Friday 31 May 2019

Ian Livingstone's Board Games in 100 Moves

Fighting Fantasy Fest 3 will see not only the release of the new Scholastic editions of Caverns of the Snow Witch and Khare - Cityport of Traps, it was also see the release of two news books by Ian Livingstone. The first of these is a brand-new Fighting Fantasy gamebook, while the second is Board Games in 100 Moves, written in collaboration with James Wallis.

Board Games in 100 Moves

Journey through 8,000 years of history, from Ancient Egyptian Senet and Indian Snakes and Ladders, right up to role-play, fantasy and hybrid games of the present day.

Discover surprising stories behind board games you know and love to play, including: Buddha's banned games, stolen patents, boards smuggled into prison and Dungeons & Dragons hysteria.

If you are attending the UK Games Expo this weekend, you can pick up a Board Games in 100 Moves postcard from Stand 2-640, from Fighting Fantasy author and historian Jonathan Green, who will be there from Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June, and may even have some of the last hardbacks of YOU ARE THE HERO Parts 1 and 2 for sale.

Friday 24 May 2019

YOU could be the Hero of the Fighting Fantasy Pub Quiz!

Do you know your Aardwolf from your Elvin? Can you tell the difference beween Quimmel Bone and Zanbar Bone? Are you a regular visitor to the teeming plains of Allansia and beyond? If so, then you should sign up for the second Fighting Fantasy Pub Quiz today!

On the evening of Friday 30th August, teams of budding adventurers will be gathering at The Forester Inn, in Ealing, to test their knowledge of all things Fighting Fantasy. Lone adventurers are welcome too, and will no doubt soon find themselves joining forces with a barbarian or two, and maybe even an elf, or a mage, well-versed in arcane lore.

Our Quizmaster for the evening will be Fighting Fantasy fan Bryan Howarth, and as well as having fun, we will also be raising money for the UK Sepsis Trust, in memory of another FF fan, Neil Taylor.

If you would like to come, remember, you do need to buy a ticket in advance and numbers are limited. The last FF Pub Quiz was a riotous affair and this year's event only promises to be even better!

You don't even need to be going to Fighting Fantasy Fest 3 the next day to come along! Although how much more fun would it be to make a weekend of it and do both? The Forester even has rooms available that weekend.

So don't put it off any longer, grab your ticket for the Fighting Fantasy Pub Quiz right now!

This is what happened last time.

You don't want to miss out this year, do you?

Thursday 23 May 2019

Friday 17 May 2019

YOU are the Hero, at Fighting Fantasy Fest 3!

Are you ready to unleash your inner Elf? Or maybe you have an Orc lurking somewhere deep inside you, desperate to get out. If so, then make sure you come along to Fighting Fantasy Fest 3, dressed in your finest Fighting Fantasy cosplay, since The World of Legend will be returning to the event this year, ready to capture your characterful creations for posterity.

Those who attended FFF1 may remember the Goblin patrolling the queue before the event opened, and some of you may even have lived out your fantasy for a day, choosing the way of the Warrior or the way of the Warlock.

As you can see, the finished photographic portraits were stunning, to say the least.

The World of Legend will not only have their iconograph with them, they will also be bringing the House of Hell LIVE theatrical experience to Fighting Fantasy Fest for the first time. So if you're a fan of Steve Jackson's seminal horror-themed gamebook, make sure you buy your ticket for the show today. Just follow this link, and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Friday 10 May 2019

Atlantis Miniatures to launch Fighting Fantasy Legends miniatures range at Fighting Fantasy Fest 3!

Readers of YOU ARE THE HERO - A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks may remember reference being made to a range of miniatures Ian Livingstone had commissioned sculptor Damien Sparkes to create for him, featuring everyone's favourite FF monsters and villains.

And then at the first Fighting Fantasy Fest, in 2014, visitors saw several of these incredibly detailed and beautifully painted models out on display.

After this, the question would regularly be raised on social media platforms as to when the range would be made commercially available. Come Fighting Fantasy Fest 2, in 2017, there was still no sign of the models, although all 21 appeared in YOU ARE THE HERO Part 2, which was launched at the event.

Today we have some very exciting news for fans of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, model-makers, painters, and collectors of miniatures alike. The Fighting Fantasy Legends range of miniatures will be available to buy for the first time at Fighting Fantasy Fest 3!

The models are being produced by Atlantis Miniatures, a UK based miniature company focused on creating high quality resin fantasy miniatures. Atlantis Miniatures will be attending Fighting Fantasy Fest 3, and will have blister packs of the miniatures for sale at their stand.

And this is only Phase One. The miniatures available on the day will be a limited first run, based on how many they can get out of the existing moulds, making them not only highly desirable but also highly collectible items!

Atlantis plan to produce further FF miniatures, and will be launching a Kickstarter campaign later this year for the purpose of creating new moulds and putting them through a larger scale of production.

So the miniatures on sale at Fighting Fantasy Fest 3 will be a limited and exclusive release, available to whoever gets there first. After all, once they're gone, they're gone!

So if you've not bought your ticket for Fighting Fantasy Fest 3 yet, now is the time to do so. For not only will you be able to buy the Fighting Fantasy Legends miniatures for the first time, you will also be able to get your blisters signed by the co-creators of Fighting Fantasy, Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson themselves!

Friday 3 May 2019

Steve Jackson, Ian Livingstone and Russ Nicholson reunite for Fighting Fantasy Fest 3

For the first time since the first Fighting Fantasy Fest five years ago, Steve Jackson, Ian Livingstone and Russ Nicholson will be reuniting at Fighting Fantasy Fest 3, to talk about how the very first Fighting Fantasy gamebook - The Warlock of Firetop Mountain - came to be.

This will be a fantastic opportunity to meet your heroes and get your books signed, and who knows when the stars will align again to make such a conjunction possible?

So if you've been thinking about attending Fighting Fantasy Fest 3, make sure you secure your ticket today, as numbers are limited, and make Saturday 31st August 2019 a day to remember!