Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login
Tunnels and Trolls (wikipedia.org)
21 points by doener on July 20, 2020 | hide | past | favorite | 6 comments



I really enjoyed Tunnels and Trolls, reading the rulebook, playing solo adventures and copying the Josh Kirby drawings. I never did multiplayer until Warhammer Roleplaying came out and I had other friends that were interested.

As an only child I played many solo adventure books:

Fighting Fantasy

Lonewolf

Way of the Tiger

Car Wars

Choose Your Own Adventure

GrailQuest

Cretan Chronicals

Sorcery

I must have had at least 50 and got quite a lot from the library too.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Gamebooks


The Sorcery! ones were great - mechanics, story and illustrations all gelled really well.


I loved the Tunnel and Trolls solo adventures when I was a kid.

Alot of the old fantasy role playing stuff is pretty badly written but the Tunnel and Trolls had a real sense of adventure and immersion.

For me anyway as a 13 year old kid.


I'd like to add that the rule engine was also converted to provide (decent, for the time) support for modern-day adventures - I own basically everything publised for https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercenaries,_Spies_and_Private... and it was quite decent.


Think I've still got the books someplace. All those d6 became a real pain you needed dozens.


take that you fiend!




Guidelines | FAQ | Lists | API | Security | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: