Ive been avoiding reviewing this far too long as my laptop was elsewhere at the time of launch. I am a huge fan of Fighting Fantasy books and have been so since 12 years old.
When the crowdfunding campaign was launched for the production of this version of The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain I knew id be in safe hands with Tin Man Games at the helm. They had released several text based versions of a few FF titles but nothing of this calibre. I HAD to back it, earning myself a TinMan pinny in the process. Did they deliver? Of course they did! TinMan overlord Neil, whom I met breifly in 2014 was a big fan like me so could only ever do it justice.
The mountain dungeons look incredible, the avatars of the monsters look like they have sprang right out of a copy of Out Of The Pit (the FF bestiary) and Russ Nicholsons artwork looks as good as it ever did. To make gameplay even longer, TinMan have cleverly integrated several subplots and and army of new monster and characters… including more than one hero character.
I cannot recommend this game enough. Gaming nerds from the 80s who dabbled in Dungeons & Dragons or Warhammer will especially love the floorplan/miniature feel, but anybody will enjoy playing this game at all.
Well done to Neil and all at TinMan.
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!!
Teaser trailer for Tin Man Games up and coming Fighting Fantasy based dungeon crawl app. And isn’t it looking fantastic!!
I’m beginning to reap the benefits of backing #TinManGames recent Kickstarter project, #TheWarlockOfFiretopMountain , as my Tinny badge has arrived through the post today. That’s a good postal service for this time of year. Regardless, this is a very exciting project, especially as my name will feature in Zagors crypt. #FightingFantasy has come such a long way in the past two years, and becoming part of it makes me feel as enduring fan as ever.
Season of good will and peace on Earth, but I have this strange craving to revisit an old classic and immerse myself in a game of Dungeon Keeper. Is it even downloadable for windows 8? Maybe someone who reads this will know. Other than that it appears im home alone tomorrow so Ramona and I are on bunny duty for the landlady Susie. Gonna try and sort the compost heaps out too tomorrow. The stuff in the bin is ready and just needs sieving off. The current mix is doing ok too although the winter temps hindering it a bit.
Good to see Jonathan Greens’ Fighting Fantasy book Bloodbones has been given the App treatment by the great Tin Man Games. Play this epic adventure!