Unforgettable. That Moment of the Transfiguration of Man in Devil. The common became extraordinary. The banality became Madness. I remember. Part of me felt that I could only win - kiling him, part of me felt that i could only win - dying. I remember.
Just do it! What are you waiting for? It will be magnificent, and the Tin Man will probably want to publish it next, and it will be a huge success, bigger than Star Wars combined with Marvel combined with Potter combined with Jurassic World, Titanic, He-Man and most likely everything else ever created in this world and the next except perhaps for Supreme Razaak.
Things that some people say are good 1. home made soaps 2. gardening 3. Fighting Fantasy
Things that some people say are bad 1. a bleeding ear 2. religion 3. Fighting Fantasy
When I was a little girl I showed House of Hell to my aunt who took it, looked at the cover, and said 'this book belongs to the devil' and handed it back to me. She then said 'it shouldn't even be in my house.'
House of Hell. Strange book. Strange Energy. When I think \ feel this book, I really feel that my feet go out of this "our" reality in which we briefly live. This would be certainly the other book with a note 10, if it were possible to see the whole spectacle of the Human Sacrifice by the way of "Success." Note 9. Magical.
Post by thealmightymudworm on Feb 9, 2017 1:10:42 GMT
Borderline off-topic, but an anecdote that advertising guru Dave Trott told on the radio recently reminded me of the discussion about intrinsically evil books here, so I thought I'd repeat it. (Quoted from memory so not word-for-word accurate.)
"There used to be books which went round the office. At one point we were all reading The Exorcist. This guy came back from his holiday and said: 'That is the evilest book I've ever known. It's just brimming with evil. I couldn't stand it. I just took it and threw it off the end of the pier.'
"Anyway at lunchtime I nipped out to a second hand book shop, bought a copy of The Exorcist, ran it under the tap, and slipped it into his desk drawer when he wasn't looking."
Post by dragonwarrior8 on Feb 23, 2019 16:02:59 GMT
Fantastic book, was every bit as good as I remember from my youth. Having said that, I do have a couple of ambiguities that are both mentioned by others above:
Im not sure I agree about the needing Fear 9 although Im willing to have my mind changed. On my attempt at the password I hadn't met Shekou so used process of elimination on the four options and was correct. (I picked up on the fact that Murder was an anagram for Drumer). I then took the same route every time to get the Kris Knife because obviously it worked and thus avoided the trap door business. Is this then cheating? You are also given the option to go down the stairs to get the knife, and then head right back up again. Otherwise, the trap door should have been the only way to get down there.
Ah the Kris Knife. Mentioned many times here in fable and song so I will just say that if this wasn't meant to be an attack strength bonus then the book goes from fantastic to kind of ridiculous. Knowing the exact route to take but still only having a 5-10% chance of winning is stupidity. Still, Id feel better about it if Steve actually said someplace that this was intended to be an AS bonus. I have a first edition, was this ever changed in the later editions? Did he ever mention such in an interview? I have to believe some fan asked him this in the last 34 years! If not does anyone have his email? I will ask him! lol.
As another quick note, there sure seem to be a lot of luck points that can be picked up even though you don't really need them. (Until your final battle maybe but you will probably still be at your maximum when you get there in any case so the luck bonuses are kind of wasted)