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This time they sent a better assassin (part 3)

November 21, 2023

Continuing with Space Assassin. Turns out that not having a Skill of 7 is really instrumental in having a fair chance here! So, this spaceship is just goofy. It was corridors and laboratories and all for a while, then I fell into a pool that flushed me down to a planet. I wandered plains and […]

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This time they sent a better assassin (part 2)

Continuing my first competent playthrough of Space Assassin… I made my way more or less randomly down hallways and past guard robots, and a cool anti-gravity transit thing, to an indoor pool. The indoor pool sucked me into a current (strange in itself!) and depisoted me out of a river, onto what seems to be […]

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This time they sent a better assassin

November 20, 2023

As you saw, my last two plays of Space Assassin were short and disastrous because I had a skill of 7, crummy armor, and 1 money to buy only a basic gun. Now that they’re thinned out the less-promising trainees, this time they sent someone qualified. Skill 10 / Stamina 21 / Luck 12 / […]

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Space Assassin, second try

November 10, 2023

Did you catch that ludicrous display of my last playthrough of Space Assassin? It was a travesty, and I died in only a few minutes. So this time the assassin’s guild is sending their best man for the job. Right? Skill = 7 / Stamina = 18 / Luck = 12 / Armor = 8 […]

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Worst space assassin ever

October 27, 2023

Well, my first play of Space Assassin was brief. The assassin’s guild that I work for must not have taken the mission briefing seriously. You would think that “doomsday weapon” and “the whole planet faces extermination” would convince them to send their best 12/24/12 with all the gear necessary. After all, if our unnamed home […]

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Trial of Champions, I’m back

October 16, 2023

It’s been some 6 weeks since I last posted. Oh man. I’ve just had other hobbies going on such as playing Baldur’s Gate 3, and other events and occupations such as the Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon. Fun times. And by contrast, Trial of Champions is kind of an unappealing slog through bad game […]

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Trial of Champions shortest play ever?

August 27, 2023

After a month on other projects, I’m glad to crack open a game book again. Let’s go back to Trial of Champions! I rolled the dice for a new character and… Skill 8 / Stamina 21 / Luck 10 With a skill of 8, I doubt that I’ll even survive the gladiatorial phase. … And… […]

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Trying to be a champion

July 20, 2023

Well, I’ve spent most of the last day trying to play Trial of Champions and it’s just brutal. After dying on Blood Island a half-dozen times, sometimes in combat and sometimes a “roll dice and die” situation, I gave up and just set my stats to 11/24/11. I didn’t want to go full 12/24/12 because […]

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Meat Grinder of Champions

July 19, 2023

After my very short play of Trial of Champions where I died in the arena in a cut scene, let’s try it again. Let’s keep my old character: Skill 11 / Stamina 17 / Luck 10  They seemed like good stats, and I literally hadn’t made a single mark on the paper before dying so […]

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Tried, and not a champion

July 18, 2023

I’ve played Deathtrap Dungeon, and the third book in a loosely-associated trilogy, Armies of Death. But last week I realized that I hadn’t played FF21 – Trial of Champions, the second installment. I really have no idea what it’s about, except that it involves the famous dungeon, so let’s find out. Skill 11 / Stamina […]

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Robot Commando, Speed run… to prison

June 14, 2023

I’ve been occupied on other stuff, most notably being sick with allergies for a few weeks. Ugh! Those poisonous spores in the Deathtrap Dungeon are surely worse than this pollen, but when I can barely breathe it sure feels bad. Oh, and I took up playing Cyberpunk 2077 again for a few evenings. But, now […]

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Robot Commando – onward to not-quite-victory!

May 18, 2023

We continue playing Robot Commando! The story so far: – I’m in flying a stolen Go-Bot that can transform between robot and airplane. – I have a miracle drug that can save all of Thalos if I figure out how to distribute it. – I’m on my third robot, having had phenomenally good luck so […]

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Robot Commando – Roll out!

May 17, 2023

We continue playing Robot Commando where so many fanboy dreams are brought together. In the previous part, two major plot points: – I created a potion that can cure the sleeping sickness, if I can find a way to distribute it. – I stole a Veritech VF-1 mech that can transform into an airplane! So […]

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Robot Commando, let’s rock!

May 16, 2023

I’m so excited! It’s time to play Robot Commando. First off, some fortunate rolls! Skill = 10 Stamina = 23 Luck = 10 Suddenly the whole nation has fallen asleep, and I imagine that radio chatter like from the beginning of The Omega Man. People collapsing all over the country, at their homes, at their […]

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Robots and dinosaurs! It’s Robot Commando!

May 15, 2023

Fangs of Fury was quite something, and after working that books for literally weeks I took a brief break and played some video games instead. I went to my shelf and closed my eyes, and my next book is… Robot Commando! I’ve been excited about this one for some time, but I’ve been savoring the […]

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Nine maps and still counting

April 4, 2023

My goodness, Fangs of Fury is quite an adventure. I have finally probed and played out everything up until the Choose Your Level judgment on page 39, and it came up to nine pages of maps. Most FFs or other game books are 3-4 pages, some as many as 5. But this is just wild […]

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A new look for the website

April 1, 2023

I gave the FFF website a facelift yesterday, with a new WP theme. I had been running the old one since 2014 on a stock theme I found, and while it worked it wasn’t great. At one point they updated the theme and made the heading and banner a full laptop-sized screen by itself. The […]

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Still chewing away at Fangs of Fury

March 15, 2023

I’ve been working on Fangs of Fury as time allows, an hour here and there. I am impressed by how much is in this book, and by the complexity of the layout. My mapping is up to 11 pages so far, and I don’t think I’m even close to having found everything. If you the […]

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Chewed up by the Fangs of Fury (Part 2)

March 7, 2023

Continuing yesterday’s thrilling cliff hanger in… Fangs of Fury! My skills are: Skill 7 / Stamina 17 / Luck 7 which should make this a pretty short adventure. And it was. I was immediately captured by the enemy, thrown into jail, then accidentally conscripted into their army. But I blew my cover when I attacked […]

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Chewed up by the Fangs of Fury (Part 1)

March 6, 2023

I haven’t posted in some six weeks, and for the most part I’ve been distracted by a vacation trip and by playing the Mass Effect trilogy again. But, I have also stayed on topic here playing Fangs of Fury. So here comes my second attempt. The back story: Our city is under siege by Bad […]

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An Archaeology Adventure in Montana

January 27, 2023

I finished playing and mapping Expedition to the Frozen Lake, another Select Your Own Timeline adventure by Chuck Tingle. We had played this one several times previously as a fun read-aloud, and we thought we had seen everything. Turns out, the folks I was letting make the choices kept choosing the same thing because it […]

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