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This influential British gamebook series, written by Joe Dever, started in 1984. Its main features are a richly detailed world (Magnamund) and the ability for the reader to continue their character from one book to another. It features the warrior-monk Silent Wolf aka Lone Wolf, sole survivor of an attack on his Order, and the key element to stopping the Darklords of Helgedad to engulf Magnamund.

The books are divided into story arcs:
Book 1–5: Kai
Book 6–12: Magnakai
Book 13–20: Grand Master
Book 21–32: The New Order

The first three arcs feature the same main character. Books 29–32 were never published the first time the series saw the day, due to slow sales (according to publisher).
The game books saw translations to many languages, of which only French and Italian continued the whole series. Of the other translations, German, Spanish, Swedish, Czech and Malay kept for the first two arcs, whereas translations to Danish, Portugese, Hungarian, Bulgarian and Serbo-Croatian held for only a few books. (Information from http://www.gamebooks.org/)

In 2007, Mongoose Publishing launched a reprint of all books, with the ambition to reprint everything up until book 32. These "Collector's Edition" of the books feature a bonus adventure per book, by different authors but overseen by Joe Dever, and are also released in Italian and German.

Parallel to that, Mongoose also released a pen-and-paper role playing game based on the overly simplistic d10-system from the game books, and are following up with several source books.

The Mongoose reprints slowed down and came to a halt at book 17 in 2012 (?), and the publishing of the reprint was taken over by Mantikore Verlag in Germany. At this point, Joe Dever also took over all the international licensing into his own hands, re-launching the franchise on a wider scale.

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0 Hoja Marcapáginas Kay
Esta hoja de aventura puede ser doblada como tríptico y usarse como marcapáginas para retomar la lectura en otro momento. Incluye todos los datos del personaje, así como la Tabla de Combate, la de Resultados de Combate y un resumen de las reglas de combate. Tiene también espacio para anotar los objetos encontrados que puedan conservarse para las siguientes aventuras y un desglose de las puntuaciones de Destreza en el Combate.
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2015-05-13
4 Adventure Board
A printable, A4-sized, coloured Adventure Board for keeping the most frequently changing statistics during gameplay. Suggested instructions: 1.Print Out 2.Stick onto thick cardboard 3.Maybe cover with transparent, sticky plastic foil. Enjoy!
English
2013-06-13
3 Action Chart – Grand Master
The Grand Master version of my Action Chart. Says itself, now 11 places for Disciplines, 10 backpack places, and no Lore Circles to take up space. The Weapons/Arrows/Belt Pouch became a bit more cramped.
English
2012-01-28
6 Action Chart – Magnakai
My action chart for the Magnakai series. The CS/EP spaces are a bit larger due to the Magnakai series having more modificators. Rank is listed, and so are the Lorecircles. An additional field for the Special Items that don't take any room.
English
2012-01-27
5 Action Chart – Kai
A variant action chart that I designed after having played the books numerous times. the CS/EP spaces have room for listing what modificators you have. Better room for the Special Items, also with the 12 limit. Also lists the rank.
English
2012-01-27
0 Combat Results Table with higher granularity and range
Just for the heck of it. For those who (like me) want that +20 Combat Ratio to count. The "crit kills" are replaced with a +8 in damage. The granularity is levelled out by calculating in favour of the enemy. Enjoy.
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2012-01-26
2 Hand-drawn character sheet for books 1–12 (Swedish)
This is an old thing I did in my teens and I managed to dig it up and scan it. Basically, I wanted a hand-drawn style instead of the sheet in the book, also I felt that a larger place for CS and EP could be used; where you noted where your bonuses came from and so on. For whoever finds any use for this.
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2012-01-13
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