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The Fantasy Trip

A Role-Playing Game by Steve Jackson, published by Metagaming

Illustration from Rulebook

The Fantasy Trip (TFT) is a Role-Playing Game (RPG) designed by Steve Jackson and published by Metagaming between 1977 and 1983. The first rulebook, "Melee" was released in "Microgame" format in 1977 and governed basic combat rules. It was followed in 1988 by "Wizard" which added a system for deleoping spellcaster characters who are able to cast magix spells.

A series of rulebooks and Microquests enhanced the basic system and gave the player a chance to purchase prepared adventures rather than rely upon the Gamemaster to everything. Eventually, advanced versions of Melee and Wizard were released along with a book dedicated to the Gamemaster entitled "In the Labyrinth".

The game system was designed to be simpler to learn than it's iconic predecessor, "Dungeons & Dragons" as well as faster to play, more intuitive and less random. Furthermore, the publishing format was dramatically less expensive to produce and hence more affordable to the gamer.

Many of the adventures allowed for solitaire play. This further differentiated TFT from other games of the era in that no Gamemaster was required for these adventures.

Metagaming also published two magazines that featured TFT material. The development of the component MicroGames and some early articles are covered in The Space Gamer. After The Space Gamer was sold to Steve Jackson, Metagaming debuted a second house organ called Interplay, which produced material related to all Metagaming products but focused primarily on TFT.

Total items in collection: 19. Total items on page 19

ImageURL Name Type Product Code Year Format Sold Avg. Price ID
The Fantasy Masters' Codex Accessory 2301 1981 Saddle-Stapled H:$35.48 25862
Fantasy Masters' Screen Accessory 2302 1981 Trifold Cardboard H:$18.16 25863
The Fantasy Trip Character Record Sheets Accessory X 1982 Saddle-Stapled 25890
The Forest-Lords of Dihad Adventure 2201 1982 Saddle-Stapled H:$21.05 25888
Tollenkar's Lair Adventure 2201 1980 Saddle-Stapled H:$70.08 25891
The Warrior-Lords of Darok Adventure 2202 1982 Saddle-Stapled H:$35.30 25889
Death Test Adventure 3201 1978 Microquest H:$28.15 25864
Death Test 2 Adventure 3202 1980 Microquest H:$27.08 25881
GrailQuest Adventure 3203 1980 Microquest H:$25.50 25882
Treasure of the Silver Dragon Adventure 3204 1980 Microquest H:$12.00 25886
Security Station Adventure 3205 1980 Microquest H:$21.08 25885
Treasure of Unicorn Gold Adventure 3206 1981 Microquest H:$16.49 25887
Master of the Amulets Adventure 3207 1981 Microquest H:$15.75 25883
Orb Quest Adventure 3208 1982 Microquest H:$39.58 25884
In The Labyrinth Rules 2102 1980 Saddle-Stapled H:$27.56 25861
Advanced Melee Rules 2103 1980 Saddle-Stapled H:$50.23 25860
Advanced Wizard Rules 2104 1980 Saddle-Stapled H:$31.85 25859
Melee Rules 3103 1977 Microgame H:$30.63 25858
Wizard Rules 3106 1978 Microgame H:$31.92 25857