Mini Fighting Fantasy Adventures
Location: Lands of Winter, The Flat Lands
References: 200
Publication details
Author(s): Ruth Pracy

Illustrator(s): Pete Martin
First published: February 1986
Publication: Warlock (Issue 8)
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For other uses of The Floating City, see The Floating City

The Floating City is a single-player role-playing mini adventure written by Ruth Pracy, and illustrated by Pete Martin. It was published in 1986 in Warlock Issue 8 by Games Workshop. It has not been reprinted since.



A mysterious dwarf and a fabled city provide the backdrop to the quest, which will have you trekking across icy wastes and stalking through forgotten caves in search of Lord Karon’s missing consort.[1]

You are an adventurer with a mysterious background, living in a world where seasons are a matter of geography, not time. In the Lands of Winter you encounter a dying man whose last words suggest to you a possible shot at fame and fortune. All you have to do is find and enter the fabled Floating City and rescue a Dwarf with an unfortunate habit of getting kidnapped by Eagles. But have you correctly interpreted those dying words ...?

How to Fight the Creatures in the AdventureEdit

The mini adventure in general follows the original rules set down in The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (see Game System).

Unique RulesEdit

Players can only eat Provisions when allowed by the instructions on a page, and only one meal can be eaten at a time. In later books players can eat at any time outside of battle. Also, while a player has only one Potion, it contains two doses.

Equipment ListEdit


The illustrations were by Pete Martin. There were 7 full page (or equivalent) illustrations (the illustration at (6) was also repeated later in the adventure) and 6 minor repeated illustrations scattered throughout the text. The paragraphs with a full page illustration were: Background, 6, 79, 104, 138,1 168 and 177.

  1. The illustration in this instance is placed some "distance" from the paragraph in question probably due to reasons of layout.

Intertextual ReferencesEdit


Warlock published a sequel to this adventure, The Land of Changes in issue 11, which was to be followed in turn by a further sequel. However the magazine came to an end with issue 13 and the third instalment (In Search of the Lost Land) was instead published in 1987 in issue 14 of Proteus magazine.

Main CharactersEdit

YOU: Hero of The Floating City



Further NotesEdit


  • At times the text assumes you made decisions you might not have done.
  • Losing your weapon costs you 3 skill, but the bonus for getting a replacement increases your Initial skill without affecting the current score.
  • There's also the use of items from routes you couldn't have taken to get to where you are.

See AlsoEdit


External LinksEdit


  1. Warlock Issue 8 - p.27