Sun May 25 10:29:57 2014
Considering the lack of any contrary comments I'm going to assume it was merely an "example".
Shortest and easiest mission and easiest final opponent ever faced in any gamebook.
Unless, anybody, is there an ending where you can acquire the schyth AND walk out alive and well?? If not, bit weak.
Sunni Thu Jun 12 09:11:45 2014
This ending strikes me as a those "a day in the life of....." for someone who seeks new places for adventure. No gold, no prize, no regrets, onwards to the next experience!
Just wondering, if I don't help the little girl, I wouldn't know the scythe was cursed. Considering I'm a "thrillseeker" of sorts, it felt a little out of character to abandon the weapon