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Dexter Motley Morgan
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Anybody remember these? I dunno if it's an 80s thing or not(do they still make them) but I was addicted to them as a kid. You'd basically read and at the end you'd have several scenarios after which it told what page to turn to to correspond with your choice of how to continue the story.....

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They do still make them. What I liked were the ones that strayed away from the stock 'dungeons and dragons' theme into other scenarios - I still have a sci-fi space exploration one and a WW2 themed one....
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'The Case of the Silk King', 'Who Killed Harlowe Thrombey'. Man, thinking about those books reeeeally takes me back!
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I had a couple of those books. I always chose the crappy path and wound up dying or being unable to continue. I'd like to find some of them to put on my classroom shelf.
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I'd always choose a path, get about 2 pages into it, and go back and read the other path...
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I remember these books very well. I'm currently collecting them.

http://www.cyoa.com/

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I had a bunch of these books...i loved em
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I also remember that we had similiar books.
In fact i´m sure that the books still are here somewhere...

So my next adventure is to find them [Smile]

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i remember these books very well and only read some of them at school as there were better ones written by steve jackson in a series called Fighting fantasy. You create your characters strength skill stamina ans attack and defence strength and then you begin your adventure just like choose your own adventure series. This was more interesting as you could fight chracters, monsters, aliens, werewolfs, vampiers, warlocks, wizards and other mythical beasts. If you have children and have not played these yourself then i suggest you invest in a couple. I started reading them at age 11 and my dad loved them too so i found one time when i came home that he had photocopied the chracter sheet from the book and was playing/reading them too. my first was called The citadel of Chaos. check em out if you have kids aged 10-16 or a teacher like me and want your kids to get involved in reading. Awsome stuff...willys two thumbs up.
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quote:
'i remember these books very well and only read some of them at school as there were better ones written by steve jackson in a series called Fighting fantasy.
Yessss! I knew there was another version of 'Choose Your Own Adventure'!

I seem to recall CYOA was more for younger kids and the FF series was for the slightly older kids.

Incidentally; the first 30 CYOA's just went for $90 on ebay.

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Yeah willy, these are the books i was talking about.
I remember The Forest of Doom, City of Thieves and the first one The Warlock of Firetop Mountain.

Good stuff!

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quote:
Incidentally; the first 30 CYOA's just went for $90 on ebay.
WOW...$3 each book huh. Well worth it having the first 30...there were hundreds made i think.
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I don't really remember reading the "Choose your.." books, but I still have a few copies of the Fighting Fantasy books lying around. Some of my favourites:

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Deathtrap Dungeon was even turned into a computer game:

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There was also a series of adventure game books based around 'Asterix'

I had this one:


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While we're at it; 'The Famous Five' also had adventure gamebooks made. They came with a map, die, and lots of other goodies.
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Gamebooks in the 21st Century:

http://tinmangames.com.au/blog/

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The additional music and sound effects really add to the experience. This is a great way for the kids of today to discover the Fighting Fantasy series, and also gamebooks in general.

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I grew up with the Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone books. Our primary school library had almost all of them. I only ever owned House of Hell and Spectral Stalkers.
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I'm not sure if the, "Fighting Fantasy" books were ever available in the US. I don't remember seeing them, but they would have been something I'd have enjoyed as a child.
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