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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2018 4:53 a.m. PST

John Carter of Mars just to have a copy and read it again. I don't have players for a campaign.
DBA because it was ALMOST there, and instead became another big clunky, hard to find anything in ruleset, of which we already have enough.
CLS as a nostalgia piece. The good professional printing it deserved and never had with the Ted Haskell illustrations.
OTR because it's a better rules set than its replacements, but it does still need a mixed battery provision and something done about the "Revenge!" reaction.
And Charge! for a quick copy of the rules without the admittedly excellent explanation and commentary. I would add the customary fast melee rules, though.
We have the technology to keep even low-volume rules in print, if we can ever solve the legal difficulties. Not in my lifetime is my guess.

Dave Crowell Inactive Member03 Jan 2018 7:45 a.m. PST

Good news for fans of The Fantasy Trip! Steve Jackson has reaquired the rights and is currently pondering how to bring the game back to print. No specifics yet aas to when this might happen or exactly what for it will take, but lots of excitement.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2018 8:18 a.m. PST

1776 was my first AWI rules set.
It had all the clunkiness of the period.
It had simultaneous movement, WRG style "add up all the positive factors, subtract all the negative factors and add to Percentile Dice roll."
I've used many rules since, but remember fondly these games.
It may have been clunky, but it was well laid out and I could always find the obscure rule.

The only thing I would change is the basing. It was so cramped for 25mm figures that even Hinchliffe figures had to have the bases clipped. My 2"X1" bases would be perfect.
And maybe I wouldn't call the 7th Foot "elite"…

1776 was a great introduction to the period, with solid rules, painting and organization guides and scenarios.
Today, it would have pages of pretty pictures.

The Beast Rampant03 Jan 2018 11:57 a.m. PST

Defiantly Man-O-War. Irritatingly, they just released it a a video game. Tail wags dog. Though I doubt the tabletop version would be set in the Old World this time around.

Broadsides & Boarding Parties was fun, but it's time may be past.

WH40K? Good news is there will be a new edition, bad is you'll be waiting a while.

Warzone? I am happy with 2nd. That goes for the miniatures, too.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2018 2:19 p.m. PST

WH40K? Good news is there will be a new edition, bad is you'll be waiting a while.

Not really less than three years give or take.

For me a Magic Realm Kickstarter done by Cool Mini or Not would get my money.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian03 Jan 2018 8:43 p.m. PST

Steve Jackson has reaquired the rights…

From Howard Thompson? Amazing.

The Beast Rampant03 Jan 2018 9:57 p.m. PST

So then, hell IS freezing over! Make sense. Brrrrr….

General Kirchner05 Jan 2018 12:53 p.m. PST

the one not on the list that i voted for was the Dark Tower board/electronic game.

my D&D friend had one, and it was great!

of course it would be so dated, but so are most of the game on this list.

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