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Kickstart the Superheroic World of Daring Comics!

Daring Comics Kickstarter ProjectHelp start a whole new world of superheroics with the Daring Comics Kickstarter project! This four-color comic books setting for Savage Worlds comes from the creative team at Daring Entertainment and fully utilizes the Super Powers Companion (Second Edition).

The Kickstarter also includes the plans for multiple Mega-Event books. Think of them as a cross between a Plot Point Campaign and a comics cross-over story arc. Add one of those and—BAM!—you’re ready to start the high-flyin’ action.

The Daring Comics universe and Hellbrood (the first planned Mega-Event book) are definitely worth a look, so be sure to check out the Daring Comics Kickstarter project for full details on the books, the stretch goals, and some amazing make-me-a-part-of-it backer levels. It’ll be gone in a flash!*

*And that’s definitely with a lower-case f. We don’t need to be starting any super-trouble…

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TableTop Season 3 Hits $1,000,000 RPG Show Goal!

TableTop Season 3 Indiegogo CampaignWell, it happened. The TableTop Season 3 Indiegogo campaign has met their $1,000,000 stretch goal and will now be producing a brand new show following RPGs! Oh, and that’s a bonus on top of funding Season 3 of  TableTop on Geek & Sundry.

And they’re already asking for your input! They recently tweeted “Now that we’ve hit $1M, we wanna know what games you want to see! Use #ilovetabletop to tell us about your favorite games! (LET’S TREND IT!)” from ‏@tabletop. So, it sounds like this is the time for everyone to let @tabletop @PEG_Games know what RPG you’d like to see. Remember the hashtag #ilovetabletop and let your opinions be heard.

Support Our Board-Gaming Cousins!

TableTop Season 3 Indiegogo CampaignMost all of us in any form of gaming either come from or owe a debt to the world of board games, and one of its biggest champions of late has been TableTop with Wil Wheaton on Geek & Sundry. If you’ve never seen it, watch a show or two. You may catch a new game you want to try or spot a rule you’re not using right. [I've done that. Yes, I feel appropriately ashamed. Honest.—JoelIf you want to keep seeing this sort of thing, support the TableTop Season 3 Indiegogo campaign (it’s like Kickstarter, but with more syllables).

Just in case you think I’ve gone all crazy altruistic, one of their stretch goals is to start a brand new show that follows an RPG campaign! They’re at 70% of that goal (way past funded, by the way) now with over two weeks left to go. You know you want it, you know you’re curious about the odd rewards that show might cook up—check out the TableTop Season 3 Indiegogo campaign today to satisfy your curiosities!

Krasnodymov Productions Presents Rippers: Rise of the Great One

Rippers: Rise of the Great OneRippersPinnacle’s classic Victorian adventure setting of secret societies researching and fighting werewolves, vampires, and other supernatural creatures around the world—is coming to a brand new medium. Krasnodymov Productions has licensed Rippers: Rise of the Great One for PCs and mobile devices as a tactical roleplaying game with a heavy emphasis on story.

Battle the evils of the supernatural world, deal with dark secrets from your past, and take the risks associated with Ripping—implanting the parts of the very creatures you fight against in yourself in a bid for more power. But the power comes at a price, for what taint may come to even the greatest hero’s soul when his body is modified with the claws, fangs, and blood of unholy monsters?

The future of Rippers: Rise of the Great One depends on you! Visit Krasnodymov’s Rippers: Rise of the Great One IndieGoGo campaign for full details on backing the game to make it a reality, the planned gameplay features, and rewards for different contribution levels. Be a part of the future of a dark past—check it out today!

Deadlands Noir Kickstarter: The Final Hours!

Deadlands NoirWe’re down to the wire with the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter campaign, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. A large part of our Kickstarter plan was to gauge fan interest in the new setting. You fully funded the project in about three hours and have chewed through every stretch goal we’ve put out there, so I think it’s safe to say that you’re interested!

Speaking of stretch goals, we’re not done yet. You’ve already exceeded our content goals for the setting, but we thought there was still a little more we could give you. Check out the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter Updates for details on stretch goals for the last 48 hours. If you’re new to the Kickstarter, you can also find a recap of all the updates so far as well as all four parts of the illustrated audio drama Hardboiled in the Big Easy. [Update: You can also get the illustrated audio drama from Shane's YouTube channel!]

If you want to really get into the setting, and I mean really get into it, we’ve added eight more Hardboiled backer slots to the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter campaign. At that level, you can become a real name in an unreal world. Beat feet if you’re interested buddy—those things go faster than a get-away driver on the lam!

