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The Evil Genius Store

Created by Evil Genius Games

The Evil Genius store carries our flagship product - Everyday Heroes TTRPG - based on d20 Modern, built on 5e. It also pre-sells our first 8 Cinematic Adventures - Pacific Rim, Kong: Skull Island, Highlander, Escape from New York, Total Recall, Rambo, Universal Soldier, and The Crow. We currently don't have shipping prices entered for physical rewards in BackerKit. We plan to wait until closer to fulfillment to enter & charge you for the physical items on your survey to get the most accurate/fair fulfillment prices. We will update backers after entering those shipping prices before we charge you in BackerKit.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Shipping Update - October, Rambo, Universal Soldier, & The Vault Shipping Soon!
6 months ago – Tue, Oct 31, 2023 at 03:43:59 PM

Happy Halloween, Evil Backers!

We hope you all had a good weekend celebrating, and if you’re planning on celebrating today, please remember to trick and/or treat responsibly! As anticipated, we have a shipping update for you to let you know where your games are and when you can expect to receive them. Please read further for more info on your orders!

Rambo and Universal Soldier Physical Books Shipping Soon!

Items Discussed:

  • Rambo Cinematic Adventure (Physical)
     
  • Universal Soldier Cinematic Adventure (Physical)
     

The Rambo and Universal Soldier books are currently on the way! All the books are on their way to their various warehouses and will be distributed to you all soon after they arrive. Our current schedule is as follows (keep in mind these are just estimates, and we’ll update you again if anything changes):

North and South America (also servicing the “Rest of World” region) - These books will be the first that go out to backers, and they’ll start shipping early next month! We have not been given an exact date yet, but please look out for shipment notifications in the coming weeks. This includes Canada as well.

Europe - These books will be the second group of books to go out, following shortly behind the North and South America books. Since those will be shipping in early November, we’re looking at mid-November for European fulfillment.

Asia/Australia - Last in the order are all the books going to Asia and the Australian regions. Based on the aforementioned estimates, our team has been told that these books will start shipping to backers at the end of November this year.

The Vault will be Shipping in December as well!

Items Discussed:

  • The Vault: Rules Compendium Vol. 1 (Physical)
     
  • The Vault: Rules Compendium Vol. 1. (Digital)
     
  • Rambo Cinematic Adventure (Digital)
     
  • Universal Soldier Cinematic Adventure (Digital)
     

We’ve also got an update for our rules compilation book, now titled The Vault: Rules Compendium Vol. 1! These books will be shipping all around the same time, actually. Our Operations team has let us know that because of when they finished and ship out, rather than going out in big sections based on timing and region, all the shipments of The Vault are managing to sync up together. Right now, according to our estimations, The Vault books will start shipping in early December, and we’ll post another update once we get close to that as well. Knowing that we plan to do our Military Heroes Gamefound campaign in January, we know how imperative it is to get you all of your games before that campaign goes live. We need you to know that this is a huge priority for us, and based on our current estimates, we are on track to have all the final waves starting in December of this year, before the campaign.

We’re working on getting you all the Digital files too! As of right now, the PDFs for The Vault, Rambo, and Universal Soldier are ready, and we’re currently arranging getting those to you in a timely fashion! Thank you again to all our community members who helped with our final stages of proofreading the books. Your names are being immortalized in the credits of the book under Evil Aggressive Entomologists (what we now call our bug bashers), so please take a look at that once you get your books! To show credit where credit is due, we’ll be immortalizing this community contribution forever. We’ll be including this in all our books moving forward, and I’m happy to have been responsible for making that happen. We'll be releasing the PDFs for those tomorrow through DriveThruRPG. Please be on the lookout for the associated emails!

I’d like to also give you an update regarding expedited shipping with these waves going out. If you opted out of expedited shipping options and the last books on your order that needed to be made are Rambo and Universal Soldier, your entire order will be shipping with that wave! However, if you opted out of expedited shipping and you ordered The Vault: Rules Compendium Vol. 1, your entire order will not be shipping to you until December when those books are ready to ship. If you originally opted out of expedited shipping but would like to receive your books now, you can switch over, but I honestly wouldn’t recommend it. Since there’s only one month left of waiting, it would be safer to get all your goods at once when the wave is ready rather than splitting it up so late in the game. That being said, you can make that decision on your own, and whatever you decide to do, I’ll respect it! Send me an email to [email protected] to reach out to me with questions about that or anything else on your order. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions! I’d rather help you solve them sooner rather than later. Have a good rest of your day, and Happy Halloween!

