Thursday, 16 January 2020

Appreciate a Dragon Day

Dragons have long been a staple of fantasy games and fiction, and that is as true of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks as it is of any other popular fantasy setting.

Today is #AppreciateADragonDay and there are certainly plenty of dragons to appreciate in Fighting Fantasy, from  Russ Nicholson's Dragon in the first ever FF gamebook, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, and Chris Achilleos's 'Dragonspell' cover for Titan - The Fighting Fantasy World...

... through to Robert Ball's reimagined White Dragon from the Scholastic edition of Ian Livingstone's seminal Caverns of the Snow Witch, and Stephen Lavis's Brimstone Dragon from Steve Jackson's The Tasks of Tantalon...

... not to mention Tony Hough's 'Night Dragon' and Martin McKenna's 'Eye of the Dragon'.

So which Fighting Fantasy Dragon will you be appreciating this #AppreciateADragonDay?

Friday, 10 January 2020

The StoryMaster’s Tales presents Ian Livingstone’s Deathtrap Dungeon LIVE!

If you're attending the UK Games Expo this year, you'll want to get yourself a ticket for Deathtrap Dungeon LIVE, as performed by The StoryMaster's Tales team, the same people who put on House of Hell LIVE at Fighting Fantasy Fest 3 to great acclaim.

This new immersive and interactive show, will take YOU into the Tower of Yaztromo the Wizard, where he will transport you into the dreaded Deathtrap Dungeon in search of winning the coveted crown of the Trial of Champions.

Based upon the hugely successful Fighting Fantasy book, selected members of the audience will have to work together and get past all the dangers, puzzles and monsters that Baron Sukumvit has placed to thwart all challengers.

Suitable for all ages from ages 8 to adult, tickets are on sale here.

And if you weren't planning on attending UK Games Expo 2020, you might want to change your mind now.

Friday, 3 January 2020

What are your Fighting Fantasy New Year's Resolutions?

Is it to complete your collection of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks?

Is it to read Ian Livingstone's new FF gamebook Assassins of Allansia?

Is it to revisit some of your favourite titles of yesteryear?

Is it to attend Deathtrap Dungeon LIVE at the UK Games Expo?

Is it to paint all your Fighting Fantasy Legends miniatures when they arrive?

Is it to attend a Fighting Fantasy Beer-o or other get together?

Is it to play Branching Narrative's interactive video version of Deathtrap Dungeon?

Why not let us know in the comments below?

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Happy Birthday, Ian Livingstone!

Ian Livingstone was born in Prestbury, Cheshire, on 29th December, 1949, and grew up in a Coronation Street-style terraced house in Rusholme, before his family moved to Altrincham in 1960.

70 years later, he is a Bafta award-winning, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, and with Steve Jackson is co-founder of Games Workshop and co-creator of the Fighting Fantasy series of interactive adventure gamebooks.

Happy Birthday, Ian, and may your STAMINA never fail!