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Evil Hat Productions

Scum and Villainy

Jun 28 2018
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3-6 13+ 2-6 hours $35

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Scum and Villainy pre-order open now!

Unwise deals. Blaster fights. High adventure among the stars.
Welcome to the world of Scum and Villainy.

Scum and Villainy is a Forged in the Dark game about a spaceship crew trying to make ends meet under the iron-fisted rule of the Galactic Hegemony.

Work with the members of your crew to thrive despite powerful criminal syndicates, warring noble families, dangerous aliens, and strange mystics. Explore the ruins of lost civilizations for fun and profit. Can your motley crew hold it together long enough to strike it big and insure your fame across the sector?

Scum and Villainy is a stand-alone RPG based on the Forged in the Dark game engine. In this book, you’ll find:

  • A clear gameplay structure that puts the focus on the criminal undertakings of the crew. A session of play consists of a job followed by recovery, downtime projects, and advancement.
  • Ship “character sheets” that allow for XP spends, upgrades, and leveling up alongside your characters.
  • Crew advancement opportunities to reflect the change from a ragtag group barely flying in the black to a reputed crew that has built a name across the sector.
  • Forged in the Dark tools to help keep the focus on the action of the job rather than the extensive planning needed to make it happen.
  • Character and ship types to help create a unique and interesting crew at light speed.

May your ship fly true, and may your blasters never jam.

GAME INFORMATION
Number of players: 3-6
Age of players: 13+
Length: 2-6 hours
Type of Game: Roleplaying Game
Languages Available: English
Product Number: EHP0040
ISBN: 978-1-61317-153-0
Page Count: 368
Format: Hardcover black and white interior and Digital formats.
Availability: Check here
Game Designer: Stras Acimovic and John LeBoeuf-Little

DFCO Expansions

Jun 20 2018
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1-5 13+ 30 min $9.99 ea

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Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game: Expansions

Play Harry Dresden and his friends as they take on the cases from the bestselling Dresden Files novels, with these additional characters and books! Each expansion includes two characters and two book decks. Pick up your favorites or buy them all!

Expansion 1 – Fan Favorites (EHP0023)

POLKA WILL NEVER DIE!
… and neither will you, with help from the new heroes in this expansion for the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game! Inside you’ll find two new character decks—Thomas Raith and Waldo Butters—and two new book decks—Blood Rites and Dead Beat.

Expansion 2 – Helping Hands (EHP0024)

NEED A HAND?
You’re in luck as more of Harry’s friends join you in this expansion for the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game! Inside you’ll find two new character decks—Sanya and Molly Carpenter—and two new book decks—Proven Guilty and White Night.

Expansion 3 – Wardens Attack (EHP0025)

WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK!
The White Council’s grey cloaks, the Wardens, join the fray in this expansion for the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game! Inside you’ll find two new character decks—Carlos Ramirez and Anastasia Luccio—and two new book decks—Small Favor and Turn Coat.

Coming later in 2018

Expansion 4: Dead Ends (EHP0037)

Dead on your feet?
Step lively as more of Harry’s friends join you in this expansion for the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game! Inside you’ll find two new character decks—Jared Kincaid and Mortimer Lindquist—and two new book decks—Changes and Ghost Story. (Release in Q3 2018)

Expansion 5: Winter Schemes (EHP0038)

Feeling Winter’s bite?
Warm up with this expansion for the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game! Inside you’ll find two alternative character decks—Winter Knight Harry and Winter Lady Molly—and two new book decks—Cold Days and Skin Game. (Release in Q3 2018)

Expansion Information

Requires the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game to play.
Suggested Retail: $9.99 (USD) per expansion
Game Designers: Eric B. Vogel
Release date: Summer 2017

Tachyon Squadron

Jun 9 2018
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2-6 13+ 2-8 hours $25

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Tachyon Squardon

Tachyon Squadron

Join the ace pilots of the Tachyon Squadron. Enlist today!

The universe is in trouble. Take your stand against the overreaching arms of the Dominion of Unity. Stand up against piracy and lawlessness. Ensure that all members of the Draconis system enjoy peace and prosperity. Join the Tachyon Squadron arm of the Draconis Volunteer Group! Engage in interstellar combat; steer your ship among the stars, and join your fellow fighter pilots in a quest for danger, glory, and victory.

Tachyon Squadron is a Fate Core supplement that blends space opera and military sci-fi. The game requires Fate Core to play. This 179-page book includes:

  • A highly structured starfighter combat engagement system, with a focus on phased combat and maneuvering for advantage
  • Instructions on creating fighter pilot characters in Fate, including pilot interactions and vices to blow off steam between battles
  • Personal and gear stunts, which provide a streamlined mechanic for sci-fi necessities like energy blasters, hand scanners, and deflector screens
  • An overview of the galaxy and the key players within it
  • A sample mission: The Pirates of the Kepler Valley

The Tachyon Squadron needs you!

SUPPLEMENT INFORMATION

Number of players: 2-6
Age of players: 13+
Length: 2-8 hour
Type of Game: Roleplaying Game
Pages: 184
Format: Hardcover and digital formats.
Languages Available: English
Product Number: EHP0042
ISBN: 978-1-61317-155-4
Suggested Retail: $25
Game Designers: Clark Valentine, Mike Olson, Leonard Balsersa, and Amanda Valentine
Release Date: November 2018

 

Evil Hat at Origins!

Jun 5 2018

Why yes, Evil Hat will be at Origins! Come see us at booth 823 for game demos of Greedy Dragons and the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game expansions, and all of our new stuff! Indie Press Revolution will be selling the two new DFCO expansions, plus copies of our latest releases like Fate Horror Toolkit.

