Monday, 25 August 2014

Fighting Fantasy

For one day only, Sunday 7 September, the first ever Fighting Fantasy Fest is to be held at The Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Ealing, London. The event has been organized by Jonathan Green to publicize his Kickstarter-funded You are the Hero - A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks (2014). Tickets are probably sold out (CLICK). The creators of Fighting Fantasy, Games Workshop founders Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, will be at the Fest. It is more than 30 years since they published their first FF book: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (Puffin 1982). For those of you who haven't a clue what I'm writing about, the FF books are basically role-playing dungeons and dragons computer games in book form. Having selected a role to play, the reader rolls dice to see what page to go to next, according to the choice of options made. The continuing success of FF owes much to its spine-tingling cover art. To find out more, CLICK for BBC News.


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