The Pelion Report for Olympus Inc: a Savage Worlds setting
Where special ops, espionage, alchemy, demigods, mythical beings and modern day collide.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, October 10 2018 1:00 AM UTC +00:00.
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Welcome to the Kickstarter for The Pelion Report. Thanks for checking us out! This is the Kickstarter for the second setting book for Olympus Inc. Just to be clear you need both the original Olympus Inc book(Need a copy? Look above for "Add-Ons") and the Savage Worlds core rulebook to play. For a test drive of the Savage Worlds rules, click here
So what is the world of Olympus Inc like? I’m glad you asked! Unlike most settings that have tackled the concept of demigods in the modern world, we are a bit different. Olympus, Inc answers the question of what would happen if the Olympians were kicked out of the heavens by Gaia and the Titans ruled instead.
After she ejected them from the heavens, Gaia was also kind enough to use the Lethe River to cause all humans to forget that the Olympians existed. This nearly killed the Olympians, who began to fade away. However, the Olympians realized that they could draw from our obsession with the almighty dollar and gain power. Therefore, the Olympians traded their stone temples for towers of glass and steel. They formed the world's largest corporations. Now the Titans and Olympians fight a battle for control of the Heavens and Earth with each wielding incredible power. In the midst of all of this are normal humans who are asleep to everything that is around them.
Gaia has put a few rules in place to ensure that the Titans and Olympians don't tear each other apart as well as the rest of the inhabitants on Earth. This safeguard is known as the Nemesis Effect. The Nemesis Effect prohibits the use of visible supernatural abilities in front of sleepers (normal mortals). It also prohibits mythical creatures from appearing in front of a sleeper in their true form. If anyone breaks the rules, the Goddess Nemesis punishes them. It can be anything from being wracked with intense pain to death. It really depends on the severity of the infraction.
Therefore, the Titans and Olympians fight a secret proxy war in a world identical to our own. However, most humans don't know that the gods exist and they certainly don't know that monsters and demigods with superhuman abilities roam the earth.
The Pelion Report is slated to be roughly 120 pages and adds to the already rich Olympus Inc setting by presenting five new Paragon bloodlines (Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Hephaestus and Hera) and two new Demihuman bloodlines (Cyclospawn and Centaur). Like the Minospawn presented in our first book, Cyclospawn are human size versions of their mythical cousins. In the case of Cyclospawn, each member of this bloodline is a human size Cyclops.
Each of the new bloodlines has its own set of powers. In the case of the Paragon bloodlines, the book presents new corporations and subsidiaries that reflect the parent Olympian's spheres of influence. Not to be forgotten, The Pelion Report also presents new powers for existing bloodlines as well. On the Titan side, we do present new corporations that GMs can utilize to make life more interesting for their players.
Along with new bloodlines and powers, the book contains a plethora of new edges and hindrances as well as new NPCs, IMBs Slosi and more! In addition to new equipment and weapons, The Pelion Report has rules for working with Orichalcum. Skilled PCs can infuse Orichalcum with properties that allow them to craft better weapons, equipment, ammunition and more!
As far as artwork is concerned, we plan to use a combination of top-notch color and B&W artwork. To get a taste for the feel and some of the crunch and the artwork in The Pelion Report, check out the sneak peek available through DrivethruRPG.com. Click here to take a look!
In our stretch goals, you may notice some minor Greek deities listed. Minor deities do not have Paragon bloodlines. Instead, they have powers that Protean bloodlines can draw from. We wanted to do something to make the Protean bloodline more appealing to players and this is one way that we have envisioned to do this. Minor deities have a much shorter list of associated bloodline powers than their Paragon counterparts, but these powers are still quite interesting and effective. In addition, minor deities don't have their own corporate conglomerates. Instead, many spearhead subsidiaries under the control of one of the major Greek deities.
Gilbert is an experienced Tabletop RPG writer with several projects to his credit including Mythos and related supplements, Olympus Inc and Rockopolis. In addition, he has contributed to several projects such as Buccaneer: Through Hell and High Water, the Thrilling Tales line and Kung Fu Adventures.
Charles White-Charles is the Co-Founder of Fabled Environments, the publisher of Olympus Inc, Buccaneer: Through Hell and High Water and the soon to be released Monster Hunters Club. In addition, Charles also has several projects to his credit including Ultimate Medieval Guide: Knights Templar, Olympus Inc and several other modules. He has contributed on Buccaneer: Through Hell and High Water and has written articles for Savage Insider and Misfit Studios.
Karl is an incredibly talented graphic designer who first found fame in the RPG community with the incredible character sheets and props he created for his own games. Karl is the graphic designer on: Pinnacle Entertainment's updated rulebook, Dog House Rules: Frontier Towns: Fort Griffin Savaged, Savaged Six Guns: The James-Younger Gang, the upcoming Trailer Park Shark Attack and Yellow Piece Games: Buccaneer: Savage Adventures Bundle Volume 1. Karl has also crafted custom character sheets for Olympus Inc, Buccaneer: Through Hell and High Water and Mythic Gazetteer: Blackwood.
It would be easier to say what Scott hasn't done. He has his own IMDB entry! Scott is best known in the Savage Worlds community for his work on The Savage World of Flash Gordon and Sixth Gun, but he has done so much more! He has written 3 Dr. Who audio dramas, has edited over 75 published RPG products and has authored numerous other projects.
John is the author of the Ennie-Nominated adventure, Cake Walk and the upcoming prequel, Bizzarecade. In addition he has done the conversion work for Thunderscape: World of Aden and has crafted an adventure for Weird Wars: Rome.
Sean is a Lead Developer on Rifts for Savage Worlds. His previous works include contributions to Steamscapes: Asia for Four-in-Hand Games and Accursed: World of Morden for Melior Via as well as editing for Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Wrath & Glory. Along with these projects, Sean has written several RPG adventures.
John is yet another industry veteran that we are proud to have on board to write a stretch goal adventure! He is the force behind Accursed and Thin Blue Line for Savsge Worlds. His body of work is extensive. He has worked on products for Shadowrun, Rogue Trader, Star Wars RPG line and so much more.
ETU: Horror For The Holidays, Deadlands: All The Purdy Little Horses and Deadlands: The Taxidermist's Tail are just some of the projects that Owen has worked on. The latest project that Owen has worked on, ETU's new Study Abroad book, is due out soon.
Curtis' body of work is extensive. He is best known for his work on several of the books in the Suzerain line: Noir Knights, Millennium Knights, Shanghai Vampocalypse and Caladon Falls as well as his work on Interface Zero. In addition, he has written several One-Sheet adventures and articles. Outside of the Savage Worlds community, he has worked on projects such as Realms of Wor (for Swords & Wizardry), Adventurers! and Zombies Ate My Baby!
Wen is a talented newer force in the RPG community. He has done work on Wrath & Glory and Torg Eternity Living Land from UNA, One Child's Heart from Unicorn Motorcycle Games, and [NM 156] from Post World Game.
All digital rewards will be fulfilled via DriveThruRPG. In addition, DriveThruRPG will also fulfill the print orders for this Kickstarter. Whether softcover or hardcover, the book will be 6"x9" and come in around 120 pages.
Risks and challenges
Things can always happen and projects can get delayed. However, we have most of the writing completed on the project and we have also playtested most of the material. We have some incredible artists on board and one of the best graphic designers in the industry on our team doing our layout.
Fabled Environments has delivered three previous kickstarters and we are confident that we can make this the fourth. We pledge to be fully transparent throughout this process!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter