Episode 5: RPG’s, Villains & Vigilantes (Jeff Dee, Jack Herman), Red Shirt Army

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Episode 5: RPG’s, Villains & Vigilantes (Jeff Dee, Jack Herman), Red Shirt Army

In this month’s episode, we talk about superhero roleplaying games, and then we interview Jeff Dee and Jack Herman, creators of one of the first superhero games–Villains and Vigilantes. We end the program with an examination of the Red Shirt Army trope, a trope that will live in infamy.

Interested in finding out about Villains & Vigilantes? Check out Monkeyhouse Games.

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By | 2015-09-09T00:51:55+00:00 September 9th, 2015|2 Comments

About the Author:

Jim Zoetewey writes The Legion of Nothing. Jim grew up in Holland, Michigan, near where L Frank Baum wrote The Wizard of Oz. Admittedly, Baum moved away more than sixty years before Jim was even born, but it’s still kind of cool. He majored in religion and sociology at Hope College, eventually getting a masters in sociology and all but three credits of a masters in Information Systems. He also enjoys running, training in the martial arts, playing bass guitar, and walking his dog. Oh... And for readers who might be his wife, he feels that he should mention that he's fond of her too.


  1. Oniwasabi September 9, 2015 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Yes, you are saying my handle right =P

    Glad to see I’m not the only one that hates the Redshirt Army trope ^_^ It can be great when played entirely for laughs, but the rest of the time it’s pretty awful.

    • zoetewey September 9, 2015 at 11:26 pm - Reply

      It’s nice to know we’re capable of getting that right.

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