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Evil Hat Productions

Girl by Moonlight – Media

Jan 15 2020

Actual Play

Interviews

Interview with Andrew Gillis on The Critshow

Thirsty Sword Lesbians

Jan 15 2020
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3-6 13+ 2-4 hours TBD

Thirsty Sword Lesbians

Thirsty Sword Lesbians is in playtest through 2/28/2020.

Love, swords, and adventure.

Thirsty Sword Lesbians battle the Lady of Chains when her enforcers march down from the frosty north. They rocket through the stars to safeguard diplomats ending a generations-old conflict. Even when swords are crossed, they seek peace with their opponent—and sometimes connect more deeply than anyone expects.

A sword duel can end in kissing, a witch can gain her power from spirit lovers, and an entire campaign can be built around wandering  matchmakers flying from system to system.

Thirsty Sword Lesbians is a rolepaying game for telling queer stories with friends. If you love angsty disaster lesbians with swords, you have come to the right place.

In this book, you’ll find:

  • Flirting, sword-fighting, and zingers in a system designed for both narrative drama and player safety.
  • An innovative take on the Powered by the Apocalypse family of games.
  • Nine character types, each focusing on a particular emotional conflict: Beast, Chosen, Devoted, Infamous, Nature Witch, Scoundrel, Seeker, Spooky Witch, and Trickster.
  • Guidance and support for running the game, including how to make appealing adversaries, set the tone, pace the game, and structure play.
  • World building worksheet for custom scenarios and starting scenario seeds to play with: Best Day of Their Lives, The Constellation Festival, Gal Paladins, and Sword Lesbians of the Three Houses
  • Variant rules to highlight different identities, emotional connections, and setting elements.
  • Strategies to adapt any setting where swords cross and hearts race for Thirsty Sword Lesbians.

Ready? Let’s go! Join the playtest now!

GAME INFORMATION
Number of players: 3-6
Age of players: 13+
Length: 2-4 hours
Type of Game: Roleplaying Game
Languages Available: English
Product Number: TBD
ISBN: TBD
Page Count: TBD
Format: Hardcover and Digital formats.
Release Date: TBD
Availability: Check here
Game Designer: April Kit Walsh

Girl by Moonlight

Jan 15 2020
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3-6 13+ 2-4 hours TBD

Girl by Moonlight

Tragic Magical Girls illuminating the darkness

Girl by Moonlight is a multi-genre RPG of Magical Girls grappling with destiny: hopes thwarted, defended, redeemed, and betrayed. It explores the heartbreak of denying who you really are, fighting for what you believe in, and the transcendent power of relationships and community. These Magical Girls clutch their tragic struggles tight, seeking to score defiant triumphs against the darkness of an oppressive society.

The game features four distinct playsets: In the Kingdom of Dawn heroic magical girls fight to reclaim a world corrupted by darkness. Mecha pilots battle against the extinction-level threat of the leviathans On a Sea of Stars. Dream travelers seek the truth of a magical conspiracy In a Maze of Dreams. Compromised members of the Memorial Academy spiral around the bounds of their own inevitable doom In Darkest Night. The critically-acclaimed Forged in the Dark system seamlessly pins it all together.

In this game, you’ll find:

  • Seven character playbooks of magical girls —the Guardian, Enigma, Outsider, Stranger, Time Traveler, Unlikely Hero, and Harmony.
  • Four series playsets to play different aspects of the magical girl genre.
  • A custom skin of the Forged in the Dark system to unify the action.
  • Actions such as Confess, Defy, Empathise, and Conceal deliberately designed to explicitly integrate characters’ inner life into the narrative.
  • Conflict outcomes that include mending, care, and connection.
  • Exploration of complicated answers to questions of identity, love, and community.
  • A cycle of play that drives the story forward, and keeps the protagonists grounded in the world they are fighting to change.
  • Ready made quick starts for each playset to get you right into the game. Ideal for single session or convention games, jump into Girl By Moonlight with the Silverstar Knights, Memorial Academy, ICARUS, and Dream Travelers.

We play to see how they fall, or if they rise to meet their destiny. 

Join the the playtest now!

GAME INFORMATION
Number of players: 3-6
Age of players: 13+
Length: 2-4 hours
Type of Game: Roleplaying Game
Languages Available: English
Product Number: TBD
ISBN: TBD
Page Count: TBD
Format: Hardcover and Digital formats.
Release Date: TBD
Availability: Check here
Game Designer: Andrew Gillis

Demihumans

Jan 15 2020
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3-6 13+ 2-4 hours TBD

Demihumans

A game about magical people sustaining a community in the face of extinction.

Playtest info: Playtest applications closed. We’ll announce the playtesters by 12/31/2019.

