Announcing Deadlands Double-Shot Kickstarters!

previewDeadlands was originally printed in 1996 to rave reviews and industry awards, with a revised edition only a couple years later.

Fans praised it for its writing, flavor, and innovative use of playing cards and poker chips in a unique setting that accommodated both character histories and an ongoing metaplot. It won every major award the industry had to offer and then some!

The success of Deadlands also gave birth to numerous licenses and spin-offs, including the Doomtown Collectible Card Game from AEG and Hasbro, Deadlands Disk Wars from Fantasy Flight, GURPs Deadlands from Steve Jackson Games, Deadlands: The Great Rail Wars miniatures game, Deadlands: Hell on Earth, and Deadlands: Lost Colony. Eventually the mechanics from Deadlands morphed into Pinnacle’s current flagship, Savage Worlds, another best-selling award-winning RPG. Deadlands continued under the Savage Worlds system as Deadlands Reloaded, Hell on Earth Reloaded, Deadlands Noir, and the upcoming Lost Colony Reloaded. Deadlands has also been licensed for computer games, movies, novels, and comics.

DeadlandsBod_4 copieNow, for the 20th anniversary of this milestone in roleplaying game history, Deadlands Classic will re-release in a Limited Kickstarter Edition, full-color hardcover! The revised (and best) printing of the original black and white game has been lovingly COLORED by top artists to create the edition its creators always dreamed of.

True fans of this groundbreaking game can also pledge for a VERY limited Collector’s Edition wooden “Whiskey Box”! Inspired by our French partners, Black Book Editions, this gorgeous case looks like a whiskey case from the world of Deadlands, but inside is the Limited Edition full-color hardcover printing of the original game, two decks of playing cards (used for initiative in Deadlands and Savage Worlds…as well as “dealing with the devil” for hucksters), one set of themed dice, and Fate Chips!

Deadlands Classic—Still Kickin’ After All These Years!

Fans of Deadlands Classic are still playing this system today, including a live stream on Twitch. Want to see the system in action? Check out the EvilSqueegee channel’s Youtube videos here. Fair warning—some parts are NSFW!

The Road to Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions

While fans of Deadlands Classic enjoy the new edition, those keeping up with the Servitor Plot Point Campaigns for either system will be happy to know we’re also launching the fourth and final book in the series, Good Intentions! Dr. Darius Hellstromme’s plans are finally in motion, and only the posse can stop him! If you’ve followed the events in The Flood (Reverend Grimme), Last Sons (Raven), or Stone and a Hard Place (BOTH Stones!), you’ve GOT to be here for the big Hell-bound finale!

Besides this tale of the lost and damned, Good Intentions features new Interventions for Blessed characters so they can summon forth plagues of biblical proportions or even resurrect the dead, steam augmentations from the so-called City o’ Gloom such as piston-powered arms or venomous fangs, new critters and villains, and a return to the Weird West’s favorite blood sport–Skullchucker!SLIPSTREAM FINAL PPC.indd

Best of all, the dual Kickstarter features FREE rules for converting characters and creatures from Deadlands Classic to Deadlands Reloaded and vice-versa! Use whichever system you want, partner!

But Wait, There’s More!

Fans can back one or both Kickstarter projects as they wish—shipping will be combined in the pledge manager after the projects close (shipping will not be collected during the Kickstarter itself). Pledge for one or both, add whatever you want from the rest of our Deadlands line, and combine shipping for all of it! And it’s even EU Friendly!

 Two Weeks. Two Kickstarters. Twice the Deadlands action. Sept 13-29th. Mark your calendar.
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Dead Men Walking…Right Now!

The Dead Men Walking Kickstarter duo has begun! Even now, you should feel the clammy hand of dread stretching your way. Don’t be shy—reach out and give it a shake! Join us for a walk on the dead side as we kick off two very different—but closely linked—projects that start us on the road for the 20th anniversary of Deadlands in 2016!

Stone, an implacable killer with a taste for heroes, is coming full force in the Stone and a Hard Place Kickstarter. Bring all the danger of the third Deadlands Plot Point Campaign to “life” with your support, and get more than you rightly bargained for. That’s right, amigo, Stone and a Hard Place is a sourcebook for the Southwest, detailing strange locales, creepy characters, carnivorous critters, and Setting Rules to highlight Death’s grip on the land. There’s also new material for your favorite Harrowed heroes and any hexslingers you got ridin’ the trail beside you—after all, in a place this hungry for souls, you shouldn’t let anybody ride behind you…. Check it out today!

The Cackler is an ancient Harrowed, walking the earth in undeath since before the age of the Weird West was upon us, and The Cackler graphic novel Kickstarter will let us tell his tale at last! The Cackler seeks a very particular blood relative for a mysterious and nefarious ritual that could change the world of Deadlands forever, a ritual so threatening that the Texas Rangers and the Agency have invoked the Twilight Protocol in a united state against his success. Can Morgan Lash, a former Wichita Witch, save the Cackler’s quarry—who just happens to be her own sister? There’s only one way to know!

