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Wizard (1978)

Average Rating: 8.00/10
RPG Item Rank: 768
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Third edition (revised)
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Year: 1980
Box Set
Product Code: 3106
32 pages
Size: 4.25 x 7.00 inches
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Year: 1979
Saddle Stapled (modules/pamphlets)
Product Code: 03-1-006 Microgame 6
24 pages
Size: Paperback
0.15 pounds
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First edition
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Year: 1978
Saddle Stapled (modules/pamphlets)
Product Code: MG 3106
17 pages
Size: 4.00 x 6.00 inches
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From the back of the book

WIZARD... the basic magical combat system from THE FANTASY TRIP. Test your skill and imagination as you create real and illusionary beings and send them against your foe -- or attack directly with a bolt of lightning! Successful wizards gain skill and power... losers die.
WIZARD may be combined with other games and components from THE FANTASY TRIP such as MELEE (basic combat). Can you defeat swords with spells? Find out... on THE FANTASY TRIP.
Introductory level for two or more players. Includes rules booklet, play counters, map and die.

Note that Steve Jackson has regained rights to TFT and is publishing a new version which can be found here...

https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/256884/fantasy-trip-legacy-edition

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This game is also in the BGG database: Wizard.

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

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Again, Harmonious Fists

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

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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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Everyday Life in The Fantasy Trip

Discussion of the standard campaign setting typically used in The Fantasy Trip games.

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Extensions of the Melee/Wizard Game System

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From the Horse's Mouth

Metagaming's The Fantasy Trip.

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Party Brawl

A humorous solitaire game set on a large college campus using Melee and Wizard rules.

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Alternative rules for Wizard.

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