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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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Stealer of Souls vanquished

January 22, 2023

Finally, on what felt like my 50th try, I have defeated Modraneth, the Stealer of Souls. I won through fair and square with a Skill of 10 and a Luck of 10, demonstrating that this one really did take a) a little luck not to get killed right on page 1, and b) mapping and […]

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Stealer of Souls, screw this I’m cheating (part 3)

January 8, 2023

Welp, that power-run ended and Mordraneth, the Stealer of Souls, has claimed another soul to madness and terror. I wandered halls for some time, trying doors at random and steam-rolling over some orcs and goblins and a wizard at some point. Eventually I caught news of a captured wizard being tortured for information, which sounds […]

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Stealer of Souls, screw this I’m cheating (part 2)

December 29, 2022

Continuing Stealer of Souls from yesterday, this time with 12/24/12 because I rolled 7s and 8s five times in a row, and am killed by that damn bird every time. Having finally survived as far as the beach, I hiked for two days and I am at a crossroads. I leave the path, and start […]

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Stealer of Souls, screw this I’m cheating (part 1)

December 28, 2022

Since my last post, I have played Stealer of Souls two more times but rolled shitty stats: 8 / 14 / 11 and 8 / 18 / 8 Both times, that damn bird on page 1 killed me. Clearly something’s wrong with my dice that they can’t roll higher than a 2 if it’s for […]

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Stealer of Souls, attempt 3

December 25, 2022

Okay, deep breath. Roll the dice and let’s play Stealer of Souls again. And… For goodness’ sake. Skill 8 / Stamina 20 / Luck 8 The page 1 bird knocks me down to 10 stamina out of my initial 20. Brutal. Fortunately the ship’s galley then heals me back up, so I can finally start […]

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Stealer of Souls, attempt 2

Okay, so after that extremely brief failure, let’s try again with… Stealer of Souls! Roll up a brand new character: Skill 7 / Stamina 19 / Luck 7   Ah hell. Why did Vanestin hire me? Why did I take the job? Backstory. Boat. Bird attack… …and dead. I hit it a few times, but […]

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Stealer of Souls – shortest playthrough ever

December 16, 2022

Well this is almost certainly the shortest playthrough of Stealer of Souls ever. There are four pages of backstory: “we’re hiring you because a wizard took my colleague, because we were plotting to kill the wizard. Go find my colleague, who isn’t in the same place the wizard is do don’t worry about it. It’s […]

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Christmas time! ‘Twas the night before… (Part 2)

December 14, 2022

We’re playing ‘Twas, a Krampus Night Before Christmas as we do every winter solstice. When we left Debbie in yesterday’s post, she had wandered into someone’s gingerbread home in the wilderness, dressed in pajamas and holding an axe. Nothing weird here! The homeowner wasn’t there, so she helped herself to some mulled wine and reading […]

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Christmas time! ‘Twas the night before… (Part 1)

December 13, 2022

‘Tis the season to play ‘Twas, the Jonathan Green ACE gamebook. Every Christmas since I picked it up in 2019 (so, three solstice/Christmas seasons) I love to make some cocoa and play it with a friend where one of us reads, the other plays. And here, children, is tonight’s story… Once upon a time… Debbie […]

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I’m definitely not Deadpool

December 9, 2022

It’s taken most of two months off and on, but I’ve finally finished You Are Not Deadpool. What a fun time! As a game book it’s okay. The mechanics are a bit iffy, and it’s difficult to lose enough fights to die. More often than I like, both of the choices go to the same […]

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Weeeeeeee’re off the stop the wizard!

December 5, 2022

Last night, a friend and I played The Wicked Wizard of Oz by the illustrious Jonathan Green. One of us read while the other chose, so it was a fun interactive time with the two of us. She picked the not-at-all-cowardly Lion, who is celebrating one year since he became the king of the forest. […]

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Lovecraft Film Festival

October 18, 2022

Hard to believe that the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival was two weeks ago already. I couldn’t see everything, and I picked more feature-length movies this time over short films. I found almost all of the feature-length ones really boring, and I wish I had gone with the short films instead. But aside from the […]

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Select Your Own Timeline and Prove that Love is Real

September 30, 2022

For the last month, I’ve continued to play the Chuck Tingle Select Your Own Timeline adventures. I finished up Trouble in Tinglewood a few weeks back, and was surprised at how much is in there. There are numerous career paths, a wide variety of settings, and a lot of situations ranging from relaxed to surreal […]

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Timelines and Tingleverses

September 1, 2022

Ah, Chuck Tingle. DeVry master’s degree holder. Tae kwon do grandmaster (almost black belt). And of course… the world’s greatest author. His bizarre self-published erotica features sexual encounters with dinosaurs, bigfoots, anthropomorphized objects and concepts, and more. He’s such a weirdo, and I love it. And for this last week I’ve been re-reading the first […]

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Playing some Marvel Multiverse Adventures

August 26, 2022

These last few weeks, I and my sweetie have been playing She-Hulk Goes to Murderworld and You Are Not Deadpool, the first two and so far only two of the brand-new Marvel Multiverse Missions In both cases, in the universe you are not the superhero – you are their assistant, and they let you pick […]

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