I was introduced to the RPG hobby by Fighting Fantasy gamebooks and Dungeons and Dragons, so to find out that there's a book coming out later in the year that crosses the two games? How could I say no to that? I'm sincerely looking forward to seeing what they have, and with enough Facebook 'Likes' and Twitter followers, they'll release a preview of the character sheet.
Here's the official press release from Adventure Games Guild:
'ANNOUNCING 'ADVENTURER: THE SOLO ROLE PLAYING GAME'
June 7, 2012:
Adventure Games Guild, a new publishing company, today announced their first game, 'Adventurer: The Solo Role Playing Game.' Due for release in late 2012, this product will be designed by Shane Garvey (QUERP, Fabled Lands RPG) and Stuart Lloyd (Lloyd of Gamebooks). The game promises to blend the appeal of solo, gamebook style adventures with a fully detailed role playing system.
Mr. Garvey, president of Adventure Games Guild, said, "I am honoured to be working with Stuart Lloyd on this project. Our mission is to update the old style gamebook system, which always had a set of simplistic rules, into a fully realised, well detailed role playing game. Sort of Fighting Fantasy meets Dungeons and Dragons."
The company promises to offer a set of rules reminiscent of many popular role playing games but to adapt them into the solo format. They plan to include rules for low and high levels of play, rules for running your own keep and much more besides.
'Adventurer: The Solo Role Playing Game' is due late 2012.'