The Fantasy Trip, a roleplaying game series from the late 1970s, should return to publication as early as next year. Steve Jackson Games announced that rights to several products in the series—Melee, Wizard, Death Test, Death Test 2, Advanced Melee, Advanced Wizard, In the Labyrinth, and Tollenkar’s Lair—have returned to their original author, Mr. Steve Jackson. Until now, those rights were held by Metagaming. However, an element of U.S. copyright law, allows the author to reclaim rights 35 years after last publication.

While specific plans for publication of The Fantasy Trip are still being considered, Jackson suggested that the first new release is likely to be Melee (via Kickstarter), with minimal rules changes but “a fully modern presentation.”

[Image note: Those are the original games that I played with during my junior high school days.]

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