Just Got Real: Own it now on DriveThruRPG!

Just Got Real Saddle Shaped Games 2017

Don’t let the movies fool you.  Being a hero is hard work.  When stuff gets real, it takes the right person, in the right place, with the right skills.  It’s a hard, long fight to save the day, no matter whether you’re fighting with words, stealth, brains, speed, or big guns – or even all of the above!  Then just enough time to catch a good night’s sleep and probably do it all again tomorrow.  It takes a special kind of person to fill those shoes.

That’s why they hired you, isn’t it?

An INTERPOL monster hunter.  A hacker who never shows her face.  Two-finger Tess.  An urban dryad.  A electromagnetic cyborg.  A living lava man who carries part of the soul of the Earth.  A psychic crystal lifeform.  And yes, even Jet Law, a guy with two .45s and an endless supply of wisecracks.  Anyone can be an action hero.  Who will you be when the chips are down?  Will that be enough to save the day one more time? 

It will be.  But only if you step up to the plate.

Just Got Real is a collaborative, rules-light, action movie roleplaying game that plays in about as much time as it takes to watch an action movie.  Quick, collaborative scenarios and setting agnostic rules mean you can bring what you watch to the table in minutes.  Just watched John Wick?  Play as a circle of professional assassins.  Wonder Woman?  Be a kickass, fish-out-of-water superhero and her team of companions.

Get Just Got Real on DriveThruRPG in digital PDF and in print-on-demand softcover digest formats today!

Just Got Real features:

  • Collaborative, zero prep scenario generation – who do you want to be, and where do you want to go?  The table can figure that out together instead of putting it all on the GM.
  • Quick character and challenge generation keep prep time between acts to mere minutes.
  • The Element Trio, a customizable set of traits that reinforce who you are and what you can do, setting up narrative callbacks to earlier action at the same time.
  • Mechanics for scene framing and economy, including Montages, Challenges, and Character Scenes, ensure a tightly focused experience where no screen time goes to waste and the spotlight keeps moving.
  • With pacing-forward design and beginner-friendly GM tools, you can experience an entire three-act action scenario in under three hours.

Just Got Real makes use of a simple six-sided dice pool system to determine the results of important actions – but if that’s not enough to save the day, your powers, talents, and quirks can save you from disaster in the nick of time!  If you’ve watched action cinema or television of any subgenre, you’ve got the knowledge to set a scenario in Just Got Real:  Rush Hour, Underworld, MacGyver, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and more.

It’s time to get real.  Just Got Real: collaborative, rules-light action movie roleplaying, coming soon to a gaming table near you.  Own it now on DriveThruRPG: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/218716/Just-Got-Real

Gen Con 50 Highlights

Each and every year the frothing hordes of gamers the world over crash land in Indianapolis, IN for the best four days in gaming. Of course we’re talking about GEN CON, the Super Bowl of tabletop gaming. This year the IGDN was there en masse. Our companies were represented well and everyone had a complete and total blast. To all those who came by our booths and played our games and hung out, thank you! Here is a recap of some the goings-on from IGDNers.

The ENnie Awards

“Evil Hat’s Bubblegumshoe was in fierce competition for the Best Family Game, along with two other amazing IGDN games: Epyllion and Masks: A New Generation. But the care taken by Tiara Lynn Agresta in making it beautiful and readable, and by the whole creative team in making it a game adults and younger folks could enjoy seems to have paid off. It felt good to see the Silver go to Magpie’s Masks. So many thanks to the people who fell in love with our sleuths and gave Bubblegumshoe the gold!”

– Emily Care Boss

The ENnies, EN World’s annual award show, is an industry shaper. That site is the one-stop shop for RPG reviews online, so we’re very pleased to have had numerous winners and nominees across many categories!

One of the highlights of the evening was Bubblegumshoe, co-designed by our very own Emily Care Boss, taking the gold in the Best Family Game category. This category also featured Magpie Games’ Masks (which won silver) and Epyllion. Continue reading