Ok, I might not be able to sound like Freddy Mercury (but, honestly, who can?), but I can still dream. And in the Flash Gordon RPG, you can become part of the classic sci-fi world (I’ll even come and sing the theme song for you… but you probably wont want me to). This is the official setting book using the Savage Worlds system. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
The wild west is getting even wilder. Doomtown: Reloaded is getting itself a new expansion. It’s called There Comes a Reckoning and it’ll be adding 96 new cards to your collections (well, four copies of each of the 24 cards, that is). No matter what faction you’re backing, there’s something for you. The set is up on Kickstarter now.
It’s always cool when a bit of pop culture gets its own gaming rules. You have enjoyed watching/reading about the various characters and the world they inhabit, and now you feel like you’re able to join them in their adventures. As such, folks that are fans of The Goon comic will love to hear that the dark, pulp universe is getting a set of rules to go with it. And they’re ones you know, too, as it’s coming to Savage Worlds. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
Sometimes you see a game world that you think is really cool, but you’re not sure you can get your group to try it out because it’s not a system they like using. Sure, you could do your best to convert everything over to an equivalent in your group’s desired system, but that can be rather tedious. Well, the folks over at Aegis Studios have helped out for those groups that like the Savage Worlds system by converting their Contagion game to use it.
This week just seems to be screaming by. At least, I feel it is. I’m hoping yours is going by well-enough. I feel it’s mostly because it’s been rather busy over on this side of the screen. Various proofing projects have been passing over my desk. What can I say? I enjoy editing.
Anyway, if I’m going to make it through the rest of the week, I need to power-up on bite-sized gaming stories.
On today’s platter we have: Cold Steel Wardens: Rogues Gallery Kickstarter on Final Day, Microworld Games Releases 6mm Space Rats and Space Ogres, NonsenseMiniatures Releases Ajax, War Co. Kickstarter Already Funded and 2 Weeks to Go, New Viking Banner Bearer From Brother Vinni, Carrotia Funded With 12 Days Left on Kickstarter, Nexus Miniatures Previews Demogorgon, Tabletop-Art Previews Viking Raid cavalry bases, MidKnight Heroes Super Chibi Round 2 Kickstarter launched, Deadlands Double-Shot Kickstarters Coming Soon, and Final Hours for Lords of Rock on Kickstarter.
I know I’ve mentioned before that I find it a little sad that World War II gets “almost all the love” when it comes to hobby gaming, since I find World War I all the more interesting. It was the war that pretty much defined the 20th century and introduced a lot of the weapons of war that are still in use today (though obviously heavily modified from their damn-near prototype versions from back then). So with that said… err… typed… I bring you Weird War I for Savage Worlds, which is up on Kickstarter now.
There are plenty of things out there that go “bump” in the night.
… like my upstairs neighbor who seems to feel the need to walk around at all hours of the night doing god knows what…
But there are other things as well, like werewolves, vampires, and other spooky things that love to eat innocent bystanders. That’s where the Rippers come in. I know, it seems like the Rippers would be something you’d fight against, but that’s just not the case. The Savage Worlds book for Rippers Resurrected is in their last week over on Kickstarter.
Enascentia. It’s not the new fragrance from Calvin Clone. It’s the high-fantasy RPG setting by GGStudio, using the Savage Worlds rules set, and originally published in Italian. The game is now up on Kickstarter in order to bring it over to an English-reading audience. And with your help, they just might get it done.
Detroit. It’s sort of a mess. And in The Thin Blue Line supplement for Savage Worlds, it’s even worse than you’ve been seeing on the news. There are angry spirits, dangerous supernatural creatures, and a secret cult on the rise. Ok, now for what’s different from reality… Just kidding.
Weird West has been a pretty popular genre, especially lately. With the rise of Blackwater Gulch, Shadows of Brimstone, and Wild West Exodus, among others, more and more gamers are heeding the call of “Go West, young man (and woman).” The Sixth Gun RPG Kickstarter is also going like gangbusters, already more than 5x their original funding goal. To get things going even further, they’ve asked the fellows over at Bronze Age Miniatures to whip up a set of minis to go with the RPG module. You can add these to your pledge if you so choose.
Saddle up and get ready to ride, hombre, because Pinnacle Entertainment Group and Oni Press are bringing the wild west to your tabletop with The Sixth Gun, coming to Savage Worlds. The Sixth Gun is a comic series by writer Cullen Bunn and artist Brian Hurtt that focuses on the search for the sixth gun. You see, during the Civil War, six pistols of unimaginable power were found. Each one had a unique power associated with it. The sixth was the most powerful, said to be able to rewrite all of creation, itself. Well, the darn thing’s gone missing. An object like that is probably something you don’t want just kicking around anywhere.
Pinnacle Entertainment Group has announced that they’re bringing the world of Rifts to their Savage Worlds RPG system. Rifts, the post-apocalyptic setting, combines elements from just about everything, from fantasy and sci-fi to mythology and horror. Now players of the Savage World systems can have their characters take part in the epic adventures. The core rulebook is scheduled for release around Christmas.
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Pinnacle Entertainment Group lets us in on what they’ve been cooking up for Savage Worlds with a bit of information of some new setting they have on the way. The Lankhmar City of Thieves is coming out next week. You can check out a preview pdf of the first couple pages of Chapter 3 from the book after the cut. Will your characters be able to survive in a world peopled entirely by criminals?
No, not Australia…
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Pinnacle Entertainment Group is running a Kickstarter campaign for The Last Parsec, a new sci-fi RPG using the Savage Worlds system.
From the campaign:
The Last Parsec is a scifi setting of planetary exploration and adventure using the Savage Worlds system!
Faster-than-light travel has finally allowed humanity to spread beyond its lonely corner of the Milky Way. In the depths of space these explorers found millions of star systems, strange planets, and exotic alien races. Centuries later, they form the Known Worlds, a vital region of trade and technology where empires grow and business thrives.
It is an unparalleled age. Cutting edge science has opened limitless frontiers of space and consciousness, and has even begun to hint at the mysteries of the universe itself. But to find them, one must travel beyond the familiar, to the last parsecs of reality.
Pinnacle Entertainment Group has a Kickstarter up and running for East Texas University, their new Savage Worlds module. They’re about 4x funded, so go check out the stretch goals.
From the campaign:
They say ETU is a great place to earn a quality education without the big city distractions and dangers. This is the 21st century and no one wants to admit they’ve helplessly watched a classmate get sucked into the pages of a library book, come face-to-face with an angry ghost, or glimpsed a creature prowling the campus by the light of the full moon.
College is where you make your own choices and find out who you really are. You can keep your head down, hoping to avoid the twisted horrors you sometimes catch out of the corner of your eye, or you can face your fears, fight the darkness, and protect your campus. Everyone starts out as a wide-eyed freshman, but if you survive four years at ETU you’ll be a hero.
Pinnacle Entertainment Group is running a Kickstarter campaign for their Weird Wars Rome book for Savage Worlds.
From the campaign:
Her legions strode forth from the center of civilization—west to England, east to Asia, north to Germany, south to Egypt—and conquered most of the known world. In their travels, the Legions found things that would be disbelieved by slave, citizen, and senator alike. War elephants, wild dervishes, and creatures beyond description met them at every turn.
The glory of the Empire spread to the corners of the earth, but its shadow found even darker places—and things—that defied record.
Join the forces of Rome and battle through the ages against her enemies. Discover the terrible secrets left out of the history books. Save your shieldmates. Save the Empire.