I was just wondering if any of you gamers out there knew much about gamebooks (I collect and hoard them wherever I find them - EXCEPT for those crappy Choose your Own Adventure ones) and if so what your favourite kind/series is, or if there are any you'd recommend?
Though I generally prefer those with complicated rule systems and character creations, my favourite one is actually the discontinued Fabled Lands series by Dave Morris & Jamie Thomson (aka Quest in North America), because each book represents a part of the world and you can cross back and forth non-linearly. Beautiful. Anyone heard of it? Tried it?
And btw, for those who don't know what a gamebook is, it's one of those books where each paragraph(s) or page(s) is numbered, and you flip back and forth by making choices as to the path of action of your character. Most popular are the Choose Your Own Adventure ones (horrid, ugh), Fighting Fantasy, Lone Wolf, a couple very simplistic D&D ones, and so on. Also a bunch of cartoony ones.