fantasy

Kickstarter: Rider of the Black Sun

Featuring more than 1,350 sections and with a completely unique approach to section reference and replayability, Rider of the Black Sun is one of the most extensive gamebooks ever published. Originally released as a German…


REVIEW: The Port of Peril

As part of Scholastic’s relaunched Fighting Fantasy series, co-creator Ian Livingstone has written a new gamebook featuring many favourite locations and quite a few old friends and enemies appearing previously in some of the earlier…


Malice From The Middle Vale

Set in the magical fantasy realm of Yarnia, Malice From The Middle Vale is the first book of the Scythe-Bearer Trilogy by David Sharrock. A gamebook consisting of 650 paragraph entries and 538 pages, you…


PREVIEW: Dust and Salt

Dust and Salt is an upcoming text-based tactical adventure game from Bulgarian developer Prime Games. An adaption based on a published gamebook from author Sycamore Bright, Dust and Salt is a non-linear story, merging CYOA…



SlowQuest – Quest II: Meet the Wizard

SlowQuest creator Bodie Hartley has now released his second illustrated ‘pick your path’ adventure, Quest II: Meet the Wizard. This handmade mini zine is roughly 9cm x 9cm in size, and is full of awesome…




REVIEW: Heroes of Urowen

The enjoyment of a gamebook is derived from many interlinked parts, including: mechanics, story, choice, interaction, imagination and presentation. These factors then create an overall experience that is based on the quality and style of…


Heroes of Urowen

Heroes of Urowen is a new fantasy gamebook created by Spanish author David Velasco, a writer of novels and gamebooks, and a translator of English video games and apps, including An Assassin in Orlandes by…


The Warlock of Firetop Mountain on iOS

Tin Man Games have now released their digital reimagining of the original Fighting Fantasy gamebook by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, on iOS. Features: A tabletop adventure come to life…


Pick Your Path micro booklets

Word Nerd Games are currently seeking funding on Kickstarter for their unique Pick Your Path micro stories. Printed as a micro booklet that neatly folds down to the size of a credit card, these wallet-friendly…



SCRAWL

Stuart Lloyd’s latest game system has now been generally released via RPGNow. Titled SCRAWL (Solo CRAWL), this new system has been built from the foundations of his earlier Wayfarer system, however, within SCRAWL there’s no…


REVIEW: The Legion of Shadow

The evident computer game influence within Michael J. Ward’s DestinyQuest: The Legion of Shadow stands boldly at the forefront of what it is that differentiates this series from many other gamebook formats. Within its pages…


The Dark Eye: the Vampire of Havena

Ulisses Spiele North America have recently released an English-language edition of the popular German RPG The Dark Eye, set in the rich and immersive fantasy setting of Aventuria: a magical continent featuring lizard people, dwarves,…


REVIEW: Saga of the North Wind

A text-based fantasy adventure using CYOA-style game mechanics, Saga of the North Wind is an enjoyably atmospheric drama, intelligently written in a style that brings to life the various situations, conflicts and characters encountered on…