The dragon burnt me! :-) The (suspected) background story is interesting, but for the rest it's a dungeon crawl a bit too similar to other dungeon crawls (Zombies, torture chambers, iron maidens, crazy people looking forward to PLAY with you, centipedes, mazes, mnotaurs)... maybe there's something more interesting after the point that I reached insofar...
Yaztromo Fri Dec 13 15:56:48 2013
I forgot to mention that I appreciated the fact that you start with fixed initial values, that were often a problem for FF gamebooks, that were often too difficult to complee with low (random) stats. This gamebook is quite difficult to complete as well, but at lest you can't blame your initial rolls...
Mitchlcfc Sat Dec 28 01:41:08 2013
Just as I remember the books in the 80's, always failing but good for while. Nice one
chritian Fri Jan 3 20:07:30 2014
i turned into a veggie the end
Marcus Sat Jan 18 05:33:47 2014
skeletons, damn it! D:
Jacob Sat Jan 25 04:31:41 2014
I loved this it was very interesting with a surprise around every corner
Steven Fri Apr 18 21:32:54 2014
Quite nice. However, I died.
Clive55 Wed Jun 18 09:34:49 2014
It took a few tries but I found out what I was doing wrong after
acquiring the three necessary items. I forgot to "use" the crucial last one! lol
Ôriol Sun Jul 13 08:34:38 2014
nice game :D
Den of the River Tue Jul 22 01:20:47 2014
This game was great, I played 2 times and didn't win anytime, but it felt great reading along about such a story!
White Raven Sat Jul 26 11:08:12 2014
This way a trip down memory lane. Great script and love the dice rolls shown! So much fun...I will complete this quest.!
connor Wed Jul 30 05:47:08 2014
Dylan Thu Aug 28 20:10:51 2014
Alright I played through and sort of got the underlying message the first time around. I'm guessing the "iron maiden" with the gag in it is part of this? Also I struggled with this, so looked about a little. I found the shield and the sword once but I never even found a mention of a ruby necklace. Any help?
Kenya Thu Sep 4 00:35:04 2014
I don't really like it. It doesn't feel medieva enough to me. It seems like they just picked some random guy and put him on the quest.
marc Mon Sep 29 16:41:28 2014
I had a blast playing this game!
RA991 Fri Oct 3 06:37:37 2014
I managed to get past the black knight uptil the dragon, then the flames it blew were absorbed by the ruby amulet. But i couldnt get any further! Any idea which item or something i didnt do?
Jess Sun Oct 5 13:18:42 2014
I absolutely loved this. I think that the backstory becomes pretty clear throughout the game, particularly as you start leaving hints so early (like Merlin's "beard"). I would love to see this fleshed out into a longer game with a more detailed story. Thanks!
Oliver Thu Dec 4 03:04:17 2014
Thanks for spending the time to do this but I did the most honorable things and still got fucked!?
Phil Sadler Fri Dec 5 00:00:01 2014
A bit like real life?
Yaztromo Fri Dec 5 21:56:31 2014
AGreatShot Sat Jan 17 10:32:09 2015
holy hell! it is possible. i did it!
Tammy Tue Mar 17 01:38:48 2015
I get turned into a vegetable? That's because of so many years playing as a man.
damien richards Sat Apr 18 11:41:01 2015
What's up with the skill man
Gigs64 Thu Jul 16 07:29:24 2015
killed but a giant centipede
James Mon Apr 25 10:35:11 2016
Definitely very cool to play next to Lancelot. I died and must retry however. When you reach the stone statue room, do this:
Take the passage behind the statue just for curiosity sake. On the left, you are trapped and forced to fight a rotting corpse monster. That is where I died, and I suggest you regain some stamina from previous fights before going to check out what lies past the corpses. Just trying to keep you out of trouble.
Graveland Tue Jun 7 17:37:51 2016
Great Guy Tue Jun 14 02:42:25 2016
Rip. Killed by giant... Never accomplished much. Press f to pay respects
Great Guy Tue Jun 14 03:12:46 2016
Became a vegetable for the 2nd time
Player Sat Aug 6 09:30:42 2016
A centipede is not an insect it is a Myriapod.
MikeFont Tue Aug 9 00:08:15 2016
Not one medkit or meal to restore any health at all. ugh, that was rough. lol But fun!
i was so close Sun Sep 4 17:41:21 2016
i almost slayed the dragon but it didn't really give me choice to fight him
TaranWanderer Mon Feb 6 22:45:02 2017
roll under the first attack. block the next to get 3 skill points.
bluejuice915 Wed Mar 15 20:46:44 2017
??? Um, ok. That was good. The subtle hints towards the ending, and the downright reveal when you lose, is incredibly clever. The plot was good, as were the battles and choices. Needing to get the two specific items was slightly irksome, although it did force me to explore everywhere, which was good. Grade: 98
Robert Douglas Thu Mar 16 10:33:45 2017
'Slightly irksome'. If I'd done that my gamebook would have been ungraded. 'Exploring' is part of the gamebook, after all. Ian Livingstone's style has something like eight or nine essential items to find, Deathtrap Dungeon for example - considered an FF classic.
Atraf Wed Jun 20 12:21:56 2018
i tried forever but i couldnt get all 3 items. suggestions?
meschlum Wed Jun 20 23:14:45 2018
You need a modicum of luck to succeed, or be willing to take a gamble and win.
Traditionally, the depths of a dungeon are to the north - don't go deep before you must.
Courage is a virtue.
If you played many times, avoiding things that automatically hurt you makes the combats easier and just costs you hints you've read in previous passes.