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[[FASA]] Corporation was an American publisher of role-playing games, wargames and boardgames until 2001.  
 
[[FASA]] Corporation was an American publisher of role-playing games, wargames and boardgames until 2001.  
* Founded in 1980 in Chicago by [[Jordan Weisman]] and [[L. Ross Babcock]] III. Originally the name FASA was an acronym for "[[Freedonian Aeronautics and Space Administration]]", a joking allusion to the Marx Brothers film "Duck Soup," though in later years the letters of the name did not actually stand for anything. This tongue-in-cheek attitude was carried over in humorous self-references in its games.
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Founded in 1980 in Chicago by [[Jordan Weisman]] and [[L. Ross Babcock]] III. Originally the name FASA was an acronym for "[[Freedonian Aeronautics and Space Administration]]", a joking allusion to the Marx Brothers film "Duck Soup," though in later years the letters of the name did not actually stand for anything. This tongue-in-cheek attitude was carried over in humorous self-references in its games.
  
 
== Description ([[Specifications]]) ==
 
== Description ([[Specifications]]) ==
 
FASA produced the Battletech miniatures Mech war game and the associated RPG and the highly successful Shadowrun RPG. Other games included Earthdawn and the Doctor Who RPG
 
FASA produced the Battletech miniatures Mech war game and the associated RPG and the highly successful Shadowrun RPG. Other games included Earthdawn and the Doctor Who RPG
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* In 1998 it acquired Ral Partha miniatures company.  
 
* In 1998 it acquired Ral Partha miniatures company.  
 
* In 1999 it was scheduled to be acquired by Decipher Inc. but that apparently fell through.  
 
* In 1999 it was scheduled to be acquired by Decipher Inc. but that apparently fell through.  
 
* In 2000, president [[Jill Lucas]] and Battletech line developer [[Brian Nystul]] left.  
 
* In 2000, president [[Jill Lucas]] and Battletech line developer [[Brian Nystul]] left.  
 
* It has announced that it will be shutting down in Spring 2001, selling its Battletech and Shadowrun properties to Wizkids LLC.
 
* It has announced that it will be shutting down in Spring 2001, selling its Battletech and Shadowrun properties to Wizkids LLC.
 
=== Storyline & Setting ===
 
No information yet available.
 
 
=== ‎Popular Artists & Authors ===
 
''Artists:''
 
* [[Keith Brothers]]
 
* [[Ross Babcock]]
 
 
''Authors:''
 
* [[Jordan Weisman]]
 
* [[Keith Brothers]]
 
 
=== External Link/s ===
 
# EXTERNAL LINK: [[TBD]]
 
 
=== [[Library Data|Library Data Entries]] (Public) ===
 
# [[TBD]]
 
  
 
== History & Background ([[Dossier]]) ==
 
== History & Background ([[Dossier]]) ==
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* Seeker transferred the FASA Traveller material to FFE in 2007.
 
* Seeker transferred the FASA Traveller material to FFE in 2007.
  
=== FASA Cryptobibliography ===
 
 
According to the Far Futures page, the following were planned, but not published:
 
According to the Far Futures page, the following were planned, but not published:
 
* Adventure 10 - Target: Assassin
 
* Adventure 10 - Target: Assassin

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