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Warlock Issue 12
|Location:||Titan and various|
|Editor(s)-in-Chief:|| Steve Jackson &|
|Editor(s):|| Marc Gascoigne (Editor) |
Martin Clement (Production Manager)
Alan Merrett (Publications Manager)
|Interior Illustrator(s):||Not Credited except John Blanche as Art Editor and Charles Elliott for Graphic Design|
|Cover illustrator:||Christos Achilleos|
|First published:||September 1986|
Warlock Issue 12 was the second-to-last issue of the English-language version of the magazine.
The cover is illustrated by Christos Achilleos.
Omens and AuguriesEdit
- Duelmaster - The Arena of Death and The Way of the Tiger - Inferno! have been written.
- Marc Gascoigne is planning to write an Advanced Fighting Fantasy book.
- A promotional bookmark competition is to begin from Puffin.
- Creature of Havoc is due out in November.
- Crypt of the Sorcerer is due out in April the following year.
- Casket of Souls is still in development.
- Lone Wolf - Jungle of Horrors is due out in January next year.
- The fourth volume of the Greystar series is due out in November, as is a second volume of Combat Heroes.
- Out early next year is the third Bloodsword title - The Demon's Claw.
- In the Real-Life Gamebooks series Through the Wire and Sword of Flame are due out in September while Thunder in the Glens and Redcoats & Minutemen are scheduled for May 1987.
- A 3D gamebook The Haunted House arrives in September.
- Learning Development Aids has published The Castle of Grom, Crown of Sun King, and The Sword of Prost.
- Two Horror Classic gamebooks are released in December - Dracula's Castle and Curse of Frankenstein.
Fields of BattleEdit
Battle of Grey RockEdit
- Main article: Battle of Grey Rock (mod)
A multi-player mass battle making use of the rules as set out in the "Fields of Battle" article above. Illustrated by Jes Goodwin with a map by Dave Andrews.
- Main article: Fighting Fantasy Competitions
The Arcane ArchiveEdit
The reviews section with reviews by Paul Cockburn. Reviewed this issue were:
- Titan - The Fighting Fantasy World by Marc Gascoigne (Puffin Books, £4.95 - Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks): "...you're going to have to go a long, long way to find a better background world for a proper role-playing game."
- Sceptre of Power and Nightmare Realm of Baba Yaga by Morris Simon and Roger E. Moore respectively (TSR Hobbies, £1.95 each): "The paragraphs are long and extremely flatulent, the choices are few and far between, and the writing style is pompous and laughable."
- Black Baron and White Warlord by Joe Dever (Beaver Books, £2.25 each - Combat Heroes Gamebooks): "These books are a great idea, and although the idea for the pictures isn't new ... Joe's turned out a veritable masterpiece with these two."
An article by Ashley Shepherd that acts as a basic introduction to the world of role-playing games.
Derek the TrollEdit
The Warlock's QuillEdit
This section had letters from readers published and responded to by the editor. Discussed this issue is what age group Warlock and the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks are aimed at, changes to the magazine, and publication of the gamebooks in foreign countries.
"Out of the Pit"Edit
The four monsters this issue were:
The Book of RunesEdit
The first part of a comic by Darren Chandler.
Paint Yer DragonEdit
Rick Priestly looks at the neglected art of base painting.
Return to Firetop MountainEdit
- Main article: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (boardgame)
An interview with Steve Jackson about the forthcoming release of the boardgame.
Deadline to DestructionEdit
- Main article: Deadline to Destruction
- The inside front cover has a full-page colour advert for Robot Commando.
- Page 48 has a quarter-page black and white advert for issue 13.
- The back cover has a full-page colour advert for board game version of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain.