Fantasy

REVIEW: Monsters of the Marsh

David Tant’s first book of The Legends of Skyfall series is something of an enigma – a puzzling contradiction where simplicity and complexity unhappily coexist. Monsters of the Marsh is boldly promoted as ‘An Advanced Fantasy Gamebook’ – an adventure where those employing logic and intelligence are duly rewarded for their skill and reasoning. Unfortunately, …

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REVIEW: The Lost Legion

This second book in the Dangerous Worlds Gamebook series will take you deep into a primordial jungle; an environment that is as much a central character in this story as any other (human, or non-human) to be found within the adventure. Immediately thrust into a position of authority and responsibility over a large expeditionary company …

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REVIEW: The Quest for Rividia

Book 2 of Michael G Perrin’s martial arts inspired Shinté Warrior series follows on from the dramatic events of Trials of the First Moon (the first book in this series) and now requires you to scale the snow-covered Cadcliff Mountains in search of the legendary Rividia plant: a sacred medicinal herb with unique restorative powers. …

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The Temple of Flame Collector’s Edition

After successfully funding Crypt of the Vampire earlier this year, Megara Entertainment has just launched a new Kickstarter campaign for the second reprint of a gamebook from the classic Golden Dragon series by Dave Morris: The Temple of Flame. Far below the lost temple of the ancient god Katak, you and your evil foe Damontir …

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The Wicked Wizard of Oz

Jonathan Green’s latest project, The Wicked Wizard of Oz, is now live on Kickstarter for funding. This nightmarish ‘dieselpunk’ gamebook will consist of 500 sections, and is available in ebook and paperback, and also as a special limited edition collector’s hardback with bonus content. An adventure stylistically similar to Green’s recent Alice’s Nightmare in Wonderland, …

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The Burning Trees of Ormen Mau

Narborion Adventures: The Burning Trees of Ormen Mau is a young adult, high fantasy gamebook from Liber Primus Games. A companion game to the original Narborion Saga series, with some crossover characters, this story-driven RPG features minigames, riddles, turn-based tactical battles and dozens of possible paths to choose from – all leading to a battle …

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Beyond the Morning Mountains Vol One released

Trade Paperback and PDF editions of Tales of Quahnarren: Beyond the Morning Mountains are now available for sale. This first volume of a two-part adventure across the island continent of Quahnarren features 1000 sections (400 pages), is fully illustrated, and also contains numerous extras detailing this exciting fantasy world. An unexpected and devastating act of …

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Autumn Snow: The Pit of Darkness

Megara Entertainment released a revised third printing of their first Autumn Snow adventure a few months ago – a ‘definitive edition’ of this Lone Wolf gamebook – now featuring a portrait version of the map of Sommerlund by Francesco Mattioli, replacing the previous landscape format, which required the reader to turn their book sideways. Written …

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Sorcery! Part 4: The Crown of Kings

The epic conclusion to inkle’s Sorcery! series will be available for desktop and mobile on September 15th, 2016, and will be released simultaneously on Steam, the iOS App Store and Google Play. Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! is a four-part fantasy adventure like never before. With tens of thousands of choices, the story rewrites itself around your …

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The Warlock of Firetop Mountain

Tin Man Games continue to make impressive progress on their forthcoming digital reimagining of the original Fighting Fantasy gamebook by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson – The Warlock of Firetop Mountain. Featuring over 100 3D figurines of heroes and monsters, a new simultaneous turn-based combat system, and a procedurally-generated Maze of Zagor, this is exactly …

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Tunnels & Trolls: Naked Doom

MetaArcade will create a digital remastering of Naked Doom, Ken St. Andre’s second solo adventure for the iconic tabletop role-playing game Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls. This will be the first project for their new MetaArcade Adventures Platform, which will enable users to play, create and self-publish adventure games featuring narrative-driven mechanics. Available later this year …

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Lone Wolf 29 ‘The Storms of Chai’ released

Book number 29 of the classic Lone Wolf series was published in April (English edition) – and the first ‘fat’ printed edition has already sold out! The second ‘thin’ edition is currently available here to purchase. The Lone Wolf gamebook adventures are a unique interactive fantasy series. Each exciting episode can be played separately, or you …

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