About this project
A FULL-COLOR RE-IMAGINING OF THE CORE RULEBOOK & MORE
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".
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.
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.
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!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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