Angel Roleplaying Game is a series of complementary books for role-playing game (RPG) based on Angel series. These titles were published by Eden Studios since 2003, along the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Roleplaying Game. As of October 22, 2006, the license was not renewed, ceasing the publications.
Premise[edit | edit source]
Bright eyes, beautiful people, and broken promises fill fabulous parties and elegant conference rooms. Loneliness, despair, and hunger haunt city streets and tenement apartments.
In Los Angeles, the facade makes the heartache all the more bitter. Worse still, the shadows hide more than human misery. Vampires stalk alleys and boardrooms; demons linger over murders and plan conquest; evil lawyers cover tracks, set up schemes, and bring expensive brainpower to the diabolical. Over it all, the end of existence looms. How can one person stand up for the helpless while warding off the apocalypse?
You heard the man. Time to join the struggle!
Publications[edit | edit source]
Main books[edit | edit source]
The series includes two titles:
|Corebook||July 29, 2003|
|Bright eyes, beautiful people, and broken promises fill the fabulous parties and elegant conference rooms. Loneliness, despair, and hunger haunt the city streets and tenement apartments. In Los Angeles, the facade makes the heartache all the more bitter. Worse still, the shadows hide more than human misery. Vampires stalk alleys and boardrooms; demons linger over murders and plan conquest; evil lawyers cover tracks, set up schemes, and bring expensive brainpower to the diabolical. Over it all, the end of existence looms. How can one person stand up for the helpless while warding off the apocalypse?|
|Director's Screen||September 3, 2003|
|Doyle: If you need help, then look no further. Angel Investigations is the best. Our rats are low- —1.9 Hero Ah, scratch that. No rats here… honest. But Doyle does have one thing right-whether your Series stars our favorite supernatural investigators or some newly created heroes, there’s lots of help here. Players look to you Directors for scintillating storylines, captivating characters, fancy fisticuffs, and rules rulership. In the face of all that, we got your back. So, while your crew is out and about helping the helpless and stopping the latest apocalypse, right here you’ll find lots of aid and abetting.|
Unpublished[edit | edit source]
Soon before the series were cancelled, three titles had been produced and announced, and one assigned, but never published:
|Character Journal||August 29, 2003|
|Torn-out pages, three-hole punches, worn spots from too much erasing, cramped margin scrawl. That just don’t cut it in the big leagues. The pros keep it all straight with the Angel Character Journal. Get in the game with superior design and organization. Don’t let your tools hold you back. Record your character stats, skills, maneuvers, Qualities, Drawbacks, description, history, magic, items, contacts, friends, bragging rights, memorable quotes and much ore in this must-have gaming accessory. Time to 86 the paperwork and bring your game to the next level!|
|Investigator's Casebook||July 29, 2004|
|There are a lot of people out there that need help, but are you up to the challenge? Crime, corruption, poverty, drugs, Hollywood starlets, and, oh yeah — a whole lot of demons. This is the book that shows how it all fits together in the City of Angels. Whether you're a noir-ish private eye (ring any bells?), in the LAPD with Kate Lockley, or even a rogue demon hunter trying to find your way around a demon brothel, we've got you covered. Then again, maybe you're on a darker path. If you're taking money on the side, have a gambling problem, or have gotten an offer you can't refuse, this might be your last chance at redemption-or a way to minimize the pain.|
|—||Lawyers, Gods, and Money||unproduced|
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- The Angel Roleplaying Game won the Origins Award for "Best Roleplaying Game" in its year of release.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Angel RPG". Eden Studios, Inc. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
- Damon White, "Origins Award Winners for 2003 and Hall of Fame Inductees". GamingReport.com, June 25, 2004. Archived on October 18, 2006.