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RathDarkblade

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:oops: I remember the Fighting Fantasy game-books. I played them all the time when I was a kid. ;) Didn't realise they were still around, though...
 

Dotsie

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What are the other two names on the book? Is it co-written?
 

Ghost

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What are the other two names on the book? Is it co-written?
the creators of the series they wrote the first book way back in 1982 The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
I loved those books back in the day and thinking of it they were my first introduction into fantasy
I sort of wish I still had those books the illustrations rocked
 

RathDarkblade

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You mean this series, Ghost? :)

Yes, I had the "Clash of the Princes" boxset (translated into Hebrew, even!) when I was 10 or so. I wish I still had them - after their publication in 1986, they were not re-printed, so they are ultra-rare. Still, they are available on Abe Books ... at about $40-50 each, plus tax. (I said they were ultra-rare, didn't I?) ;)

This series was what introduced me to the fantasy genre in the first place. Looking back, I won't deny it - the books are clearly designed and marketed for children and young adults. There's nothing particularly deep or philosophical about them; there's a clear divide of Good(C) and Evil(TM). :p The player, being The Hero(C), is opposed by The Forces Of Evil(TM). :p

They're gamebooks - that is, by making choices throughout the books, the player turns to numbered entries. Sometimes the entries mean Certain Death(TM); sometimes they mean combat, or A Little Win For The Hero(C). :p By collecting a bunch of MacGuffins(C), The Hero(C) eventually reaches The Ending(C), where said MacGuffins(C) can be used in a specific way to clear a way to battle with The Big Villain(TM)! :p Presuming that you as The Hero(C) can defeat The Big Villain(TM), you can finish the book and win the game - huzzah! :laugh:

As you can see, it's fairly simplistic. A step up from the gamebooks is something called Dungeons & Dragons. A step up from D&D is Sir Pterry's deconstruction of D&D, which began with a book called The Colour of, um ... no, don't help me, tip o' me tongue, starts with M ... ;)
 
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You mean this series, Ghost? :)

Yes, I had the "Clash of the Princes" boxset (translated into Hebrew, even!) when I was 10 or so. I wish I still had them - after their publication in 1986, they were not re-printed, so they are ultra-rare. Still, they are available on Abe Books ... at about $40-50 each, plus tax. (I said they were ultra-rare, didn't I?) ;)

This series was what introduced me to the fantasy genre in the first place. Looking back, I won't deny it - the books are clearly designed and marketed for children and young adults. There's nothing particularly deep or philosophical about them; there's a clear divide of Good(C) and Evil(TM). :p The player, being The Hero(C), is opposed by The Forces Of Evil(TM). :p

They're gamebooks - that is, by making choices throughout the books, the player turns to numbered entries. Sometimes the entries mean Certain Death(TM); sometimes they mean combat, or A Little Win For The Hero(C). :p By collecting a bunch of MacGuffins(C), The Hero(C) eventually reaches The Ending(C), where said MacGuffins(C) can be used in a specific way to clear a way to battle with The Big Villain(TM)! :p Presuming that you as The Hero(C) can defeat The Big Villain(TM), you can finish the book and win the game - huzzah! :laugh:

As you can see, it's fairly simplistic. A step up from the gamebooks is something called Dungeons & Dragons. A step up from D&D is Sir Pterry's deconstruction of D&D, which began with a book called The Colour of, um ... no, don't help me, tip o' me tongue, starts with M ... ;)
M....? MONEY
 

DaveC

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Can't wait for this.

I was a big fan of the series when I was younger and will definitely get this as my eldest daughter's introduction as a random Christmas present.

By the way, to make you all feel old she's now being read The Colour of Magic at bedtimes!
 

RathDarkblade

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Yes, I liked the series when I was younger too, Dave. I still have four or five of my old FF game books kicking around. ;)
 

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