The purpose of this Kickstarter is to fund a professional print run of A5-sized character sheet pads. The pads are officially licensed for use with the Savage Worlds roleplaying game. Their design is based on the character sheet that appears in the back of the Savage Worlds Explorer's Edition rulebook.
The character sheets will be professionally litho printed, and will come as board-backed pads of 25 sheets glued along the top edge. Once the basic funding goal is met a PDF of the character sheet will be released as a FREE download on DriveThru/RPGNow.com. Whilst the sheets may be printed on a home printer, you will be hard pressed to match the crisp output of a printing press, which really makes a difference on sheets of this size.
£500 Stretch Goal: Business Card Character Sheets
If the project raises £500+ I will print thousands of business card-sized, mini-Character Sheets. The cards will be double-sided with stats and skills on the front, and equipment and weapons on the back. They will measure 87mm wide by 49mm high.
Backers pledging for 3 pads of sheets will receive 10 cards, those pledging for 5 or 8 pads will receive 20 cards, and the 10 pad pledgers will get 30 cards. Additional cards may also be added to any pledge level at a cost of £4.00 per 100 including UK delivery, or £6.00 per 100 including Overseas delivery.
UPDATE: 16th May, Now that we've reached the main goal I've released the sheet as a free PDF at RPGNow.com. This is handy as it lets prospective and existing backers get a really good close up view of it. You can also try printing them at home, although I have to repeat my warning that they will not look as nice as the litho printed pads that we are funding. Here's a link to the product page: http://www.rpgnow.com/product/114637/Savage-Worlds-A5-Character-Sheet
The pads will be packed in card mailing envelopes for protection. In the UK they will be posted by Royal Mail, Second Class post. For overseas backers they will be sent by Airmail.
Although 10 is the maximum number of pads that may be pledged for via Kickstarter, if a club or retailer requires a larger quantity, I am happy to discuss it with them at the end of the funding period.
Risks and challenges
This is my third Kickstarter project this year. I will be using the same printer for this project as I did for my previous ones. My plan is to place the print order for the sheets the same day the funds hit my account, and to be mailing the printed pads out to backers 2 weeks later. If the project is very successful (over 200 backers), I will clear several full days in my schedule so the mailing process is not delayed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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