The co-creator of the classic superhero role-playing game Villains & Vigilantes, Jeff Dee, has created a new game system for the Villains & Vigilantes setting: Living Legends. The new system updates the older game’s setting and offers faster-paced game mechanics. A new adventure module, In Broad Daylight, compatible with both systems will also release in August. Living Legends is being produced by Monkey House Games, in cooperation with Studio 7 Entertainment.
Living Legends uses a new point-based character generation system along with an optional method for random character creation. Over 80 powers, complete with enhancement and limitation options, allow a wide variety of superhero comic book-style characters.
Living Legends is a stand-alone core rulebook. It will be a 160-page softcover book with black and white interiors, illustrated throughout by designer Jeff Dee. Suggested retail price will be $32.99.
Villains & Vigilantes was originally published in 1979 by Fantasy Games Unlimited. It was created by Jack Herman and Jeff Dee. A revised edition was later released in 1982. It has long been held as a classic in the superhero RPG genre. After being out of print for some time, it was re-released last year by Monkey House Games. It’s now distributed to the trade by Cubicle 7 (see “’Villains and Vigilantes’ Returning to Stores”).