Mongoose Publishing's Matthew Sprang claimed he approached Lucasfilm, looking to obtain a license for a Star Wars Roleplaying Game; He was apparently told that someone else already has the license.
Most major companies have denied having the license.
The following have said it isn't them:
- Far Future Enterprises
- Steve Jackson Games
- Eden Studios
- Margaret Weiss Productions
- Green Ronin
As have a dozen+ indie publishers.
Here's where the blog post is quoted:
And here's the quote of Matt:
In other A Call to Arms news, I can now report that we did not manage to grab the licence we were chasing for the game - Star Wars. We weren't really expecting this one to happen (we made a sideways reference to it in the State of the Mongoose), but we got much further along than we thought we would.
The interesting thing is why our negotiations ended - another company beat us to it. We are not going to reveal who this is (you have heard of them), as that is their fanfare to blow. However, I am sure many will find it intriguing that the licence covers card games, RPGs, and... miniatures. Now, the company concerned is not known for its miniatures lines, which will probably put paid to my dream of 28mm multipart/multipose Stormtroopers.