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by torus
Wed May 09, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Monkey?
Replies: 7
Views: 1583

Re: Monkey?

Thanks for the tip - will give it a look.
by torus
Thu May 03, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Gates of Death
Replies: 14
Views: 1837

Re: Gates of Death

Video review of the new book here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6hYLvqv64A .. Not favourable. To be honest, I don't think anyone involved with releasing FF books today (even to some extent Ian Livingstone) really grasps what made these books great and what potential they had.
by torus
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: King Kurad Dragonhelm of Warpstone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: King Kurad Dragonhelm of Warpstone?

Thanks! It's an interesting snippet of info.
by torus
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Gates of Death
Replies: 14
Views: 1837

Re: Gates of Death

He did give us some great locations like Blacksand and Darkwood Forest. But I'm not sure he deserves all the credit as the originator of Allansia as a coherent place. I think most of that worldbuilding was done by Marc Gascoigne and Pete Tamlyn, and later authors in the FF series. Possibly also our ...
by torus
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Gates of Death
Replies: 14
Views: 1837

Re: Gates of Death

In truth, I'm not the biggest fan of Ian Livingstone's FF books, at least after hist first 3 or 4; he rarely seems to put much effort into making the narrative immersive and he heavily overuses elements like trinket collection and arbitrary 'is this cursed or blessed' decisions.
by torus
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: King Kurad Dragonhelm of Warpstone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: King Kurad Dragonhelm of Warpstone?

Which 1e book was he referenced in? Besides the few references listed at Titannica I don't recall ever finding out much about the place. It's often intrigued me as a location, lying as it does near the centre of Allansia.
by torus
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Gates of Death
Replies: 14
Views: 1837

Re: Gates of Death

I'm so unimpressed by the art that Scholastic are using for these new releases, I doubt I will pick it up. Maybe if it gets a good recommendation, unlike the previous two by Livingstone.
by torus
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Arion AFF 'house style'?
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: Arion AFF 'house style'?

Palatino was also the font used for body text in the original FF books.
by torus
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Out of the pit 3
Replies: 57
Views: 8578

Re: Out of the pit 3

SkinnyOrc wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:43 pm
Also I'm sure Graham said at some point his current license for AFF only allows him to reprint Titan and OotP as they are.
Agree - but I think initially they wouldn't allow pdfs either, which we now have..
by torus
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 25
Views: 3047

Re: Occupations

This is great work. I had started to develop something like this myself a while back but got bogged down. The WFRP career system was something I always liked, second only to the one in Traveller.
by torus
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Out of the pit 3
Replies: 57
Views: 8578

Re: Out of the pit 3

Checking back in after a long absence. Great to see this is underway and looking forward to backing it. Of course, what I'd really love is a deluxe bestiary with all three Pit volumes combined. Ideally with all entires in order and with the special powers added to the original OoTP monsters..
by torus
Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Collection of skills, talents, spells and items
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

Re: Collection of skills, talents, spells and items

Good work!. I reckon one could almost make a Heroes Companion II by collating some of the many ideas posted in these forums!
by torus
Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Ways to harm supernatural creatures without magic weapons
Replies: 7
Views: 2028

Re: Ways to harm supernatural creatures without magic weapon

Good ideas. If the GM comes up with a creature the heroes have to harm or kill to progress, he/she had better provide the means to do so also!

I think it's usually a good idea for there to be a couple of ways - e.g. either a magic weapon or sap of a particular plant.
by torus
Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Number of terrains to have lore for?
Replies: 5
Views: 1671

Re: Number of terrains to have lore for?

This seems a reasonable list to me, although I'd be inclined to say Grassland rather than Plains. I'd be tempted to add further specialisations for particular regions, e.g. someone could have Forest Lore 1 (+1 in NW Allansia) or something like that. Everyone starts with regional lore from where they...