Friday, 1 July 2022

Fighting Fantasy Fest 4: The Countdown has begun!

Nine weeks today, teams of adventurers will be gathering at The Foresters in West Ealing to take part in the third official Fighting Fantasy Pub Quiz, to raise money for the British Heart Foundation in memory of artist Chris Achilleos.

This means that nine weeks tomorrow, the doors will open on Fighting Fantasy Fest 4, at the University of West London in Ealing. You can expect the following, and more...

 Steve Jackson and Sir Ian Livingstone signing their new books, Secrets of Salamonis and Shadow of the Giants...

● Guest artists John Sibbick, Gary Mayes, Malcolm Barter, Alan Langford, Tony Hough, Rob Ball, Duncan Smith, and more...

● Guest authors Rhianna Pratchett, Peter Darvill-Evans, Jamie Thomson, Keith P. Phillips, and more...

● Souvenir programme and autograph book, uniquely numbered ticket, Fighting Fantasy dice, 40th anniversary T-shirts*, 40th anniversary badges*, and more...

● Traders, including Arion Games (Advanced Fighting Fantasy), Scriptarium (French AFF), Blue Giant Studios (FF miniatures), The Fighting Fantasy Collector, and more...

● Talks, a painting demonstration, the now legendary Fighting Fantasy auction, and an exclusive screening of Argh! And The Quest For The Golden Dragon Skull film screening, featuring Sir Ian Livingstone...

If you haven't bought your tickets yet, don't delay, for they are selling out fast.

* Please note, all FF 40th Anniversary T-shirts and badges must be pre-ordered in advance via Eventbrite.

Friday, 24 June 2022

Tin Man Games Summer Sale now on!

Tin Man Games, the makers of the Fighting Fantasy Classics app and associated adaptations of classic Fighting Fantasy adventures, are currently running a Summer Sale on Steam.

To celebrate 40 years of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, why not download the fantasy solo RPG that combines unique, simultaneous turn-based combat with a journey that changes based on each figurine you take into the mountain? There really couldn't be a better time, as The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is currently on sale at a whopping 80% off!

Friday, 17 June 2022

Artist Gary Mayes to attend Fighting Fantasy Fest

In another first for Fighting Fantasy Fest 4, sci-fi artist Gary Mayes will be one of the guests attending on the day. Gary is the artist who illustrated the Fighting Fantasy science fiction titles Rebel Planet, Robot Commando and Star Strider.

Gary is currently working with Mark Lain on the graphic novel adaptation of Rebel PlanetSo, why not come along to Fighting Fantasy Fest 4, on Saturday 3 September 2022, and make the most of the opportunity to get Gary to sign his work in person for you? Tickets are still on sale here.

Friday, 10 June 2022

More Fighting Fantasy gamebooks are heading overseas

News today of two more translations of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. First up is Rhianna Pratchett's Crystal of Storms, which is being released in Hungary by Chameleon Comix as Viharkristályhoz.

As well as boasting new cover art - featuring one of everyone's favourite, wheel-shaped critters - the Hungarian edition also has new interior illustrations by István Lakatos, which remind the Warlock of John Blanche's artwork for Steve Jackson's Sorcery! series.

And then we have Le pirate de l'au-delà, which is the French title for Bloodbones, by Jonathan Green. This isn't a new translation but it is a new edition, to match the other Fighting Fantasy gamebooks Gallimard Jeunesse have released over the last couple of years.