Evidently Melee and Wizard will be re-released for 14.95 each. Cool!
One disappointing thing on that website: At the bottom, he lists some websites that have kept TFT alive over the years. He did not include us. Since he called us on the first day he re-acquired the rights, he is certainly aware of us, and we have done a lot to keep TFT alive, so it has to be a deliberate decision on his part. He mentions that these sites never hostd the old games, or took down links after he got the rights. LAW is different from TFT, but he never asked us to take LAW down. Not sure what it all means, but I will be buying Melee and Wizard anyway, and I hope you all do as well!
Post by mister frau blucher on Mar 20, 2018 20:23:41 GMT -5
You might be right, Scott. I was hoping he would see us as pulling in the same direction, and we would work together. Not too late for that, of course. We did a lot to keep the TFT flame burning until this day.
Post by darkpumpkin on Mar 21, 2018 21:28:04 GMT -5
I get the impression that Steve Jackson is something of a hard-headed businessman. That's not a slight on him, he's kept his business running for 35 years and that's not easy. He also appreciates the TFT community I have no doubt. For what it's worth I'm a huge fan of both SJG and DCG and will remain so!
I would look at the lack of DCG in the list as a blessing. By not including DCG in that list, it is sort of an unspoken acknowledgement that you guys aren't really TFT or a clone. You're your own thing. Which means you have nothing to fear in the lawyer department. Of course, it could be taken in a way that is sort of opposite but I prefer the former to the latter.
I haven't clicked on the link yet but if I like what I see, I'll buy too.
I think there are a couple of things at work here.
Firstly, the other websites linked to are amateur fansites whereas DCG is a business, selling product.
Secondly, Steve doesn't know (and neither do the rest of us) how successful the KS will be. It may be that just a bunch of old Grogs (like me) will back it, in which case it will do OK and make its costs but will probably not go much further. Or it could go ballistic and attract a whole new crowd of gamers and spawn multiple supplements, splat books and adventures. I think it will only be in the case of the latter outcome that there will be any issues with DCG at all.
I'm hoping the KS is a huge success and I'm also hoping that if it is, SJ will come to an arrangement with you guys to adapt/licence your adventure for TFT.
But like I said, I think it all hinges on the KS.
There are a number of us active on the SJGames forums who are DCG fans and if we have any influence.we'll use it.
Post by mister frau blucher on Jul 9, 2018 20:57:47 GMT -5
Some good points, I think you're probably right on with both.
I am absolutely hoping for a hugely successful kickstarter. TFT coming back could really create its own niche in the industry.
I have been checking in on the TFT forum, and I'm reluctant to drop into that free for all! There are great suggestions being made on there. I did see that Guy McLimore was back working with TFT, and I think that's a great thing.