Jamie Thomson is the author of several "choose-your-own-adventure" type gamebooks.


Early LifeEdit

The author was born in Iran, but grew up in Brighton where he met Mark Smith at school there. Thomson graduated from Kent University with a degree in politics and government. He cites his gaming career as having begun with original Dungeons & Dragons in 1976.[1]


Thomson was an Assistant Editor of White Dwarf magazine, and a contributor to Warlock magazine.

Thompson started the company Black Cactus, creating the game Warrior Kings.


Fighting FantasyEdit


Fighting Fantasy GamebooksEdit

Unpublished Fighting FantasyEdit

Outside of Fighting FantasyEdit


His contributions to the genre include four series: Duelmaster, Falcon, and Way of the Tiger (all co-written with Mark Smith) and Fabled Lands. He also co-wrote an adventure game The Tower of Despair.

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  1. Duelmaster 1 (Armada Publishing, 1986)