So there are mutterings of a second Fighting Fantasy Fest heading towards reality in the year 2017. This would make it a nice 35th anniversary event for the series. I cannot really say anymore at this time other than all you other fans out there should keep an eye on the creators Facebook walls. The biggest gripe people speak about is how do they make it worth going to this time. We had the chat from the creators, publishers, illustrators , we had book stall and game stalls, the incredible Legend Photography , and Ian and Steve held an auction with all sorts of goodies from their personal collections.
For me it wouldn’t matter too much. It’d be a great chance to catch up with my hero’s, many of which have become good friends. Writers/ illustrators and of course fans that couldn’t make it last time would be great to see . Getting a few more raries signed is always a good thing. I noticed a poll Ian Livingstone posted on Facebook recently. Also I noticed “Grumpy Wizard” pic and a related McCaig cover.
Clues…. ? Maybe it’s nothing, but I believe it may not just be FFF2 making fans happy next year if it all comes true, and this year still has FF magic to come when Tin Man Games release their 3D app version of The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain.
Ian Livingstone and me at Fighting Fantasy Fest 2014
Dear Pokemon Go players. I have news for you if you think you’re really cool and you’re playing the latest in app technology. Are you hell!!! Here are three alternative games to #PokemonGo and how they’re much better.
This game is basically the same as Pokémon Go but you’re not after Pokemon characters. You’re after ghosts! Why is it better than PoGo? Cos busting makes you feel good!
Check out my munzee page. You can get virtual munzees or get out and look for physical munzees. Yes, they really exist! The latter usually in the form of a QR code you scan with your phone using the munzee app. (Go ahead, dload it and scan mine 😉 Each munzee holds its own value and you earn virtual rewards for progressing through the game. You can even own virtual dogs called Rovers, which can travel the world going from player to player. Ten times better than Pokemon Go!
The grand daddy of all GPS based games. This has been around since the year 2000 (shows how slow PoGo has been in development doesn’t it!) . Use your geocaching app to locate REAL physical containers of various sizes left by others. Sign and date the logbooks you find in each. The larger the cache, the more likely it is to contain little keepsakes you can trade ( Making it 100 times better than Pokemon Go). Find and hide trackables items other players will move around the world for you. I have one that’s currently on its 12000th mile!!
The new Five quid note with Winston Churchill. Gonna be printed on polymer as it’s dirt and moisture resistant
Teaser trailer for Tin Man Games up and coming Fighting Fantasy based dungeon crawl app. And isn’t it looking fantastic!!