I was thinking about some of the loose ends in gamebooks and I was thinking that if we saw sequels to gmaebooks, what could they be about? Here are some sequel suggestions. Please add more of your own.
Citidel of Chaos – Already done (it makes sense when you win the gamebook)
Forest of Doom – Take out the Wild Hill men band that attacked the dwarves – and their sinister leader…
Starship Traveller – Maybe one of the races you came across decided to try to use the black hole you went through to invade your dimension. Maybe a race came up with the technology themselves after meeting you and arrive into your dimension and you are the only one who can stop them.
City of Thieves – You have probably made a few enemies while you wnadered around Blacksand. Maybe they want you dead. Or maybe you have to return to Blacksand despite the fact that you have committed several crimes and that you have a unicorn tattooed on your forehead, making you stand out a bit.
Island of the Lizard King – So you have freed the slaves, but there is still plenty of gold on Fire Island. Maybe you will lead an expeditionary force to clear out the island and get the gold for yourself.
Scorpion Swamp – All three stories are ripe for a sequel – if you give Grimslade a load of masters’ amulets, what is he going to do with them now? If you made a map for Poomchukker, what adventures will you have on his caraven? If you returned Antherica to Selator, how will the forces of chaos react?
Caverns of the Snow Witch – Forest of Doom was a kind of sequel to this as it is implied that Stubb will be part of the Dwarvish group sent to recover the hammer. Unfortunately for him.
Talisman of Death – Already done.
Space Assasin – You’ve captured Cyrus but there’s all kinds of crazy stuff going on in his ship such as a sentient pilot, an ecosystem and a deadly virus that may or may not have already been developed.
Temple of Terror – Leesha did not get enough screen time. She rules the city of Vatos and seems to have unlimited wealth and magical power (she gives out rings that make people invulnerable to being hit in combat.) What would happen if she decided to expand her rule?
Seas of Blood – There is no honour among pirates. Abdul the Butcher, sick of trying to beat you fairly just tries to hunt you down and kill you. For all you know, his crew has already ambushed your crew and sunk your ship while you were showing him your massive wealth on the mountain. How are you going to get out of this one?
Sword of the Samurai – Hachiman is still being assaulted by barbarians. Now that you have Singing Death, you can lead the army to victory.
Trial of the Champions – Already done.
Robot Commando – You’ve repelled the invasion fleet, but this may be the beginning of a large scale war.
Masks of Mayhem – The magic of the masks may be released again.
Creature of Havoc – Thugruff is still alive and he still commands a large army of chaotics. What is he going to do now?
Beneath Nightmare Castle – Xakhaz could be released again or some other nightmarish cosmic horror god of Zagoula may be released into the world.
Crypt of the Sorcerer – Ungoth the skeleton king is still alive. He is a powerful sorcerer in his own right and although he was just some glorified quiz host for Razaak, I bet that now he has no employer, he can be a good villain in his own right.
Slaves of the Abyss – What are your adventures involving the gods and where do you travel to in time and space?
Portal of Evil – There may be another portal that is letting in dinosaurs or another tribe.
Legend of the Shadow Warriors – How do you reintroduce Voivod to humanity?
The Crimson Tide – Your adventures as the Eyes and Ears of the God King are only just beginning.
The Sorcery! series – there is still a large dangerous army in Mampang. Who will lead them next?
Down Among Dead Men – There are plenty of sequels here – El Draque, the sorceress on the island, the ship in the iceberg. There’s plenty of material here.
Heart of Ice – Loads of sequel material too. Maybe you trapped yourself in time and someone has released you. Maybe, you decided that it was a waste of time and put your talents to improving the world. Maybe Gaia has finally got a grip or you might be able to cure the virus.
Necklace of Skulls -Whether you find your brother or not, you still have to get home.
There are a few ideas. Anyone got any more?