Friday 22 December 2023

Wishing you a very Merry Fighting Fantasy Christmas

After all the excitement of Fighting Fantasy's anniversary year in 2022, by comparison 2023 has been a little quieter. Nonetheless, we have still celebrated the 40th anniversary of five Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, new editions of FF adventures have appeared in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, FranceItaly, and Denmark, and the Fighting Fantasy Adventures card game funded on Gamefound.

Click on the image above to place a late pledge.

As well as all the highs, there was one very poignant low in 2023, and that was the passing of FF legend Russ Nicholson, the artist who gave Zagor the Warlock his iconic look.

There is lots to look forward to next year, including the publication of YOU ARE THE HERO: An Interactive History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks and MAGIC REALMS: The Art of Fighting Fantasy, more from Arion Games and The Warlock Returns, Fighting Fantasy Fest 5 in the autumn, and the return of Steve Jackson's F.I.S.T.!

Happy Holidays!

Thursday 7 December 2023

F.I.S.T. Returns!

Steve Jackson's F.I.S.T. (Fantasy Interactive Scenarios by Telephone) is set to return in 2024! The first ever interactive phone game returns to mobile devices, with the original audio and gameplay intact, courtesy of Steve Jackson and Sound Realms. Watch the trailer below and then pre-order the game here!

Friday 1 December 2023

Sir Ian Livingstone attending Dragonmeet 2023

Tomorrow, Saturday 2nd December 2023, Sir Ian Livingstone will be attending Dragonmeet at the Novotel Hammersmith in West London.

At 9:30am he will be presenting the inaugural Ian Livingstone Prize for Innovations in Games, so that the shortlisted entries and the winner can then demonstrate their awards on their stands. The winner has been chosen from a long list of entries by Sir Ian and represents the Innovation that he feels most benefits games and gaming that year.

You will then find Sir Ian at Stand 6 in the Lower Trade Hall, which opens at 10:00am, where he will have some copies of the hardback editions of Shadow of the Giants and Dice Men on sale.

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At 12:00pm Sir Ian will be on the panel for What Board Games Mean to Me.

Why are board games so important to so many of us, and why have they become so popular? Inspired by the new book of the same name from Aconyte, games expert James Wallis is joined by a panel of games industry experts and enthusiasts, including Sir Ian Livingstone and Matt Forbeck, to explore the many ways in which games have shaped all our lives

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Sir Ian will be attending until 2:00pm, at which point he has to leave. However, before then he will be happy to chat with fans and sign their books.