The Fantasy Trip RPG rights return to Steve Jackson Games

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The Fantasy Trip RPG rights return to Steve Jackson Games

Post by Havard » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:27 pm

The following was posted on the Steve Jackson Games website:
December 26, 2017: The Fantasy Trip Returns Home

The Fantasy Trip
At the beginning of my career, long before GURPS, I created a roleplaying game called The Fantasy Trip. For decades, the rights have been held by Metagaming, a publisher which is no longer in operation. I'm very pleased to announce that I have regained the eight TFT releases that I wrote myself: Melee, Wizard, Death Test, Death Test 2, Advanced Melee, Advanced Wizard, In the Labyrinth, and Tollenkar's Lair.

This is just an initial announcement, to invite you to celebrate with me a day that has been a long time coming!

I have no idea yet about release schedules. I will probably have to answer most questions with "I don't know yet" - but feel free to use the button below to go to the forum discussion of this post, and try me . . . or just share memories of the game!
I found out about this via Tenkar's Tavern.

I think it is great that Steve Jackson wants to rerelase this game. We talked about The Fantasy Trip RPG in this thread here on The Piazza earlier. Is anyone else excited to see this classic RPG return?

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Re: The Fantasy Trip RPG rights return to Steve Jackson Game

Post by ghendar » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:29 pm

Havard wrote: Is anyone else excited to see this classic RPG return?
Not really. I don't even time to play D&D right now so the return of an obscure 70s RPG pretty much means nothing to me. Even if I were interested, it would be just one more item in competition for my already low disposable income.
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Re: The Fantasy Trip RPG rights return to Steve Jackson Game

Post by Big Mac » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:59 pm

I've never heard of this, but Steve Jackson Games does have a fairly good reputation.

I think this is more likely to be a game people I know play, that a game that I play.

I'll be interested to see how big the fanbase is.

So what's been going on with The Fantasy Trip while Metagaming owned the rights? How long ago did they stop publishing material for it?
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