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A Shadow In The North




person
Wed Dec 17 10:52:47 2014
was just playing this with my friend in class as we had spare time and he lasted longer than me

Jordan
Sun Dec 21 06:14:00 2014
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
A little confused, I reached the shrine in the mountains and tried saying Salvir, Oramvir and Orravir, but all the names produced the muffled sigh. I made sure to spell all names correctly, can anyone possibly help?
It's Aramvir (with an A) not Oramvir. Could that be your problem?

Jordan
Sun Dec 21 06:36:47 2014
Star - optimum ending reached
Nice, seems I reached the optimum ending without the aid of gods after all!

Richard
Sun Dec 21 09:48:27 2014
That is strange! They should work...

Amir
Sun Dec 28 06:28:29 2014
I really enjoyed "A shadow in the North", and the fact that you can
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. The main character also had an interesting personality, and I felt I had a good grasp of his tactics and general approach by the end. Some more color to his back story would definitely be worthwhile to add eventually, rather than generic genius young mage. The branching factor did feel a bit much, in that I felt I probably saw no more than a quarter to maybe a third of the content in one playthrough. Looking forward to
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Richard Evans
Sun Dec 28 10:55:19 2014
@Amir

Thanks for your comments; I'm glad you liked the book.
With regard to the branching, I wanted to add as much choice and re playability as possible, and in doing so went a lot further than most fighting fantasy books (by my calculations you'd need to play about five times to catch all the major encounters).
As to the protagonist, there's one or two encounters in "A Shadow in the North" - the sequel - that reveal more about him, though I won't say more for fear of spoilers (BTW Andy, how far do you think you are for having it ready on the site?).
If you liked my writing generally, I'd recommend the bird islands project, I've recently put up one or two short pieces there.

Amir
Mon Dec 29 06:48:33 2014
Richard, thanks for the response. I'll make sure to check out bird islands, although I'm usually more inclined towards the longer pieces. I like the potential of the world you created in Shadow of the North.

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Richard
Sun Jan 4 18:29:44 2015
As you may be aware, the sequel, A Flame in the North, is now online thanks to the tireless efforts of this sites host. If you enjoyed this gamebook then I hope you will like it. I've aimed to deal with some of the problems of ASITN whilst enlarging upon the better elements, so all feedback is appreciated.

Jon&Troy
Tue Jan 6 04:50:57 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Fun

L.Hauteclocque
Sat Jan 17 03:10:36 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
This was my first Fantasy fight on your site and I fucking loved it. Keep up the awesome work

Volden
Wed Jan 21 10:35:57 2015
I found a bug... it is possible, under certain conditions, to warp to the marsh crossroads when

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I believe I've fixed this now. Sorry for the inconvenience, thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Drekketh
Thu Jan 22 13:41:09 2015
Star - optimum ending reached
An interesting story.
Strong Aspects:
Immersive world, beautiful use of English, various outcomes.
Weak Aspects:
Use of magic is somehow restrained due to loss of too much Stamina. I remember casting only lexicon and unlock and just one the Inferno Spell.

Final Comment: Can't wait to read the sequel (8/10)

ryan
Tue Jan 27 07:30:12 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
i talked to a fire and died ... wut

Limicity
Thu Feb 5 05:23:51 2015
Star - optimum ending reached
Hey pretty good story line here

Emanuele
Sun Feb 8 20:22:04 2015
Star - optimum ending reached
verry well written a story! bravo!

Jimmy Magu
Thu Mar 26 01:03:41 2015
Star - optimum ending reached
Excellent. Really enjoyed a genuine sense of epic adventure.

damien richards
Sun Apr 19 14:35:27 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
This is amazing but I think food should heal you more

damien richards
Sun Apr 19 15:33:28 2015
Star - optimum ending reached
Epic man I really liked it but I died 5times trying to kill the Gauls

Arcti
Wed Apr 22 02:26:59 2015
Easily one of my favorites here. I loved the spell system with all the different effects and consequences o them

Stephen Balnave
Mon Jul 13 22:33:40 2015
Star - optimum ending reached
Loved the story. You can spin a great tale! I particularly liked that there was more than one path to follow to complete it (ie: missing one item did not render you unable to complete the story).

Franklyn
Fri Jul 17 10:25:00 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
I think that the skill of your character is way too low.

Lan
Sat Jul 25 09:44:38 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Links too small on iPad. Tapped the wrong link and died. So annoying that you can't go back.

RedArt
Sun Aug 30 18:17:02 2015
Star - optimum ending reached
Really interesting and entertaining, though I died A LOT trying different paths, it all was worth it in the end

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Volatile
Thu Sep 3 07:29:35 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
I died to a dark metal gauntlet troll. Aside my untimely death, the story thus far is pretty good. I'll give it a second try soon.

Volatile
Fri Sep 4 18:54:04 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
I've died so many times by now. But I'm making progress.

Volatile
Sat Sep 5 01:22:37 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Found a bug.

ROOM 209 - the Western Gate. I had only one gold piece left, and yet successfully bribed the guards with "three gold pieces" - nothing was taken from me.

I'm still searching for a safe way through the mountain. Haven't had much luck traversing the tundra, either.
Thanks for mentioning this, however I've had a look and it seems to work for me.

Paul
Sun Sep 27 06:45:34 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Blast from the past as I haven't played/read anything like this for 30 years! Really enjoyed it.

Chris Lane
Sun Oct 11 09:15:42 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Great story! But holy moly, what the heck are you supposed to do with an enforced attack strength of 7? I can't get anywhere near it! But, I'm not done trying...

Richard
Tue Oct 13 20:57:09 2015
Buy a better sword (and use spells).

toee
Tue Nov 3 11:00:56 2015
Star - optimum ending reached
great book! the best!

L0new0lf
Sat Nov 14 21:15:46 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Loved it, thanks

Federico
Sun Nov 29 02:09:28 2015
Star - optimum ending reached
Great work.

Unlike most gamebooks where choices as simple as to look at something or enter a shop denies the player all the other options, A Shadow In The North allows you to check everything.

However, it falls a little short in content maybe, but that's like asking more of a short movie or book.

Anyway, this is an example of good gamebooks. Cheers.

Shubhanshu Kumar
Mon Nov 30 08:50:51 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Pretty cool. I really enjoyed the descriptions of the first town. Died pretty early. Time for round 2!

Shubhanshu Kumar
Mon Nov 30 09:03:18 2015
Died again... Round 3!

Ghozt
Tue Feb 9 10:25:53 2016
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
i talked to a fire and died ... wut

dead
Fri Jan 6 12:34:12 2017
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
I got so far and then I died! :(

bluejuice915
Sun Jan 15 20:29:11 2017
Star - optimum ending reached
Pretty good game. The structure felt unusual for some reason. Battles and use of magic was good. There are still some spots I haven't investigated, so good job for that. The difficulty of guessing what you should buy was annoying, but expected. Little to critique.
Grade: 98

CD
Fri Feb 10 14:18:14 2017
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
First go, excellent stuff! going to give it another attempt



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