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April 2016


See You at Gen Con!

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Hello friends of Diabolical! We are extremely excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year’s Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana!

Stop by our booth at “The Best Four Days in Gaming” from August 4th–7th to meet us, buy some fantastic art, enter to win cool prizes, and to see (and possibly play) Diabolical! in person. We will have special promotional materials available only at Gen Con, so be sure to come by the booth and say hi! We will update here when we are informed of our booth number.

As part of this process, we will also be starting a blog series called The Road to Gen Con where we’ll talk about the things we’re working on to get ready for the conference.

We are honored to have been selected to exhibit at this convention, and we look forward to meeting you!

See you then!


Captain Villainy Process

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Captain Villainy’s design is closer to classic Hero/Villain tropes than any other villain in Diabolical! Of course – with our characters – we want to make them our own… fresh. His design stems from notable heroes like Superman, Batman, and Captain America, if those characters had fallen from fame and became bench-pressing hermits.


His biography helped in his design development. Asking questions like, “What would I look like if I was a once famed Superhero who washed up and strictly ate TV dinners for sustenance?” The result is the Captain Villainy you see in our board game.



Even after losing all of his notoriety, his confidence still remained; it just became a more vengeful confidence. Characteristics like this help determine things like pose and facial expressions. Knowing your character beyond a “cool” design and building a personality for them can help bring more life to the design.





Play Testing Goes Public!

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Exciting news from the world of Diabolical! Recently, our testing has become available to the public!

Come join us at TableTop Game and Hobby in Overland Park, Kansas on Thursday nights starting at 6:00 pm to give it a whirl. If you’ve been out there recently, you may have already seen us testing. We decided to hold off on a formal announcement until we knew more about what to expect and worked out a couple of kinks, but we’re ready now!

testersTwo of our testers – Eric and Jill – enjoying some nefarious chicanery! 

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Keep an eye out for a very special announcement coming within the next week!