Game creators Jack Herman and Jeff Dee have, today, released a pdf of V&Vv2.1, through their new company, Monkey House Games, which is available from RPGnow for the very reasonable price of £4.98 ($7.50).
“We are calling this version 2.1 because it is only an incremental step from the 1982 Revised Edition. In this version we fix some tragically ill-placed typos, repair a few problems from the 1982 edition and include just a couple of rules additions,” Jeff Dee said.
When asked about the art, Dee revealed: “It features a cover I drew back in 1985 that I had always intended to put on a future edition of Villains and Vigilantes. Apart from that, the art is all new, created specifically for this version. All of it features pre-established characters from the V&V Universe. If you had a favorite character I drew in V&V, you’ll probably see them in here. The art gives you a clearer and deeper look into our world then you have ever seen before.”
Jack Herman added: “For our company’s first release, we wanted to deliver the same kind of experience players remember from the original game. It is basically still the same make and model, but it has been tuned up, just a little tricked out, and has a smokin’ new paint job. It’s everything you enjoyed about Villains and Vigilantes, only more so.”
A print-on-demand version will be available in due course, with game's first official adventure due out in a week's time, on July 4.
So what are you waiting for? Get downloading already...
PS. Jeff has listed HeroPress in Monkey House Games new 'Hall Of Friends' links page!
UPDATE (June 27, 21:00): You can hear Jeff and Jack talking about the return of Villains & Vigilantes at the start of the new episode of the Zenith Comics Presents podcast.
UPDATE 2 (June 27, Midnight): Villains & Vigilantes is currently #1 on RPGNow's Hottest Items list!