I enjoyed your recent post about the game "Droids", though the circumstances that led me to discover it leave much to be desired. The gentleman that is listed in the "Edited by..." credit of the Droid book, Derek Stanovsky, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 1, at the age of 54. I was trying to find leads to Neil Moore to inform him of Derek's passing. Sadly, I, and several others that had some involvement with Droids failed to find any leads to Mr. Moore.
I find it delightful that there is a conversation and interest in this game after all these years. And to answer the question at the end of your article, I have indeed played the game. Sadly, Droids was developed at a time that I was very busy with my engineering degree, so I didn't get to play it extensively, but I definitely recall playing a few sessions with Neil as Game Master.
I'm attaching a photo you may find amusing. Originally, we we're going to use photos of droid models instead of the illustrations. I took apart several of my various tank and spaceship models and built some Droids. Everyone loved the model, but the pictures left a lot to be desired. If only we'd had the image manipulation stuff available now, I'm sure we could have made it work.
Thanks again for the kind words about the game.
Here's the photo of Mr. Hill's Droid model.