Number of pages: 260
Size: 202 x 128 x 24 mm
Published: Jan 2012
Deep within his subterranean lair, an evil wizard is plotting his revenge on the kingdom. Bounty Hunters, professional assassins and even the knights of the realm have proved powerless against the wizard, leaving only YOU to stand against him.
You will need skill and luck to overcome the ancient evils that lurk within the mysterious Temple of the Morrigan, facing fiendish monsters, avoiding deadly traps and solving cunning puzzles to unlock its hidden secrets. Your travels will take you through forests, caves, mountains, underground dungeons and more.
But can you succeed where all others have met their doom and defeat THE RENEGADE WIZARD?
The Renegade Wizard is a solo adventure gamebook designed to be played use pencil, paper and two dice and is the first part of the Adventure Begins Here gamebook series in which you play the role of the young adventurer, Toby. Build up Toby's wealth and power by finding treasure, collecting magic items and honing Toby's skills. Any items you collect or skills you develop carry through to book 2 in the series, Dragon's Deep.
“ ” We're thoroughly enjoying this in our household - and it seems to work especially well on a kindle. We have it downloaded onto two machines now, one for me to play with my younger son and another for his sister who has insisted on making her own female character, complete with name and back story, to play alongside Toby. It takes a little bit of juggling, but it seems to work really well adding another player into the mix. Sometimes the female hero chooses to go a different way, leaving Toby to struggle on his own and then meeting up with him later (we supply the dialogue and thought processes as to why she let him go into that scary cave/room/door alone! Sometimes she chooses [to] fight alongside him, in which case the two heroes are satisfyingly victorious. We're having a great time!
“ ” I could not actually put it down (only to roll the dice), and I was busily fighting various creatures well into the night. Having got killed twice I learnt my lesson, and in my third adventure I collected plenty of Healing Potions and used my Hero Points wisely to finally defeat the Renegade Wizard. The mathematician in me was also thrilled to encounter the Monty Hall Problem on my way through the mines. Ashley Martin's upcoming adventure book, the Dragon's Deep is definitely on my Christmas wish list!
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