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June 23, 2008 12:33 PM   Subscribe

A stash of charmingly goofy adventure book covers from Christopher "MGK" Bird.

Previously on Mefi for his Marvel Comics Civil War remix (which moved), a stack of Atari 2600 games, political prognostication, & uncovering plagiarism.
posted by Pronoiac (19 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Will you:
Be nice to the Manticore? Turn to 43
Stroke the Manticore's silky fur? Turn to 227
Tell the Manticore he is a good Manticore? Turn to 26
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 12:44 PM on June 23, 2008 [4 favorites]


The guy waterskiing with tigers for skis is pretty badass. I like how his mace has a smaller mace charm attached to it. Is that why he has to wear an eyepatch - mace-charm accident?
posted by jtron at 12:45 PM on June 23, 2008


(turns to 227)

The Manticore eats you.

THE END.

Fuck!
posted by cowbellemoo at 12:47 PM on June 23, 2008


Oh, man, for a minute I thought Steve Jackson and Steve Jackson were the same person.

Given that the UK guy works at Lionhead now, that would be way too much awesome for one person. Even with the "Fighting Fantasy" silliness.
posted by gurple at 12:50 PM on June 23, 2008


I've seen these before somewhere, many more than just these .
posted by Liquidwolf at 1:00 PM on June 23, 2008


"Clash of the Genres"
I really like that title.
posted by Goofyy at 1:00 PM on June 23, 2008


"Long did I battle the Farting Sluggoth."

LOL
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 1:40 PM on June 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


gurple: And to add to the confusion, US Steve Jackson also wrote for UK Steve Jackson's Fighting Fantasy line.
posted by PenDevil at 1:51 PM on June 23, 2008


Liquidwolf: Perhaps you're thinking of Something Awful CYOA parodies? It was linked in one of the previously threads.
posted by Pronoiac at 1:53 PM on June 23, 2008


First the Dragon's Lair thread and then this?? I am awash in pre-teen Nerdstalgia . . and I totally beat Type II Diabetics From Mars.
posted by arcanecrowbar at 2:16 PM on June 23, 2008


I was actually just playing some amateur Fighting Fantasy over here. And now this...Wow. I need to buy all these again. Too bad in the USA they stopped selling them at number 21.
posted by josher71 at 3:21 PM on June 23, 2008


Anyone here a Car Wars gamebook fan? Boy, did I love those. Those and Grail Quest.
posted by josher71 at 3:24 PM on June 23, 2008


jtron, I did a double-take at the Man water-skiiing on tigers, because I used to have that (or a VERY similar) cover as my gchat icon picture.

I don't know what the original title was, but Impractical Horde is certainly better.
posted by Navelgazer at 3:34 PM on June 23, 2008


The original title was Daggers of Darkness.

For a guy waterskiing on tigers, "Attack of the Impractical Horde" is much much better.
posted by Pronoiac at 3:51 PM on June 23, 2008


I figured it out from the mosaic here.

Waterskiing! On tigers!

posted by Pronoiac at 3:54 PM on June 23, 2008


From now on any cat that ever let's me live with it will be called Mr. Murder.
posted by Belle O'Cosity at 5:40 PM on June 23, 2008


That manticore really does look in emotional pain.
posted by Belle O'Cosity at 5:42 PM on June 23, 2008


I didn't read anything on the page before looking at the covers. I really can't communicate how incredibly disappointed I am that these aren't real books. I was looking on ebay before I realized.

My life is 5% worse now.
posted by cmoj at 7:04 PM on June 23, 2008


My guess is that you saw some of them (I recognized at least the aforementioned tiger riding cover) in this cracked.com list, which is hilarious.
posted by Muttoneer at 4:53 AM on June 24, 2008


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