There Has Come a Reckoning...
Our first Kickstarter has been an amazing experience. We thought we'd make the funding amount, but would have been happy to exceed it by 10-15%. We had a few stretch goals lined up and we thought they were pretty ambitious.
All of our expectations were achieved. Over and over again. We're almost 1500 percent backed. One thousand five hundred percent more love than we hoped for. It's hard for us to comprehend that level of support. Even with the relatively high cost each pledge comes with (because we're giving so much with each pledge) there's still plenty left over to help us with our other projects (and we have LOTS!!!)
We had so much fun--creating the world, interacting with our first Mayor--James McKendrew (who became our biggest supporter in more ways than one)--talking over the backgrounds of our first Night Stalker (a creepy Whateley, no less!), adding in the new cities for the Companion, adding Ken Hite to the team, and watching Cheyenne turn the audio drama into a thing of beauty.
We also learned a lot. Like just how many people out there didn't know Deadlands was still around! For you folks, we're thrilled to welcome you BACK...and let you know there are a ton of Deadlands Reloaded books available RIGHT NOW if you're interested. Follow that link and take a look--and remember we're sending you the PDF of the Savage Worlds Deluxe core rules as soon as the Kickstarter is over and we get the info from Amazon, so you can saddle up and ride right into the Weird West immediately! (Please give us a little time here--it's a big complicated job and we haven't seen what Amazon gives us just yet.)
Here's our latest release for Deadlands the Weird West...Guess Who's Coming to Donner? and next week should see the release of the long-awaited Return to Manitou Bluff!
We also want to make sure new Deadlanders know about the recent comics done by our friends at Visionary. Explore the Weird West through the eyes of a mad scientist, a mute bounty-hunter, the vengeful daughter of Raven, and Billy the Kid! You can buy digital copies of the issues right from Pinnacle or find your favorite digital comic venue at the Visionary Comics site.
You can also pre-order a convention special edition trade paperback collection of all 5 one-shots in one fantastic volume, featuring exclusive new shorts by Shane Hensley and Matt Cutter with stats and creatures you can use in your Deadlands game!
Books will be shipped direct or you can pick them up at GenCon or Baltimore Comic-con. Details for pre-ordering will be announced and posted by June 18th at the Visionary Comics site!
Hell on Earth--AUGUST!!!
Of course Deadlands Noir isn't the first Deadlands spin-off--it's the third (Lost Colony was the second). Deadlands Hell on Earth explores what happens if the Reckoners win (here's a hint--they cheated!). The Reloaded version of the "Wasted West" comes out in August for Savage Worlds, and as much as we loved Classic, THIS is the rules system this massive, over-the-top, supernatural post-apocalyptic epic was made for!
Something Wicked This Way Comes
And right before Gencon, you can help Visionary Kickstart the Reckoning! Visionary will be producing a 4-issue series that finally reveals the full story of the first Servitor and Last Son, RAVEN! Details posted at Visionary and Pinnacle's sites by July 20th! And you can imagine what comes after that...