Great input Sock Puppet! Lots of information I didn't know about there.
Sock Puppet wrote:Metamorphosis Alpha and Gamma World became Amazing Engine' Metamorphosis Alpha to Omega. It would later become a d20m setting in Dungeon, named Omega World.
Agam I was't aware that this was a merged Metamorphosis Alpha and Gamma World, although these two settings seem to have connection points going back to their creation.
Boot Hill never got a remake to my knowledge.
I could have sworn the Old West got some treatment in D20 Past, but it seems like it was limited to a Marshall PrC in the Victorian Horror campaign.
Ditto for Top Secret (although the 3pp Spycraft is basically that).
Good point. I suppose standard d20 Modern would not be far away from this either?
I think Star Frontiers became a setting in d20 Future, (as Star Law) and the Aliens chapter of that book is basically that setting.
Yep. Lots of Star Frontiers/Star*Drive material was incorporated into the core D20 Future setting.
Gangbusters I know nothing about.
Me neither, but it looks like a crime fighter type game. Could be fun to play.
Indiana Jones is an obvious movie licence, but the d20 Past/Dungeon magazine setting Pulp Heroes is basically this with the serial numbers filed away.
After the MSH/FASERIP/SAGA system, they never again entered the superhero genre, although high-level D&D comes close. the d20 Modern Spectaculars sourcebook ended up as vapourware.
Yeah. There is also Mutants & Masterminds as a 3pp equivalent. Also, FASERIP has spawned ICONS.
Buck Rogers got redone as Iron Lords of Jupiter in Dungeon Magazine, with serial numbers field off and with some input from the John Carter books (it's basically the Planetary Romance genre).
Wow, I have completely missed this one. Which issue(s) of Dungeon detailed this setting?
Amazing Engine Bughunters got redone in d20 Future, under the same name.
Amazing Engine Kromosome got redone in d20 Future, as Genetech.
Amazing Engine Tabloid possibly inspired the Dark Matter setting in Alternity and d20 Modern.
Alternity Star Drive got redone in d20 Future, under the same name.
Thanks for clarifying the connection between those. Kromosome being the basis for Genetech was news to me. I like that they kept going back to older concepts though.
The following Amazing Engine settings never got redone in any form to my knowledge:
For Faerie, Queen, and Country
The Galactos Barrier
Once and Future King
Could Magitech be linked to Urban Arcana? The concepts do seem close.
Summarizing in a table (because tables are fun!)
Early TSR | Amazing Engine | Alternity | D20 Modern | 3rd Party
Boot Hill (1975)|| | |
Metamorphosis Alpha (1976)| Metamorphosis Alpha to Omega | | Omega World | Metamorphosis Alpha
Gamma World (1978) | Metamorphosis Alpha to Omega | Gamma World | Gamma World |
Top Secret (1980) and TS /SI || | D20 Modern? | D20 Spycraft
Star Frontiers (1982) || Star*Drive | Star Law / Star*Drive |
Gangbusters (1982)|| | D20 Modern? |
Indiana Jones (1984)|| | Pulp Heroes |
Marvel || | | Mutants & Masterminds
Buck Rogers XXVc (1988)|| | Iron Lords of Jupiter |
|Bug Hunters | | Bug Hunters |
|For Faerie, Queen, and Country | | |
|The Galactos Barrier | | D20 Star Wars? |
|Kromosome | | Genetech |
|Magitech | | |
|Once and Future King | | |
|Tabloid! | Dark*Matter | Dark*Matter |