A downloadable gamebook

"I played it two times, once I died and once I ended the game in Blackhill, living happily ever after. I had great fun both times. I really liked the adventures you told." - Aleksandar Saranac

A modern alternative to the great gamebooks of the 1980s, Hero's Arc: Under the Blood-Red Mountain is a 99-section, 16,000-word gamebook. You pick the path, and your decisions shape the story. Winner of Best Dungeon Crawl in the 2018 Solitaire Print-and-Play Contest.

Unlike many classic gamebooks, Hero's Arc has story arcs, so losing a battle won't always result in death, but may result in a setback of a different kind.

Choose your key stats for your character (strength, dexterity, wisdom, and hit points) and track your inventory, recording the FVTALK runes on items.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
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GenreInteractive Fiction
Tagsgamebook, Solo RPG


HerosArc2022.pdf 18 MB

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I don't know how to use armor

Basically, armor only affects some rolls. For instance, if your opponent's damage die is 6, and you are wearing standard leather armor (see #47) you can reduce that roll from 6 to 5, saving yourself one damage. Chainmail, in contrast, reduces a roll of 6 to a roll of 3.