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Bodies In The Docks

Sun Nov 6 16:20:34 2011
I just played the Strange Case of the Bodies in the Docks. It's a fun adventure which reads almost like a novel. The elaborate game system and the rather odd ending suggest that more projects are to be expected, though none seem to be on this site. I anybody aware of any followup stories?
It was intended to be the first in a series of three Lovecraft-inspired gamebooks. Simon has at least made a start on the second, but given that about eight years have elapsed since then, I wouldn't hold out too much hope.

Thu Dec 5 00:57:41 2013
Star - optimum ending reached
This adventure is more simple than most people think.



Mon Dec 16 18:06:57 2013
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Just noting "Killed by Deep Ones in cultist HQ" has this blasphemously mundane flair about it? Ouch! Well, shouldn't have played the Doctor...

And because shameless self-hyping is so despicable:

Sat Mar 8 23:14:48 2014
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
This time I have been killed when I was almost there (bad luck with dices), but in general, I enjoy it every time I re-play it.

Sun Mar 9 11:15:09 2014
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
great game.Completed few times. Keep it up!

Andrč Pietroschek
Thu Mar 13 15:53:20 2014
Mon Dec 16 18:06:57 2013"

Dear Andy,

could you delete that entry mentioned above or the "dead LINK" in it, please? Thanks.

Tue Apr 1 18:23:17 2014
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Good game!

Tue Apr 1 21:45:39 2014
Star - optimum ending reached
I finally completed it! Awesome game! I got a great vibe throughout!

Half Pint
Fri Apr 18 13:11:49 2014
Best fan-made Fighting Fantasy gamebook I've played! Well done! Big fan of the Cthulhu Mythos, think you've captured the essence of the story and setting very well. Been playing this now and then since April 2010, didn't complete it until 23rd December last year! (2013). Really enjoyed it, though I didn't realise it would end when it did, still, hope you get round to doing a sequel!

hive fleet levithan
Thu Apr 24 14:52:09 2014
I completed it great game book

John Doe
Thu Oct 16 20:11:29 2014
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Pretty sweet. But I got rocked

Wed Jan 21 20:32:11 2015
This is such a great read, I was hoping there would be something similar, in the other books but nothing quite captures the ambiance that this does! I've played it twice now and in one version drove the car instead of the train I really love that option it's such a detailed game and must have taken a long time to write! I am very grateful.

Wed Feb 18 12:37:41 2015
Star - optimum ending reached
Completed this but couldn't really tell you what happened and why! Good supernatural horror plot but the ending I got has left me with more questions than it answers.
It was meant to be the first part of a trilogy, but the other two instalments never happened. If you're interested, Simon Osborne has quite a bit to say on the subject here.

Thu Feb 26 03:24:19 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Awesome fun! Thanks a lot and I will definitely play again!

Sun Mar 1 15:10:42 2015

Wed Mar 25 23:37:36 2015
Star - optimum ending reached
I very much enjoyed Bodies In The Docks, but

Sat Apr 25 15:50:35 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Very lovecraft, draws you in well. I'll be playing it again!

Andrč M. Pietroschek
Fri Sep 4 14:23:06 2015
I just hope it wasn't overlooked:


Cian Gill
Sun Jan 31 22:14:50 2016
Star - optimum ending reached
I've finally finished this! Guess I never realized how close to the end I'd been. That fight with the two cultists and two Deep Ones always did me in. Somehow, this time I had strong enough stats to come out on top, though it still came down to the wire.

Anyway, a long time ago, I wrote up a playthrough for this game. Go take a look!


Sat May 7 00:07:44 2016
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
much hard. very dieded. wow

Sat May 7 05:09:17 2016
Star - optimum ending reached
many ending, much unsatisfied. wow

Mon Aug 15 13:08:09 2016
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Wonderfull story with a distinct Lovecraftian feel. I died just as things started to get interesting though. But i will definitely replay this. Good work!

Thu Nov 24 17:51:38 2016
Star - optimum ending reached
Way to win

Fri Jun 2 01:14:43 2017
I love re-playing this, from time to time...

no name
Tue Jun 13 08:21:30 2017
Star - optimum ending reached
Hmm, too short for my liking, and the ending seems to be rushed. I would play through book 2 if there is such a thing, though. Stats for my game: Skill, 12, HP, 17, Luck, 7, Sanity, 11

Tue Jul 11 22:53:53 2017
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Atmospheric and well-written but the program didn't let me use my Tommy-Gun so I died.

Thu Jul 13 03:47:39 2017
Back in the day Per Jorner used to take the Michael about how part of the plot line of this was you couldn't have your tommy gun in polite society.

Thu Jul 13 18:25:09 2017
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Combat is bad, literally no damage done each round but I was taking damage just fine

Thu Jul 13 22:41:59 2017
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
I was amazing story and game. I wish I had not used the first aid kit, and had used the throw the kinfe before the kill me.

I probably play again later,because i really want to know why the woman appears and whats on the plan of the cultists.

My first attempt
Fri Jul 14 00:24:05 2017
Well, I got played for a fool... guess I'll try again

Tue Nov 21 19:24:44 2017
Star - optimum ending reached
Wow. Extreme kudos for the intricate gameplay and diversity with occupation and proficiency. This is one of those well written stories that teases you with little bits you pick up each time you run through it. Battles and weaponry was impressive too. Good job hooking me through the end. 99/100

Tue Nov 28 23:54:01 2017
Star - optimum ending reached

Fri Dec 29 17:38:41 2017
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Aaaaargl, these cultists are brutal!

A very nice experience to play Bodies in the Docks, but why Gilgamesh in the role of Dagon? He is not related to water or sea in my knowledge.

Sun Dec 31 18:30:19 2017
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Liked the story and the HP Lovecraft setting. Combat seemed a little unfair however. There should be an option to runaway if you don't believe you can win.

Mr. Reaper
Wed Jul 25 22:30:57 2018
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Well, that was lame. I go to the town, do lots of investigating, meet a guy on the docks to learn more, then get attacked by two cultists each with skill 7. My skill is 11 (great), but I have a -3 modifier for some reason in this fight, so I get killed, even though I should be an incredible fighter -- I took the Brawling skill. My Stamina was 19 (average) but there was little chance I could win this fight vs 2 opponents while suffering a -3 modifier.

Lame lame lame to end the game with my very first fight.

Andrč M. Pietroschek
Wed Oct 10 21:16:01 2018
My quest to make Simon Osborne return, do a revision or grant license for us to patch it up, continues...

There is so much wonderful artwork about the Cthulhu myth by now, and not half of it greedily commercial stuff.

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