Fighting Fantasy has marked its 30th anniversary. Back in 1982, Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone began writing a series that took the D&D experience and rolled it into a book. Starting with The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
, you play the role of an adventurer looking for his fortune. The mountain is a fortress for the warlock, and you have to battle all sorts of monsters just to make it to the wizard. Thereís even a maze. Combat was handled with two 6 sided dice, and you also had to roll up stats for your own character. Simpler, but very close to D&D.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary, Ian Livingstone has written a new book called Blood of the Zombies
. I havenít gotten my copy yet, but the book looks really cool. The cover is classic, and all the black and white illustrations inside look spot on. It looks like they pulled out all the stops for this one. Tin Man Games is also doing an iOS port of the book, so it looks like itís going to have a digital release as well. Us old folks still like books, but the kids gotta have their iPod. At least theyíre hitting both markets.
Next week I should be getting my copy from the U.K. It will be great to add to my collection. These books are an inspiration. They make me feel like I could do something like this.
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