Happy gaming this Christmas and we'll see you again in the New Year.
And may your STAMINA never fail!
We know that many of you are looking forward to receiving your Fighting Fantasy Legends miniatures next year. To keep you going until next February, when shipping is due to begin, here are some as yet unseen photographs of the new sculpts - a combination of heroes, villains, and monsters!
Branching Narrative, the company behind Deathtrap Dugeon: The Interactive Video Adventure - which features Hollywood star Eddie Marsan - is joining in with the Steam Christmas sale, which is taking place from 22nd December 2020 – 5th January 2021.There will be a whopping discount of 70% on the PC and Mac versions on Steam, and Branching Narrative are also dropping the price of the mobile versions for the same period.
So if you've not picked up this particular adaptation of Ian Livingstone's seminal gamebook Deathtrap Dungeon, now would seem like the ideal time to correct that situation.
Do you remember Rebel Planet, one of the most popular of the Fighting Fantasy science fiction titles?
Well, today, we can exclusively reveal that the gamebook's original author, Robin Waterfield, and series co-creator Ian Livingstone, have given permission for FF and gamebook superfan Mark Lain to turn the story into a graphic novel.
The artist taking on the art duties for this momentous project is none other than the adventure's original illustrator, Gary Mayes, who will be bringing the world of Rebel Planet to life in shimmering '80s monochrome!
The art in the graphic novel will all be new material and Gary will be producing a new colour cover for the book too. So set your hype-phasers to stun now, as the Kickstarter to fund production of the gamebook will be coming some time in 2021.
Watch this space for more news in the New Year...
DICE MEN: Games Workshop the Early Years 1975-1985 is a full colour, highly illustrated hardback 288 pages long, A4 (210mm x 297mm) printed on 140gsm gloss art stock, colour printed endpapers and bookmark ribbon.
Written by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, the founders of global success story Games Workshop, it relates the early years of the company, from when it was no more than three friends working out of a shared, rented flat, to the point when it was known around the world as the premier purveyor of fantasy role-playing games.
Publishers Unbound have announced a publication date of Autumn 2021, now that the book is finished and has moved into the design phase.
Fancy a signed limited edition hardback, a reproduction copy of Games Workshop’s newsletter Owl and Weasel No.1, originally published in 1975, or an A3 reproduction of the first-ever Games Day Poster, signed by Ian and Steve? Then check out the rewards still on offer here.
Of course, coming next year from Atlantis Miniatures is the Fighting Fantasy Legends range, which many hobbyists cannot wait to get their teeth into. But if you visit the Master Modellers section of the Fighting Fantasy Fan Zone you can enjoy the sculpting and painting efforts of Fighting Fantasy fans.
If you have your own miniatures or dioramas, and would like to share them with likeminded FF aficionados, send some photos of your pieces to email@example.com, tell us something about them, and your models could be appering on www.fightingfantasy.com very soon.
Among the monsters in Beyond the Pit Set XII are several common creatures, such as the Giant Spider and Spectre, as well as quite a few Titan-Specific horrors, including the Shael Beast, Shicome, Sightmaster and Spike Demon!
To purchase this new set, as well as other Advanced Fighting Fantasy products through DriveThruRPG, simple click on the image below.
Hungarian fans of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, or indeed fans of Hungarian Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, are going to be in for a treat next year.
Following on from the release of Hungarian editions of Assassins of Allansia and, more recently, The Port of Peril, 2021 is going to see the publication of translated editions of two more Ian Livingstone adventures - Deathtrap Dungeon and Return to Firetop Mountain - as well as Rhianna Pratchett's Crystal of Storms.
The books will be published by Chameleon Comix. Return to Firetop Mountain will feature Martin McKenna's original interior illustrations but with a new cover painted by Krisztián Balla, who painted the cover for the Hungarian edition of The Port of Peril, while Crystal of Storms and Deathtrap Dungeon will feature new internal art and new covers by Hungarian artists.
For more news, as they say, watch this space!
Ever wondered what your Fighting Fantasy collection is worth? Or are you curious just how many editions of your favourite gamebooks have been published over the years? Then you need the Fighting Fantasy Collector.
Jamie Fry has been curating his collection over many years and it includes some very hard to come by items. He has even become part of the collection himself, since acquiring a Fighting Fantasy tattoo!
Each year he publishes his Fighting Fantasy Checklist & Price Guide, and while the 2020 edition is out of print he is looking to bring it to DriveThruRPG, so watch this space. He also occasionally sells some of the pieces from his personal collection.
And if you have a collection you are proud of, we would love to hear about it. Simply email some photographs of your collection - along with a brief paragraph about it, highlighting any specific elements you like - to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you could end up appearing in Collector's Corner on the official Fighting Fantasy website.
In the lead up to Christmas, we are going to be posting regular updates connected to your favourite interactive gamebook series - Fighting Fantasy!
For his second gamebook with the sole writing credit, Ian Livingstone plumped for a city-based adventure. City of Thieves sends the hero to 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.
Heroic adventurers have revisited the eponymous City of Thieves, many times since, not least in Graeme Davis's Midnight Rogue, which cast the hero in the role of an aspiring member of the Thieves’ Guild of Port Blacksand, and the second Advanced Fighting Fantasy volume Blacksand!
In Blacksand! co-author Marc Gascoigne added detail to the City of Thieves, giving an insight into the individuals, the taverns, businesses and temples of Port Blacksand, as well as its various guilds and nefarious cults.