Explore the Worlds of 2000 AD With New JUDGE DREDD & THE WORLDS OF 2000AD Roleplaying Game!
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    This year, EN Publishing will be launching the official Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD Tabletop Adventure Game! Starting with a full-colour hardcover core rulebook, the many worlds of 2000 AD will be explored - starting, of course, with the most famous character from the pages of the iconic comic book, Judge Dredd! Work is already underway on the game, which will be powered by the WOIN (What's OLD is NEW) rules engine. 2000 AD is Britain's longest running and most celebrated anthology comic, known for its cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy and its mean streak of irony and black humour covering genres such as future war (Rogue Trooper; The A.B.C. Warriors), action/adventure (Judge Dredd; Strontium Dog), fantasy (Sláine; Nemesis the Warlock), steampunk (Stickleback; Brass Sun), horror (Fiends of the Eastern Front; Absalom), and humour (DR & Quinch; Zombo).





    EN Publishing to Publish ‘Worlds of 2000 AD’ Tabletop Adventure Games!


    EN Publishing, under license with Rebellion, are developing a range of Tabletop Adventure Games and supplements based on the iconic characters and worlds found in the legendary British comic 2000 AD.

    2000 AD has forty years of rich history and storytelling and this worldwide license allows us to explore those characters and stories and bring them to the tabletop” Angus Abranson, Business Manager of EN Publishing said.

    The first release will be Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD Tabletop Adventure Game, a full colour hardcover book which contains the core ‘Worlds of 2000 AD’ rules as well as setting information enabling the players to not only play Judges, but also civilians and perps, in Mega-City One.

    “The rules system we’re using is our own WOIN (What’s Old Is New) engine that also powers our N.E.W. – The Science Fiction Roleplaying Game which spent some time as the #1 best seller on RPGNow” said system designer and EN Publishing Owner, Russ Morrissey. “The system is incredibly flexible and can cater seamlessly for the Celtic environs of Slaine to spacefaring hijinks of the Ace Trucking Co.

    Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD
    will be followed by a series of adventure sourcebooks giving players and Game Masters the opportunity to play through the story arcs that made Judge Dredd such an enduring character.

    “We’ll be publishing a series of books, starting with The Robot Wars, which will not only allow players and GMs to play through the events that took place in the comic arc, but also add to the game setting with additional rules or source material relevant to the period or location. So, for instance, Robot characters will be expanded in The Robot Wars whilst in Luna-1 we’ll be providing detailed information on the moon colony and life there” Nick Robinson, Line Developer for the Worlds of 2000 AD Tabletop Adventure Game said. “The idea is to move chronologically through the classic story arcs in the 2000 AD Progs providing adventures for not only Judges, but for those players who may wish to explore the Dredd universe from a different perspective – that of a Civilian or even a Perp. Each book will contain a core adventure, mini-adventures based upon the other story arcs at the time, as well as expanded settingand rules information.”

    In addition to the support material for the Judge Dredd campaign a series of ‘Campaign Guides’ are planned which will cover other 2000 AD settings.

    “There is such a vast wealth of exciting characters and worlds to explore in the 2000 AD stable that it’d be criminal not to explore them. By using the core rules in Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD rulebook we can then create a range of Campaign Guides that give you setting information, adventures, new careers, etc, across a host of titles. Worlds of 2000 AD : ABC Warriors, Worlds of 2000 AD : Indigo Prime, Worlds of 2000 AD : Nikolai Dante, Worlds of 2000 AD : Rogue Trooper, with the depth of the 2000 AD catalogue we literally have universes to play with.” Angus Abranson said.

    Writing and development is well under way with writer Darren Pearce (Doctor Who; Lone Wolf) working on the core rulebook alongside Russ Morrissey and Nick Robinson, with additional content from Robert Schwalb (Dungeons & Dragons; Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay), whilst Andrew Peregrine (Doctor Who; Firefly; Buffy The Vampire Slayer) is writing The Robot Wars.

    For more information, or interview requests, please contact Angus Abranson on info@enworldnews.com.





    About EN Publishing
    EN Publishing is the publishing arm of EN World, the leading tabletop RPG news website and community and the company behind the EN World Gen Con RPG Awards ("ENnies"). EN Publishing has published over 300 titles including the critically acclaimed War of the Burning Sky and ZEITGEIST adventure paths, the popular EN5ider online magazine for 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons, and the WOIN (What's OLD is NEW) roleplaying game system. https://www.worldsof2000adrpg.com

    About 2000 AD
    2000 AD is the legendary weekly British anthology comic and home of Judge Dredd, as well as a galaxy of original sci-fi, fantasy, and horror action stars. As well as producing innovative and provocative comics for 40 years, it has brought the industry some of its biggest talents, from Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Mark Millar, to Jock, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, and many more. Published in print and digital every Wednesday, 2000 AD is the galaxy’s Greatest Comic and remains at the industry’s cutting edge.
    www.2000 ADonline.com




