The Warlock of Firetop Mountain PDF/EPUB Þ Warlock of

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain PDF/EPUB Þ Warlock of
    The Warlock of Firetop Mountain PDF/EPUB Þ Warlock of like yourself have set off for Firetop Mountain in search of the Warlock s hoard None has ever returned Do you dare follow them."/>
  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
  • Steve Jackson
  • English
  • 11 October 2019
  • 0140315381

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain❴Reading❵ ➼ The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Author Steve Jackson – Essayreview.co.uk FIGHTING FANTASY is the brilliant series of adventure gamebooks in which YOU are the hero Decide which monsters to fight, which paths to take, who to trust and when to run Can you survive the clutches FIGHTING FANTASY of Firetop ePUB ↠ is the brilliant series of adventure gamebooks in which YOU are the hero Decide which monsters to fight, which paths to The Warlock Epub / take, who to trust and when to run Can you survive the clutches of the hideous Bloodbeast, or defeat a noxious inhuman Orc Deep Warlock of Firetop Epub Û in the caverns beneath Firetop Mountain lies an untold wealth of treasure, guarded by a powerful Warlock or so the rumor goes Several adventurers like yourself have set off for Firetop Mountain in search of the Warlock s hoard None has ever returned Do you dare follow them.


About the Author: Steve Jackson

Steve Jackson of Firetop ePUB ↠ born May is a British game designer, writer, and game reviewer, who is often confused with the American game The Warlock Epub / designer of the same name Along with Ian Livingstone, he is the creator of the Fighting Fantasy books The US Jackson also wrote three Warlock of Firetop Epub Û books in the Fighting Fantasy series, which adds to the confusion, especially as these books were simply credited to Steve Jackson without any acknowledgement that it was a different personSee also Steve Jackson, US game designerSteve Jackson, author of works on crimeSteve Jackson, Scottish thriller writer.


10 thoughts on “The Warlock of Firetop Mountain

  1. says:

    NERD There Now that we ve got that out of the way, allow me to continueI bought this Dungeons Dragons style game book years ago in a shop on or maybe just off the high street in St Albans while on honeymoon in England And to answer the obvious question that followsyes, my wife is an unusually understanding woman The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is apparently a classic of the fantasy adventure gamebook sort shrugs What did I know When I picked it up I thought it was one of NERD There Now that we ve got that out of the way, allow me to continueI bought this Dungeons Dragons style game book years ago in a shop on or maybe just off the high street in St Albans while on honeymoon in England And to answer the obvious question that followsyes, my wife is an unusually understanding woman The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is apparently a classic of the fantasy adventure gamebook sort shrugs What did I know When I picked it up I thought it was one of those old school Choose Your Own Adventure kind of books Alas no This lays out a dungeon crawl ancient gaming style in which adventurers enter a maze like setting often underground in a tomb or highly fictionalized castle dungeon in which the adventurer created by you journeys through in an attempt to pick up treasure and not get killed by monsters and traps With the physical book, you re suppose to write shit down, like maps, and keep track of hit points or items found in the dungeon, which I honestly wasn t interested in doing, so I only flipped through the book, read a few passages and never played it Fast forward seven years to a technologically wondrous time known as the 2010s and low and behold what should I find but The Warlock of Firetop Mountain as a free ebook, an ebook which kept track of all the extraneous crap for you Wow, I think I might have shouted in my head as I moved on toenriching reading material Ah but it stuck in my craw, so I ended up getting it a few days later for my Kindle and finally played read the damn thing.The adventure is contrived to the extreme Sure it s fun enough to tramp through the dungeon hoping you make the right choices as you come up against goblins and ghouls, but if you step back and think about it a moment, the whole premise is ridiculous, even for fantasy standards Why would a super powerful and highly intelligent warlock create an incredibly convoluted, deadly maze and sit in it all day, everyday just waiting for some fool to stumble into it and die Anyone in solitary confinement all that time would welcome visitors There s a number of other nonsensical encounters seemingly thrown into the game in order to add color to the story, like an old man calmly sitting in a rocking chair in a room set up like a cluttered cottage which is surrounded by deviously trapped rooms, orcs up the wazoo, a minotaur s labyrinth, deadly sandworms that pop out of the banks of a highly impassable Styx like river, etc etc etc How is the poor old man suppose to get his shopping done stuck in the middle of all this dangerous danger As implausible as it all is, it s what fantasy is all about fantasy Suspend belief and enjoy the adventure PIX APPENDIX Not all fantasy artwork is created equal Some of it sucks ass The illustrations in this one are actually pretty good Check it out

  2. says:

