Friday, 6 December 2019

What do you get the adventurer who has everything?

On the Earthly Plane, the festive season has arrived and the passing days are creeping ever closer to the Feast of the Nativity. Doubtless your mind has turned to the buying and receiving of gifts, but what can you give the Fighting Fantasy fan in your life this Christmas?

How about Nomad Games' Deathtrap Dungeon Trilogy on Switch?

Or how about one of the new Fighting Fantasy releases from Scholastic Books, including Ian Livingstone's new gamebook, Assassins of Allansia?

What about a late pledge to Dice Men, the history of the first ten years of Games Workshop, the company co-founded by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, ready for next Christmas?

Or maybe a copy of Jonathan Green's history of the FF phenomenon, YOU ARE THE HERO?


But if you really want to give your favourite FF adventurer a truly unique gift, and support a worthy charity in the process, you could bid to win The Ian Livingstone CBE experience of Deathtrap Dungeon.

You (or another FF fan) could get to play the new video game of Deathtrap Dungeon between 4.30pm and 6.30pm on 30th January 2020 with Ian Livingstone CBE.

This is the version of the game being developed by Branching Narrative, and stars British actor Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan, Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs and Shaw, Deadpool 2), who will act as the narrator in the game and guide in a high-quality interactive video production that faithfully recreates the beloved fantasy book.

Branching Narrative’s Deathtrap Dungeon will be delivered as a video stream that prompts the user to make choices and direct the flow, and should offer enhanced gameplay over other ‘interactive movie’ type games, fully utilising the mechanics from the book.

Please note, if the person playing the game is under 18, they will need to be accompanied by an adult (someone over 18) to take part in The Ian Livingstone CBE experience of Deathtrap Dungeon.

But don't delay, there isn't much time left...

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Dragonmeet 2019 with Special Guest Ian Livingstone

Ian Livingstone is appearing at Dragonmeet today, signing copies of his latest Fighting Fantasy gamebook, Assassins of Allansia, as well as copies of Board Games in 100 Moves.


Atlantis Miniatures, the company producing the 28mm range of Fighting Fantasy figurines, is also attending the event, as are FF author and historian Jonathan Green, and FF artist Tony Hough.

In other news, Nomad Games' adaptation of the Deathtrap Dungeon trilogy is now available for Nintendo Switch.

Friday, 22 November 2019

Meet Ian Livingstone in both Leeds and London

If you are based in Leeds, or the surrounding area, get yourself over to Blackwell's at 6:00pm on Thursday 28th November, where you can enjoy an evening of gaming chat with Fighting Fantasy co-creator Ian Livingstone and get your Fighting Fantasy gamebooks - such as his newest title, Assassins of Allansia - signed. Tickets are free but places are limited, so makes sure you secure your place now over on Eventbrite.

And then two days after the Blackwell's Leeds event, you can meet Ian Livingstone at Dragonmeet 2019, down in London, on Saturday 30th November, where he is appearing as a special guest.

Also attending Dragonmeet are FF author and historian Jonathan Green, and FF artist Tony Hough. You can buy tickets for Dragonmeet on the door or in advance here.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Deathtrap Dungeon is coming to Nintendo Switch

Nomad Games' Deathtrap Dungeon trilogy is coming to Nintendo Switch on Wednesday 20th November! This news will no doubt for of interest to owner of Tin Man Games' The Warlock of Firetop Mountain on Switch, as well as fans of Ian Livingstone's classic gamebooks.