Warlock Issue 9
|Location:||Titan and various|
|Editor(s)-in-Chief:|| Steve Jackson &|
|Editor(s):|| Steve Williams (Assistant Editor) |
Paul Mason (Editorial Assitant)
Mary Common (Art and Production Editor)
Peter Darvill-Evans (Publications Manager)
|Interior Illustrator(s):||Trevor Hammond, Leo Hartas, Daniel Loveday, Dave Pearson|
|Cover illustrator:||Christos Achilleos|
|First published:||March 1986|
The cover is illustrated by Christos Achilleos.
Omens and AuguriesEdit
- Jamie Thomson and Mark Smith's forthcoming Duelmaster two-player series of gamebooks is announced, with the first two under the possible title of Clash of the Magi
- Clash of the Princes by Andrew Chapman and Martin Allen is noted as coming in June.
- Joe Dever's Combat Heroes series is to begin with the books White Warlord and Baron Black.
- The Lone Wolf companion book The Magnamund Companion is due out in October along with the fourth Grey Star book.
- Dave Morris and Oliver Johnson are planning a series of multi-player gamebooks.
- Titan - The World of Fighting Fantasy is due out in the autumn.
- Graham Staplehurst is rumoured to be writing gamebooks based on the Robin of Sherwood television series.
- The Virgin Adventure Game Books range has begun with Chicago Gangsters and Escape from Colditz.
- The Tolkien Quest Gamebooks are apparently required to change their name to Middle-earth Gamebooks due to copyright law.
Graeme Davis explains how to adapt the stats of various people/monsters from other gamebook/RPG series for use in Fighting Fantasy campaigns. Series featured for conversion here are: The Way of the Tiger, Lone Wolf, The World of Lone Wolf, Golden Dragon Gamebooks, Grailquest, Falcon, Demonspawn, Forbidden Gateway, Tunnels and Trolls and Dungeons & Dragons.
Derek the TrollEdit
The Arcane ArchiveEdit
The reviews section with reviews by Paul Cockburn. Reviewed this issue were:
- Rebel Planet by Robin Waterfield (Puffin Books, £1.75 - Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks): "...a bit too complex (too many planets) and lacking in really inventive ideas."
- Night of the Nazgul and The Legend of Weathertop by Coleman-Charlton and Heike Kubasch (ICE/Unwin & Allen, £2.50 each - Tolkien Quest Gamebooks): "The passages themselves are so short that they do not have any of the descriptive qualities of a good FF book, and therefore becomes a jumble of numbers and names and very little interesting reading."
- Revenge of the Red Dragon by James M Ward (TSR, £4.95 - 1-on-1 Adventure Gamebook): "...this one left me rather confused."
- Mission for Vitrium, Silicon Sabotage, Invaders from the Lost Galaxy, Into the Sun by John Norton (Macmillian Children's Books, £1.95 each - Magic Voyage Gamebooks): "Unfortunately, there are not enough pages to cope with the author's ambitions."
The Warlock's QuillEdit
This section had letters from readers published and responded to by the editor. It includes error spotting in Out of the Pit and The Temple of Testing short adventure. The illustration was by Trevor Hammond.
Paint Yer DragonEdit
Formerly titled "Fantasy in Miniature", Rick Priestly's figurine column continues with a look at the basics of painting miniatures.
Magical Items in Fighting FantasyEdit
The Ring of Seven TerrorsEdit
- Main article: The Ring of Seven Terrors
Arkenor and Max - Part VIEdit
- Main article: Fortress Throngard (mini-ff)
Warlock Competition ResultsEdit
- Inside front cover is a full-page colour advert for the Fantasy Questbook edition of The Tasks of Tantalon.
- Page 5 has a black and white half-page advert for the Fighting Fantasy Software game Seas of Blood.