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Sometimes the Pit sends something back!


Once again, we have traversed the wild and dangerous Fighting Fantasy world of Titan to bring you the most up-to-date reports of the monsters and creatures that inhabit this adventurous death-world. Within the pages of this book are details of hundreds of monsters drawn exclusively from the full range of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, for the elucidation of Directors and Heroes alike.

 This, the third in a series of Advanced Fighting Fantasy monster books, is packed with information for enriching your role-playing adventures, including:

 #  More than 250 monsters!

 #  35 Encounter Tables

 #  A new Treasure Table

 #  Rules for riding animals

 #  Rules for Familiars

 #  A new skill: Monster Lore

 #  6 new Hero Archetypes

 #  New rules for daily magical fluxes

 #  The Ultimate Monster Index!

Requires the Advanced Fighting Fantasy core rulebook

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September 12, 2019 8:25 am UTC
Any idea when the softcover will return?
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Graham B September 12, 2019 10:22 am UTC

The post has just arrived with the test print, which looks great. I have made that version available now and will let all of my customers know.
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W N V August 18, 2019 6:20 am UTC
Will the softcover option return in the future? Right now it says hardcover.
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Graham B August 21, 2019 8:35 am UTC
There was a slight issue with the cover, which I have fixed and sent back to the printers and as soon as they approve it, I will make it available again!
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Michael R August 14, 2019 1:05 am UTC
The descriptive text on the back cover of my softcover copy isn't aligned centrally – it's been pushed to the right so that the right edge of the top 2 paragraphs are 'hidden' under the white border/spine. I can't see how this is a printer error, so you'll want to check the uploaded file.
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Graham B August 15, 2019 5:24 pm UTC
Thank you for letting me know. I have submitted fresh files to the printers!
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Sergio G July 23, 2019 10:45 pm UTC
Is there any discount to those of us who got the pdf recently in the Bundle of Holding? If I had waited and bought now the printed book, I would have obtained the pdf for free. Thanks.
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Graham B July 29, 2019 7:56 am UTC
Drop me an email (admin at arion-games dot com) and I will be able to sort out something for you. Let me know whether you preferred softcover or hardcover.
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W N V July 30, 2019 2:49 am UTC
Same here: I just bought the PDF and am looking to get the hardcopy (preferably *softcover*) and noticed the same thing as did Sergio.
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Patrick G July 21, 2019 12:56 am UTC
I was planning to order in a bunch of AFF books including the Pit series and I'm deciding what to get in what order, will this one be coming out in softback/hardback format? (same question for travels in Arion). thanks.
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Graham B July 21, 2019 10:27 am UTC
The Return to the Pit test prints are en route to me now and the Arion book should be ordered in the next few days. As soon as i receive them (and assuming that they are OK), I will make the books available to order. If there are no problems, they should both be available in the next ten days or so.
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Patrick G July 21, 2019 12:34 pm UTC
oh that's great, even sooner than I expected. I much prefer the tactile response of holding a book in my hand rather than bringing up a pdf. Thanks for the prompt reply.
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