Things have been getting Harry behind the scenes at the Hat for a while, and we’re so happy to be able to talk about them publicly now. That’s right; we’ve been working on a Dresden Files cooperative card game!
For those of you not in-the-know about the Dresden Files series, we’re of the firm opinion that it’s one of the best urban fantasies around. The series, written by Jim Butcher, is fifteen books and counting and includes a few NYT bestsellers. Jim trusted us with the world when we made the multi-award-winning Dresden Files RPG, and he’s been crazy enough to do it again.
Now, here’s what we can currently tell you about the game: It’s designed by Eric B. Vogel, who you might recognize based on his excellent work on Don’t Turn Your Back and Zeppelin Attack. The game allows you to play Harry Dresden and his friends as they take on the cases from the 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. Expansions are a possibility! Designs are already well underway for more series characters and more novels.
We’ll be bringing this to Kickstarter in 2016, but you don’t have to wait that long to learn more. Fred will be demoing the game at Metatopia (Nov. 5-8), so make sure to check it out if you’re there. Also, you might remember that we really like transparency at the Hat, and with that in mind, we’re planning a series of sneak peeks and behind the scenes info so you can watch for yourself how the game is progressing. Some of that material will likely be here, and some will be at Fred’s site, Deadly Fredly. Eventually, you’ll be able to play it via our new arrangement with Envoy too!
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Fuego! Only we’ll make sure to keep the fuego away from the cards, because that’s dangerous.