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Tuesday, 28th August, 2012, 01:19 PM #1
Orcus on an Off-Day (Lvl 22)
Fighting Fantasy series resurrected for 30th anniversary
According to the BBC, the Fighting Fantasy series by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson (not that Steve Jackson) are being re-released in iPhone and Android format. While there have been many, many "choose your own adventure" type book series of varying complexity, Warlock of Firetop Mountain was definitely my first introduction to fantasy gaming of any stripe.
The first of the new versions will be released in September by an Australian company called Tin Man Games.
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Tuesday, 28th August, 2012, 03:55 PM #2
Gallant (Lvl 3)
There were Fighting Fantasy books by that Steve Jackson, too. Scorpion Swamp if I remember correctly.
Tuesday, 28th August, 2012, 08:30 PM #3
Enchanter (Lvl 12)
My first fantasy gaming too, I replaced lost original editions with the new edition published starting in 2009 (upto about 15 I think). Lone Wolf is also in print with mongoose, though only in hardcover at the moment.
Wednesday, 29th August, 2012, 03:30 AM #4
The quote was something like "expect 3d physics dice rolling and page flipping,"...
...um, you mean just like the versions that were on sale just last month?
I don't see anything mentioned different from the other ones that would justify their pulling the license from BBB, or make me want to buy them again. Now, gimme some new titles, or start publishing those later titles that didn't make it to the US, and I'm sold.
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Wednesday, 29th August, 2012, 04:53 AM #5
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
I have the Warlock of Firetop Mountain on my Kindle. There are some other titles from the series available as well.
Wednesday, 29th August, 2012, 09:20 AM #6
Thaumaturgist (Lvl 9)
I hope this means I will be seeing the Fabled Lands series on my Android....
Thursday, 30th August, 2012, 03:03 PM #7
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Saturday, 1st September, 2012, 12:14 AM #8
Novice (Lvl 1)
Just bought the Titan book the other day out of a sense of Nostalgia. Love these.
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