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THE FANTASY TRIP – Old-School Roleplaying!

A project in Austin, TX by Steve Jackson Games

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Backers: 3379
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Funded: $314,572 of $20,000
Dates: Jul 23rd -> Aug 24th (33 days)
Project By: Steve Jackson Games
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Latest News


August 24th - via:
And that brings the campaign to an end! Last month, on July 23, we started on this journey and, as a group, we've taken The Fantasy Trip to the beginning of a new adventure with over 3,000 supporters, over $300,000 in funding, and enough gaming... (Read More)

All Stretch Goals Unlocked!

August 24th - via:
With about three hours left to go, you have broken that final $300,000 stretch goal: You have unlocked everything we have to offer! Those of you who have backed at the I Want It All reward level will now get a classic-inspired Melee/Wizard Pocket... (Read More)

Character and Reference Sheet Booklet + Labyrinth Map Add-On

August 24th - via:
We've had enough requests come in for extras of the character and reference sheet booklet, as well as the $275,000 stretch goal labyrinth map that was unlocked last night, which we have assembled as a $4 add-on item: Both of those in a single... (Read More)

Final Day and One Stretch Goal Remains!!!

August 24th - via:
In less than ten hours, this Kickstarter project closes, and the serious fun begins. We've unlocked the $285,000 stretch goal, adding a second 9" x 12" pocket folder to all I Want It All rewards and opening that second folder as a new add-on item... (Read More)

Megahexes, the 14-Hex Dragon, and the Final 24.

August 23rd - via:
Steve and Ben reviewed the megahex sheets today, moving those closer to completion. Please remember that in the finished game, you won't find the megahex "sheets" as actual die-cut sheets. The factory will pre-punch and bag all of these, which... (Read More)

$265,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked and Pocket Box Add-On?

August 23rd - via:
And there goes the $265,000 stretch goal! Also, to keep you entertained as we close in on the final hours of the Kickstarter project, we're happy to report that the $265,000 stretch goal article is now online: "My Life and Role-Playing," Steve's... (Read More)

We're gonna need a bigger box.

August 23rd - via:
As we continue to unlock stretch goals, the Legacy Edition box gets more and more packed, to the point that we'll wait until next week to calculate the final depth when I meet with our friends at GPI to go over the final project specs. We started at... (Read More)

14-Hex Dragon and $250,000 Goals Unlocked, Your Group Here, and Pocket Folder Add-On Now Available

August 22nd - via:
Well, that was fast, When we launched the project back in July, it took over a week for us to unlock the first Facebook goal. Today, when we opened the second Facebook goal, you showed us that you just had to have that 14-hex dragon by unlocking the... (Read More)

New Facebook Goal: 14-Hex Dragon Counter!

August 22nd - via:
We have a surprise for you today: If we reach 750 shares of this Facebook post, we will add a new 14-hex dragon counter -- illustrated by Liz Danforth! -- to the Legacy Edition box.  At the moment, the post is at 528 shares, meaning that we have... (Read More)

Melee, Wizard, and Death Test Counter Sheet Add-Ons and Your Best Game Ever!

August 21st - via:
As requested, we have three new add-ons for the project! Extra set of Melee counter sheets. Four sheets, each double-sided. $5 add-on. Extra set of Wizard counter sheets. Four sheets, each double-sided. $5 add-on. Extra set of Death Test/Death Test 2... (Read More)

$235,000 Unlocked, Add-On Update, and Green Ronin's The Expanse Roleplaying Game

August 21st - via:
Great work, team! With the $235,000 stretch goal down -- and already posted at -- we can turn our attention to the next stretch goal as we work toward that $300,000 goal: the Melee/Wizard Pocket Box!  Add-On UpdateWith the... (Read More)

More Pages, Random Dungeon Generation, and the Melee/Wizard Pocket Box Stretch Goal

August 20th - via:
That's another two goals down! After your support yesterday, we have unlocked: $230,000 - We’ll make the font larger, AND make room for a bit more art, by increasing In the Labyrinth to 176 pages. BGG - 400 Wizard Fans - We will print a random... (Read More)

Dungeon Challenge Cards

August 19th - via:
This is Steve, with an update about another project I’d like you to look at. You know that Phil Reed has been spearheading the TFT campaign. What you might not know is that, in his copious free time, he’s running his own little Kickstarter right... (Read More)

Poster Maps Unlocked!!!

