Friday 29 September 2023

Gamebook Friday: The Wicked Wizard of Oz

Available now from Winged Hussar Publishing in the United States is my second ACE Gamebook, The Wicked Wizard of Oz.

For the uninitiated, it's Choose Your Own Adventure meets The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by way of Dungeons & Dragons.

The Wicked Wizard of Oz is a strange sort of a book. In fact, it is a portal to another world, the Marvellous Land of Oz. As well as the book itself, you will need two dice (or a standard pack of playing cards), a pencil and an eraser. Using these tools, and a simple set of game rules contained within the book, you will take on the role of the one of the protagonists of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz on a new and perilous quest as they find themselves called upon to save the world once more.

Also available now from Snowbooks is The Wicked Wizard of Oz Colouring Book.

Did you know...?
A copy of The Wicked Wizard of Oz is on display at The All Things Oz Museum in Chittenango, New York.

Museum piece.

Wednesday 27 September 2023

Warhammer Wednesday: Warhammer Age of Sigmar

On Sunday, Games Workshop announced the latest Black Library eShorts week. It starts on Monday 2nd October 2023 and the focus this year is on Warhammer: Age of Sigmar.

The sharp-eyed among you will notice that one of the eShorts is a story by Yours Truly. Expect more news on Monday, when the eShorts subscription goes live.

Friday 22 September 2023

Gamebook Friday: Gamebook News Round-up

Earlier this week I was the guest of The Geek Pride Podcast, where I got to talk about all things gamebooks, but Moon Knight: Age of Anubis in particular. If you were unable to tune in at the time, you can watch it now below.

In other gamebook-related news YOU ARE THE HERO - An Interactive History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks is now with the proofreader, before going to layout in the next couple of weeks.

And lastly, Sir Ian Livingstone and I are in the process of putting the finishing touches to Magic Realms: The Art of Fighting Fantasy. If you haven't pledged your support to this project, you still can here.

Tuesday 19 September 2023

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

As it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day, it seems like a good time to remind everyone that in the ACE Gamebook NEVERLAND - Here Be Monsters! you can play as pirate Captain Hook himself.

You can buy the book through Amazon or the PDF through DriveThruRPG.


Monday 18 September 2023

Jonathan Green on The Geek Pride Cast today!

I will be the guest on The Geek Pride Podcast again tonight, Monday 18 September 2023, talking about all things Moon Knight: Age of Anubis, and gamebooks in general, no doubt.

The interview will be streamed live at 9:00pm BST via YouTube, Facebook and Twitch, but will also be available for you to enjoy later at your leisure.

You can watch my previous appear on The Geek Pride Podcast below.

Friday 8 September 2023

Gamebook Friday: Moon Knight Reviews

Moon Knight: Age of Anubis, my first Marvel gamebook, was released on Tuesday in the US as a paperback and around the world as an eBook.

I'm pleased to say that it is currently in the Top 100 Best Sellers in Movie Tie-In Fiction on and has received a number of pleasing reviews. Here are just some of them.

Moon Knight: Age of Anubis is released in the UK on 23 November.

Tuesday 5 September 2023

Tie-in Tuesday - Moon Knight: Age of Anubis

In case you haven't been following my Twitter and Facebook feeds, Moon Knight: Age of Anubis, my first Marvel gamebook, is published in the US today in paperback today, and around the work as a global ebook! Several reviewers have read it already, and the good news is they like it.

Here's what the Witty and Sarcastic Bookclub have to say about the book:

"I know less than nothing about Moon Knight and am about five movies behind in the MC Universe, but thankfully it didn’t matter one iota. I have a massive amount of nostalgia-laden affection for adventure gamebooks anyway, and this one is an absolute blast... The story itself is solid and of good quality. This is much better than some of the writing found in old “Choose Your Own Adventure” type books (I write this with fondness for those books, of course)...   More than anything, it’s a sense of adventure that shines through loud and clear. That’s the most important part of this gamebook: the enthusiasm of the author is contagious. My character may have lost multiple times, but Moon Knight: Age of Anubis is a sure winner!"

And The Cosmic Circus has scored it 8/10:

"I am happy to report that Moon Knight: Age of Anubis was more than a one-hit wonder. I read it through multiple times without repeating many scenes. And even with a couple of repeated scenes, each round felt unique and held my interest. What’s more, I know that I still have plenty of scenes I never even got to. This means that I can read it through several more times (at least) and get different adventures each time... So if you’re looking for some fun and have an hour to spare, pick up Moon Knight: Age of Anubis and save the world with Moon Knight!"

You can order your copy of Moon Knight: Age of Anubis here.

Friday 1 September 2023

Gamebook Friday: International Gamebook Day 2023

International Gamebook Day 2023 is taking place on Saturday 14 October, and features a host of international gamebook talent.

Sign up to be notified of news updates here, and watch this space for more information.