Scorpion Swamp
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The original Puffin Books cover of Scorpion Swamp
AuthorSteve Jackson
IllustratorDuncan Smith
Cover artistDuncan Smith
SeriesFighting Fantasy
  • Puffin number: 8
PublishedPuffin (UK): 1984[1]
Dell/Laurel-Leaf (US): 1985[1]
Media typePrint (Paperback)

Scorpion Swamp is a single-player adventuring gamebook written by Steve Jackson (the American game designer, as opposed to the series co-creator), illustrated by Duncan Smith and originally published in 1984 by Puffin Books. It forms part of Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone's Fighting Fantasy series. It is the 8th in the series in the original Puffin series (ISBN 0-14-031829-1). It was the first Fighting Fantasy book to be written by an author other than the co-creators of the series.


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Scorpion Swamp is a fantasy scenario.[1] Having acquired a magical Brass Ring (which detects evil and always indicates which direction is north) from a mysterious old woman, the player enters the notorious Scorpion Swamp.

Gameplay differed from previous titles in several ways:


  1. ^ a b c Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. Prometheus Books. p. 366. ISBN 0-87975-653-5.