Hello there! My name is Michael Bramnik, the new Organized Play Manager here at Evil Genius Games. I am excited to introduce you to our brand new Evil Genius Organized-Play (E.G.O.) Program!
Even with our Cinematic Adventures releasing throughout 2023, we just don’t think that’s enough gaming for Everyday Heroes like you. Starting next year, E.G.O. adventures will be released every month, with each full-length game designed to run in a 3–4 hour time block (plus several 1–2 hour ones). This way, you can start and finish games in one sitting, without having to schedule and regularly attend multi-session campaigns. You’ll be able to take the characters you play to any E.G.O. game anywhere in the world (or beyond if we can recruit at NASA) and continue to play them, meeting other players all along your journey.
While each of these adventures can stand on their own, E.G.O. games will take place as part of a “living campaign” that contains seasonal story arcs. Within these stories, you, our players, can change the very world your characters live in. You’ll be able to rate the games you play, which helps us streamline the kind of content we produce for you in upcoming seasons, while your GMs will report what in-game decisions your party made, affecting the storyline for everyone! GMs who run their games in publicly-accessible venues (gaming stores, libraries, etc.) will also earn points they can use for discounts on Evil Genius Games merchandise and books on our website!
As for me, I’ve been playing and GMing tabletop roleplaying games ever since I was in high school. We had our own sort of “organization” in which the seniors would be our GMs and the underclassmen would learn the game and play, and then take the reins and recruit new players, with the same set of books being passed down over time. My little brother ended up as one of the last GMs for that group, so I was able to recover the oldest notes from that campaign, stretching over 12 years! Since then, I’ve served as a volunteer officer and GM or Storyteller for numerous organized play groups before entering the RPG industry itself as a writer and developer. Feel free to check out my writing projects.
The E.G.O. program is slated to begin in January 2024 with three Everyday Heroes Assignments, along with a couple of preview adventures in December of 2023. Stay tuned to our E.G.O. landing page for more information as we release it, including details about character creation, leveling up, and tie-ins to our Cinematic Adventures and 2023 convention adventures!
Have you been a part of another organized play program in the past? Even if you haven’t, what sort of things excite you about this kind of gaming structure? What are some things you’re hoping to see from the E.G.O. program? Let us know!
Until later, take care and all the best!
Michael Bramnik (He/Him)
Organized Play Manager
Evil Genius Games
“Things aren’t important. People are.”Sir Terry Pratchett
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Indianapolis, IN, Saturday, August 5, 2023 – Evil Genius Games proudly announces the forthcoming launch of the Evil Genius Organized-Play (E.G.O.) Program. Slated for a January 2024 debut, E.G.O. is a global free-to-play roleplaying initiative that invites players worldwide to shape the narrative of Everyday Heroes and future settings through their distinct characters.
The program is designed to engage players of all levels, from newcomers to seasoned veterans, Game Masters, and even retailers. The program promises an immersive platform that includes monthly adventure releases, comprehensive tracking of character milestones and in-game achievements, along with exclusive rewards.
Starting in January of 2024, you can take in a quick 1–2 hour short-form game, or have your character take part in a longer 3–4 hour adventure, all as part of a “living campaign” where YOUR decisions will influence the future of the game world that everyone shares!
As part of the E.G.O. experience, players can connect with a global community through local, online, and convention gatherings. Evil Genius Games encourages all interested parties to visit their community page for more information. Attendees of future gaming conventions can also look forward to exciting E.G.O. meetups and activities.
Simultaneously, Evil Genius Games will release Weapons Locker. This unique project delves into the intricate differences between over a thousand weapons, from primitive weapons to those used in WWI and WWII, all the way up to contemporary and near-future weapons and their use. By discussing the context around the existence of different weapons, we give players information they can use to bring focus and add depth to their heroes through weapons modification and ammunition choice.
The E.G.O. Program Manager is Michael Bramnik. Michael is a geologist, gamer, and geek who has been running tabletop roleplaying games for others since he was 13 years old. In addition to being an avid music lover, he is a trained historian and science educator who has also worked for the U.S. Department of Defense.Michael’s writing credits include Highlander Special Multi-Table event – “The Dark Gathering” (adventure designer), Kong: Skull Island Cinematic Adventure – “Sliver of the Skull” (adventure designer), Kong: Skull Island Adventure Path – “Isle of the Damned” (producer & co-author), Total Recall Cinematic Adventure – “The Enemy is Us” (adventure designer), as well as several titles for Paizo and Renegade Games. He has also worked with organized play programs since 1998 for companies such as White Wolf and Paizo.
Our demo table at booth #737 has been full each day with excited fans trying out the Everyday Heroes system. We are running demos every hour. Don’t miss your chance to try out this exciting game. Visit booth #737 and join us for the adventure of a lifetime.
Evil Genius Games, a Black-owned game publisher, was founded in 2021 to produce modern-day tabletop roleplaying games. With a team of deeply experienced game designers, Evil Genius creates games that are fun and epic in scope. Its first game, Everyday Heroes, is a tabletop roleplaying game set in the modern world. In 2023, Evil Genius will launch several campaign settings based on popular movie licenses such as The Crow, Pacific Rim, Kong: Skull Island, Highlander, Rambo, Total Recall, Universal Soldier, and Escape From New York. More information on Evil Genius Games can be found online at www.evilgeniusgames.com.