- Maya, Community Manager

Foresight's Folly: A Crow Special Halloween Adventure + Military Heroes
6 months ago – Fri, Oct 20, 2023 at 09:30:43 AM

Happy Almost Halloween, Evil Backers!

I’ve got a short update for you today! In the spirit of tricks and treats, we at Evil Genius Games have only treats for you this year. Also, for transparency, I’ll be posting this update in both this campaign as well as our Legendary Bundle campaign, so if you have already read it there, you can disregard this one. Alright, let’s get to it!

Mini Adventure for The Crow - AVAILABLE THROUGH HALLOWEEN!

Have you guys been enjoying our Cinematic Adventure for The Crow? If you have, and even if you haven’t had the chance to look into yet, this mini adventure will be perfect for you! Just for Halloween, we created a stand-alone additional adventure in the world of The Crow. It’s called Foresight's Folly, and people are already really enjoying it. We wrote it to work seamlessly in your Crow campaigns as it can serve as a prequel to “Prayers of the Past,” the adventure we already included in the Cinematic Adventure! Just like our others, this one is 5s compatible, AND it comes with two full color maps!



Keep in mind, this adventure will only be available for the rest of the month! You have until midnight on Halloween to get this adventure, so make sure you don’t miss it. You can find it here, on our website. Set the alarms on your phones and clocks and kitchen egg timers!

Military Heroes Campaign Coming to Gamefound in January 2024!

As many of you know, we’re launching our Military Heroes crowdfunding campaign on Gamefound! After some deliberation with the team and in order to be able to give you guys the best game we can, we decided to push the launch back to January 2024. You will not want to miss this campaign. Here are some of the things we have in store for it:

  • Military Heroes serves as an additional military focussed supplement to Everyday Heroes. It will have new backgrounds, occupations, and feats that combine to reflect military specialties.
  • Guidance for developing new special operations units
  • Tools on how to build military encounters
  • For the campaign, we’re collaborating with two charities, Imagination Veterans and Stack-Up, both of which committed to championing the preservation of mental health in Veterans through gaming
  • We’ll be donating more money to them every stretch goal, during the second weekend of the campaign, we’ll be donating $50 to them for every $1000 you give us, with our “Evil Genius with Battle Buddy” and “Evil Hitman with Battle Buddy” backer tiers, you can pay to donate a whole game and send it to a Veteran in need, AND I (Maya) will be hand crocheting sweaters for service dogs as an add on. 10% of those proceeds will go to the charities as well! The more we succeed in the campaign, the more we give to them!
  • We’ve beefed up the writing team on this project as well! We have game writers who are also Veterans from all over the world, including Luke Gygax, son of Gary Gygax, and creator of Gary Con and Gaxx Worx!
  • We also have a follower gift! For all those who follow the game by clicking the “FOLLOW” button on the Gamefound page and then backing some sort of tier with goods to receive, you’ll also get an additional free one-shot! This Military Heroes themed one-shot has been written by the producer of our project and one of the original designers of d20 Modern, Rich Redman. So, be sure to follow the campaign! Following the campaign means you’ll get email notifications on backer updates we send, polls we do about game content, and any other announcements regarding the campaign! If you back a tier with games to receive of some kind, you can follow the campaign at ANY TIME while the campaign is live to get this free one-shot, so be sure to do that! It’ll be sent in PDF form with the rest of the games.

So, don’t forget you have until Halloween to get our stand-alone mini adventure for The Crow, Foresight’s Folly, and our Gamefound campaign launches in January! Follow along here to get that free one-shot! I’ll be posting another shipping update about your orders before the month is over, so please be on the lookout for that backer update as well. Things are still on time, so thank you for your patience! If you have any questions about your order or if you want to switch over to expedited shipping, remember to send me an email to [email protected] so I can help you out. Have a good weekend!

