Four years into development and Evil Hat Productions has finally announced the impending publication of The Dresden Files RPG. The RPG will be based off the FATE system which I am not familiar with, but it certainly sounds workable for this world. The game has now grown into at least two volumes: The Dresden Files RPG: Volume 1 – Your Story and The Dresden Files RPG: Volume 2 – Our World. Fred Hicks from Evil Hat has this to say:
“Originally, we were planning to do this game in a single volume. As time went on and word count grew…so did the amount of flat-out awesome we knew we had on our hands. And so our game grew out of the confines of one book, into two gorgeous volumes.”Ryan Macklin, head developer-wrangler of Evil Hat added:
"The thing is jam-packed with great rules for making your campaign & playing all sorts of different beasts and badasses from the Dresdenverse, supported by loads of advice for players & GMs as well as a lot of characters and creatures from the books statted out. (To give you an idea of what we mean by A LOT, Fred got to about the 75% mark on the first pass through layout and saw he already had 460 pages of material. The final combined page count of the two books together could break 600. Over 140 pages of that is our comprehensive tour of the characters of the first ten novels, complete with stats where they’re stattable.)"A preview of Harry Dresden's character sheet is available here. Evil Hat is hoping to have pre-orders up in June so be on the lookout, but it seems like you may not have product in hand until July as they are first releasing it at a convention. Visit the official site for the game for more details as they are released as they've gone all out on the development details.
Ekaterina Sedia has released the table of contents for her second anthology Running With the Pack, which will be released this May from Prime Books.
Stories by Jesse Bullington, N.K. Jemisin, and Amanda Downum definitely move this collection up on my list. Also, I love the title of Geoffrey Goodwin's story Are You a Vampire or a Goblin?
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