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Steve Jackson’s Melee is Back!

This game is so rad.

I get it out to show it to people, as if to just explain what it is and show off the components…. But then, if you have time to explain it, you pretty much have time to play it. And once you play it, you gotta play it again!

The sample character cards from the recent Fantasy Trip “Monster” Set make this even easier. Just pick a card. Pick one at random, even. Man, it’s just so easy.

And then somebody gets a character that’s grabbed enough experience to plus up those attributes. And then people have to keep playing just for the shred of a chance that they’ll be the one to kill this runaway player character.

Melee has the “just one more” effect in spades. A masterpiece of game design!

And best of all… getting players is drop dead easy. This is one of the best gaming values on the market. Get your copy today!

8 responses to “Steve Jackson’s Melee is Back!

  1. John Boyle May 30, 2019 at 6:22 pm


    • jeffro June 2, 2019 at 5:23 pm

      Hate to see GMT give off even the appearance of caving to those people. Really unfortunate. Would rather they were just in the business of making great games.

    • John Boyle June 2, 2019 at 8:58 pm

      I don’t like the sound of that at all. GMT makes great games, I hate to think we might lose such games in the future because of this PC nonsense.

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  3. Loyd Jenkins June 3, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Melee led me to The Fantasy Trip, my first RPG. Nothing, not even GURPS, has ever lived up to it.

  4. gmccammon5 June 10, 2019 at 9:55 am

    I still have my copy I bought for $2.95 at the Point of Conflict in Fairport, NY, in about 1976. I used to be SUCH a Melee/Wizard fanboy! I’ll probably pick this up as well if I get the quatloos together – I bought the re-relased original OGRE from a couple years back even though I still have the original original.

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