Sunday 22 January 2012

Get your face in a T&T adventure {T&T}

I don't mean pick up a copy of Arena of Khazan and start rubbing it against your cheeks. Liz Danforth, master artist who has done work for Magic: The Gathering and Tunnels & Trolls is giving you the chance to be drawn into the new French version of classic adventure Buffalo Castle. 

Liz is letting people bid on having their face stuck on one of four characters in the book, with a closing date of February 5th. If you fancy being part of roleplaying history, then her blog has all the details you need.

For those unfamiliar with Buffalo Castle, it was the first solitaire adventure for Tunnels & Trolls and the first ever gamebook of its kind. You might have thought The Warlock of Firetop Mountain was the first gamebook, but that was actually released six years after Buffalo Castle.

While Buffalo Castle is a rather generic dungeon crawl that lacks a lot of the imagination that went into subsequent books, it still stands as the classic solitaire adventure and is often used as a gauntlet for freshly rolled characters by T&T fans. Author Rick Loomis has stated that the main purpose of the solo is to get folks interested into the game, which I think it does pretty well. You have your wandering monsters, traps and phat lewt: the basis of every good T&T adventure.

Flying Buffalo has kindly put the whole solo up online if you want to give it a shot.


  1. T&T 8th edition will be published in French... only! That's the news at the moment (

  2. @賈尼 Hmm, interested to know where you heard this. I know Ken was going to do an 8th edition, but he decided against it (for now).

  3. Sorry it's in French:

  4. @賈尼 Thanks, but I think they've got the wrong end of the stick. I spoke to Ken the other day about it and basically it's not the 8th edition, it's technically the 2nd edition for those countries, but just slightly different (due to Ken's chaotic nature).

  5. Yes, the previous French-language edition was a translation of the 5th ed. It was still sold as "the 5th edition" though, not as the "1st edition".
    Even if the upcoming edition is not the "real" 8th ed. but a mere 7½, I am still happy about what has been announced its contents will be. I own the Fiery Dragon 30th anniversary adition and I miss the tidbits that have been added to 7.5.