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Latest News Thursday 8th October 2015

Fighting Fantasy Fact 9 from YOU ARE THE HERO

In the run up to Christmas 1983 one small boy had an unexpected encounter whilst out shopping. "I went with my dad to the Games Workshop in the Arndale Centre in Manchester. I spotted the new Sorcery! box-set - The Shamutanti Hills and the Spell Book - and had enough pocket money saved up to buy it. The person serving us at the till told us that the author was out back and my dad, being my dad, asked if I cold meet him and have him sign my book, which Steve did. Who'd have thought that eighteen years later I'd be contacting Steve and negotiating bringing the series back to print!" That young boy was Simon Flynn, who in 2001 was Publishing Manager at Icon Books, the company responsible for relaunching the Fighting Fantasy series in 2002.

Latest News Thursday 1st October 2015


I think it might be appropriate that this is the month of Hiding. A lot of reference lately is being made to Kickstarter projects either running late, getting cancelled or going unfunded. Well Fighting Fantasy related ones are not immune to this. It is equally of concern to some that anything new from Fighting Fantasy is brought to market this way and especially since none of them are new Gamebooks.

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You are the Hero by Jonathan Green was late but well worth waiting for (fingers crossed, his Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland is on time). Beyond the Pit was successful and as far as I remember on-time. So far the funded Trolltooth Wars Graphic Novel is running behind and still yet to materialise. There is no sight yet of the miniatures planned for release by Pure Evil Miniatures nor of the Dungeon Crawl Card Game by Greywood Publishing. It also appears that the Legend Quest project is under threat and may get pulled. Can Tin Man Games break this cycle with a really exciting rendition of Warlock of Firetop Mountain? Instead of releasing the app to the market in the usual way they are looking to Kickstarter for funding, mainly for new artwork to enhance the experience. Apparently, it is going to be bigger and better than we have seen before and hopefully we will not be disappointed. The only downside is if they all get released at the same time it might be a bit hard on the pocket, especially if funds are called in around the month of Locking, so get saving those Gold pieces.

Latest News Sunday 27th September 2015


In 1982, Ian Livingstone wrote the how-to-guide that The Warlock of Firetop Mountain was meant to be, but for Routledge & Kegan Paul rather than Puffin. "Dicing with Dragons" was the book about the role-playing games hobby that Geraldine Cooke suggested he and Steve Jackson write until they convinced her that a role-playing gamebook which you could actually play would be much better. They were right. The Fighting Fantasy series sold over 17 million copies. It proves that playing games is much more fun than reading about them!

Latest News Sunday 20th September 2015

Legend Quests "Live" Fantasy Dungeon Adventure game.

Not really Fighting Fantasy news but as close as. A Kickstarter campaign has been started by Oliver McNeil, owner of Legend Photography. You might have met him at the Fighting Fantasy Fest last year with his costumes and props. The "live" game will be a unique team theatre experience, where any number of dungeon environments will have been created by the actors & crew. Members of the audience will be invited to enter the stage area and take part in encounter scenes, interacting with the actors. As the adventure unfolds, new scenes will be created in the versatile space for audience members to enter and enjoy. The audience are therefore the players in a thrilling, interactive 2 hour adventure.

Tom Baker (of Doctor Who fame) will be the Game Master voice over. Our very own Ian Livingstone is the project adviser. Jamie Thomson and Jonathan Green will be assisting with the scripts and Russ Nicholson and Malcolm Barter will be contributing artwork.

What are you waiting for - Get backing this project now.

Latest News Friday 11th September 2015



Try your hand at this new Beneath Nightmare Castle quiz supplied by Tammy Badowski. Take it now.

Latest News Thursday 3rd September 2015

NEW Amateur Adventure

I have the pleasure to introduce a new 225 paragraph amateur adventure, Venom of Vortan by Mark Lain.

"This adventure is intended as a gentle tribute to very linear, item-heavy, old school-style dungeon trawls. The style of, and approach to, the design of this short subject is intentional and hopefully familiar to fans of early Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks"

Can you overthrow Vortan, The Snake Lord? What are you waiting for, take the challenge now!

