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Saturday, October 30, 2021

October roundup and November events

Hello all! 

Here is this months news round up and upcoming events. There is a lot going on in the gamebook world in the autumn/winter months.

Edit on 31/10/2021

Happy Halloween! I am pleased to announce that Rebel Planet: The Graphic Novel was funded on Kickstarter and also the Fabled Lands crpg will include Golnir (book 2) in November! You can get Fabled Lands here: Fabled Lands - Steam News Hub (steampowered.com)

Breaking news

Rebel Planet, the graphic novel has 10 hours left from publication of this post! It is funded, so if you back it, you will get your reward!

FIGHTING FANTASY: REBEL PLANET the graphic novel by Mark Lain — Kickstarter

New gamebooks

Choose Your Own Adventure

Chooseco released the following titles:

The Citadel of Whispers (Kazim Ali)

YOU are Krishi, a Whisperer studying ancient, secret magic at the Citadel. A secret visitor arrives late one night with news of the encroaching attack by the powerful Narbolin empire, who are poised to possess all of the kingdom of Elaria. Will the decisions you make protect the many wondrous people of this rich, fantastic world?

Time Travel Inn (Bart King)

Your adventurous Grandmother Dolores makes you and your family the unlikely stewards of her Time Travel Inn in rural Wisconsin. You move from Florida to Wisconsin with hopes of investigating more about the inn, and your grandmother's disappearance, but quickly learn the inn is an epicenter for time travel research gone awry.

Choice of Games
Choice of Games has released Vampire: The Masquerade: Parliament of Knives by Jeffrey Dean. Vampire: The Masquerade — Parliament of Knives on Steam (steampowered.com)

There are also new hosted games:

Phil Sadler - The Dark Domain

Phil Sadler has made a new book. The Dark Domain. 

The Dark Domain.docx - Google Docs

Nasa

NASA Releases Interactive Graphic Novel “First Woman” | NASA

Terror Unleashed

Terror Unleashed is volume 2 of the Unleashed anthology series, edited by Marie Lanza and MAtthew Hollis Damon. It features 20 stories by 20 authors, and the grand finale is a 100 section gamebook novella by our beloved Victoria Hancox, which is a prequel to her book Night Shift.

Amazon.com: Terror Unleashed: Volume 2 (Unleashed Anthology series) eBook : Press, Skywatcher , Damon, Matthew Hollis, Restucci, Richard, Davon, Claire , Harper, James, Clive, Richard, Hancox, Victoria, Saunders, CM, Lanza, Marie, Dubovec, Mark : Kindle Store

Trial of the Wolf Girls - free PDF

Trial of the Wolf Girls - Free Gamebook with Female Protagonist — Sersa Victory

Destiny Quest RPG

There is a development blog going on. The latest entry is about the starter adventure.

Josh Dev Diary #3: Writing the Starter Adventure • DestinyQuest RPG

Victoria Hancox

Victoria Hancox's fourth gamebook, Behind the Weeping Walls will be published at some point in November. Keep your eyes peeled (based on Victoria's usual material, that might literally happen to your character at some point).

James Schannep 

INFECTED was released as an interactive audiobook app through Cubus games with a graphical interface and narrated by the award-winning R.C. Bray on October 26th.

Samuel Isaacson

Samuel Isaacson is releasing 2 gamebooks in November.

You’re a Wizard! (paperback pre-order) – IsaacsonAuthor.com

You’re a Wizard! is aimed at children aged 6-10 and is an interactive story in which you, a schoolchild, go on an exciting adventure. It’s a 100-section gamebook filled with original illustrations, and is designed specifically for a younger audience

The Bradfell Conspiracy (paperback pre-order) | Facebook

An interactive mystery where the reader attempts to find a friend and solve a murder in an amusing yet annoying city without losing their life.

Don Bosco

Don Bosco is running a launch party for his new book Last Kid Running: Night of the Six Headed Robogator. It will be on November 14th at 4:30pm-5pm Singapore Time.

Super Cool Books: LAST KID RUNNING _____ See you at the Singapore Writers Festival 2021, where we'll be launching Night of the Six-Headed Robogator, the second title in this thrilling gamebook series

Lone Wolf definitive editions

The Definitive Edition series from Holmgard Press is the first time Joe Dever's epic 32-book saga has ever been produced in one consistent format. Available in deluxe collectable Hardback, and soon in portable & playable Paperback. Drawing on the best art from across the years, with text freshly edited and gameplay newly tweaked by dedicated Lone Wolf scholars at Scriptarium and Project Aon, and with new supplementary material compiled by authors August Hahn, Vincent Lazzari, and Ben Devere - the DEFINITIVE EDITION series is the authoritative lasting testament to the world of LONE WOLF. 📚 Preorder your books from October 31 🎃 at Magnamund.com
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R. Malak

R. Malak has released Heroes and Legends book 2

Heroes and Legends the Complete Edition is a collection of all five episodes from Book 2. Included: Episode 1 The Road Ahead, Episode 2 King's Legion, Episode 3 Kingdom of Orkeylium, Episode 4 Unleash the Beast, and Episode 5 Lost Flame.The game is entirely text-based, like a novel, only YOU get to make the choices for the main character. If you enjoy immersive storytelling with simple, yet challenging game play, this is for you.

Zines

Fighting Fantazine will be releasing a new issue before the end of November! This will be a welcome return after a 4 year hiatus.

The website is here: Fighting Fantazine



Podcasts

The Instadeath Survivors' Support Group has released an interview with Jamie Thompson. As of writing (23rd October), it was on Patreon only, but it will be released generally at a later time.

This is the last episode of season 1. Season 2 will be coming soon...

Welcome to Instadeath Survivors Support Group by Instadeath Survivors Support Group (anchor.fm)

Campaign on Dice is currently attempting Sorcery! part 3

Campaign On Dice – Podcast – Podtail

Fantastic Fights is currently working through Rebel Planet

Fantastic Fights — Haunted Phonograph

Solo boardgames and RPGs

Dune: House of Secrets

Dune: House of Secrets is out.

Dune: House Secrets is a cooperative story-driven game in which you join the resistance against House Harkonnen! Experiencing an original adventure inspired by the blockbuster film, you must complete a series of missions with limited time and resources.

Dune:House Secrets - Portal Games

Computer games and apps based on gamebooks

Fabled Lands crpg

This November, the Fabled Lands crpg will include Golnir (book 2!)

You can get it from Steam: Fabled Lands - Steam News Hub (steampowered.com)

Websites

There is a website called Fungamery, which, amongst other things, has gamebooks: Gamebooks (fungamery.com)

If interactive fiction and roguelikes are your thing, head on down to Emily Short's blog where she posts several great articles. She also does TWO monthly roundups.

Emily Short's Interactive Storytelling – Narrative in games and new media (emshort.blog)

Crowdfunding

Defenders 2: Elusive Elixir by Derick William Dalton — Kickstarter

Rebel Planet, the graphic novel has 10 hours left from publication of this post! It is funded, so if you back it, you will get your reward!

FIGHTING FANTASY: REBEL PLANET the graphic novel by Mark Lain — Kickstarter

Interactive fiction book group

November's gamebook is Dracula: Curse of the Vampire by Jonathan Green.

Interactive Fiction & Gamebooks Discussion Group (Book Club) | Facebook

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