Fighting Fantasy (Défis Fantastiques in French) is the most famous gamebook collection (Warlock of Firetop Mountain, Deathtrap Dugeon, Forest of Doom, Creature from
Havoc and about sixty other titles).
This site is devoted to Titan settings, where most of the Fighting Fantasy (FF) books take place, but also the Sorcery! (/Sorcellerie) and the Clash of the Princes series (part of the Double Jeu series in France), as well as The Tasks of Tantalon, four novels, and many games, including a Role Playing Game.
Défis Fantastiques – le Jeu de rôle is the French translation of Graham Bottley’s 2nd edition of Advanced Fighting Fantasy, published by Arion Games.
It is intended as an extension of the FF gamebook’s system for a group, instead of solo adventures. Each player acts as an individual hero in the group, endowed with its specific abilities.
The game system is simple and efficient, intended both for beginners and for more experienced players tired with too heavy roleplaying game systems. Moreover, this game allows to develop Titan’s setting with original illustrations and new adventures.
Défis Fantastiques-le Jeu de rôle series is constituted by the following titles:
The whole range of French publications is original, in the sense that Scriptarium’s French-speaking team is not only translating the English stuff, even if this task is very rigorously performed. It also offers a new layout and organization (mixing original old illustrations of Titan and many new ones from FF illustrators and young illustrators), and offers a lot of new text material. Some exclusive items are also proposed in the French edition.
Since Scriptarium is a non-profit association, mainly held by volunteers with limited financial resources, we usually rely on fund-raising :
- Rulesbook campaign in 2013 (having also financed the Allansia map, Les Accessoires du Meneur de Jeu and the Gamescreen) ;
- Titan campaign in 2014 (having also financed the Nécessaire de Magie and Yaztromo figurine);
- Créatures de Titan in 2016 (having also financed the brand new coloured poster of the Snow Witch by Malcolm Barter… but limited to the backers, sorry).
Apart from the « paper stuff », Scriptarium regularly provides some free downloadable resources on this website : game helpers, adventures, articles…
Some common works have also been initiated between the British publisher Arion Games and Scriptarium on the forecoming complements for AFF/DF-JdR, including the Old World Sourcebook.
At last, Scriptarium is collaborating with the French publisher Gallimard Jeunesse in the frame of the new FF and Sorcery! edition, especially the publishing of the books which remained unpublished in France. Since 2013 we provide a very detailed proofread to propose adjustments and small corrections to the books, both on the form and the contents. We also provide editing advices to enhance the new edition, especially regarding the previously omitted illustrations in the French edition.
Since 2015 we also provide some free pdf documents related to FF gamebooks (maps, solutions, illustrated short stories)… You can download these documents here.
And many other projects are under consideration!
Any contribution will be greatly welcome.