Viewing entries posted in February 2014

Death and all his friends

Posted by M J Ward on 21 February 2014

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Never thought I’d be referencing a Coldplay album on this site, but seemed an apt title for the second part of my look at ‘fatal ends’ in DestinyQuest. As mentioned previously, I’m not a fan of killing off characters and forcing them to restart their adventures from the beginning. While computer games benefit from ‘save points’ to record progress (not something I think translates well to a paper and dice system), I considered how Book Three could offer something a bit different.

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Deathtraps & dungeons – the fatal end in gamebooks

Posted by M J Ward on 16 February 2014

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As gamebook readers, we’ve all been there, bravely leading our aspiring hero through perilous trials, navigating hundreds of paragraphs to draw ever closer to that nail-biting finale. We’ve been diligent, we’ve even made maps, and our backpack is bursting at the seams with an equipment list that reads like a supermarket inventory. Then we hit that choice – the one that sneaks out from no-where.

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