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About Us

Majestic Twelve Games was founded in 1788 by a portly Viennese shopkeeper who little suspected the juggernaut into which his wenig Liebhaberei would develop. Initial forays into the infant Kriegspiel market were disappointing: witness the violently negative response to MJ12's first product, Wars of the Swedish Impressionists, which resulted in the company's warehouse being put to the torch.

While this was regarded as a minor inconvenience by the excessively-optimistic MJ12, it unfortunately resulted in a 200-year hiatus before the company's next release. In 1994, Starmada was unveiled to the general public as a "freeware" game via the Usenet board. As this event triggered neither widespread rioting nor arson, MJ12 considered it a resounding success.

Since then, MJ12 has shown itself to be a leader in the small-press wargaming community. Starmada is regularly cited as a favorite among starship combat gamers, and games such as Defiance: Vital Ground, For The Masses, and Iron Stars have carved out sizeable niches among discriminating leadheads.

Majestic Twelve Games is a sole proprietorship, currently doing business in Castle Rock, Colorado.

If you want to know more about who we're not, follow this link, if you dare.

Terms & Conditions

Throughout this document, "website" refers to the domain; "content" refers to the text, images, code, and other files hosted on the website; "we" refers to Majestic Twelve Games; "you" refers to the user of the website.

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We reserve the right to modify or remove the website or any portion thereof, and/or to change the conditions under which the website is offered, at any time, with or without notice. We suggest you return to this document periodically to familiarize yourself with any changes.

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This website and all content is ©2003-2017 Majestic Twelve Games, except where otherwise noted. All rights are reserved.

You are authorized to view the content of this website under the conditions outlined in this document. Unless otherwise specified, you are not authorized to copy, download, or redistribute any of the content without the express written consent of Majestic Twelve Games.

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Any links to external resources are provided solely for your information and reference. We cannot be held responsible for the content of these resources, nor should such links be taken to imply the endorsement or recommendation of Majestic Twelve Games.

In no event can Majestic Twelve Games be held liable for any loss, damage, or inconvenience arising from the use of this website.

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Majestic Twelve Games is always looking for suggestions for improvements and/or additions to our product line. If you wish to submit material for our consideration, please understand the following:

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