And be sure to listen to Episode 64 of the Atomic Array podcast with special guest John Goff, lead author for Deadlands Noir. It’s their first show dedicated to Savage Worlds, and they get John to talk about the system, its origins, Deadlands Noir and the Kickstarter campaign, and even his days as a professional interrogator.

By any gauge, this project has been a wild success. We’re humbled by your outpouring of support, excited and energized by your enthusiasm, and really looking forward to turning our attention to development. You have our sincerest thanks.

Deadlands Noir Kickstarter: Into the Home Stretch

Deadlands NoirWith just over a week left in our first Kickstarter campaign, Deadlands Noir, you’ve nearly met all our stretch goals, including expanding the setting with the Deadlands Noir Companion to Chicago, Lost Angels, and Shan Fan!

Visit the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter page for today’s updates and hear the fourth and final installment of the illustrated audio drama Hardboiled in the Big Easy.

If you missed Friday’s update, be sure to read Update #8 to hear about Deadlands Noir at Origins and see Cheyenne’s illustration of the technical evolution of the lightning gun!

 

Deadlands Noir Kickstarter: Halfway Home

Deadlands Noir

We’re right into the half-way mark on our first Kickstarter campaign, Deadlands Noir, and the enthusiasm remains overwhelming. This morning, our stretch goals were like shell casings in a highway gunfight—all used up and behind us!

Unlike some of the back-bayou judges, we wouldn’t just leave you hangin’. Check out the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter page for today’s updates, including the third installment of our illustrated audio drama Hardboiled in the Big Easy and our new stretch goals. If you need a hint, just remember that the world might not turn out to be as small as you thought, but that probably means there’s more trouble out there with your name on it.

For anyone that missed it, be sure to read John Goff’s Update #6: Mystery and Investigation from last Friday for a little insight into Deadlands Noir and his own murky PI past.

Deadlands Noir Kickstarter Update

Deadlands Noir

Last week we launched our first Kickstarter campaign with Deadlands Noir, and you were more supportive and excited than we’d imagined. After a touch more than three hours, we shot through our original goal like a wet paper range target!

We added a series of stretch goals last Friday, and as of today we’re past all but one—including the Deadlands Noir custom dice set previewed hereDeadlands Noir Dice—with 22 days left to go! There’s a new stretch goal in today’s Kickstarter update, and it’s based on number of supporters, not cash. You, too, can make a difference!

The second installment of our illustrated audio drama Hardboiled in the Big Easy goes live (or something very similar) on the Kickstarter page today. We left Harvey Jenkins in a precarious position on the worst side of the Bloody Ol’ Muddy’s delta. Find out how ol’ Harv’s doing—it might be the only mystery New Orleans ever gives up.

If you missed it last week and want more details on Deadlands Noir, check out last week’s new article Deadlands Noir—The Secret Setting Revealed! or the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter page.

Beasts of the Dominions Expanding!

Beasts and Barbarians IndieGogoGRAmel’s Indiegogo campaign for Beasts of the Dominions has already exceeded their funding goals! Players of their Beasts & Barbarians sword-and-sorcery Savage Worlds setting can rejoice—or quake in fear, as appropriate.

But they’re not done with you yet. If you help them meet their stretch goal, an additional chapter, Disciples of the Black Temple, will be added to the book. Tall, gaunt men with dark staves, shapers of flesh, masters of shadow, and friends with death…just what every game needs, no?

Why not kill two birds with one sling stone. All contribution levels are still open, so you can help bring the Disciples of the Black Temple to print as well as becoming one yourself if you act soon!

Deadlands Noir—The Secret Setting Revealed!

Deadlands Noir

The year is 1935. New Orleans is one tough lady of a town. Some say her blood-red lipstick hides a heart of gold, others say it’s black as a killin’ bruise. Colorful, but a smart man don’t say nothin’ if he can avoid it—best to let the deadly secrets of the streets roll down the gutters like dirty rainwater.

This hard-boiled new setting brings the gritty history of the Deadlands world into the 1930s, giving you the shades of gray only a world of noir can deliver. Study the dangerous art of private detection in the city of New Orleans, solve whodunnits where both suspects and victims shoot back, venture into the gator-filled sludge of Louisiana’s deadly bayous, and learn just what the killer known only as “Stone” is doing in the Big Easy.

Deadlands Noir is also our first foray into Kickstarter. Even if you’re somehow not interested in the dizzying array of fabulous perks available, be sure to check out the first installment of the illustrated audio drama Hard Boiled in the Big Easy.

Since we first leaked a teaser about the new setting last Tuesday, we’ve been running a contest on our Facebook page to guess the name of the new setting. Give it a look-see for an explanation of the various clues and whether anyone guessed it correctly.