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Holdfast: Record of the Dwarven Kingdoms, Volume I

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A choose your path Gamebook of Dwarves, honor, glory and war!

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Holdfast is an adventure gamebook following in the glorious tradition of the old '80s and '90s greats: Lone Wolf, Fighting Fantasy, Tolkien Quest and Fabled Lands. Taking up your ancestral weapons, you'll choose your path to reclaim your homeland through orc-legions, hidden grudges, and nameless horrors from the Deeps. You will delve, expand your fortress and confront a mighty army, if you have the mettle it takes to hold the realms of old.

With over 1200 sections and more than 50 illustrations, you'll discover many different mysteries, threats and resources to aid in your rule. Explore the spell-haunted depths, wrest forgotten treasures from vile monsters, and defend your Holdfast in this complex and deep, successfully Kickstarted project.

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"You’re not the first person to enter these halls since they fell. There are gold coins scattered around the floor – on top of the fallen mantlestones, not crushed below. The blood on the walls isn’t centuries old, either.

There’s one handprint in particular. Someone stumbled, tried to catch himself, or herself, or whatever. Someone taller than your kind – it could have been human, or gray lord, or one of those things that live too deep down to have any name you’d know. Whatever it was, and whatever its friends were, you reckon they’re all gone now. Enough blood spilled here to stain the stone, though...

So where are all the bodies?"


 
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Black Chicken Studios I August 21, 2016 3:49 pm UTC
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Matthew - There was a character sheet created for the Kickstarter backers, but I don't believe that we uploaded to DriveThru. It may come when the Add-Ons finally break exclusivity and appear here. Hope that helps!
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Trenton V June 04, 2017 11:31 pm UTC
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Any news on the character sheets for Holdfast? I just bought this and I'd love to play it!
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Black Chicken Studios I June 06, 2017 3:42 am UTC
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Hello there! No, not yet. The very latest is that we'll be looking at v.I again when it comes time to hold the Kickstarter for v.II. :)
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Matthew P August 21, 2016 1:44 pm UTC
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Is there a character sheet included? If so, where is it? Struggling to find one :(
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Chun Pong L July 02, 2016 12:14 pm UTC
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I am a Kickstarter backer - any chances of putting up the add-on adventures? Or shall we wait until the kickstarter campaign of volume 2?
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Black Chicken Studios I May 13, 2016 5:17 am UTC
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Joel- asked about the total number. As plotted, it's over 10. More, we cannot yet say. :)
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Black Chicken Studios I May 12, 2016 8:51 pm UTC
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Joel - indeed yes! It's been plotted, and mostly written. Now we need to work on art- assuming all goes according to plan, you may see Volume 2 up on Kickstarter this summer. :)
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Joel B May 16, 2016 6:41 pm UTC
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Thank god I got worried! and there will ten of them that bloody grand!!!!
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Joel B May 12, 2016 4:59 pm UTC
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Is Volume two ever coming? How many Volumes will there be anyway?
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Black Chicken Studios I June 25, 2015 3:44 am UTC
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Eyal - Unfortunately we do not have a release date yet. We know that they are working on it still. We will make an announcement as soon as we know.
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Eyal E June 24, 2015 2:59 pm UTC
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Dear Black Chicken Studios,
I'm very much interested in your game book - I wanted to know if there is a release date for the app (I understood "Choise of Games" picked up the app, and that the release is expected around Q2 2015).
Thanks,
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Christopher H January 25, 2015 4:41 pm UTC
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Great concept but poor execution. Very frustrating that you have to manually turn to pages instead of simply clicking a link. It's an extremely simple thing to do when creating a PDF document! Otherwise a welcome addition to the reemergence of the CYOA genre!

Apparently their was a kickstarter for this, sry I missed it. Can we get this in print? And what of the RPG aspect of this? Will that be made available?
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Black Chicken Studios I January 27, 2015 6:06 am UTC
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Dra8er H;

You are definitely right- it would be much easier if the entries were linked; unfortunately, we were not able to do this before publication. We may update the pdf at some point with this functionality, though.

It was in print only for the Kickstarter, but we may make it available again as part of Volume 2's campaign. There is also the possibility of print on demand, but it's not certain yet.

The RPG material may at some point be available through DriveThru, but at this moment it remains Kickstarter exclusive.

Hope you enjoyed the book, and thanks!
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Jeffrey D January 12, 2015 11:43 pm UTC
Will this be available in print? I prefer print and missed the Kickstarter. Also, is this PDF hotlinked for sections and is it Kindle compatible? Thank you!
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Black Chicken Studios I January 12, 2015 11:54 pm UTC
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@Jeffrey-

There may eventually be another print edition, but none has been announced yet. The pdf is not hotlinked, or specially prepared for Kindle.
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Michael C January 11, 2015 9:23 pm UTC
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I love this book and have a review of it coming out in the next Fighting Fantazine!
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Black Chicken Studios I January 11, 2015 9:53 pm UTC
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@Michael-

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it! We can't wait to read the review.
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Jacob R January 09, 2015 7:00 am UTC
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How is this game related to Peledgathol - The Last Fortres, by Ashton Saylor?
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Black Chicken Studios I January 09, 2015 7:11 am UTC
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@Jacob - Not related, although that project also looks interesting.
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Jacob R January 09, 2015 7:14 am UTC
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Ah. I just assumed that it was somehow related, given that your Kickstarter page lists a connection with Tin Man, which is also connected to the Windhammer Prize, which Ashton nearly won a few years back. That and they're both solo gamebooks about dwarves and their fortresses.
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Black Chicken Studios I January 09, 2015 7:18 am UTC
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@Jacob - Nope, but we're always glad to see more Dwarves and Dwarf-kin. ;)
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Jacob R January 10, 2015 2:43 am UTC
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I see. Thanks for replying to all these questions. I'm interested in knowing one more thing. Your Kickstarter page mentions that the book is going to be 600 sections, while it seems to have expanded to 1,200. Doe the extra sections cover the stretch goals? Do they include anything from the add-ons? If not, are the add-ons available anywhere?
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Black Chicken Studios I January 10, 2015 2:48 am UTC
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Jacob;

Sure- the book certainly did explode, doubling in projected size. It contains all of the Stretch Goals, but not the Add-Ons. The Add-Ons will also be sold here, over the next few months or so. However, they aren't currently available unless you were a Backer.
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492
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978-0-615-92940-8
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BCS-Đ-100
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