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The Word Fell Silent
A Strange Week For King Melchion The Despicable
Sharkbait's Revenge
Tomb Of The Ancients
A Midwinter Carol
The Dead World
Waiting For The Light
Contractual Obligation
Garden Of Bones
The Hypertrout
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In The Footsteps Of A Hero
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The Diamond Key
Wrong Way Go Back
Hunger Of The Wolf
Isle Of The Cyclops
The Cold Heart Of Chaos
The Black Lobster
Impudent Peasant!
Curse Of The Yeti
Bad Moon Rising
Riders Of The Storm
Bodies In The Docks
House Of Horror
Rebels Of The Dark Chasms
Midnight Deep
Lair Of The Troglodytes
Outsider!
The Trial Of Allibor's Tomb
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ffproject
Fri Jul 4 09:26:29 2003
News
The news is simply that I've added this Guestbook, which will double as a place for me to post news about site updates on.

Please feel free to post any comments or questions that you may have.

ffproject
Mon Jul 7 17:36:08 2003
Rebels Of The Dark Chasms
Rebels Of The Dark Chasms

Steven Taylor has kindly given his permission for the adaptation of his gamebook - currently available at http://www.fightingfantasy.com - for online play. Expect it to be ready sometime over the weekend.

robsterman
Wed Jul 9 20:39:43 2003
Publicity
what an awesome site! I have an online FF-type book, called the Crypts of Confusion.

You can find it by clicking the link below:

http://www.geocities.com/robkatmatty2000/crypts/crypts.html

If you can convert it to your actual playing program, that would be great.

robsterman
Thu Jul 10 14:56:08 2003
Publicity
Three points.

Point #1
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Thanks for the quick feedback. I have a sort-of FF adventure based on the Two Towers novel, by JRR Tolkein. Let me know if you would like to have the link, so it can be converted.

Point #2
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Also, are you planning on converting some of the Steve Jackson/Ian Livingstone books?

Point #3
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Do you have any source code or tutorials for people to do what you do?

Keep the faith,

Robsterman
1 - I'm always interested to see amateur FF gamebooks, whether or not they turn out to be suitable for this site. So, yes, by all means let me have the link.

2 - I would imagine that any of the professional FF authors would prefer to keep on receiving money rather than let people read their work for free. So I don't see it happening.

3 - No. The thought did occur to me, but the game language is pretty low-level and the amount of people with both gamebook writing and software skills is probably very small. Writing a tutorial for such a small group didn't seem worth the effort.

ffproject
Fri Jul 11 18:47:15 2003
Rebels Of The Dark Chasms
Rebels Of The Dark Chasms

I've now got Steven Taylor's gamebook up and running.

Rebels Of The Dark Chasms is a fairly short (150 references) spin-off of Chasms Of Malice in which you play a dwarf rebel attempting to rescue your captured leader, Aspra Smoothcheek.

robsterman
Sat Jul 12 01:40:43 2003
Publicity
Like I said, I think what you do is fascinating, because this is related to what I do professionally. I'm a Senior Technical Writer, which means I get paid decent money to put people to sleep. Through our technical documentation, we cure more insomniacs than any medication on the market.

Seriously, I would love to learn how you do this. I have written several adventures, in the Zork-type format, using a program called ALAN.

I think people would be interested in this. Of course, it's your call, but if you have any pointers or tips you could share, I would greatly appreciate it.

Keep the faith,

Robsterman

P.S. The link for The Two Towers interactive gamebook appears below:

If you want to see the opening splashy screen, you can do so by clicking the linki below:

http://www.geocities.com/robkatmatty2000/twotowers/intro.html

Or, if you would rather access the adventure directly, you can do so, by clicking the link below:

http://www.geocities.com/robkatmatty2000/twotowers/twotowers.html

robsterman
Wed Jul 16 14:45:22 2003
Publicity
A year ago, I wrote the Introduction for what was to be the last book in the FF series: Bloodbones.

You can read it by clicking the link below:

http://www.geocities.com/robkatmatty2000/bbones.html
That's a very literal interpretation of the title (wasn't the actual book about pirates or something). Did you get any further with it?

robsterman
Thu Jul 17 14:27:59 2003
Publicity
Yep, the actual book was about pirates, but I always thought that a final, wrap-up book should be grander than that and somehow incorporate the series in a fashion. Plus, the thought of revisitng the various places of Allansia would be cool.

