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OUT NOW: Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth game!

Can YOU survive the hellish radioactive waste that is THE CURSED EARTH?!?!

Join Judge Dredd as he brings the law to the lawless in JUDGE DREDD: THE CURSED EARTH, an exciting new game for one to four players from Osprey Games!

Buy now from Osprey Games >>

For years he’s been the law in Mega City One, but now it’s time for Judge Dredd to bring justice to the rest of America. It’s time for him to venture into the Cursed Earth.

Featuring competitive, co-operative and solo player modes and specially commissioned artwork from Dredd artists Rufus Dayglo and Dan Cornwell, Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth is an immersive sci-fi western in which players must lead a team of judges against dinosaurs, mutants, and the Cursed Earth itself to hunt down a dangerous man who has fled the city, before a gang of criminals can get to him first. As they scour the wastelands, the team will encounter a host of classic 2000 AD characters that will push their resources and abilities to their limits.

Fans of The Lost Expedition will find entirely new cards and new mechanics like radiation tracking and psychic abilities, while fans of Judge Dredd will find a new interactive story developed alongside 2000 AD.

On an impossible journey through radioactive hell, can even the judges survive the Cursed Earth?

Number of players: 1-4
Age: 14+
Time: 30-50 minutes
Components: 50+ oversized cards, tokens & counters

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Rufus Dayglo & Dan Cornwell announced on Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth card game

Osprey Games has announced that Judge Dredd illustrators Rufus Dayglo and Dan Cornwell are working on the Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth card game, providing specially commissioned, full-colour artwork for the game.

Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth is an immersive sci-fi western based on The Lost Expedition, the best-selling card game by Peer Sylvester. Players must lead a team of Judges against dinosaurs, mutants, and the Cursed Earth itself to hunt down a dangerous fugitive, before a gang of criminals can get their hands on him. As they scour the wastelands, the team will encounter a host of threats that will push their resources and abilities to their limits.

On an impossible journey through radioactive hell, can even the Judges survive the Cursed Earth?

Rufus is a self-confessed 2000 AD superfan, and made his Judge Dredd debut in 1998. Since then he has worked extensively with 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine, with his art also featured in publications by Image Comics, IDW Comics, DC Vertigo, and more.

Artwork by Rufus Dayglo

Rufus is providing artwork for the cover, as well as for the character and adventure cards. 

Dan has been working on Judge Dredd since he made his 2000 AD debut in 2017, having impressed with his work on Rok of the Reds. His other work includes titles such as FuturequakeDogbreath, and 100% Biodegradable.

Artwork by Dan Cornwell

Dan is providing artwork for the character, adventure, and landscape cards.

Duncan Molloy, Games Developer at Osprey Games, commented, “Rufus and Dan have been a joy to work with, bringing that classic Dredd feel to the game. I think fans of Dredd’s world will love what they’ve done with the place.”

A spokesman for 2000 AD said: “Rufus is well-known to our legions of fans and Dan is already making a name for himself drawing the new adventures of the ultimate lawman of the future – they’ve both brought new life to some of the classic locations and characters we all know and love from the past 41 years!”

About Osprey Games

Osprey Games is the dedicated games division of Osprey Publishing (part of Bloomsbury Publishing plc) and publishes a wide range of wargames, card games, and board games. Launched in 2014, the company has produced an array of critically acclaimed titles, including Frostgrave: Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City, Bolt Action, Odin’s Ravens, and The Lost Expedition. www.ospreygames.co.uk

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.2000AD.com

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Back the Judge Dredd roleplaying game on Kickstarter now!

Last year, Rebellion and 2000 AD announced the exciting news that EN Publishing were developing the Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD Roleplaying Game.

EN are planning a whole range of thrill-power packed tabletop adventure games and supplements based on the incredible, iconic, and frankly, incendiary characters you know and love from the pages of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, starting with the legendary Lawman himself, Judge Dredd.

Richard Bruton sat down to chat with owner of EN Publishing, Russ Morrissey.

The Kickstarter for Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD Roleplaying Game is now live, with the hardcover core rulebook up for grabs, plus a limited edition alternate cover core rulebook, a GM screen, The Robot Wars, and some special Dredd counters!

You can find more information before the launch of the Kickstarter campaign from worldsof2000adrpg.com.

Russ, you’ve launched the Kickstarter for the first Worlds of 2000 AD role-playing game. Readers know full well just how great the world of 2000 AD is, but what are your plans for bringing the thrill-power of the comics to the world of RPGs?

