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Originally published by Penguin Books between and , the titles are part of the Fighting Fantasy canon, but were not allocated numbers within the original book series. The Sorcery! Each title could be played as an individual adventure or as part of the overall story arc. The series was supported by the Sorcery! Spellbook , published in , which was eventually incorporated as an appendix into the four titles in later printings. A boxed set titled Sorcery! The series was reissued by Wizard Books in The principal difference is the ability to choose between playing as a warrior or a wizard.
As a wizard, the player is weaker in combat, but has access to 48 spells, with each appearing as a three-letter word that has to be memorised by the player. It is also possible to fail to cast at all, as false spell words are placed alongside correct choices.
Many spells also require a certain item e. GOB requires one or more goblin teeth. If the character does not have the necessary equipment then the spell fails. All spell choices, irrespective of the outcome, incur a Stamina penalty.
Warriors and wizards share the ability to call on the character's patron goddess, Libra, once each adventure. The series features strong continuity: it is possible for a reader to use the same character — complete with any upgraded abilities and equipment — through each of the titles, and also use hidden clues found in one title to assist with a situation in another.
Each title also features dice images at the bottom of each page, making it possible for the player to randomly "flick" through the pages for the equivalent of a dice roll. Alive with evil creatures, lawless wanderers and bloodthirsty monsters, the land is riddled with tricks and traps waiting for the unwary traveller. Will you be able to cross the hills safely and proceed to the second part of the adventure — or will you perish in the attempt?
A powerful artifact known as the Crown of Kings, which bestows magical powers of leadership upon its owner, has been stolen from the land of Analand by the cruel Archmage of Mampang Fortress.
With the Crown, the Archmage will be able to gain leadership of the lawless and brutal region of Kakhabad and begin an invasion of surrounding kingdoms.
The player takes on the role of the lone hero, referred to only as the Analander, who has been dispatched to retrieve the Crown, thereby averting the invasion and saving Analand from terrible disgrace. The quest itself is divided between the four titles in the series:. The first three gamebooks in the series were converted into page d20 System multi-player role-playing adventures by Jamie Wallis.
They were published by Myriador in and respectively,  and reissued in pdf format by Greywood Publishing in The gamebook series have been ported to computerized media as Steve Jackson's Sorcery! The book was titled Crown of Kings:The Sorcery! Campaign , and was published in by Arion Games.
The book was credited to Jackson and Bottley. The book also reprinted Blanche's illustrations. Pete Tamlyn reviewed Sorcery for Imagine magazine, and stated that " Sorcery is actually a fine example of back-to-basics role-playing.
I'd like to see more preferably RPG-orientated like it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Steve Jackson's Sorcery! Main article: Fighting Fantasy. Main article: Sorcery! Retrieved 10 August Retrieved 24 August Retrieved 30 May Imagine review. Fighting Fantasy and Sorcery! List of products. Clash of the Princes.
The Shamutanti Hills (book)
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The Shamutanti Hills
Originally published by Penguin Books between and , the titles are part of the Fighting Fantasy canon, but were not allocated numbers within the original book series. The Sorcery! Each title could be played as an individual adventure or as part of the overall story arc. The series was supported by the Sorcery! Spellbook , published in , which was eventually incorporated as an appendix into the four titles in later printings.
Fighting Fantasy: Sorcery! The Shamutanti Hills