Dresden Files RPG News


The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game Wears an Evil Hat

Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) December 16, 2004 — Evil Hat Productions is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Jim Butcher, the author of the best-selling novel series “The Dresden Files,” for the design, production, and distribution of The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game.
“I was one of Jim’s first readers, back when Harry Dresden was only a rough draft and a dream. I’ve loved this character for ten years, and I’m thrilled that Evil Hat Productions is going to bring Harry’s world to a roleplaying game!” said Fred Hicks, co-owner of Evil Hat Productions and one of the game’s authors.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing the results of this project. I’m going to be working with Evil Hat all down the line, providing background information, feedback and original material to contribute to the RPG — time permitting, there will even be some fresh Dresden-universe fiction included in the final game,” added Jim Butcher, authorof the Dresden Files novels. “I know the folks at Evil Hat Productions of old, and they are insanely brilliant. Or brilliantly insane. Either way, as far as I’m concerned Harry’s world couldn’t be in better hands”
The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game will use a customized version of “Fate: Fantastic Adventures in Tabletop Entertainment,” Evil Hat’s acclaimed rule set that specializes in character-intensive storytelling and fast-paced action. Fate drew rave reviews when it took first place at the 2003 Indie RPG Awards in the Best Free RPG and Best Support categories, and placed third in Best Overall RPG.
Fate’s rules are ideal for bringing the Dresden Files to life, crafting stories that fit the characters and test their beliefs, while supporting a setting that mixes the mundane and the magical. The game will also serve as a fan guide, covering all of the major characters from the series, complete with quality illustrations and game stats for each. Players will be able to pick up the series characters and run games with them, or create their own characters — wizards, vampires, werewolves, faeries, holy knights, mafia dons, occult cops, ninja librarians, and more — to explore the “Dresdenverse.” Every type of character from the world of the Dresden Files will be possible!
The Dresden Files RPG is scheduled for release in the summer of 2006. Fred Hicks and Rob Donoghue, the co-designers of Fate, will write the game. The single core book will provide all players will need and more, to run their own games in the setting.
For additional information, visit The Dresden Files RPG website, www.dresdenfilesrpg.com.
About Evil Hat Productions
Evil Hat Productions believes that passion makes the best games. It is this passion for gaming that raised Fate to its current acclaimed position in the independent RPG community. Fate can be used to build the best kinds of role-playing experiences — full of laughter, story-telling, and memorable moments. Fate is a free ruleset, available for download along with other Evil Hat games, on the Evil Hat Productions site at www.evilhat.com.
About Jim Butcher
Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files and Codex Alera series of novels. Jim Butcher is a martial arts enthusiast with fifteen years of experience in various styles including Ryukyu Kempo, Tae Kwan Do, Gojo Shorei Ryu, and a sprinkling of Kung Fu. He is a skilled rider and has worked as a summer camp horse wrangler and performed in front of large audiences in both drill riding and stunt riding exhibitions. Jim enjoys fencing, singing, bad science fiction movies and live-action gaming. He lives in Missouri with his wife, son, and a vicious guard dog. You can learn more about Jim and his books at www.jim-butcher.com.
Jim Butcher is represented by Jennifer Jackson of the Donald Maass Literary Agency, www.maassagency.com. The Dresden Files are published by Roc Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), Inc., www.penguinputnam.com.
Fred Hicks
Evil Hat Productions

7 thoughts on “Dresden Files RPG News”

  1. I have never been into the role playing games. Not for lack of interest, but lack of having others to role play with. I will give it a try. Sounds like fun!!
    Thanks again guys! You never cease to amaze me.

  2. The Dresden Files RPG?! I’m geeking out here! I WILL own a copy come 2006!

  3. Re: “Why so long?”
    Well, we *just* got the rights, man. Writing takes at least 6 months. Playtesting eats another three, minimum. There are other production elements — from art acquisition to typesetting to getting it printed to getting it distributed — that will easily eat the remaining bits of 2005. 2006 is actually a pretty tightly timed schedule. 🙂

  4. Must own..must own..must own now! I am soooo looking forward to that. Count me as first in line to get it..and Silver Spring?! By golly that’s a 15 minute drive from here…can I come and get a sneak peak? Pwease? You cannot deny the sexy-ness of the witchy wench!

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