About this project
Want to know what Super Powers Unleashed is about? Check out the 14 page Preview-doc, which gives 15 power examples, Genre Rules examples, and more. Get it at Google Docs.
Physical Copies: Printing + Shipping
Before we get started on what the Kickstarter books will contain, we want to make this clear upfront (and it’s also in the reward tiers). Backers will be paying for printing + shipping on physical books, which will be fulfilled via OneBookShelf. Do not include the printing cost in your Kickstarter pledge amount. You will pay that separately to OneBookShelf when you complete the order for the print titles that you will be sent via email once the books are finished.
The estimated print cost for each book is as follows (rounded-up to the nearest dollar):
Super Powers Unleashed (softcover): $5.00
Super Powers Unleashed (hardcover, Kickstarter Exclusive): $9.00
Little Tin God (softcover, Kickstarter Exclusive): $5.00
Little Tin God (hardcover, Kickstarter Exclusive): $9.00
Exclusive Kickstarter Print Editions
Super Powers Unleashed (hardcover) and Little Tin God (both softcover and hardcover) are Kickstarter Exclusives. Super Powers Unleashed will only be retail available in PDF and softcover, and Little Tin God in retail PDF only.
Super Powers Unleashed
Page Count: Approximately 96-128 pages
Print Size: 8.5”x 11”
Designed entirely around the Savage Worlds system from Pinnacle Entertainment Group, Super Powers Unleashed not only gives you an extensive set of power rules for creating your own comic book roleplaying series, but also maintains the fundamentals of Savage Worlds, focusing on ease of play and fast, furious fun.
Some of what you’ll find within the book:
- Series and setting creation rules. Choose the power level and tone of your series, which directly effects how powerful your heroes are at the beginning of Issue #1, and also determines beginning Bennies and how long injuries take to heal.
- Over 100 ready-made super-powers that can be customized with special effects and limitations.
- Full super-science invention rules.
- Super team rules, including team based Hindrances and Edges. Expand your team and send the roster on missions which might help or hinder your characters in the main story.
- A comprehensive chapter on designing and running comic book style stories at the table.
- Collateral damage rules. Use the environment to avoid taking personal injury, but doing so could have negative consequences on the story.
Little Tin God (Mega-Adventure)
Page Count: Approximately 96 pages
Print Size: 8.5”x 11”
Little Tin God is designed to plug-in to any existing campaign world, allowing you to run it directly with your own homebrew setting.
The story begins with a series of strange attacks in the player-characters' city of operations, and quickly expands to propel them across the multiverse and into a final confrontation against Intellitron: an artifical intelligence with the power of a god. Along the way, the heroes will visit other versions of Earth in a race to assemble a team, face unimaginable opposition, and battle to save the entire multiverse.
Add-On: Extra Print Copies
Want extra print copies of Super Powers Unleashed or Little Tin God? Simply add +$5 per softcover or +$10 per hardcover (add-on amount does NOT include printing + shipping).
Please note that extra copies are offered at a steep discount and can't be used to game the system. To be eligible for extra copies of a particular book, you must already be a Backer of at least the tier level that offers that print book title and format as a reward.
For example: PDF only backers cannot add-on print editions via this offer, nor could softcover backers add-on a hardcover. But hardcover backers could add-on softcover or hardcover.
Add-On: Daring Entertainment in Savage Worlds
Missing some of our other Savage Worlds game products? Add them on during this Kickstarter and get them below MSRP.
War of the Dead: Alternate Beginnings (Adventures 1-6) PDF: $4
War of the Dead: Alternate Beginnings (Adventures 1-6) PDF + Print: $8 (plus $4 printing)
War of the Dead: The Paper Dead: $4
World of the Dead PDF: $7
World of the Dead PDF + Print: $12 (plus $7 printing)
World of the Dead: Wheels of the Dead: $4
Hellbrood: Countdown to Invasion PDF: $5
Hellbrood: Countdown to Invasion Print + PDF: $10 (plus $5 printing)
You can check out those Savage Worlds products at http://www.rpgnow.com/browse/pub/2604/Daring-Entertainment?term=daring+&test_epoch=0
Add-on: War of the Dead Hardcovers
These books collect the entire line of War of the Dead chapters into two hardcover volumes, broken down into two chapters (26 adventures) per volume.
