Carl Sargent is an author who has written a number of Fighting Fantasy titles, both under his real name and under a pseudonym, Keith Martin. Carl is reported to have died on 12th September 2018.


Early Life[]

Carl L. Sargent was born on December 11, 1952, in Caerleon, Monmouthshire. Sargent earned a PhD in psychology (or experimental parapsychology), in 1979.


Sargent's sudden and abrupt departure from the gaming industry in the late Nineties has been the subject of much speculation and curiosity among fans.


He is known to have performed numerous ganzfeld experiments at the University of Cambridge (a photograph of Sargent performing such an experiment appears in the Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience, page 129). His published works in this field include Explaining the Unexplained: Mysteries of the Paranormal, co-authored with Hans Eysenck.


As Carl Sargent[]


As Keith Martin[]


  1. Credited to Ian Livingstone.

Outside of Fighting Fantasy[]

Sargent has an extensive body of work outside of Fighting Fantasy, and has collaborated with Marc Gascoigne on a number of occasions. Most of Sargent's role-playing works were published between 1987 and 1996. He has authored many products for both the Dungeons & Dragons (particularly for the World of Greyhawk campaign setting), "Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay", and FASA's Shadowrun and "Earthdawn" role-playing games (most of the latter in collaboration with Marc Gascoigne). He also authored some Sonic the Hedgehog novels under the collective pseudonym "Martin Adams" (with Gascoigne and James Wallis).

His work for TSR includes:

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