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  • If you’re curious about what’s happening with Evil Hat’s Atomic Robo RPG, you owe it to yourself to give the latest Bear Swarm podcast episode a listen, where Mike spills ...

    Lead Developer Mike Olson Talks About the Atomic Robo RPG

    If you’re curious about what’s happening with Evil Hat’s Atomic Robo RPG, you owe it to yourself to give the latest Bear Swarm podcast episode a listen, where Mike spills ...

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  • Evil Hat Productions Announces ‘Atomic Robo’ RPG License Double 2011 Origins Award Winner Licenses Eisner-Nominated Comic Book SILVER SPRING, Maryland— January 10, 2012 — Evil Hat Productions, LLC, today announced an agreement to produce, publish, and distribute a role-playing game based on the Eisner-nominated Atomic Robo comic book. The Atomic Robo RPG will be co-written [...]

    Atomic Robo Wears the Evil Hat

    Evil Hat Productions Announces ‘Atomic Robo’ RPG License Double 2011 Origins Award Winner Licenses Eisner-Nominated Comic Book SILVER SPRING, Maryland— January 10, 2012 — Evil Hat Productions, LLC, today announced an agreement to produce, publish, and distribute a role-playing game based on the Eisner-nominated Atomic Robo comic book. The Atomic Robo RPG will be co-written [...]

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  • Hey, long time no LJ post! Anywho...For those of you who don't follow Twitter, I've started brainstorming ideas for a new edition of Dead Inside (my first RPG) with a group of folks I've dubbed

    Dead Inside, 2nd Edition

    Hey, long time no LJ post! Anywho...For those of you who don't follow Twitter, I've started brainstorming ideas for a new edition of Dead Inside (my first RPG) with a group of folks I've dubbed "the Utter Bastards" because they finally convinced me, ki...

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  • So I’ve recently been pushing hard to make sure Evil Hat has enough plates spinning at once that we’ll have a pretty steady (if a bit irregular) slate of releases once the projects start reaching their conclusions. This means I have a spreadsheet with about a baker’s dozen projects listed in it, all in various [...]

    State of the Hat: 2012 and Beyond

    So I’ve recently been pushing hard to make sure Evil Hat has enough plates spinning at once that we’ll have a pretty steady (if a bit irregular) slate of releases once the projects start reaching their conclusions. This means I have a spreadsheet with about a baker’s dozen projects listed in it, all in various [...]

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  • In the interests of wordcount, page length, and not overwhelming GMs with too much information, here's some material that got cut from the free Evil Acts scenario for The Dresden Files RPG. This of this as sort of a

    Evil Acts DVD Extra!

    In the interests of wordcount, page length, and not overwhelming GMs with too much information, here's some material that got cut from the free Evil Acts scenario for The Dresden Files RPG. This of this as sort of a "DVD extra"!Something Wicked This Wa...

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  • So, as an update to my post on Chadtoberfest 40, I do know what I'll be doing for my birthday. . .Working.This month, I'm behind on bills, so I've been scrambling for more freelance work (my existing gaming-freelance gig and online game sales really wo...

    Chadtoberfest 40 Redux

    So, as an update to my post on Chadtoberfest 40, I do know what I'll be doing for my birthday. . .Working.This month, I'm behind on bills, so I've been scrambling for more freelance work (my existing gaming-freelance gig and online game sales really wo...

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  • When it came time to figure out what the right name for Race to Adventure! should be, we knew we were going to be way off track if we tried to figure it out ourselves. What we needed was an expert at playing games, but also had a perspective on what would appeal to kids [...]

    Ian Hanrahan is Magnificent

    When it came time to figure out what the right name for Race to Adventure! should be, we knew we were going to be way off track if we tried to figure it out ourselves. What we needed was an expert at playing games, but also had a perspective on what would appeal to kids [...]

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  • For those of you not on Twitter, you may be interested to hear that this past weekend, the Dresden Files RPG won both the Origins Awards for Best RPG and Best RPG Supplement!Speaking only for myself (though I'm sure the rest of the team feels similarly...