August 19th - via:
Now packed inside the Legacy Edition box: Two 17" x 22" poster maps, each illustrated by Rick Hershey. These maps, folded to fit inside the box, will be printed in full-color; both will also be printed (at a smaller size and in B&W) inside In... (Read More)

Typo Spells Unlocked, Wizard at BGG, and the $250,000 Stretch Goal

August 18th - via:
The last few days have been phenomenal, with dozens of new project backers joining us each day and stretch goals falling almost rhythmically. Thanks to your continued support, we start our weekend by unlocking Steve's 15 typo spells . . . which are... (Read More)

Two Goals Unlocked, New Goals Added!

August 17th - via:
You're shattering goals faster than a party of adventurers kicking down dungeon doors! Over the last day, your support of The Fantasy Trip has unlocked: $215,000 - We will add a fourth panel to the GM screen. 400 Melee Fans at BGG - Posted on the... (Read More)

Companion Update, BGG Goal, and Legacy Edition Back Cover Progress

August 16th - via:
Yesterday, we received positive responses from three authors of older articles for The Fantasy Trip, and we are now securing the necessary contracts so that we can pack even more into the Companion book. We won't stop seeking out rights to older... (Read More)

Private Game Sessions

August 15th - via:
We have four game sessions among the reward levels - Gary Con, Gamehole Con, Origins, and Gen Con - and as I write this, each has at least one open slot. What are we planning to do at those private sessions? To start with, the reward level includes I... (Read More)

Your Face Here - Some Details

August 15th - via:
This is not a FAQ because it’s only been asked a couple of times, but $1,000 is a lot of support, so we should clarify: How does “Your Face Here” work? After the campaign closes, we’ll contact you to talk about your character. We’re not... (Read More)

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

August 14th - via:
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... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Report

August 14th - via:
As we close in on the $205,000 stretch goal, it is a good time to review the status of all of the project stretch goals as of this time. This list covers both unlocked and revealed stretch goals, and we have divided the unlocked stretch goals into... (Read More)

Canada - Shipping Info Updated

August 13th - via:
Thanks to the assistance of Snakes & Lattes, we're happy to report that we have revised the estimates for shipping to Canada. Additionally, all rewards delivered to Canadian addresses will be mailed from within Canada! Melee/Wizard - $15 Legacy... (Read More)

More Megahexes!

August 13th - via:
Greetings, Monday! We start today with the fantastic news that the $200,000 stretch goal has been unlocked, adding more megahexes to the Legacy Edition box. That puts the total number of megahex "sheets" in the box at six -- the 500 Facebook shares... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Update!

August 12th - via:
With less than two weeks to go, the project continues to grow as more and more adventurers join the cause. At the moment, we're less than $2,000 from unlocking the $200,000 stretch goal -- and adding a duplicate sheet of megahexes to the Legacy... (Read More)

RPGGeek Goal Unlocked, New BGG Goal, and the Wizard Playmat Add-On

August 11th - via:
The 500 fans of the Legacy Edition at RPGGeek goal has been unlocked, meaning that we will add a duplicate of one of the megahex sheets to the box. That puts us at five sheets of megahexes in the Legacy Edition box, which will allow you to construct... (Read More)

New Add-On, a Question at, and RPGGeek Goal Update

August 11th - via:
Recently, we were asked if we would open the GM screen as an add-on option for the project. Yes! Now that the screen has been unlocked (and upgraded!), we are happy to announce that any of you who may need an extra copy of the screen can add one to... (Read More)

Death Test and Death Test 2 Stretch Goals Unlocked, Join in the Discussion at RPGGeek, and More OSR Fun

August 10th - via:
You have now unlocked the $185,000 and $192,500 stretch goals: The Death Test and Death Test 2 covers will be in color! We will have to ask Rick to go to work on updating the two covers when he wraps up some other projects. Rick has been amazing to... (Read More)

Five More New Rumors, Preparing for Conventions, and RPGGeek

August 9th - via:
The $189,000 stretch goal is behind us, so we have posted Steve's five more new rumors to the official website. That makes more content you can enjoy now and more that will go into The Fantasy Trip Companion once we assemble the finished book. ... (Read More)

New RPGGeek Goal and Updated UK and EU Shipping Information

August 8th - via:
We have a new RPGGeek goal: At 500 fans of The Fantasy Trip on this RPGGeek page, we will add a duplicate of one of the megahex sheets to the Legacy Edition box. At the moment, the page has 371 fans, so let's get out there and spread the word and... (Read More)

