About this project
SWORDS AND SAVAGERY: THE SAVAGE EAST CAMPAIGN EXPANSION
The Savage East is the first softcover supplement for the Savage Kingdoms heroic sword-and-sorcery RPG, a campaign setting expansion guide that will introduce the exotic cultures, geography, and creatures of the East and South. The core rulebook, which focused primarily on the West, received excellent acclaim and feedback and is currently in the process of publication, while the Savage Bestiary - a PDF-only project for the time being - is also soon in coming.
WHAT'S NEED FROM YOU, THE SWORD-AND-SORCERY RPG FAN
As the processes of artwork, layout, writing, editing, and publication can be costly, funds are needed in order to fully realize this project. The Kickstarter campaign for the core rulebook was successful, but due to the above-mentioned expenses, little money remains to fuel The Savage East. As such, we need your help to continue producing this unique game-line, beloved by players at major conventions, game shoppes, home campaigns, and online virtual tabletops such as Roll20.
THE EAST AND BEYOND!
After The Savage East, Fire In The Head Productions has even further plans for Savage Kingdoms RPG supplements, including adventure modules, a spells and talent expansion book, and even a series of compelling paperback novels. And though this campaign focuses solely on The Savage East setting expansion, it's always good to know that SK plans to be around a lot longer.
MAKING IT SO: THE NEXT STEP
Writing on The Savage East expansion supplement has already begun, so what's needed next - in addition to completing the writing - is hiring an artists (or artists), graphic designer, editor, and the usual suspects. Funds are therefore not only needed to pay for these services, but also for the physical printing, mailing (for Rewards too), distribution, and minor promotional expenses. Again, something you, the heroic dark fantasy fan, can help us with, and in return, awesome Backer Rewards and an excellent product!
Risks and challenges
RISKS, CHALLENGES, AND END REWARDS
As with virtually all projects, particularly in the publishing and indie game design industries, there are risks, challenges, problems, situations, and enigmas. But as such, there are solutions too, because we're committed to the Savage Kingdoms RPG line. To wit, printing companies, online banking services, distribution and shipping, and all matter of possibilities can conspire to slow down, and sometimes, even hobble a project. Stuff happens, and usually does. But again, commitment, conviction, and creativity can, and will, rise above even these scenarios and, in if so, will only cause The Savage East to be even better in its content and overall delivery.
THE CURRENT STATE OF THINGS
At the time of this writing, late September 2014, most of the Backer Rewards have been delivered on the original Savage Kingdoms core rulebook project (funded in May 2014). The only Rewards lacking are the softcover physical copies - very close to final printing (proof copies were completed not long ago) - and the Savage Bestiary, a Stretch Goal Reward. However, this purely PDF product is very nearly completed and will then be distributed to all our awesome and more-than-deserving Backers. As such, T-shirts, map files, character sheet files, and the full PDF of the core rulebook have already been distributed several moons ago in a timely manner. And while we might be slightly behind in the full delivery of all promised Rewards and products, overall we've been quite swift in our turn-around, particularly for a tiny, new company consisting, primarily, of one person and a few "part-time" assistants. In fact, one Backer in particular had written us to inform us that we've been quicker on turn-around than all the 20+ other Kickstarter projects to which he had contributed. Great news, at least for us!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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