So we wave bye bye to August and hello to september. Dads lyin hospital having his prostate seen to and my vodafone sim appears to have expired. Or theyve cut me off. Either way, I needed some form of internet readily available for the launch of Jonathan Greens latest kickstarter project, The Wicked Wizard Of Oz. So naturally I now have a contract with EE and have a sexy new Huawei P9 to go with it. Huawei phones truly are value for money and the cameras are amazing on both the front and back.
However, im currently reading another novel. Yes! Two inside a year chalk it up. This one is the chilling horror The House On Cold Hill by Peter James. I was instantly hooked at chapter one, and reckon all fans of the genre would be too. Seek and aquire a copy today. Mine was £4 at ASDA.
Just for fun I thought I’d post this picture. I didn’t draw it I found it online, Grats to the artist it’s a fine comic style take on a monster which scared the crap out of me as an eight year old boy. Can you guess the movie it appeared it?
This past few days have been so muggy and hot. My data allowance is set to run out soon so thought I’d make this post quick. Looking forward to the start of Jonathan Green’s Kickstarter on the third of September. The Wicked Wizard of Oz Kickstarter: https://t.co/svFt8x1xBh
Got to do Regs work today and tomorrow then I’m on leave for a week. Hoping to start work on the allotment during this time. Home life has been superb. Especially Tuesday evening 😉
So anyway I offer this guy £40 to end his eBay auction early. He said, “no thank you I’ll leave it for bidders as I will get much more”
I managed to put the final bid on……it was £29.50. Enter the Jam!
I’m now the proud owner of a pristine copy The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain board game. (Got another one but the box is a bit scuffed) I’d love to meet Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson so they can sign it. Hopefully they’ll be an FFF2?
Tin Man Games of Australia will be releasing the Steam app of this game soon too. As a backer of this crowd funded venture , my name will appear in Zagors crypt! Speaking of Tin Man… Jonathan Green will be launching a Kickstarter project soon, with a game book based on The Wizard Of Oz! The Wicked Wizard Of Oz will be launched on Kickstarter on the 3rd of September, and you can find the public group of the same name on Facebook!!
Well here I am after embarking on my latest game book adventure. Jonathan Greens Night Of The Kraken!
As this book was released just a couple of days ago I decided to do a little review. Can I recommend this book?
I have been a fan of Jonathan Greens work since the early 90s. He is a master of the game book genre and this adventure is no exception. Jonathan delivers not only an eerily satisfying seaside scifi horror for the Doctor but he captures the personality of the character really well with quips and put downs and general manic chatter. Though I am perhaps more akin to more complicated game books of this author, and his writing is toned down so the book is more suitable for younger readers than normal, this doesn’t detract from a thoroughly enjoyable adventure game for all ages who love these genre’s! Go buy a copy! 🙂
One of my writing heroes, Mr Jonathan Green, has had a new publication released today.
Night Of The Kraken is a playable book where you decide the outcome of situations that arise as the story unfolds. As long serving game book author I’m sure Jonathan will have delivered something very special here so I ordered a copy from Amazon earlier today. (And in the hope he will sign it lol).
You can also find out more if you fancy your chances by visiting this link click here!
The other day my Sponge gave me a lovely Christmas card, so lovely was it that it brought a tear to my eye. I’m happy to report that she found her Xmas gift from me tearworthy as well in a nice way due to the little message inside. (Thankyou #JonathanGreen ). It truly is the little gestures that count, so remember this… not just at Christmas but every day of the year.
Well yesterday evening I spent the best part of four hours play testing Jonathan Green’s latest gamebook, Alice’s Nightmare In Wonderland. I must say I was rather impressed with how the book has turned out. After dodging a dead link early on in the adventure ( only thanks to seeing Jonathan a couple of weeks ago), I became more and more engrossed in the gameplay as it became more and more scary as she proceeded through Wonderland. He has cleverly interwoven some basic combat rules similar to Fighting Fantasy, and added a more fearsome environment without going over the top and segregating younger readers whom would be fans of the original work by Lewis Carroll. I faced one death and two failed attempts due to lack of needed items before reaching the end.
The game play mechanic seems to work fine, however I shall be playing alternate decisions and proof reading previously unused references over the weekend.
Great work Mr Green. Cannot wait for the final product and hope I’m dodoing good 😉
Have you ever read an adventure game book and wished that was you walking through the Dungeon, dodging monsters and traps? Ever watch #Knightmare and think, “I could do that”. Well now you could!!!
Legend Photography’s lead man Oliver McNeil has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help you get involved with his upcoming project, Legend Quests, Fantasy Dungeon Adventures.
Click here for more info!
As well as backing from the UK gaming industry’s top man…co founder of GamesWorkshop, Fighting Fantasy and father of Tomb Raider Ian Livingstone MBE , Legend Quests also boasts narration by Tom Baker (4thDoctor), Jonathan Green (author of Pax Britannia, Fighting Fantasy and upcoming Alice’s Nightmare In Wonderland) and illustrations from the incredible hands of Malcolm Barter.
Check it out, and don’t forget to view the Rewards page to see how you can help back this incredible project.
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.
Alice’s Nightmare In Wonderland is a new Kickstarter project by popular British author Jonathan Green. This new work will not be a novel but a gamebook, reminiscent of such works as Choose Your Own Adventure or Fighting Fantasy. You will doubtlessly take on the role of Alice, and make key decisions to decide the outcome of her fate.
As this is a Kickstarter project, you are invited to help make a pledge towards the cost of production in return for rewards such as a signed copy of the book, or even your name credited within its pages. If you are interested and wish to find out more, click here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1412864360/alices-nightmare-in-wonderland
Jam with Jonathan at FFF2014
Jonathan Green successfully produced You Are The Hero via Kickstarter in 2014, and is the author of many books including the Pax Britannia novels.