Greywood Publishing have acquired the exclusive license to produce the Fabled Lands Role Playing Rule Book and supplements. The RPG range will include 12 source books based on the original 6 published and 6 unpublished gamebooks written by Dave Morris and Jamie Thomson.
Yay! Fabled Lands was almost the best gamebook series ever published, if only they had actually been published. Well, that might be exaggeration, but they were certainly ambitious - like a solitaire version of a full-blown RPG.
Collect the set!
So are you Dave Morris or Jamie Thomson? Or did I read that wrong?
It's an interesting series as it was free-roaming rather than using a linear, branching narrative. Each book was a chunk of the overall world which you could basically wander at will. No "one true path" here.
You could, say, travel off the map of Book 1, visit Book 3 for a while and continue your adventures in Book 1 at a later date.
The only things like it I've seen are the Knuckleduster Interactive Westerns and a solitaire RuneQuest module called Scorpion Hall, but they were self-contained volumes without the "interlocking" aspect. Also the FF gamebook Scorpion Swamp is like a smaller-scale version, as are most of Herbie Brennan's titles come to think of it.
Nice books as well, printed in a large, glossy format, like some "trade paperback" graphic novels.
Sadly they came out a few years too late, when gamebooks were generally dying off, and the series was never completed. Think they managed to release six out of twelve, I had the first two.