GM Screen Upgrade, New GM Screen Stretch Goal, and GM Screen Artwork Progress

August 7th - via:
It is a GM screen day! Last night, you unlocked the $180,000 stretch goal and gave TFT gamemasters stronger defenses against those pesky players. That three-panel GM screen will now be constructed of a heavier material than first intended; meaning... (Read More)

More Stretch Goals Unlocked (and posted!), Interview at Tenkar's Tavern, and Different Worlds

August 6th - via:
The $174,000 stretch goal and 325 fans at RPGGeek goal are now both behind us, and Steve has completed and posted those two extras (as well as the first RPGGeek goal extra) at the official website. To see all of the posted extra... (Read More)

Update on Stretch Goals, RPGNet Questions, GM Screen Art Progress, and More from Judges Guild

August 5th - via:
Two important stretch goal updates: The $74,000 stretch goal is close to being knocked down and its treasures captured by the party, so please be sure to get out there today and share the project with your favorite RPG forums and blogs. The latest... (Read More)

Shiny Dice!

August 4th - via:
We wake this morning to both another day of demos at the Gen Con booth and this happy news: The $170,000 stretch goal has been unlocked, and we are now upgrading the Melee and Wizard dice from white urea dice to pearlized acrylic dice! (Pearlized red... (Read More)

GM Screen Unlocked, Rumors Posted, Thread, and a Judges Guild Bonus

August 3rd - via:
What an awesome surprise to wake to on Friday: The GM screen stretch goal is down! Now, the Legacy Edition box will include a three-panel, landscape GM screen. Why packed inside the box and not as a separate item? After a discussion with our sales... (Read More)

Twitter Stretch Goal Down, Gen Con, BGG, and a Hexcrawl

August 2nd - via:
Congrats, team! For the first day of Gen Con, we are happy to announce that you have knocked over that Twitter stretch goal . . . and now it is time for us to prepare five rumors to post at website.  And the Twitter goal isn't... (Read More)

More Stretch Goals Down, Tollenkar's Lair, and New Stretch Goals

August 1st - via:
Since unlocking the hardcover of In the Labyrinth yesterday, you have also unlocked: 150 RPGGeek Fans - Posted on the website: five (more) new plants for The Fantasy Trip. $153,000 - Posted on the website: Five Bits of Flavor. $156,000 - Posted on... (Read More)

Hardcover Unlocked!

July 31st - via:
Thank you, everyone, for taking the project past the $150,000 mark . . . and in the first week! We still have over three weeks to go before the project closes, and we're not yet through all of the tricks up our sleeves. Hardcover In the Labyrinth... (Read More)

Facebook Stretch Goal Down, New RPGGeek Stretch Goal, and Hardcover Approaches

July 31st - via:
You've done it, gang! We knew an adventuring party of over 1,700 could unlock our Facebook stretch goal, and now we're adding a fourth sheet of die-cut megahexes to the Legacy Edition box! Great work, team. But we're not done yet . . . 150 RPGGeek... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked, Closing in on Hardcovers

July 30th - via:
We've now unlocked the $142,500 stretch goal: Five new practical spells for The Fantasy Trip. These are already posted on the site, and we will be incorporating material into the Companion. Speaking of The Fantasy Trip Companion, Steve mentioned... (Read More)

Superheroes in TFT and Dyson's Melee Playmat

July 29th - via:
First up, we've posted another unlocked stretch goal article -- Superheroes in TFT from the Space Gamer magazine -- leaving one more Space Gamer article to prepare and post to the site; then we'll have posted all of the unlocked Space Gamer articles.... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked: The Fantasy Trip Companion

July 29th - via:
Now you've gone and done it! You have unlocked the $137,500 stretch goal and all backers at the I Want It All reward level will now receive -- as a bonus item and at no extra charge! -- The Fantasy Trip Companion, a printed softcover book collecting... (Read More)

$133,000 Stretch Goal Defeated, More Space Gamer Articles Posted, and New Stretch Goals Revealed

July 28th - via:
That's another stretch goal down, and we're now well on our way to the $137,500 goal and the creation of The Fantasy Trip Companion softcover book. Fortunately, the $133,000 stretch goal -- five new combat magic spells, posted on the site -- feeds... (Read More)

Another Stretch Goal Down and Two Requested Add-Ons Added . . . On

July 28th - via:
It looks like it is time we call Rick and say "Hey, Rick, please upgrade your cover to Tollenkar's Lair to color. Thank you."  And thank you, everyone, for pushing hard and unlocking another stretch goal! Steve and I were reviewing your stretch goal... (Read More)

1.5-Inch Hexes, Space Gamer Articles, and Hardcover In the Labyrinth

July 27th - via:
First, the big news. Thanks to your feedback and encouragement, we are updating the Melee and Wizard maps, as well as the megahex sheets, to expand the game's hexes to 1.5-inch. This will match the hex size of the playmats, making all of the bits... (Read More)

More Goodies and New Stretch Goal Reveals!

