Re: [gamebooks] Lone Wolf vs. Fighting Fantasy
> I find Fighting Fantasy is a better game than Lone Wolf (though Lone WolfTheres no point is contesting the two because they fulfill different aspects of what I like in gamebooks.
> has a better game *system* than Fighting Fantasy), but Lone Wolf is a
> better story than Fighting Fantasy (though keep in mind that I've not read
> any FF books past #20 or so, so that opinion may change). You don't get
> the same "at last, I've won!" feeling from Lone Wolf books as you do from
> Fighting Fantasy, but you're also not necessarily as eager to find out
> what happens in the next FF book as in the next Lone Wolf volume. :)
Sometimes I'll be in the mood for more indepth role-play, and I'll read Lone Wolf. Other times, I'll want something that
isn't too complex, doesn't require me to keep a list of 100s of different Items, and I'll read Fighting Fantasy. Both
That said, I never felt obliged to read ALL the Lone Wolf books in one sitting as each is a stand-alone adventure.
Similarly, if I got killed in Khare (in SJ's Sorcery! series) I would go back to the start of that book, not re-roll a
character and travel through the Shamutanti Hills again.
> That said, I never felt obliged to read ALL the Lone Wolf books in oneWell, I hope there aren't too many of us who attempt to play through all
> sitting as each is a stand-alone adventure. Similarly, if I got killed
> in Khare (in SJ's Sorcery! series) I would go back to the start of that
> book, not re-roll a character and travel through the Shamutanti Hills
of Lone Wolf in one sitting. That would probably result in death by
starvation. ;) In any case, I admit that I do sometimes regret my
uncontrollable compulsion to play gamebook series in order. Prevents me
from enjoying a lot of my collection... but then again, I suppose it also
prevents me from having to choose between quite so many books at any given