Jazz began in 1997 as a game system called Heroin. Heroin was intended as a variant of the Fuzion game system published by R. Talsorian and Hero Games. A year later, the name was changed to Fuzion Jazz. In 2001, the "Fuzion" was dropped, along with what remained of the Fuzion-based game mechanics, leaving only Jazz.
In early 2010, Jazz was converted into a wiki, in the hope that others might like to participate in Jazz's development.
See also: Jazz:Copyrights