by Shane Hensley
@MichaelTMcD: We do not have plans to reprint the current books (Player's Guide, Game Master's Handbook, or Savage Foes of North America) at this time, but if we decide we need to, we will probably update them to the current edition. That's a lot of caveats, I know, but we have plenty of softcover stock at this time. The conversion guide will handle most of the changes you need to implement and should feel pretty intuitive after a few sessions. If we decide we need a Savage Rifts®-specific conversion guide we will release one for free in PDF and notify you about it.
@Ed and @Chris: I hope this clarifies a little. We try not to avoid the "wall of text" Updates, but to sum up:
$25 Digital: all digital rewards. There are a BUNCH.
$50 Adventure Edition Core Book (plus all digital rewards).
$100 Collector's Edition leatherette bound book (plus all digital rewards).
$150 Core Book (MSRP $39.99) + Essentials Boxed Set (MSRP $149.99), plus all digital rewards. The Essentials Boxed Set offers our community official Pinnacle-created core materials to aid game play. You are correct, Chris, the Boxed Set does not contain a copy of the book (but it has space to hold it). All physical stretch goals are being added to the Essentials Boxed Set for easier packing (which means cheaper shipping). This also means it keeps increasing in value! We will announce Add On prices before the end of the Kickstarter, but know you're getting a better deal with the Boxed Set than by Adding On individual items from it.
$200 The Ultimate! One of each: Core Book, Collector's Edition book, and Essentials Boxed Set. (value: $300+ including digital rewards)
There will be no way to upgrade to the Collector's Edition book or Ultimate reward levels in the pledge manager. Digital backers will be able to upgrade to the other physical reward levels in the pledge manager.
Hope that helps!
--Jodi for PEG
This is what I figured out:
The new Savage Worlds Core Book (Adventure Edition) is on the $50 Pledge for the physical book. This, BTW, is more than double the cost of previous core books.
The Savage Worlds Essentials Box Set (which does NOT include the core book) only comes at the $150 Pledge level (which does includes the core book). Simple math shows the box set is only $100 (or the core book is free, or however you want to arrange the math).
IMHO, while $100 for box set and core book is a great deal (and I was ready to purchase right then and there), $150 for the same thing seems expensive. This feeling is obviously not shared by approximately 1,000 other people who have pledged at this level, so YMMV (your mileage may vary). Still, I couldn't help be feel mislead by the statement, even if it is technically accurate.
The $100 pledge level listed in the new Kickstarter doesn't include the items you list here. Is the MSRP for the $150 pledge level similarly discounted in value?
Hi, just to clarify when you say "the next books in development will be updated to the Adventure Edition. " does this mean only entirely new books will be updated or will subsequent printings of current books be updated as well?