No way, there is not a remake of Blair Witch Project. It's funny... everyone always remembers the weird mansion in Outsider, even though it was a totally throwaway reference to Blair Witch Project and the fact when Eddora and I went to see the film in Oxford, during the last bit she rushed to the toilet and was sick. Now we have Mrs Brown off the television telling us to watch Fawlty Towers, Dads Army and Only Fools and Horses. The more it stays the same the less it changes. Or something.
Gavin Sat Jul 23 21:31:08 2016
And I can only wonder if the adventure 'Shrine of the Salamander' (which is really good incidentally) is a reference to my craft name, though there are a few more Space Vice Marshals and Bar Plum Nudges in there which I blatantly made up, just like Mr Crowley and McGregor Mathers before me.
david_solomon1 Sun Aug 7 04:05:14 2016
Just wondering if the Florentine style could ever be added to the online version of this gamebook? I know it doesn't add much accept cosmetics and an occasional possible advantage in combat but it'd still be neat.
Gavin Sun Aug 7 05:10:37 2016
Back in the day Per Jansen (think that was his name, 2003) worked out that the occasional dagger strike was hardly worth having. To me it was historical flavour of an authentic sword style from the mimiced time period, and a homage to Ni To Kenjutsu from Sword of Samurai. Much later I was to learn this was Miyamoto Musashi's own sword style: I also learned Taiji Sword / Knife of Chang Yiu Chun, the master of my late master. The left hand boot knife is actually bloody useful, though in real life I actually avoid fights (and religiously observe Offensive Weapons Act 1951, being a sensei and all)
Gaetano Mon Aug 8 20:11:21 2016
Gavin Tue Aug 9 05:37:37 2016
Ta. Coffee Dragon he called himself, wrote some really funny stuff and a really fair review of Outsider. And I'll never forget 'You pull a hot elf babe, unfortunately she is a psychic ninja vampire Lenswoman and she's out to get you. You laugh as you pull out your cross n' garlic. But that crap only flies in the books. Your adventure ends here.' It's as though I wrote it myself....
John Dow Sat Sep 10 07:49:24 2016
So, which one is the real ending??
The one with the old man telling stories of how the two of them died??
No, not that one. You know if you've got to one of the two 'best' endings because you get a CONGRATULATIONS message.
John Dow Sun Sep 18 13:56:23 2016
Then how can I get to those endings?? I've tried 5 times but can't seem get it...
Gavin Sun Sep 18 23:03:06 2016
Darth Salamander has no pithy comments to offer on his book today as he is stuck in the Crowleyan abyss, or one of the Qillipoth, or something.
Gavin Mon Sep 19 04:32:50 2016
Anyway one way to get (and stay) on the critical path is to emulate the author's lifelong disturbing fascination with the occult. Apparently the dark reflection of Tiphareth is ruled over by Belphegor whose enemy is Santa Magdalena. GOSH
John Dow Wed Sep 21 12:59:47 2016
Uh... I don't think I understand what you've said.
Tammy Wed Sep 21 22:37:23 2016
Maybe he's on drugs
Phil Sadler Thu Sep 22 09:02:29 2016
Worse than that. I think he's got a degree in Classics.
Gavin Thu Sep 22 10:46:00 2016
I am G Mitchell MEng (Hons) Oxon and drugs are bad. Tammy your magick needs work if you don't recognise those references. Anyway back in fictional land, if your goal is to gain knowledge and power what's the purpose behind leading the life of a contract killer? Think about it.
Tammy Thu Sep 22 16:32:23 2016
I only got one ending in the gamebook but didn't you say it wasn't the right ending? I did read a great majority of it and I know what you meant by emulating the dark forces. Lighten up.
Gavin Fri Sep 23 08:10:57 2016
Yes Tammy. What ending did you get
Tammy Fri Sep 23 15:26:07 2016
The one where you spend the rest of your life with him. I can't remember if I was actually supposed to kill him or not, rather than join him.
Gavin Fri Sep 23 17:31:31 2016
That could be one of 3 people. Per Jorner deconstructed the sequence, back in the day.
