Tuesday, 21 March 2023

Friday, 17 March 2023

Billick O'Doone

Warning! Spoilers ahead for Steve Jackson's
Secrets of Salamonis

If you have read  Steve Jackson's Secrets of Salamonis you will have encountered a certain child-like character who goes by the name of Billick O'Doone and who is, in fact, a Leprechaun. He even appears in one of Tazio Bettin's filler illustrations that appear throughout the book.

Billick O'Doone, by Tazio Bettin.

The inclusion of the character was not just some random idea. Billick O'Doone first appeared in another Steve Jackson project many years ago - the telephone RPG F.I.S.T. Adventures.

If you have yet to play Steve Jackson's latest adventure, you can buy it here. To find out more titbits of curious information about the world's premier gamebook series, it's not too late to place a Late Pledge to Jonathan Green's ultimate 40th anniversary edition of this FF gamebooks history YOU ARE THE HERO .

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, 9 March 2023

The Dice Man Cometh

Sir Ian Livingstone was recently interviewed for the Digitiser channel on YouTube. During the course of the interview, which starts at 20:00, Sir Ian talks Mr Biffo through the history of Games Workshop, Fighting Fantasy, and Tomb Raider.