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Recommendations for Choose Your Own Adventure books?

By on November 1, 2010 12:57:23 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

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Does anyone know of good Choose Your Own Adventure books for adults? There are a lot of different ones for kids, but the recepient is a wee bit older than that Fantasy, Sci Fi, or Horror would all be great.. never was really into them myself, so figured I'd ask here if anyone knows of some

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November 2, 2010 7:21:38 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

You might look into some of the classic Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone Fighting Fantasy books. While it's hard to classify any books of this sort as for "adults", these definitely skewed older, and were built around a simple RPG system with rules for self-determining combat using dice, although they could just be read as traditional CYOA. There were fantasy, sci-fi, and supers settings. I think many have been reprinted.

 

Choose Your Own Adventure books for adults are tabletop RPGs

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November 29, 2010 6:30:29 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Used to love those books when I was a *cough* Kid.

Favourites were

Creature of Havoc. (can get this on Iphone now)

and the sequel to Deathtrap dungeon.

 

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November 29, 2010 7:23:48 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I have two words, "Lone Wolf".... although technically for teens, it does have some very violent themes in many of its books (so its probably as close as you can get).  Also, it is probably the best Choose Your Own Adventure series ever writen (At least book 4 and after.... the first 3 books are OK, but unless you have a very good imagination they can be pretty dry), there are about 28 books in the series. 

Its based on a D20 system, and has character design (which many choose your own adventure books lack).... the abilities you choose for your character play a role in which choices you can make.  Do you want to have a sixth sense for danger and never fall into abushes, or be able to blast your oponents mind with telepahy and improve you combat effectivness.  Everytime you finish a book in the series your character "levels up" and gains a new ability.

Its a fantasy genre.

http://www.gamebooks.org/lonewolf.htm

Anyway... check it out.   

*Edit*

 Also.... you can download many of the books for free (apparently) at this website.

http://www.projectaon.org/

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October 24, 2012 5:35:58 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

You know, I had the same thought. So I created my own series! I call it "Click Your Poison" and the first title is INFECTED--where you can find out if YOU will survive the zombie apocalypse. It's longer, more complicated, and darker than the books for kiddos. Plus, as an ebook, you just click links for your choices--no flipping pages.

Thanks for posting and if you're interested, you can check out www.clickyourpoison.com for more info.

-James

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October 24, 2012 5:53:46 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting semperincomitatus,
I have two words, "Lone Wolf"

I thought everybody read these?  They should.  The entire series can now be "played" online.

http://www.projectaon.org/staff/eric/lw01.htm

World map > http://outspaced.fightingfantasy.org/Hosted/Jan_Charv%C3%A1t_Magnamund.png

http://www.projectaon.org/en/statskeeper/

http://www.projectaon.org/en/Main/FlightFromTheDark

 

 

This, I just found - http://lonewolfthegame.com/video.html

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October 26, 2012 2:16:43 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Thank you guys, I loved reading Lone Wolf, was and still is one of my favorite books of all time. I used to by them way back in the 80's and use to buy them but could not get the last few books because the Walden's Book bookstore stopped carrying them. 

And there is a video game coming out, now that's awesome....

Edit: OMG, the last book I got was book 10. The Dungeons of Torgar, and there are 18 more!!! Damn, I'm really behind on my reading.....

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