Can anyone put a name to a choose-your-own-adventure style gamebook? The title was Tre-something, you know, a Cornish name.

There was a prologue story about a dragon in a cave, and some knights came into the cave, I think they were after her eggs. The knights were not likeable characters if I remember rightly. There was something about stagnant water, and something about "half a hundred years".

The 'choose your own adventure' part probably started when the half a hundred years after that were up.

  • Do you mean a literal CYOA-branded book? Because there's a complete list of them available here and none of them match your description of the title; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Choose_Your_Own_Adventure_books
    – Valorum
    Jun 23, 2020 at 20:21
  • I don't think it was one of them, no, or at least I have no reason to think so, or I would have looked it up. I was referring to the genre, not the series. That's how I usually see the genre referred to.
    – A. B.
    Jun 23, 2020 at 20:25
  • Fair enough. The genre generally are 'gamebooks' rather than CYOA which is a specific brand (think biro versus ballpoint)
    – Valorum
    Jun 23, 2020 at 20:26
  • Ah, I see. If I saw "gamebook" I'd think you meant a book that was part of a game, like a D&D sourcebook - so... yeah, the jargon gets complicated.
    – A. B.
    Jun 23, 2020 at 23:03

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This might be Dragon's Lair, the 6th in a series of story/gamebook publications based on the Knightmare TV show.

The game master in the series also features in the books, and was called Treguard - if you conflated the character with the book title, that would fit.

It includes a dragons cave, and there is mention of making a stagnant pool into clean water. 'Half a hundred' is a line - but refers to pinches of the dust of dragon eggs, not years.

  • That's the one! I recognise the cover now I see it, apart from anything else. Don't know how I jumbled those up. Funny to see it again after all these years.
    – A. B.
    Jul 5, 2020 at 0:07

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