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Fighting Fantasy

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If you're at all like me, when you were a kid, you read books from the Fighting Fantasy series. These were like choose your own adventure books (which we also available), but unlike the CYOA books, there were monsters and fighting.

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I was thinking that it wouldn't be all that terribly hard to make webpages that allowed you to play adventures like these. It's not like they need graphics, just text.

And it reminds me of an old text adventure creation utility I made when I was a teenager....

The key is keeping the game system small and simple. The old fighting fantasy books had three statistics: Skill, Stamina, and Luck. These games were perfectly playable with just these three stats.

I think this stuff could really work in Flash...

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I remember the CYOA books, but I didn't realize that folks made 'em deeper than that.

Sounds quite simple to do in Flash. Big sticking point I see would be art. The games are code-light and art-heavy.

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Actually, the FF books hardly had any illustrations in them. They were about 99% text, with a few drawn images here and there.

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