Better Angels


A demon gave you superpowers and it demands evil. No, not just evil—EEEEVIL!

In Better Angels, you play a supervillain trying to control the demon that gives you amazing powers—and you play the demon for the player next to you, pushing that player’s supervillain to greater and greater acts of supervillainy. Do too much evil and the demon might take control entirely. Too little, and—well, it’s a demon. It will find ways to punish you.

Better Angels focuses directly on characters’ moral stances. Is your villain Insightful or Devious? Are you Cunning or Patient? Is your Courage as great as your Cruelty? Those characteristics drive your superpowers. They shape your relationship with your demon and are shaped by it in every scene.

Get ready. There are diabolical inventions to create. Enemies and rivals to thwart. AN ENTIRE WORLD TO CONQUER!

All it will cost is your soul.


Better Angels is a tabletop roleplaying game about supervillains and the devils that give them amazing powers.  As a player, you take both roles—a scheming supervillain, and the devil whispering over another player’s shoulder.

Product Type RPG Core Rulebook
ISBN 978-0-98531-754-6
MSRP $39.99
Format 8.5” x 11” full-color hardcover, 176 pages
Product # APU7000
Release August 2013

Download and print the one-page info sheet!

How to Order

Better Angels is available online and at game stores around the world.

RETAILERS: Order from your favorite distributor.

DISTRIBUTORS: Order from Publisher Services Inc. If you have any trouble, please contact Arc Dream Publishing’s Shane Ivey,

CONSUMERS: Buy it from your local game store or order it direct from the publisher. Better Angels is available in full-color hardback and in digital formats.




Online Resources

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Retailer Info

Retailers can order Better Angels from distributors around the world: Alliance, ACD, and others in the U.S., Esdevium in Europe, and more.

(Pro tip for Alliance’s retailers: If their system lists Better Angels but shows zero copies available, place the order anyway. That will tell the system that they need to restock to fill the order.)

Download the Better Angels one-sheet.

Target Market

  • Fans of tabletop RPGs that focus on story and character more than detailed combat rules.
  • Gamers who would love a new twist on superhero RPGs—one that blends broad humor and tough moral choices.
  • Fans of existing One Roll Engine games like Godlike, Wild Talents, A Dirty World, Monsters and Other Childish Things, Progenitor, The Kerberos Club, and Reign.
  • Fans of other works by Greg Stolze and the Arc Dream Publishing team such as Unknown Armies and Delta Green.

Up-Sells and Cross-Sells

Selling Points for Players

  • Perfect for pick-up games with no advance planning.
  • Lightweight rules with deep characterization.
  • Collaborative character creation instantly creates the core conflicts that drive adventures.
  • Encourages long-term campaigns that explore the ramifications of character choices and actions.

Selling Points for Retailers

  • Critically acclaimed author (Greg Stolze) and design team (Arc Dream Publishing), frequently nominated for major industry awards.
  • Strong online support—scenario seeds, a character creation mobile app, new characters, new powers, new short stories, and an active gamer base on Arc Dream Publishing’s website and in social media (
  • Retailers can provide a PDF copy to consumers FREE at point of sale through the Bits and Mortar program (