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Publisher: IPC Magazines -- United Kingdom
Categories: Complexity Level : Advanced (Full Game System)
Format : Paperback
Game System : Combat
Game System : Inventory Management
Game System : Magic
Game System : Randomization Method : Dice
Game System : Scores
Genre : Fantasy
Genre : Science Fiction
Target Age Group : Older Children
Writing Style : Present Tense
Writing Style : Second Person

This series of gamebooks was actually published as a monthly magazine; however, apart from the unusual format and the inclusion of advertisements, it resembles any other line of British fantasy gamebooks. The rules, which make use of six-sided dice (sets of which were included attached to some issues), are very much in the Fighting Fantasy vein, though their exact details vary from issue to issue. They generally include a few main attributes, the need to manage inventory items, and spells or other abilities. A miniature reprint of the first issue was attached to the front cover of the ninth issue, while the fifteenth issue included a reprint of the sixth issue along with a bonus adventure called "In Search of Christmas." Regular publication stopped at issue nineteen, but a twentieth volume was released as a "special" containing an original story plus a reprint of issue eight.


1. The Tower of Terror
2. The Mines of Malagus
3. Shinderg's Tomb
4. The Forgotten City
5. Caverns of the Enchantress
6. The Fortress of Kruglach
7. The Sceptre of the Elvenking
8. Treasures of the Cursed Pyramid
9. Lord of Chaos
10. The Triad of Evil
11. Challenge of the Promethean Guild
12. The Weaver of Nightmares
13. The Shadow of Shargan
14. In Search of the Lost Land
15. The Havarine Madness
16. Escape from Scarpathia
17. Black Crag Castle
18. Into the Dragon's Domain
19. Boneshaker's Mountains of Forever
20. The Orchid of Life


In Search of Christmas

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Proteus #1 Ad
from Eagle comic, October 20, 1984. Thanks to Ed Jolley for the scan.

Proteus #2 Ad
from Eagle comic, October 5, 1985. Thanks to Ed Jolley for the scan.

Proteus #3 Ad
This advertisement for Shinderg's Tomb comes from Computer Gamer issue 9, page 44. Thanks to Ryan Lynch for sharing the image.

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