Villains & Vigilantes 3.0: The Mighty Protectors has achieved its funding goal on Kickstarter, which means the new rule books should be available to backers by the end of this year.
The Kickstarter for the third edition of the world's first complete superhero RPG (originally published in 1979) only launched at the weekend and has already hit its target.
On the Kickstarter page, game creators Jack Herman and Jeff Dee explain:
Over five years in development, Mighty Protectors has been heavily play-tested. The new rules are finished, solid, and awesome. The remaining text work consists of a final editing and usability pass, examples of play, and final page layouts. We also need to create all of its artwork. We estimate that the book will be 140 pages in length. The money we raise will fund this effort, plus the work necessary to complete our stretch goals. We're extremely proud of the work we've already done, and thrilled to finally be able to bring the finished product to you!Coverage on Tenkar's Tavern, and my own article on Bill Willingham's Patreon campaign (which will include regular new material for this edition of V&V) have certainly helped spread the word, but we can't rest on our laurels.
Next stop on this adventure is the first stretch goal at $19,000: Mighty Protectors Referee Screen. This means everyone who pledged at least $15 will get a printable six-page/tri-fold PDF of all of the crucial lists and charts from the new game.
Stay tuned to HeroPress for more coverage of this campaign...