The Dungeons of Torgar

The Dungeons of Torgar – Background

Before I say anything else, it would be remiss of me not to acknowledge, with heavy heart, the appalling mass murder in Manchester.  The mindset necessary for a ‘person’ (and I use the term advisedly) to specifically target children, and then to consider themself morally superior, is beyond me. I don’t know if it is… Continue reading The Dungeons of Torgar – Background

The Cauldron of Fear

The Cauldron of Fear – Conclusion

Well, we made it. My feelings on this book are decidedly mixed.  There was much to be impressed by, but also some baffling gamebook design decisions which really served to drag the overall package down. First, the good. The overall concept and structure of the adventure was well-conceived and executed.  The idea of dashing to… Continue reading The Cauldron of Fear – Conclusion

The Cauldron of Fear

The Cauldron of Fear – Attempt 4, Part 1

Aside : Without giving anything away – get ready for an extra-length entry! Well, faithful readers, I can hear you all thinking – what ingenious stratagem will your humble author use to defeat the powered-up final adversary? I must admit, I am guided somewhat by my memories of this adventure.  Specifically, the knowledge that, absent… Continue reading The Cauldron of Fear – Attempt 4, Part 1

The Cauldron of Fear

The Cauldron of Fear, Attempt 3, Part 5

Yes, I’m still alive, although greatly frustrated by the slow-moving machinery of the Court system in Australia. Aside : It is never fun when you have to tell your client that they need to deposit $41,000.00 to pay for barristers, and that this deposit must happen within THREE DAYS. And before you ask – that’s… Continue reading The Cauldron of Fear, Attempt 3, Part 5

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The Cauldron of Fear – Attempt 3, Part 4

After wiping out the Crocaryx, I reflect on the comforting fact that I am stranded, alone, lost, surrounded by enemies, and am busy wandering aimlessly around an underground complex. That’s……a fair point.  Thanks, Tyler. After creeping down the corridor which was being guarded by the Crocaryx (is that singular or plural? Or both, like fish?) I… Continue reading The Cauldron of Fear – Attempt 3, Part 4

The Cauldron of Fear

The Cauldron of Fear – Attempt 3, Part 3

Lone wolf has just, with his MEGASWORD, caved in the head of a ghoul. A good day’s work, no? You’d think so, but a number of the ghoul’s work colleagues seem to be taking Lone Wolf’s completely understandable act of self-defence personally, and collectively want to discuss the relevant issues. In response to their queries, I… Continue reading The Cauldron of Fear – Attempt 3, Part 3

The Cauldron of Fear

The Cauldron of Fear – Attempt 3, Part 2

A thoroughly disreputable character called Sogh is escorting me through the sewers beneath the city of Tahou. He ignores my queries about trying to find the best cigar bar in town. Having given him all of my gold already, I’m not sure what else this dude reckons he can get from me, apart from my MEGASWORD… Continue reading The Cauldron of Fear – Attempt 3, Part 2