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Old 01-03-2018, 03:18 PM   #181
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I have a blogpost on the Martian Metal TFT Microtures that you might find informative: http://angantyrs-games-things.blogsp...icrotures.html
I'm curious as to why you haven't updated your blog with this news yet. Not trying to be controversial here in ANY way; just asking. Most of the others I routinely follow (CR Brandon, Marko Tabyanan, Inthelabyrinth, etc.) have at least mentioned the return of TFT to Steve Jackson, and I always find your blog entries so very well written and interesting since they attack the subject from a different perspective than most folks do! I'd be fascinated with your take on all of this over there where you can really let your hair down.

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Old 01-03-2018, 07:31 PM   #182
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Is this the Robert Phillips who did the art for TFT? He is from the Austin area:

http://www.robertgregoryphillips.com/
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:44 PM   #183
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If I ever worked personally with Phillips, I have lost the memory. He cound have lived anywhere and corresponded with Metagaming. And the images on that web page are all nonrepresentational.So it may be a coincidence of names.
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:53 PM   #184
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I wonder if Guy McLimore or one of the other old Metagamers knew him...
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:32 PM   #185
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Been playing Melee and Wizard since the early 80s with some modifications

As you update - please keep it simple versus other Fantasy RPGs out there

The beauty started with not having to spend hours getting your initial character - the extras came as the game went along

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Old 01-03-2018, 11:26 PM   #186
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Hello, TFT fans! I'm going to suggest that detailed rules discussion go into the Roleplaying in General thread, rather than here, and we can leave this thread for more general discussion about the announcement and future plans for development as SJ and the team are comfortable talking about them.

I'm going to do a bit of thread surgery and move some of the crunchiest posts over now. Edited to add: That turned out to be a grand total of eight posts, so not too bad, and they were excised nicely with a minimum of damage to the surrounding tissue.
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:52 AM   #187
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Makes sense, Andrew. I do have a couple of questions for Steve on the tentative concept for re-release of TFT.

You mention a Kickstarter for Melee, possibly in 2018. Are you thinking of combining Melee and Advanced Melee in that? Or is it going to be only the minigame? If it's only the minigame, what are you thinking about the Advanced rules?

Also, what are your feelings at this point on potential timing for Wizard/Advanced Wizard and In The Labyrinth -- sometime in 2019/2020? Later? Not asking for actual commitments, everything is highly subject to change, YMMV, etc. are all understood in any answer you may feel you can share on this one...

(I'm assuming part of the idea here for a Kickstarter is to "test the waters" and see how a Melee Kickstarter does, which will inform you on the future plans for everything else, but I'm guessing you might have some ideas for the future release schedule somewhere in the back of your head, assuming all goes well...)

Are you considering compiling some or all the old Spacegamer articles (barring the errata, that one is presumably OBE) into a book of some kind? Personally, I'd love to have them all hard-copy again...

Finally, what are you thinking regarding the Death Tests and Tollenkar's Lair? Stretch goals for future Kickstarters? Individual releases? Something different?

I know, I know, you probably can't answer any of this yet (except maybe the first one), but you have to know we're all dying out here for any kind of info! ;-)

(Edited to add: What about the hymenopterans?!? It'd be a real shame to lose them, but I can see you might have to change the name and concept a bit, under the circumstances...)

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Old 01-04-2018, 04:27 AM   #188
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Steve, I hope now the New Year is out of the way, you're going to get Melee/Wizard to the table again after all these years (I'm guessing you haven't played it in the interim).

I'd be curious to know your thoughts when you do so. Anything you would do differently now?
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:14 AM   #189
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I'm curious as to why you haven't updated your blog with this news yet. Not trying to be controversial here in ANY way; just asking. Most of the others I routinely follow (CR Brandon, Marko Tabyanan, Inthelabyrinth, etc.) have at least mentioned the return of TFT to Steve Jackson, and I always find your blog entries so very well written and interesting since they attack the subject from a different perspective than most folks do! I'd be fascinated with your take on all of this over there where you can really let your hair down.
Great question! Answer: two small children... and I'm doing a full court press on a riveted mail hauberk and a couple of sword projects, so updating the old blog has regrettably fallen behind. I'll try to get to that in the next day or two, the "ungrateful wretches" permitting :-)

Edit: and I probably shouldn't let Steve Jackson see my posts reviewing Tollenkar's Lair :-o

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Old 01-04-2018, 11:43 AM   #190
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Great question! Answer: two small children... and I'm doing a full court press on a riveted mail hauberk and a couple of sword projects,
Riveted mail has to be one of the few things more time consuming than small children.
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