Sunday, May 25, 2014

Parlez-vous français?

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-OursThe Bearsheep’s Fleece Inn?
Musiques ensorcelantesMagical Music?
Gargarpies - ???
Eaux DormantesDormant Waters, Still Waters?
Place de la MonnaiePlace of Money?
Trouée de BasseterreLowland Gap?
La MéandrineThe Meandering?
Crocheroc - ???
L’aubgerge de la plaineThe Plains Inn?
Foret de la DagueDagger Forest?
Collines du Loup Sinistre – Grimwolf Hills?
Plaines du PurgatoirePlains of Purgatory?
Riviere de l’Eau-de-FeuFirewater River?
Montagnes des Eternels PerdusMountains of the Eternally Lost?
Cotes du HurleventWindhowl Coast?
Collines du Cap-LointainHills of Cape Faraway?
Monts Du Dixieme JourMountains of the Tenth Step?
Plaine de la CicatricePlain of Scars?
Collines de l’Espoir PerduHills of Lost Hope?
Collines GenereusesGenerous Hills?
Steppes SinistresSinister Steppes?
Plaines de QuymmPlain of Quymm?
Dunes Sans FineEndless 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!

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