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Item - The Warlock of the Extremely High Tower of Painful Mystical Death


Series: Kobolds Ate My Baby! — no. 1
Author: Katz, Demian
Illustrators: O'Neill, Christopher (cover)
Carrasco, Jode (interior)
Date: 2000
Length: 100 sections, plus bestiary
Number of Endings: 30
User Summary: Tabriz the Warlock has stolen a juicy baby from you, and you want it back! Unfortunately, that requires a visit to the Incredibly High Tower of Painful Mystical Death....
Demian's Thoughts: I wrote this book, so I can't really comment on its quality. Instead, I'll give a little background information. First of all, the title is vaguely a parody of that of the first Fighting Fantasy book, though the content is inspired by one of the entries in the "Baby Horrible Death Chart" from the Kobolds Ate My Baby! rulebook. The whole thing was written pretty quickly (divine inspiration?) and wouldn't be what it is today without the valuable assistance of Jode Carrasco, my good friend and the book's illustrator, and Tiffany Cory, my then-girlfriend and an ever-so-tolerant proofreader. In any case, this was the first success in my campaign to get new gamebooks in print, and I'm proud of it even though it wasn't necessarily a spectacular financial success.

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