- Maya, Community Manager

Shipping Update - September, Roll20 Module Is Live!
7 months ago – Thu, Sep 28, 2023 at 03:55:44 PM

Hello Evil Backers,

I hope you all have had a good summer! As we move into fall, we’ve had a bunch of great developments, and we have another update for you.

Highlander and Total Recall Have Finished Shipping!

Items Discussed:

  • Highlander Cinematic Adventure (Physical)
     
  • Total Recall Cinematic Adventure (Physical)
     

As most of you know since you’ve received your games over the last month, all orders that either finished with Highlander and Total Recall or orders that have been marked as expedited shipping that contained Highlander and Total Recall have been shipped! I hope you all have enjoyed your games so far, and if you’re running any campaigns with them, please let us know how they’re going! If you haven’t received your game and you believe you should have, we can absolutely right that wrong. Send me an email to [email protected] and I’ll help you out with your order as soon as I can!

The Next Wave Is Still On Schedule!

Items Discussed:

  • Rambo Cinematic Adventure (Physical and Digital)
     
  • Universal Soldier Cinematic Adventure (Physical and Digital)
     
  • The Vault: Rules Compendium, Vol. 1 (Physical and Digital)
     

Thank you to everyone who helped us bug bash The Vault! You guys did a fantastic job, and the book was sent off to the printer. We hope you’re excited for it! With all the cool Cinematic Adventure rules together in one place, even more moldable and flexible than ever to be used in your homebrew campaigns, we think The Vault will be absolutely essential to making your campaigns that much more epic. We’re still on time with that later in the year release!

For Rambo and Universal Soldier, we’ve just started bug bashing those now! For anyone who would like to be involved in that by the way, all you have to do is join our discord server and emoji the outreach post in the announcements chat calling for volunteers. As a reminder, all bug bashers who find bugs that we are able to catch and fix will be credited in all our books going forward as our Evil Aggressive Entomologists! It’s a great opportunity not only to make our books better but also to get involved directly in what we’re making! Since those books are still being bashed presently, they have not been sent to the printer yet, but they will soon, and we’ll make you aware of that!

It’s the Dawning of the Age of the VTT! Foundry and Roll20 Codes Are Available!

I know a lot of you were anxiously awaiting the Roll20 codes, and I’m happy to say that the wait is over! To all those who ordered the Everyday Heroes Core Rulebook on Roll20, we sent you your codes via BackerKit at the end of last month. If you missed that email or if you’re having issues with your code, you can reach out to me at [email protected] for help with that. We want to make sure you can play your games! None of the other modules are finished yet, but when they are, we’ll send those codes to you via BackerKit as well. Be on the lookout for emails both from us and BackerKit too!

As for Foundry, those codes are available as well, and the process is similar. For those who ordered the Everyday Heroes Core Rulebook, Escape From New York, and The Crow on Foundry, those codes were sent to you via DriveThruRPG. If that email got lost in the shuffle or if your mail client rudely assumed it was spam, I can help you get those too! In general, if you’re having trouble or you’re in a bind, send me an email, and I’ll do my best to unravel and solve. It’s what I’m here for!

New Facebook Pages and Gamefound Campaign!

Military Heroes is coming to Gamefound in November!

We’ve made some new Facebook pages for our individual products! As you know, we’ve had an Evil Genius Games Facebook page for quite some time now. In light of new products coming out, we made a new page for Everyday Arcana and Military Heroes as well! There is already a lovely group for Everyday Heroes, and we’ve teamed up with them to make it an official group from here on out! There will still be lovely community posts that we do hope you all continue, but I will also be making official posts from the company about the game as it progresses. Please like both pages and join the group for community discussion about our books and official posts from me about what we’re working on.

