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Item - War of the Wizards

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Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Project Aon (Project Aon edition)
Series: The World of Lone Wolf — no. 4
The World of Lone Wolf: Collector's Edition no. 4
Platform: Web Browser (Project Aon edition)
Translated Into: La guerra dei maghi (Italian)
La Guerre des sorciers (French)
Krieg der Zauberer (German)
Trollkarlarnas kamp (Swedish)
Authors: Page, Ian
Dever, Joe (editing)
Illustrator: Bonner, Paul (British edition - interior; American edition, first printing - interior; American edition, second printing - interior; American edition, third printing - interior; Project Aon edition - interior)
Dates: Unpublished (Collector's edition)
September, 1986 (British edition)
November, 1987 (American edition, first printing)
October 9, 2005 (Project Aon edition)
ISBNs: 0099475901 / 9780099475903 (British edition)
0425105393 / 9780425105399 (American edition, first printing, American edition, second printing, American edition, third printing)
Length: 360 sections (British edition, American edition, first printing, American edition, second printing, American edition, third printing, Project Aon edition)
Number of Endings: 23 (not including failure by loss of points) (British edition, American edition, first printing, American edition, second printing, American edition, third printing, Project Aon edition)
User Summary: All is in preparation, and it is time to fight the final battle against Shasarak!
Demian's Thoughts:

Although this book lacks the humor that livened up the previous two volumes, it's a good read. Gameplay is emphasized over story, and it takes a bit of strategy to make it to the fairly satisfyingly drawn-out final battle with the Wytch-king. Really, I don't have any major complaints about this book; it's a good conclusion to the series, and I was unable to find any nitpicky flaws to point out (apart from the errata below). It even returns to the old-style "Story So Far" seen in the first two books, making book three's abbreviated section a total mystery to me. Despite being hard to complain about, though, it's not my favorite of the series -- that would go to either book two or book three, both of which have a bit more character than this one. Still, it was a fun adventure, and it certainly makes me wish Grey Star had been given more adventures; I actually find him to be a more appealing character than Lone Wolf, and I think he deserved a longer series.

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Errata:The character sheet includes too many slots for Higher Magicks. According to the printed rules, you should start with four Higher Magicks if this is your first book or five Higher Magicks if you've completed any previous adventures.
Special Thanks:Thanks to David Malone for the British front cover scan. Thanks to Ryan Lynch for the British back/spine/title page verso images as well as all the American third printing images.
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Known Editions

British edition
American edition, first printing
American edition, second printing
American edition, third printing
Project Aon edition
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