Legends of Time and Space is Dark City Games’ rules set for tactical science fiction role playing. It’s based on the well-loved, out-of-print Fantasy Trip system.
Dark City Games’ Legends of the Untamed West is a tactical RPG for the 1800s American West. The system is based on the wonderful Fantasy Trip system that originally was published in the micro games format. If you’re familiar with the Fantasy Trip, you know that it makes for just as good a miniatures system as an RPG.
You can’t get the Fantasy Trip any more, but you can get Dark City Games’ Legends of the Ancient World, a free tactical RPG that uses the same mechanics.
I am a huge fan of the old Metagaming series “The Fantasy Trip”, which included Melee and Wizard. I remember first seeing them in a hobby shop in Fort Collins, Colorado, and still get a warm fuzzy feeling when I get out my little plastic bags.
Sentimentality aside, they’re also great games. I’ve used them for both role playing, and miniatures skirmish games. Sadly, they are long out of print. Metagaming folded and inventor Steve Jackson went on to found Steve Jackson Games. You can find .pdf files of the games in various plaes on the internet, but I am sure that they are in violation of copyright. I’d love to host copies here on MiniatureWargaming, but have no idea who does hold the copyright.
Until then, there is a legal and FREE alternative: Dark City Games’ Legends RPG. It uses the same mechanics and has the same light tactical feel.
Here’s a set of cardboard figures designed for The Fantasy Trip, that classic, now sadly out-of-print role playing and miniatures game.