|". . . when I get in a tight spot, I shoot
my way out of it. Why sure. Shoot first and argue afterwards. You know,
this game ain't for guys that's soft."
– Little Caesar,
|Fly From Evil is a game of hardboiled crime and mystery,
inspired by the works of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley
Gardner, and the gangster and private eye films & radio dramas of the
1920s, 30s and 40s. FFE is set in the period from 1920 to
the beginning of the Cold War.
The game includes a sourcebook for the city of San Francisco, a guide to the hardboiled crime genre and era, a complete guide to adventure-writing and GMing for the genre, sample adventure material, an extensive bibliography and film guide, and more. It's designed, written and produced by S. John Ross, author of Uresia: Grave of Heaven, GURPS Russia, Among the Clans and others.
Fly From Evil is currently in playtest and development. If you're a Game Master interested in joining the Cumberland testing team, see this page. If you're just interested in discussing the game or have some questions about it, join the Fly From Evil Mailing List. For a sneak preview of what Cumberland Games PDF books are like in general, try the All-Systems Library or visit the free downloads page, where titles like Cray Canyon Cold Snap [Horror/Western] and Ring of Thieves [Traditional Fantasy/Solitaire] are available immediately.
Got a Question? Read the Official Fly From Evil FAQ
Fly From Evil is S. John
Ross' trademark for his game of crime, mystery and sin.
Copyright © 2000-2005 by S. John Ross.
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