|Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks|
|Cover illustrator:||Les Edwards|
|First published:||June 9 1988|
|Previous Book:||Slaves of the Abyss|
|Next Book:||Stealer of Souls|
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|Wizard (Series 2)|
Sky Lord is a single-player role-playing gamebook written by Martin Allen, illustrated by Tim Sell and originally published in 1988 by Puffin Books. It forms part of Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone's Fighting Fantasy series. It is the 33rd in the series in the original Puffin series (ISBN 0-14-032601-4). There are currently no announced plans to republish this book as part of the Wizard series.
About Your Star System/Mission BackgroundEdit
“ Fearful foes from the far future!
L'Bastin, genius geneticist and renegade steward of Vaax, king of the planet Ensulina, is poised to conquer the cosmos with an army of terrifying clones - dog-headed Prefectas, the perfect warriors! Only a solo mission can penetrate the defences of L'Bastin's fortress planet Aarok; only the best solar trooper can undertake such a mission. That agent is YOU - if you dare!
Two dice, a pencil and an eraser are all you need for this adventure. YOU decide which paths to take, which dangers to risk and which monsters to fight.
The player takes the role of Jang Mistral, a four-armed soldier from the planet Ensulina. His mission is to travel to Aarok, an artificial planet that has become a den of rogues and criminals, and capture a scientist named L'Bastin. The mission is doubly urgent because L'Bastin has reportedly created a species of Dog-headed humanoid called the Prefectas who are the ultimate warriors in the universe.
- Sky Lord features the stat of rating to determine the player's skill in piloting combat vehicles. It is a 1d6 roll where a 1, 2, or 3 means a rating of 3 and a roll of 4, 5, or 6 equals a rating of 4. The rating score is used to determine who fires first in such combat. If the player defeats an enemy whose rating was higher than their own, the player may add 1 point to their rating score at the end of the battle.
- Uses Provision Tablets (restoring 4 stamina each) instead of regular Provisions.
- 10 Provision Tablets
- 10 Credits
Cover and IllustrationsEdit
- Main article: Sky Lord (illustrations)
The original cover of the book was designed and illustrated by Les Edwards.
|Dragon Format||Dragon No No.||No. Spine Only||No Bronze-Foil|
- Price of 1st Impression
- Price of 3rd~4th Impressions
- Price of 6th Impression. The diagrams are missing.
The interior illustrations were by Tim Sell. There were 29 full page illustrations and 6 minor repeated illustrations scattered throughout the text. The paragraphs with a full page illustration were: 1, 15, 29, 42, 56, 69, 89, 100, 114, 127, 140, 154, 167, 187, 204, 214, 222, 238, 249, 267, 282, 293, 309, 322, 335, 351, 365, 375, and 393.
The inside front cover featured two diagrams for use during the course of the book, the artist of which is currently unknown.
Some of the later reprintings of Sky Lord saw the diagrams go missing. Oddly readers found that this did not pose a significant impediment to their progress in the book.
- Ben Frumpet
- Dr Strangething
- Fog Farkin
- Jym Ego
- King Vaax
- Ludo Kludwig
- Queen Slin
- The Deik
- 17th-D Being
- Aarok Spider
- Angry Yellow Blob
- Arm - Axe/Flail / Mace/Sword
- Attack Whip
- Bug-Eyed Corporal
- Brute - Long-Armed/Red-Nosed/Toothless/Warty
- Captain Big-Ears
- Defence Module
- Delphon Battleship
- Duck-Bill Caterpillar
- Fahbad Redneck
- Fog Farkin
- Green Giant
- Gruesome Armatilda
- Hulk - Big/Even Bigger
- Humans - Bald-Headed Rogue/Feather-Faced Rogue/Foppish Dignitary/Hook-Nosed Dignitary/Insane Crewman/Lion-Masked Guard/Old Man/Pot-Bellied Cut-Throat/Red-Hooded Terrorist/Warder
- Killer Krun
- Kogo's Chef
- Little Robotoid
- Ludo Kludwig
- Metal Hound
- Mogs' Cutter
- Mutant - Clumsy/Drooling/Green/Yellow
- Mutated Rhino
- Noado the Bandit
- Pelhon Rangers
- Pirate Drone
- Pirate Launch
- Prefectas - Crafty Corporal / Last/Pugnacious Private/Sergeant/Snappy Sergeant/Trooper
- Robot Pathologist
- Ruthless Rod
- Scooter - Pilot/Trooper
- Security Robot
- Smart Missile
- Snout-Nosed Trooper
- Spider - Brown/Fat/Spindly
- Valioog - Spike-Fighter/Starfire/Starfighter
- Sky Lord is the last, to date, gamebook to use a science fiction setting.
- Interestingly, where on the contents page the title of the game is listed for where to find the first paragraph, here it simply says "Countdown ...".
- On the later Puffin sans-foil prints Spectral Stalkers is listed as "Special Stalkers".
- Character Sheet Part 1
- Character Sheet Part 2
- Diagrams (Inside Cover)
- Fighting Fantasy at Gamebooks.org
- Sky Lord at Gamebooks.org
- Sky Lord at the Internet Archive record of the old Fightingfantasy.com