How to Fight the Monsters of Gallicus' PastEdit
His interest in the series began in January 1987 with the purchase of the then brand new Dragon Cover Format "Golden Dragon" Sub-Format edition of City of Thieves. Said gamebook was played so often that it fell apart and had to be replaced within a year (by an Adventure Gamebooks banner edition of the title strangely enough).
Further purchases in that span of a year (January 1987 to January 1988) included The Warlock of Firetop Mountain ("Golden Dragon" Sub-Format), Scorpion Swamp ("Golden Dragon" Sub-Format), Star Strider, Chasms of Malice, Battleblade Warrior, and Sky Lord. After that he was purchasing the books on a regular basis till after Night Dragon they no longer seemed to appear on bookshop shelves. During this time he and a friend attempted to pen their own Fighting Fantasy adventure entitled Night of the Necromancer. While the 460 reference adventure was completed, no copy survives to this day.
As a teacher he is doing his best to introduce a new generation of young readers to the delights of the books (and it is working so far!). He is currently also working on his own Fighting Fantasy adventure entitled Fetch and set in the Old World.
Although the #31 to #39 run of books is run down by many for being uniformly boring, this is the period when he really started buying and reading the books and thus he has fond memories of them. Those books that he has returned to time and again are: City of Thieves, Creature of Havoc, Daggers of Darkness and Vault of the Vampire. After obtaining Creature of Havoc in the December of 1988 it became his favourite gamebook of the range, an opinion that hasn't changed since then!
Fighting Fantazine Fan MagazineEdit
- Main article: Fighting Fantazine (magazine)
- Issue #12 (August 2013) - In preparation.
- Issue #13 (December 2013) - In preparation.
- Issue #14 (April 2014) - In preparation.
- You can view his contributions here
After discovering Titannica in December 2007 he has focussed on the factual side of things, concentrating on the gamebook pages for the regular books, plus Clash of the Princes, Fighting Fantasy - The Introductory Role-playing Game, The Riddling Reaver, the four Sorcery! gamebooks and The Sorcery Spell Book, Maelstrom, Cretan Chronicles, the Starlight Adventures and the factual pages associated with these.
Plus, he is on a hunt-and-destroy mission for "redirect pages" that have no obvious use (ie. ones that are simply shortened or mis-spellings of common pages such as the " Kharé", "KHARE", "Cityport of Traps", "Cityport of traps", " Kharé, Cityport of Traps", " Kharé - Cityport of Traps" mess of link choices!).
In November 2008 he began an undertaking to visit every page and correct/standardise them, reaching the halfway mark in February 2009. As of mid-July there is now under a third to go while the gamebook page tidy-up has reached number 50. By December 2009 only the letters "A" and "B" require correction and only gamebooks 57, 58 and Sorcery! remain to be completed. Plough through completed in June 2010! Time to do it all over again...
Fighting Fantasy CollectionEdit
|No.||Title||Wrap||"Star"1||Zig-Zag||Dragon #||Dragon Sans-#||Dragon Spine #||Dragon Sans-Foil||Wizard Standard||Wizard SE||Wizard Shield||Wizard Old School|
|1||The Warlock of Firetop Mountain||Y (1st)||Y (15th)||Y (23rd)||X||X||Y (32nd)||Y (34th)||Y||X||Y||—|
|2||The Citadel of Chaos||—||Y (10th)||Y (16th/17th)2||X||X||Y (25th)||Y (26th)||Y||Y||Y||—|
|3||The Forest of Doom||—||Y (10th)||Y (14th)||X||X||Y (25th)||Y (29th)||Y||Y||Y||—|
|4||Starship Traveller||—||Y (1st)||Y (12th)||Y (16th)||Y (17th)||X||Y (20th)||X||Y||—||—|
