Sunday 27 March 2022

Ian Livingstone on the Galaxy's Greatest: 2000 AD at 45

As well as marking 40 years of Fighting Fantasy, 2022 is also the 45th anniversary of the publication of the Galaxy's Greatest Comic, 2000 AD.

This weekend, an online convention - Galaxy's Greatest: 2000 AD at 45 - is taking place to celebrate this momentous occasion. One of the many guests taking part is Fighting Fantasy's very own Sir Ian Livingstone.

Sir Ian will be talking about the great games inspired by the comic's characters and settings, on Sunday 27 March at 4:50pm, and will be joined by Andy Chambers (a freelance writer and games designer who was formally Senior Lead Designer at Games Workshop) and Duncan Molloy (Head of Rebellion Unplugged).

The panel will be streamed online and for free on 2000 AD’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, as well as Rebellion’s dedicated Twitch stream. But you will also be able to watch at your lesiure later via YouTube.

Friday 25 March 2022

Arion Games release more Return to the Pit paper miniatures

Today sees the release of the latest set of paper miniatures for Advanced Fighting Fantasy, featuring the creatures from the book Return to the Pit.

This new set of John Kapsalis miniatures includes such horrors as the Dread Demon, the Flesh Eater, the Flying Skull, and the Forsaken One. 

If you are missing any of the previous sets, you can pick them up now from Arion Games via DriveThruRPG, along with the whole range of Advanced Fighting Fantasy products.

Friday 18 March 2022

Wächter der Lüfte: Ein Fantasy-Spielbuch

Great news for German-speaking fans of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks - Rhianna Pratchett's Crystal of Storms is now available in German, courtesy of Ueberreuter.

Tritt ein in eine Welt voller dunkler Magie, schrecklicher Ungeheuer und tödlicher Gefahren, eine Welt, in der DU über den Verlauf der Geschichte bestimmst!

Im Ozean der Sturmwinde, wo Unzählige ihr Leben gegen die Ungeheuer der See lassen mussten, liegt die geheime Himmelswelt. Hier, im Herzen des schrecklichsten aller Sturmwinde, ist die Luft still und süß. Hier befinden sich die schwimmenden Inseln von Pangaria. Und hier lebst Du. Seit die Insel Nimbus nach einer plötzlichen Explosion vom Himmel gefallen ist, bist Du der letzte Sturmwächter. Nun liegt es an Dir herauszufinden, was geschehen ist und Pangaria vor weiteren Unglücken zu bewahren! Doch entscheide weise, denn hinter jeder Ecke lauern tödliche Gefahren.

Mehr als ein Buch! Mehr als ein Spiel! – Ein interaktives Abenteuer für mutige Helden ab 10 Jahren

Friday 11 March 2022

Sir Ian Livingstone at LarpCon 2022

Last weekend, the brave and the bold headed to Coalville in Leicestershire to quest for treasure, face wandering monsters, and meet an actual real-life knight - Sir Ian Livingstone!

The event was LarpCon 2002, which this year was themed around the 40th anniversary of the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series. Sir Ian met all manner of fans - some less human that others, by the look of things - and was even given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 UK Larp Awards.

One lucky attendee even went home with a glorious 36" sword - crafted by Irregular Props and signed by Sir Ian - which was the first prize in this year's charity raffle in aid of the National Autistic Society. 

If you attended this year's LarpCon, please share your experiences in the comments below and tag us in your photos on Facebook (Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks), Twitter and Instagram (@fightingfantasy).

And don't forget, Fighting Fantasy will be making an appearance at events throughout the year, including the UK Games Expo, and will have its own, dedicated, 40th anniversary fest in September. Click this link to find out more.

Thursday 3 March 2022

World Book Day 2022

Today marks the 25th anniversary of World Book Day - a charity event held annually in the United Kingdom and Ireland on the first Thursday in March, funded by publishers and booksellers.

Of course, 2022 also marks the 40th anniversary of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. So, this World Book Day, we would like to know, which is your favourite Fighting Fantasy adventure published since Scholastic Books took over the series, and which is your favourite 'classic' Fighting Fantasy adventure?

Please post your reply in the comments below.