Latest News Tuesday 1st September 2015

Welcome to the month of Reaping

Quick update. I did attend Comic Con on Saturday as planned and what fun I had. Unfortunately Lew was unable to attend due to illness so maybe I will get to meet him another day. To make up for it I met loads of famous people and got to guest assist The 7th Doctor Who - Sylvester McCoy and either side of me was Chris Barrie and Robert Englund none the less.

I need some help. I have had a question from a fan who needs help solving Blood of the Zombies.

"I have been playing blood of the zombies and have come up against zombie Kong I have a shotgun and Amy has the pistol giving us a +7 on our attack score however considering as the highest you can role on the dice is 12 it is impossible to get higher than 20 so it seems impossible to get past zombie Kong. Can you be honest with me and tell me is it possible to get a better weapon or can that part not be completed."

Solutions please to

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Sorcery! App by Inkle

Sorcery! App by Inkle

Play the Fighting Fantasy Sorcery! Shamutanti Hills iApp on your iPhone! Read all about it HERE.


iPhone & Android Apps by Tin Man Games

iPhone and Android Apps by Tin Man Games

Play the Fighting Fantasy Apps by Tin Man Games on your iPhone and Android devices! Read all about them HERE.


FF Nintendo DS

Nintendo DSDs Wofm

Play Fighting Fantasy on your Nintendo DS! Read more HERE Read more


Kindle The Kindle versions of Fighting Fantasy is only available in the US at the moment. For news on the UK version coming soon click Here.

OUT NOW: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, The Citadel of Chaos, Deathtrap Dungeon, City of Thieves, House of Hell and Creature of Havoc. More information on the Fighting Fantasy series and the Kindle adaptations can be found by visiting the: Worldweaver FF Kindle site.


And in other news

Teaching Aids Check out how to utilise the Fighting Fantasy books a useful teaching resource, particularly with reluctant readers. NEW MATERIAL - JUNE 2012

Rule Guide A guide to assorted core Official Fighting Fantasy rules that have been introduced within the Gamebooks.

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Beyond The Pit

Beyond the Pit

Fighting Fantasy Downloads


Fighting Fantasy Exclusives


Amateur Adventures by Fans

Amateur Adventures

Beyond the Pit


Fighting Fantasy Beyond the Pit is a brand new definitive companion written to primarily present an exciting new guide to the monsters and creatures of the Gamebook series. A bestiary and in-depth guide that will allow Games Masters to frighten their adventurers with a minimum of work, and provide amateur writers with a resource to build even better amateur adventures.

This area of the Official Fighting Fantasy website has been created as an ongoing project to present the entire resource of all Fighting Fantasy related monsters and encounters in the series past and present. Through this alphabetical index, you can explore all the entries held in Beyond the Pit.

Opinion Polls


Do you have an opinion on the Fighting Fantasy series? Would you like to let us (and other Fighting Fantasy fans and the world) know? Then our Opinion Poll area is for you. Every month we will be updating the polls area with new polls requested by fans. You'll find the most current polls below (and of course across the site) as well as other polls we've run in the past.

You can still vote on all of our polls even if they are not the most current! If you just want to see the results, click the 'Results' button to see the results and not vote.

Book Reviews


Do you have an opinion on the Fighting Fantasy series? Would you like to let us (and other Fighting Fantasy fans and the world) know? Then our Reviews area is for you. We actively encouraged all our fans to write to us with any reviews of the books and submit them for the entire Fighting Fantasy community to read. Whether your a veteran or novice Fighting Fantasy fan, Share your your knowledge about the Fighting Fantasy series, your thoughts about the new covers or the interior illustrations, and your opinions on the story or difficulty of the book. Our reviews page will present all those reviews that have been contributed to us. Send your reviews of Wizards Fighting Fantasy Books to us at:

Book Solutions


Do you have a Fighting Fantasy solution? Then our Solutions area is for you. We actively encouraged all our fans to write to us with any solutions they have written of the books for the entire Fighting Fantasy community to read. Whether your a veteran or novice Fighting Fantasy fan, share your skills about the Fighting Fantasy series:

Amateur Maps


Have you illustrated a Fighting Fantasy Map? Let us know and then send it in as our Maps area is now online. We want to present and post all the best maps (good and bad) online and are now actively encouraging all our fans to email or mail us any maps they have created of the books for the Fighting Fantasy community to read. Whether your a veteran or novice Fighting Fantasy fan, share your drawing skills about the Fighting Fantasy series:

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