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Mini Fighting Fantasy Adventures
Outline
Location: Allansia, Titan
References: 200
Publication details
Author(s): Jonathan Ford
Illustrator(s): Bob Harvey and John Blanche
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First published: June 1985
Publication: Warlock (Issue 5)
Previous Mini-FF: The Dervish Stone
Next Mini-FF: The Dark Chronicles of Anakendis
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For other uses of Dungeon of Justice, see Dungeon of Justice

Dungeon of Justice is a single-player role-playing mini adventure written by Jonathan Ford, and illustrated by Bob Harvey and John Blanche. It was published in 1985 in Warlock Issue 5 by Puffin Books. It has not been reprinted since.

CreationEdit

Dungeon of Justice was one of the five runner-up entries[1] of the "Adventure Competition" run in Warlock issue 1:

Create your own Adventure and win a first prize of publication and £100! Five runner-up prizes of £20 each are also to be won. Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone have created a world where you can almost believe that dragons breathe fire and fabled treasure can be won. Now Warlock is offering its readers the opportunity to design their own Fighting Fantasy adventures and have them published in a future issue, as well as winning a fantastic prize.

How to Enter

Using the same game system as in
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (see pages 13–15), all you have to do is design an adventure consisting of 200 references. Think of an exciting and original background for the adventure – perhaps a lost city in the jungle or a desert wasteland inhabited by lizards, giant sandworms and nomads. Also think of an objective for the adventurer, perhaps a mission to find somebody or something, or even to slay an evil overlord. Then set the scene in your fantasy world, with plenty of detailed descriptions of the surroundings and inhabitants, trying always to make it sound believable. The judges will be looking for originality in your encounters and inventiveness in the creation of monsters. You should aim to present a real challenge to the adventurer. It might sound simple, but designing an exciting Fighting Fantasy adventure is no easy task.[2]

BackgroundEdit

You have been captured by Elves and wrongly accused of murdering the Elf Chief. In order to prove your innocence, you must enter the deadly Dungeon of Justice and emerge with a sacred Golden Idol, hidden somewhere within the underground labyrinth.[3]

How to Fight Creatures of the DungeonEdit

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

Unique RulesEdit

Players can only eat Provisions when allowed by the instructions on a page, and only one meal can be eaten at a time. Also, while a player has only one Potion, it contains two doses.

Equipment ListEdit

IllustrationsEdit

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The illustrations were by Bob Harvey and John Blanche. There were 15 full page (or equivalent) illustrations (all by Harvey) and 9 minor repeated illustrations scattered throughout the text (4 by Harvey and 5 by Blanche). The paragraphs with a full page illustration were: Background, 18, 22, 27, 39, 47, 66, 96, 107, 120, 153, 157, 158, 174 and 200.

The cover for that issue of Warlock, by Christos Achilleos, also belongs to the adventure, depicting a Mud Dragon from within the dungeon.

Intertextual ReferencesEdit

Main CharactersEdit

YOU: Hero of Dungeon of Justice

LocationsEdit

EncountersEdit

Further NotesEdit

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See AlsoEdit

ReviewsEdit

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Warlock Issue 5 - p.19
  2. Warlock Issue 1 - p.50
  3. Warlock Issue 5 - p.19

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