From iPhone game Gary Chalk’s Gun Dogs. Gary Chalk and James Wallis, 2013.
When this picture appeared on screen I was taken all the way back to being a wee lad in about 1984/1985 and sitting on the settee at my parents house with glorious sunshine streaming in through the window, and the local library’s copies of Flight from the Dark and Fire on the Water.
Lone Wolf 4 - The Chasm of Doom (original cover). Gary Chalk, 1985.
(from Lone Wolf #4: The Chasm of Doom, 1985)
Trivia for the day - Lone Wolf, Chose Your Own Adventure and the “B/X” edition of Dungeons and Dragons (Moldvay/Cook) all use the same typeface - Souvenir. I sometimes wonder if this is not a coincidence.
You must make haste for you sense it is not safe to linger by the smoking remains of the ruined monastery. The black-winged beasts could return at any moment. You must set out for the Sommlending capital of Holmgard and tell the King the terrible news of the massacre: that the whole élite of Kai warriors, save yourself, have been slaughtered. Without the Kai Lords to lead her armies, Sommerlund will be at the mercy of their ancient enemy, the Darklords.
Fighting back tears, you bid farewell to your dead kinsmen. Silently, you promise that their deaths will be avenged. You turn away from the ruins and carefully descend the steep track.
At the foot of the hill, the path splits into two directions, both leading into a large wood.
If you wish to use your Kai Discipline of Sixth Sense, turn to 141.
If you wish to take the right path into the wood, turn to 85.
If you wish to follow the left track, turn to 275.
First paragraph from Lone Wolf 1 - Flight from the Dark. Joe Dever, 1984.
Joe “Lone Wolf Gamebooks” Dever. Circa 1986.