Russ Morrissey: We’re starting with a gorgeous full-colour core rulebook, which will be your gateway to the many worlds of 2000 AD. This book will be focused on Mega-City One, but will be followed by supplements which delve into other properties such as Rogue Trooper, ABC Warriors, Nemesis the Warlock, Absalom, and many more!

2000 AD is a wonderful property in that it contains so many different worlds that it allows us to play in a wide array of genres, from dystopian sci-fi to Celtic fantasy to modern-day horror. It’s the perfect sandbox for an RPG developer, because there’s so much to work with, and so many different flavours to choose from! Of course, everybody has their favourites, and hopefully we’ll be able to cover your favourite, but the sheer scope and variety available is breathtaking!

For those readers not familiar with the ideas/concepts of tabletop RPG, can you give us some insight into what the game will be like?

RM: So, a tabletop RPG is a game where each player creates a character, and then plays that character through various adventures. One player, called the “Game Master” describes the situations which the characters find themselves in, and the players describe what they are doing to resolve that situation. That may involve dice rolls to determine whether or not the character is successful.

For example, if a player is playing a Judge, the GM might describe a perp attempting to gun her down. The player might say “I draw my Lawgiver, switch to hi-ex rounds, and fire at the perp’s motorcycle!” — she would then roll some dice, which would determine whether or not she hit the perp’s bike or missed. The GM would then continue with the narration.

What characters will be playable in this first game?

RM: Initially, there are Humans, Clones, Robots, Mutants, Chimps, Gorillas, and Orang-utans available; as well as a choice of Judge, Perp, and Civilian careers.

It was important to us to include non-Judge characters. While a mixed group might be hard to imagine in the world of Judge Dredd, in a city the size of Mega-City One there’s loads of scope to tell the tales of the ‘normal’ (in as much as one can be normal in that city!) folk. Perhaps you are a group of civilians defending your block from a gang of perps, or perhaps you are a group of perps doing a bank job, hoping no Judge passes by…

The world of RPG might seem a little daunting to some, with images of huge rulebooks and incredibly complex playing systems needing hours of study before diving into the excitement. Can you give rookies to the exciting world of tabletop gaming an insight into how easy it will be for them to get off and running with the Judge Dredd RPG?

RM: Oh, it won’t be hard at all! We have pre-generated characters for you to use, and a simple introductory adventure called “State of the Empire” in the core rulebook, all designed to get you playing in no time! You can use those for your first try, and then delve into making your own characters later.

We also have tools you can use — an online character builder, a monster builder, and a video tutorial on how to create a character, and we plan to have a weekly live streamed game where you can watch pro RPGers and learn how to do it from them!

The world of Dredd is vast, with so many incredible stories across the 40+ year history of the comics. This first Dredd game release is going to be ‘The Robot Wars’, which was the first big Dredd storyline in the character’s history, way way back in 1977, written by Dredd’s co-creator John Wagner. How did you decide on this as your starting point?

RM: Dredd is the best known of all the 2000 AD characters, and so was the obvious place to start — the “gateway” character. While Dredd himself has been covered before in tabletop RPGs, we’ll quickly move on to other stories and character and settings. But it made sense to start with the big man himself!

The book contains not just two adventures – one for Judges, one for Perps/Civilians, it also contains discussion on the role of Robots in Mega-City One’s society, the ways in which they are viewed and treated, and a look at the Three Laws of Robotics which govern their behaviour. And, of course, that iconic opening scene of The Robot Wars, where Robots at the Robot of the Year show are being ordered to their deaths will evolve before the players’ very eyes.

And, perhaps most important of all, does this mean we’ll see Walter the robot in the game?

RM: Yes, indeed! He’s a non-player character who the players can meet. In fact, I’ve been running the game on Thursday nights, and I’m still trying to get his voice right….

Walter can assist the players in their mission to stop Call-Me-Kenneth. I don’t want to go into too many spoilers, but those who have read the comic-book storyline will have a good idea of his role in the adventure.

How will the game play in The Robot Wars work?

RM: The book has several elements – it’s a sourcebook about Robots in the game, and is also an adventure to play through. First, we have expanded rules for Robot player characters — new modifications, flaws, careers, and so on.

Then we have two adventures. The first is called The Robot Wars, and deals with player Judges and their battle against Call-Me Kenneth. The second is called Saving Matt Damon Block, and deals with civilian character trying to save their city block against the Robot uprising. You can play through either or both of those adventures, or simply use them as source material for your own adventures.

