IMP is now available!

IMPCoverHex Games has just released IMP, a game of tiny alien invaders and enormous property damage.

You can purchase your copy of IMP now at Drive Thru RPG or at Hex Games for only $7.99.

An alien invasion is usually depicted as a terrifying and horrible event for the people of Earth, but it’s really a lot of fun from the aliens’ point of view. In IMP, you get to be a tiny alien invader set loose on an unsuspecting planet. You are encouraged to inflict as much carnage and destruction as you can imagine. Use any weapon you can find against every target you see. The invasion has begun, and you are it! You are an imp!

IMP is a role-playing game designed for use with the QAGS Second Edition rules. In this game, an otherwise mild-mannered player can take on the part of a vicious alien creature obsessed with destruction and mayhem. In addition to providing tons of things to fight and places to destroy, this book gives adventure scenarios, vehicle rules, tips for players and GMs, random mutation tables, and a paper doll. Yes, we said a paper doll. Stop giving us that look.

IMP–as well as the QAGS rulebook, Aces & ApesSpy Racers,  and more–can be purchased in PDF form at www.hexgames.com, DriveThruRPG.com, and at the finer PDF sales sites for just $7.99.

The QAGS Qik Start Rules, which include everything you need to play IMP, are available for Hex Games absolutely free.

IMP is written by Richard Smith and illustrated by Lindsay Hornsby.

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IMP Releases Sunday June 9th

IMPCoverMy first game, IMP,  is finally coming out on Sunday June 9th. It’s a role-playing game about tiny alien invaders causing an enormous amount of destruction. In this game, you are not some heroic soldier out to stop them, or a terrified civilian just trying to survive; in this game you are one of the aliens. It’s a lot more fun that way.

The book was written and created by me, and the wonderful illustrations are provided by Linsday Hornsby. I put a lot of work into this game and I’m very happy with how it turned out. Every game I’ve run of IMP has been extremely fun, and I believe there is a large audience that will really enjoy the chaos and hilarity that this game provides.

IMP is released through Hex Games and uses the QAGS 2nd Edition rules. You can pick up IMP, the QAGS book, and many other great Hex Games at DriveThruRPG.com or from HexGames.com.

For more information on IMP as well as any of my other upcoming projects, check out my website at KittyTookMyDice.com.

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Back from St. Louis

pile_gamesI have returned from St. Louis with a trunk full of board games and a rabid desire to go back. I need to consider just moving up there.

Step 1.) Find job in area and move
Step 2.) ???
Step 3.) Profit!

Sounds like a foolproof plan to me.

Geekway to the West was great. This was my first year, but I’m adding it to my list of yearly conventions from now on. But, now I’m back to the daily routine. I guess I should finish up the last few details on my book considering it’s coming out at the end of this month.

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Geekway to the West 2013

GeekwayLogoI’m heading to St. Louis this weekend. I’m planning on spending Saturday and Sunday playing a metric ton of board games at Geekway to the West but unfortunately I missed the pre-registration cutoff date. Hopefully they will still have some tickets available at the door later today when I arrive in town. If not, I’ll be forced to make due with consuming large amounts of great beer at The Schlafly Tap Room and buying far too many comics at The Fantasy Shop.

Ehh, who am I kidding. I’ll do both of those things anyway.

I’ve also been told I need to check out Miniature Market while I’m there. This is not going to be a cheap weekend.

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Aces & Apes

AcesAndApesThere is a new RPG book out that I can’t recommend enough. Here is the official press release:

Hex Games has just released Aces & Apes, a game of World War I flying aces with the key ingredient that’s been lacking from other aerial combat games: intelligent apes.


When the Great War blew up, the world found itself divided. Brother against brother; man against man; ape against ape. You, as a member of the Belle Alliance’s flying corps, are here to keep things quiet on the Western Front or die trying as the Goth forces attempt to break through the lines. It’s the Red Baron meets Bedtime for Bonzo in this game of banana-toting aerial mayhem.

So, swing that propeller! Let’s get the old bus airborne and go save the world!

Aces & Apes is a game of thrilling aerial escapades designed for use with the QAGS Second Edition rules. The game includes rules for a wide variety of PC types (orangutan, gorilla, chimpanzee, bonobo, and even human), historical background, rules for biplanes and dogfights, the sample adventure “Masque of the Black Death,” and much more.

Aces & Apes–as well as the QAGS rulebook, Edison ForceSpy Racers, and more–can be purchased in PDF form at www.hexgames.com and at the finer PDF sales sites for just $7.99.

The QAGS Qik Start Rules, which include everything you need to play Aces & Apes, are available for download at www.hexgames.com, absolutely free.

Aces & Apes is written by Edison Force creator Ian Engle and illustrated by Robert Kemp.

Rule the skies. Have more fun!

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The Fantasy Shop

Dragon GreenI was in St. Louis yesterday. I saw all the amazing animals at the zoo, ate a wonderful meal and drank some delicious beer at The Schlafly Tap Room, and found a great comic and game store called The Fantasy Shop in Maplewood. Yes, Star Clipper is a very nice store with a ton of selection, but if I lived nearby, The Fantasy Shop would be my first stop.

And by the way, I apologize about keeping you open a little late. I didn’t realize it was closing time until after we left.

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Tabletop Day

TableTopDayLogoTabletop Day is March 30th. Check with your local game shops if you have one happening nearby. There are also many listings on the website.

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Wizard World – St. Louis

WizWorldSLWizard World in St. Louis is coming up on March 22nd – 24th. James Hornsby, Linsday Hornsby, and Jeffrey Johnson are among the many great comic creators that will have booths this year. I highly encourage you to check them out and pick up some cool art while you’re there.

I’m planning on making it up there on Saturday the 23rd. Hopefully it won’t be too detrimental to my wallet this year.

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GM’s Day Sale – Drive Thru RPG

GMSDayThe GM’s Day Sale is going on over at Drive Thru RPG. You can pick up all kinds of great role-playing games super cheap, including a lot of the Hex Games books.

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Editing

wipIMPCoverI’m doing some final (hopefully) edits to my soon to be released role-playing game, IMP. I’ll see how final it actually is when Steve Johnson puts his dreaded proofreader hat on. In the new game you get to play as a crazy little goblin-like alien hellbent on destroying everything. I was aiming for silly and chaotic fun, and I think I’ve pulled it off very well. It’s received an excellent reception from everyone that has played it so far.

Lindsay Hornsby is doing all the art for the book. It’s all phenomenal (as you can see by the work-in-progress cover image to the left) and I can’t wait to see the finished product. James Hornsby, who did the wonderful art for this site, is also working on a different IMP project with me. More on that in the future.

With convention season starting up, I’ll be running many games of IMP and I hope to find a lot of new players and see what kind of creative and destructive stuff they can come up with. Enough with the time wasting, back to the grindstone. This thing won’t edit it’s self. Not well, at least.

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