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Today I continue Freeway Warrior 4: California Countdown I made my rendezvous with the convoy, and was met with some bad news: Kate is having a cholinergic syndrome from eating some bad mushrooms, I’m guessing Inocybes because they do look a lot like the little edible ones, and not at all A. muscaria because those […]

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I am as shocked as can be, that I finished book 3 in a single playthrough. Honest! No cheating, no checking ahead, just fair-n-square. Meaning, it’s time to start California Countdown: Freeway Warrior book 4. We made our way to Tucson, and aren’t at all surprised to find that it is not a peaceful paradise. […]

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We continue our playthrough of Freeway Warrior 3: The Omega Zone. Yesterday we joined the convoy’s intended route, and found signs that they got here and kept moving as planned. That’s good news all around. Still, they’re several hours ahead of us and we’ve been running on adrenaline for 24 hours now, and we stop […]

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In our last episode of Freeway Warrior 3: The Omega Zone, we succeeded in our our guerilla strike against the bandit stronghold at Ciudad Juarez, destroying their heavy weapons shipment while the residents of El Paso escaped in the confusion. We were pursued by several bikers for several miles, until we pulled off at a […]

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YOU become a saboteur … In book 2, we evacuated Big Spring in favor of El Paso and made our way to a military installation (the World Defence League, the counter-terrorism crew which failed to stop The Big Boom). But once again, we brought our troubles with us. The Detroit Lions biker-bandit gang continues to […]

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YOU continue being the scout for the combined Dallas / Big Spring / Phoenix colony, on the final leg of our fateful road trip from Texas to California. Drive through deserts and ruined towns! Drink water or lose 3 endurance points! Eat a meal while you wait for someone to scout the road ahead! It’s […]

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YOU continue to be Cal phoenix, a scout for the Dallas/Big Spring Joint  Colony as you rescue your would-be girlfriend from a biker gang and try to make your rendezvous to get away from Big Spring. But wait, wasn’t book 1 all about getting to Big Spring? The land of milk and honey? The Windy […]

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YOU become Cal phoenix, a scout for Dallas Colony 1 on a road trip from Dallas, Texas to Big Spring, Texas. Normally this trip of under 300 miles, would be a fun road trip: pack some Mountain Dew and a handful of mix tapes (it was 1988) and we’ll be there in 6 hours even […]

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YOU become a general in the king’s army of Sommerlund. It’s all-out war. The Darklords of Helgedad and the nation of Vassagonia (remember them from book 4 and 5?) have allied again, and their combined armies are invading the rest of Magnamund, leaving fiery wreckage in their wake. The king of Sommerlund has reached out […]

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YOU continue being the hero. Only a few days after the events in Castle Death, the wizards inform you that they know the location of the next Lorestone — the Danarg Swamp. Way back a bajillion years ago, the Danarg Swamp was a beautiful place. But you know, eight thousand years is a long time […]

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Freeway Warrior is set in the barren leftovers of the southwestern United States, in the futuristic year 2020. Most of the world was devastated in 2012 by a massive act of nuclear terrorism, and only recently have the survivors begun to resume life and leave their bunkers. You are Cal Phoenix, a scout for the […]

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YOU become yet another dungeon-diver in search of another Lorestone. In the previous book, Lone Wolf needed the fabled Lorestone to legitimize his desire to establish a new Kai Kollege ™. But guess what? A little ret-con here, the book now says that there are seven of the damn things. This one is inside a […]

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YOU want to become the founder of a whole-new order of Kai. In the last book, Lone Wolf found out about the fabled Book of Magnakai which contains the best secrets and superpowers that apparently have been lost to modern Kai. Well, one of the first things he learns from the book (aside from an […]

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YOU become an ambassador, sent to  sign a peace treaty. The king of Vassagonia feels really bad about that army invading Sommerlund back in Chasm of Doom, and wants to make amends with a peace treaty. Kind of like how Battlestar Galactica started. You arrive in Vassagonia and find that the old king has died […]

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YOU become a noble hunting for gold. When a shipment of gold goes missing, the king sent in the army but they never came back. What do you do then? Send Lone Wolf. You and a score of feckless redshirts head south to Ruanon, and along the way are ambushed repeatedly by bandits who seem […]

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YOU become the arctic explorer sent by the King to bring Vonotar back to Sommerland for trial. You may not have heard of him in Flight From The Dark, and may not have met him in Fire on the Water, but he’s been there — the wizard who betrayed Sommerland’s guild of magicians and helped […]

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YOU become an elite warrior, and a refugee when the Kai monastery is destroyed. It’s the same general legend you’ve heard before a la Mordor. A zillion years ago, a whole nation of evil monsters, victory for the good guys thanks to a magic sword, then nobody checking on the monster kingdom for a thousand […]

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YOU become a courier on a mission to fetch the Sommerswerd from the neighboring kingdom to the east. After that big battle with the Darklords a zillion years ago, the kingdom of Sommerlund (which is adjacent to Mordor)  gave away the evil-quenching Sommerswerd to the kingdom of Durenor to the east (located safely far away […]

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The Lone Wolf series was created and written by Joe Dever and Gary Chalk. It ran for 28 books from 1984 to 1998. Although each book could stand alone, the set formed a coherent story arc as your character developed and the world expanded. The world and its stories inspired a spinoff series and a […]

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