    I read an interview the other day that the Malazan world was based upon some Steve Jackson esque RPG gaming It made me remember that I loved these books when I was a child I can t remember too much about them apart from that you had to roll dices and set you own attributes and character That you would face unspeakable foes and go on a whirlwind fantasy adventure Do you fight the warlock turn to page 283 do you run away turn to page 7 Page 7 YOU ARE DEAD It was real energetic I read an interview the other day that the Malazan world was based upon some Steve Jackson esque RPG gaming It made me remember that I loved these books when I was a child I can t remember too much about them apart from that you had to roll dices and set you own attributes and character That you would face unspeakable foes and go on a whirlwind fantasy adventure Do you fight the warlock turn to page 283 do you run away turn to page 7 Page 7 YOU ARE DEAD It was real energetic and amazing for young me as a 10 13 year old child I can t remember the stories too well which is why I am only posting one review regarding the 6 12 I read I remember loving this one The first in the series I really want to stalk libraries to see if I can find these books again Spent so many hours with friends contemplating which path in the dungeon to take before we DIED I occasionally made it to page 400 where all was well and the day was saved, but not often.James x www.youandibooks.wordpress.com

  3. says:

    If you love dungeons and dragons and fantasy and fiction I recommend this book It is actually a game and very good too I read all of Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone s books in my youth It lead to me writing my first fantasy novel Kandor The Warrior, by Leo.

  4. says:

    Got me startedopened my imagination

  5. says:

    Kids today eh They re far too busy playing finely tuned, graphically superior, deeply immersive games like Skyrim to appreciate what a real gaming experience should be like Back in my day if you wanted to fight a Dragon you had to have a real Adventure that looked and played something like this.Us intrepid block like Adventurers set out to steal the magic cup of greatness from the evil black castle armed only with a trusty spear The evil roaring dragon would smite you whole if you were not ca Kids today eh They re far too busy playing finely tuned, graphically superior, deeply immersive games like Skyrim to appreciate what a real gaming experience should be like Back in my day if you wanted to fight a Dragon you had to have a real Adventure that looked and played something like this.Us intrepid block like Adventurers set out to steal the magic cup of greatness from the evil black castle armed only with a trusty spear The evil roaring dragon would smite you whole if you were not careful That is, make a wrong move in the scary maze and you d be inside that dude s tummy as fast as he could roar.That was a real manly adventure for real men Not boys.Around the same time we had another real adventure that if you gave it to a ten year old now he d laugh in your face Where are the good graphics he would cry, and in response I would say something like hahahahahaha young child, what do you know about gaming I have 30 years of experience over you I am older and wiser and have played all of the games ever, from Pacman Space Invaders, to Shadow of the Beast to Rainbow Islands to Legend of Zelda You think you can tell me what a great game is FOOL of a Took, if I feel like showing off my knoweldge of fine literature quotations I tell you young BOY because girls aren t allowed in this club, K that this is a GAME and you shall sit and play it and LOVE it And then the coup de grace THIS IS A BOOK CHILD You need to use your IMAGINATION because, poor boy, he doesn t have an imagination, staring at that TV screen all of the time, levelling his silly character up, taking arrows to the knee and whatnot All you need to play this game are two dice a pencil and paper for mapping, and fuck you re gonna need it in this one So, our young ten year old regrets laughing in my face and wishes now that somehow things could have been different He s got a lot of sidequests to be getting on with, frankly Anyway, you know the score Skill, Stamina, Luck Skill fights monsters, Stamina is your health bar and you roll two dice and need to get under your Luck to get Lucky but careful, theluck points you use, the harder it gets Ingenious system You walk down a passage way, do you go East or West Turn to the appropriate paragraph Do you go through that door soldier relentlessly on towards your goal Which, incidentally, is killing the evil Warlock and taking his treasure, of course Do you fight the monster or flee The choices are seemingly endless, who needs open world MMOs when it s all contained in this one little book Because, young ten year old, this is what a true adventuring quest looks like A hidden mountain lair, populated by Orcs, Minotaurs, Zombies There are rooms with traps, there are friendly dwarves joking and playing cards and of course there s the obligatory maze It s all here and not a PS3 controller in sight Just your IMAGINATION.Sure, there will be questions Why can t I turn around and go back the way I just came because you fucking can t Okkk That s the game Isn t it a bit unfair that if I miss one of the gazillion keys I can t win the game That s life kiddo, life isn t fair Play through again and get it right this time Why does the Maze of Zagor make no sense, it s actually unmappable Why are there friendly Dwarves sitting playing cards in this maze Why did the Warlock leave a powerful gem that can kill him lying around Why is the Mazemaster such a fucking douche By now I m sick of the ten of year old s questions I want to be left in peace to play my GAME I know games better than him, doesn t he understand this I played this when I was a kid, it s brilliant BRILLIANT I tell you And yet he loses interest and goes off to play Skyrim Apparently it s really cool and has dragons I sit and play this for another few hours Gotta get out of that motherfucking maze Wish I could kill the Mazemaster And where s that last goddamn key Brilliant This book is amazing If you want proof take a look at this Dragon RAWR I love Dragons I killed him with a spell I found That bastard went down good Buy it Love it Experience an amazing world A book in which YOU are the HERO I ve still got another thousand million of them to play Ironically I ve also still got Skyrim to play Who needs Skyrim when I have books though