We are also bringing Military Heroes to Gamefound! We at Evil Genius Games are strong supporters of the intersection of gaming and mental health, and this campaign is a great way for you to get involved too. We're teaming up with two charities, Imagination Veterans and Stack Up! By supporting us, you're also supporting them, providing funding and games for Veterans who need it. The campaign will launch in November, and there are lots of ways to help. First of course, portions of the proceeds are going to both groups, but in addition to that, you have the option to back tiers where you purchase a game to be donated directly to a Veteran. There’s also something else very unique and important about the campaign! As a person with OCD myself, I trained my service dog alongside many Vets in my area. I’m really excited to say that I’ll be crocheting sweaters for Veterans’ services dogs as an add-on, and a portion of the proceeds will again go to those charities! Please keep in touch with all our social media channels to be informed of that launch!

That is all we have for right now, and we hope you’ve been enjoying playing the games you’ve received so far! Remember, if you have an issue or you need some help with anything, don’t hesitate to reach out! I’m just an email away at [email protected], and all I want is to make sure you have the games you paid for, the Evil Genius Games tools you need to have fun. Thank you all for your support, and please have a good weekend!

- Maya, Community Manager

Shipping Update - August, GAMES ARE SHIPPING!!
8 months ago – Fri, Aug 18, 2023 at 09:53:02 AM

Hello Evil Backers,

I know this backer update is very much anticipated, so I’m just going to get right into it!

HIGHLANDER AND TOTAL RECALL ARE SHIPPING!!!

Items Discussed:

  • Highlander Cinematic Adventure (Physical)
  • Total Recall Cinematic Adventure (Physical)
     

It’s finally happening! The physical books for the Cinematic Adventures for Highlander and Total Recall have started shipping everywhere!! Every warehouse has inventory and is starting to get orders out the door. Some of you have already started receiving your games, and if you’re on wave 3 and haven’t received anything yet, hang tight! You’ll be getting your books soon.

We know a lot of you have been waiting a long time to receive your books, so we hope you feel good about this update! Keep in mind as well, the orders shipping now are all the people who signed up for expedited shipping as well as everyone who did not select expedited shipping and the last books they needed were Highlander and Total Recall. If you did not sign up for expedited shipping and you have Rambo, Universal Soldier, or the 2023 Rules Compendium on your order, your order is not yet shipping and will not ship until those items are released. But, if you want to switch over to expedited shipping, you still can! Just send me an email to [email protected] and I’ll work with the Operations Team to get you switched over.

The accompanying Syrinscape soundset for the Total Recall Cinematic Adventure will also be sent out to you soon! They’ve sent us the codes, and we’ll be sending them to you over the course of the next week. For all those who did not pledge for that soundset, it will be available at retail at Syrinscape soon as well.

Next Wave

Items Discussed:

  • Rambo Cinematic Adventure (Physical and Digital)
  • Universal Soldier Cinematic Adventure (Physical and Digital)
  • 2023 Rules Compendium (Physical and Digital)
     

These books are still on time for release later this year! The team is nearly finished writing them, and we’ll be rolling out the last step before production in the coming weeks. We actually need your help for this! The last stage before manufacturing is our last stage of BugBashing. You may have seen us send emails about this before, but we’re really amping up our process for this so we can get you the best books we can make! If you would like to be on our team of Evil Aggressive Entomologists, volunteering to read through the books before they get printed and point out any errors or awkwardness you see in the reading, please send me an email to [email protected] so I can get you added to that portion of our Discord server. We would love your help and input in making our games great!

That’s all we have for right now! We are still working on the Roll20 versions of the game, and we will let you know when those will be released as well. With all the things we’ve got going on and the fact that it’s taking longer to get the Roll20 modules up than Foundry, we realize a lot of you are restless about this. We apologize for how long it’s taking to get these out, but we do appreciate your patience! They will be out later in the year, and we will be posting an update as well as posts on social media when that happens. If you have any questions about your order, don’t hesitate to reach out! Send me an email so I can help you out and make sure you get what you ordered. Have a good weekend everyone!

- Maya, Community Manager

Shipping Update - July, Highlander and Total Recall on Boats!
10 months ago – Fri, Jul 07, 2023 at 12:29:02 PM

Hello Evil Backers,

I’ve got a pretty great update for you today, I think! Lots of things are moving and headed your way. Let’s get straight to it!

LOTS OF PHYSICAL BOOKS SHIPPING!

