Friday 30 September 2022

Are YOU ready to raise an army?

Ian Livingstone's Armies of Death is coming to Tin Man Games' Fighting Fantasy Classics library!

Can YOU defeat the nightmare army of the undead? Agglax the Shadow Demon is amassing an army of undead warriors to conquer Allansia. Setting off from Fang with over two hundred veteran fighters, YOU journey east to meet the enemy. But the Shadow Demon is not of this world and special powers are needed to destroy him. The longer you spend searching for these powers the stronger he will be.

One of three incoming additions to the Fighting Fantasy Classics library, Armies of Death is a direct sequel to Sir Ian Livingstone's second Deathtrap Dungeon-set adventure, Trial of the Champions.

Having survived the deadly dungeon and claimed the prize of 20,000 Gold Pieces, YOU must raise an army using your newly won fortune to save Allansia from the Shadow Demon's invading army.

Agglax the Shadow Demon, by Nik Williams.

Armies of Death uses a new combat system that allows your troops to fight against multiple opponents, as you take the battle to Agglax. The digital adaptation will feature new interior illustrations but you will doubtless be pleased to hear that Tin Man Games have secured the rights to use the original cover artwork by Chris AchillĂ©os, who sadly passed away last year. 

Keep your eyes peeled for more announcements before the end of the year!

Wednesday 14 September 2022

Fighting Fantasy Fest 4 Talks

Eleven days ago, almost 400 Fighting Fantasy fans descended on the University of West London to celebrate 40 years of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain at Fighting Fantasy Fest 4, with Sir Ian Livingstone, Steve Jackson, and a host of other creators, including authors, artists, editors and filmmakers.

If you were unable to attend in person, you might have been been able to watch the talks that took place on the day via the FFF4 Live Stream. But it you didn't, or you would like to enjoy them all over again, you can do so by visiting the Fighting Fantasy Fest 4 page on

Thank you to everyone who did attend, or joined us via the live stream, and we'll see you again in 2024 for Fighting Fantasy Fest 5!

Friday 9 September 2022

Fighting Fantazine #17

It may have been five years in the making, but Fighting Fantazine Issue #17 is here at last. In fact, it was released on the 40th birthday of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain!

Edited by Alexander Ballingall, the magazine features a cover by FF alumnus Tony Hough that teases the brand new FF adventure Barbarian Warlord, written by AFF author Andrew Wright, with illustrations by Johan Tieldow.

Barbarian Warlord is a fantasy epic unlike any other, but one that could only be published in a fanzine. Read it for yourself to find out why!

There is also the 'regular' Omens and Auguries news feature, the Arcane Archive, The Fact of Fiction, this time featuring The Keep of the Lich-Lord, and an interview with Dave Morris, one of the co-authors of the forty-third FF gamebook.

To top it off, there's the Rogue's Guide to Kharé and Kakhabad, and the second part of the AFF adventure, The Hunt for the Black Whale.

Fighting Fantazine Issue #17 is available as a free to download PDF but can also be purchased as a physical print copy. To find out more, visit the Fighting Fantazine website.

Thursday 1 September 2022

40th Anniversary Fighting Fantasy titles released today!

Today, the Warlock is delighted to announce the release of the two new Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, published to celebrate 40 years of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain!

Secrets of Salamonis, by Steve Jackson

Do YOU have what it takes to become a hero? Travelling to the ancient city of Salamonis to make your fortune, YOU must decide whether to join the Strongarms guarding the merchant caravans that criss-cross Allansia, or study at the famous Halls of Learning. Will you enter Bu Fon Fen in search of Cauldronweed, or rid King Salamon's Mine of the pests that plague it? Will you bring Cardinal Zyn to justice, or set off in search of the horn of the Black Unicorn? And just who is the Shivering Man, and what does he have to do with the mystery of the screaming sky? It is down to YOU to uncover the secrets of Salamonis!

Shadow of the Giants, by Sir Ian Livingstone

When an ancient artifact is discovered inside Firetop Mountain, its evil magic unleashes terrifying Iron Giants upon the world. In a race against time, YOU must find the only person who knows how to defeat them. Where does he live? Will he help? Will YOU survive?

Don't forget, Steve Jackson and Sir Ian Livingstone will be signing copies of their new 40th anniversary Fighting Fantasy titles at Fighting Fantasy Fest 4, on Saturday 3 September 2022 at the University of West London in Ealing.