In 1986 Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser were featured in a 1-on-1 Adventure Gamebook set, Dragonsword of Lankhmar. One player controlled Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, who were trying to find a magical sword beneath an altar (just which one, they were not sure) in Lankhmar. The other player controlled assassins from the local thieves' guild, who were trying to kill the famous rogues for operating in the city without permission from the guild.
Anyone know about this game? I see references to it occasionally and am curious if it's worth me trying to track it down.
I'm pretty sure that James Ward is the author, which to me is a definite bonus, but I'm not sure about teh "1-on1 Adventure" format.
Last Edit: Jul 2, 2012 19:13:38 GMT -6 by Finarvyn
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I had these books when I was a kid - I think it was the first time I ever heard of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. (I later got to know them much better when White Wolf put out its editions of the books.) I never actually convinced anyone to play/read them with me, the idea was kind of daft. It was a Choose Your Own Adventure for two players, and when anything required conflict, each player picked a number and then you cross-referenced it against a table that I think was printed on the back of each book, and you had character sheets and everything.
Not worth the paper they were printed on, from what I remember. I loved Choose Your Own Adventure type books, but doing it as a one-on-one game was just weird.