Today was a busy day in #Lincoln with #TheAsylum annual #steampunk festival in full swing. Each and every one of the participants from all over the world looked splendid. Amid the population surge of costumed chaos … Jonathan Green, author of several Fighting Fantasy books was giving a talk about his up and coming gamebook Alice’s Nightmare In Wonderland. As a kickstarter backer of this project, it was too much of an opportunity to miss meeting him and even having a little playthrough of the first draft with the other guests. Whereas Fighting Fantasy readers would use Skill, Stamina and Luck to determine the major outcomes of the adventure… I can let you know there will be a similar technique but also with a Sanity characteristic.
As he read out umpteen sections and the audience made votes to decide which route Alice took, I felt it was my turn to speak up. ‘Drink the liquid’ I called out with a freeing excitement. Low and behold this action took us to a previously unnoticed editing fault. Trust me to be the first proof reader! A slightly embarrassed but giggling Jonathan then took questions from the attendees before a signing out in the main hall.
Fighting Fantasy fans may be wondering if there shall ever be another FFF. I can reveal that this is a topic that isn’t forgotten and has been pitched to Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson. Remain vigilant fellow FF fans… it might happen!
Thanks for the meet Jonathan, always a pleasure.