Random Encounter gone Fighting Fantasy | … making Gonzo FFonzo?

Wacky idea of the week …

This might appeal to DMs that lean into the ‘gonzo’, and for those looking for a snippet of teen gaming nostalgia …

Looking for an ‘out there’ random encounter … then reach no further than your collection of Fighting Fantasy books. Flip the pages at random and select an encounter from that page (or roll a D400; D4&D100) … improvise as necessary.

If it’s a transitional-type encounter, play out the pages until you do get to an encounter; or flip until you see a picture you like.

A selection of ‘Random Encounter’ source books: 

Dungeons

FF DD    FF CoC    FF WofM   FF ToC

Forest

FF FoD

Desert / Temple

FF ToT

Swamp

FF SS

Island

FF IotLK

Tundra

FF CotSW

Travler

FF ST

Roadwars

FF FF

 

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InHotS the cover imageMe on DriveThruDriveThru; at the moment I’m mainly pimping my procedural High Seas ‘Hex Crawl’ – In the Heart of the Sea.

1 thought on “Random Encounter gone Fighting Fantasy | … making Gonzo FFonzo?

  1. Shane Ward

    God I love those books so much. They are really reasonably priced on amazon, There’s a few resellers selling older copies for like $0.25. I managed to get 10 sent to me, and it didn’t cost to much as far as shipping was concerned (as they were all coming from the same place.) I’ve heard that someone people will run Advanced Fighting Fantasy with the books, and just do some tweaks as far as stats are concerned. IMHO “Deathtrap dungeon” is one of the absolute best books. Also “armies of death” has an interesting major battle mechanic. The book contains solo sections, and full army fights. Super fun.

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