Gavin Sat Sep 24 16:18:09 2016
Talking of magick and since I am on the 69 bus (for reals) I thought I might take the liberty of spelling out my full and proper craft title, which is Space Vice Marshal Brigadier Darth Salamander Bar Plum Nudge and Bar Plum Nudge and Bar. Micturates all over the MEng (Hons) Oxon doesn't it. A guy at work is 'on the square' and we do have a good larf at our respective appelations: he put some effort into acquiring his.
John Dow Mon Sep 26 14:14:19 2016
What are the nine most powerful enemies in the game??
Gavin Tue Sep 27 03:04:01 2016
Final boss (obviously) originally designed to rival Night Dragon though on observing a current Let's Play of Legend of Zagor on The Gaming Den they have far more Stamina than Bone Demon Zagor as well. Live in fear! Also there are various others ripped off from Vampire the Masquerade, Lexx, Brian Lumley's Necroscope series and Ren and Stimpy. Meanwhile I missed off my Grand Admiral from my craft title earlier, shame on me. We are such little men.
Tammy Tue Nov 8 05:42:04 2016
Still trying to beat this game! I had a go at it yesterday and kept dying. Dying. Dying! Ugh, this is so frustrating. It's the battles that mostly destroy me. Went into a few instant death rooms too. Wondering about one in particular because it reminded me of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Anyways, my battle continues and I will not cheat and look at the pdf (if they're even identical I dunno )
Tammy Tue Nov 8 05:43:55 2016
It's been awhile since I played this so yes I am totally lost. I have to start all over again over an over.
Bear with me.....
Gavin Tue Nov 8 09:08:55 2016
Glad to have you back... What reminds you of Rocky Horror, I can only assume It's really Blind Guardian instead. The fanfiction.net version is probably my original, barring the Preacher ending.
Tammy Tue Nov 8 17:31:26 2016
it was in one of the instant death rooms, not gonna give too much away, but if you've seen Rocky Horror then you know the content i'm talking about. not that it was a bad thing (knowing my history) i just had a skill of 12 and doing so well then bam! i'll have to map next time and my dilemmas usually arise because i never map. it's much easier to cheat and say yes i've won this battle and move on but with a simulator doing it all stamina goes down fast. i just about killed myself for repeatedly failing a roll where i kept losing 2 stamina over a stench, i think? I did successfully complete two contracts, I'm quite sure I did the second one properly, but can't recall if I was supposed to kill him or not so I didn't kill him.
Oh well, I'll try again later, hopefully I'm successful.
Gavin Wed Nov 9 09:05:14 2016
You have a history with Rocky Horror? In any case I think that room was the Theater of Pain, ripped off Blind Guardian and featuring characters based on Dungeon Keeper 2 and possibly some other stuff.
Gavin Wed Nov 16 20:26:28 2016
It's taken me about 12 months to think of this (or 15 years if you're pedantic or don't observe Death of the Author) but the reason Aria walks into so many total party kills in the first dungeon is because at that point It's impossible to have a PSYCHIC score of 13. Meanwhile in other news the Spanish edition has now been released if anyone is interested.
Gavin Mon Jan 16 20:39:43 2017
The start of a new gamebook by me can be found at https://www.wattpad.com/360194599-magdalena-maqueta
$ouhail Tue Feb 14 19:58:32 2017
the best i ever finished
amerikranian Wed Feb 22 18:04:36 2017
Wow. this beets any game book I've ever played. The plot is well done, and the book was tricky. I'm amazed that I only died 2 times. I also like the bosses having unique moves that they can use. Now that I've finished this book, time to retry hellfire, or try to find that vending machine in the trial of... Cant recall his name. But anyway. 1 book off of my list and added to favorites. Though, if you're new to game books, I won't try this one. play through easier stuff first.
Gavin Fri Feb 24 11:40:34 2017
Do people think they've won when they haven't.... You need a star and not a skull.
Tammy Sun Feb 26 04:17:59 2017
Nonsense, Gavin. The skull is the new star. It's 2017 after all!
Gavin Sun Feb 26 14:00:29 2017
It's metafiction baby....
Gavin Fri Jun 23 19:17:18 2017
Another memory unlocked.... In the summer between my third and fourth years at Oxford, when I was still with 'Eddora', I read this book by Joseph Heller called Something Happened and thought.... This is what my life is going to turn out to be like. I suppose I should be grateful it didn't.