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The Lone Wolf fantasy gamebooks raised a generation of gamers.  After 30 years on his shelf, Gary Chalk has a surprise for us.
The Lone Wolf fantasy gamebooks raised a generation of gamers. After 30 years on his shelf, Gary Chalk has a surprise for us.
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    1. Megara Entertainment LLC 3-time creator on

      [Richard S. Hetley] Then here are some staring skeletal faces for you:

      http://www.gamebooks.org/gallery/pos2.jpg

      And here's the series:

      http://www.gamebooks.org/show_series.php…

      That site in general is my go-to place for everything gamebook-related. Glad to help!

    2. Balgin Stondraeg
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      I definitely recall Gary being the author too. Just didn't want to mention that as you might not have taken me seriously with that claim :p. I'll have to dig around and see if I can find out any more about them.

      Section 1 in Creatures of the Depths began with the hero on stage at the climax of a play in which he was portraying a heroic prince returning to defeat the villain and win back his inheritance. It then became readily apparent that he was only an actor.

    3. Balgin Stondraeg
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      That sounds like it. There was a picture of a skeleton on the front (possibly two skeletons) attacking a heroic looking individual in some sort of underground city with a reddish background. I haven't seen it since around 1992.

    4. Megara Entertainment LLC 3-time creator on

      [Richard S. Hetley] Balgin: I've asked around and done some searching, and the closest I can find is Prince of Shadows, a two-book series (Mean Streets, Creatures from the Depths) that Gary authored in addition to illustrated. The descriptions say you play a thief, but nothing about an actor. Is it the one?

      Vaughan: Take "forest" for example. Going off the top of my head, I believe Gary is using one tile with just trees, a second with a road north-south, and a third with a road coming from the north and going to the east. What about one with a road that just goes west-east? Well, that's superfluous to need, so it's not in the core set: into the map pack it goes!

      Now, getting all those road directions is just for completeness. A more exciting example would be village maps, where a few changes in buildings mean a new board that plays completely differently. AND it looks more interesting to have varied villages anyway. Into the map pack!

      Make sense?

    5. Vaughan Cockell on

      Sorry if I seem slow, but how exactly do the maps differ from the maps included in the base game? I am not quite grokking "remixed from the core set".

    6. Balgin Stondraeg
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      The art book looks lovely. Now what was that series of 3 or 4 solo adventures in which you played a Thief who was also an Actor? I wish I could remember as I only saw book 2 of it once (and very briefly at that).

      Gary Chalk illustrated that so I'm wondering if a few images from that series might make it into the art book.