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TFT Codex 2000
A Compendium of Resources for
The Fantasy TripTM
last updated 30 December 2008


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The Fantasy Trip (TFT) is a Fantasy Role-Playing game created in the 1980's by Steve Jackson and Metagaming. It was hugely innovative and influential but it practically disappeared when Metagaming went bust. However loyal fans worldwide continue to play and develop TFT.

Rules Index File Size Notes:
Advanced Melee indexam.txt 5k When The Fantasy Trip was first published, many players bemoaned the lack of an index or even contents in AM and AW. So I compiled my own index's and am making them freely available here.
Advanced Wizard indexaw.txt 3k
In The Labyrinth indexitl.txt 6k
Combined Rules Index indextft.txt 13k
ITL Talents List A-Z talent.txt 5k Talent A-Z, Page, IQ, Cost, Prerequisites
Talents by IQ tftalent.txt 4k IQ, Talent, Cost, Prerequisites
AW Spells Index spellist.txt 23k IQ, Spell, (Type), [Cost/Continue], Summary
TFT Character Sheet character_sheet.html   This is a copy of the Character Sheet I use for my TFT games.
TFT Articles Index articles.txt 5k This is my partial list of TFT articles published in the Space Gamer. Some of these are now available on the 'net at Ty Beard's TFT Site.

Character Backgrounds for FRP - By Ronald Pehr.
One of the most interesting yet neglected aspects of a fantasy role-playing game character is his background: who he was, what he did, and where he was from before embarking on his adventuring career.
character_backgrounds.html

Originally published in the Space Gamer #60, reproduced by permission of the author.


TFT Web Sites

The Fantasy Trip continues to be played and supported by a loyal group of players across the world. There are several TFT websites, a TFT webring and a very active mailing list.

TFT Mailing List
Joe Hartley's site for the TFT Mailing List Archive, Players Roster, House Rules, the Metagaming Games Index and PBEM Microquests.
http://tft.brainiac.com/
Subscribe by mailing to majordomo@brainiac.com with the message body " subscribe tft "
 
Cas Liber's TFT Site:
A great Collection of New Races, Creatures and Monsters, also The Compleate Spell List compiled from postings to the TFT mailing list.
http://www.ozemail.com.au/~casliber/tft/tft.html
 
Brett Slocum's TFT Page:
Brett's TFT Characters, the Lorimyr Campaign and a great set of House Rules from Bill Seurer's campaign.
http://www.weirdrealm.com/tft/
 
David Michael Grouchy's Branya Campaign:
A small but intense campaign set over the entrance to Hell!
Includes some very handy GM assistance software and economics articles.
http://www.branya.com/
DMG's Solo adventures:
http://www.branya.com/door.htm
 
Steve Jackson Games:
Visit The Fantasy Trip's designer and see what he's doing now.
http://www.sjgames.com/
 
The World of Etan
Erol K. Bayburt’s game world and TFT Private Edition.
http://erolb1.home.comcast.net/~erolb1/rpgstuff.html
 
Mark Anthony's TFT Page
A handy collection of house rules, plus some decent counters.
http://www.geocities.com/kingmarco66/
 
Murray Lindsay's TFT Tweaks and Fiddlings
"No Game Master can resist tweaking, adjusting and otherwise seasoning an RP System to his taste."
Evolved PC Races, Talents and Odds & Sods.
http://bigmurr.sasktelwebsite.net/blue.html
 
David O Miller's Melee & Wizard tribute site
Very smart website full of good ideas and handy bits and pieces. Hex Terrain, Play Aids, Mass Combat Rules, House Rules, Hex Maps and Scenarios.
http://www.meleewizards.com/
 
TheFantasyTrip.Org
A remarkable Tribute to the Fantasy Trip. It includes online TFT microquests and promises more to come each quarter. Also there are player and GM aids as well ezTFT rules to download, these summarise the TFT system in four pages!
http://www.thefantasytrip.org/
 
Dark City Games
Dark City Games publishes adventures for role-playing games. Each adventure can be played by one to six players, age 12 and up. Each game contains an adventure booklet, introductory rules, cardboard pieces and a playing board. All adventures are compatible with major RPG systems such as GURPS and The Fantasy Trip.
http://www.darkcitygames.com/
 
7 Hex Dragon
A very nicely presented resource for The Fantasy Trip. Includes two campaigns, online character management, GM tools, charts and dice rolling, a bestiary and house rules.
http://www.7hexdragon.org/
 
The Fantasy Trip wiki.
Originally proposed as a repository of rules, it's hoped that it will become a collection of rule variations, a bestiary, a place for homegrown adventures and more...
http://tft.brainiac.com/pmwiki/
 
Marc Gacy's TFT website
Hex sheests and very useful Tables of Contents for TFT.
http://home.earthlink.net/~marcgacy/TFT/
 
Joes Game Table
"A selection of NPC and PC portraits from my ancients role-playing campaign. Most NPCs were drawn with Rotring mechanical pens and colour pencils on 4"x6" index cards. This was a handy way of having an illustrated record of NPCs and PCs with the characters statistics on the reverse of the card. This is only a small amount of the many hundreds that I have drawn over the years."
www.joesgametable.com/
 
Ert747s The Fantasy Trip Page
Site includes streamlined Melee rules and rules for Jedi, plus a creepy little spider!
http://vincent.movieman.googlepages.com/home
 
Leif & Maria Bennett's Fantasy Trip page
Nicely presented site with some useful play aids - include alternate rules for experience, fatigue and death in TFT, Cardboard Miniatures and Modular Map Tiles.
http://alumnus.caltech.edu/~leif/FRP/
 
Edward Ott's TFT Notes
A compilation of campaign notes, new spells, talents and characters...
http://www.geocities.com/hamza70810/index.html
 
Kelly Nall's Background for Cidri
Background info for Kelly Nall's "In the Labyrinth" PBEM Y! group.
http://kelly_nall.tripod.com/labyrinth/index.html

TFT Yahoo! Groups

The Yahoo Groups are well worth joining up to, even if you don't want to play. Many of them have useful files areas with some great resources for TFT players and GM's.

