Choose Your Own Adventure

As a few of you may know, I’m writing a Choose Your Own Adventure book due out next year. This is going to be a “gamebook” in the tradition of the Lone Wolf books by Joe Dever.

I may not have time today for a substantive post, so I thought I’d post an excerpt to give you a flavor of it. Enjoy!

You kill him. Turns out he was your father. PRANKED.

“Oh, you totally got me!” you shout goodnaturedly. “But, I thought I was a clone…” you say, meekly holding onto a fake smile as your heart palpitates arrhythmically.

“NOPE! HAW HAW HAW!” yells a monk. A number of others note that this situation is, in fact, in your face.

Tonight you will shower. And shower. And shower. But the blood won’t come off. It’s in your skin, in your muscles, in your bones, in your soul. As these thoughts swim through your semi-conscious mind, a darksider bursts in and, laughing, tells you about the itching powder in your soap. “BOOYA! We got you twice!”

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3 Responses to Choose Your Own Adventure

  1. Westicle says:

    My brothers actually had a couple chose your own adventure books themselves, from the 80s. I loved peaking into them when I was little. You’ll have to keep us updated on this, since I had no idea!

    ^the ones my brother’s had

  2. Fanofuke says:

    Wow, I still have some of them. One from the Lone Wolf series, a couple with a Lord of the Rings setting and some various more.

    If the shipping and taxes will be decent for my country I’m totally gonna buy this. I miss those days of dice-throwing by pointing your pencil to a page! And the subsequent cheating!

  3. Steven says:

    I have a compilation edition of the first two Lone Wolf books signed by both Joe Dever and the illustrator Gary Chalk. I remember the books being awesome but i tried to reread them recently and found them surprisingly boring. I guess I’ve gotten used to better reading material since then.

    The weirdest game book I ever read was a Christian one where you had navigate through daily life trying to avoid hell or something like that. Needless to say I didn’t perform very well on that one.

    You should look at making your game book support e-readers like the Kindle. From what I’ve read it shouldn’t be too hard to do.

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