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A Saint Beckons
A Day In The Life
Rise Of The Night Creatures
New Day Rising
Bloodsworth Bayou
Golem Gauntlet
Shrine Of The Salamander
A Flame In The North
A Shadow In The North
Escape Neuburg Keep
Any Port In A Storm
Below Zero Point
Tales From The Bird Islands
The Ravages Of Fate
Nye's Song
A Knight's Trial
Return To G15-275
Devil's Flight
Above The Waves
The Curse Of Drumer
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
The Golden Crate
In The Footsteps Of A Hero
Soul Tracker
Planet Of The Spiders
Beggars Of Blacksand
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
The Trial Of Allibor's Tomb

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Robert Douglas
Tue Jun 11 15:36:45 2019
General Chat
I understand what you're saying. Another thing is how M&S food products are much more expensive than cheaper priced goods from rival supermarkets - and yet, often as not the latter tastes just as good if not better! I suppose it's mostly down to personal preference. Lidl has some great bargains, especially remember a tub of peach yoghurt that was deliciously creamy. But not so much a particular pasta sauce - it was watery and not altogether pleasant - and didn't match up to well-known, admittedly more expensive brands. Some things are hit and miss whatever the cost. Hmm, sounds like a worthy proverb.

Wed Jun 12 02:01:19 2019
General Chat

Marks & Spencer, Lidl a good bargain...
Sounds like you live in the UK. :-)

My only experience with Lidl was in Germany, where I got a lot of high-quality products, including a bottle of passionfruit juice and some local cheese. It didn't strike me as being a bargain, though. I am more used to the prices of Metro when it comes to German supermarkets.

Just to keep this conversation appropriate for this forum, can you believe that I once picked up two brand new copies of Creature of Havoc for the equivalent of $1.50 each? Now that's a bargain!

Also, if we're talking about prices instead of resources expended, I can provide yet another pretty extreme example: I am entitled to heavily subsidised housing, which costs me only $20/month (yes, 20, not a typo) to rent, and which I take maximum advantage of. Many of my colleagues, who also have access to the same subsidised housing, however, choose to buy houses priced at $400/sqft instead.

Ross H
Sat Jun 15 13:38:41 2019
The Cold Heart Of Chaos
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
This seems very hard

Andrew Wright
Thu Jun 20 01:05:01 2019
General Chat
Hey Fighting Fantasy fans! You can get a PDF copy of the third sequel to Out of the Pit, entitled Return to the Pit, at Bundle of Holding, where it is on sale with a bunch of Advanced Fighting Fantasy second edition PDFs:


Thu Jun 20 10:52:41 2019
House Of Horror
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Nice work!

Thu Jun 20 14:22:54 2019
Hunger Of The Wolf
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Is there no way to escape becoming a wolf?

Hubertus Bigend
Mon Jun 24 11:01:50 2019
Star - optimum ending reached
Great adventure! Took me a while to get the best ending. Really enjoyed the musical & pop-culture references too. Time to go listen to some Manowar!

Thu Jun 27 21:10:26 2019
The Cold Heart Of Chaos
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Hm. First attempt and sudden death... Lets give the story second chance...

Mon Jul 1 20:11:24 2019
Planet Of The Spiders
Star - optimum ending reached
That took far longer than I was expecting. Took a while to get the right ending because I kept finding things that worked but were ultimately wrong. Namely
. Overall though a very good challenge, though certainly not one I could beat without the help of previous comments. I liked this.

Grade: 96

Fri Jul 5 15:58:57 2019
Beggars Of Blacksand
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Really good!

Fri Jul 5 16:12:58 2019
Beggars Of Blacksand
Skull - non-optimum ending reached

Tue Jul 9 22:09:25 2019
Lair Of The Troglodytes
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Really enjoyed this. Fun. Is there a follow up?

Wed Jul 10 08:02:53 2019
Lair Of The Troglodytes
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Was fun and different. :-)

Drugar Oakenhammer
Thu Jul 11 21:41:16 2019
Escape Neuburg Keep
Passed it on my first try, with 1 stamina left!
Brutal as hell, but well-written.
Ending was a bit abrupt though.

Mon Jul 15 10:33:43 2019
Hunger Of The Wolf
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
Didn't really know what I was doing, but it appears I got somewhere, I guess. Good game tho

Wed Jul 17 05:33:47 2019
Just wanted to say thank you to the author for the immense effort that must have gone into putting this together. Anyone who enjoys ff will surely enjoy this one.

Specifically, the book is incredibly atmospheric. This is probably the books biggest strength. Every room is fascinating, even the ones your character does nothing in. And almost all of them are creepy. The sense of lurking dread is really, really well done.

My only criticisms are that the books is a little overstuffed with things to keep track of (take COPIOUS notes), and that the book is incredibly, incredibly difficult. I’ve read through it several times and still have no idea what the “best” way to get through is.

But really, really: If you enjoy ff gamebooks you will love this book! Super-compelling!

Phil Sadler
Wed Jul 17 14:00:27 2019
Thanks for a very nice review! It's things like this that make it all seem worth while :-)

And, yes, the book is certainly not easy in the slightest, but it is a 'fair' difficulty and not an 'unfair' one like certain FF authors ;-)

Robert Douglas
Thu Jul 18 01:41:32 2019
General Chat
I've spotted on Amazon 'Assassins of Allansia' by Ian Livingstone. It will be released in September of this year. I'm wondering if Charlie Higson and Jonathan Green might be doing any more FF? Since they've clearly dropped the 'Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone presents...' from the cover of Scholastics titles (but not the FF logo), would it be possible for commissioned authors from the original Puffin series to return with ideas they didn't have a chance to have published during the mid-90's FF crash? I read on Titannica that Stephen Hand was at that time planning a third gamebook titled 'Blood of the Mandrakes'; wouldn't it be great if we had another 'Bloodbones' moment (or even several previously cancelled gamebooks) beginning to appear under Scholastic label! However, in the world of publishing, I'm not sure how realistic that would be. If asked, would the commissioned authors return to FF? Or are they to busy with other projects nowadays?

Stuart Lloyd
Fri Jul 19 05:10:20 2019
General Chat
I heard that Stephen Hand wants nothing more to do with Fighting Fantasy. What would be cool is if some of the books here got the print treatment. However I'm sceptical as they seem to be aiming their books at a childrens' market now.