Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Fantasy Trip Reference Sheets

The Fantasy Trip is a fantastic game, but not one of the best organized. This is especially true for the listings of talents and spells, which aren't very efficient when needed for quick reference during character creation or at the table. Because of this, I've created a few of summary sheets and alphabetical reference booklets, which I use when we play the game, alongside David O. Miller's excellent play aides. Thanks to Fenway5's recent Melee/Wizard/TFT kick, I've decided to share thesee. I hope someone find them useful.

The following are simple summary tables of the talents (along with prerequisites) and spells. There are two versions of each table: one full alphabetical listing and one organized by IQ requirement.
Reference Booklets
I often find that I need to look up a talent or skill, and finding its specific effects goes much faster with a full alphabetized list. The following files are meant for booklet style printing. I keep a copy of each handy whenever I'm running the game.
Also, check out Fenway5's recent series of posts. He's been talking about Melee, Wizard, and The Fantasy Trip over the last few days, not only sharing a cool link to a copy of Melee he found, but also releasing his own Sword & Shield combat game for free on his Roguish FRP blog.


  1. Thanks for sharing those reference sheets! Those are fantastic. The "what if's" for TFT abound in my mind and GURPS sadly to me is the antithesis of what I hope it would have become.

  2. Glad to hear you like them! I tend to agree about the TFT transition to GURPS. I have a few things I've considered house ruling when we've used TFT, and I'd like to have seen a slightly revised (and much more organized) edition, but GURPS is not the direction I'd have hoped for, either.

  3. Thanks! Even after all these years, still my all time favorite system for roleplaying.

  4. It has just about the perfect level of detail for me. Enough that I enjoy making characters, and there are some nice tactical options in battles, but not too much. Very fun game for me both in play and in terms of prep.