|5||City of Thieves||—||Y (1st)||Y (13th)||Y (17th)||X||X||X||Y||Y||Y||—|
|6||Deathtrap Dungeon||—||Y (2nd)||Y (7th)||Y (13th)||X||X||X||Y||Y||Y||—|
|7||Island of the Lizard King||—||Y (2nd)||Y (6th)||X||Y (12th)||Y (13th)||X||Y||Y||—||—|
|8||Scorpion Swamp||—||—||Y (2nd)||Y (10th)||X||X||X||—||—||—||—|
|9||Caverns of the Snow Witch||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (8th)||X||Y (10th)||X||Y||Y||—||—|
|10||House of Hell||—||—||Y (1st/7th)3||Y (10th)||Y (11th)||Y (12th)||Y (14th)||X||Y||Y||—|
|11||Talisman of Death||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (9th)||X||Y (12th)||Y (14th)||X||Y||—||—|
|12||Space Assassin||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (6th)||X||Y (9th)||Y (9th)||—||—||—||—|
|13||Freeway Fighter||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (8th)||Y (10th)||X||Y (12th)||X||Y||—||—|
|14||Temple of Terror||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (8th)||X||X||Y (12th)||X||Y||—||—|
|15||The Rings of Kether||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (6th)||Y (7th)||Y (8th)||X||—||—||—||—|
|16||Seas of Blood||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (7th)||X||Y (9th)||X||—||—||—||—|
|17||Appointment with F.E.A.R.||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (6th)||X||X||Y (9th)||X||Y||Y||—|
|18||Rebel Planet||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (6th)||X||Y (8th)||X||—||—||—||—|
|19||Demons of the Deep||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (5th)||X||Y (8th)||X||—||—||—||—|
|20||Sword of the Samurai||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (5th)||X||Y (9th)||X||X||Y||—||—|
|21||Trial of Champions||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (7th)||Y (8th)||Y (10th)||X||X||Y||Y||—|
|22||Robot Commando||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (4th)||X||Y (7th)||Y (9th)||—||—||—||—|
|23||Masks of Mayhem||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (4th)||X||Y (6th)||X||—||—||—||—|
|24||Creature of Havoc||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (3rd)||Y (6th)||Y (8th)||Y (8th)4||Y||Y||Y||—|
|25||Beneath Nightmare Castle||—||—||—||Y (1st)||X||X||X||—||—||—||—|
|26||Crypt of the Sorcerer||—||—||—||Y (1st)||X||Y (6th)||X||Y||Y||—||—|
|27||Star Strider||—||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (6th)||X||X||—||—||—||—|
|28||Phantoms of Fear||—||—||—||Y (1st)||X||Y (5th)||X||—||—||—||—|
|29||Midnight Rogue||—||—||—||Y (1st)||X||Y (6th)||X||—||—||—||—|
|30||Chasms of Malice||—||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (3rd)||Y (5th)||X||—||—||—||—|
|31||Battleblade Warrior||—||—||—||Y (2nd)||X||Y (5th)||X||—||—||—||—|
|32||Slaves of the Abyss||—||—||—||Y (1st)||X||X||X||—||—||—||—|
|33||Sky Lord||—||—||—||Y (1st)||X||Y (4th)||Y (6th)||—||—||—||—|
|34||Stealer of Souls||—||—||—||Y (1st)||X||X||X||—||—||—||—|
|35||Daggers of Darkness||—||—||—||Y (1st)||X||Y (5th)||X||—||—||—||—|
|36||Armies of Death||—||—||—||Y (1st)||X||Y (3rd)||X||X||—5||Y||—|
|37||Portal of Evil||—||—||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (4th)||X||—||—||—||—|
|38||Vault of the Vampire||—||—||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (3rd)||X||—||—||—||—|
|39||Fangs of Fury||—||—||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (5th)||X||—||—||—||—|
|40||Dead of Night||—||—||—||—||—||Y (1st)||X||—||—||—||—|
|41||Master of Chaos||—||—||—||—||—||Y (1st/2nd)6||X||—||—||—||—|
|42||Black Vein Prophecy||—||—||—||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (5th)||—||—||—||—|
|43||The Keep of the Lich-Lord||—||—||—||—||—||Y (1st)||X||—||—||—||—|
