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Villains and Vigilantes

Arguably Fantasy Games Unlimited's most famous role-playing game, Villains and Vigilantes was a popular superhero themed game written by Jack Herman[?] and Jeff Dee[?], competing primarily with Champions and Superworld in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

V&V was revised significantly between the first and second editions, and the art, while still primarily (entirely?) provided by Jeff Dee[?], also improved significantly. While the rules were perhaps less flexible than either Champions or Superworld, V&V always seemed to maintain a very "comic-booky" feel that the other systems frequently seemed to be lacking.

In a rather interesting quirk of fate, Bill Willingham[?]'s modules Death Duel with the Destroyers[?] and The Island of Dr. Apocalypse[?] served as the inspiration for his later Comico[?] comic book series, The Elementals[?].

Eclipse Comics[?] published a four issue V&V limited series in the late 1980s, written by Dee and Herman with art by Dee, loosely based on the events of the introductory module, Crisis at Crusaders Citadel[?].



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