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Ian Livingstone Talks About The Resurgence of Fighting Fantasy [PRIZE]

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The classic Fighting Fantasy choose-your-own-adventure stories helped form the gaming experience of many and they have seen a resurgence in recent years, with the books returning to print from Scholastic.

Legendary games designer Ian Livingstone has a chat with us about the future of the series, including new books on the horizon, and offers up a rather cool prize.

Comment to win a copy of Deathtrap Dungeon signed by Ian Livingstone.

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fallout
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OOOOOhhhh my!!! Deathtrap dungeon is such great! ^^

eddator227
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Saw few days back an adventure from Runequest on this format, really nice taht is alive again this type of readings.

clansmen
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im slowly getting my kids into theses

baranora
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These are really ace

dougiemonster
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Deathtrap Dungeon was, hands down, my favourite of the series. City of Thieves being a close second. Good to see they’re making a comeback!

equivokate
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Scholastic book fairs were the best part of elementary school.

ugleb
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Hands up if you never played one of these books. No-one? Thought so!

ahren78
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Time to see if my daughter will get into these.

rgreenparadox
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These seem like an interesting gateway to role-playing games. I had never heard of these until recently.

meanbone
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Sooooo much better than those “choose your path” books TSR was putting out.

stormshriek
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I cut my teeth on these things back in the day. I love that they’re still out there and kids can still get stuck in with these.

cypher2009
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I recently started my Fighting Fantasy collection. I remember them from my childhood and even now, they are so much fun.

collins
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I saw that episode of hospital! he looked like he was having a wail of a time

biggrim
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I had dozens of these books as a nipper. I loved them all but Demons of the Deep was my favourite with that skeletal abomination rising from the depths on the cover. I think it had black pearls on the crown, if I remember correctly!

halfmileduck
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These books opened the door to RPG and the hobby back in the 80s and I am now reading them with my kids 30 years later, fantastic series and a legend of the community.

tmon
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I’ve never heard of Fighting Fantasy books. Sounds interesting.

teglas
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Wow, Mr Livingstone, I presume 🙂

rayzryr
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These were definitely in my formative gaming years. A funny memory involving these books: in high school we had morning roll-call which included mandatory reading time. Novel, surf magazine, maths textbook: it didn’t matter what you read, you just had to read. So you know what I was reading! The room is dead silent except for me rolling my dice. I happen to look up at my roll-call teacher, who is staring straight at me! With a stern look on his face he shakes is head twice, I hunker down at my desk, and continue reading… just not rolling dice now, 😂

seldon9
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Mmmmmm bathing in the nostalgia. Though Starship Traveller was difficult even when I was cheating.

falerox
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I loved these and “Choose your own adventure” when I was a kid, so good to see they are still around!

davezilla
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It had a ninja nad a bloodbeast it was the most 80’s thing ever and an eternal part of my childhood. Loved playing through Port of Peril with my son this year. Amazing, keep up the great work Ian you’re a legend!

rickyard
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I don’t rmember these books as i am spanish and sadly these ones never got here 🙁

battlehawk
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Wow that is such a cool prize.

drtortenkopf
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I owned Deathtrap Dungeon and a couple of the other books in German as a kid. I beat the others after about 4 or 5 tries. Though I think I never made it through Deathtrap Dungeon.

konrad270982
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Oh I loved these when I was a kid! I’ve still got them somewhere… looking forward to introducing my son to them when he’s older!

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