Deadline to Destruction

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Mini Fighting Fantasy Adventures
Location: Titan City
References: 200
Publication details
Author(s): Gavin Shute
Illustrator(s): David Stevens
First published: October 1986
Publication: Warlock (Issue 12)
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Deadline to Destruction is a single-player role-playing mini adventure written by Gavin Shute, and illustrated by David Stevens. It was published in 1986 in Issue 12 of Warlock by Games Workshop. It has not been reprinted since.



You are the Silver Crusader, a superhero blessed with unusual powers, dedicated to saving the citizens of Titan City from crime. Your mission is to find and stop the Dynamo before he can destroy the city. As you go about your unenviable task, however, you may also come across other super-villains committing more mundane crimes.[1]


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

Unique RulesEdit

Deadline to Destruction reuses the rules from Appointment with F.E.A.R.:

  • Hero Points, which are awarded to the player for every villain captured and disaster averted, allowing them to compare their performance from one play-through to the next.
  • The player is not allowed to kill their enemies, only disable them, and any death results in the loss of Hero Points.
  • The player is also given three "Clues" at the start of the adventure.
  • Players have the choice of one of four "super powers" with which to play the game: Super Strength, Psi-Powers, Enhanced Technological Skill (ETS), and Energy Blast.

Equipment ListEdit

In the "Background" the player is mentioned as wearing a Crimewatch. No other equipment list is given for the player except those choosing the ETS "super power" which gives them an Accessory Belt.


The illustrations were by David Stevens. There were 8 full page (or equivalent) illustrations and 5 minor repeated illustrations scattered throughout the text. The paragraphs with a full page illustration were: Title card, 3, 35, 59, 84, 97,1 147 and 186.

  1. The illustration in this instance is placed some "distance" from the paragraph in question probably due to reasons of layout.

Intertextual ReferencesEdit

In a post-modern "fourth wall" breaking exercise, (180) has the player comes across a copy of the book Appointment with F.E.A.R. (which Gerry the Grass describes as "a good 'un!") even though the mini adventure is a sequel to that book!


This mini adventure is a sequel to Steve Jacksons's gamebook Appointment with F.E.A.R..

Main CharactersEdit

YOU: Jean Lafayette aka the "Silver Crusader"



Further NotesEdit


  • The player's newspaper editor boss' first name changes from "Jonah" (in Appointment with F.E.A.R.) to "Moaner" in the mini adventure.

See AlsoEdit


External LinksEdit


  1. Warlock Issue 12 - p.28

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