Also, did you see that Blades in the Dark is up for an Origins award? Congrats to John Harper and all the scoundrels out there who supported the game!

Personnel News! Excitement!

May 16 2018

We’ve got some exciting personnel news. Like, the kind that deserves sound effects. So let’s get right to it, shall we?

(Drumroll. Cymbal crash. Random frog noise.)

Not sure what that frog’s about, but anyway! First, we’d like to congratulate Brian Patterson! Folks who are Hat-familiar might recognize Brian’s name—it’s on most of our products these days. Brian is our art director, which means he’s in charge of figuring out what the art is going to look like and working with the artist to make sure that happens. (He’s also a mighty fine artist in his own right. Have you seen the beautiful work he did for Greedy Dragons?) Anyway, we’re happy to announce that we’ve promoted Brian to Senior Art Director! He’ll be branching out and adding some supervisory tasks to his day, and we’re exceptionally excited to see him take them on.

(Crowd cheering. Roaring dinosaur. Random frog noise.)

Seriously! Where is that frog coming from? I didn’t order up any frog sound effects.

Um…anyway. Sorry. Was distracted by the frog. Next, we’ve got some news that’s both good and sad. Our very own Leonard Balsera is growing his role as COO and Creative Director of John Wick Presents. First, we’d like to send Lenny our congratulations! This is a big step, and we’re very happy for you!

As a result, Lenny is stepping down as the Fate Line Developer. But fear not! We’ll keep working together on individual projects. He can’t escape the time-turning and mind-bending horrors of Fate of Cthulhu!

Lenny was with us since Spirit of the Century. With many other brave souls, he worked on the original Dresden Files RPG and became the creative director and lead developer on Dresden Files Accelerated. Along the way he did a few small other things too… like being the lead developer on Fate Core, mentoring a whole generation of new writers and developers, and eventually stepping up as our Fate Line Developer.

Stepping up to fill his formidable role is Sophie Lagacé who has already been doing a killer job project managing Fate projects and now will be leading the line!

All the best to you, Lenny!

And congratulations to Sophie, Brian, and Lenny on their new positions. We (and that pesky frog) are super excited and proud to know you.

Uprising

Apr 25 2018
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3-6 13+ 2-6 hours $39.99

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Corruption. Betrayal. Intrigue. Just another day in Paris Nouveau.

In a cyberpunk, dystopian future, the citizens of Paris Nouveau are no more than indentured servants. Virtual reality has come at a cost they can never pay, a tradeoff of freedom for technology. But there are freedom fighters who reject the system, unplugging from the illusion and working to make things right once again. They are La Résistance. Rise up and defy the corporations in Uprising: the Dystopian Universe RPG, set in the same universe as The Resistance, Coup, and One Night Revolution from Indie Boards & Cards.

Uprising is a stand-alone game that uses a customized version of the Fate System. Within these pages, you’ll find:

  • Playsheets for nine character archetypes with tie-ins to the cards found in other Dystopian Universe games
  • New aspect rules to help reflect the intrigue of the Dystopian Universe, where no one is exactly what they seem
  • A new system for secrets—essential to surviving on the mean streets of Paris Nouveau
  • New prep scenes and equipment rules designed to help make downtime active.
  • A streamlined modular system for creating missions, along with sample missions to get you started

The Dystopian Universe RPG: Vive La Résistance!

GAME INFORMATION
Number of players: 3-6
Age of players: 13+
Length: 2-6 hours
Type of Game: Roleplaying Game
Languages Available: English
Product Number: EHP0036
ISBN: 978-1-61317-146-2
Page Count: 308
Format: Hardcover color interior and Digital formats.
Availability: Check here
Game Designer: Anna Meade and Brian Engard

Fate Horror Toolkit

Apr 16 2018
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3-6 18+ 2-8 hr $20

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Fate Horror Toolkit

SOMETHING LURKS IN THE SHADOWS

Maybe it’s a masked killer, or a creature from the unknown depths, or a psychotic porcelain doll. Or maybe it’s just a cat, and the threat stands right behind you!

The Fate Horror Toolkit offers a variety of tools, mechanics, and hacks to help you develop thematic horror in your game. Explore what horror is and how to employ it effectively at your table. Learn how to develop horrific elements in Fate—a game system designed around competent, proactive characters not usually seen in horror. Pick from a variety of mechanics to easily design your own game about the things that go bump in the night.

The Fate Horror Toolkit is a Fate Core supplement. This Toolkit includes:

  • Extensive tools to make scary and effective horror adversaries and running Fate games where doom is inevitable
  • Modified and thematic compels designed to help up the suspense and visceral horror elements in your games
  • A variety of new aspect types such as legacy and intensity aspects to help develop thematic horror elements and define boundaries
  • A campaign framework for running horror stories based on teamwork—particularly good for younger audiences.

Fate Toolkits. All the tools to build your stage.

Expansion Information

Number of players: 3-6
Age of players: 18+
Length: 2-8 hours
Type of Game: Roleplaying Game Supplement for Fate Core
Languages Available: English
Suggested Retail: $20
Product Number: EHP0039
ISBN: 978-1-61317-149-3
Length: 152 pages
Format: Hardcover Book and Digital Format (PDF)
Release Date: May 21, 2018
Game Designers: Richard Bellingham, Bruce Baugh, Elsa S. Henry, Marissa Kelly, Sarah Richardson, Nick Pilon, Phil Lewis, and Jennifer Lewis