The books retail at a MSRP of $40 plus shipping, and are offered here for an approximate total of $30 plus shipping (remember, you pay the printing cost when you complete the order with OneBookShelf). Backers pay printing + shipping as normal.
Each volume is an approximate $12 printing cost, and is 8.5 x 11 in size. Volume One has approximately 240 pages, with Volume Two running approximately 280 pages. To receive the War of the Dead Hardcover volumes, add +$18 per volume to your Backer Level total.
War of the Dead: Volume One, hardcover: $18 (plus $12 printing)
War of the Dead: Volume Two, hardcover: $18 (plus $12 printing)
Each time a Stretch Goal is unlocked, every Backer of $10 or more automatically gets the PDF added to their rewards. There's nothing else you have to do.
If you are due a physical copy of a stretch goal (based on any physical copies you were originally due from your Kickstarter Backer level), the process will work the same as for all other physical rewards. You will be required to pay printing and shipping cost via OneBookShelf, thereby receiving a deep discount off the retail MSRP (since you're getting these Stretch Goal books purely at the print + shipping cost).
$8,000: The first stretch goal is called Daring's Most Wanted, and is an NPC compendium book of 32 villains to add to your campaign. Each villain has multiple stat options with additional GM customization tips for tailoring them to your series.
The physical book will be black-and-white interior, 8.5”x11”, and run approximately 64-96 pages (depends on whether layout will need two or three pages for each character). Estimated print cost for the softcover is $5.00 USD, and $9.00 for an exclusive hardcover. The estimated print cost covers the entire page count range mentioned above.
$16,500: A focal point of super-human activity, Sentinel City goes into production. The setting book details dozens of districts, locations, factions, organizations, and story elements, but leaves plenty of slots open to be customized by your group. Sentinel City is playable both on its own, and as a city plug-in for your existing series.
The physical book will be black-and-white interior, 8.5”x11”, and is expected to run approximately 256 pages. Estimated print cost for the softcover is $8.00 USD, and $13.00 for an exclusive hardcover
$20,000: Whether you're a hero fighting crime or a villain trying to stay one-step ahead, Inside Solitaire takes you deep inside a maximum security super-villain prison. Written by John Polojac (who's worked on both Wild Cards and DC Adventures from Green Ronin Publishing), Inside Solitaire includes details on life inside the Solitaire Island Federal Prison, the Null Therapy where a villain can undergo experimentation to remove his powers in exchange for a shorter sentence, dark conspiracies, secret organizations, and detailed maps. The book is chocked full of villain NPCs to toss at your heroes, whether the heroes are inside investigating one of the conspiracies, or the villains have done the near impossible— and escaped!
The physical book will be black-and-white interior, 8.5”x11”, and is expected to run approximately 96 pages. Estimated print cost for the softcover is $5.00 USD, and $9.00 for an exclusive hardcover.
How Much is Already Done?
All that remains of the manuscripts is a final proofing pass (which is always done one more time after a Kickstarter funds, just be safe), and then it goes off to the editors.
Since we already have a vast library of super-hero artwork from 12 years in the industry (having done super-heroic products for Mutants & Masterminds, Savage Worlds, and Fate), we’re going to be using artwork from our existing library in Super Powers Unleashed, so time-wise the only thing that remains is the cover artwork and layout to get done.
Stretch Goals will be released as they are ready, beginning in 2018
Risks and challenges
We've been in the writing and publishing industries for nearly 25 years and in the RPG business for over a decade, and have produced successful products both with and without Kickstarter.
Those years have given us the experience to know what it takes to get a product to market. While sometimes release schedule delays are inevitable, Daring Entertainment has never failed to produce and release a book once money has been committed by our customers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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