Once Upon A Time In Arabia (Critical If Gamebooks)

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Put yourself at the heart of the story

Your life is in danger from a powerful enemy. Jafar, advisor to the Caliph, is plotting a coup that will put him on the throne of Baghdad. You are the only one who knows his secret. Only you can warn the Caliph. But who will listen to a penniless adventurer? Even to venture out of hiding would be to risk death from the assassins who are scouring the city night and day to find you.

There is one hope. Fame and fortune would give you the means to expose Jafars treachery. Striking out from the city, your travels take you to the furthest corners of the world. You will encounter ghoul-haunted oases, magical palaces, lost cities of gold, and uncharted isles full of mystery and danger. Threatened by bandits, fire wizards, thieves and fearsome creatures, you must risk all in your determined quest to save the kingdom.

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NB: Once Upon A Time In Arabia was originally published as TWIST OF FATE in the Virtual Reality series. This edition is revised and expanded with a completely new prologue.

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Critical IF books are interactive adventures with a difference. You can be a mutant with the power to warp reality. A buccaneer whose sword and pistol are a match for any foe. A daring rogue leaping between rooftops. A wizard who can command the elements. Be anyone you can imagine. Choose from almost five hundred different character types, each with their own unique skills.

Strong stories, vivid settings and compelling characters make Critical IF books the game-changers of the interactive fiction genre.


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