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Once more into the Labyrinth

“Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it’s been.”

— Jerry Garcia

After their wild successful Kickstarter — nearly 3400 backers raising $315,000 — Steve Jackson Games has brought back The Fantasy Trip after almost 40 years of languishing. A few diehards had kept the game alive during these dark ages, tinkering with the rules here and there, but it had mostly been forgotten.

Very few games from that time (or since) managed to strike the successful balance between simplicity and flexibility, allowing groups to create interesting characters and stories that played quickly and allowed for creative choices. Here at the ‘Aerie, we had very high hopes for its return.

Well, now we have it. At least in PDF. The simple Melee and Wizard board games, the collected In The Labyrinth RPG book, and the classic Death Tests and Tollenkar’s Lair adventures. There is a lot there, and a whole lot to parse. We’ve had it for a month or so, and even had a chance to run a convention game (Go GameholeCon!), and have developed a few opinions about it.

 

Read more and join the discussion here.

 


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