Fans of our Savage World of Solomon Kane Roleplaying Game will definitely want to check out the upcoming Kickstarter for the new Solomon Kane board game launching June 12th from Mythic Games!
This new narrative adventure board game is a highly innovative co-operative game of storytelling, resource management, and tactical miniatures play.
Players take the part of the invisible powers of good and light who aid Solomon Kane in his quest to overcome the forces of Darkness. Each player is one of the four Cardinal Virtues: Courage, Prudence, Temperance, and Justice, each with special powers that reflect their unique role.
And with a selection of exquisitely-detailed 35mm Solomon Kane minis, you can also add a variety of heroes and foes to your Solomon Kane RPG experience!
Check out the incredible teaser video today and get ready to walk the Path of Solomon Kane once again!
Attention, Freemen of Mongo!
The Pledge Manager for The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ Roleplaying Game closes tomorrow, May 30th and once it’s done, it’s done!
Preorder the Flash Gordon™ RPG Limited Edition Collector’s Box Set (Kickstarter Exclusive!), a sturdy premium cardboard case containing Limited Edition hardcover printings of The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ RPG and the Flash Gordon™ RPG: The Kingdoms of Mongo sourcebook, a landscape, trifold GM Screen plus adventure, two Combat Maps (each double-sided and wet–, dry–, and permanent marker–erasable) double Action Decks, Bennies, and a set of polyhedral dice.
The preorder is through our post-Kickstarter survey at PledgeManager.com, which allows late backers to join in the fun! At this reward level, you also get all the Flash Gordon™ PDFs and unlocked stretch goals including the Map of Mongo, Cliffhanger cards, bookmarks, a combat reference chart, pre-generated archetype characters, and two propaganda prints.
Also, check out all the stellar upgrades and add ons like the customizable Air Scout Rocket Ship model kit from our friends with Impudent Mortal. And the set of official Flash Gordon™ 28mm metal miniatures including Flash, Dale, Dr. Zarkov, Emperor Ming, Princess Aura, Barin, Vultan, and Thun, plus three Imperial Soldiers in different poses.
If you’ve been thinking of upgrading your existing Kickstarter pledge or joining the fight against Ming the Merciless now, visit the Pledge Manager today before it blasts off into the Imperial Vortex.
Long live, Flash!
Be sure to pick up the June issue of Tabletop Gaming Magazine for an exciting interview with Brand Manager Scott Woodard (Flash Gordon™, The Sixth Gun) all about The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ Roleplaying Game.
“Flash Gordon is back in a gloriously adventurous ah-ahhhhh-PG that pays tribute to the sci-fi hero, from his pulp origins in comic strips to the cult movie soundtracked by Queen. Writer Scott Woodard joins us to save the universe.”
Order Tabletop Gaming directly from their online store, and for those in the UK, find it in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, WHSmith, your favorite hobby stores, and local newsagents beginning May 30th. The magazine can also be downloaded as a digital edition on mobile and PC.
“Go Flash, Go!”
Greetings fellow Savages!
Scott Woodard here and I thought I would give you a brief report from the trenches about my experiences at KublaCon 2018.
For those unfamiliar with the event, KublaCon is a West Coast gaming convention held over Memorial Day Weekend in Burlingame, California, just a few miles from the heart of San Francisco. Since my very first KublaCon back in the early ’00s, this convention has grown quite a lot, increasing significantly in attendance and now offering events spread over three hotels. This year, I had two Savage Worlds games on the schedule for The Sixth Gun RPG and The Savage World of Flash Gordon™.
Friday afternoon the posse, on assignment from the Sword of Abraham, ventured into the New Mexico Bootheel in search of a mysterious “seeing stone” believed to be hidden somewhere near the Alamo Hueco Mountains. Of that group of players, few had previous experience with Savage Worlds and only one had read any of the terrific Sixth Gun comics from Oni Press, but despite that, they all embraced their characters and their unique abilities, and had a fantastic time facing the horrors of Mimihqueh: Temple of the Dead.
Sunday morning it was off to the planet Mongo for six other players, and while this enthusiastic group all had experience with Savage Worlds (allowing me to skip the brief explanation of the core mechanics), most really only knew of Flash Gordon™ from the 1980 movie. After opening the game by playing Queen’s unforgettable theme, the heroes were soon piloting rocket ships, investigating a rash of mysterious deaths in the kingdom of Valkr, and battling a terrifying, prehistoric beast in a cavern deep within Mount Dominance. This may well have been one of the most energetic sessions I’ve run in a long time and everyone had an absolute blast uncovering the secret of… The Deadly Dust!
Finally, Sunday afternoon had me on a panel titled Writing Professionally for the RPG Industry. An engaged audience gathered to listen to Pete Sauber of Savage Worlds licensee Ravendesk Games and myself chat about our backgrounds, experiences, and methodologies. As Ravendesk has published a Savage Setting of their own (Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla), it was quite the Savage hour!
If you’re a fan of RPGs, boardgames, miniatures, card games, LARPs, and more, I highly recommend the KublaCon Game Convention. I’ll see you all there in 2019!
We love it when people talk about Savage Worlds and recently James Leslie posted a really nice article in the Nerdarchy blog titled Savage Worlds: Exploring RPG Options Past the D&D Gateway.
Written primarily for those unfamiliar with Savage Worlds, Leslie covers everything from character creation to mechanics and gameplay. He also mentions a few of our many Savage Settings including Deadlands, Flash Gordon™, and Weird Wars, as well as a few titles from some of our licensees.
We don’t want to spoil it, so head on over to Nerdarchy today and give the article a read.
Just when you thought it was safe to saddle up and ride off into the desert, Pinnacle and Pine Box Entertainment are thrilled to announce that Too Tough To Die, a 224 card set for Doomtown Reloaded, will be pulling into the station in October of this year.
