Evil Genius is the company with a multi-movie RPG deal to make tabletop games like Escape from New York, Highlander, Rambo, Pacific Rim, Rambo, Crow, Total Recall, Universal Soldier and Kong: Skull Island.
The games will use a 5e-d20 Modern-inspired toolkit, have successfully crowdfunded and offers a subscription model in which new release potentially expands your action movie RPG world.
Luke Gygax, of D&D’s Gygax family and his publishing studio Gaxx Worx has become the inaugural third-party publisher for Evil Genius’ newly launched third-party license.
Gaxx Worx will publish a wartime horror TTRPG called Strange & Grim, using the Everyday Heroes engine.
Matt Everhart, the game designer at Gaxx Worx, told the press;
Strange & Grim will be a campaign setting that combines the adventure and wartime elements of Hellboy/Indiana Jones plus the horror elements like the Void, Event Horizon.”
Evil Genius, which charges a one-time $50 application fee and offers marketing support in exchange for a revenue split, wants there to be other games on the rule system. Owner, D. Todd Scott said;
I’m hoping that anyone with an idea for a modern roleplaying game will come to us to help them realize their vision. I, for one, can’t wait to see what people come up with.”
The respected RPG industry veteran Owen KS Stephens has been recruited to help steer this program and Evil Genius Production’s own lines. Previously, Stephens has worked for Wizards of the Coast, Paizo Publishing and Green Ronin on titles like d20 Star Wars, d20 Modern, Pathfinder, Starfinder and Fantasy AGE.
Stephens, who will be Editor-in-Chief, added;
I’m thrilled to be joining the team creating Everyday Heroes™ and its officially licensed action-movie Cinematic Adventures™. Everyday Heroes is inspired by the d20 Modern RPG from the early 2000s, and I worked on a number of books for that line. I’ve always had a love of modern roleplaying systems, and I’m super-excited by what I have seen of Evil Genius’s updated take on the genre using 5e-compatible rules.”
Owen will be busy as he’s also the lead writer on the forthcoming Kong: Skull Island RPG.
- Evil Genius’ Everyday Heroes license and application.
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