This year has given us a lot to be thankful for. The successful launch of our company, Monkey House Games, and the exciting return of Villains and Vigilantes™ would not have been possible with your support. We believe we have the best players in all of gaming, and we thank each and every one of you. However you’re spending your Thanskgiving this year, we hope you have a lot to be thankful for, and we hope you all have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!
MONKEY HOUSE GAMES™ IS NOW THE AUTHORIZED PUBLISHER OF BILL WILLINGHAM’S “DEATH DUEL WITH THE DESTROYERS”™ AND “ISLAND OF DOCTOR APOCALYPSE”™
Official Press Release- November 12, 2010
Award-winning writer and artist BILL WILLINGHAM (FABLES, WARRIORS THREE) and MONKEY HOUSE GAMES™ are proud to announce that they are bringing the classic superhero role-playing game adventures DEATH-DUEL WITH THE DESTROYERS™ and THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR APOCALYPSE™ back into print for the VILLAINS AND VIGILANTES™ 2.1 game system. These works are often cited as the “rough draft” of Willingham’s influential superhero comic book series Elementals. They will be available in both digital and print form.
“Monkey House Games is the one-and-only rightfully authorized publisher of both Death Duel and Doc Apoc” writer-artist BILL WILLINGHAM announced. “These two adventures represent some of my earliest published work and have not been legitimately available for many years. Now they’re back. Sometimes when your past catches up with you, it’s a good thing!”
“Death Duel and Doc Apoc are an important part of the V&V legacy. For this special event, for the first time ever, all of Bill’s original art will appear in full color in our digital version. Trust me, these adventures have never looked better!” announced MONKEY HOUSE GAMES™ co-founder and Art Director JEFF DEE.
“These new editions will also include full character stats and background information for the Centurions, the superhero team depicted in Bill’s original comics illustrations” added MONKEY HOUSE GAMES™ co-founder and Editor JACK HERMAN. “Making them the most complete versions of these adventures to ever see print!”
“I am enfolding the Destroyers and Doctor Apocalypse into what I am calling the Mount Pelion Universe, my brand new superhero world. Mount Pelion stories have already appeared in print and will continue to appear here and there. Part of my agreement with Monkey House Games is that the Mount Pelion Universe is now the official next-door-neighbor superhero universe to the V&V Universe. So, you may see more Mount Pelion material for V&V in the future.” concluded BILL WILLINGHAM.
DEATH DUEL WITH THE DESTROYERS™ and THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR APOCALYPSE™ will be released by MONKEY HOUSE GAMES™ in 2011.
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VILLAINS AND VIGILANTES™ is a trademark of MONKEY HOUSE GAMES™. DEATH DUEL OF THE DESTROYERS™, THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR APOCALYPSE™ and THE MOUNT PELION UNIVERSE™ are trademarks of BILL WILLINGHAM.
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Official Press Release- October 9, 2010
NEW V&V™ 2.1 ADVENTURE “IN BROAD DAYLIGHT”™ FROM V&V™ CREATORS DEE & HERMAN!
On November 30, 2010 MONKEY HOUSE GAMES™ will release IN BROAD DAYLIGHT™, an all-new adventure for VILLAINS AND VIGILANTES™ 2.1. The adventure is written by JACK HERMAN and features brand new artwork by JEFF DEE.
“This is the V&V™ reunion album everyone’s been waiting for, including us. It’s the first completely new V&V™ adventure we’ve directly collaborated on since Most Wanted Volume One in 1983. It’s the biggest V&V™ event in over twenty-five years!” said artist and MONKEY HOUSE GAMES™ co-founder JEFF DEE.
“We think it’s pretty exciting. It has everything you’d want in a superhero adventure, but it’s certainly not a typical formula story. Here’s the spoiler-free description: A very famous person goes missing. No one knows if it was a murder, a kidnapping, a suicide, a runaway, an accident or a hoax and the players have to figure it out,” said author and MONKEY HOUSE GAMES™ co-founder JACK HERMAN. “Too vague? Okay, this adventure takes you from the heights to the depths of New York City. It has gangster girls with guns, weird science, giant monsters, a life hanging in the balance, and a collection of villainous freaks lead by a pair of vile sociopaths. Good times!”
IN BROAD DAYLIGHT™ will also feature, for the use of either players or the GM, the stats for the superhero team THE INDESTRUCTIBLES™. These are the characters featured on the covers of both previous editions of the V&V™ rulebook and featured prominently in the artwork for V&V™ 2.1. The adventure will also include full conversions to the LIVING LEGENDS™ game system.
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MONKEY HOUSE GAMES™ is the game company created by Jeff Dee and Jack Herman for the release of all material relating to the VILLAINS AND VIGILANTES™ Universe, and is the only authorized source for the VILLAINS AND VIGILANTES™ role-playing game.
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Official Press Release- August 24, 2010
LULU JULY SALES CONTEST WINNER IS INTERCRIME: HOSTILE TAKEOVER FOR V&V 2.1!
In July, MONKEY HOUSE GAMES™ released print editions of VILLAINS AND VIGILANTES™ 2.1 and INTERCRIME: HOSTILE TAKEOEVER™ FOR V&V™ 2.1 through thru Lulu, the Internet’s premiere online open publisher. Now, at the conclusion of its first month at Lulu, MONKEY HOUSE GAMES™ has been declared the winner of Lulu’s July’s Sales Contest. Lulu lists the number one selling item in the contest as INTERCRIME: HOSTILE TAKEOVER™ FOR V&V™ 2.1.
“We just wanted to take this opportunity to express our profound gratitude to our players for lifting us up yet again!” said MONKEY HOUSE GAMES™ co-founder JACK HERMAN.
“This is quite an honor!” added MONKEY HOUSE GAMES™ co-founder JEFF DEE. “Especially, for a game that has been absent from the marketplace for two decades, coming from a company that has only been in existence for two months… This is a truly testament to the best and most loyal players in all of gaming!”
VILLAINS AND VIGILANTES™ 2.1 is also still in the Top Ten on the RPGnow.com Hottest Items List, and the Top Ten of the Hottest Small Press List at DriveThruRPG.com.
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MONKEY HOUSE GAMES™ is the game company created by Jeff Dee and Jack Herman for the release of all material relating to the VILLAINS AND VIGILANTES™ Universe, and is the exclusive source for officially authorized VILLAINS AND VIGILANTES™ role-playing game material.
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