Fred Hicks Archive

  • This is Part II of the Q&A with Evil Hat co-president Fred Hicks. If you missed Part I, start here!  Q: How does the playtesting process differ from RPGs to board/card […]

    Designer Diary 7: Q&A with Evil Hat’s Fred Hicks (Part II)

    This is Part II of the Q&A with Evil Hat co-president Fred Hicks. If you missed Part I, start here!  Q: How does the playtesting process differ from RPGs to board/card […]

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  • This is Part II of the Q&A with Evil Hat co-president Fred Hicks. If you missed Part I, start here!  Q: How does the playtesting process differ from RPGs to board/card games? What has the RtA playtesting process been like for Evil Hat? Fred: Card games have a much more strict range of possible outcomes because there’s [...]

    Designer Diary 7: Q&A with Evil Hat’s Fred Hicks (Part II)

    This is Part II of the Q&A with Evil Hat co-president Fred Hicks. If you missed Part I, start here! 

    Q: How does the playtesting process differ from RPGs to board/card games? What has the RtA playtesting process been like for Evil Hat?

    Fred: Card games have a much more strict range of possible outcomes because there’s [...]

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  • Fred Hicks is co-president of Evil Hat Productions, the publisher of Race to Adventure! He’s also a really thoughtful and knowledgeable guy who shares his views on the gaming industry […]

    Designer Diary 6: Q&A with Evil Hat’s Fred Hicks (Part I)

    Fred Hicks is co-president of Evil Hat Productions, the publisher of Race to Adventure! He’s also a really thoughtful and knowledgeable guy who shares his views on the gaming industry […]

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  • Fred Hicks is co-president of Evil Hat Productions, the publisher of Race to Adventure! He’s also a really thoughtful and knowledgeable guy who shares his views on the gaming industry in his blog, Deadly Fredly. Fred offered to do this week’s Designer Diary in the form of a virtual Q&A session from the publisher’s perspective. We [...]

    Designer Diary 6: Q&A with Evil Hat’s Fred Hicks (Part I)

    Fred Hicks is co-president of Evil Hat Productions, the publisher of Race to Adventure! He’s also a really thoughtful and knowledgeable guy who shares his views on the gaming industry in his blog, Deadly Fredly. Fred offered to do this week’s Designer Diary in the form of a virtual Q&A session from the publisher’s perspective. We [...]

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  • Here’s a brief State of the Hat for those curious, focusing on our Projects On Deck. Dresden Files: The Paranet Papers. This is the Dresden Files RPG supplement we’ve been working on for the past half year or so. We don’t have a release date, which is why you haven’t heard us being all that [...]

    State of the Hat

    Here’s a brief State of the Hat for those curious, focusing on our Projects On Deck. Dresden Files: The Paranet Papers. This is the Dresden Files RPG supplement we’ve been working on for the past half year or so. We don’t have a release date, which is why you haven’t heard us being all that [...]

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  • This is a companion post to Kit’s announcement over on her blog. You’ll want to read that, too, in either order. My friend C. E. Murphy (another talented author — I’m lucky to know several — who’s behind the Urban Shaman/Walker Papers series, among others) and I go way back. We first met online back [...]

    Comic! Book! Universe!

    This is a companion post to Kit’s announcement over on her blog. You’ll want to read that, too, in either order. My friend C. E. Murphy (another talented author — I’m lucky to know several — who’s behind the Urban Shaman/Walker Papers series, among others) and I go way back. We first met online back [...]

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  • I’ll be over at the online chat for Beautiful Brains this Thursday (June 2nd), at 9pm Eastern time. Drop on by and ask me anything, and I’ll do my best to give you some kind of answer. When the time rolls around, just pop on over there and hit the “Chat” link along the upper [...]

    Evil Hat Chat at Beautiful Brains

    I’ll be over at the online chat for Beautiful Brains this Thursday (June 2nd), at 9pm Eastern time. Drop on by and ask me anything, and I’ll do my best to give you some kind of answer. When the time rolls around, just pop on over there and hit the “Chat” link along the upper [...]

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  • Do’s Kickstarter concluded just minutes ago, raising a whopping 600+% of its original target of $4,000. Dan and I are gobsmacked. We did fall short of sending the Pilgrims to Mars, but this has been a just incredible accomplishment by Dan and by the community. Thanks, everyone, and stay tuned for the rest of Do’s [...]

    Do’s Kickstarter: It’s a Wrap!

    Do’s Kickstarter concluded just minutes ago, raising a whopping 600+% of its original target of $4,000. Dan and I are gobsmacked. We did fall short of sending the Pilgrims to Mars, but this has been a just incredible accomplishment by Dan and by the community. Thanks, everyone, and stay tuned for the rest of Do’s [...]

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  • So, the Evil Hat webstore is on ZenCart 1.3.8; I’d like to get it upgraded to the latest 1.3.9 branch, but that looked like a real pain the last time I investigated, and moreover, the kind I might not have the time (nor, importantly, the temperament) for. If I recall correctly, there’s a lot of [...]

    Heroic ZenCart Upgrader Sought

    So, the Evil Hat webstore is on ZenCart 1.3.8; I’d like to get it upgraded to the latest 1.3.9 branch, but that looked like a real pain the last time I investigated, and moreover, the kind I might not have the time (nor, importantly, the temperament) for. If I recall correctly, there’s a lot of [...]

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  • Zeppelin Armada — Evil Hat’s first card game product, currently under development by Jeff Tidball — in the words of some of our first-round playtesters, describing the game to me as if I didn’t know what it is: “It’s a dance of ever-moving minions protecting your nefarious airship schemes.  One part card game, one part [...]

    So What IS Zeppelin Armada?

    Zeppelin Armada — Evil Hat’s first card game product, currently under development by Jeff Tidball — in the words of some of our first-round playtesters, describing the game to me as if I didn’t know what it is: “It’s a dance of ever-moving minions protecting your nefarious airship schemes.  One part card game, one part [...]

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