Friday, August 14, 2020

Dune RPG

 The original Dune Role Playing Game was the last RPG from Last Unicorn Games, a comparatively small publisher back in the late 1990s best known for its take on the Star Trek Universe in a series of RPGs as well as its Dune and Heresy TCG. Bought in 2000 by Wizards of the Coast, the company is probably best remembered for the Dune RPG. As part of the agreement under which WOTC purchased Last Unicorn, WOTC agreed to publish LUG's remaining games of which the most notable one was Dune. Despite demand, only 3000 copies were every released, primarily at GenCon 33. WOTC negotiated with the Herbert estate for a second printing but the two organizations could not agree upon terms.

When originally released, The Dune RPG sold for $34.95 but due to scarcity and demand, the available books soon sold regularly for $100-$200 and copies have proven extremely hard to find in the 20 years since the original release as collectors tend to hold onto them.

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