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Steve W23 Nov 2012 11:22 a.m. PST

So I was looking at facebook and it looks like FASA is going to be back among us soon

link

kmfrye23 Nov 2012 11:33 a.m. PST

Good news indeed. Welcome back FASA.

Tgunner23 Nov 2012 11:46 a.m. PST

That's a pretty old news article. Is there anything more recent about what FASA is going to do? Are they going to take back Battletech? New products? Stuff like that.

It appears that they have a semi-functional website up and going. The forums are all RPG properties like Earthdawn and some fantasy miniatures game called Demonworld… never heard of it.

fasagames.com

Steve W23 Nov 2012 12:12 p.m. PST

Demonworld was re released by Ral Partha Europe last year after the original company went bust, so not sure if they have anthing to do with FASA coming back

Chief Lackey Rich Supporting Member of TMP Fezian23 Nov 2012 2:41 p.m. PST

As far as I've been able to determine, this FASA is a rebranding of Redbrick LLC, which were making the latest editions of Earthdawn and Fading Suns. The same people appear to be involved, and they don't seem to have the rights (or any chance of getting them) to BTech, Shadowrun, etc. Those are with Catlyst Labs by license from WizKids, and they've done a better job with them than Redbrick ever managed with their licenses IME. Redbrick/New FASA has associations with Ral Partha Europe and Mongoose Publishing, and Partha owns the rights to the Earthdawn minis range, which probably means FASA's involvement is due to their printing/publishing connections making it easier for Partha to get the rules back in print than doing it themselves would be.

To put it mildly, the web of ownership and licensing deals involved is confusing, and the structure of the various companies involved is not entirely transparent from the outside of things.

Rudi the german23 Nov 2012 2:53 p.m. PST

Hail hail freedonia!!!!

Personal logo SBminisguy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Nov 2012 7:48 p.m. PST

Be nice to see Renegade Legion back in print as well…

Rassilon Inactive Member23 Nov 2012 7:51 p.m. PST

So is TSR. ;) :)

link

WarpSpeed23 Nov 2012 8:35 p.m. PST

Star Trek starship combat simulator?

bluebirds40 Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2012 11:43 p.m. PST

great news, i can build up my goblin, orc and elves armies

Patrick R24 Nov 2012 3:19 a.m. PST

"Star Trek starship combat simulator?"

That one is dead and buried under a building thanks to Paramount.

Chief Lackey Rich Supporting Member of TMP Fezian24 Nov 2012 9:31 a.m. PST

Not that you can't find the FASA ST rules easily enough, and there are several companies and Shapeways stores doing knockoffs of minis from the range.

The news about "TSR" is interesting as well – albeit as much for the magazine as anything. The Foglios doing Phil & Dixie again after all these years? Cute.

Sargonarhes24 Nov 2012 10:01 a.m. PST

The ships stats for FASA's Star Trek game are all online with some stuff from TNG.
home.comcast.net/~ststcsolda

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