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Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2nd Ed


A complete Roleplaying Game in the classic Fighting Fantasy World.  Let your imagination take you to Firetop Mountain or the Forest of Doom, and have new and exciting adventures.

Contains all you need to play, including:

Full rules for Hero creation

Comprehensive but fast game rules

More than 160 Spells and magical Powers

Monsters, Dungeons and Adventure creation

Advanced Fighting Fantasy is perfect for those completely new to gaming and veterans alike, and will provide many hours of fun!

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Diego B November 29, 2018 9:09 am UTC
- Which races can be chosen during character creation?
- Is there a bestiary in the book or the monsters are all inside Out of the Pit?
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Matthew T November 29, 2018 10:40 am UTC
Humans, elves and dwarves are your standard options, but there are rules for creating any kind of race you can think of ("rhinoman" and "goblin" are presented as examples). There is a very small selection of monsters fully described in the book (about twenty or so).
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Diego B November 29, 2018 10:49 am UTC
Thank you Matthew!
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Dani J November 09, 2018 6:13 am UTC
Can we get updates on digital bookmarks?
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Jonathan H February 21, 2018 12:32 pm UTC
There's a friendly and active community over at Arion Games boards - if you'd like to find out more about the game or join in the conversation, come on over!
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slothy S April 17, 2017 7:00 pm UTC
I got a bunch of FF books for my birthday and just found out about Advanced Fighting Fantasy. could someone please explain to me how this works?
Is the ruleset compatible with all the 50 something classic Fighting Fantasy books? what about Out of the Pit, Blacksand, Titan etc.? can I play them all solo?
thank you for your help
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Brad B April 17, 2017 7:16 pm UTC
Advanced Fighting Fantasy is a multi-player Role Playing Game system, which takes the world printed in most of the Fighting Fantasy solo game books (and the one-off two player book set) and opens it up to group play. The rules presented in AFF are an expansion of the original "Fighting Fantasy" RPG rules. It seems a bit confusing as everything falls under the umbrella of "Fighting Fantasy", but there are numerous differences.

To simplify however, the rules of the single player "classic" Fighting Fantasy gamecocks are unchanged. You must play those books exactly as their rules present, as many of these books have special custom rules specifically for that book. Advanced Fighting Fantasy does not replace the rules of any of these books.

AFF isn't designed to be played solo either -- you need a Games Master to play. Out of the Pit is just a compendium of Fighting Fantasy monsters, and isn't something that is playable. Likewise, Titan is a history of the...See more
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Chris M February 10, 2017 9:31 pm UTC
I'll add my voice to the "Print on Demand" choir. I'd like to see the entire AFF game line available as POD.

I see there is a new printing of AFF2E which incorporated the "Titan" and "Out of the Pit" books into one mega book
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Fabrizio V November 20, 2016 9:22 pm UTC
I would be interested in buying all the products of this collection (Advanced Fighting Fantasy), but only with a POD option. Is there any hope in that regard?
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Graham B November 23, 2016 9:33 am UTC
Hi. Contact me (using the link in the sidebar to the right) and i can explain the options at the moment!
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Fabrizio V November 25, 2016 12:44 pm UTC
I contacted you on the Arion Games website.
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Luc B April 11, 2018 1:24 am UTC
Same here.
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Darren M October 21, 2016 8:41 pm UTC
I bought this as I have good memory's of the original and wanted a simple system to introduce my sons to roleplaying. it did not disappoint , simple yet covers all the bases. My sons 16 and 12 played they way thought the included demo Adventure and are now asking for more. Soon they will begin the campaign Crown of kings. Great fun had by all :) Highly recommended.
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Todor P July 15, 2016 8:42 am UTC
Incredibly excited about a 'print-on-demand' option for this! I grew up with the solo books and I think this will be the perfect system to introduce to my little kid.

I just wanted to ask, how well suited is the system for running solo / one-player adventures? Chances are, I will be primarily be running the game solo for my son.
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Andrew S July 17, 2016 2:52 pm UTC
It can work quite well. Characters start out competent and progress quickly. Advice is given for creating more powerful heroes should the need arise. Beware outnumbering the character too much in battle though, multiple opponent rules are brutal!
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Jan Egil B July 11, 2016 3:04 pm UTC
Will this title be available as a POD ?
I would enjoy that very much :)
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Darren M July 04, 2016 10:59 pm UTC
bought this to run for my sons , to get them into our hobby *they did ask* , read it though and really like it these days I don't have the time to run a complex system like Harn but this is real simple yet give you all you need to get the feeling of a well rounded PC and a good fight . I hope out of the Pit gets a PDF soon. Buying this also lead me to back the "Stellar Adventures" as well lol I cant wait to run starwars using this system :)
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Chris M July 04, 2016 9:29 pm UTC
What is the artwork like in the book? Does it re-use the artwork from the old Fighting Fantasy books (that would be a + in my book if it did).
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Luke W July 05, 2016 12:24 am UTC
Yes. Its all old FF art. In fact, the same is true of most of the AFF2 titles.
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Samuel B June 30, 2016 9:18 pm UTC
FYI Graham has a new AFF book on a certain well-known Crowdfunding platform. Search for "Stellar Adventures" for a sci-fi AFF.
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Stephen Y June 28, 2016 1:16 pm UTC
Trust my bad luck. I bought the rule book and Heroes Companion from Amazon a few years back when it first came out.
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Marcus B June 30, 2016 12:52 am UTC
Ditto - although mind was through Noble Knight :P Of course I think I've brought everything else through Graham...
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Graham B June 27, 2016 4:24 pm UTC
If you have purchased a hardcopy in the past direct from me, email me at and i will see what i can do...
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Diogo N June 27, 2016 2:08 pm UTC
As I understood from an email I got from Arion Games, when we purchase an physical copy on Arion games webstore we will also get the PDF. Cool.

Tricky question though: What if we already bought all the books on Arion games webstore? We will receive the PDFs for past orders?
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Stephen Y June 26, 2016 6:49 pm UTC
Cameron m: Agreed. I have to admit, I look at this system through rose tinted glasses.
I remember buying the first game book (Warlock of Firetop Mountain) MANY years ago when it first came out (£1.25 then). And I've never stopped since.
I've had the luck to purchase the old RPG system many, many years ago (novel size books), and the A4 size ones as well (out of the Pit, etc).
There were some house rules online for the novel size version.

I bought AFF a year or so ago and the Heroes Companion (nice to leaf through them now and again).
This version has some changes (armour, etc), but still good.

I would thoroughly recommend this for starters in role playing (and old timers like me), who like to 're-live' the books. Easy to get into.

I am VERY tempted to buy the PDF versions even though I have the 'dead tree' versions.
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