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Lloyd of Gamebooks · 1W ago

Destiny Quest IV: The Raiders of Dune Sea Kickstarter is now live!

Good news everybody! Remember the Destiny Quest series, that awesome epic series where you could become a warrior, mage or rogue and equip yourself with loads of cool gear and get loads of a...
Lloyd of Gamebooks · 1W ago

Happy New Year! And Where have I been?

Happy new year, gamebookers! It's been a great year, both in the gamebook world and in the world of real life!I haven't personally updated for a while. Peter AgapovĀ has made some great posts...
Lloyd of Gamebooks · 3W ago

"Fog of War" and Logical Conclusion Choice

Note: "Fog of War" is terminology established by Ashton Saylor in his blog on Gamebook Theory. Unfortunately, he never came up with a specific step by step formula on how to apply the fog of...
Lloyd of Gamebooks · 2M ago

Gamebook Mechanics: Meaningful Choices

In my last post on Gamebook Theory, I covered the basic structure of any game (input - test of performance - feedback) and compared the mechanics of gamebooks to the ones in the genre of vid...
Lloyd of Gamebooks · 3M ago

Shady Brook: Twin Peaks like Visual Text Adventure

Welcome to Twin PeaksI still remember the Twin Peaks series from back when I was a teenager and all the fear I felt after watching each episode of this horror mystery drama. I was quite surp...
Lloyd of Gamebooks · 5M ago

New Tunnels and Trolls solo

Hello all! Long time no blog. Just a wuick one to say that I have finished a Tunnels and Trolls solo. In this one, you go on a great quest to make your own personalised magic weapon that gro...
Lloyd of Gamebooks · 7M ago

Game Tale - kickstarter for gamebook aimed at children aged 3-9

Hello all! There's a new kickstarter in town. This one is called Game Tale, a beutifully illustrated children's gamebook aimed at 3-9 year olds. It looks absolutely delightful and you should...
Lloyd of Gamebooks · 7M ago

Want to write a gamebook? Then here's a reading list.

Whassup! Here is the fruits of my labours on a little project I was working on. I wanted to collect a definitiveĀ  list of gamebook analysis that anyone who wants to write a gamebook has to r...
Lloyd of Gamebooks · 8M ago

Coils of Hate - cutting the Gordian Knot

Hello all - this is about the free reboot of Coils of Hate that I have created with Mark Smith's permission. It contains all the best bits of the original with more added on. And it's freeee...
Lloyd of Gamebooks · 8M ago

Mechanics of GAMEbooks (input - test of performance - feedback)

Before we start talking about Gamebook Mechanics, we should first recognize the very basic elements of any game. In theory, a video game (or any other game) consists of two major events: ...