This gamebook was founded by kickstarter (Link). The book is supplyed in a box with : several tiles (total 9), cardboard models (total 32), game aids, dice and some other goodies depending the level of contribution of the backers. Available in UK and FR language.
Combat mecanics work well by rolling dice, nothing new. The main new thing in this book is the way to manage the combats with several opponents. Indeed, when you have to face to multi enemies (versus single opponent, nothing change compare to standard gamebook), you have to set up the Dwarven hero and his opponents on differents battle maps. The book describ the deployement and how the enemies interact during the battle.
Regarding the adventure, I finished the game in 8 hours with several try-out. Rating 7/10. The story is good but if I compare it to the "Sorcery" serie from Steve Jackson. It's a bit easyer. The big plus is the tactical dimension and when you have a decent miniatures collection, you have very good reason to bring them out of the display case and play with!
On kickstarter info chapter, writter indicate he work on a new book...
|Play with miniatures|
|Or against Gobbos!|