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Steve Jackson’s “SORCERY! Part 2: Khare Cityport of Traps” Review

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Man I loved those Choose Your Own Adventure books. They were like the gateway drug into Role Playing Games. When you’re the weird loner kid in grade-school, you haven’t quite gotten the confidence yet to bond with the other weird loner kids. So what did you do? You found other RPGs to play yourself, like the Lone Wolf books (still some of my favorites) and of course, Steve Jackson’s (the OG SJ, co-founder of Games Workshop and Lionhead Studios) SORCERY! series.

These days, most of these books are rather hard to find. The few out there who have decent copies are hesitant to part with them at any price. Who could blame them? These were better than solitaire!

Now, thanks to Steve Jackson himself, and Inkle Studios, we can relive the original SORCERY!  series on Android and iOS devices!!

185px-Steve2Says Jackson:
The Sorcery! gamebook series was an epic project which took up a significant portion of my life between 1983-1985. I have always wanted it to be brought up to date with 21st Century technology. But only with the right developer. In entrusting Sorcery! digital future to inkle I am confident they will not only be able to convert the original adventure faithfully to digital formats but also that they will take it beyond the original into new realms. Those who have seen their re-working of the Frankenstein story will know what I mean. This is not just a straight translation of the original books to iOS. This will be a brand new Sorcery! experience.

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Preview: Hello Hero!

HH_KeyArt_01For the past few NYCC’s, I’ve complained a bit about all the non-comic related media permeating the event. This year, I found myself missing it quite a bit.

Thankfully, Nerd-Base had been invited by South Korean developer Fincon to their NYCC after party promoting the US release of their popular (currently Fincon’s top-grossing game overseas) mobile RPG, Hello Hero.

In Hello Hero, players will journey with a team of five heroes across the Planet of Armon, battling against evil forces with sharp swords and powerful magic while gaining experience. As players build up their roster of Heroes, from guitar-playing cactus to a seductive succubus or a spear-wielding shark, Continue reading Preview: Hello Hero!