    Dresden Files RPG & the Origins Awards

    For those of you not on Twitter, you may be interested to hear that this past weekend, the Dresden Files RPG won both the Origins Awards for Best RPG and Best RPG Supplement!Speaking only for myself (though I'm sure the rest of the team feels similarly...

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  • Come Tuesday, I will be bound for Origins 2011. I’m trying something radically new there this year. I’m not going as a publisher. That’s not strictly true, of course. I’m going to check out the Origins Awards and hope for (but not expect) a win, and that’s an undeniably publisherish thing for me to do. [...]

    Origins Bound

    Come Tuesday, I will be bound for Origins 2011. I’m trying something radically new there this year. I’m not going as a publisher. That’s not strictly true, of course. I’m going to check out the Origins Awards and hope for (but not expect) a win, and that’s an undeniably publisherish thing for me to do. [...]

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  • Jeff is going to be making enough changes following our first round of Zeppelin Armada playtesting that we’re going to want to do a second round in another couple weeks or so. For this, we need both our prior playtesters already on board, and a handful of fresh-blood folks who haven’t seen the first iteration. [...]

    Zeppelin Armada Round 2 Playtesting

    Jeff is going to be making enough changes following our first round of Zeppelin Armada playtesting that we’re going to want to do a second round in another couple weeks or so. For this, we need both our prior playtesters already on board, and a handful of fresh-blood folks who haven’t seen the first iteration. [...]

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  • So, we’re going to be producing Do: The Book of Letters as the Do kickstarter runs its course. This will be a digest-ish sized booklet, hopefully around 32 black and white pages, containing additional letters and letter-writing advice for the game, adventure seeds, and so forth, which we’ll be making available in print only to [...]

    Do: Write To The Pilgrims

    So, we’re going to be producing Do: The Book of Letters as the Do kickstarter runs its course. This will be a digest-ish sized booklet, hopefully around 32 black and white pages, containing additional letters and letter-writing advice for the game, adventure seeds, and so forth, which we’ll be making available in print only to [...]

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  • PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fundraising Exceeds Expectations for Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple New storytelling game for YA and family gamers wins massive support In less than a day, the fundraising campaign to publish Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple met its initial goal. Fred Hicks of Evil Hat Productions quickly pivoted into [...]

    Do Phase 3: Book of Letters

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fundraising Exceeds Expectations for Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple New storytelling game for YA and family gamers wins massive support In less than a day, the fundraising campaign to publish Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple met its initial goal. Fred Hicks of Evil Hat Productions quickly pivoted into [...]

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  • So when I prepped this morning’s post last night, the Do kickstarter was at less than half of its initial $4,000 goal. Right now as I’m writing this, the kickstarter is inches away from hitting its goal, and it will probably hit it before I’m done writing. Am I shocked? Well, maybe a little by [...]

    Do Kickstarter: The Next Phase

    So when I prepped this morning’s post last night, the Do kickstarter was at less than half of its initial $4,000 goal. Right now as I’m writing this, the kickstarter is inches away from hitting its goal, and it will probably hit it before I’m done writing. Am I shocked? Well, maybe a little by [...]

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  • As I mentioned before, Evil Hat is looking at getting into making card games, relying on Jeff Tidball to do the design work and share the benefit of his extensive experience with us. We’re trying to start reasonably modestly, and — as with anything — work our way up to bigger projects down the road [...]

    Project Tidball: Pick Your Skin

    As I mentioned before, Evil Hat is looking at getting into making card games, relying on Jeff Tidball to do the design work and share the benefit of his extensive experience with us. We’re trying to start reasonably modestly, and — as with anything — work our way up to bigger projects down the road [...]

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  • This is a bit of a companion piece to Hack: Use Your Grid-Maps With Fate. Symmetry. So, you like Fate‘s idea of zones, and you’re not a fan of the one-inch-square map gig, but you’re playing 4e, and you definitely want to see a map get some action, just not one with all of that [...]

    Hack: Use Fate’s Zones with 4e

    This is a bit of a companion piece to Hack: Use Your Grid-Maps With Fate. Symmetry. So, you like Fate‘s idea of zones, and you’re not a fan of the one-inch-square map gig, but you’re playing 4e, and you definitely want to see a map get some action, just not one with all of that [...]

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