Hot on the heels of the fulfillment for There Comes a Reckoning, this set (featuring 56 new cards) for Doomtown Reloaded moves the story on to a whole new town—Tombstone, AZ—and introduces a new cast of characters while still building upon several existing themes.
Too Tough to Die will be ready for pre-order through the Pinnacle Store this summer, and it will also be available to retailers via Studio 2 Publishing. The wonderful people who supported the Kickstarter for There Comes a Reckoning should read this Kickstarter Update for more details.
Click here for more information and to take a sneak a peek at some of the upcoming cards, amigos!
Thanks to many of you, our Booster Kickstarter for Lankhmar: Savage Seas of Nehwon was a smashing success!
For those who missed out on all the excitement, our brief Kickstarter focused on the Savage Seas of Nehwon, a brand new sourcebook for Lankhmar: City of Thieves for Savage Worlds.
Savage Seas of Nehwon contains everything a Game Master needs to create incredible tales of high sea-based adventures for Lankhmar or ANY fantasy Savage Setting. It includes overviews of the various seas and Lankhmar’s docks and harbors, new Setting Rules, statistics for the various ocean-going vessels of Nehwon, a complete adventure generator, a selection of sea-based Savage Tales, new denizens of the deep, and much more!
We’ve also got some incredible add ons and rewards coming your way including a set of four 28mm metal miniatures, character archetypes, Table Tents, One Sheet adventures, and A Night of Blood and Teeth by Shane Hensley, an adventure hearkening back to the one he wrote for the 1996 Dungeons & Dragons box set!
If you missed out on the Kickstarter, hang onto your rilks. We’ll release the Savage Seas of Nehwon PDF here on the site once the Kickstarter backers have theirs. Later we’ll post about the pledge manager survey and invite late backers to join us for the physical rewards (and get comp PDFs of the printed material, plus the Booster Rewards). So keep one eye open—it’s a good habit to have in the City of Thieves anyway—for all our Lankhmar updates.
And be sure to check out the fascinating article Gaming in the World of Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser that traces things back to the birth of fantasy roleplaying all the way up to Lankhmar: Savage Seas of Nehwon! Find this article over on Unbound Worlds, a website dedicated to the literary worlds of science fiction and fantasy.
The high seas of Nehwon are almost ready for you and your crew of heroes and rogues!
Flash Gordon™ wants YOU to join in the fight against Ming the Merciless!
You have until May 30th to get in on the Pledge Manager and order one of our amazing bundles like the incredible Savior of the Universe Box Set. This sturdy premium cardboard case contains Limited Edition hardcover printings of The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ RPG and Flash Gordon™ RPG: The Kingdoms of Mongo, a landscape, trifold GM Screen plus adventure, two Combat Maps (each double-sided and wet–, dry–, and permanent marker–erasable) double Action Decks, Bennies, and a set of polyhedral dice. At this reward level, you also get all the Flash Gordon™ PDFs and unlocked stretch goals including the Map of Mongo, new Cliffhanger cards, bookmarks, a combat reference chart, pre-generated archetype characters, and two propaganda prints for your game room walls!
And while you’re there, be sure to check out all the stellar upgrades and add ons like the customizable Air Scout Rocket Ship model kit from our friends with Impudent Mortal. And as every rocket ship needs a crew (as well as a few enemies to fight), order official Flash Gordon™ 28mm metal miniatures including Flash, Dale, Dr. Zarkov, Emperor Ming, Princess Aura, Barin, Vultan, Thun, plus three Imperial Soldiers in different poses.
You only have until May 30th to pledge your support for Flash and the Freemen of Mongo—whether you were with us in the Kickstarter or just joining the fight now. Visit the Pledge Manager for The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ RPG today!
This weekend (Memorial Day weekend here in the United States), find Scott Woodard (Brand Manager and Writer of The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ and The Sixth Gun RPG) at KublaCon 2018 in Burlingame, CA!
Scott will be running all-new, original adventures for The Sixth Gun and Flash Gordon™. You’ll also find him sitting on the Writing Professionally for the RPG Industry panel on Sunday afternoon at 4pm.
KublaCon is the West Coast’s largest gaming convention, with over 96 hours of non-stop gaming fun including several Savage Worlds games.
Hope to see you there and don’t be surprised if a burly, fur-clad barbarian occasionally crosses your path, raises a mighty club, and shouts “Kubla” at the top of his lungs!
The gang from Savage Worlds licensee Just Insert Imagination (Winter Eternal, The Mutation Deck) is making you an offer you can’t refuse. No, seriously, you can’t, because it’s absolutely FREE!
For fans of gangster, crime, and heist films from the 1990s and 2000s like Casino, Reservoir Dogs, and The Big Lebowski, Wiseguys is the Savage setting for you, no questions asked. We mean it, pally.
Wiseguys is an organized crime tool kit and Las Vegas Mob setting. You play as a gangster or a Las Vegas personality looking for money and power while evading the Law and dealing with the politics of the criminal Underworld.
Perform daring heists, take over rival gangs, extend your network, hunt down rats, take part in spectacular chases, and then kick back and enjoy a nice, friendly game of Poker. But don’t forget to dig a few holes out in the desert. Lots and lots of holes.
The Wiseguys: Demo Kit, available for free from DriveThruRPG, is a 50-page PDF preview of the upcoming setting book. Contained within its pages is a primer for an alternate Las Vegas of the ’90s, anecdotes, as well as new Setting Rules, Edges, and Hindrances. Fugazi, an introductory “misadventure,” along with six pregenerated characters, complete this free, illustrated preview that’s sure to leave you begging for more!