The squalid world you live in was once a far finer place. The Golden Age was a time of unparalleled wonders. It was ruled by Those Who Came Before—beings who wrought great works of magic in that ancient era, wonders that can scarcely be imagined in these threadbare days. The magical spark of the impossible that was set burning in the Golden Age is a mere guttering ember now, as we live our lives under the human boot heel.

Demihumans is a standalone RPG inspired by Apocalypse World where you’ll play members of an enclave—a small community subordinate to a human city—of magical, nonhuman people who are trying to endure and thrive as magic is dying out.

In this book, you’ll find:

  • Playbooks to create the Company—the enclave’s citizens of note who are trying to ensure it survives and thrives—including the Dwarven Lawgiver, the Elven Sparksinger, the Trollish Greenward, and others.
  • Questions to set Gnosis and Legacy, which, respectively, tell you how well you understand the other members of the Company and what bigoted attitudes the peoples of the enclave tend to have of one another.
  • Rules to create the enclave and populate it with fantasy motifs and the threats they bring, to measure human ire at the enclave with the flower of human antipathy, and to improve your enclave and forestall its ending.
  • Guidance and support for the Demiurge—the loving bedeviler who keeps the Company as her heroes, but also makes their lives challenging and tragic—on how to run the game in the “improv GM” mode it calls for, as well as how to structure a tale so it produces a satisfying story.
  • Many systems and inducements to describe culture—your people’s culture, human culture, your family’s culture, the cultures of dead peoples, and so on.
  • Rules text written in an entertainingly poetic voice that is a pleasure to read and reinforces the game’s aesthetic of faded elegance and things not meant for this era without sacrificing clarity as a rules text.

The fate of the enclave depends on you!

GAME INFORMATION
Number of players: 3-6
Age of players: 13+
Length: 2-4 hours
Type of Game: Roleplaying Game
Languages Available: English
Product Number: TBD
ISBN: TBD
Page Count: TBD
Format: Hardcover and Digital formats.
Release Date: TBD
Availability: Check here
Game Designer: Robert Bohl

Monster of the Week – Media

Jan 15 2020

Actual Play

Interviews

Reviews

Scum and Villainy – Media

Jan 15 2020

Actual Play

Reviews

Band of Blades – Media

Jan 15 2020

Reviews

Band of Blade: First Look
Band of Blades on Dicebreaker

Actual Play

Band of Blades on Actual Play

Interviews

Interview on Cannibal Halfling

Interview on The Magpies

Interview on The Gauntlet

Blades in the Dark – Media

Jan 15 2020

Reviews

Why you should play Blades in the Dark by Dicebreakers
Why You Should Play Blades in the Dark (RPG Review)

Actual Play

Blades in the Dark: The Bloodletters
Blades in the Dark on RollPlay
Blades in the Dark at Roll20Con
Shadow of Doskvol
Never Sunny in Doskvol on with Eric Vulgaris

Interviews

John Harper Interview on Encounter Roleplay
John Harper Interview on Runehammer
John Harper on Plot Points
John Harper interview on The Morning Bell Podcast

Learn to Play

Let’s Learn to Play: Blades in the Dark

Uprising – Revolutionary Messages

Jan 11 2020

Expand your options for Uprising: The Dystopian Universe RPG with Revolutionary Messages!

Inside you’ll find five new expansions for the game:

  • The Second Fall and Other Stories: Two new story arcs and new missions for your campaign, ambitious plans for sabotage, and corporate control over the food supply in Paris Nouveau.
  • Safehouses and Hotspots: Four new locations to explore in Paris Nouveau, including places of refuge, contacts, and missions.
  • Paris Nouveau Corporate Catalog: See how the 1% lives in Paris Nouveau, and sell yourself into further debt to afford these luxuries. You wouldn’t steal them, would you, Citoyen? Contains new products and gear as well as a few choice contacts living amongst the beautiful people.
  • Invisible Hands: Uncover illicit gear and shady contacts as you enter the black market of Paris Nouveau. There’s plenty to be had here for a price, and the privacy the black market affords comes at a premium. 
  • Beyond the Walls: Leave Paris Nouveau behind and fight an entirely different kind of oppression in Neese, an alternative city for your campaign. Join the members of La Légion Humaniste as you rise up against the Esthetik Church’s tyrrany. Includes new playbooks and new advancement paths.

Revolutionary Messages. Keep the signal alive!

Buy now on itch.io or DriveThruRPG

For the Queen – Roll20

Jan 11 2020

For the Queen on Roll20

For the Queen is now available for play on the Roll20 Marketplace! The game includes all of the instruction, prompt, and queen cards, as well as a beautiful playmat deigned specifically for Roll20!

Spend a perilous journey with your friends, no matter where they are!