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Raoul Comments It’s bad enough to lose your life. But then to lose your love and kingdom also? What a bummer.

Published 1996

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 7.56 out of 10)

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10 Responses to “Game’s End”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    I like to see a man who enjoys his work.

  2. fred Says:

    I think he’s really playing the game just to get his shirt back.
    The alliteration guy must have been on vacation when the book was titled.

  3. THX 1139 Says:

    “We can’t allow him to get the novelty occasional table!”

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    I’m getting definite flashbacks of Dominik Diamond and Patrick Moore c.1992. ( )
    What’s puzzling me is that this tableau of Hunk and Damsel happening inside Skorpius’s fond embrace seems to be a hologram he’s using but he can only see them from the back. Is he really into hunkbutts or is he showing off to the readers, like someone who invites a neighbour to see the game on a new HD telly?

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Somebody needs to shout “Behind you!” twice to the damsel.

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    Fauxnan: You know, I think this game might be EVIL!
    Damsel: Yeah, whatevs.

    (They go on to get drunk on whatever is in the cauldron.)

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    All those wizardly powers, but unable to deal with his orthodontic problems. And man, the shoulders on that outfit are out of control.

    @fred: they definitely both look like they’ve already lost their shirts.

    @Tat Wood: maybe he’s invited some other sorcerors over? Although it strikes me he may just like looking at his enemies from behind: makes them look less threatening and more easily stabbed (in the back)

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Cheerfully grinning demonic figure + completely obvious Faux-nan + damsel in Princess Leia outfit = Generic Extruded Fantasy Product.

    Is this based on someone’s D&D game from the 80’s? I’d bet on it.

    Sharon’s way too into alliteration. And that blurb, as Raoul says, is sort of backwards.

    @BC: Indeed; almost everything on this cover is BEHIND YOU.

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Cauldron’s actually full of dry ice – you gotta have the right look for your sorcerous dungeon.

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