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Ed Jolley
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Conquer the Blue Sky
For some reason, after the publication of Howl of the Werewolf , Wizard Books restarted their range of Fighting Fantasy  reissues, bringing out yet another new edition of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain , this one a different size, with a selection of pre-g...

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We Know It Is There, Beneath the Surface
This is the second part of my third attempt at Lone Wolf  book 10, The Dungeons of Torgar . Regular readers may be wondering what happened to the first part, so I shall explain. Back when I decided to have a go at the really tough route through the book for...

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This Is All Terribly Wrong
It's time to dip into another gamebook series that I, perhaps unwisely, acquired in full without taking the time to find out whether or not I actually like it. On this occasion it's the Car Wars Adventure Gamebooks , which took me around a decade to collect...

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This Serious Moonlight
In 2004, while I was trying to come up with an entry for a gamebook 'teaser'-writing competition at the official Fighting Fantasy  website, one of the ideas I considered revolved around being wounded by a werewolf and needing to find a way to keep from wind...

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There's a Time and There's a Place Where I Can Choose
The second Tunnels & Trolls  mini-adventure to appear in Sorcerer's Apprentice  and be reprinted in the Compendium  is Ken St. Andre's Seven Ayes , which was originally published in issue 2. The introduction indicates that it's part of the same world as the...

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Too Much Stuff Going on or Not Enough
It's been a long time since I failed  at The Green Hydra , the second book in Gary Gygax and Flint Dille's Sagard the Barbarian  series. In view of the fact that the series includes some character progression, and there is an ongoing storyline (just about) ...

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Fine and Private
I must admit to a little curiosity about whether this post will have significantly fewer readers than normal. It is a continuation of the attempt at  Bloodbones  which commenced here , and in the course of the first session I made a blunder which guarantees...

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Some Strange Scent of Death
When Wizard Books announced that their next previously unpublished Fighting Fantasy  release would be Jonathan Green's  Bloodbones , probably the best-known of the books that were in the pipeline at the time the Puffin range came to an end, fan response was...

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And Now You Would Never Know
Continuing my second attempt at the tenth  Lone Wolf  book, The Dungeons of Torgar , which commenced here , I prepare to meet Sebb Jarel, the partisan leader who should be able to show me a comparatively safe route to the fortress which holds the Lorestones...

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Attractive to the Eye and Soothing to the Smell
It's time for me to have another go at Lone Wolf  book 10, The Dungeons of Torgar . Since my first attempt at the book for the blog, everything I still had in storage down in Tunbridge Wells has come up to Hull, including the issue of GM  containing the min...
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