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Is this book good?

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Re: Is this book good?

Postby Kurgan » Wednesday March 25th, 2020 6:37pm

The Admiral wrote:It's orrrrite.

Its main purpose is that it is written proof, should anyone really need it, that the Fire of Wrath spell doesn't require target LOS.

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Was it published in the EU or NA? That would settle it for me... having it handy to quote to Zargon would be nice! Nice to see it's an actual game book. I was expecting just straight up novella with a bonus quest map in the back.


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Re: Is this book good?

Postby Kurgan » Monday January 25th, 2021 5:43pm

So I picked up a copy (definitely EU!). It was so expensive I had to sell my plate mail to afford it, but looks like a fun time. It's more than I expected... lots of classic artwork, a choose your own adventure and some short stories. The other books feature a solo quest and a handy "loosely based" Warhammer style map. Nifty. I like to make up my own stuff, but I also like the idea of past precedent stuff to look to for inspiration.

Like on the back of the "Return of the Witch Lord" box it actually says that the Witch Lord has a "mutant army" (don't they mean an "Undead army?") but that fits perfectly with my de-magicified campaign that has chaos mutants instead of skeletons, for example.

I guess Avalon hill must have been thinking something similar when they noticed Chaos Warriors were also referred to as "dread warriors" in the game system quest book monster appendix.


Anyway, the plot outline of this book sounds like the Japanese game system. I wonder if there is a connection (they were released the same year). I wonder if Grimdead the chaos god is similar to this Kyrax demon.
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Re: Is this book good?

Postby Pancho » Monday January 25th, 2021 5:56pm

I hope you enjoy it Kurgan, it’s the best of the three novels in my opinion. Seems to be badly underrated here on the forums.
We are close to finishing a quest pack based on material in all three of the books if you are interested viewtopic.php?f=149&t=5045


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Re: Is this book good?

Postby Kurgan » Monday January 25th, 2021 6:36pm

Interesting. After I've had a chance to read it I'll probably check out what you came up with.


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Re: Is this book good?

Postby Pancho » Tuesday January 26th, 2021 2:43am

Kurgan wrote:Interesting. After I've had a chance to read it I'll probably check out what you came up with.

Yes it contains spoilers so best to wait until after you’ve read them all.


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Re: Is this book good?

Postby Kurgan » Tuesday January 26th, 2021 2:46am

Shouldn't take long, I'm guessing if you combined all three it would be the equivalent of a standard paperback... the part that isn't taken up with the solo quest and the choose your own adventure, of course. But I'm going to savor these, if I can.


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