The guys with the FATE RPG just sealed the deal to write a The Dresden Files RPG.
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, author of 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”
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.