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Melee (1977)

Average Rating: 7.76/10
RPG Item Rank: 645
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1977
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Melee
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Small box version
Publisher: 
Year: 1981
Box Set
Product Code: 3103
24 pages
Size: Paperback
0.20 pounds
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Second bagged version
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Year: 1978
Soft Cover
Product Code: MG 3103
24 pages
Size: 4.00 x 6.00 inches
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Year: 1977
Soft Cover
Product Code: MG 3103
17 pages
Size: 4.00 x 6.00 inches
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Description Edit | History

From the back of the book:

Melee (MicroGame 3)
"Components include: Rule booklet * 8½" x 14" arena map * 68 counters for men, beasts, and monsters.

MELEE is a game of man-to-man combat with archaic weapons. Each counter represents a single warrior, with his own individually determined strength and dexterity. Players choose weapons and tactics for their fighters, and send them into combat against men, beasts, or monsters... to victory or death.
MELEE is part of The Fantasy Trip, Metagaming's new fantasy role-playing system. It can be used as a combat system for any other fantasy game — or you can play out individual combats for their own sake.
MELEE takes swordplay out of the books and onto the gameboard. Choose your weapons; don your armor. The MELEE is about to begin..."

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This game is also in the BGG database: Melee.

See also Advanced Melee, as well as the companion products, Wizard and Advanced Wizard. There was also a line of solo "programmed" adventures for this set of games known as the Metagaming Microquests.

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Pg. 27
A Modest Proposal

Some modifications for The Fantasy Trip.

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Pg. 23
Adding Muskets to Melee

Medieval escalation

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Pg. 14
Adjusted Orc Rules

Adjustments to an article in issue #15.

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Again, Harmonious Fists

Far east martial arts fighting styles for use in The Fantasy Trip games.

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As the River Flows

Comparing Melee to Dungeons & Dragons; Comments

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Classic Simulated

Using melee and wizard to replay mythological battles : Beowulf, Aristeia, (Homeric challenge), Odysseus vs the

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Coming of Age on Cidri

An abstract method for acquiring additional experience for childhood development in The Fantasy Trip.

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Demons!

Stats and rules for including Niven and Pournelle\'s \'Demons\' (Motie Warriors) from A Mote in God\'s Eye into

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Designer's Notebook

A list of microgames under development presented by Howard Thompson and progress on \'\'Labyrinth\'\' by Steve

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Extensions of the Melee/Wizard Game System

Rules variants for both games, new spells, poison

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RPG Item Rank: 645
Num Ratings: 27
Average Rating: 7.76
Standard Deviation: 1.90
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