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A full-color re-imagining of the popular indie sword-and-sorcery tabletop RPG, Savage Kingdoms, set in a dark and gritty fantasy world.
A full-color re-imagining of the popular indie sword-and-sorcery tabletop RPG, Savage Kingdoms, set in a dark and gritty fantasy world.
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A FULL-COLOR RE-IMAGINING OF THE CORE RULEBOOK & MORE

A potential design for the new cover
A potential design for the new cover

 

Savage Kingdoms is the brain child of Mike Yow, a long-time RPGer, dabbling game designer, and professional actor. First published in 2014, Savage Kingdoms: Reforged - this current project - is a full-color reimagining of not only the core rulebook, but the entire game line to come. In addition to full interior color and more artwork, the rules system has been tweaked and tightened up a bit, though perhaps not quite enough to warrant the moniker of "2nd Edition".

The full-color SK logo by Mike Maurer
The full-color SK logo by Mike Maurer

Set in a gritty, original, sword-and-sorcery world, Fire In The Head Productions will need some assistance in raising the funds for producing this full-color 500 to 540-page tome, complete with updated rules, color interior, original art, and sleek layout which covers the entire known SK world. For those of you who might recall the original game line, this will combine the original core rulebook and The Savage East campaign expansion supplement in one complete volume.

WHERE THE FUNDS WILL GO

Since full-color printing can be quite expensive, we need your help in making this re-realized dream come true - a beautiful core rulebook worthy of such an evocative setting. If our funding goal is met, most of this will go toward paying the graphic designer, the artists, and of course, final publishing. 

Duergar Mine Entrance - An art piece that may be included in the new book
Duergar Mine Entrance - An art piece that may be included in the new book

As the creator and author, I'm not as concerned about my own pay, much preferring to see the product come to fruition, grow, and bring smiles to gamer-faces. Besides, a successful book can always generate royalties that aren't half-bad.

Map of the Cymredd region in the West
Map of the Cymredd region in the West

WHERE THE PROJECT IS RIGHT NOW

At present, the Reforged core rulebook is about 99% written, and therefore needing final editing, proofing, art insertion, and then printing itself. As such, the product is planned on being completely realized and out in people's hands by August. Then game shelves, or virtual print-on-demand, by late August or September. A second project in the game line, The Savage Bestiary, is also mostly written and designed and should be ready for general delivery by October (although certain levels of our Kickstarter Backers will receive it before everyone else!). Other things planned down the line are a Game Master's Guidebook, a GM Screen, Adventure Modules, and potentially other future products.

BE A PART OF AN AMAZING SYSTEM & SETTING!

With your monetary and word-of-mouth support, we'll be able to get this incredible RPG system out into the public again - we're still quite proud of the original rules set, but this new re-imagining will take Savage Kingdoms to an even higher tier of imagination, gritty action, and story-telling excellence. Our sincerest thanks in advance for your support!

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Risks and challenges

As we all know, life in this mortal coil is not perfect and stuff occasionally happens. Thus, as with all crowd-funding projects, or anything based mostly on good faith, there is always a chance the something goes awry and the project simply stagnates or even dies.

However, as mentioned above, the Reforged core rulebook is pretty much complete, needing little more than final proofing and final layout. As such, there is virtually no risked involved in receiving this product and, ultimately, seeing it on bookshelves or print-on-demand sites. Most of the Rewards are either ready to go as well, or very nearly so, and so short of some major world catastrophe, all Rewards should be in Backers hands, on time, with only the minimal of hitches.

Fire In The Head Productions has already funded and delivered upon two previous Kickstarters in the fairly recent past. Admittedly, there was a slight tardiness in some deliveries - mostly out-of-country shipping delays - but all Rewards were, as far as our research and feedback as stated, have been delivered in these past Kickstarter projects. In fact, we actually sent bonus Rewards out to many Backers, things like additional maps, adventures, and GM Screen inserts.

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    Nomad

    As a Nomad of the Savage Kingdoms, you receive your name in the credits of the core rulebook as well as our undying admiration!

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    Sorcerer

    At the Sorcerer level, you receive a Savage Kingdoms T-shirt (three-color logo on black), a PDF of the core rulebook, your name in the credits of said book, and our undying gratitude.

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    Knight

    As a Knight of the realms, you receive a PDF of the upcoming Savage Bestiary, a Savage Kingdoms T-shirt (three-color logo on black), a PDF of the core rulebook, your name in the credits of said volume, and our undying gratitude.

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    Acolyte

    As an Acolyte of one of the mysterious sects of the Savage Kingdoms, you receive a hardcover copy of the full-color core rulebook, your name in the Credits of said tome, and our undying gratitude.

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    High Priest

    At the High Priest level, you receive a full-color hardcover of the core rulebook, a PDF of the upcoming Savage Bestiary, a SK T-shirt (three-color logo on black), a PDF of the core rulebook, your name in the credits of said tome, and our undying gratitude.

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    Champion

    As a Champion of the Savage Kingdoms, you a 20-page Adventure Module with customized NPC of your choice, a full-color hardcover core rulebook, a PDF of the upcoming Savage Bestiary, a SK T-shirt (three-color logo on black), a PDF of the core rulebook, your name in the credits of said codex, and our undying gratitude.

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    Warlord

    As a Warlord of the many realms, you receive a full-color softcover of the core rulebook, a 20-page Adventure Module with customized NPC, a full-color hardcover core rulebook, a PDF of the upcoming Savage Bestiary, a SK T-shirt (three-color logo on black), a PDF of the core rulebook, your name in the credits of said librum, and our undying and unalterable gratitude.

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    Reaver

    As a Reaver, an alternate of the Warlord level, your receive two hardcover copies of the full-color core rulebook, a PDF of the core rulebook, your name in the credits of said tome, a PDF of the upcoming Savage Bestiary, and our undying and unyielding gratitude.

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    Emperor

    As an Emperor of the Savage Kingdoms, and doubtless beyond, you receive a full-color poster map of the known SK world, a Savage Kingdoms ball cap (logo on front), a full-color softcover core rulebook, a 20-page Adventure Module with customized NPC, a full-color hardcover core rulebook, a PDF of the upcoming Savage Bestiary, a SK T-shirt (three-color logo on black), a PDF of the core rulebook, your name in the credits of said tome of awesomeness, and our undying gratitude and eternal worship.

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