A Update with Good News and Bad News
As the Nocturnal Team has prepared to fulfill this Kickstarter, some information has become apparent.
We're going to speak plainly for a moment: The amount of orders required to justify the expense of printing and creating the Savage Worlds and Pathfinder editions of Talislanta: The Savage Land is unsustainable for Stewart's estate and the future of Nocturnal Media.
The volume of orders we received was simply not high enough to justify the enormous cost of paying the rules designers for the conversion, the print run for these books, and cost of two-stage fulfillment. In good conscience, the Nocturnal team can't recommend that the estate layout the necessary funds.
Anyone who signed up for a Savage Worlds or Pathfinder book has two options:
- You can switch your book to a different ruleset in BackerKit. (This is an option for everyone, if backers who got all five wanted to double up on some rulesets for gifts or similar).
- Alternatively, we will refund pledges for those backers who no longer want TSL (or need to be downgraded to a lower level). This refund will be issued at 90% of the pledge total (or total change to the pledge). (As a note: 90% of your pledge total is the amount Nocturnal Media received after the credit card and Kickstarter fees).
We would encourage you to switch to a new edition if it interests you (we think TSL is a fantastic game and setting, and we don't want anyone to miss out), but we completely understand why a refund might be an option for folks.
If you have questions, you can email Alan at firstname.lastname@example.org. To issue refunds, we'll provide you with a form you can fill out in the next few days. Thank you for your patience as we attempted to find solutions that would salvage these situations. We're very sad we have to take this path, and it's not something we decided on lightly.
On a more positive note, the good news is that final editing and layout have begun on all three versions of the book (5e, OpenD6 and Original), and we're estimating that we'll have the first finished PDF versions ready in 4-5 weeks. For an advance look at the first finished pages of TSL, see below.
Thanks again for your patience and understanding.
- Steve Sechi & The Nocturnal Media Team