Song of Alain (Hit Point Version)
You are a bard trying to win your beloved's hand in marriage by becoming the official bard of a local hero. Cast spells, sing songs and talk your way through challenges. Choose well, and you will survive to a rewarding ending. Keep track of your health, manna, gold and karma based on decisions you make.
45,000 words, plus several free samples. More
Pull up a seat and hear the Song of Alain! The epic tale of a mostly noble bard in over his head against hideous monsters and really difficult people. Hack, slash, sing and talk your way out of challenges. Manipulate foes in a trance or blow them back with a burst of sound!
Choose your path through a hilarious and dangerous adventure with a great ending...if you can make it that far.
You are Alain Heath, a bard in love. You've already wooed your lady, but in order to win over her father, you need to gain great renown. Becoming the official bard of Trevor Whiteflame, the hero of the land, is the best way to do it. The problem is, Trevor's life is fraught with dangers. Goblin hordes, evil sorcerers and a living, walking volcano are just some of the perils you'll have to face. In fact, the only reason the bard position is available is because the last one went up in smoke.
A buddy cop movie in a sword and sorcery world, you'll have to deal with Trevor's lunkheaded sword-happy ways, while managing to keep both of you alive.
This game book is similar to the Choose Your Own Adventure, Twistaplot, or other book series. But, instead of turning to a page, you click on a link. You are encouraged to keep track of your health, manna, gold and karma as they change throughout the story based on the choices you make.
Some of the decisions don't end in damage, they just change details of the story, enriching your character. So, on second or third readings, I encourage you to make different choices just to see how things turn out.
It's 45,000 words, not including the free samples of several other stories.
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