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    Comments 27 Comments
    1. Drugged Dwarf -
      Now This is interesting! I haven't seen the WOIN system, but I could do with a fun romp through the 2000AD universe.
    1. jagerfury's Avatar
      jagerfury -
      Where can one go to read a review of the WOIN system?
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by jagerfury View Post
      Where can one go to read a review of the WOIN system?
      DTRPG has a few for the sci-fi version of the rules.

      http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/...leplaying-Game
    1. Polyhedral Columbia's Avatar
      Polyhedral Columbia -
      Looks good! I like the multi-universe approach. Great for the WOIN system. Spiffy website, though I had trouble opening beyond the front page. Anyway, looking forward to it!

      I added this to my exhaustive yet admittedly nigh-illegible list of
      TRPG depictions of licensed worlds from other media

    1. wedgeski's Avatar
      wedgeski -
      Holy crap! This is awesome. Will you be taking submissions or running everything in-house?
    1. Sunsword's Avatar
      Sunsword -
      Review of N.E.W.: http://www.crossplanes.com/2016/09/r...e-playing.html
    1. Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
      Ralif Redhammer -
      Oh wow, that is exciting! Inquiring minds want to know if you can play a droid like Walter.
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ralif Redhammer View Post
      Oh wow, that is exciting! Inquiring minds want to know if you can play a droid like Walter.
      Yup! Robots will be in the core rulebook, and will be expanded even further in The Robot Wars.
    1. Lord Mhoram's Avatar
      Lord Mhoram -
      While there are a few of the 2000 AD settings I liked, by and large I don't care for most of them (including Dredd), but for the extra rules to incorporate into my own WOIN setting, and for idea sparks I'm sure it will be worth it.
    1. Sloblock's Avatar
      Sloblock -
      cool
    1. Sqn Cdr Flashheart's Avatar
      Sqn Cdr Flashheart -
      Congrats, I grew up on 2000AD, along with Battle and Commando comics, with a bit of Fighting Fantasy too. Looking forward to this
    1. bsmith's Avatar
      bsmith -
      Excellent! Now I need to get some minis. Oh wait! http://www.wargamesfoundry.com/our-ranges/2000ad/. I just need them to make some more perps for Dredd and maybe some lawmasters minis!

      Maybe a cross collaboration/promotion RPG and minis should be in the works too?!
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by bsmith View Post
      Excellent! Now I need to get some minis. Oh wait! http://www.wargamesfoundry.com/our-ranges/2000ad/. I just need them to make some more perps for Dredd and maybe some lawmasters minis!

      Maybe a cross collaboration/promotion RPG and minis should be in the works too?!
      Warlord Games is the official licensee for 2000 AD miniatures. We'll be pointing people their way for minis.
    1. bsmith's Avatar
      bsmith -
      Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
      Warlord Games is the official licensee for 2000 AD miniatures. We'll be pointing people their way for minis.
      Great! Didn't know that. Got a link to point the way please?
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by bsmith View Post
      Great! Didn't know that. Got a link to point the way please?
      I'm on my phone, but their website is warlordgames.com. I assume their announcement is on there somewhere.


      Sent from my iPhone using EN World mobile app
    1. AngusA's Avatar
      AngusA -
      Warlord Games announcement.... http://www.warlordgames.com/warlord-...tures-licence/
    1. jaycrockett -
      Does 2000 A.D have a implied shared universe or are all the comics separate?
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by jaycrockett View Post
      Does 2000 A.D have a implied shared universe or are all the comics separate?
      It's a mix. Some crossover, others are clearly separate. That said, you can do what you want with this - cross 'em over as much as you wish! They'll all use the same core rulebook.
    1. ScaleyBob's Avatar
      ScaleyBob -
      ZARJAZ!

      Another game on the list for this year. This will be be fantastic!

      I'll have to check out NEW now, to see how the system works.

      Like the sound of the Nikolai Dante game - that setting just cries out for an RPG adaption, however no word on my 2 favourite 2000ad settings - Strontium Dog, and Ace Trucking Co. ?

      I'd have thought Strontium Dog would be one of the first up to adapt. Ace Trucking Co. maybe not so much.
    1. TrippyHippy's Avatar
      TrippyHippy -
      Great News! for me, and it ought to be an automatic buy for me when it comes out also. I did like the material that came out by Mongoose, although I did find that some of the conventions of the systems they chose (D20 and Traveller) were occasionally an awkward fit. 2000AD/Judge Dredd deserves to be a standalone game, and it will definitely be augmented by all the other 2000AD crossover potentials. I've no problem with using the NEW system either for that purpose - its a very sound system.

      The 2000AD comics were a staple of my youth, and have clinged with me as I've gotten older. Essentially, they are the British Marvel in effect. Lots of potential characters and worlds to explore. Will it definitely be a 2017 release?
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