Items Discussed:

  • Pacific Rim Cinematic Adventure (Physical)
  • Kong: Skull Island Cinematic Adventure (Physical)

The physical books of the Cinematic Adventures for Pacific Rim and Kong: Skull Island have been shipping for a little over a week now! If you had an order where those were the last books you needed made, that means your orders have shipped! Also, if you signed up for our multi wave shipping, those books have headed your way as well.

I know I’ve reached out to several of you to make sure you’re still ok with the single wave shipping choice you selected, but the offer to change to multi wave still stands! If you’d like to receive some of the books on your order that are already released and not wait for things like Rambo or the 2023 Rule Compendium, send me an email to [email protected] so I can get you switched over to the multi wave shipping, Keep in mind that also means paying for shipping for each of those smaller individual shipments.

Items Discussed:

  • Highlander Cinematic Adventure (Physical)
  • Total Recall Cinematic Adventure (Physical)

Great news on the Highlander and Total Recall front as well! Some of these books have been picked up from the factory and are now on ships heading to our US and UK fulfillment centers.

Keep in mind, this includes Canada as those orders are sent up to Canada after they get to the US first, as well as the more general Rest of World regions. Please wish them all a safe journey! The books for Australia (and thus also Asia) fulfillment have not been picked up yet, but they have made the arrangements, and everything will be underway very soon!

We expect the shipments to arrive at their ports somewhere around the end of July or early August, which is good news. It means we are still on track for fulfilling the 3rd wave in mid-late August as promised! This promised timeline was an estimate of course, but it’s still really nice to hear we’re on track with it. If you’d like to know if your order is on single or multi wave shipping, or if your order will be finally heading out to you with this third wave, send me an email to [email protected] and I’ll help you out with it.

Future Books and Projects

The team is of course still working on all the other fabulous projects we have lined up! They’ve really kicked the 2023 Rule Compendium into gear and are working very hard on making sure that’s done when all the dust will settle on the other books. We know a lot of you have that on your orders and are in the single wave. Your orders will not ship until it’s released, so we’re working hard to get it finished properly as soon as we can.

We hope you enjoyed the Rambo prologue as well! That should have been sent to all of you via DrivethruRPG over Memorial Day Weekend since you backed this campaign, but if you didn’t receive it, please send me an email so I can get it to you! The full Rambo Cinematic Adventure as well as the Universal Soldier Cinematic Adventure will be available later this year as well. We’re working with writers who also have military experience to make sure things are as accurate to the setting and the films as possible. So, please be on the lookout for a backer update announcing those releases as well!

They are also still working on the Roll20 versions of the core rulebook as well as the Cinematic Adventures, which are still slated for release later this year. Let all your non-backer friends know that they can pre-order those on the Roll20 website if they’d like to as well! If you can’t wait, and you just love playing virtual tabletop games, the core rulebook is on Foundry already, and some Cinematic Adventures will be soon! So, give those a try if you’re antsy.

Urban Arcana Finalists

We've also finally narrowed down our Urban Arcana finalists! I know a lot of you have been asking the status of this, and we're proud to say we've finally got the final list. We've been choosing them all so far (a huge task that has been made more and more difficult as you guys keep being phenomenal writers and people), but for this final choice, we'll be getting some help from you as well! In addition to our team voting on a winner, we will also soon have a poll up on Geek Native where we'll be having you, our community, vote for your favorite too! When picking the final winner, each entry will get a vote from us and your winner will get a vote too! We've truly enjoyed reading all of your entries, and we love what all of you have offered to this new and inventive world of Urban Arcana. We can't wait to see what you'll pick! Once we've got the poll up, I'll be making another little mini backer update and we'll also link the poll on all our social media, so please be on the lookout for that! 

That’s all we have for right now! Thank you guys so much for your patience in all of this. We know it’s hard to wait for games you’re excited for, so we’re doing our best to make sure everything is in place to get you all that you’ve ordered on time. If you have any questions about your order, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me about it! I’m here to help you out, ease your nerves about waiting, and make sure you get what you need. So, until next time, keep being great Evil Minions in our community!

- Maya, Community Manager