Finally, we also provide short one-page snapshots of smaller adventures torn from the comic, which aren’t multi-issue story arcs like The Robot Wars, but which take place in the early progs. So players can meet the Brothers of Darkness, Frankenstein 2, or Krong!

Future books in the Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD game are going to focus on different eras of Dredd. Can you give us some idea of what storylines we can look forward to in the future?

RM: I don’t think we’re allowed to discuss that yet! But suffice it to say we plan to delve into plenty of 2000 AD’s many characters and settings. We want to play in different genres, so expect to see fantasy, horror, sci-fi, and more!

What will the publication schedule be like for these future books?

RM: We can’t reveal too much of what’s happening, but I can say that two Dredd storylines – Luna-1 and The Cursed Earth – are already written. You can expect to see those in the months following launch of the core game.

The core rule book for the game is designed to be playable for many different characters that readers have seen in 2000 AD, not just Judge Dredd adventures. How will this expansion work?

RM: So Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD is the core rulebook. You’ll need that one. Then each different ‘setting’ will be a supplemental book which expands on those core rules. The core rulebook contains the basic rules of the game, while those supplements will describe new worlds and new characters, and offer new careers and places and monsters and adventures.

Just as with comics, the tabletop gaming world has been often misrepresented and maligned. But, in the last few years, we’ve seen increased interest and popularity of tabletop gaming. What is it that makes modern tabletop gaming increasingly popular?

RM: Two things. One is the phenomenal success of Dungeons & Dragons‘ 5th Edition; the second is the live streaming of those games by celebrities, actors, and comedians. These days, a show like Critical Role – which is a group of voice actors playing D&D – can sell out a large theatre. Ten years ago, nobody could have imagines that people would turn out in their thousands to watch a D&D game being played live.

Of course, the mainstreaming of geek culture has helped enormously. Isn’t it amazing that we now live in an era where we’re spoilt for choice for superhero movies? And those movies are not niche, they’re mainstream. Game of Thrones is massive. The Lord of the Rings movies did so well. Star Wars is back. D&D features in Stranger Things and The Big Bang Theory. There’s even a Mega-City One TV show in the works!

Do you think the image of gaming is changing for the better?

RM: I do. It’s lost most of its stigma, with the help of cool US celebrities who show us all that geekdom is fun and fashionable. The hobby is growing in size every year — in the last few years it has more than doubled in size, and it’s not slowing down.

There’s a large team working on the game. Were they all 2000 AD and comic fans before working on this project?

RM: Speaking for myself, absolutely. I’ve been reading comics since I was a kid, and 2000 AD was very well represented! The lead writer of the core rulebook, Darren Pearce, is a MASSIVE 2000 AD fan! When we approached him and asked if he wanted to work on the project, he literally squealed! And Nick Robinson, one of the other writers of the core book, is a veritable Dredd encyclopaedia. If we ever needed to know an obscure fact, it was at his fingertips.

How has the collaboration with Rebellion worked?

RM: It’s been a wonderful, cooperative process. We’ve found Rebellion super-supportive of everything we want to do, and we’re so grateful that they trusted us with their worlds and characters. They’ve offered valuable feedback at each stage of the process, from initial pitches to manuscripts, art, and final products; and they’ve made the entire 2000 AD art archive available to us, enabling us to produce some truly beautiful books.

And just what does it means to be involved with bringing the world of 2000 AD and Dredd to RPG?

RM: It’s quite a responsibility! We want to be faithful to these characters and worlds, while creating opportunities for players to interact with them. We’re very conscious of the trust that Rebellion has given us.

It’s also super-exciting! I literally cannot WAIT to get this game into peoples’ hands! We’re so proud of what we’ve done, and we just want to share it with the world!

Finally, when can 2000 AD and Dredd fans get their hands on the game?

RM: Our Kickstarter is now live! You’ll be able to back that and get the hardcover core rulebook, the limited edition alternate cover core rulebook, a GM screen, The Robot Wars, and some special Dredd counters! Head on over to worldsof2000adrpg.com for a countdown and more information!

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Watch the new Judge Dredd: Block War card game trailer!

The new Judge Dredd: Block War card game from Game And A Curry Games is coming in 2018 – and you can check out the first trailer below!

BLOCK WAR is a two-player card game based on one of the greatest story arcs in Judge Dredd history.

