Fan Written Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks
Location: Darrang, Mauristatia
References: 25
Publication Details
Author(s): Andrew Wright
Illustrator(s): N/A
Cover illustrator: N/A
First published: January 12th 2010
Previous Adventure: In the Shade of the Pango Tree
Next Adventure: Into the Valley of Halos or The Maze of Mheng

Debacle at Dead Man's Inn is an amateur Fighting Fantasy adventure by Andrew Wright. It was first published in issue 3 of Fighting Fantasy: The Newsletter in January 2010.


Mauristatia is a dangerous land of fell crags and dark valleys. For days you stagger through misty hill-scapes and tangled woods, looking for some sign of civilization. At last however, perched upon a high ridge at dusk, you peer down into the next dale and spy the twinkling lights of a small hamlet.

You descend into the village to find a celebration in full swing. Farmers and their families are dressed up to resemble ghosts and skeletons. Kegs of ale and barrels of wine have been opened, and food – potatoes, pumpkins, and roast chicken – is piled high on wooden platters. Music is provided by a wandering troupe of players, whose numbers swell as they amble about the community. It must be the Night of Ancestors festival!

Stopping by the commons green, you ask a local in a corpse-like costume about the name of the village. ‘Why, welcome stranger!’ he says, cheeks flushed from the ale he quaffs from a foaming tankard. ‘This here be the village of Darrang. Yonder lies the market, and next to that, the Dead Man’s Inn.’


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

Equipment ListEdit

Main CharactersEdit

  • Tharn the Mighty: Hero of In the Shade of the Pango Tree (carried through).
  • Grum the Grim: Hero of Debacle at Dead Man's Inn.
  • Kiru the potboy
  • Ulaka the tavern wench
  • Narramunga the gambler
  • Quambu the merchant
  • Tarakan the Amazon
  • Malengo the innkeeper
  • Violet-clad mage



Further NotesEdit

The gamebook was later incorporated into Tales from the Bird Islands[1].


See AlsoEdit

External LinksEdit


  1. Fighting Fantasy Project (10/1/15) - Retrieved 2015-02-21

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