Bright eyes, beautiful people, and broken promises fill the fabulous parties and elegant conference rooms. Loneliness, despair, and hunger haunt the city streets and tenement apartments. In Los Angeles, the facade makes the heartache all the more bitter.
Worse still, the shadows hide more than human misery. Vampires stalk alleys and boardrooms; demons linger over murders and plan conquest; evil lawyers cover tracks, set up schemes, and bring expensive brainpower to the diabolical. Over it all, the end of existence looms.
How can one person stand up for the helpless while warding off the apocalypse?
"Angel: It's all the same thing. You fight the good fight. Whichever way you can.
You heard the man. Time to join the struggle!
- Inside this gorgeous tome, we'll show you how. Here, you will find: An introduction to roleplaying and the Angelverse
- A guide to character creation, including pre-constructed Heroes and White Hats, as well as the entire Angel Investigations Cast, for your quick-play pleasure
- The Angel Unisystem, streamlined for cinematic action and adventure
- A primer on not-so-normal abilities, from magic and psychic arts to demon and supernatural powers
- Rules for creating special organizations-anything from law firms to detective agencies to hunter societies
- A guide to the people and places of the City of Angels
- A rundown on the wicked, including vampires, demons, zombie cops, and other critters
- Blow-by-blow instructions for creating Angel roleplaying Episodes, Seasons and Series
- A complete Episode to hit the streets and start investigating right away
"The Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel Role-playing Games are complementary, officially licensed role-playing games (RPGs)published by Eden Studios, Inc.. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Core Rulebook was published in 2002, while the Angel Corebook followed in 2003. Both games use a streamlined (or Cinematic) version of Eden Studios' popular Unisystem game engine, also featured in CJ Carella's WitchCraft and All Flesh Must Be Eaten, two of Eden's better-known original product lines. In both games, players are able to take on the roles of characters from the respective television series or create wholly original characters as they and their group see fit, effectively building their own Buffyverse series in the process.
Both games have been hailed for their sleek, accessible ruleset and their "Drama Points" system, which gives players a greater degree of control over the flow of the story, allowing them to call upon heroic bursts of energy, plot twists, and other convenient developments as necessary. The Angel role-playing game won the Origins Award for Best Roleplaying Game in its year of release. Following the success of the games, Eden Studios went on to release other successful licensed products based on the Cinematic Unisystem engine, including a 2005 game based on the cult film Army of Darkness.
In October 2006 Eden Studios announced that following settlement of their accounts with Fox and license negotiations they will cease producing new Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Angel game books or supplements. Support will continue in online forums and web sites.""
Source: Wikipedia, "Angel_(role-playing_game)", available under the CC-BY-SA License.