#RPGaDay2017 Which “dead game” would you like to see reborn?
Mind you, I’ve neither played nor read the game; I don’t even own a copy, as they are prohibitively expensive. But I do know that a lot of people are very passionate about the game, and it was a seminal ’80s supers RPG. What I’ve heard about the mechanics also sounds really interesting.
I do know that the system was later acquired by a group of passionate fans and resurrected as Blood of Heroes in 1998, but as far as I’ve seen (and Wikipedia documents), the company they formed has long been out of business, and the owners are just sitting on the IP. Plus, every review I’ve read of Blood of… says it’s utterly awful (as if the boobs and ninjas on the cover weren’t warning enough).
So, really, if anyone knows the people who own the game, lobby them to release the rules under an OGL or CC license. That, or find me a lawyer that can advise some folks on how to “liberate” the rules without violating copyright.
I think this game deserves another chance.