Last night, all eyes were on Mongo as the Kickstarter for The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ rocketed into history! With 1,027 individual backers, our initial $15,000 goal (which was met in the first hour of the campaign) was crushed by the final total of nearly $110,000! All of our Stretch Goals were met (from form fillable character sheets to miniatures to propaganda prints for your secret rebel hideout) and we really appreciate all your generous support and enthusiasm!
We also want to thank the many blogs, podcasts, and pop culture news sites that helped promote the Kickstarter. Here are just a handful of links in case you want to watch, read, or listen to some of this amazing coverage:
Right now, we’re going to settle in for a bit and finish off the editing and development. Kickstarter will begin processing payments and deliver funds in about two to three weeks and then we can export the data and start delivering the various PDFs to backers. Some will come right away, others will take a little longer as we work through any issues that crop up.
We’ll then send everything to the printer as soon as it’s ready and then if all goes according to plan (assuming Ming and his minions don’t interfere with the process) everything will come back in about four months and we’ll start shipping. And while you wait, be sure to adorn your various electronic devices with our FREE Flash Gordon wallpapers (featuring FLASH-tastic art by Aaron Riley) now available over at DriveThruRPG.
If you’re looking to fill your days with even more Savage Worlds excitement (who isn’t?), be sure to check out the many action-packed podcasts from the Metagames Anonymous Actual Play Series.
From deep space adventure with Black Frost and Escape Velocity, to dark fantasy with The Obsidian Crown, or apocalyptic horror with Project Z (I’ll let you work out what the ‘Z‘ stands for) you’ll find dozens of Savage Worlds actual play adventures for your listening pleasure.
In the latest episode of the Getting Geeky with Gamer Leaf Podcast, Savage Worlds Core Rules Brand Manager, Clint Black along with his wife, Chief Operations Officer and Managing Editor, Jodi Black join Gamer Leaf to chat about a number of exciting things including the upcoming Flash Gordon Roleplaying Game, Deadlands, Savage Worlds, and even a little licensee news including Darren G. Miller’s The Monster Hunters’ Club (which wraps up on Kickstarter in just a couple days).
Check out the current episode of the Getting Geeky with Gamer Leaf Podcast here.
We’re forever keeping our
eyes ears out for the latest gaming podcasts especially when some of our own get a chance to slide behind the mics and share inside scoops about current and upcoming projects.
Recently, the folks behind The Misadventures of Max’s Minions podcast caught up with a few familiar
faces voices including Shane Hensley and Darrell Hayhurst for a series of interviews under the Minion Minute banner.
In Episode 5, Shane talks all about Savage Worlds, Conan: Rise of Monsters, and Torg: Eternity while in Episode 4, Darrell Hayhurst discusses his role as Line Developer for Torg: Eternity and his work on Savage Rifts®.
Visit the Misadventures of Max’s Minions Facebook page where you’ll find links to these and other fine interviews with additional Savage Worlds alumni including Ross Watson, Sean Patrick Fannon, and Sean and Robin Bircher.
From Cyber-Wired Reflexes to Wired.com, Savage Rifts® is taking the Megaverse by storm!
Savage Rifts® lead writer, Sean Patrick Fannon, sits down with David Barr Kirtley of The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast to talk all about the wild and totally off-the-rails world of Rifts® for Savage Worlds.
Join Sean as he delves deep into the history of the Rifts® universe to tell us where it all began, where it is right now, and where it all might be going.
Climb into your Glitter Boy armor, power up your Boom Gun, and stream or download this excellent and informative interview directly from wired.com! From Free Quebec in the north to the Vampire Kingdoms of Mexico in the south, it’s time to find out what awaits us all out in the wastelands of Rifts® Earth.
Dungeon Crawlers Radio just released their Best Games of 2014 list, and East Texas University continues its string of critical acclaim!* That’s right, East Texas University made their top ten list at number four. Who says college isn’t for everyone, even when it’s actively trying to kill you?
That Savage Worlds love didn’t end there, either. They broke their own one-product-per-company rules with their five honorable mentions, including Weird Wars Rome. Clearly, these are some right-thinking people of taste and discernment. Or maybe they’ve just got a thing for settings where it’s okay to wear sandals all the time.
Either way, be sure to check out the full list of Dungeon Crawlers Radio Best Games of 2014 and take a look at both East Texas University and Weird Wars Rome. You won’t never regret it. There’s even something extra for the Deadlands and Doomtown fans, too.
* For instance, remember just last week when I told you about East Texas University and Melior Via’s Accursed both doing so well in the Most Unread Blog’s Top Six Birthday Blog Giveaway to rankings?
This episode of Threats from Gallifrey brings you three separate doses of Savage Worlds in their eighty-odd minutes on games and gaming. Listen for their Deadlands news, highlights on the chase rules, or bringing Scooby Doo adventures to Savage Worlds—jinkies!
EerieX Radio has just released their interview of our own Shane Hensley at Gen Con. Shane’s interview starts about 1 hour and 13 minutes, right after Lester Smith. If you’ve never had the chance to talk (or listen) to Lester, you should go ahead and catch the whole thing.
Catch other episodes, including the first part of the EerieX Radio Gen Con interviews, from the EerieX Radio home page or follow EerieX Radio on Facebook.
Grown as Gamers Episode 140 includes bits about both East Texas University and Necessary Evil. Ray will even be running Necessary Evil at the Save Against Fear fundraiser. There’s also coverage of E3 2014, if you’re into that sort of thing….
Out of the studio and in the real world, our own Jodi Black was interviewed on Rage Quit Radio at Storm-Con. It’s definitely worth a listen.