Thursday 20 October 2022

The Dice Men are coming!

Dice Men: The Origin Story of Games Workshop is set to be published by Unbound on 10th November. 

If you fortunate enough to attend Iain McCaig's talk at Fighting Fantasy Fest 4, you will already know that the artist of City of Thieves and Deathtrap Dungeon redrew his original design for the first Games Workshop plastic bag for the cover of the book.

If you backed the book on Unbound, you will be pleased to hear that yesterday Steve Jackson and Sir Ian Livingstone spent the day signing 1,600 backer copies! In fact, you can still pledge your support here.

Thursday 13 October 2022

Voyages en terre d'Arion

Among the traders at Fighting Fantasy Fest 4, back in September, were the French publishers of the Advanced Fighting Fantasy RPG, Scriptarium.

The Scriptarium stand at Fighting Fantasy Fest 4.

Among the products Scriptarium had for sale on their stand was the new French laguage edition of Arion Games' Travels in Arion - Voyages en terre d'Arion.

The book features a colour A2 map of the of city Arion, by Jidus, as well as illustrations by Russ Nicholson and Malcolm Barter. There is also a campaign made up of three scenarios, L'Ecume des Songes by Rémy Lucot and Alexandre Sanna, which is superbly illustrated by Koa.

So, if you are a French reader, or you just love great fantasy art, make sure you check out Voyages en terre d'Arion, as well as the rest of Scriptarium's AFF catalogue.

Thursday 6 October 2022

YOU ARE THE HERO - An Interactive History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks

YOU ARE THE HERO - An Interactive History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks launches on Saturday 8th October 2022 on Kickstarter!

40 years ago, on 27 August 1982, the very first Fighting Fantasy Gamebook, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, was published.

In 2012 and 2017, FF author Jonathan Green ran successful Kickstarter campaigns to publish YOU ARE THE HERO - A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks and YOU ARE THE HERO Part 2. This year he is planning to publish a revised and updated edition to mark this landmark anniversary - and this time it's going to be interactive!

Check out the rewards and pledge your support on Kickstarter tomorrow.