Dredd 3d Fan Prerelease Screening (no spoilers)

Thursday, 30th August 2012, Soho Hotel, London. Introduced by Karl Urban and Alex Garland.

I won the chance to be there on Twitter. Being a huge fan of 2000AD I have been following them for quite some time, the Tweet Droid is a nice fellow and deserves pity as he is overseen by Molch-r. @2000AD is where to find him.

I travelled to the big smoke in definite mood of positivity, with more than a hint of giddy excitement. This isn’t the place for it but I am not a fan of the 1995 movie. But I had bought in to the idea this film was going to get it right.

I arrived at The Ship, a pub that, members of the 2000AD forum had arranged to meet up in. How would I spot a group if people I feel like I knew but hadn’t met? Continue reading

Judge Dredd RPG Forum

(EDIT 8th May 2015 – this was the original intention but was discontinued. If I ever restart the idea there will be a new announcement)

OK, my Forum is up. Pretty basic right now but we are advert free thanks to my good friend Jake over at OCDhost.

http://dredd.ocdhost.com/index.php

Please feel free to pop over, there are areas Guests can’t see right now but they all come in to view if you register. Lurkers are welcome. In fact if people lurk I’ll make a wee group for them.

I would like usernames to be as normal as possible, doesn’t have to be your real name, can be your character if you want. But so long as there is nothing crude or offensive all good.

The bit that needs looking at is the Character Generation Forum in the Rules area. I want players to have a guide to how good their character is, or isn’t, so I’ve adapted some RPG rules. These are a guideline and are intended to assist with the story, not detract from it.

City of Dredd

ECBT2000AD

In 2011, CITY OF DREDD, an unofficial 446-page gazetteer detailing the locations of MEGA-CITY ONE, the home of JUDGE DREDD, was published in paperback and PDF formats to universal critical acclaim, described as both indispensible and a phenomenon of its genre. It has become an invaluable aid for professional 2000AD writers including John Wagner, Dredd’s creator, and legions of fan-fiction scribes. CITY OF DREDD attempts to list every single location to have ever appeared on official Dreddworld media barring the movies which have established divergent continuities. It includes the comic strips, newspaper strips, novels, computer games, audio dramas and cherry-picks material from the roleplaying games where they do not conflict with the comic strip continuity.

 

In 2012, to commemorate 2000AD’s 35th anniversary and the return to theatrical screens of Judge Dredd, CITY OF DREDD returns with a 2134 edition (2134 the year that Judge Dredd’s adventures presently take place…

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Judge Dredd RPG Setting & how the Player Characters fit in

The game is set firmly in current continuity of Judge Dredd in 2000AD & Judge Dredd Megazine – that is 122 years ahead of the current year.  So as of writing the IN Game year is 2134.

The city is currently in a very volatile situation post Chaos Day, the population has been slashed from 400m to 50m. Judges suffered 60% losses and have had their numbers boosted by robot units from Brit Cit, MC1 Space Corps and Mutant volunteers from the Mutant Townships.

The Council of Five is yet to be confirmed:
Chief Judge Barbara Hershey
SJS Chief Arthur Buell

All players must commence as either a Cadet or Street Judge. There will soon be templates for quick start characters and rules for bespoke characters. Players I have previously had experience with may start with characters from previous games, so long as they are translated into current rules – this can be done easily through discussion between myself and the player. Eventually experienced players may be permitted more varied characters.

All characters will be given tasks to undertake, depending on what the player some games will be long and continuous others may be short, around 4 to 6 weeks estimated. I prefer longer more detailed games without hard deadlines.

I will be using NPCs from previous games on a previous forum. No prior knowledge will be required as I will provide sufficient details of each NPC for each game they appear in.

Attention Class

This is a Blog about Judge Dredd.

You will find posts about 2000AD or Judge Megazine, the Movie, possibly the IDW Judge Dredd and certainly my own Judge Dredd RPG forum that is currently in the works. And there will be other things Dredd mentioned here.

Some posts may be in the character of Judge-Tutor Semple, someone who appears in my RPG. Most will probably be straight from me, the ‘author’ Steve Hargett