See if you can figure out the Cackler’s secret identity before the end of the tale. We’ve been putting out clues for twenty years (with the best ones in The Black Circle for the original Deadlands Classic), but everything you need is retold right in the graphic novel. You’re never too late to the party to be touched by evil!

There are some very limited Kickstarter rewards for select backers for both Stone and a Hard Place and The Cackler graphic novel, so don’t let the weeds sprout under your feet, partner. Check ’em out as soon as you can!


Deadlands Noir—Updates and Downloads

Deadlands Noir Kickstarter UpdatesHave you been keeping up with the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter updates? You should watch it like a vengeful monkey with a shotgun and a bottle of tequila.

Earlier this month, we released the Deadlands Noir original soundtrack by Harry Mack. If your peepers were on the updates page, you could’ve enjoyed the free sample track for nearly a month now!

We’ve just added our latest—and unannounced— reward release: the digital version of Cheyenne Wright’s massive map of New Orleans! You can print it as a poster for the full-size experience or fit it to the page to help line the pockets of your trench coat.

The Deadlands Noir backers site also contains the Tenement Men dime novel and your PDF copy of Savage Worlds Deluxe. Just log in with the e-mail you used to back the Kickstarter, and download away. [Be sure to right-click and Save As for better downloading!]

And keep yours eyes peeled. Word on the street is that the next release is coming soon!


Put a Little Back East in Your Weird West with the New Muckraker Mini!

Muckraker Deadlands MiniIs the pen mightier than the sword even when most folks don’t believe a word of the truth you’re sendin’ back? Welcome to the thankless life of a muckraker in the Weird West, amigo.

It ain’t an easy path, findin’ the strangest, most dangerous things the West has to offer and reporting to the unconvinced masses and ragtag few crazy believers. Committing nameless horrors to print can be an unhealthy profession, especially when those horrors prefer to remain nameless!

At least now you can stand tall—well, as tall as any other miniature—with the release of Reaper’s muckraker mini! Be sure to check out the full Savage Worlds miniature line while you’re at it—after all, a muckraker’s life expectancy goes up quite a bit if he travels with a few friends. Nobody said the pen was mightier than a few six-guns, partner!


Deadlands Blood Drive Continues with High Plains Drovers

Blood Drive Two: High Plains DroversThe trail is long and hard, amigo, and with beeves to move before you sleep. Your posse’s long-haul cattle drive continues with Blood Drive 2: High Plains Drovers! Starting just outside of Denver to a promised land in Wyoming, this adventure ups the ante with your cowpokes getting a share of the expanding herd. Between your new ownership and the high plains, the stakes (and steaks) have never been higher! High Plains Drovers is the second installment in the Blood Drive series.

The Blood Drive series is a complete campaign. Each adventure starts and ends in such a fashion that if you want to use it by itself without the others in the series, you can easily do so. In fact, they’re perfect for getting a posse from one part of the Weird West to another if that’s what you’re looking for, Marshal. Used together, the three combine to take the heroes from greenhorn cowpunchers to hardened trail hands fighting for their cattle, their land, and even their lives!

If you think the first book’s four words of fear (“written by John Goff”) were bad, wait’ll you get a load of “longhorns burstin’ like popcorn!” And don’t stop worryin’—it’s still written by John Goff.


Now Available: More Deadlands Small-Scale Combat Supports and Savage Worlds Shirts!

Deadlands Temple of the Sun Tile MapJust in case you didn’t get enough new stuff in last weeks Deadlands extravaganza, we’ve got even more new stuff for you this week!

The first in our new series of print-and-play tile maps, Deadlands Temple of the Sun, is now available. Next time you find your cowpokes smack in the middle of an ancient civilization’s high holy ground, just run this handy PDF on your color printer, trim, and let the carnage commence. Even if you’re not in the Deadlands setting, why let your grand ancient temple needs go unmet? Pick up the Temple of the Sun today!

Ole Pete Deadlands MiniatureMuckraker Lacy O'Malley Deadlands MiniatureWe’ve got two new pals for you to play with, too! Say hello to muckraker extraordinaire Lacy O’Malley and dangerous man of mystery Old Pete. They’re both swirling in secrets—some of which you might even want to know!

They’re the latest two addition to our full range of Deadlands miniatures by Reaper. Be sure to check ’em out if you’ve not had the chance.

While you might not want the shirt off our back (it’s been a hot summer, you know), I’m sure you’re going to want one of our new shirts on your back! Three new shirts—the Savage Worlds T-Shirt, the Savage Worlds Ringer T, and the Savage Worlds Bowling Shirt—join our full line of Savage Worlds shirts! As charming and debonair as I know you must be (since you’re a fan of Savage Worlds, after all), one of our shirts can’t help but make you even more handsome. Impress your friends and neighbors and buy one today.


Last Few Hours for the Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter!

Raven Graphic Novel KickstarterWoo-hoo! You did it! Visionary Comic’s Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter is now fully funded and has already hit its first stretch goal. What goal is that? For every extra $1,000, they’ll add another five pages to the book. Keep hitting that $1,000 button, and they’ll add extra books! Be sure to check out the remaining perks available for high contributors, too.

