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After his time working with Joe Dever on the Lone Wolf series, Gary Chalk started this new collaboration with David Kerrigan and had it published by Knight Books, a prolific producer of British gamebooks. The books are quite similar to Lone Wolf in style -- you carry your character from book to book, gaining skills and items along the way. There are two different kinds of skills (Princely Skills and Street Skills), and it is randomly determined at the start of the first book which type you have more of. Also randomly determined is your Strength, which serves as both your combat skill and your hit points. Combat is straightforward, involving adding your Strength to the value of your weapon and any applicable skill bonuses, then subtracting your enemy's armor value (if any) and attempting to roll under the resulting number on percentile dice (or, if dice are unavailable, using the Lone Wolf style random number table) in order to hit. There are some problems with vagueness in the rules (fighting multiple enemies is unclear, and it's not explained whether or not you can exceed your initial Strength value), but it's a pretty workable system overall. The most unusual thing about the books is not their content but rather their format. They're thin, staple-bound, oversized books with the pages inside intentionally stained yellow to simulate age. This format isn't quite as comfortable as a more standard paperback, but it does allow Chalk's artwork to be showcased in a larger format.
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1. Mean Streets
2. Creatures from the Depths
Both books were translated into Danish as the "Skyggernes Prins" series and published by Gyldendal. Unlike the original English editions, which were staple-bound, the translations are perfect-bound with lettering on their spines.