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 there’s a Savage Worlds player or Game Master on your holiday shopping list this year, surprise her with a Savage Worlds Starter Kit under the tree! Right now, enjoy discounts on our Player and GM Starter Kits as part of our Holiday Sale. Visit our Holiday Sale page, pick your kit, and then have fun customizing it from a list of discounted possibilities.
If you choose the Player Starter Kit, start with the Savage Worlds Deluxe core rule book (in print or PDF), then add additional items at 10% off to customize your play experience! Expand your horizons with our Companion books (Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, and Super Powers), toss in a set of dice, and then choose from a selection of Player’s Guides for settings like Rifts® for Savage Worlds, Rippers Resurrected, Weird War I, and Deadlands!
If you’re going for the GM Starter Kit, start with the Savage Worlds Deluxe core rule book (in print or PDF), toss in a sheet or two of our Status Tokens to help with combat tracking, then upgrade your games with our Companion books, Bennies, a Customizable GM Screen, Savage Worlds Deluxe GM Screen Inserts, Action & Adventure Decks, and, of course, dice!
And while you’re filling your shopping basket, be aware that our limited edition hardcover books (including Savage Tales of Horror (also on sale), Rippers Resurrected, and Rifts®) are truly limited, so if you want to add some of these to your collection (or give them as gifts), be sure to act
soon NOW before they’re all gone!
If you’re ever toe-to-toe with a gang of ornery undead hombres, we recommend reachin’ for the always reliable double-barrel shotty! Guaranteed to get the job done, pardner. (Our apologies ahead of time for the mess!)
This week we’ve unleashed our own double-shot of Doomtown delights certain to up the ante in both your Doomtown: Reloaded and Deadlands games.
First up, there’s the complete (and totally FREE) Doomtown: Reloaded Rulebook. This highly-detailed book expands and explains all the game’s rules, including card types, actions, and how to gently convince your rivals into doing things your way. The disagreeable sorts can take a long dirt nap in Boot Hill instead. Doomtown: Reloaded is the follow-up game to the best-selling and award-winning Doomtown card game. This book requires the Doomtown: Reloaded base set to play.
For our Deadlands players out there, we present the Doomtown: Reloaded Deadlands RPG Conversion Book for just $5.99. Want to add some of Doomtown: Reloaded’s most notorious scoundrels to your Deadlands roleplaying game? This pint-sized pamphlet of paranoia contains some of the good, the bad, and the incredibly ugly. You’ll also find game information for several relics as well, all statted up and ready to cause plenty of mischief and mayhem.
The Deadlands RPG Conversion Book contains over 20 character, creature, and relic descriptions from the Doomtown: Reloaded card game for the Deadlands RPG. It requires that game to play, and the Savage Worlds core rules.
Monster Hunter International, the New York Times Bestselling action series by author Larry Correia, is coming to Savage Worlds from Gallant Knight Games, and you’ve only got a couple days left to get in on the Kickstarter action!
Monster Hunter International is an urban fantasy series about professional monster hunters who battle against the things that go bump in the night. Using the rules in the book, you’ll be able to play a variety of teams in the MHI Universe, including the titular team: Monster Hunter International.
The new book will also include:
- Full details on MHI and it’s history, organization, missions, and tactics.
- World information on PUFF, how the various governments handle monsters, and more.
- NPC stats for a variety of characters from the books, including Owen Z. Pitt, Julie Shackleford, Agent Franks, Susan Shackleford, and more, written up by the creator himself!
- Rules for playing over two dozen teams in the MHI Universe!
- New monsters for your hunters to face down!
- New MHI details and fictions right from Larry!
- AND A LOT MORE!
For more info about Monster Hunter International and to pledge your support, visit their Kickstarter page!
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.
For those who haven’t been following along at home, not only did our Savage World of Flash Gordon™ Roleplaying Game Kickstarter totally annihilate the original $15,000 goal within its first hour, it is showing no signs of stopping!
That means since last Tuesday, a number of incredible stretch goals have been unlocked for supporters including a selection of all-new metal miniatures (both heroes and villains of Mongo), printed Cliffhanger cards, a gorgeous new print map of Mongo, form-fillable “table tent” cards and character journals, pre-generated archetypes, and lots more! Looking ahead, we’ve got Flash Gordon™ bookmarks, figure flats, combat charts, and even full-color propaganda prints for your game room walls, all ready and waiting to be unlocked.
We also recently announced that actor, Marine, and Savior of the Universe himself, Sam J. Jones (star of the 1980 Dino De Laurentiis Flash Gordon™ film) will be contributing a foreword to the game.
And in Update #4, we revealed a terrific new add-on in the form of a customizable, party-size airscout rocket model kit from our friends with Impudent Mortal, perfectly suited for our official Flash Gordon™ miniatures.