Loran RPG - Alive but slow (much like myself...)
Subscribe to LoranRPG
Powered by groups.yahoo.com
A Yahoo! group for our own PBEM TFT Campaign. :o)
"Welcome to Loran a world created in the imagination of two brothers many years ago. A place of high adventure, mystery and intrigue. Many years have passed since the passing of the high king the land is divided and the borders are beset by foes, both man and beast. Cities struggle for domination and the high priest of the fire god rise again. The people of the land breath their last their hearts torn from their bodies on the fire temples of Toltorac. "
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LoranRPG
 
In The Labyrinth - Very active
Kelly's Nall's PBEM TFT Role Playing game.
A very active group-game, offering action, adventure and entertainment in a variety of settings from the city of Bandori to the zombie haunted wilderness.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/inthelabyrinth
 
Thail - Very active
TFT: Thail is a play-by-email roleplaying campaign using The Fantasy Trip RPG system; created by Dave Seagraves and GameMastered by Rick Smith.
"The setting is Thail – the Mnoren's Earth-sized world, created as a prototype before building Cidri. Heroes and wizards get into adventures, right wrongs, slay monsters, pursue romance, fulfill their destinies, and become rich, famous, and powerful in the process . . . ala Dungeons & Dragons. Of course the setting is also very similar to Tolkien's Middle Earth. "The Lord of the Rings" fans will probably enjoy this campaign."
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thail
 
World of Cendri - currently Inactive
Tim Sireno's Vintage PBEM TFT Role Playing game.
"The World of Cendri is a The Fantasy Trip (TFT) RPG set in a multi-player created universe where monsters, men, magic and sometimes technology clash in a unbelievably large world setting complete with many diverse cultures and strange creatures.
As a player of one of the world's many races and opposing factions, you can develop a character whose actions in life will determine many fates through the use of creative role playing."
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WorldofCendri
 
Ironmound lands in TFT - New Very active
"These lands, seperated for centries by the Great Mist, has opened, revealing new lands, new races and adventure...care to travel there?"
note: restricted or invite only, if interested send E-mail to Group owner. Put TFT in subject.
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/Ironmound-landsinTFT/
 
John Eiler's Expanded TFT - New.
"This group will be used to distribute and discuss a roleplaying game that is an expanded and edited version of the out-of-print game, The Fantasy Trip." Also an active forum for TFT and RPG rules discussion.
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/TFT-JME/
 
TFT Game - A face-to-face gamers group ?
"In the ancient days; before the light of GURPS, Hero Games, d20 and the Microsoft of RPG…AD&D (all versions) there was a sole source of life-giving warmth…Metagaming’s The Fantasy Trip. Join a small band of heroes as they attempt to navigate the dangers of a lethal combat system, incomplete rules, unfinished maps and house rules built upon a shaky foundation."
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/TFTGame/
 
TFT Traveller - Inactive
This group is dedicted to playing the Traveller RPG with The Fantasy Trip (TFT) rules.
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/tfttraveller/
 

TFT Rules on the web

Brainiac's The Fantasy Trip Vault
This is the electronic archive of original source materials for The Fantasy Trip.
http://gettft.brainiac.com/
 
TFT-Wizard @ Bluwiki
http://bluwiki.com/go/Tft-wizard
 
TFT-Melee @ Bluwiki
http://bluwiki.com/go/Tft-melee
 
TFT-Melee @ Wiki-spaces
http://tft-melee.wikispaces.com/Melee
 
David O Miller's Melee & Wizard Mass Combat Rules
http://www.meleewizards.com/rules.html
 
Legends of the Ancient World @ Dark City Games - Streamlined TFT
http://www.darkcitygames.com/docs/Legends.pdf
 
John Eiler's Expanded TFT - Yahoo Group membership required.
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/TFT-JME/
 
Warrior and Wizard
A Fantasy Roleplaying and Combat Game by Chris Goodwin
http://docs.google.com/View?docid=dcsfz7gv_17fmbxhpfv
 
The Fantasy Quest
TFQ is a new game system which is being lovingly crafted with much of the spirit and style of TFT. In TFQ, you will find quite a few familiar elements as well as many exciting improvements.
www.thefantasyquest.com
 
TheFantasyTrip & AdvancedMelee
Two Yahoo groups.
Files contains a multipart archive of InTheLabyrinth.PDF, the "Game-Master's Guide" to The Fantasy Trip,
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/TheFantasyTrip/
Files contains a multipart archive of the AdvancedMelee.PDF and AdvancedWizard.pdf rules for The Fantasy Trip, Steve Jackson's excellent FRPG from his early days at MetaGaming.
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/AdvancedMelee/

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Page created; Friday, 23 June, 2000, last updated; 10 April 2009