Have you played the first ever Star Wars RPG? Paranoia or Torg? These games all came from West End Games (WEG). WEG was founded in 1974 and produced wargames originally but earned a reputation for leading RPG products including helping to pioneer portable gaming mechanics with their slick D6 system.
After declaring bankruptcy in the 90s it was bought by a subsidiary of Humanoids, released some new products before being sold again a few years later. Despite being bought by Eric J. Gibson and releasing a product or two, including Bill Coffin’s Septimus in 2007, WEG has largely been hibernating.
Now Gibson has sold it to White Wolf co-founder Stewart Wieck. Nocturnal Media, Wieck’s company as of 2010, will look to launch a Kickstarter for WEG’s first new game in years. Greg Costikyan’s 1984 Web and Starship has three players building a starship.
A Print-on-Demand of Septimus will now be made available and previously out of print D6 titles will also be made available on DriveThruRPG.
Coffin told press;
“I am thrilled to see Stewart bring the D6 family of games to new heights, and to new fans,”
“I know Septimus fans will be excited by this news, and I hope this will be the start of big new things for D6 science fiction gaming.”