Tuesday, 1 March 2011
If the art style looks familiar to you and you're thinking "Discworld" then that's because the late, great Josh Kirby illustrated both.
In the UK Corgi Books printed the T&T rulebook as a mass-market paperback and doubled up the solo adventures in similar-sizde paperbacks. The City of Terrors was, as I recall, a slim half-length book given away with some printings of the rulebook, sealed together on the bookshop shelves.
Unlike the US editions, the UK books were re-numbered with pure sequential numbers (not the curious mix of alphanumerics in the original printings). Kirby handled all the interior illustrations as well as the covers giving T&T UK-style an individual look and atmosphere. Proper sword-and-sorcery stuff. You'll notice that he kept the whole Troll-receiving-a-TTYF-in-the-face thing from the original cover in his remake.
Each solo gamebook had a much abridged version of the main T&T rules included so you didn't actually need the rulebook to play solo.
Scans acquired from here.