Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game Exclusive Card Reveal & Kickstarter Date
Last week, the wizards at Evil Hat Productions demoed the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game (DFCO) for retailers attending the GAMA Trade Show (GTS). We don’t want you to feel left out in the cold with Queen Mab, so take a look at the art from the pyrofuego-hotness that is the Harry Dresden deck. Artist Tyler Walpole is hard at work to finish the game, and it’s got us happier than Toot-toot with a large pepperoni pie.
Notice that he’s not wearing his “evil hat”? Harry doesn’t do hats! (Click for a bigger image.)
Just in case you’re not familiar with the game yet, here’s the skinny:
Play Harry Dresden and his friends as they take on the cases from the bestselling Dresden Files novels in the ultimate what-if scenario—what if Harry was on the scene with allies who weren’t there in the original story? The core game includes Harry, Murphy, Susan, Michael, and the Alphas and plays through the first five novels as well as Side Jobs, a random scenario generator based on the short story collection of the same name.
Box art by novel series artist Chris McGrath!
Designs are already well underway for expansions featuring more series characters and more novels. You can get your paws on all of them in the Evil Hat DFCO Kickstarter, coming to a computer near you (keep Harry away or he’ll fry it) in late April-ish. Sign up for the Evil Hat newsletter or simply watch this space to be notified when the Kickstarter goes live, and in the meantime take a look at their interviews from GTS to get a deeper preview of the game and the thought that went into it.
Team up. Strike back. FUEGO!
Wild Card Graphic Novel #1 Preview on Bleeding Cool
There’s a new Dresden Files graphic novel on the way. Join Harry, Thomas, Molly, and Murphy as they face off against a strange new supernatural threat. You can get a multi-page art preview over at Bleeding Cool, and the first issue arrives in late April. Here’s the summary:
Jim Butcher’s worldwide bestselling Dresden Files saga continues in this original limited series! Set in the aftermath of the novel White Night and comic series Down Town, a bizarre double murder draws the interest of Chicago’s only wizard for hire. But as Harry Dresden begins his investigation, the clues lead to troubling conclusions about the possible perpetrator, and set him on a path that will place him in the middle of a conflict between the city’s three most powerful factions—a conflict that could engulf all of Chicago!
Schedule Conflict Cancels Houston Appearance
We had previously reported that Jim would be making an appearance at Houston Comicpalooza in June of this year, but unfortunately a schedule conflict has torpedoed that appearance. Not our favorite thing to report, of course, but we wanted to make sure you were warned well in advance!
A New Dresden Files Short Story – Now Preorderable
Shadowed Souls is a new anthology from Roc that will feature an all new Dresden Files short story about Molly. You can preorder the book now! Here’s the Jim-relevant deal:
In this dark and gritty collection—featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman—nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil..
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what makes it so easy to cross the line.
In #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher’s Cold Case, Molly Carpenter—Harry Dresden’s apprentice-turned-Winter Lady—must collect a tribute from a remote Fae colony and discovers that even if you’re a good girl, sometimes you have to be bad…
You can get a better look at that great cover and author list over at this blog post.
When’s the next book coming out?
Looks like everything’s coming up Dresden! That’s it for today. And remember, if you have any questions about what’s up with an upcoming book, you don’t need to email us about it—that information is already available on our website!