Quest foot forward
D&D revives its Endless Quest ‘choose your own adventure’ books, and brings some kick-ass art to the party
In the 1980s, the Endless Quest series of ‘choose your own adventure’ books offered youngsters a muchloved stepping stone into the Dungeons & Dragons universe – plus they were a handy fallback if you couldn’t get a game group together.
Now they’re back, with September seeing the release of four new books, each with 24 potential endings, written by veteran board game and RPG designer Matt Forbeck, and published by Studio Press.
The interactive adventures put you in the shoes of four of the most popular character classes in D&D (the fighter, the rogue, the wizard and the cleric) and are aimed at ages eight to 12. However, older gaming fans may also be tempted by both the lure of nostalgia and the inclusion of high-class artwork, created by some well-known artists.
And that’s no coincidence. As D&D’s lead designer Jeremy Crawford told Adobe Create last year: “Art for our books is vital. Art is the readers’ first window into the world we’re inviting them to explore. We’re able to convey that invitation to a world of fantasy in a split second.”
Artists contributing to the new hardback books include Aleksi Briclot, Craig J Spearing, Cynthia Sheppard, Kieran Yanner and Scott M Fischer. And with interest in real-world gaming on the rise, as our Games Workshop studio profile on page 38 attests, we expect these first four titles to be just the start of things to come. Find out more about the books by visiting
In the Endless Quest books, you don’t just read a tale: you become the hero.
In To Catch a Thief, you must find the baby griffon stolen by Xanathar, leader of the Thieves’ Guild.
Into the Jungle sees you on a quest to find legendary adventurer Artus Cimber before the frost giants do.
Big Trouble’s storyline has you hunting for your missing little brother, helped by a wizard who lives in a flying tower.
The new ranges of book revives the Endless Quest series, which was first released in the 1980s.