The Fantasy Trip

This is the electronic archive of original source materials for Metagaming's roleplaying game The Fantasy Trip.

This archive had originally been created because the copyrights for the material languished in the hands of someone who was unwilling to work on a re-release of the material. As a result, this material was scanned and distributed electronically so that people could enjoy the game once again without having to use crumbling old copies.

In December of 2017, Steve Jackson recovered the rights to all the material he'd written for Metagaming, including Melee, Wizard, Advanced Melee, Advanced Wizard, In the Labyrinth, Tollenkar's Lair, and both of the Death Test Microquests. and announced plans for a re-release. In light of this fantastic news, the offerings in the Archive will be restricted to the material not owned by Steve Jackson. See this announcement at and this forum thread for more information.

This is a good time to note that the above games' rules and art are copyrighted by Steve Jackson Games, and all rights are reserved by them. We endeavor to abide by the Steve Jackson Games Online Policy.

These remaining materials are available under the Fair Use provisions of US Copyright Law, and as such the Archivist asks that the following statement of intent be sent, in its entirety, as an email, listing the materials you already own, to the Archivist. It would be very interesting to find out how you found out about this site, so please feel free to let me know. Thanks!
Statement of Intent - Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials In accordance with the provisions of Title 17 United States Code, Chapter 1, Paragraph 107, et al, I hereby affirm that I intend to acquire these unlicensed, copyrighted materials for my own personal and private use, and that I own a full and legally acquired copy of the original published game, and that I will not redistribute these files, or any images derived from this files, to any other person for any purpose contrary to the provisions of reasonable and fair use of said copyrighted material. The title(s) of the game(s) for which I enter this statement of intent is(are) _______________________________________________________ , published in various editions by Metagaming, Inc."
Once the Archivist has given you the key, you may proceed into the vault.