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1977
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2
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Best with more than 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
15 minutes
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12 and up
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Melee
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Potyczka
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Microgame #3 in the Metagaming Microgames series is a board game of pre-gunpowder individual combat. On a hex map representing an arena, players fight it out with cardboard counters. Fighters are rated for Strength and Dexterity and can carry weapons and armors of various advantages/disadvantages.

Included a A 32-page booklet, about 4" by 8", with a 12" by 14" hex map and counter sheet.

Microgame #3 was released with three different covers, the first two both appearing in 1977 and the third in 1979. All were released in plastic ziplock bags. In 1981 there was a fourth edition which was boxed with a cover almost identical to the second edition (lettering changed from red to white).

This system was later developed into Advanced Melee, one of the three books of the The Fantasy Trip role-playing system.

After Steve Jackson and Metagaming had parted ways he lost control of his creation. He responded to this by adapting the basic rules into a new system: GURPS, the Generic Universal Role Playing System.

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This game is also in the RPGG database: Melee.

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Fifth edition in small box
Publisher: Metagaming
Artist: Liz Danforth, Trace Hallowell, Pat Hidy, Roger Stinemore»
Year: 1981
Product Code: MicroGame 3 - 3103
Size: 7.00 x 4.00 x 0.50 inches
0.13 pounds
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Third edition in plastic bag
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Product Code: Microgame 3
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5 Kwanchai/Malechi Melee Cards Tuck Box
A simple tuck box to hold all your mini Melee equipment cards. I used Kwanchai and Malechi's art so the tuck boxes would resemble their amazing work.
English
2013-03-12
22 Melee One Page Quick Ref Sheet
One page quick reference summary of key Melee rules. PDF format. Includes weapon and armor stats, turn sequence, results table, modifiers, etc. It is not a substitute for the rule book, but it is all the info I had to thumb through the book for while I was learning to play.
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2011-04-16
91 Melee Equipment Cards
Updated: January 9, 2010 Created to compliment Kwanchai's remake of Melee, the cards feature color versions of Kwanchai's art (used with permission) along with equipment stats for each item available in the Melee base game. Includes 32 mini cards designed to fit 41 x 63 mm card sleeves. Version 1.1 Corrects 4 card errors ... My apologies to the 35 people that downloaded v1.
English
2010-01-07
296 Kwanchai's Melee Redesign
A redesign of Metagaming's classic "Melee," with new artwork.
English
2009-12-14
8 The new successor to Melee
Dark City Games Legend of the Ancient World Rules are a direct decendent of Melee! Here they are in Pocketmod format!
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2008-02-08
13 epilgrim melee-wizard variant.zip
a reworking of an old gem, give it a go!
2005-05-27
2 Melee & Wizard.zip
Cyberboard PBEM gamebox
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War Game Rank: 397
Num Ratings: 448
Average Rating: 6.90
Standard Deviation: 1.49
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