July 27th - via:
If you've not yet voiced your stretch goal requests in the previous update, there's still time to add your ideas into the mix for our team to review and consider. And, at the rate you're unlocking these stretch goals, we may need to turn to your... (Read More)

Megahex Add-On!

July 27th - via:
Now that you've unlocked a third sheet of megahexes, and the Facebook goal to unlock another sheet of megahexes is close to falling (share this post!), we've opened up a new $15 add-on for those of you who want to construct larger labyrinths: A... (Read More)

Wizard Character Pads Unlocked, New Stretch Goals Revealed, and Art from Liz Danforth

July 26th - via:
Fantastic work, everyone! The 5" x 3.5" Wizard character sheets pad is now a part of every Legacy Edition box and, absolutely, available as an add-on for those of you who want extras (three Wizard character pads for $5). This is in addition to the... (Read More)

Second Megahex Sheet Added to the Legacy Edition and Space Gamer Articles

July 26th - via:
You're blowing those stretch goals away and keeping us on our toes, gang, and there's no way that we can thank all of you enough for your enthusiasm for The Fantasy Trip! When we started work on this project, we knew there was some interest in the... (Read More)

Megahexes, Wizard Character Pad, and Updated International Shipping Estimates

July 25th - via:
There has been some confusion regarding the sheet of die-cut megahexes that was added to the Legacy Edition box when we broke the $80,000 stretch goal. Rather than continue to try and explain the design of these sheets with words, we thought it... (Read More)

Death Test 2 Unlocked, Questions Answered, Five New Creatures Posted, and a Compilation?

July 25th - via:
You're making this better and better with your support! Now, joining the Death Test solo adventure, it's time that our team start work on preparing Death Test 2 for inclusion in The Fantasy Trip Legacy Edition. Thank you! Adding this adventure makes... (Read More)

Bonus: Character Record Pads

July 24th - via:
Those of you who have seen the character card designs (discussion at the official forums) and asked for a similar character sheet for use with the game, this one is for you! We're adding a small pad of character sheets (2.5" x 3.5" in size, 50... (Read More)

Megahexes and the Melee/Wizard POP

July 24th - via:
You've done it! The $80,000 stretch goal is slain, and now the Legacy Edition box will include a single megahex sheet. The megahexes -- die-cut, two-sided, and dry erase -- will be perfect for when you want to construct your dungeons and... (Read More)

Space Gamer Articles Unlocked, Megahexes, and Interviews with Steve

July 24th - via:
Thanks, everyone, for the continued support! You're knocking down the stretch goals and keeping our team buzzing and working away at the project, making it clear that there's still a demand for this classic RPG.  Space Gamer ArticlesThe $67,500... (Read More)

Death Test Unlocked, New Add-On, $24,000 and $32,000 Stretch Goal Extras Posted

July 23rd - via:
It has been a busy day! We're working as fast and hard as we can, but you're unlocking stretch goals and spreading word of the project so fast that we've been running nonstop for hours now. Thank you!  What have we been working on this afternoon?... (Read More)

Next Stretch Goal: Death Test!

July 23rd - via:
For those of you who have been asking about the solo adventure, Death Test, we're happy to announce that the project's $55,000 stretch goal, if we make it, adds the Death Test adventure and counters into the Legacy Edition box. (And the adventure and... (Read More)


July 23rd - via:
And we're off, gang! After months of behind-the-scenes work by our team, we're proud to bring The Fantasy Trip to Kickstarter . . . and based on the response, you're as excited about the game as we are! So far, you've broken through five stretch... (Read More)

The Fantasy Trip Kickstarter is live

The Fantasy Trip, Melee, and Wizard are among the first games designed by Steve Jackson of Steve Jackson Games. They fairly rule lite using 3d6 (roll low) to resolve combat and magic. It is also one of the first line of games to straddle the line between RPGs and Wargames. Melee and Wizard are two standalone wargames. Melee focuses on a quick system to resolving melee fights between combatants. While Wizards focuses on magical duels with spells. Into the Labyrinth combines and extends these wargames into a complete RPG known as the Fantasy Trip using Advanced Melee and Advanced Wizard to handle combat and magic along with additional rules like talents. (Read More)

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