Join the fight for Mongo today and pledge your support for the Savage World of Flash Gordon™ Roleplaying Game for Savage Worlds, now on Kickstarter.
Ming… Must… FALL!
While we’re currently focusing a lot of our attention on the planet Mongo right now (check out the update on our Savage World of Flash Gordon™ Kickstarter above), there are lots of other deep space adventures awaiting you in the universe of The Last Parsec! Right now, save a pile of credits on The Last Parsec Collectors Box Set as part of our ongoing Holiday Sale! While this collection of products would normally cost $180 USD, right now, you can get it all for just $99.99!
This planet-size box set contains The Last Parsec Core (Softcover), The Last Parsec: Eris Beta V (Softcover), The Last Parsec: Leviathan (Softcover), The Last Parsec: Scientorium (Softcover), The Last Parsec: GM Screen & Enigma Equation Adventure, The Last Parsec: Map Set: Dropship/Freighter, The Last Parsec: Map Set: Pirate/Research Ship, The Last Parsec Double Action Decks, The Last Parsec Bennies (20), and The Last Parsec Dice Set.
And while you’re stuffing your shopping basket, be aware that our remaining, limited edition hardcover books (including Savage Tales of Horror (also on sale), Rippers Resurrected, and Rifts®) are truly limited, so if you want to add some of these to your collection (or give them as gifts), be sure to act NOW before they’re all just a memory!
Savage Mojo (Shaintar, Suzerain) isn’t a new Savage Worlds licensee but they’ve recently announced their Legends Awaken initiative, a two-part program to help great gamers experience great games.
First, the fine folks with Savage Mojo understand that many out there are suffering with physical, mental, and social limitations. Everyone with Savage Mojo has experienced the benefits of having a safe, understanding environment to game in, so they are always striving to make a safe space for all. Players looking for a great gaming environment and sympathetic Game Masters who would like to run some awesome games, may contact Clyde at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second part of their Legends Awaken initiative is bringing people together to make a living campaign. Savage Mojo’s goal is to make cool stories where you (the GMs and players) see your stories and characters play a role in future publications and your stories interweave with other gaming groups from all over the world. Sign up for the Legends Awaken initiative here, and to learn more be sure to join their Facebook page.
Gaming for a Cure is a fantastic organization that has been around for 11 years. Originally launched in 2006, it has grown into the focal point of supporting cancer awareness and research among the gaming community in Northern Michigan. The group, founded by Savage Worlds Facebook group member Jodie Brandt, started off with a focus on roleplaying and card games that then expanded to board games, tabletop wargames, and even video games. Members take great pride in the time and effort they donate to make Gaming for a Cure such a success.
Coming up December 9th, Gaming for a Cure is hosting a one-day winter gaming event for folks in the Traverse City, Michigan area. Not only will there be games, they will also have a wrapped Christmas present auction, as well as other prizes. Come support your loved ones who have lost their fight to cancer, and those who have survived this devastating disease, and become “a HERO of a different kind of war.”
First announced at Gen Con 2015 (time flies within the Imperial Vortex), The Savage World of Flash Gordon is now LIVE on Kickstarter!
Whether you’re a fan of the original Flash Gordon comic strips by the great Alex Raymond, you grew up watching the classic film serials starring Buster Crabbe, or you occasionally strike a Freddie Mercury pose and break into the theme song to the 1980 movie whenever someone mentions the word “flash,” The Savage World of Flash Gordon is for you.
The Savage World of Flash Gordon features nine new playable races, new Edges and Hindrances, brand-new Mongo-Tech gear, new Powers, vehicles (and yes, it does include rocket cycles), Savage Tales, and pages-upon-pages of dastardly villains and ferocious beasts! The Savage World of Flash Gordon also introduces a brand-new setting rule we call… The Cliffhanger!
Along with the 192-page core rulebook, we’re also unleashing the 192-page Kingdoms of Mongo sourcebook packed with all-new information about Mongo’s greatest kingdoms from the dreaded jungles of Arboria to the frozen wastes of Frigia and from Sky City, home of the Hawkmen to the hidden wilderness of Valkr. This volume also features all-new equipment and weapons, adversaries, and Savage Tales aplenty.
And if that weren’t enough, we’re also offering a gorgeous, Tri-Fold Game Master Screen with a 32-page epic adventure, custom Flash Gordon Bennies, dice, full-color poster maps, Action Decks, and so much more!
Strap yourselves down and get ready to rocket into thrilling adventures on the planet of Mongo! Check out the Kickstarter for The Savage World of Flash Gordon today and catch Flash Gordon Brand Manager, Scott Woodard on The Happy Jack’s RPG Podcast LIVE this Friday (November 24th) starting at 8pm Pacific!