Knightmare Lexicon - A Knightmare Encyclopædia

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1. Zlissgath
A male Venian navigator aboard a Vaarkan spaceship. A certain wrong turn in the Can You Beat The Challenge? gamebook will lead the player to Zlissgath, who hisses at them in slightly disjointed English for 'wearing silly helmet' and being where they shouldn't. The adventure ends there. None of the later gamebooks had anything quite so bizarre.

In 2013, Dave Morris remarked on Twitter that the Zlissgath encounter '[had] to have been [written by co-author] Tim [Child], then. It's not the kind of thing I'd have put in.' He had previously tweeted his recollection that Tim Child wrote most if not all of the gamebook.

Fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy might enjoy knowing that the extraterrestrial encounter takes place at passage number 42. By happy coincidence, an actor from The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy TV series would later write Knightmare text adventures in the form of the Teletext games (Michael Cule, a.k.a. Brother Mace and others).

[Previous versions: 2013-03-29 14:17:17, 2007-06-22 22:56:06, 2006-05-16 18:27:29]

Provided By: David, 2017-09-25 18:05:02
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