Saturday, 7 June 2014

Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014 - May it's STAMINA Never Fail!



Every felt that Fighting Fantasy should have had conventions like Dungeons & Dragons did in the 1980s? Well now is finally your chance to experience an event like no other!

As part of launching his new book about the history of Fighting Fantasy, You are the Hero, author Jonathan Green has organised the first Fighting Fantasy convention in London this September.

Creators Steve "Creature of Havoc" Jackson and Ian "Deathtrap Dungeon" Livingstone will be present, alongside a host of other Fighting Fantasy which includes Russ "The Citadel of Chaos" Nicholson, Chris "Temple of Terror" Achilleos, and Tony "Night Dragon" Hough.

Arion Games, Tin Man Games, and inkle Studios will also all be present.

Sadly, being in New Zealand, I am unable to attend. But I wish all those who do a fantastic day.

If you are within easy distance (or slightly inconvenient distance even!) then mark Sunday, September 7th on your calendar and book your tickets now!

BOOK HERE!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Issue #13 - Published!

Issue #13 is now available for download from the site: www.fightingfantazine.co.uk
104 pages of gamebook goodness. As usual, feedback is appreciated!

Ignore the problems with the site!

Monday, 28 April 2014

Store Online!

To celebrate the release of issue 13 of "Fighting Fantazine" tomorrow, the store is now online. For now it offers the chance to buy printed copies of issues 10, 11, & 12. http://fightingfantazine.co.uk/store/


Friday, 4 April 2014

Latest News

Issue #13
This is almost done and ready to go. Expect it soon!

The Web Site
In anticipation of the next issue, the web site has been given a going over.

French AFF
A Kickstarter/Indiegogo-style fundraiser is going on on the French equivalent, Ulule. This is for a French translation of Titan by Scriptarium as well as a new module and maps. Follow this link to join in and contribute!

Also, Scriptarium have issue #3 of Draco Venturus out.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Six-Gun Friday - Sneak Peek


Here's a sneak peak at the art and text of the next mini adventure in issue #13...

You make your way over to a small table back against the wall, the only one with an open seat. The restaurant is crowded with single travellers and entire families. For most, this will be the final stop in civilization before setting out into the windswept plains to their final destinations of Montana, Colorado or points west. By the time your steak arrives, the area has slowly begun to clear. You’ve built up quite an appetite and make short work of your meal. 
“There you are!” 
You look up to see a tall man in a dirty coat looking down at a young woman and small child sitting at the next table. The woman looks up fearfully while drawing her child near.


This is Six-Gun Friday by Gaetano Abbondanza and illustrated by Massimiliano Amadesi.

When the most notorious and dangerous gang of outlaws in the west, the Friday Clan, decide to relieve the town of Bent Reed of all its funds, the people turn to their one hope for justice: the town Marshall. YOU are the lawman for the good people of Bent Reed, and YOU vow to put an end to the clan’s run of lawlessness, come hell or high water. Will YOU achieve fame and success on your daring mission, or will you simply be another name added to the clan’s long list of victims?

Friday, 28 February 2014

A Man of Letters - Sneak Peek

Issue #13 features an interview with Peter Darvill-Evans, covering his Fighting Fantasy gamebooks and work at Virgin on the Doctor Who original fiction ranges.

You introduced willpower as a new stat in Beneath Nightmare Castle. What made you tinker with the rules in your first book? 
I think – and I must stress just how long ago all this occurred, and that my memory is notoriously poor in the absence of documentary evidence – that I had felt from the inception of Fighting Fantasy books that the standard stats made for a rather simplistic game experience. In each of my books I tried to stretch the original Fighting Fantasy concept, but in each case in a way that I hoped was appropriate to the subject matter. In a tale of Lovecraftian horror, willpower seemed like the necessary additional ingredient.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Coming Soon - Issue 13 Cover


Just to prove that things are still ticking over at Fighting Fantazine, here is the cover for the next issue due out hopefully by the end of this month. Cover art by Michael Wolmarans!

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Issue #12 - Published!


Issue #12 is now available for download from the site: www.fightingfantazine.co.uk
104 pages of gamebook goodness. As usual, feedback is appreciated!

Saturday, 5 October 2013

The Geography of Kharé - Sneak Peek



One of the most iconic Fighting Fantasy locations of all, Port Blacksand in northwest Allansia, was featured in numerous Fighting Fantasy gamebooks and novels, and was described and mapped in detail in Titan – The Fighting Fantasy World and also in the original Advanced Fighting Fantasy series. This is in stark contrast to another emblematic Fighting Fantasy city, which was described in only one book and which was never mapped in the original Puffin publications of the franchise – Kharé, Cityport of Traps in Kakhabad in the Old World.
     First visited in the second volume of the Sorcery! series, Fighting Fantasy never returned to this vermin-infested settlement (other than in new role-playing versions of the same adventure), and a map of it never appeared in any gamebook or in Titan. However, there is a mass of information regarding the layout of the city in the Sorcery! series and there are some interesting hints on one particular area in the full-colour illustration of the city in Titan. Furthermore, two very different maps of the city have appeared more recently, in the Myriador d20 module Kharé – Cityport of Traps and in the new Advanced Fighting Fantasy campaign Crown of Kings by Arion Games. What can we learn about the geography of Kharé from these sources and are there any problems with reconciling all the various pieces of evidence in trying to come up with a definitive picture of the layout of the city? That’s what this article aims to find out, so join us as we return to explore Fighting Fantasy’s enigmatic heart of darkness – travellers beware!