RPG Blog 2 has learned that the last of the West End Games RPG properties, in the form of Masterbook, Shatterzone, and Bloodshadows, have been secured by Precis Intermedia.
Eric Gibson, the long-beleagured proprietor of West End Games, had previously released most of the d6 books under the Open Gaming license, but intellectual properties such as Masterbook and Shatterzone were excluded from that release. In June, it was revealed he had sold the rights to the TORG RPG to the German gaming company Ulisses Spiele. This latest move should mean that Gibson no longer has the rights to any West End Games RPGs.
Precis Intermedia is a well-regarded smaller RPG company, with such popular lines as their Disposable Heroes miniatures line, the ENnie-nominated pulp RPG Two-Fisted Tales, and recently, the introductory RPG Ancient Odysseys: Treasure Awaits! Right now, plans are for Precis Intermedia to do full reprints of the WEG works, to include the cards.