An advanced game book series based on the 1980s UK TV version of Robin Hood: Robin of Sherwood.
From the Back Cover:
Robin of Sherwood lives!
Have you ever wondered what it was like to be Robin Hood, outlaw and protector of Sherwood Forest? Well, here's your chance. In this gamebook, Marion, Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet and many more characters from Richard Carpenter's thrilling television series come to life!
YOU are Robin of Sherwood, son of Herne the Hunter, champion of the poor and oppressed. As you go through the book you make your own choices and use your skill and judgement to outwit your old enemy, the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham and his loathsome bullying servant, Sir Guy of Gisburne.
By reading these book YOU play the part of Robin Hood, making decisions and fighting the forces of the Sheriff of Nottingham using the unique combat and skills system. The skills that Robin uses in each adventure are chosen by you each time. Character generation uses a pool of points determined by die roll. There are ten different skills available, to be rated between 1 - 10.
Combat is resolved on a table comparing your weapon skill and a die roll to the skill of the opponent. Damage is resolved as a series of wounds to various hit locations. As Herne's son, Robin can call on the Power of Light and Darkness to aid him. You have 5 points of Power to use through the adventure. Losing all the points means you have lost, as does receiving a fatal wound. Power points also act as your "score" if you complete the adventure successfully.
The two books in the series are:
- Gamebook 1 - The King's Demon
- Gamebook 2 - The Sword of the Templar