Deadlands 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.
Now, 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!
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.
Based on your input, Mystical Throne Entertainment has relaunched the Twilight Continuum Kickstarter campaign! You’ve reshaped a Kickstarter, but are you ready to reshape the future?
In the dawn of the twenty-second century, mankind has colonized the inner solar system in its quest for land and resources. Even so, Earth remains polarized into the Western Euro-American Alliance and the Eastern Chinese Co-prosperity Sphere. In spite of detente at home, battles and skirmishes fill the vacuum of space.
When the invading fleets of the Zentari arrive aimed toward Earth, humanity must cast aside its differences and fight together against a common foe. What drives the aliens to our celestial home? Is there any hope against their superior technology?
Become one of the handful of heroes destined to save our planet and change the universe. Enter the Twilight Continuum for full details on products and stretch goals!
No, smartypants, the Kickstarter isn’t miniature—it’s a Kickstarter for Hell on Earth Miniatures!
Our friends at Studio 2 Publishing came up with a new idea for the Hell On Earth miniature set. With a blowout Kickstarter, the whole line of Hell on Earth minis could be released at the same time as the Hell on Earth printed rulebook instead of dribbling out a few a month afterwards! That’s right, at the same time you get your print copy of Hell on Earth Reloaded, you could also populate your gaming table with potentially dozens of denizens of the Wasted West in small scale!
If you’re one of those people who doesn’t play Hell On Earth (not that there’s anything wrong with that), check out the Kickstarter anyway. The minis are suitable for all sorts of genres, including modern, post-apocalypse, post-modern, and sci-fi! Even if that doesn’t get you, the illustrated audio drama should!
Everyone in the Wasted West needs a little bit of lead on their side to help keep off a bad case of the Glows. Support the Hell on Earth Minis Kickstarter today!
Deadlands Noir kicks off with the release of Tenement Men, the first Dime Novel of the series. Currently, Tenement Men is available exclusively to the backers of the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter!* When the game is available for general sale (sometime in November), the Dime Novels will be made available to everyone. If you didn’t back the Kickstarter and can’t stand the wait, I’m afraid you’ll just have to rage in flesh-muffled anger like our friend on the cover…
This tale of hardboiled horror takes place immediately after the events of our four-part illustrated audiodrama Hardboiled in the Big Easy. If you haven’t enjoyed that yet, catch Hardboiled in the Big Easy on YouTube!
If you were a Kickstarter backer and didn’t
receive a link to Tenement Men
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to remedy that.
That’s absolutely right, by popular demand and the screaming insistence of literally gazillions of clamoring fans, Mutha Oith Creations, in partnership with the formidable Eastern Front Studios, is proud to announce an entire line of high quality (wait for it)…miniatures for Andy Hopp’s fantastic Low Life setting for Savage Worlds!
You can get in on the action right now—if you don’t delay! The Low Life Miniatures Kickstarter campaign wraps up Sunday, September 23! Dozens of miniatures are being rewarded through this Kickstarter, including several incredible limited editions! Some of the industry’s most celebrated sculptors—including Jason Wiebe and Alessio Cisbani—are working with Mutha Oith Creations and Eastern Front Studios to bring you some amazing minis unlike any you’ve seen before! Nab them all! Exclamation point!
Savage Mojo is bringing you two things today—the chance to join in their new Kickstarter product and the chance to pick up their latest creation!
First up is Savage Mojo’s Kickstarter for an old-school killer dungeon set in their fantasy realm, First Age of Relic. Dungeonlands: Tomb of the Lich Queen takes your band of heroes deep into a labyrinth designed to keep them from their goal—freeing the angel that is trapped within. It’s a combination of the epic adventure from Savage Suzerain with classics from the foundations of gaming.
With an all-star production cast and a variety of accessories and pledge rewards, the Tomb of the Lich Queen Kickstarter campaign is one you’ll definitely want to check out soon!
If you want something you can get your hands on right now, Heroes & Servitors is more up your dank dungeon corridor! Heroes & Servitors is a book of pregenerated characters written in the high fantasy and epic conflict style of Tomb of the Lich Queen. Each character is completely generated and ready to play, including a backstory, an evil twisted version of the character, and a premade fiendish dungeon encounter made especially for them! However you mix ’em up, it’s going to be lively!
Heroes & Servitors was designed in a 24-hour period as the result of a Savage Mojo Design Party. It’s for use with Savage Worlds and Savage Suzerain, and is completely ready to go with the Tomb of the Lich Queen supplement.
The Wild Card Creator Kickstarter campaign is going very well. They’ve already met their funding goal and exceeded their first stretch goal, which brings support for Savage Worlds Showdown to their product. If you’re not familiar with Savage Worlds Showdown, it’s our free-to-download miniatures battles rules, for all those times when you really just want to blow your buddies to pieces.
If you’ve not looked at the Wild Card Creator Kickstarter, take a minute to get the full explanation of how you can use your existing PDFs to make characters with the Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition rules, with all the existing Pinnacle Savage Worlds settings, and with dozens of Savage Worlds licensees settings—all at no additional costs beyond the base program!
Check out the Wild Card Creator Kickstarter drive for a new take on character creators. Not only is it a handy way to make characters, but it will be able to generate its own setting and expansion files by using the PDFs you already own!
No, really. For a full explanation of how you can use your existing PDFs to make characters with the Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition rules, with all the existing Pinnacle Savage Worlds settings, and with dozens of Savage Worlds licensees settings, visit the Wild Card Creator Kickstarter today!
Join us in welcoming RKDN Studios as our newest licensee! Their first Savage Worlds project will likely be The Bestiary of the Curiously Odd.
Why “will likely be”? Because Savage Worlds is currently their next stretch goal for the Bestiary of the Curiously Odd’s Kickstarter! As I type, they’re less than $500 from their goal of bringing their project to our system.
Did I mention that some of the Kickstarter levels include the ability to contribute to the book? No? This is your chance to be published with Ed Greenwood, Monte Cook, Wolfgang Baur, and a whole slew of industry professionals! There’s only 13 days left, so don’t delay.
We’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.