|44||Legend of the Shadow Warriors||—||—||—||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (3rd)||—||—||—||—|
|45||Spectral Stalkers||—||—||—||—||—||Y (1st)||X||—||—||—||—|
|46||Tower of Destruction||—||—||—||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (3rd)||—||—||—||—|
|47||The Crimson Tide||—||—||—||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (2nd)||—||—||—||—|
|48||Moonrunner||—||—||—||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (2nd)||—||—||—||—|
|49||Siege of Sardath||—||—||—||—||—||Y (1st)||X||—||—||—||—|
|50||Return to Firetop Mountain||—||—||—||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (2nd)||X||Y||—||—|
|51||Island of the Undead||—||—||—||—||—||Y (1st)||Y (3rd)||—||—||—||—|
|52||Night Dragon||—||—||—||—||—||—||Y (1st)||—||—||—||—|
|54||Legend of Zagor||—||—||—||—||—||—||Y (1st)||Y||X||—||—|
|56||Knights of Doom||—||—||—||—||—||—||Y (1st)||—||—||—||—|
|58||Revenge of the Vampire||—||—||—||—||—||—||Y (1st)||—||—||—||—|
|59||Curse of the Mummy||—||—||—||—||—||—||Y (1st)||X||Y||Y||—|
|21||Eye of the Dragon||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Y||X||Y||—|
|29||Howl of the Werewolf||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||X||Y||Y||—|
|8||Night of the Necromancer||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Y||—|
|—||Blood of the Zombies||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Y|
|N/A||The Sorcery Spell Book||Y (2nd)7||Y (3rd)||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|S1||Sorcery! 1: The Shamutanti Hills||Y (2nd)7||Y (3rd)||Y (4th)8||X||—||—||X||Y||Y||—||—|
|S2||Sorcery! 2: Kharé - Cityport of Traps||—||Y (1st)||Y (1st)8||X||—||—||X||X||Y||—||—|
|S3||Sorcery! 3: The Seven Serpents||—||—||Y (1st)||X||—||—||X||X||X||—||—|
|S4||Sorcery! 4: The Crown of Kings||—||—||Y (1st)||X||—||—||X||Y||X||—||—|
|R1||Fighting Fantasy - The Introductory Role-Playing Game||—||Y (2nd)||—||—||Y (6th)||—||X||—||—||—||—|
|R2||The Riddling Reaver||—||—||Y (1st)||—||X||—||X||—||—||—||—|
|N/A||Clash of the Princes (Boxset)||—||—||Y (1st)||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Title||Dragon||Dragon Sans-Foil||Zagor Chronicles|
|The Trolltooth Wars||Y (2nd)||X||—|
|Title||A4 Format||B5 Format||Dragon||Dragon Sans-Foil||Arion Books|
|Out of the Pit||Y||Y||—||—||Y|
|Titan - The Fighting Fantasy World||Y||Y||—||—||Y|
|Advanced Fighting Fantasy – The Roleplaying Game||—||—||—||—||Y|
|Crown of Kings - The Sorcery! Campaign||—||—||—||—||Y|
|Beyond the Pit||—||—||—||—||X|
- Sample Adventure version of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
- 25th Anniversary Edition of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
- Computer game version of Deathtrap Dungeon
- Australian printings: City of Thieves and Deathtrap Dungeon
- Adventures of Goldhawk - Darkmoon's Curse (UK), The Demon Spider (UK & US), Mudworm Swamp (UK) and Ghost Road (UK)
- The Fighting Fantasy 10th Anniversary Yearbook
- The Tasks of Tantalon (hardback & paperback)
- Warlock issues #1~13
- Or "Coloured Triangle" on the Sorcery! books.
- Both the Emmanuel and Ian Miller cover versions.
- Both the original printing with the picture to accompany paragraph 264 and a version without
- Obviously an error. Barcode indicator suggests it is actually the 9th Impression (90901).
- There was no "Special Edition" for this book.
- Both original version without the colour map and a printing with it.
- Original Boxset.
- First Puffin Impression.
|Fellowship of the Scribes' Guild of Port Blacksand|
|Gallicus has been appointed to the Fellowship of this Honorable Guild for tirelessly editing of Titannica. Nedueb 13:55, 10 July 2008 (UTC)|