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Language:English
Alternate Title: One-on-One Adventure Gamebooks
Publisher: TSR -- United States
Categories: Complexity Level : Advanced (Full Game System)
Format : Paperback
Game System : Combat
Game System : Inventory Management
Game System : Magic
Game System : Multiple Players Supported
Game System : Randomization Method : In Book
Game System : Scores
Genre : Fantasy
Genre : Science Fiction
Genre : Superhero Fiction
Licensed Property : Comic Book Tie-In
Product Family : Dungeons & Dragons
Target Age Group : Older Children
Target Age Group : Teenagers
Writing Style : Present Tense
Writing Style : Second Person
Translated Into: 1 Contre 1 (French)

Each story in this series was released as a boxed set containing two books. The books are designed for two players, with each person taking a different book and controlling different characters. Most of the stories are set in the worlds of TSR role-playing games (mainly Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and Marvel Super Heroes), though the second book is a generic space opera. The rules vary from book to book, but in general, players take turns moving from place to place and collecting items by reading passages in the books, occasionally fighting when they happen to end up in the same location. Some books are extremely tactical in feel, with players sending different characters into different locations to set traps for enemies; others are more story-oriented. Either way, there is plenty of player interaction, because in addition to fighting the other player, each participant must also frequently act like a game master in a role-playing session, controlling monsters encountered by his or her opponent or, in the case of the particularly role-playing-oriented seventh set, acting out the parts of various personalities encountered in the text. None of the books require the use of dice; most require the players to simultaneously shout out random numbers and then cross-reference them on a chart, while one book instead uses paper-rock-scissors. Some of the books can be adapted to be played by a single person, though the adventures that benefit the most from player interaction really do require two people.

Gamebook

1. Castle Arcania
2. Battle for the Ancient Robot
3. Revenge of the Red Dragon
4. Challenge of Druid's Grove
5. Dragonsword of Lankhmar
6. The Amber Sword of World's End
7. Warlords
8. The Doomsday Device
9. The King Takes a Dare
10. Dragonwand of Krynn
11. Prisoner of Pharaoh's Tomb

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Play Aid

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #1 Blank Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #1 Druga Character Sheet (back)

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #1 Druga Character Sheet (front)

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #1 Eric Sunsword Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #1 Jorgo Character Sheet (back)

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #1 Jorgo Character Sheet (front)

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #1 Kobold Chieftain Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #1 Marissa the Amazon Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #1 Neves Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #1 Sir Renn Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #1 Stasheen Character Sheet (back)

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #1 Stasheen Character Sheet (front)

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #2 Ancient Robot Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #2 Bookmark

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #2 Cordon the Formulator Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #2 E-Ben Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #2 Kan-Tal Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #2 Mikael Renshaw Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #2 Outer Star Map

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #2 Parts Checklist

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #2 Siss Starburner Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #2 Steeldon Massdon Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #2 Zanleer Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #3 Bookmark

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #3 Euras Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #3 Flametongue Character Sheet (back)

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #3 Flametongue Character Sheet (front)

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #3 Gridelin Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #3 Phantast Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #3 Raven Quickblade Character Sheet (back)

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #3 Raven Quickblade Character Sheet (front)

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #3 Scorch Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #3 Sistoo Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #4 Ar-Kane Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #4 Ar-Kane's Companions Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #4 Bookmark

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #5 Assassin Allies Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #5 Bookmark

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #5 Kissla Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #5 Quarsh Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #5 Renango and the Guardian Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #5 Yala and Alay Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #5 Zandor and the Zombie Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #6 Finnbar and Ariel Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #6 Uthrac Character Sheet

1 on 1 Adventure Gamebooks #7 Lord Kenshin Campaign Record Sheet

User Comments

Hey group, quick question. Can this gamebook be played solo? Do you have to have an opponent or could you play both roles?

[Demian's response: this series is really not designed for solo play, and you won't find a satisfying ending in most of the books without interacting with another player, since the goal is frequently to beat the other player rather than the book itself; that being said, though, you can have some fun randomly crawling through dungeons in some of these if you play them on your own -- just don't expect to "win" in a satisfying way.]

--Kveto

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