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Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks
Outline
Location: Old World, Titan
References: 400
Publication Details
Author(s): Jonathan Green
Illustrator(s): Stephen Player
Puffin
N/A
Wizard (Series 1)
Wizard (Series 2)
StormslayerShield
Cover illustrator: Stephen Player
First published: September 3 2009
Number 4
ISBN: ISBN 1-84-831078-1
Previous Book: Deathtrap Dungeon
Next Book: Creature of Havoc


For other uses of Eye of the Storm, see Eye of the Storm

Stormslayer is a single-player role-playing gamebook, written by Jonathan Green, illustrated by Stephen Player and published in 2009 by Wizard Books. It forms part of Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone's Fighting Fantasy series. It is the 4th in the modern Wizard "Series 2" (ISBN 1-84-831078-1).

CreationEdit

Stormslayer was originally in the planning stages when Puffin Books ceased publication of the original series, going then under the title Eye of the Storm. Writer Jonathan Green later described it as being set in Femphrey in the Old World, was to involve a mage interfering with the weather in that kingdom and was an "attempt to write a book that was more like the original adventures and also one that didn't rely on Demons, Chaos or Undead for the villains. It was to be more elemental altogether."[1][2]

As a teaser, Jonathan Green posted snippets of two illustrations on his blog.[3]

BackgroundEdit

The book you hold in your hands is a gateway to a world in which YOU are the HERO! You decide which route to take, which dangers to risk, and which creatures to fight. But be warned – it will also be YOU who has to live or die by the consequences of your actions.

There are dark powers at work in the kingdom of Femphrey. Magic more fearsome than you have ever seen has somehow harnessed the destructive might of Nature.

With time running out, you must uncover the oldest truths about the lore of the elements – only then can you command earth, wind, fire and water and venture into the terrifying eye of the storm.

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Rules and EquipmentEdit

  • The book in general follows the original rules set down in The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (see Game System).
  • Instead of rolling the stats for a character as per tradition in Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, the player has the option of choosing a pregenerated character from three choices (see "Further Notes" below for choices).

Unique RulesEdit

  • "Time" is kept a track of through a short calendar covering a period of one Allansian week (day of the week). Where instructed the player ticks off a day of the week to show the passage of time. The starting day is determined by a 1d6 roll, the player starting on one of the first six days of the week. For the passage of each day the player may restore 1 stamina unless otherwise instructed.[5]
  • At the beginning of the book the player determines how many Gold Pieces they have by a 2d6 roll and adding 12 to this roll.[6]

Equipment List[7]Edit

and a choice of two of the following:

Cover and IllustrationsEdit

Main article: Stormslayer (illustrations)

Covers

The original cover of the book was designed and illustrated by Stephen Player.

Stormslayer through the years
2009
StormslayerShield
Shield
£5.99

Illustrations

The interior illustrations were by Stephen Player. There were 25 full page illustrations and 6 minor repeated illustrations scattered throughout the text. The paragraphs with a full page illustration were: 3, 19, 35, 51, 67, 83, 99, 115, 131, 147, 163, 179, 195, 211, 227, 244, 261, 278, 295, 312, 329, 346, 363, 380 and 397.

Intertextual ReferencesEdit

Other MediaEdit

Main CharactersEdit

YOU: Hero of Stormslayer

LocationsEdit

EncountersEdit

Further NotesEdit

ErrorsEdit

  • There is a significant space between (371) and (372) for a piece of Incidental Art which is not there!
  • In (248) you are asked to fight three Vultures "two at a time".
  • There is a lack of choice for you to use the Seven League Boots in (69), when the same choice is given everywhere else when you want to start a new area.

DedicationEdit

To William

See AlsoEdit


ReviewsEdit

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Interview with Jonathan Green at the Internet Archive record of Advancedfightingfantasy.com - Retrieved 2012-03-03
  2. Letter from Jonathan Green at the Internet Archive record of AMYLASE - Retrieved 2012-03-03 - "... a weather-mage ransoming the kingdom of Femphrey by messing up the weather in Eye of the Storm."
  3. Giant Spoiler - Retrieved 2012-03-03 & A Red Herring? - Retrieved 2012-03-03
  4. Stormslayer - Back Cover ("Shield" Edition)
  5. Stormslayer - pp.339-340
  6. Stormslayer - p.337
  7. Stormslayer - pp.337-339
  8. Stormslayer - p.336
  9. Stormslayer - 189

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