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This template is designed to allow the easy construction of standardised intro material for pages on Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. It makes use of the following fields:

  • title — the title of the book. The only essential element.
  • isbn — the ISBN number
  • author — the author(s)
  • illustrator — the interior illustrator(s). Do not use for the cover illustration.
  • date — the year of publication
  • puffin — the book number in the original Puffin edition. Leave blank if the book was not issued in this series.
  • wizard — the book number in the Wizard edition. Leave blank if the book has not yet been reissued.
  • extras — use for important extra info (unusual number of paragraphs, etc.). In general, leave blank.

Examples

The Forest of Doom

Here we have a book published in both the Puffin and Wizard editions.

{{Fighting Fantasy intro
    | title = The Forest of Doom
    | isbn = 0-14-031604-3
    | author = [[Ian Livingstone]]
    | illustrator = [[Malcolm Barter]]
    | date = 1983
    | puffin = 3
    | wizard = 8
}}

The Forest of Doom (ISBN 0-14-031604-3) is a single player roleplaying gamebook written by Ian Livingstone, illustrated by Malcolm Barter and first published in 1983. It forms part of the long-running Fighting Fantasy series, numbered 3 in the original Puffin edition and 8 in the Wizard reissuing.

Moonrunner

This book has not yet been published in the Wizard series, and has an interesting feature that distinguishes its form from the FF standard.

{{Fighting Fantasy intro
    | title = Moonrunner
    | isbn = 0-14-034937-5
    | author = [[Stephen Hand]]
    | illustrator = [[Martin McKenna]]
    | date = [[1992]]
    | puffin = 48
    | extras = While consisting of the usual 400 sections, it deviates from the standard formula in that the final section does not contain the conclusion of the story.
}}

Moonrunner (ISBN 0-14-034937-5) is a single player roleplaying gamebook written by Stephen Hand, illustrated by Martin McKenna and first published in 1992. It forms part of the long-running Fighting Fantasy series, numbered 48 in the original Puffin edition and not yet included in the Wizard reissuing. While consisting of the usual 400 sections, it deviates from the standard formula in that the final section does not contain the conclusion of the story.

Bloodbones

The famous "lost" 60th book, this was never published in the original series.

{{Fighting Fantasy intro
    | title = Bloodbones
    | isbn = 1-84046-765-7
    | author = [[Jonathan Green]]
    | illustrator = [[Martin McKenna]]
    | date = 2006
    | wizard = 26
    | extras = It would have been the 60th book in the Puffin editions, but was never released due to the series' cancellation.
}}

Bloodbones (ISBN 1-84046-765-7) is a single player roleplaying gamebook written by Jonathan Green, illustrated by Martin McKenna and first published in 2006. It forms part of the long-running Fighting Fantasy series, numbered 26 in the Wizard edition, where it is a new title and not one of the earlier Puffin publications. It would have been the 60th book in the Puffin edition, but was never released due to the series' cancellation.

The Unknown Gamebooks

For the Unknown Gamebooks, we do not know the ISBN or series numbers, and may be uncertain about various other pieces of info, such as the author or illustrator or the year of publication.

{{Fighting Fantasy intro
    | title = Unknown Author
    | illustrator = a cartoonist
    | date = 52BC
}}

Unknown Author is a single player roleplaying gamebook illustrated by a cartoonist and first published in 52BC. It forms part of the long-running Fighting Fantasy series.

{{Fighting Fantasy intro
    | title = Unknown Illustrator
    | author = a mad scientist
    | date = the year 5 billion
}}

Unknown Illustrator is a single player roleplaying gamebook written by a mad scientist and first published in the year 5 billion. It forms part of the long-running Fighting Fantasy series.

{{Fighting Fantasy intro
    | title = Unknown Anybody
    | date = Lord knows when
}}

Unknown Anybody is a single player roleplaying gamebook first published in Lord knows when. It forms part of the long-running Fighting Fantasy series.

{{Fighting Fantasy intro
    | title = Unknown Date
    | author = an International Man of Mystery
    | illustrator = his saucy lady friend
}}

Unknown Date is a single player roleplaying gamebook written by an International Man of Mystery and illustrated by his saucy lady friend. It forms part of the long-running Fighting Fantasy series.