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Outline
Location: near to the highway between Salamonis and Chalice
References: 18
Publication details
Author(s): Steve Jackson
(1984 version)
Graham Bottley
(2011 version)
Illustrator(s): Duncan Smith[1]
FF
First published: May 31 1984
Publication: Fighting Fantasy - The Introductory Role-Playing Game
Previous Module: none
Next Module: Shaggradd's Hives of Peril
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AFFRPG
Published: May 9 2011
Publication: Advanced Fighting Fantasy – The Roleplaying Game


The Wishing Well is a multi-player role-playing module written by Steve Jackson and illustrated by Duncan Smith. It was published in 1984 in Fighting Fantasy - The Introductory Role-Playing Game by Puffin Books. It was heavily rewritten by Graham Bottley and reprinted as The Well as part of Advanced Fighting Fantasy – The Roleplaying Game in 2011.

CreationEdit

BackgroundEdit

This adventure is set at the bottom of an ancient well where nobles and princes of long ago used to come, cast in their gold coins and make their wishes. All this gold collected in the bottom of the well. When the well dried up, treasure hunters from far and wide set off to find it, hoping for riches. But when they reached the well, they found that the quests ahead of them were far more dangerous than they had thought ...[2]

This adventure is set at the bottom of an ancient well, found near to the highway between Salamonis and Chalice, where nobles and princes of long ago used to come, cast in their gold coins and make their wishes. All this gold collected in the bottom of the well. When the well dried up, treasure hunters from far and wide set off to find it, hoping for riches. But when they reached the well, they found that the quests ahead of them were far more dangerous than they had thought.....[3]

RulesEdit

The mini adventure follows the rules set down in Fighting Fantasy - The Introductory Role-Playing Game. The revised version follows the rules as laid out in Advanced Fighting Fantasy – The Roleplaying Game.

Equipment ListEdit

IllustrationsEdit

The illustrations were by Duncan Smith. Due to the small number of references each paragraph receives an illustration to match. There were 18 full page illustrations and 5 minor repeated illustrations scattered throughout the text. Smith's illustrations were not used in the revised edition.

The black and white map was also by Duncan Smith. A similar but new map, presumably by Graham Bottley, was included in the revised edition.

Intertextual ReferencesEdit

Main Characters (FF - TRG Version)Edit

Main Characters (AFF - TRG Version)Edit

Locations (FF - TRG Version)Edit

Locations (AFF - TRG Version)Edit

Encounters (FF - TRG Version)Edit

Encounters (AFF - TRG Version)Edit

Further NotesEdit

  • Pookie and Glantie originally appeared in Shaggradd's Hives of Peril and are said to have fled here from there.
  • Il Pozzo dei Desideri is a fan-written alternative of The Wishing Well and not just an Italian translation. The overall approach to this variation is based on having a common thread through all rooms and encounters, so that everything is ultimately connected.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Duncan Smith's art was not used in the 2011 revision.
  2. Fighting Fantasy - The Introductory Role-playing Game - p.65
  3. Template:AFFRGP - p.11

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