Evil Hat Productions

Evil Hat Productions is a company that produces role-playing games. Chief among them is the free indie RPG, Fate, which has won numerous awards. In 2005, the company began producing a series of commercial role-playing games using an updated version of the Fate system, each focusing on a different genre. These include the 1920s pulp adventure Spirit of the Century and the hard sci-fi Diaspora. In 2010 they released The Dresden Files RPG, based on the Dresden Files series of novels by author Jim Butcher.[1] The FATE system has also been licensed to Cubicle 7 Entertainment who used it for Starblazer Adventures, based on the British Starblazer comic.[2]

Evil Hat Productions
TypePrivately held company
Key people
Rob Donoghue and Fred Hicks
ProductsFate, Spirit of the Century, Don't Rest Your Head, The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game, Elizabethulhu, Pace, Texorami!, Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies, Blades in the Dark

Evil Hat Productions is a part of the Bits and Mortar initiative and was one of the original founding companies in August 2010.[3]


Role-playing gamesEdit



  • Beyond Dinocalypse ISBN 978-1-61317-016-8
  • Dinocalypse Now ISBN 978-1-61317-003-8
  • Don't Read this Book ISBN 978-1-61317-012-0
  • Khan of Mars ISBN 978-1-61317-018-2
  • King Khan ISBN 978-1-61317-019-9
  • Sally Slick and the Steel Syndicate ISBN 978-1-61317-063-2


  • Designers and Dragons second edition - Applecline, S. (First edition was produced by Mongoose Publishing)


  • Race to Adventure


In 2007, Evil Hat won a silver Ennie for Best Rules and an Honorable Mention for Best Game, both for Spirit of the Century.[4] In 2010, the company won one silver Ennie for Best Writing for Don't Lose Your Head and another for Best Setting for Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies. The company also won two Origins Awards in 2010 for The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game: Best Role-playing Game and Best Supplement for two books in the line. In 2011, the same game won gold Ennies for Best Game, Best New Game and Best Writing, and silver Ennies for Best Production Values and Product of the Year.[5] The company also won the silver Ennie for Fan Favorite Publisher in 2012.

In 2014, Evil Hat's Fate Core System nearly swept the Ennies, with gold awards for Best Game and Best Rules and Silver for Product of the Year, while the related Fate Accelerated Edition won Gold for Best Family Game and the supplements and accessories Strange Tales of the Century, the Fate System Toolkit, the Fate SRD and Eldrich Fate Dice, won silver Ennies for Best RPG Related Product, Best Supplement, Best Website and Best Aid/Accessory, respectively.[6]

In the Best Family Game category, the company won the silver Ennie in 2015 for the Atomic Robo RPG[7] and the gold Ennie in 2017 for Bubblegumshoe. Designers & Dragons: A History of the Roleplaying Game Industry won the gold Ennie for Best RPG Related Product in 2015, and the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game received the silver Ennie in the same category in 2018.


  1. ^ "Evil Hat Productions - Home". Retrieved 2011-02-03.
  2. ^ "Starblazer from Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd". Archived from the original on 2011-02-07. Retrieved 2011-02-03.
  3. ^ "Bits and Mortar". Publisher Coalition Forms Pro-Retailer Pro-PDF Initiative Bits and Mortar
  4. ^ "2007 Noms and Winners". ENnie Awards. 2015-08-01. Retrieved 2015-12-20.
  5. ^ "2011 Noms and Winners". ENnie Awards. 2011-02-26. Retrieved 2015-12-20.
  6. ^ "Announcing the 2014 ENnie Award winners". ENnie Awards. 2014-08-16. Retrieved 2015-12-20.
  7. ^ "Congratulations to all the 2015 ENnie Award Winners!". ENnie Awards. 2015-08-01. Retrieved 2015-12-20.

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