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Party of One: Leda

Party of One: Leda

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**This product has been revised! Besides fixing the occassional typo, Party of One: Leda now comes in two files: a screen-friendly version with 5.5 x 8.5 inch pages and a printer-friendly version with no art on a 8.5 x 11 inch page.**

Welcome to the Party of One: the most fun you can have by yourself! Party of One books are solo adventures where you make the important choices, roll the dice, and try to stay alive. Leda is the first d20-based interactive novel.

The first book in the Maduban Saga, Leda centers on a young elven arcane apprentice in a human city who discovers adventure comes in many varieties. With the help of her friends and the reader's choices, she may succeed in staying alive, killing the bad guys, taking their treasure, and telling "stories" about how she was the heroine. You'll thoroughly enjoy the twists and turns in this 240-page novel, packed with reader choices.

Reading a Party of One book from cover to cover won't get you anywhere but confused. Start out at number 1 and then follow the instructions at the bottom of the paragraph, which informs you where to click next. For example:

When you click on "go to 123," you'll be sent to the page containing section 123. We make clicking fun, although somewhat hazardous.

If you're familiar with the d20 system, the resolution methods will be intuitive. If you're not, don't worry. You don't need to know how to play d20 games to enjoy a Party of One book. Simply roll the dice as indicated.

For d20 mechanic savvy readers, you'll occasionally be given a choice to run a combat yourself. Choosing to do so will take you to a combat appendix where creature stat blocks and a starting position map set up the action. All combat appendices end with options that bring you back into the story.

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April 25th, 2014
I really enjoyed playing this gamebook and agree with a previous reviewer that you'll be paying a low price for a top-quality , well-written adventure book that gradually introduces you to the character of Leda , lets you vicariously know her friends [...]
December 13th, 2012
This book could be a jewel for those who like novels and long storytelling but not for those who are looking for role-playing, the book is really a novel with interactive elements but perhaps I misunderstood the nature of this product. When I started [...]
January 16th, 2012
Possibly the most fun - and one of the longest! - of solo adventures I've played. It also runs well as a one-on-one adventure with one GM and one player! The characters are well defined and one is actually given real choices that seem (but aren't) unli [...]
September 4th, 2003
Do you remember those old Choose Your Own Adventure books that were virtually omnipresent in the mid-1980's? If you remember them fondly (I still have my collection somewhere), then this book will be right up your alley. If not, then you can skip thi [...]
August 13th, 2003
I was a huge fan of the old Choose Your Own Adventure books (and their countless spinoffs) when I was a kid back in the 80s and I'm happy to see that someone else was as well. The biggest compliment that I can pay to this is that it doesn't suck [...]
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November 30, 2008
This title was added to our catalog on April 22, 2003.