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Dice, New Stretch Goal, and Publish Your Own Adventures!

Posted by Philip Reed
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With the $205,000 stretch goal down, we will add two dice -- one Melee and one Wizard -- to the Legacy Edition box. Additionally, for those of you who always need more dice, we have opened up a new add-on: get one more red pearlized with gold ink Melee die and one blue pearlized with gold ink Wizard die for only $2!

Also, with that $205,000 stretch goal down, we've revealed the $230,000 stretch goal: We will expand the In the Labyrinth book to 176-pages.

The Fantasy Trip To Open To Creators in 2019 Via Limited Publishing License

In 2019, the world of Cidri, the official setting for Steve Jackson's The Fantasy Trip roleplaying game, expands as everyone is invited to contribute adventures (solo and game mastered), area writeup and history, monsters, characters, treasure, and more to the game.

In celebration and support of the return of The Fantasy Trip, Steve Jackson Games will release a limited publishing agreement for the game in 2019.

Under the terms of the license, writers and illustrators will be able to create original PDFs for sale on Warehouse 23, the Steve Jackson Games web store, and earn royalties for the sale of those works. All PDFs offered for sale under this agreement will have the right to use the world of Cidri and the TFT game mechanics, all under an official "Compatible with The Fantasy Trip" logo.

The limited publishing license will provide fans of The Fantasy Trip with more support than Steve Jackson Games alone can manage, as well as offering creators an opportunity to showcase their talents and transform their ideas into official PDFs.

Please watch thefantasytrip.game for more information on the upcoming TFT Limited Publishing Agreement.

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    1. Paul Vermeren on

      Interesting news. The way it's phrased seems to imply that whatever is published under the terms of this license must be set in Cidri, which isn't necessarily a bad idea, but I wouldn't be surprised if some people would be more interested in creating their own settings. (Though there might be enough room on Cidri for anything.) I guess we'll have to stay tuned for more information.

    2. Steve Jackson Games 17-time creator on

      Harry - The LPL is intended to be open to anyone; we’re not going to make up a limited vendor list, or anything like that.

      Douglas - You are correct - this will be more like the DM’s Guild. What I want is for people to be able to use the background, lock, stock, and barrel, as long as it’s for TFT. I want them to be able to use the rules but not reprint them (except possibly in very pertinent part). I want people )or companies) to be able to write material that anyone can drop into their campaign, over the next hill or through the next gate!

      Stefan - Write! Write!

      - SJ

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      davidsg on

      @Philip Reed
      Perfect!

    4. Philip Reed Collaborator
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      @davidsg - "With delivery for the KS to be in March, and presumably general distribution for the Legacy Edition around April, would not "early 2019" mean a second Kickstarter happening before or while people are still getting their hands on the current batch of TFT goods?"

      The current plan is to launch around the time that Kickstarter backers are receiving their rewards. Once we nail down the Legacy Edition and send everything to the factory, then we'll be able to start serious work on an expansion project.

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      davidsg on

      @Philip Reed: "We are discussing an expansion project, in early 2019"
      With delivery for the KS to be in March, and presumably general distribution for the Legacy Edition around April, would not "early 2019" mean a second Kickstarter happening before or while people are still getting their hands on the current batch of TFT goods?

    6. Rolando Mejia PTY14232 on

      This is very good news!

    7. Philip Reed Collaborator
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      @AnnoD - "Any updates on the premade character cards we saw at Gencon?"

      Those are not a part of this Kickstarter project. We are discussing an expansion project, in early 2019, that would include the cards (and more accessories), but that is not 100% decided at this time.

      We will post an update to this project if/when those cards become a reality.

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      Bill Burdick on

      Of course I'm definitely happy to hear about the limited publishing license!

    9. Rich
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      This is great news! I need to start designing again. This decision will really help provide TFT with lots of support which will hopefully encourage even more sales of the core materials made professionally by SJG.

    10. John Macek on

      Well, this is stellar news! Time to sharpen my pencil and put some ideas to paper!

    11. Harry Connolly on

      The Limited Publishing License sounds like a cool opportunity and I'd love to play with it. I hope you consider opening it to more vendors.

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      paul7e on

      I hope some of the excellent writers for Pyramid are enticed to write TFT material by this program.

    13. Douglas H. Cole on

      Silver: from my reading, this is akin to the DM's Guild offering. You get to use the rules (which is like the SRD) and you get to use Cidri (the same way the DM's Guild lets you use the Forgotten Realms) under a limited license to sell through W23.

      OGL the way WotC wrote their contract allows free use of their rules, but not their fluff, settings, or other trapplings. JUST the mechanics. On the other hand, you own the games developed from it.

      Anyway, an actual staffer will probably come by and amplify, or, as they said: "Please watch thefantasytrip.game for more information on the upcoming TFT Limited Publishing Agreement."

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      Robert Conley on

      An excellent step in right direction of giving TFT the support it needs. Appreciate everybody opening at SJ Games.

    15. Silver Bowen on

      Why not just do something more akin to the OGL that has done so much for D&D?

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      AnnoD
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      Any updates on the premade character cards we saw at Gencon?

    17. Karl Schmidt
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      huzzah!

    18. Stefan Jones on

      Excellent! I've been cooking up ideas for adventures.

    19. Peter von Kleinsmid on

      Excellent! Those are both very exciting!

    20. HRH Mo on

      That's very good news indeed!