When I was growing up I collected the Endless Quest gamebooks from TSR (the company publishing D&D) and they were some of my early introductions to fantasy and the worlds of Dungeons and Dragons. I was always thrilled by choose-your-path books like these ones. The covers in particular were captivating and I would always gravitate to them when I found them at yard sales, used book stores or other places for old books. This month I thought it would be fun to revisit one book from the series each day. I no longer have the paper copies but many of the books are available to download thanks to some kind people who scanned and shared them.
Tonight I read through Dungeon of Dread, the first book from the series, and made my way fairly quickly to one of the good endings. The writing can be awkward and it’s a by-the-numbers fantasy story about a sword-wielding fighter and a cowardly halfling thief, but there are fun twists and overall it felt like a cozy little experience.