Every so often I attempt to complete the Sorcery! epic with a single character, something I have never quite managed. I am currently playing as a Warrior, and intending to go back and try again with a Wizard once I succeed. However, several times I have battled my way through the first three books only to die very early on in The Crown of Kings. I am playing as honestly as possible, so my question is: would it be cheating to roll up a character and only play the last book, so as to work out the optimal route for my "proper" characters who would attempt all four? I would not be carrying over any achievements from the other books (EG finding items or killing all the serpents). What do you think?
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Post by johnbrawn1972 on Aug 26, 2018 21:31:22 GMT
The whole point is to experiment to kingdom come until you are satisfied with the decisions you have made. This is not some sort of real world Leopold and Loeb scenario where the thought police are going to kick your door in just because you want to explore every paragraph.
The only thing I would suggest is to think twice if you want test the limits in the real world.
Nah, definitely not cheating. Actually it's probably more difficult to play Crown of Kings with a fresh character than it is to battle through all four books put together so if anything you're making things harder for yourself.
Personally I also think if you die far into a gamebook series, it's acceptable to replay the book with all the stats and stuff from the previous books without replaying them. Pretty much essential for series like Lone Wolf and Way of the Tiger.
One particularly irksome thing with Crown of Kings though that might make it better to start fresh than continue playing with the same character:
If playing as a warrior, it is not technically possible to beat the book if you start with no food since you need to stop to eat to get a vital clue. Luckily wizards don't need this clue to survive (though it is still useful)
Nah, definitely not cheating... Personally I also think if you die far into a gamebook series, it's acceptable to replay the book with all the stats and stuff from the previous books without replaying them. Pretty much essential for series like Lone Wolf and Way of the Tiger...]
Maybe I missed something to the contrary in the rules (or maybe I chose to forget a contrary ruling) but I always thought that your take on things was in line with the author's intentions. Certainly that's how I played Lone Wolf.
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