Scriptarium is doing an amazing job of publishing French language versions of the Advanced Fighting Fantasy range. Amazing because they are going above and beyond a simple direct translation. These guys have released gorgeous books with all new artwork (in colour and black & white, and with all new work by Russ Nicholson himself!), maps and text. Défis Fantastiques, the core rulebook, features an enormous all-new adventure that takes you from Salamonis, through Balthus Dire's Black Tower and beyond to Darkwood Forest. I'm afraid to say their work really puts the english language versions to shame!
For those that are interested, Scriptarium is currently running a funding drive for the publication of a French language version of Titan. As per usual, there will be a stack of new material, including another exclusive adventure and a map of the Old World (which features all new locations named by Steve Jackson and Jonathan Green). The project has already reached its goal, but every extra cent will go towards more artwork (featuring FF stalwarts Russ Nicholson, Malcom Barter, Bill Houston, John Sibbick and Steve Luxton) and better quality. Move quickly, however, for there isn't much time left before the funding drive comes to an end.
I have spent a little time going through Défis Fantastiques and trying to translate it as best I can. Results have been mixed, however, since I don't speak a lick of French and have been relying on Google Translate to do the hard work for me. The adventure I mentioned earlier features heaps of new information on the people and places of Titan, but some of the names have me stumped as to the correct translation. I am hoping someone reading this will know their way around the French language (or know someone who does) and can confirm what the correct translations are:
la Toison du Mouton-Ours – The Bearsheep’s Fleece Inn?
Musiques ensorcelantes – Magical Music?
d’Ocrepierre – Redstone?
Gargarpies - ???
Eaux Dormantes – Dormant Waters, Still Waters?
Place de la Monnaie – Place of Money?
Trouée de Basseterre – Lowland Gap?
La Méandrine – The Meandering?
Crocheroc - ???
L’aubgerge de la plaine – The Plains Inn?
Foret de la Dague – Dagger Forest?
Collines du Loup Sinistre – Grimwolf Hills?
Plaines du Purgatoire – Plains of Purgatory?
Riviere de l’Eau-de-Feu – Firewater River?
Montagnes des Eternels Perdus – Mountains of the Eternally Lost?
Cotes du Hurlevent – Windhowl Coast?
Collines du Cap-Lointain – Hills of Cape Faraway?
Monts Du Dixieme Jour – Mountains of the Tenth Step?
Plaine de la Cicatrice – Plain of Scars?
Collines de l’Espoir Perdu – Hills of Lost Hope?
Collines Genereuses – Generous Hills?
Steppes Sinistres – Sinister Steppes?
Plaines de Quymm – Plain of Quymm?
Dunes Sans Fine – Endless Dunes?
Les Terres Ameres - The Bitter Land
Le Des Engelures - Frostbite Isle
Le Doigt Blanc - The White Finger
Le Desolee - The Desolate Isle
Marais de Grogmyre - Grogmyre Swamp
Hauts de Bei-Han - Bei-Han Heights
Massif de l Effois - Mountains of Terror
Cote des Glaives - Sword Coast
Amphis - ??
Brindalphis - ??
Gunnarphis - ??
+6 LUCK points to anyone who can help me out!