30 Reasons Why We (Heart) Fighting Fantasy! - Sneak Peek
A long time without posting, but at last I can now start putting out teasers for the next issue...
Genre JumpingWhile Fighting Fantasy (as the name suggests) is mainly concerned with epic adventures in a fantasy land, not every title has deemed it necessary to cling to that cloak of sword and sorcery. Co-creator Steve Jackson pushed out the boat with book four, Starship Traveller, and since then the odd non-fantasy title has slipped into the series. These often make a welcome change from the fantasy adventures and offer a explore ideas, concepts and worlds beyond fantasy, while still playing by the familiar Fighting Fantasy rules. While they are sometimes regarded by some as the ugly step-children of the series, I can’t help but consider them a unique and essential part of the overall Fighting Fantasy experience. An experience that would be so much smaller and less fun it we couldn’t become the Silver Crusader or escape from the House of Drumer.ALEXANDER BALLINGALL
The Rise and Fall and Rise of Gamebooks in Germany - Sneak Peek
Here's a quick glimpse at an article from the forthcoming issue #9:
This is by Nicolai Bonczyk (with translation by Alexander Kühnert).With the release of the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, the genre experienced its heyday in Germany. Following the commercial success of the series, a multitude of other books and series were published. Not all of them achieved the same level of awareness and popularity as Fighting Fantasy but there were some which garnered a very loyal fan base that has survived until today.