Hi, it’s been a while!
I’ve been working diligently on Sword of the Bastard Elf and it should be available sooner or later. In the meantime I’ll be attending Fighting Fantasy Fest 2 in London on the 2nd of September. You can get all the details about this event from their website but I’ll be there, selling copies of Star Bastards and talking to anyone who wants to talk about CYOAs and the like. If you want a signed copy of the book or cards I’ll have a few to sell, as well as some commemorative Bastard Elf dice and some other goodies. I’ll be selling my remaining stock of Star Bastards at a lower price than it is on the website – £6 for the books, £5 for the cards or £10 for the combo (and obviously no postage) so if you’re coming along and want to play something a bit different without spending a lot of cash then that might be up your alley.
I’ll keep this site updated a bit more with things that are happening with the books. I’ve had my head down working on the Elf for a long time and haven’t made enough time for anything else.
Please check out bastardelf.com for more info about the upcoming book and pre-order if you want! As always non-UK types should check out the store on DriveThruRPG which you can now get at by going to http://drivethru.twofistedfantasy.com
I’ve launched a Kickstarter for my latest (oldest?) book, The Sword of the Bastard Elf. It’s currently funded and on its third day.
The Sword of the Bastard Elf is the epic tale of a crummy half-elf being kicked out of home and having to find some other place to live. Since it’s a Two-Fisted Fantasy you call the shots, so it’s up to you whether he finds his human father, gains fame and glory somehow, steals a whole lot of money or just dies in a ditch. The Kickstarter is to fund production and to let gamebook fans have some input into the design process. When it’s complete the book will feature around 600 sections, a huge branching story, about 40 illustrations and an entire RPG ruleset buried in the gamebook rules section.
The Kickstarter is this way, please take a look!
The Sword of the Bastard Elf Kickstarter
Gamesfest 2016 was really cool! If you stopped by my stall, thank you. It was my first time selling at a convention and I enjoyed all the conversations I had immensely.
I decided to sell my remaining stock of Star Bastards for £8 for the book and £7 for the cards (£15 for the bunch). When I got home I realised that was a hell of a lot lower than my web site prices which, despite recent price drops, are still way above the prices on Amazon or DriveThru.
So, I’m lowering my price here too to match the Gamesfest prices (though you still gotta pay for P&P or I’ll go broke). This should be the best possible deal for anyone in the UK. Although the cards and book are cheaper from DriveThru the cards ship out separately from the states, cost more to post than to print and take a long time to arrive.
I’ve wrestled with international shipping here but couldn’t get it to make sense no matter which way I turn it. Anyway, if you’re from outside the UK may I direct you to my DriveThruRPG store where you can get the book and cards without going bankrupt from shipping fees. If you absolutely insist on spending that kind of money here please get in contact with me by email at email@example.com and we can work something out.
Anyway get them while the getting’s good!
After doing some market research and running a sale on DriveThru I’ve decided to drop the price of Star Bastards across the board, including here.
It’s now $9.99 US in print from DriveThruRPG and Amazon/Createspace. Cards are now $5.99 from DriveThru and the PDF is now $7.99 also from DriveThru. It’s also $2 if you get it in a bundle with the book.
On this site cards and books are now £10 each while they’re in stock – I doubt I’ll do a reprint so get them while they last!
I’ll be at Gamesfest on 22 October with a bunch of books – if you’re in the area give me a shout!
Star Bastards is finally completely released!
You can get the definitive version here in the webstore (same as the Kickstarter version with the extra-thick pages and cover and premium cards) but if the postage costs are killing you or you don’t want to spend that kind of money then check out:
Star Bastards on DriveThruRPG – you can get the PDF, book and cards here at a knock down price
If you just want the book then Amazon US and Amazon UK are good choices too.
Now to start work on the next book…
Howdy! The Kickstarter for Star Bastards went really well and I used most of the profits to lay in extra inventory. I’m sending out the final rewards now and as soon as all the backers get what they pledged for I’ll start selling the physical books and cards here for anyone who missed out.
Stocks will be limited but I’ll replenish depending on how they sell. I am thinking of selling the book and cards through DriveThruRPG especially as they now have a card printing service, but I’ve really worked to get the printing quality top notch on the ones I’m selling through here. Consider the copies you can get here the definitive edition – they cost more but they’re goddamned nice if I say so myself (though I’m sure DriveThruRPG know their stuff).
Anyway thanks for checking the page out, check again soon for more products because they’re coming.
I’ve just launched a Kickstarter for Star Bastards, you can check it out here if you’re so inclined : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/twofistedfantasy/star-bastards-a-two-fisted-sci-fi-adventure-gamebo/description
This is for the digital and print editions of the book. After the kickstarter physical editions will begin appearing in the store as well so if you’re interested in that grab it on the kickstarter or maybe hold off on purchasing until then. All physical versions have the digital stuff bundled in so you get both.
For anyone who already has the digital edition of Star Bastards, you’ll get any digital stretch rewards unlocked by the Kickstarter for free so check back here in about a month to see if anything’s been unlocked.
If you want more information about what’s going on with Two-Fisted Fantasy then you can either loiter here or join the facebook group : http://facebook.com/twofistedfantasy
I’m very pleased to announce the launch of Two-Fisted Fantasy’s first* title, “Star Bastards”. It’s an old-fashioned chase through a section of the universe populated entirely by felons, crooks and beings only out for themselves. You can play as the Ten-Foot Space Exploration Pole and outrun the law, or serve as the lawdog sworn to bring him to justice. Fly, fight, blast and sleaze your way to victory!
Anyway it’s a 340-page, 400 paragraph adventure with multiple endings, almost 50 items, 8 co-pilots with special abilities that can change the course of the adventure and a nifty cast of some of the biggest alien scumwads this side of NGC 3115. The digital edition is a fully hyperlinked PDF with 32 full-page illustrations and it comes with the PDF version of the card deck (also bookmarked for ease of use) and a handy printable reference booklet which also contains a print-formatted adventure sheet so you can still play along with pencil and paper.
Check it out in the store, it’s £7.99 (about $12). There’s also a kickstarter which I’ll launch next week, so maybe if you want a printed version hold off until then (you get the digital version bundled in with the print version anyway) but if you want to dive in and don’t care about paper then you could do that right now.
You’re already at the store but if you wanted to you could join the facebook group at or maybe the Patreon to keep up to date with the latest.
Also I intend to be at The UK Games Expo in Birmingham this June with a couple of hardcopies of the book, so if you’re interested in checking it out and happen to be in the area just drop me a line in the comments here or wherever.
*the real first title will always be Sword of the Bastard Elf, even if it takes a while to get it back into print!
Welcome to Two-Fisted Fantasy, the place to go to find out all the latest Two-Fisted Fantasy news and also buy things related to Two-Fisted Fantasy.
Two-Fisted Fantasy is a gamebook series. For those of you not in the know but yet still on this site, gamebooks are a cross between a choose-your-own-adventure and a board game. You jump around the book based on the choices you make and fight battles and overcome challenges based on the rules given at the start of the book. These kinds of books were pretty huge in the 80s, especially in the UK, Australia and bits of continental Europe. This form of entertainment was largely wiped out by the growing sophistication and popularity of computer games but it’s making a comeback lately.
Coming real soon : the Two-Fisted Fantasy, Star Bastards. The digital version will be available on this site from May 8 and a physical version will be along following a kickstarter which should kick off at roughly the same time.
In the meantime the store will contain some free downloads and probably a link for buying t-shirts, if that’s a thing you want.
If you have any questions drop me a line : send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get right back to you.
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