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Well...hopefully in 2009 anyway!

Now admittedly I don't know the full schedule of everyones releases as yet but for me so far (and for the last 2+ years since hearing about the project) the game I am SO wanting to see is Evil Hat's 'The Dresden Files RPG' based upon the novels by Jim Butcher.

I absolutely love the world setting, the background and the characters. For me it's a great alternative to the World of Darkness and in many ways what I wish the World of Darkness could have been. The background on the Vampire Courts, the Fae, the Magicans order and conflict between the Infernal and the Holy, the whole package is fantastically thought out and so alluring.

I am certainly addicted to the novels - and have read in the last couple of weeks 'Welcome to the Jungle' (the graphic novel that Jim Butcher wrote) plus Backup which is a novellette based upon one of the other characters in the sereis he also wrote - and am currently watching Season One of the TV series on DVD. The TV series doesn't have a patch on the books themselves but is pretty good in its own right. I can understand certain changes they put in for the show and some of the episodes so far would make good little adventures in a RPG even if there isn't enough depth in them to become a full story.

It's safe to say that I'm very jealous of Fred and co for being able to work on and publish The Dresden Files RPG and I can't wait to see it in print so I can have a copy gracing my shelves and even (shock horror) try and get a campaign started.

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silver_blue
Dec. 5th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
Would tend to agree. I think it's got great potential as an RPG, and I'm also a huge fan of the books. Thought the TV show was genuinely terrible mind you.
drivingblind
Dec. 5th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
We're leaning as hard into it as we can. I just wish we'd been *experienced publishers* when we got the license (it took us 2.5 years from that point to get even the basics down, 3.5 to feel like we knew what we were doing) so it wouldn't have turned into the "Duke Nukem of RPGs" rep we occasionally get smacked with.

I'm eager to get this thing out. Eeeeager. But man, it's just fought us along the way -- due to us learning how to get the "be a company" thing down as much as the "get it right and true to the books" thing.

That said, the true to the books thing has only really been gelling more recently thanks to the alpha playtest cycles we've run through, and it's given us some fresh energy.

Fingers crossed. :)
hybridartifacts
Dec. 5th, 2008 10:46 am (UTC)
I agree- it sounds like the sort of setting I would enjoy, and I love the books as well. It certainly has a lot of potential.
scimon
Dec. 5th, 2008 11:13 am (UTC)
For me it's got to be the game that's been my eagerly awaited game for the last... what 5 years? GURPS Vorkosigan.

Though the Dresden Files would be interesting too.
jkahane
Dec. 5th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
The game that I'm looking forward to the most, Angus, is your own Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space (that is the title, right?). I regret having to drop out of the playtesting on that so early during the period, and wish I had a preview copy of the game to play right now!! *sigh*

March, as I understand it, yes? :)
angusabranson
Dec. 6th, 2008 11:25 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
I'm saying May at present to be on the safe side but I am expecting the set to be available before then. March will be pushing it but I think, realistically, but April should be a sound bet.
(Fingers crossed)
jkahane
Dec. 7th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
Keeping my fingers crossed on this one, too, mate! ::fingers crossed::

Is there any word yet on the format that the product will be taking (I've not been on-line to the website about the game of late, sooooo...)?

borrgette
Dec. 6th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
Must admit that I feel the Ang is being either modest or jaded. Dr Who is WAY higher on the list than Dresden Files, however mush I enjoy the well realised world of the books, there is so much more to the Whoniverse.
angusabranson
Dec. 6th, 2008 11:24 am (UTC)
I was ignoring projects that I'm actively involved in or publishing and was looking at things that I'm excited to see from other people/companies :)
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