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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Comics Legend Bill Willingham Is Creating New Material For Villains & Vigilantes...


The legendary writer and artist Bill Willingham is, of course, best known for the creation of the critically-lauded Fables title for Vertigo, as well as one of my favourite superhero comics from back in the day, The Elementals.

However, as a long-time friend of Jack Herman and Jeff Dee, creators of  superhero roleplaying game Villains & Vigilantes (the new edition is currently being Kickstarted), he wrote - and illustrated - a duology of iconic V&V adventures: Death Duel With The Destroyers and The Island Of Dr Apocalypse.

The Destroyers from his V&V adventures went on to appear in The Elementals comic.

Bill has recently established a Patreon campaign to share his artistic creations with fans: including short stories; chapters from his current on-going novel; essays on writing; gaming material; right up to rare 'behind-the-scenes' material, sketches etc

Pledges range from $1 a month upwards, with new V&V material becoming available to those who support him at the "game room" level.

Explaining the $7.50 "game room" pledge tier, Bill says on Patreon:
"Some of you might know I was once involved in the gaming industry in a big way - before I started in the funnybook biz. First I was an artist at TSR, the original Dungeons & Dragons people. Then I aligned myself pretty steadfastly with the Villains and Vigilantes game, created by my long-time pals, Jeff Dee and Jack Herman.

So, in this room I'll post game maps, adventure settings, and character designs, so you can use them in your ongoing campaigns.

I wouldn't be surprised if most of what we find here is for use in the V&V game: Lots of heroes and villains and their stats - and perhaps an illustration or two.

But also characters and settings from the stories you find here.

At first let's start with a guaranteed one gaming character per month (but, as always, possibly more), and add more once we really get rolling.
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You can learn more about Bill's Patreon campaign, and pledge your financial support to him, here.
  • UPDATE: Jeff Dee has clarified this evening that this new V&V material will be for Villains & Vigilantes 3.0: The Mighty Protectors.

5 comments:

  1. Can't even tell you the number of times I GMed DDD for V&V and Champions - I even did a GURPS hack once :)

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    1. I only ever experienced them as a player, but so many people have been saying that these are their favourite superhero adventure modules!

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  2. I have one HUGE issue. $7.50 a MONTH and you get ONE character!?! Seems like way too much for me. :(

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    1. At least one is my reading of his site, plus adventures and other material. The thing about Patreon is you can subscribe for a month and if you're not pleased with what you get you just stop your payments.

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    2. And for that you get everything from the lower tiers as well.

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