Characters From The Books...

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Characters From The Books...

Post by Naitch » Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:43 pm

Hi There

I was flicking through my books not so long ago, and I was thinking that it would have been cool to have a few more characters from the books incorporated into the show.

I think maybe Anna (Can You Beat The Challenge) could have been a good assistant.

Also, wouldn't it have been good to see Rupert of Armitage (Labyrinths Of Fear, The Sorcerers Isle) as an evil character....

What does everyone think?

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Post by Drassil » Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:09 pm

Anna was a mermaid, wasn't she?

I would have enjoyed seeing Arawn, from Labyrinths Of Fear, on the show. As a fellow Knightmare fan pointed out to me recently, an evil elf on Knightmare would be a striking departure from the norm. He could confront the team with riddling contests of increasing difficulty as they move deeper into the Dungeon.
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Re:Characters From The Books...

Post by Naitch » Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:53 pm

Hi Drassil.

That's right, Treguard rescues her from the fellow that parades her aound in a cage as a freak show attraction.

Arawn? Never thought of that.

That would have probably been quite cool...

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Post by Pooka » Sun Sep 11, 2005 12:04 am

Even though the Gruagach was destroyed, I'd have liked to see remnants of his forces still haunt the Dungeon, maybe his haunting face here and there...

Also, Gobble? Maybe as a playmate for Festus? Oo-er...
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Post by GranitasIsCute » Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:56 pm

I don't think Anna was a mermaid... She was just acting or something...

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Re:Characters From The Books...

Post by Naitch » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:05 am

Good point!

Anna wasn't a mermaid! She was no more mermaid than Treguard.

He did rescue her though, as she was kept against her will by a Drylander!

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Post by Drassil » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:02 pm

Perhaps also Elshander (invisible kleptomaniac dwarf) and Sister Lucienne (vampire-slaying nun), from Fortress Of Assassins' story section and gamebook section respectively.

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Re: Characters From The Books...

Post by Bumptious » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:24 pm

Good thread this. I would have had Elshander as a neutral character in there. Out of the bad guys, I would agree with those who put Arawn in their lists, I especially agree with Drassil's suggestion that the dungeoneer would endure a battle of wits with the evil elf king. Also, how about the satanic, Keith Richards inspired Seigneur des Mouches? He would be certainly be an interesting final foe to encounter!

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Post by DarkComet » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:47 pm

The prose-dabbling elements of the Audio Group have talked about bringing some of the characters from the books into their stories, so there's a distinct possibility you'll be seeing more of them in the future. That Gruagach fellow, for example, has all the makings of a rather mighty Big Bad...
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Re: Characters From The Books...

Post by enterstranger » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:34 pm

i had the books but shockingly never read the stories!!! i used to be a huge fan of the games in the back and (along with the old fighting fantasy books) would spend hours "being" the adventurer.

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Post by Mystara » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:58 am

BUT...

When you made a decision, did you hold your place in the book before reading on? :D
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Post by Pooka » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:21 pm

Didn't everyone? That's what fingers are for, adventure gamebooks, right?
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Post by Drassil » Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:41 pm

I didn't always use fingers: sometimes I'd repeat passage numbers in my head until I was able to check them. Here's a reassuring verdict on the matter:

'Like I said elsewhere, if people want to cheat in a solo game, who are they hurting after all?'

Reassuring because it comes from Dave Morris himself!

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Re: Characters From The Books...

Post by Drassil » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:59 pm

Even better than that interview is this blog entry.

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