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Lair of the Lich

Series: Endless Quest #27
Translated Into: Le Donjon du mal (French)
La guarida del cadáver errante (Spanish)
Author: Algozin, Bruce
Illustrators: Easley, Jeff (cover)
Roslof, Jim (interior)
Release Date: March, 1985
ISBN: 0880382120 / 9780880382120
Length:157 pages
Number of Endings:16
User Summary: You must recover your father's stolen spell book from a lich which has taken up residence in Castle Necropolis, an evil place near your home.
Demian's Thoughts: This book meets two of the conditions which generally please me: it has a fair amount of internal consistency and an obvious mission to complete. Unfortunately it doesn't work out too well. First of all, it has an irritating companion character. I really don't understand why so many gamebooks include irritating companion characters, but they do, and this is one of them. Also an annoyance is its unfaithfulness to D&D, especially in terms of spell casting. Of course, in an actual role-playing session nothing like this book would ever come about anyway. Overall, the book isn't a total failure, but I didn't find it particularly satisfying.

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