Hellboy Roleplaying Book Coming In August
Steve Jackson Games and Dark Horse Comics announced an agreement today for
a roleplaying game based on the hit "Hellboy" comic series.
"I've always felt that Hellboy and his little 'world' would be a natural
for a roleplaying game," said Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. "I'm excited
that it's actually happening and very pleased to be working with the people
at Steve Jackson Games. They seem very concerned about doing the whole
thing right and I'm happy to be helping out."
The Hellboy RPG will be graphic-novel sized and will be a complete game, as
well as a fan guide to the world of Hellboy . . . as seen from the inside.
It will feature a brand-new short story by Christopher Golden, author of
the new "Hollow Earth" Hellboy spinoff.
In the game, players will take the roles of BPRD agents, including Hellboy,
Abe Sapien, and original characters created by the players . . . solving
occult mysteries, beating up demons, falling from great heights, and saving
the world from Things Man Was Not Meant To Know.
Golden, who will also be helping to assemble the game's background
material, said "Steve Jackson Games always do a nice job and I'm happy to
be involved . . . The world Hellboy exists in should provide a million cool
adventures for gamers. If they survive that long."
The first Hellboy RPG release will be in stores in August. Authored by the
popular Phil Masters (GURPS Atlantis, GURPS Discworld) and Jonathan
Woodward (GURPS Ogre), it will use the award-winning GURPS system, already
featured in over 150 different roleplaying sourcebooks.
Suggested retail will be $24.95; ISBN 1-55634-654-9.
For more information, contact Philip Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org) at (512) 447-7866.