I don't know if other have posted about this but I'd figure I'd give my $0.02 and help promote their cause.
Back in the early eighties, this game and D&D were the two RPGs I really got into. V&V was published by Fantasy Games Unlimited, it came in a stereotypical box set and I played the hell out the system before I started playing HERO in college. I still have fond memories of the game but HERO is more robust.
FGU was not known as a nice game publisher and it had a reputation for abusing its creators. Jeff Dee and Jack Herman were fairly young and naive when they created the game and FGU kept a strangle hold on the rights until the company died in the 90s. Even then, the creators had to launch a court battle to get back the rights to publish their game. Now, the former president of FGU is still fighting the two, trying to prevent them from using it's name.
Read more about it at
and hopefully help fund their efforts.