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The Batman RPG Cooks Up New Art

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Sep 29 2020
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Holy Rogues Gallery, Batman! The new Batman RPG has a veritable treasure trove of new bat-artwork on dispaly for the upcoming game. Check it out!

When last we saw the newly announced Batman RPG, we got a look at Monolith Edition’s bold new foray into an RPG based on their existing game Gotham City Chronicles. Today, thanks to Monolith, we’ve got a look at the new artwork that’ll define the look of the new game. Come get a look at the heroes and villains of the upcoming Batman RPG.

It all starts with some classic villains as we go through Batman’s Rogues Gallery:

Whether you’re looking for big bad villains or someone for a team-up it looks like the gang’s all here.

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“Gotham City. This city can do things to people. Change them. I’ve seen it happen too many times. That’s why I’m here. I’ve seen too many people become monsters.”
Batman – Gotham Knights #23 – Here Be Monsters

Let’s celebrate Batman Day by releasing exclusive news from Gotham City! Monolith’s roleplaying game set in the Universe of the Caped Crusader allows you to dive into this imposing city in depth, defending Gotham as a vigilante or a police officer. Remaining true to the essence of Batman, as portrayed in the comic books, was our overriding vision. It’s allowed him to survive 80 years as a Pop Icon, living through multiple media and platform transformations. So, with that goal firmly in our minds we have assembled a team of Batman Universe Masters and roleplaying games Masters to bring you 5 Batastic books.

  • Gotham’s Heroes by François Verstraete – A fully adapted D20 System Rulebook –
  • Gotham City Guide by Xavier Fournier and Alex Nikolavitch, helped by François Hercouët, editor for the French publisher of DC Comics. A mighty reference tome, detailed and exhaustive, an insight into the City and the world of the Bat.
  • Gotham’s Chronicles by Nicolas Texier, Olivier Caïra and Mahyar Shakeri – A book of scenarios to test your resolve.
  • And, in order to provide the broadest roleplay experience possible, the remaining 2 books will be Campaign settings revealed during the Kickstarter campaign.

You can play as the city’s well-known vigilantes and criminals, but also your own creations, or face the tough calls and grind as a Gotham City Police Department officer, who have much to be pitied for in a city like Gotham City.

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It is an ambitious project and we’re looking forward to telling you more about it. International artists will be illustrating the books and here’s some teaser sketches for Gotham’s Map by Olivier Sanfilippo as well as rough sketches by Anthony Jean. Stunning!

Be sure to subscribe to Monolith for regular updates, coming soon…
We still have to talk about Season 3 of the Batman: Gotham City Chronicles board game, but it can wait until tomorrow, as we celebrate Batman everyday here…

We’ll be keeping an eye on this one, folks!

If only there were some kind of signal we could use to let Batman know we’re interested in this game

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