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Postby Crowley » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:43 am

You forgot Wicket

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and the classic Leprechaun

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Most versatile actor ever.

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Postby Adam » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:44 am

Oh. Warwick Davis. No, I don't think it's him. ¬___¬
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Postby Rusty » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:10 pm

Sly Boots wrote: I even remember my and my mate at primary school trying to make our own version, lots of fun.


Oh yeah. I just remembered that I did too :) Would love to re read it now (probably the biggest pile of shit ever but still, I wrote a story!)

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Re: Fighting Fantasy

Postby Stormbringer » Mon May 16, 2016 8:13 pm

BUMP!

Discovered Fighting Fantasy for real in 2013 when me and the wife took our boys to the library one day. I had known about the series well before that time, but never read them. They were never a "thing" at my school, sadly. Nor was D&D. TRAGIC!

Anyway, at the library I saw The Warlock of Firetop Mountain on the shelf. I was just about to turn 30 and I thought "Oh, that book! It's about time I got into these before I get too old!" So I borrowed the book. It was the summer time and work was very quiet. I spent all of that August sitting a quiet storeroom, drinking large lattes and exploring Firetop Mountain. I spent ages going around in circles in the labyrinth before realising I had somehow taken a wrong turning and had to start all over. It was so much fun, though!

I've read a number of the books now, having collected all of the reprinted ones written by the original authors, Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson. Ian Livingstone's books are my favourite in the series.
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Re: Fighting Fantasy

Postby STuG » Wed May 18, 2016 3:47 pm

The whole genre occupied me during my childhood.

If you like 'FF' try this series...i loved them for their initial run, as even to my young mind i detected a much darker tone to the world. It also spawned a lore book called 'The Magnamund Companion'.

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Ah...memories.

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Re: Fighting Fantasy

Postby Stormbringer » Wed May 18, 2016 8:08 pm

I never heard of those until 2013. After I got into Fighting Fantasy in a big way I started hooking up with the various authors and artists from that scene on Twitter. I spent a good few months chatting with them about all kinds of stuff. Turns out that Gary Chalk, despite being an excellent artist, is an extremely unpleasant man. Turned me right off his work.

The same cannot be said for Ian Livingstone, who is a very nice chap indeed.
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Re: Fighting Fantasy

Postby Gibby » Wed May 18, 2016 8:30 pm

In what way is he unpleasant?

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Re: Fighting Fantasy

Postby Stormbringer » Wed May 18, 2016 8:44 pm

Very rude, very grumpy and ruthlessly antagonistic toward anyone of religious faith.
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Re: Fighting Fantasy

Postby STuG » Thu May 19, 2016 2:17 pm

Have you perchance tried the 'Grail Quest' series by J.H.Brennan?

The series launched in 1984 and ran until 1987.

Written in an Arthurian setting the books are very tongue in cheek but were huge amounts of fun. A character known only in the English language versions as 'The Fiend' is especially touched by genius.

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Re: Fighting Fantasy

Postby Stormbringer » Thu May 19, 2016 2:25 pm

STuG wrote:Have you perchance tried the 'Grail Quest' series by J.H.Brennan?


No I haven't; I've heard of them, but not much about them. I love anything Arthurian so it's probably worth a look.
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Re: Fighting Fantasy

Postby STuG » Thu May 19, 2016 3:37 pm

Here is another series from the recesses of my childhood brain.

'The Way of the Tiger'. Released during the heyday of the genre in 1985 and running until 1987.

Interestingly the world this series featured was originally showcased in an old 'FF' book (number 11: 'Talisman of Death'). Naturally this series deepened and expanded upon it. From the time of its original publication the series ran to six books with the last ending on an intentional (and annoying) cliffhanger. Having said that, i have just read that a direct continuation of the story was released decades after the last one was published in 2015!

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Re: Fighting Fantasy

Postby Stormbringer » Thu May 19, 2016 3:58 pm

Two more books were written and published in The Way of the Tiger series just last year (or the year before, I can't remember). One was a prequel, the other a sequel.

I know the guy who wrote the prequel. Ninja; I met him on Twitter along with all the others from the "gamebook scene" that I mentioned before -- but it turned out we'd actually been working in the same building for the past fourteen years without ever knowing it!
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