City of Thieves (Fighting Fantasy)

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City of Thieves (Fighting Fantasy)

City of Thieves (Fighting Fantasy)

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I've still awarded 5 stars, because Port Blacksand itself is so intriguing and evocative and the bulk of the book is magnificent, the very best a gamebook can be.

The foul monster wants to claim a young maiden for his own (I’ll resist the ‘bone’ comments), and when the village decided to resist, he has set his moon dogs to lay siege to the poor villagers. By all accounts things get pretty difficult in the second half, but unfortunately we never made it that far, failing to acquire all the needed items before we left the city. I’m fairly sure that the ball was a leaded weight, and it was actually an impressive feat of gladiatorial skill which set the body to its limits… but as far as I’m concerned, we were just playing volleyball, because I won with great ease and made some nice gold. There's a food stain on the back cover (that could easily have been wiped off), lots of pages are bent and dog eared, someones had a go at pencil colouring in a lot of the pages and the character sheet has a couple of pencil notes written in it. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology by the University of Abertay Dundee in 2000, and in 2002 received the BAFTA Special Award for his outstanding contribution to the interactive entertainment industry.Entering the first house I came to, I met a man who made a deal with me – swallow one of his pills of unlabeled medication. It is so well developed and ceaselessly entertaining that it shames those that came before and most of those that came after. Had such high expectations since this book's rated on the top list of the best fighting fantasy series. I especially like the illustration of the gate of Port Blacksand near the beginning, and the wonderful image of the Goblin-like Bays playing Bays’ Ball at entry 40.

So yeah - if the endgame had been a bit fairer and had required a bit more skill/luck/battling/dicerolls over just pure guesswork, I'd have been happier, and awarded an extra star. I feel future entries in the series will struggle to match City of Thieves for atmosphere, playability and excitement.

Furthermore, all pre-generated characters start with 6 Meals of Provisions, while a player-generated character would start with 10. All I want from is pure escapism: an adventure in faraway land on the pirate ship sailing through the wind in the Seven Seas, encountering sea monsters and lost treasures and vengeful ghosts or something that let my coping mechanism have at least more fun time. I don't think there is one right way to go through, but some choices are definitely important in all possible routes.

However to a culture like ours that, while believing that the soul breaks away from the corpse, our treatment of the corpse reflects our attitudes towards that person in life. Aus der Güte deines Herzens heraus (und gegen entsprechende Belohnung) ziehst du aus, um im verruchten Port Blacksand Hilfe zu holen. You are approached by the mayor and asked to go and find a friend of his who lives in the city of Port Blacksand, the city of thieves that the title of the book derives its name.I liked the design of the book better - discovering the city, in general, was a lot more interesting than what the previous entry offered. The warren of streets and dilapidated buildings has more character than Firetop Mountain, for example, and you can sense the smells, tastes and hustle and bustle of the place.



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