Don’t miss your chance—the Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter is down to only hours remaining! This is your chance to get in on the ground floor of the Reckoning!

 


It’s a Deadlands Extravaganza—with Dice!

Blood Drive 1: Bad Times on the GoodnightHave you been pinin’ away for new Deadlands material? We figured you were, so here you go!

If the Weird West was built by hard work, I guess it’s time your posse got ’em some calluses. Blood Drive 1: Bad Times on the Goodnight puts your heroes on one of the longest, most danger-fraught cattle drives in the Weird West—spanning two countries, a war-torn no man’s land, and the Sioux Nations! Along the way, they’ll cross paths with virtually every major railroad, bloodthirsty border raiders, Indian war parties, and of course, nightmares of the sort found only in a land ravaged by the horrors of the Reckoning. Bad Times on the Goodnight is the first installment in the Blood Drive series.

The Blood Drive series is a complete campaign. Each adventure starts and ends in such a fashion that if you want to use it by itself without the others in the series, you can easily do so. In fact, they’re perfect for getting a posse from one part of the Weird West to another if that’s what you’re looking for, Marshal. Used together, the three combine to take the heroes from greenhorn cowpunchers to hardened trail hands fighting for their cattle, their land, and even their lives!

And if all that honest work sounds like too easy a way to pass the time, I’ve got four words for you—”written by John Goff.”

Reaper Bone Fiend MiniatureReaper Baron Simone LaCroix MiniatureReaper Warlord Kang MiniatureReaper Red Petals Su MiniatureReaper Wichita Witch MiniatureIf something so big ain’t for you, hombre, how about somethin’ smaller, like a whole new crop of Reaper Deadlands Minis? Whether you’re looking for a Wichita Witch, Red Petals Su, the Warlord Kang, Baron Simone LaCroix, or something cuddlier like a Bone Fiend, it looks like the general store is now stockin’ for you!

Savage Worlds Wild DiceDeadlands Reloaded Dice SetStill not enough for you? Surely you’re a bettin’ man, then, up for a game o’ chance, right? Then we’ve got you set with a restock of the Deadlands Dice and the Savage Worlds Wild Dice! Rattle those bones with a little clatter customized for your Weird West or Savage Worlds adventures—let the good times roll again, eh, partner?


Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter in the Home Stretch!

Raven Graphic Novel Art - Raven BurningThere are less than ten more days for Visionary Comic’s Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter funding drive, and they keep adding new perks with each new stretch goal. Some opportunities of special note include:

  • Original Deadlands Classic artwork! We don’t mean a copy of anything—we’re talking the actual originals hand-made by the artists straight from our historic vaults of rare and special things!
  • You in the story! Seriously, how many of your friends could possibly say they’ve been killed by a Servitor of War hell-bent on wide-scale revenge on immigrants?
  • Visionary staff working for you! That’s right, you can get the expertise available only from Visionary applied to your very own projects if you play your cards right.

There’s too many more to summarize, so be sure to take a gander at the Kickstarter campaign for yourself! If you’ve been meaning to join in, now’s the time before it’s too late. With less than ten days left now, you don’t want to miss your chance!

If you missed them at Gen Con, you can still catch Visionary at Baltimore Comic-Con September 8-9. You can even commit to the Kickstarter campaign on site! Everyone making pre-orders at conventions gets a special on-site thank you! They’ll also have the Dead Man’s Hand trade paperback collecting their first one-shots, all new gaming content, and a new short story from Matthew Cutter! They’ll also have Deadlands prints for sale, and will be happy to sign (pretty much) anything you like. The entire creative team will be on site at Baltimore, and artist Greg LaRoque will be sketching and taking commissions!

 


Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter—Now with More Rewards!

Raven Kickstarter - Raven and BloodVisionary Comic’s Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter keeps going strong, and the guys at Visionary just keep piling on the rewards!

At $5,000, several add-ons were unlocked. Need a new set or two of custom Deadlands-themed playing cards? Want some Deadlands art prints? Want to see your very own characters sketched out or in full-blown color? It’s all there for the taking!

AT $6,000, new tier options unlocked to let you get a piece of Deadlands history or become a piece of Deadlands history yourself. Depending on your pledge level, you can pick an original piece of art from a selection of illustrations from the Deadlands books, get killed by Raven himself in full-color 11″ x 17″ glory, or even be woven into the very fabric of a new piece of Raven’s history! Check out the Kickstarter for full details!

Be sure to watch the campaign progress, as more and more bonus materials are being unlocked as they get closer to full funding!

If you missed them at Gen Con, you can still catch Visionary at Baltimore Comic-Con September 8-9. You can even commit to the Kickstarter campaign on site! Everyone making pre-orders at conventions gets a special on-site thank you! They’ll also have the Dead Man’s Hand trade paperback collecting their first one-shots, all new gaming content, and a new short story from Matthew Cutter! They’ll also have Deadlands prints for sale, and will be happy to sign (pretty much) anything you like. The entire creative team will be on site at Baltimore, and artist Greg LaRoque will be sketching and taking commissions!

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