  6. says:

    This is of course the original fighting fantasy gaming book, the one that spawned a series of hundreds, not to mention all the copycats As the first of them, it deserves a place of honour It isn t perfect, but it doesn t have to be Any RPGer worth their salt needs to have played this book game.

  7. says:

    A classic gamebook with a classic dungeoneer old style adventure and the maze can be a real frustrating challenge, but this is the first Fighting Fantasy book and it spawned lots of sequels andWarhammer Fantady and Malazan fantasy series settings were strongly inspired by the World of Titan of FF every Role Playing Game Player Master should try it at last ome time in his life.

  8. says:

    Full commentary at www.turnto400.blogspot.comUltimately, Warlock comes off as a series of interesting but disconnected encounters playing out in a largely bland, unembellished environment Firetop Mountain seems like dungeon equivalent of a newly completed office building, all fitted out but with scant contents and zero character I never really had a coherent sense of what was happening or why.I found myself wondering how all of these creatures get by and what kind of relationships they have Full commentary at www.turnto400.blogspot.comUltimately, Warlock comes off as a series of interesting but disconnected encounters playing out in a largely bland, unembellished environment Firetop Mountain seems like dungeon equivalent of a newly completed office building, all fitted out but with scant contents and zero character I never really had a coherent sense of what was happening or why.I found myself wondering how all of these creatures get by and what kind of relationships they have with each other Does the VAMPIRE catch a ride with the FERRYMAN across the river when he wants to go to the candle shop And does the FERRYMAN pull that same bullshit charging 3 gold pieces when the sign only says 2, or is that shit just for TOURISTS What does the DRAGON eat Does the MINOTAUR stay in the same room all day Were all of these guys reporting to the Warlock Did they have meetings Where are the toilets And so on.I shouldn t judge too harshly though this is book 1, and 1982 was back in the early days of role playing when corridors connecting a series of rooms containing monsters guarding boxes holding traps and or treasure was what it was all about Excepting the maze, it s pretty fun to play, and with a little charitable imagination you can imagine explanations for out of place stuff like the candle shop and the poker playing midgets in the maze oh, did I not mention them And the apparent incoherence of goings on within the dungeon is fairly consistent with the notion that you re just some guy breaking and entering, which is exactly the case.And what sof course, Warlock laid the foundation for a hell of a lotto come

  9. says:

    This book started out pretty good but the later part with the maze soon became a grind and caused some frustration I was even making maps to plot my progress and soon came to not caring about doing that I actually sad to say had to get through by cheating on the maze part to find a pathway through by using a magical spell called the Internet But even with that success my adventure ended with failure as I defeated the Warlock but found only two of my three keys worked in his chest Sadly, This book started out pretty good but the later part with the maze soon became a grind and caused some frustration I was even making maps to plot my progress and soon came to not caring about doing that I actually sad to say had to get through by cheating on the maze part to find a pathway through by using a magical spell called the Internet But even with that success my adventure ended with failure as I defeated the Warlock but found only two of my three keys worked in his chest Sadly, frustrated and disgruntled I decided the dead Warlock could keep his treasure and headed out to seek another adventure.Despite my dismay with how the adventure turned out, I still gave this book 3 stars as I enjoyed what it was trying to do a game book that was an invention for its time I enjoyed the nostalgic feel of an old school DD module that it had where map making was important and the various rooms of monsters and encounters many of which had no rhythm or reason When reading these style game books I preferdescription and story like the Lone Wolf books, the Car Wars and ADD game books I plan on tryingbooks in this series though

  10. says:

    The grim, spidery pictures and musty smell of the pages,The blue candle room, snuffed out nightmare from the ages The deranged old man in his prison full of slime, The crazy maze of Zagor that enrages every time The magic tools that hum a tune, and of course the stars and hands ,The torture chamber, ghouls and wights this gamebook launched the brand.

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