Friday 26 January 2024

Gamebook Friday: Alko Venturus

Issue #4 of Alko Venturus, the French gamebook and RPG webzine co-written and co-published by Scriptarium and Alkonost, is out now and includes a substantial interview with Yours Truly.

You can download Alko Venturus #4 here and, best of all, it's free!


Friday 19 January 2024

Gamebook Friday: Cannes Festival International des Jeux 2024

I am delighted to be able to share the news that I will be attending the Festival International des Jeux in Cannes, from Friday 23 - Sunday 25 February 2024.

I will be the guest of both Alkonost Editions, who publish the ACE Gamebooks series in France, and Scriptarium, who will be publishing the French language edition of YOU ARE THE HERO.

So if you happen to be attending the festival at the end of February, do make your way to the Alkonost/Scriptarium stand and say hello. Or maybe bonjour.

Sunday 14 January 2024

Happy Birthday, Tony Hough!

M'colleague and occasional collaborator, fantasy artist Tony Hough, is 60 years old today!

Tony and I first worked together when Puffin Books commissioned him to illustrate my second Fighting Fantasy gamebook Knights of Doom, for which he also painted the cover.

We spoke for the first time, over the phone, not long after he became a father but didn't meet until some years later at Dragonmeet.

We worked together again when he provided the internal illustrations for Bloodbones, my fourth FF gamebook, which was published by Wizard Books.

I was privileged to visit an exhibition of Tony's art - much of it Warhammer 40K and Fighting Fantasy-related - in his home town of Luton, and he was one of the artists who attended the first Fighting Fantasy Fest in 2014. He has also attended every one since.

Since then Tony has provided a picture for the Shakespeare Vs. Cthulhu short story anthology and he illustrated my fourth ACE Gamebook, 'TWAS - The Krampus Night Before Christmas. He is also the illustrator on the 'TWAS RPG line and our next collaboration will be The Box of Delights RPG.

So please raise a glass to Tony on this, his 60th birthday. May his STAMINA never fail!

Friday 5 January 2024

Gamebook Friday: MAGIC REALMS and Shakespeare Vs. Cthulhu

Happy New Year!

This is a gentle reminder that if you want to pledge your support to MAGIC REALMS - The Art of Fighting Fantasy, written by Sir Ian Livingstone and Yours Truly, on Unbound, you have until 14th January 2024 to do so and ensure you get your name in the book.

In other gamebook-related news, Shakespeare Vs. Cthulhu: What Dreams May Come will be arriving on Kickstarter in 2024. You can sign up to receive more details as and when they become available here. And please share this link far and wide.