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  • By Mark Wightman
    Sep 11, 2007
    "Review of "Last Stand at Kirrinbahr" posted at www.gamebooks.org" This review of Last Stand at Kirrinbahr was posted by Demian Katz at his gamebook website www.gamebooks.org I found this to be an extremely satisfying mini-adventure. The book opens with a minimalist but satisfying setup that conveys urgency of mission without wasting a lot of time on unnecessary backstory. This is followed by the meat of the adventure which focuses on the exploration of an old castle, and it all comes to a gratifying conclusion complete with plot twists and desperate battles. In a way it feels like a cross between Lone Wolf and Scorpion Swamp -- the basic setup and sense of urgency feels much like early Lone Wolf, while the mapping system and non-linear exploration works much like Scorpion Swamp. I enjoy both a clear sense of mission and a well-defined mapping system, so I felt right at home here. There is some room for criticism -- the overall challenge level is fairly low, and... More > the actual creature and NPC encounters during the central exploration portion of the book are a bit repetitive and minimalist -- but if you're not looking to spend more than a few hours playing and you don't expect a groundbreakingly original setting, this is an entertaining diversion. Definitely one of the better amateur gamebooks available in print, and better than a number of professional efforts.< Less
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Product Details

Publisher
Mark Wightman
Published
February 26, 2007
Language
English
Pages
102
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.76 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.26 wide x 11.69 tall
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