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  • #647127
    Balgin
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    • Succubus

    Oh, that’s easy: use several ‘phones.

     

    I’m reluctant to try the app versions. I doubt it will be the same – how will I mark multiple pages with my fingers to keep my options open when choosing between dungeon corridors?

    😉

     

     

    Actually they’ve thought of that too. The Tin Man Games adaptations use a bookmark system which allows you to mark pages you’d like to return to. Interestingly you get a limited number of bookmarks so you really need to choose when you want to use them. At the beginning of a playthrough you’ll select a difficulty setting which won’t affect anything other than the amount of bookmarks you can use. I think the easiest one is “unlimited bookmarks” :).

    #647128
    kendoyle659
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    • Thri-kreen

    Nice. That’s a good design feature

    #647129
    Slartibartfast
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    App versions aside, I did meet the Inkle chaps at Fighting Fantasy fest and asked if their adaptation of Sorcery will be translated into a pc friendly version. They informed me that “up until a meeting we had yesterday the answer would have been different but now let’s just say we’re considering it.”

     

    The Appointment with Fear adaptation (the superhero fighting fantasy book) is up on steam. I believe Forest of Doom will be ehaded for steam next. Tin Man Games (who were also at Fighting Fantasy Fest) are asking for playtesters. I should probably contact them as it was my favourite book and I know it virtually inside out.

    I never got around to playing the Sorcery series so will keep an eye out for them. Tin Man Games are local to me in Melbourne and so I should probably support them and buy all their lovely games…

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    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer
    #647131
    BigJackBrass
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    • Drider

    T&T was really big in Japan for several years, long after it had faded in the US and well before the current slight revival.

    #647132
    Hafwit 2.0
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    • Orc

    Man, those mins are sweet. What I really want though:

     

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    #647133
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    Fans of Fighting Fantasy may wish to check out the RpgGamerDad podcast, which features a lengthy episode on the topic, as well as several actual play sessions:

    Ep 17 – Fighting Fantasy

    Fighting Fantasy, Fighting Fantasy and more Fighting Fantasy.

    Interviews with:

    The Warlock of FightingFantasy.com.

    The Editor of FightingFantazine.co.uk.

    & ‘Out Of The Pit’ with RpgGamerBoy.

    ‘The Riddling Reaver’

    featuring:

    RpgGamerDad as the GM

    Steph as Gandalf – NOT a Wizard

    Frances as Elana of House Alderon

    Alexander as Ernie aka ‘Nails’ the Thief

    Dave Harrison as Blain the Street Magician

    and RpgGamerUncle as Clint – the vegetarian barbarian.

    #647134
    Slartibartfast
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    The Riddling Reaver is a LOT of fun!  I have used his ship the Twice Shy in a number of different games and the random table of riddles is pretty cool too for those of us who are riddling compromised and would have been eaten by Gollum.

    #647135
    Hafwit 2.0
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    • Orc

    Useless factoid: In Danish the Riddling Reaver was called Tyven Med De 1000 Trick, the Thief With A 1000 Tricks. 

     

    That game had so many fun bits, and the RR was such a mad bastard. He justified the trope where each location in an adventure is like a part of a reality-defying game show.

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    Slartibartfast
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    Useless factoid: In Danish the Riddling Reaver was called Tyven Med De 1000 Trick, the Thief With A 1000 Tricks. 

     

    That game had so many fun bits, and the RR was such a mad bastard. He justified the trope where each location in an adventure is like a part of a reality-defying game show.

     

    That’s pretty cool.

     

    I need to bust out the old books and play something set in Titan again …

    #647137
    Hafwit 2.0
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    • Orc

    I was thinking nostalgic thoughts about Allansia myself. It’s such an uncivilized place, compared to many other fantasy settings. There are no roads, borders or kings that are actual rulers of much, beside the city they live in. 

     

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    #647138
    Slartibartfast
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    Is that Port Blacksand I see there? Where the local police are trolls? Somethingsomething hive of scum and villany!

     

    You’re right, Allansia is a lot of fun as a setting!

    #647139
    Pencil-Monkey
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    #647140
    JamieMcCrimmon
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    • Flumph

    If l remember my Out of the Pit correctly the Gonchong gave some pretty sweet stat bonuses (+2 SKILL and +4 STAMINA?) at the mere cost of your ability to take independent action.

    If *I* remember correctly, it was +5 Skill, +5 Stamina, plus the fact it looked pretty cool as a piece of headgear. It also had SKILL 5, STAMINA 5 if you encountered it without a host – though of course it would then just try to get onto your head…

    #647141
    JamieMcCrimmon
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    • Flumph

    At FFF Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone asked the audience to shout out suggestions for miniatures they would like to see. The diminutive Jib Jib was quite popular but has been officially ruled out due to how tiny it would be. That and it’s so simply it wouldn’t feel right in a range of high quality sculpts with lots of details since it’s basically a tribble on legs.

     

    I’m really disappointed that got ruled out, Jib Jibs only appeared in a few Fighting Fantasies but they were one of my favourite creatures! Besides, if Warhammer’s Cave Squigs can be made into miniatures without looking out of place, I’d have thought the Jib-Jib could be!

     

    Incidentally, I can’t remember which books they appeared in. I think there was one in “The Riddling Reaver”. I think there was another one in Sorcery! book 4… googling seems to confirm these sightings. Can anyone point to any other adventures they appeared in? I’ve found a Wikia page that suggests there was one in Midnight Rogue, though after all these years I don’t remember that very well.

     

    Oh, and I don’t quite agree with “a tribble on legs” – at least, they certainly didn’t seem to reproduce like Tribbles. Unfortunately.

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