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Knightmare Choose Your own adventure

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 12:20 pm
by Dunshelm
Hello all. My name is Anthony
I might be new here but I am obsessed with Knightmare and always have been for as long as I can remember.
So recently I made a 'choose your own adventure' which is roughly 200 'sections long' and based on the series 3 dungeon, in the style of the books, and saved it as a pdf.
If you dare to brave the dungeon...step forward and don't delay!
But I have no idea how to post it so you lot can download it. If you could reply and help me with this, much appreciation will be directed torwards you.
Thanks

Re: Knightmare Choose Your own adventure

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 3:15 pm
by MoanaLiza
I was wondering though how do you put something into .pdf format, which I was trying to do onetime and couldn't figure out how though! You could (if you can) email it to illusion (the webmaster) and perhaps he'll put it onto the main site or something.

Re: Knightmare Choose Your own adventure

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 4:18 pm
by Dunshelm
Illusion's email is hidden!

And you need Adobe Acrobat, not just the free reader, the actual full program

Re: Knightmare Choose Your own adventure

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 4:26 pm
by GrimaldineGrimwold
I hesitate to paste it here, but if you go to the main site and select "Contact" then click on "email" you can find an email address. I assume it still works. There's also a link to that page via the forum FAQ.

It sounds a great idea, btw.

Re: Knightmare Choose Your own adventure

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 10:26 pm
by JamesA
You could e-mail to me if you want, and I'll put some nice touches to it before putting it up on the forum.

Re: Knightmare Choose Your own adventure

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 11:26 pm
by Illusion
Just to add that Anthony has contacted me and will be sending through his adventure.

Re: Knightmare Choose Your own adventure

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 2:58 am
by Dunshelm
I have sent it through to 'Zagor'

Re: Knightmare Choose Your own adventure

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 6:33 pm
by JamesA
And I have forwarded it to 'Illusion' at his address at:
info@knightmare.clara.net  ;)

Re: Knightmare Choose Your own adventure

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 3:19 pm
by Dunshelm
OK it still hasn't been posted!

Re: Knightmare Choose Your own adventure

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 3:24 pm
by Emii
It takes time - don't panic ;D

Re: Knightmare Choose Your own adventure

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 8:45 pm
by Snowcat
Patience my friend...

It'll show-up....

There is no reason in the grand scheme of things for it not to at some point.

AJK

Re: Knightmare Choose Your own adventure

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 10:30 pm
by JamesA
With a little bit of luck it could feature in knightmare.com's 5th anniversary update  8)

Knightmare 'choose your own adventure'

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 8:49 pm
by JoeGrocottJames
A few comments on the Knightmare Choose your Own Adventure by Anthony Thompson (but I will note that it is pretty good in general):

About the riddles - changing the 'Wingdings' to any other font, for me, just left me with squares. I was able to use it by typing out the alphabet (in uppercase) in Wingdings at the top. (Incidentally, the first Golgarach riddle answer does not correspond with the actual answer in the text). It would have been better to use white text (I think it is under the Format menu in Word) - this also would not give away the number of letters in the answer.

Also, an error with Merlin's throne room - if you have the first step, you are told that it appears, and if you then have the second step, the paragraph reads as if you have not made the first step appear and have to jump the gap. (Oops.)

One more thing, I think that there are a few too many chances - in the level 1 clue room, you can get away with choosing only one of the two correct objects and in the level 2 clue room, you can take 3 objects, yet one remains unused.

With these Knightmare quests and others such as the first Knightmare gamebook, they are sometimes a bit problematic. The problem is that the individual quests on the programme (as experienced by any particular team) are only designed to be attempted once - thus it is made such that, if you follow all the clues and do everything right, you will win - there are no random choices such as to turn left or right with totally different stuff either way. However, a gamebook such as Fighting Fantasy can be attempted many times - you have to remember things in different attempts, so gamebooks that follow the format of Knightmare exactly (such as the first Knightmare book, Ali Everett's first Knightmare quest (not the Dark Talisman) or the Knightmare quest that was in TES, in I Think I Read Somewhere, can't remember which issues) end up being very linear - you have to do everything right or die, and if you do die and play it again, you have to do everything up to what you have already done, which can grow tedious. While the later Knightmare gamebooks are more 'open' in this respect, I do not think they are true to Knightmare, they are just labelled 'Knightmare' and have characters from Knightmare but are closer to gamebooks such as Fighting Fantasy (although simpler). I think Ali Everett solved this problem best with the Dark Talisman quest. (Incidentally, Ali Everett, if you are reading this, is there any progress on Knightmare 3?)

By the way, is this the quest that was mentioned by Dunshelm on this forum? I ask because Dunshelm, said that you needed the full Adobe Acrobat program and not just the free reader, but this quest only requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Re: Knightmare 'choose your own adventure'

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:28 pm
by Thanatos
Try changing the font to one of the Times New Roman Special fonts.

Re: Knightmare 'choose your own adventure'

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2004 8:29 pm
by JamesA
The reason why Fighting Fantasy books are more challenging is because they offer more scope for adventure. They normally contain 400 sections whereas the Knightmare gamebooks only contained a maximum of 170, mainly due to the fact that they were an accompaniment to the main Knightmare story in the book.

If you read the first Knightmare book, "Can You Beat The Challenge", you will see what I mean.