Steve Jackson Games GURPS Traveller License to Expire
July 26, 2015 - 9:37am
With Line Editor Loren Wiseman saying “All good things must come to an end”, Steve Jackson Games is announcing that their license for Traveller from Far Future Enterprises will expire on December 31, 2015 and will not be renewed. Part of the GURPS line, Traveller has been a staple at SJ Games since 1998 with more than 50 different items produced over the past 17 years. Downloadable GURPS Traveller books will remain available until the end of the year from Warehouse 23 at warehouse23.com. Print items will remain available until the current stock runs out. The following was released from Steve Jackson Games: GURPS Traveller License Expires AUSTIN, Texas (July 23, 2015) – Since 1998, Steve Jackson Games has published GURPS Traveller source books under license from Far Future Enterprises. Traveller, a science fiction game of merchant princes and mercenaries, has long been a favorite of gamers everywhere. On December 31, 2015, Steve Jackson Games’ Traveller license will expire, and will not be renewed. What does this mean for GURPS Traveller fans? This: You should go directly to Warehouse 23 (warehouse23.com) and purchase any downloadable GURPS Traveller books you’re missing; they’ll no longer be available after 2015. Items in print will be available until the current stock runs out. “All good things must come to an end,” said Loren Wiseman, GURPS Traveller Line Editor for Steve Jackson Games. “After over 50 products, not counting T-shirts and the like, working with Traveller has been more fun than human beings should be allowed to have, and we at Steve Jackson Games would like to thank Marc Miller and everyone else connected with Traveller for allowing us to play with our version of the game for 17 years. Thanks!” About Steve Jackson Games Steve Jackson Games, based in Austin, Texas, has been publishing games, game books, and magazines since 1980. Its best-selling game is Munchkin, with nearly 7 million copies of the games and supplements in print worldwide. Other top sellers are GURPS (the Generic Universal RolePlaying System), Zombie Dice, and Illuminati. Past hits have included Car Warsand Toon. Steve's very first game, Ogre, originally released in 1977, drew almost a million dollars' worth of Kickstarter support in 2012 for a super-deluxe edition, which was released in late 2013.