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Dicing with Dragons. 1983 Dicing with Dragons
by Ian Livingstone
Revised American edition - published 1983
New American Library / Plume / Book of the Month Club
New York
Publisher Code: 3548
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustration by Victoria Poyser
Interior illustrations by Russ Nicholson
Additional illustrations by various artists
134 sections

Dicing with Dragons: An Introduction to Role-Playing Games, a guide by Ian Livingstone.

Although not part of the Fighting Fantasy series, Dicing with Dragons is included here because it contains a Fighting Fantasy-style "Fantasy Quest" adventure by Ian Livingstone called Eye of the Dragon.

Publisher’s Blurb – Jacket Flaps
Here is your complete guide to a whole universe of excitement and adventure – the wonderful worlds of role-playing games. In the safety of your own home, you can become a fierce warrior facing countless perils as you rescue your friends from the clutches of an evil dungeon master. Or you can be the master of the game, luring your worthy opponents – whether they are barbarians, elves, thieves or sorcerers – into countless treacherous traps where ogres, wolves, demons and other deadly creatures wait to attack. But whether you’re a player or a game master, a novice or a being of well-proven abilities, you’ll find a wealth of useful information included in this unique sourcebook:

  • Eye of the Dragon, a solo role-playing game designed especially for this book, to give you a real taste of role-playing adventure
  • A complete rundown of games and accessories
  • How to play Dungeons & Dragons®, Runequest™, Traveller™, Tunnels & Trolls™, and other current best-selling games
  • How to create your own games
  • The best techniques for painting miniature figures
  • A look at the new computer games
  • A shopper’s guide to games, magazines, accessories and supplies
About the Author
Ian Livingstone became interested in strategical games in 1968. He co-founded Games Workshop Ltd. and is currently their marketing director. He has been the editor of
White Dwarf magazine since its first issue in 1977. Livingstone is the inventor of several games, including Judge Dredd and Battlecars, and is the co-author of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain.

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