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Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game Quickstart

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Inspired by Mike Mignola’s legendary tales of horror, myth, and folklore, Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game is an immersive tabletop experience that brings his world to life.

Get ready to become a member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D.) and begin investigating occult perils that threaten the world’s very existence. Your team will explore gothic locations, hunt clues, discover artefacts, and face off against terrifying foes.

This free introductory quickstart guide provides the following contents:

  • A brief introduction to the world of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.
  • An overview of the popular 5th Edition ruleset that provides the framework for B.P.R.D. investigations.
  • New mechanics such as Ingenuity and Doom, all designed to capture the flavour and tension of Hellboy’s world.
  • An introductory adventure for up to six players.
  • Five pregenerated characters.
This is just the tip of the otherworld, however, as the corebook for Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game will also feature new additions and changes to the 5E ruleset, including new origins and roles, new equipment and requisition rules, new enemies drawn directly from the Mignola-verse, and much, much more.
The kickstarter for Hellboy: The RPG is live right now and already funded. Follow the link to pledge now!

 
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Matthew K April 24, 2021 3:56 am UTC
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Where do I find the B.P.R.D. Agent Folio? I have all the digital stuff but that.
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Peter S February 07, 2021 10:15 pm UTC
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I'm struck by the elephant in the room... when I see Hellboy I think of, essentially, Super Heroes fighting Cthulhu, why not lead with that? Where are my enhanced talents agents? Why are we playing supporting characters when we want to be the leads?
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Miguel V November 09, 2020 4:49 pm UTC
This should have had an OSR ruleset. Or maybe a hack of CoC.
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Nox G October 03, 2020 3:40 am UTC
This should get a Savage Worlds version.

That would be AWESOME!!
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Jacek B September 15, 2020 10:51 am UTC
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Any chance there will be alternative ruleset version?
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Marc L September 29, 2020 3:44 pm UTC
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Hi Jacek, what did you have in mind?
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Jacek B October 05, 2020 8:54 am UTC
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PbtA would be an excellent choice for story driven game like this with action. I myself was reluctant to embrace PbtA until I played Kult and recently Bedlam Hall. I think this would be doable licence-wise. I do understand your primary focus is selling RPG along with minis and 5e is the best bet but maybe there could be a benefit of making other option. As far as I understand though the amount of time to produce even adapted system is quite a lot. Please do take this into consideration. :)
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Jeremy L August 23, 2020 1:53 pm UTC
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I love the quick start rule and the opening scenario. However, my group and I have to play online given the pandemic. Is there a way to get a digital copy of the maps from the Quick Start rules that are compatible with Roll20.net or Fantasy Grounds?
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Marc L August 23, 2020 2:21 pm UTC
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Hi Jeremy, glad you like it, thank you! The maps should download as a separate pdf alongside the quickstart.
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Bob V August 20, 2020 11:19 pm UTC
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On several pages, the top black border is covering up some of the rules. Can this be fixed? Can we get a link to what is missing?
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Marc L August 21, 2020 12:04 am UTC
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Hi Bob, this has been flagged previously. This currently only crops up in the adobe reader mobile app. It does work fine in all other apps on multiple systems. We are investigating and should have it fixed soon.
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Alex D August 20, 2020 4:12 pm UTC
Since this is using the D&D 5e rules, you should include the D&D-OGL subcategory "5e-compatible".
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Marc L August 20, 2020 4:50 pm UTC
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Updated!
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Jon L August 19, 2020 7:08 pm UTC
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Note to the rules people, you have creatures in the quickstart that have non-actions listed under the Actions header, which would mean they cost some kind of action. You may want to fix that. For example, the rampaging frog monster's Brutal trait, the venomous frog monster's Paralysing tongue should just be part of the tongue whip attack since it doesn't take an action. the giant frog monster's overwhelming force and hurl should probably both actions and then change the multiattack so it can make two attacks, using any combination of giant claw, hurl, or overwhelming force, those attacks would also need a melee weapon attack rating and reach. Pennyworth's frightening presence should either be moved out of the actions section or lumped into the hurl debris action. Same for Pym. The book looks great and I can't wait for the final product!
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Marc L August 19, 2020 8:41 pm UTC
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Hi Jon. In a traditional sense, you are correct. However, we split out the attacks as the extra effects cost Doom and feedback from playtesting led to GMs thinking the whole attack had a Doom cost when they were under the same entry. This was the same case with the giant frog monster. We always listen to feedback, though, so feel free to drop support@red-scar.com a message with you input!
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Jon L August 19, 2020 11:26 pm UTC
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I can understand confusion with the Doom cost, but then I'd move those abilities into the non-Action section.
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Marc L August 20, 2020 1:07 pm UTC
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We'll certainly take it under review, Jon. This being a quicsktart, we do have scope to make adjustments for the corebook.
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Jon L August 21, 2020 11:48 pm UTC
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I'd specifically say to look at the Roper and how they deal with its tentacle abilities.
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Peter F August 19, 2020 6:36 pm UTC
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Love this. Some genius ideas in here.
Can't wait to see the whole thing! :)
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Marc L August 19, 2020 7:08 pm UTC
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Thanks, Peter. Don't forget to leave a rating! We have lots more happening in the corebook :)
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Peter F August 19, 2020 11:39 pm UTC
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I'd love to, but publishers can't leave ratings it seems. Consider this 5 stars though!
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thomas G August 19, 2020 4:01 pm UTC
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Release date? So love the QuickStart.
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Marc L August 19, 2020 4:04 pm UTC
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Thanks, Thomas. The game is over on kickstarter now and fully funded!
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thomas G August 19, 2020 6:21 pm UTC
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Thank you for the prompt response. I always love when Publisher responds to fans, keep up the great products.
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