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Dicing with Dragons. 1983 Dicing with Dragons
by Ian Livingstone
Revised edition - published 1983
Routledge & Kegan Paul
ISBN 0710094663
Trade paperback
Cover photographer unknown
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 – Lower Cover
Would you like to live in a world where dragons breathe fire, and where magic really works? Or travel in a spaceship to distant planets, with aliens and robots as friends? You can, in a role-playing game!

This is the indispensable handbook for a new worldwide craze. It tells you about a type of game in which you play the role of adventurer, wizard, elf or starship pilot. Your adventure depends on your own decisions in the face of unforeseen perils. Each game is a quest: you play it with friends, but you are not competing with them – just with the monsters who may attack you! This is the most authoritative book about role-playing games, packed with information, and fun to read. Welcome to endless adventuring!

Features include

  • Eye of the Dragon: an introductory game specially designed for this book. You can play it by yourself or with a friend, to give you the flavour of role-playing.
  • How to play the current bestsellers.
  • A full listing of all the games and accessories you can collect – including ready-to-play adventures, metal miniatures and magazines.
  • How to create your own game.
  • How to play games on computers.
  • An Appendix giving all the information you might need about where to get the games and accessories.
Publisher’s Blurb – Inside Upper Cover
Ian Livingstone became interested in strategical games in 1968. He co-founded Games Workshop Ltd in 1975 and is currently their Marketing Director. He has been the editor of White Dwarf magazine since its first issue in 1977. He is the inventor of several games including Judge Dredd and Battlecars, and is the co-author of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (Puffin, 1982), and the author of Forest of Doom (Puffin, 1983), City of Thieves (Puffin, 1983), Deathtrap Dungeons (Puffin, 1984), Island of the Lizard (Puffin, 1984) and Cavern of the Snow Witch (Puffin, 1984).

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