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Talisman of Death

Post  msistarted on Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:17 am

Talisman of Death is a single-player role-playing gamebook written by Jamie Thomson and Mark Smith, illustrated by Bob Harvey and originally published in 1984 by Puffin Books. It was later republished by Wizard Books in 2006. It forms part of Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone's Fighting Fantasy series. It is the 11th in the series in the original Puffin series (ISBN 0-14-031859-3) and 24th in the modern Wizard series (ISBN 1-84046-566-2).

* 1 Story
o 1.1 Setting
* 2 See also
* 3 References

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The once-peaceful world of Orb is in terrible danger. Dark forces are at work to unleash the awesome might of the Evil One and only YOU can stop them.

YOUR mission is to destroy the Talisman of Death before the Dark Lord's minions reach you. But beware! Time is running out...

Unlike most other Fighting Fantasy books, the reader is in fact an ordinary person from Earth, drawn into the world of Orb by the will of the gods. In this book the player is given the task of protecting the Talisman of Death. The player must find a way of returning to their own world with the Talisman, thus depriving the god Death of the Talisman forever (the publisher's blurb is actually an inaccurate description of the plot, as the player cannot destroy the Talisman).
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Talisman of Death is the only Fighting Fantasy gamebook set in the fantasy world of Orb, a creation of Thomson and Smith, although this world is also used as a setting for their Way of the Tiger series of gamebooks. The majority of the story is spent in the town "Greyguilds-on-the-moor". Characters that appear in Talisman of Death, such as Tyutchev, Cassandra, and Thaum also appear in the Way of the Tiger series. Also, Bob Harvey reprises his role as the illustrator of the series.

Smith's later Virtual Reality volume The Coils of Hate featured an appearance by Tyutchev the swordsman.

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