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Mini Fighting Fantasy Adventures
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Location: Allansia, Titan
References: 190
Publication details
Author(s): Ian Livingstone
Illustrator(s): Duncan Smith
Russ Nicholson
Tim Sell
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First published: August 1984
Publication: Warlock (Issue 2)
Previous Mini-FF: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
Next Mini-FF: The House of Hell
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For other uses of Caverns of the Snow Witch, see Caverns of the Snow Witch

Caverns of the Snow Witch is a single-player role-playing mini adventure written by Ian Livingstone, and illustrated by Duncan Smith. It was published in 1984 in Warlock Issue 2 by Penguin Books. The adventure ends after the termination of the Snow Witch and the book version expands on what happens afterwards.

CreationEdit

This shorter version of Caverns of the Snow Witch was published in the pages of Warlock only a couple of months prior to the publication of the full length gamebook and the "Fighting Fantasy News" section of Issue 3 makes it clear the adventure was always planned as a gamebook and simply shortened and modified for use in the magazine:

[It was] originally intended to be the next... [gamebook], but we decided to give readers a taste of what was to come by publishing [a] shortened [version] in the magazine. The full [adventure], which [is] very different from the Warlock [version] – and twice as long – [has] been completed.[1]

BackgroundEdit

The player is hired to kill a Yeti that has been attacking merchant caravans in the Icefinger Mountains and soon becomes involved in a mission to destroy the Snow Witch.

How to Fight the Creatures of the Ice CavernsEdit

The adventure in general follows the original rules set down in The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (see Game System).

Unique RulesEdit

No potion choice is provided.

Equipment List[2]Edit

IllustrationsEdit

The illustrations were by Duncan Smith. There were 19 full page (or equivalent) illustrations, 2 smaller illustrations and 6 minor repeated illustrations (one of which is by Russ Nicholson and taken from The Warlock of Firetop Mountain) scattered throughout the text. The paragraphs with a full page (or equivalent) illustration were: Background, 5, 18, 25, 37, 47, 56, 76, 86, 102, 107, 115, 123, 136, 146, 156, 166, 183 and 189. The title banner on page 22 was by Tim Sell

Intertextual ReferencesEdit

Main CharactersEdit

LocationsEdit

EncountersEdit

Further NotesEdit

  • 11 instant failures, 1 victory, plus death by stamina loss or bad luck.

See AlsoEdit


ReviewsEdit

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Warlock Issue 3 - p.4
  2. Warlock Issue 2 - p.23

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