Players act as ‘Perps’ in their respective Blocks, when Block War breaks out. Blast the enemy, reinforce your gangs, or just drop a Boing™ on the Justice Department who is trying to stop you.

Each player controls five windows on their side of the street. Place your gangs and open your windows to attack and close them to defend yourself. Down on “The Street” the Justice Department has responded to the disturbance and have joined the battle. Not only are you attacking your opponent, you are attacking the Justice Department that is sworn to stop you. Strategically open/close your windows to defend yourself from the never ending onslaught that is facing you. But Watch Out! They’ve called in a Manta Tank! One shot destroys your window, and if you’re really unlucky, you’ll face Judge Dredd Himself.

The Judge Dredd: Block War card game was specifically designed to be as brutal a game to play as it is to exist in Mega-City One!

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Rogue Trooper Redux – Official 101 Gameplay Trailer

LAUNCHES OCTOBER 17TH, 2017 on PS4, XBOX ONE, NINTENDO SWITCH* (North America) and PC!

For Pre-orders and a chance to WIN a copy of the game, head to www.RogueTrooper.com

Enjoy over five minutes of brand new gameplay from this explosive remaster of the pioneering third-person shooter. Find out everything you need to know about Rogue Trooper’s story, campaign, modes and gameplay and discover how the sentient biochips stored in Rogue’s equipment turn him into a one-man army!

Remember trooper … REVENGE NEVER GETS OLD!

*Switch launch in territories outside North America TBC

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SALE NOW ON: discover the story of the Rogue Trooper

Prepare to make your own way across the toxic wasteland of Nu Earth – to celebrate the announcement about Rogue Trooper Redux, you can grab the print edition of Volume 1 for the special price of £9.99 or buy the entire saga of the Rogue Trooper in digital editions for less than £20!

Nu-Earth – a poisoned planet ravaged by war. Across the battle-scarred landscape stalks a solitary figure, the last of his kind, the disembodied digital personalities of his dead comrades his only company.

He is the Rogue Trooper and his mission is simple – find and kill the traitor general who betrayed the Genetic Infantrymen.

Created by Gerry Finley-Day and fan-favourite artist Dave Gibbons, Tales of Nu Earth brings the stories of the original Rogue Trooper together in four thick collections that are a must for any comic book fan!

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2000 AD returns to Nu Earth with ROGUE TROOPER REDUX

The most feared soldier on Nu Earth is back in business! ROGUE TROOPER REDUX will bring 2000 AD®’s blue-skinned GI to Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC.

In 2006, the original ROGUE TROOPER set the benchmark for video game adaptations of comic books. Developed by Rebellion®, the studio behind Sniper Elite 4 and owners of British comic book powerhouse 2000 AD®, it was widely acclaimed for bringing the cult sci-fi strip to life in an authentic, tactical, cover-based third-person shooter that debuted before the genre became the gaming staple it is today.

ROGUE TROOPER REDUX will remaster the Rebellion® classic for a new generation of players, taking them to the chem-blasted battlefields of Nu Earth. Rogue, a bio-engineered Genetic Infantryman (or “GI”) immune to the planet’s poisonous atmosphere, is the last soldier standing against the colonial Nort regime. Carrying three fallen comrades as biochips in his equipment, Rogue is a one-unit squad of death and destruction, and he only has one thing on his mind – REVENGE.

ROGUE TROOPER REDUX is being developed in partnership with experienced UK studio TickTock Games, making it the first 2000 AD® game developed outside of Rebellion®. The game also marks the first of potentially many externally developed 2000 AD® games after announcing it will open up its wealth of iconic IP – such as Judge Dredd and Sláine – to other developers.

For more information, head to RogueTrooper.com and 2000ADonline.com

About Rebellion®
Founded in 1992, Rebellion® is one of Europe’s leading independent game developers and publishers. Whether it’s the breathtaking intensity of Sniper Elite 4, the face-hugging terror of Aliens vs. Predator or the grindhouse frenzy of Zombie Army Trilogy, the Oxford-based studio is known for creating stand-out games that thrill players. www.rebellion.com

About 2000 AD®
2000 AD® is the legendary 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.2000ADonline.com

About TickTock Games
Founded in 2005, TickTock Games is an independent developer based in West Yorkshire. Boasting a team of highly skilled programmers, artists and producers, most with over fifteen years of experience creating games on all leading platforms, including PC, Console and mobile devices. www.ticktockgames.com

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