Thursday, February 24, 2011

SJG - annual report - Tribes

Steve Jackson, of Steve Jackson Games, releases an annual report about the state of SJG and the industry. He's usually pretty open about successes and failings. It's usually a good read and, as usual, this year's can be found here. This link always shows the current year's report so if you are reading this after 2011 the link for this year will be at the bottom of that page.

While he used to be know for Car Wars and Ogre, as well as GURPS, lately he's been kept afloat on the back of Munchkin sales. I'm not as big a fan of this game as his others so, while I wish him well, and am glad that he is still around, I would like to see him get back to making some other games - like the fine Cthulhu Dice and Zombie Dice - both of which are quick and easy.

Another game I'm waiting for them to reprint is Tribes. You basically control a caveman tribe as it grows and prospers or doesn't. I keep thinking I can upsize the rules to use as a convention game but haven't even been able to get a hold of them. The basic game has been out of print for a while and they aren't going to reprint it as they plan on releasing a Deluxe version of the game.


Just not in 2010 and they have said it is also not in the pipeline for 2011 either. They further said that the regular version is so old that they would have to reformat it to rerelease it and if they are going to go to the trouble of doing that they might as well make the deluxe version.

So, Tribes - one day, you will be mine.
Just not likely this year either.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello. The idea of this game is very good. I would like to play .. but I can not find the game. If you can help me with at least rulebook ... If you can send me e-mail (xue.long @
Thank you!