Perhaps when I have time, I'll get around to working on it. But, for those of you out there looking for a concept to flex your creative muscles, what better way to begin than with a final, wrap-up interactive adventure?

ffproject
Sat Jul 26 06:50:59 2003
The Trial Of Allibor's Tomb
The Trial Of Allibor's Tomb

Jeff Sinasac has sent me an updated version of his gamebook which includes several fixes. I've incorporated these into the online version and added the Word version to the Downloads page.

rory
Tue Aug 12 02:07:34 2003
Midnight Deep
hi i love this site and i have played all the games you have just a couple of questions

1 do you plan on doing any more

2 would it be possible for you to make all the games you have done avalible for download?
Thanks Rory. Are you saying that you've finished all the games? Even Hellfire?

To answer your questions:

1 - Yes.

2 - Anything's possible, but it's not as straightforward as you may think. I don't have any plans to do this in the forseeable future. However, you can download the gamebooks in their original format - see the 'downloads' and 'links' pages.

rory
Thu Aug 14 06:26:26 2003
Midnight Deep
no i havent finnished them all but i cant seem to finnish midnite deep any hints? please
Whereabouts are you stuck?

rory
Mon Aug 18 05:02:13 2003
Midnight Deep
well when i get to the ruins and try to go through the doors it say i cant and its game over what do i do
I'm not keen to just give out answers as that obviously diminishes the games. But since you asked nicely, and because my adaptation effectively makes Midnight Deep harder than it was initially, here's some advice. Hopefully, armed with this you'll be able to solve the puzzle by yourself.

SPOILER  
END SPOILER


I hope that's enough to get you through the ruins. The second half of the game is much easier.

rory
Mon Aug 25 08:30:53 2003
Midnight Deep
yes that helped alot thankyou

ffproject
Sun Aug 31 08:56:25 2003
Outsider!
Afterlife

Gavin Mitchell, author of Outsider, is toying with writing its 'sequel', Afterlife. Anyone who wants to see this happen should go to http://www.livejournal.com/users/vindice/26178.html?mode=reply , read what he's written so far, and offer encouragement.

Anders
Mon Sep 1 19:27:08 2003
General Chat
Hi, your site is excellent. What a great idea to put amateur gamebooks online and in such an easy way to play and enjoy. I've been a fan of Fighting Fantasy for years and I'm am a budding writer myself and would love it for my adventures to go online for other people to enjoy, I just haven't got the first idea how to do it. Is your site open to other ameteur writers stories?
If you have written any complete gamebooks, by all means send them to me. I'll be happy to put them on the downloads page and/or consider adapting them for online play. This goes for anyone else too.

Zaphod Beeblbrox
Tue Sep 2 20:09:00 2003
Publicity
Finally getting round to linking to your site on mine after much prevarication on other issues over the summer :-) Must agree with other posters that this is the best online adaption of FF adventures seen on the net :-)

Hope you don't think it too cheeky of me to take the opportunity to drop a link to my FF site http://www.fightingfantasy.org while I am here.

Zaphod Beeblbrox
Tue Sep 2 20:11:11 2003
Publicity
Of course if I had re-investigated the links section I would have seen you have already been kind enough to link me. Doh! :-)

ffproject
Tue Sep 2 20:22:43 2003
House Of Horror
House Of Horror

The next gamebook to be added to this site will be Gaetano Abbondanza's prequel to House Of Hell. I plan to have it ready within the next few weeks.

Michael Feir
Fri Sep 5 14:48:03 2003
General Chat
A very nifty site you've got here. Did you know that it's completely accessible to blind people? Well, it is! You're likely to see more of them dropping in now that the word has reached the Blindgamers list. Also, I've put a note about the site in the issue of Audyssey I just published. Number 38 should be posted to various web sites soon including the homepage at:
http://www.audysseymagazine.org
Thanks ever so much for helping blind people experience these kind of adventures. I was lucky enough to have a father who loved reading and playing the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks with me, but other blind people aren't so fortunate. Keep up the excellent work.

Michael Feir,
Editor of Audyssey

ffproject
Sat Sep 20 07:07:26 2003
House Of Horror
House Of Horror

I have added Gaetano Abbondanza's gamebook to the site.

House Of Horror has many elements in common with House Of Hell, including some familiar characters and situations. It's definitely a worthy tribute to Steve Jackson's book, and from what I remember of that, it compares very favourably.