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In 1979, JEFF DEE and JACK HERMAN created the original VILLAINS AND VIGILANTESTM, the game that brought classic comic book style superheroes into the world of role-playing games. It inspired thousands of crossover fans between comics and gaming, and spawned dozens of imitations.

VILLAINS AND VIGILANTESTM is legendary among role-playing games for its random super-powered character generation system, its accessible, open and fast-paced rules, and the imaginative, far-ranging campaign universe created by Jeff Dee and Jack Herman.

This latest version of the game- dubbed version 2.1- revives the 1982 version with a few corrections and rules additions. It also features brand new illustrations from co-creator Jeff Dee.


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December 26th, 2014
Fantastic game, been playing for many many many years, since the early 80's. Not a ton in this update.But a fantastic game, overall. Super easy to use and play, and can easily be as much fun to GM as to be a PC. [...]
Timothy B. [Featured Reviewer]
June 6th, 2013
V&V was written by Jack Herman and Jeff Dee. Jeff Dee got his start on D&D doing some of the classic module art and book art for the 1st edition game. So the game has some obvious D&D roots. V&V was unique at the time (and still somewh [...]
October 19th, 2012
Loved this game when I played it back in the early 80's. So I was quite happy to be able to play it again (this time as a GM) using the pdf version. Unfortunately it turns out the reason I loved the game back then is my character was broken. There is [...]
Christopher H. [Featured Reviewer]
June 18th, 2012
Okay, the truth is that I really don’t have any intention of running or playing Villains & Vigilantes any time in the near future (as of June 2012 when I wrote this review). But V&V is woven deeply into my gamer DNA, since it was the second RPG I ever [...]
July 11th, 2010
Villains and Vigilantes is a (somewhat) dated, and yet relatively strong game system for playing super-heroic characters like you would find in an American comic book. It’s one of the premiere role-playing games of the 1980s -- no question about it, [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on June 27, 2010.