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(Ace Books imprint)
Complexity Level : Advanced (Full Game System)
Format : Paperback
Game System : Combat
Game System : Randomization Method : Dice
Game System : Scores
Genre : Science Fiction
Licensed Property : Novel Tie-In
Target Age Group : Adults
Target Age Group : Teenagers
Writing Style : Present Tense
Writing Style : Second Person
At the same time that Tor Books was publishing its Crossroads series of interactive novels based on popular fantasy series, Ace produced these books, each of which is set in the world of a well-known science fiction author. Both the Crossroads and Combat Command series feature game systems designed by Bill Fawcett; while Crossroads was RPG-inspired, these books seem to have their roots more firmly in wargames. At various points in the adventures, military units must perform special actions or battle one another; at these times, a system using six attributes (Manpower, Ordnance, Attack Strength, Melee Strength, Stealth and Morale), multiple tables, and a pair of six-sided dice comes into play. Although the original authors of the works that inspired these books contributed to little of the actual writing of the series, they did in most cases at least provide a forward or afterword.
from Dragon #126, page 24
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