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Dark Horse Plans Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game Using D&D 5E Ruleset

August 4, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Hellboy is coming to the roleplaying table in his own game using Dungeons & Dragon’s 5E ruleset. Dark Horse and Mantic Games have announced that they’re teaming up for a Kickstarter for the production of Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game. Inspired by the Mike Mignola comics, the game will allow players to create and play characters that explore the BPRD universe created by Mignola and adapted into multiple films.

The game is being developed by Marc Langworthy, known for his work on Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition, Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD, and Conan: Adventures in An Age Undreamed Of. The you can sign up to be notified when the Kickstarter goes live here.

“We can’t wait to bring Hellboy back to Kickstarter,” said Ronnie Renton, CEO of Mantic Games. “The roleplaying game is going to be a fantastic new way to experience Hellboy on the tabletop. The team at Red Scar has done an amazing job of capturing the feel of the Hellboy universe. Plus, your miniatures from Hellboy: The Board Game will be compatible with the RPG, which will bring a whole new lease of life to your awesome mini collection.”

The announcment notes:

“Powered by the world’s most popular RPG ruleset, Fifth Edition, Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game gives you the tools to step into the shoes of a B.P.R.D. agent, ready to face the forces of evil. You can become a field researcher skilled in the study of the occult, a hard-nosed B.P.R.D. security agent, a rookie with hidden supernatural powers, and more…. The choice is yours.

Once the Kickstarter launches, you will be able to try the roleplaying game for yourself with a detailed quickstart that features six pre-generated characters, all the rules needed to play, and a unique adventure inspired by the Hellboy graphic novels, written by Red Scar.