Metamorphosis Alpha 1E to return in Goodman relaunch

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Re: Metamorphosis Alpha 1E to return in Goodman relaunch

Post by finarvyn » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:40 am

And the nice thing is that the main rulebook is already written so there isn't much of that "what if they don't get it done" risk found in many kickstarters. While it's true that not all of the new add-ons are written and ready, at least GG has a proven record at getting those sorts of products out on schedule.
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Re: Metamorphosis Alpha 1E to return in Goodman relaunch

Post by Blood Axe » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:34 pm

Backer here too.

Id like to see other old games get this treatment- Gangbusters, BootHill, Star Frontiers, Bunnies & Burrows(LOL!).
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Re: Metamorphosis Alpha 1E to return in Goodman relaunch

Post by finarvyn » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:08 am

Blood Axe wrote:Id like to see other old games get this treatment- Gangbusters, BootHill, Star Frontiers, Bunnies & Burrows(LOL!).
An interesting thought. I own copies of each of these and have played them all. Personally, I'd put Boot Hill at the top because it's long been one of my favorite RPGs. (My "big three" in the 1970's was D&D, Boot Hill, and Metamorphosis Alpha.)
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Re: Metamorphosis Alpha 1E to return in Goodman relaunch

Post by darjr » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:38 am

Congrats! Fantastic Kickstarter. The kicktraq graphs show that it almost hit the 'projected' from the first day of funding. Very interesting! I think there is more life left in this game!

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Re: Metamorphosis Alpha 1E to return in Goodman relaunch

Post by Blood Axe » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:11 am

finarvyn wrote:
Blood Axe wrote:Id like to see other old games get this treatment- Gangbusters, BootHill, Star Frontiers, Bunnies & Burrows(LOL!).
An interesting thought. I own copies of each of these and have played them all. Personally, I'd put Boot Hill at the top because it's long been one of my favorite RPGs. (My "big three" in the 1970's was D&D, Boot Hill, and Metamorphosis Alpha.)

Any way of finding out who owns the rights to these games now? Perhaps GG will be interested in picking them up.
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Re: Metamorphosis Alpha 1E to return in Goodman relaunch

Post by darjr » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:31 am

star frontiers is in a wierd place.

I think someone at TSR game someone permission to digitially publish star frontiers. So they did. When WotC got involved they seem to have green lighted that very thing.

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Re: Metamorphosis Alpha 1E to return in Goodman relaunch

Post by finarvyn » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:26 am

Blood Axe wrote:
Blood Axe wrote:Id like to see other old games get this treatment- Gangbusters, BootHill, Star Frontiers, Bunnies & Burrows(LOL!).
Any way of finding out who owns the rights to these games now? Perhaps GG will be interested in picking them up.
As to Gangbusters, the only place I know with Gangbusters discussion is my OD&D boards (see link in my signature). Rick Krebs is the main author of Gangbusters and he posts there sometimes.

Boot Hill is listed as Gygax & Blume. I'd guess that TSR (now WotC) owns the rights to it.

Star Frontiers (as was noted before) has a revised version as a free download at starfrontiers.com or some such address. I don't recall the authors offhand but it's probably still owned by WotC.

Bunnies & Burrows was a FGU product and I haven't kept up with their company to know what's up with them. I know that as of a few years ago they had a website where you could still buy some of their old games, but I have no idea if it's still around. I don't think that B&B was on their list of games for sale, though.
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Re: Metamorphosis Alpha 1E to return in Goodman relaunch

Post by Blood Axe » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:41 am

finarvyn wrote:
Blood Axe wrote:
Blood Axe wrote:Id like to see other old games get this treatment- Gangbusters, BootHill, Star Frontiers, Bunnies & Burrows(LOL!).
Any way of finding out who owns the rights to these games now? Perhaps GG will be interested in picking them up.
As to Gangbusters, the only place I know with Gangbusters discussion is my OD&D boards (see link in my signature). Rick Krebs is the main author of Gangbusters and he posts there sometimes.

Boot Hill is listed as Gygax & Blume. I'd guess that TSR (now WotC) owns the rights to it.

Star Frontiers (as was noted before) has a revised version as a free download at starfrontiers.com or some such address. I don't recall the authors offhand but it's probably still owned by WotC.

Bunnies & Burrows was a FGU product and I haven't kept up with their company to know what's up with them. I know that as of a few years ago they had a website where you could still buy some of their old games, but I have no idea if it's still around. I don't think that B&B was on their list of games for sale, though.

GG has expressed an interest in giving the same treatment to other old RPGs.(I asked them) We just need to find out whats available & who owns the rights.
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