Backstab was an irreverant bimonthly/monthly magazine covering role playing, video games, wargames, board games, and CCGs. It was published by FC Publications, a company belonging to Asmodée and Halloween Concept.
Backstab was first published in October 1996, with issue 0.
It is primarily a license of Arcane magazine published by Future Publishing, with specific content for the French market. Backstab's own content eventually became the majority and the magazine became independent when Future ceased publication of Arcane in 1997.
Asmodée withdrew it after one year, but it was recovered by the Darwin Project in 2001. It was then published until 2005, when it became Fantasy.rpg. Only a few issues of Fantasy.rpg were published before publication finally ceased.