Well! We’ve made it to the end of a long and winding road!
Thank you to all who have both stayed with me since March 2016, and also those who’ve joined the journey along the way, while reading the archives.
I’ve always felt a magnificent thrill of pride when I note that some individual reader has burned through 50+ posts in one day, after discovering this little blog.
I was going to write a sweeping overview of the Way of the Tiger series, but my summaries really speak for themselves. I’ve had an extremely high level of admiration for the coherent world-building which occurs within the context of this series. Although clearly the product of the pre-existing RPG campaign of Messrs Smith and Thomson, the ability to channel this scenario into a gamebook is admirable.
Alright, this is the section where I need your participation!
I have statistics on visitors to this blog, and I can tell you that only a very VERY small percentage of readers actually leave one or more comments. There I will make this request quite explicit. EVERYONE reading this should answer one or more of the survey questions.
Here we go!
- What is your age and country of current residence?
- What was the first gamebook you ever read? Feel free to share a charming anecdote about ‘your first time’.
- Had you read any (or all) Way of the Tiger books before discovering this blog? If so, how did you come to the series?
- Do you have a favourite book in the Way of the Tiger series? If so, what made that book your favourite?
- Did you play gamebooks honestly, or did you cheat?
- What is your favourite movie?
- What is the first album you bought with your own money?
- How did you discover this blog?
- Is there anything you particularly want to mention about this blog in terms of improving it when I start on another series?
Briefly, my answers :
- 40, Australia.
- Warlock of Firetop Mountain. At the age of 7, I saw it (and Citadel of Chaos) in my primary school library and never looked back.
- Yes, duh. (although I didn’t own Warbringer! and had only borrowed it from a friend)
- Tough. I’d probably say Avenger!, just for the atmosphere and world-building or Usurper! for the dual paths and the strategy pending your palace coup.
- I would often forego dice rolls and simply play through the choices, and I found that aspect more interesting.
- Make It Big! by Wham! – A great pop album that still stands up!
- More Hawthorn references!