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Warlock of Firetop Mountain, The

Seminal ‘make your own entertainment’-reinventing ‘single-player roleplaying gamebook’ by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, attracting the attention of a million bandwagon-conscious schoolboys, and the ire of a million minor politicians and BBC Local News reporters. With the aid of just dice, a pencil and some pages that a pencil could never write on properly, you too could dodge Orcs, Dragons and The Maze Of Zagor in the hope of discovering the titular Wizard and his not-at-all-ZX-Spectrum-version-of-The-Hobbit-inspired multi-lock secured treasure chest. All good clean fun despite the tabloid rumours.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Jo Pacey

    February 14, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I’ve still got this book, along with The Citadel of Chaos and several others. Occasionally I’ll get one out and have a go – I have never succeeded in getting to the end. I tend to cheat in the fights. My two sons think I’m completely sad and have never shared my enthusiasm (I guess it just doesn’t have the same allure as the X-box). We put a lot of books in a car boot sale recently and my husband couldn’t understand why I insisted on saving all my Steve Jackson books. Aw… what does he know?? He had a deprived childhood…..

  2. K Straw

    March 7, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I still have mostly first editions of the inital 25 or so books. One even signed by Jackson and Livingstone.

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