Friday, 22 September 2023

Heroes of Titan

Out now from Arion Games is Heroes of Titan, for the Advanced Fighting Fantasy Second Edition RPG.

Written by Andrew Wright, Heroes of Titan contains 80 pre-generated characters for your games of AFF. The heroes contained within its pages include brave warriors, blessed priests, daring rogues, and arcane spellcasters, and they are all illustrated by John Kapsalis.

Not only that but there are five new Adventure Sheets by Dyson Logos, advice on how to create a band of Heroes, tips on customising starting Equipment, and the Ultimate Skill and Talent Index.

You can purchase the PDF of Heroes of Titan here, while the print edition will be available soon.

Friday, 15 September 2023


In case you are a Portuguese-speaker, you may be interested to know that JambĂ´ Editora have published a large number of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks in Brazil.

There are currently 21 titles available, including new editions of Steve Jackson's Creature of Havoc and Sir Ian Livingstone's Crypt of the Sorcerer. They all have different cover art from the English editions and some have alternative interior artwork too.

Friday, 8 September 2023

Fighting Fantasy Adventures Late Pledges

Fighting Fantasy Adventures funded at the end of August achieving an astonishing 444.79% of its initial $30,000 goal.

If you were late to the party, have no fear - you can still place a Late Pledge. To find out how, follow this link.

Thursday, 7 September 2023

Sir Ian Livingstone's City of Thieves published 40 years ago!

City of Thieves, by Sir Ian Livingstone, was published 40 years ago, on 1 September 1983.

For his second gamebook with sole writing credit, Livingstone sent the reader to the nefarious Port Blacksand for the first time, searching for the means to save the prosperous town of Silverton from the evil Night Prince Zanbar Bone and his bloodthirsty Moon Dogs.

This was the first occasion on which Iain McCaig produced not just the internal illustrations but also, what has since become, a classic cover.

“I’ve always been fascinated by graveside sculptures of the Grim Reaper,” says McCaig. “I eventually designed one for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Zanbar Bone is an early attempt to bring one to life.” 

The City of Thieves has been revisited again and again, in gamebooks like Midnight Rogue, Night Dragon and The Port of Peril, as well as the Advanced Fighting Fantasy titles Dungeoneer and Blacksand!

There have been various digital adaptations and there is even an original City of Thieves graphic novel on the way. Not bad for the book that was first published four decades ago!