We've taken everything we've learned over the last 15 years...all the feedback you've given us via our forums, social media, store, convention, and personal play...to make it faster, more furious, and more fun!
We're especially proud this version combines the tactical nature of the original system with the best elements of narrative play.
This is the most beautiful version of the game we've ever done, with full-color interior pages by incredibly talented artists from all over the world.
We're also adding a deluxe box of all the Essential accessories players and Game Masters ask for...new Oversize Action Deck, official Savage Worlds Bennies, GM screen, Power & Status Cards, and more!
Levels below include all digital Stretch Goals. Physical stretch goals are added to the Savage Worlds Essentials boxed set.
The Savage Worlds Adventure Edition is hardcover, 208 full color pages, and in our popular graphic novel format (about 7" by 10.5″).
The BEST DEAL is Ultimate: the Essentials Boxed Set, the Core Rules, AND the leatherette Collector's Edition for $200 (a savings of $40)!
For the first time EVER...a true Savage Worlds Collector's Edition!
This incredible version of the core rules will only be offered here on Kickstarter!*
It features a black leatherette cover with golden metal grommets, embroidery around the embossed logo, matching corner protectors on each outside edge, three bookmark ribbons, and an interior plate signed by Shane Lacy Hensley AND Clint & Jodi Black!
* Update: We're going to print a limited amount of extras for the pledge manager for those who want to order extra copies or are combining shipping for friends. If there are leftovers they will be offered as available on our website or at conventions as circumstances allow.
Since first publication in 2003—with the tagline Fast! Furious! Fun!—Savage Worlds spread across the globe to become one of the most loved tabletop roleplaying game systems. Savage Worlds in 2018:
- Eight official translation partners (French, German, Korean, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish).
- More than a hundred officially licensed companies.
- Thousands of fan-licensed products!
- Official Pinnacle licensed settings include Flash Gordon™, The Sixth Gun™, Lankhmar, The Goon™, and Palladium's Rifts®!
- Original settings include the award-winning Deadlands, Weird Wars, Rippers, East Texas University, The Last Parsec, 50 Fathoms, Necessary Evil and MANY MORE!
Savage Worlds handles pulp action, gritty noir, supers, hard scifi, space opera, horror, and anything you can imagine!
Savage Worlds hasn't changed much since it was first released in 2003, but there have been a few significant changes.
We also updated our graphic design, art, and size to match our current graphic novel format and showcase the incredible artists who have come on board since we began.
With any new printing we try to make things better, and the Adventure Edition received the same treatment. We've been listening—literally—to tens of thousands of players and Game Masters from all over the world for more than a decade. Shane Hensley, Clint Black, and the rest of the Pinnacle team have gathered and discussed the points they've raised for years and slowly but surely gathered them into this new Adventure Edition...faster, more furious, and more fun...thanks to YOU!
For backwards compatibility with previous settings, a simple conversion guide will be made available to download for free to update from Savage Worlds Deluxe to Savage Worlds Adventure Edition. See the FAQ.
A beautiful sturdy box with all the accessories you need to run and play Savage Worlds! There's even room to store your core book inside.
- World Builder's Guide
- Trifold landscape GM's Screen + Mini Settings
- Powers Deck
- Status Deck
- Oversize Action Deck
- Dice Set + 4 custom Wild Dice
- 25 Bennies
- Transparent Cone and Blast Templates
- Combat & Chase Maneuvers Quick Reference Chart
- Status Tokens
- Power and Ammo Tracker dials
- "Red in the Rain" poster
- Adventure Deck
Note that all previously released settings listed below were written for Savage Worlds Deluxe. Some aspects of those books will need conversion using the free guide we'll post for free sometime after the Kickstarter.
($20K) Combat & Chase Maneuvers Quick Reference Chart
Updated rules summaries for the most common options! (Cardstock Print version added to Essentials Boxed Set, PDF for everyone else.)
($25K) World Builder's Guide Expansion 1: High Powered Games
We'll expand the page count of the World Builder's Guide and include Tracy Sizemore's article on running "High Powered Games of Savage Worlds!" (Print for Essentials Boxed Set, PDF for all)
($85K) Catch Up Freebies!
Table-tent character sheets, character folios, GM Screen inserts, AND a PDF version of the World Builder's Guide! (PDF)
($100K) Mini Setting 1: Abyssal
Shane Hensley presents a playable preview of...Abyssal! An undersea, family-based research team in the mold of Jonny Quest® explores a mysterious rift at the bottom of the Marianas Trench. Strange entities are coming through and YOUR team must find out what it is, stave off rival teams, and most trying of all—endure the drama of working with your family! (PDF)
Use the upcoming conversion guide to play our older settings and adventures! Evernight was our first setting book, featuring a “scripted campaign” with some dark and terrible (in a good way!) twists on the usual Tolkien-inspired fantasy world! (PDF)
($150K) Status Tokens
We'll add a punch sheet of high-quality, textured cardstock Status Tokens to the Essentials boxed set! These are great for miniatures OR sitting around the table playing "theater of the mind."
($205K) World Builder's Guide Expansion 2: Under the Hood We'll include Clint Black’s “Under the Hood” article, giving you insight into how we wrangle new rules. (Print for Essentials Boxed Set, PDF for all)
($240K) Actual play videos of the new rules in ETU: Undeclared!
The SavingThrow crew behind WildCards take you to the sleepy town of Pinebox, TX, in the 1980s for THREE EPISODES, showing off the new Savage Worlds Adventure Edition rules!
($250K) Mini Setting 2: The Lost City of Astla
BJ Hensley brings us The Lost City of Astla, a magical starbase orbiting a once lush planet built hundreds of years in the past to provide escape from the barren wastelands created during the mage wars. Long forgotten by the barbaric inhabitants of their former home, the people of Astla are on the verge of discovery. (PDF)
($260K) Catch Up Stretch Goal!
Power & Status cards come to ALL backers in PDF. We'll also add "form fillable" blanks you can use to create your own!
($265K) Music to Game With 1
Strength & Honor (Originally released for Weird Wars Rome) An hour’s worth of dynamic music for any military or medieval game! (mp3)
($270K) World Builder's Guide as Print Add On
A print version will be made available as a separate Add On! Note too that the Savage Worlds Essentials boxed set will be $149.99 at retail, so picking it up during the Kickstarter is a FANTASTIC deal!
($275K) Power/Ammo Trackers
Every Savage Worlds Essentials Boxed Set now includes FIVE dials you can use to track Power Points, Ammo, or any of the various "Tokens" called for in Chases, Dramatic Tasks, and more! (Also available as Add Ons.)
($280K) Wendigo Tales Bundle
This bundle introduces you to some of the stories in our "Wendigo Tales" line, featuring Weird Wars Rome: With Utmost Dispatch, by Aaron Rosenberg, The Last Parsec: A Clear Understanding of Honor, by John "Seventh Sea" Wick, and both Faces of Destruction by Clint Black and Fallen by Shane Hensley for Necessary Evil! (PDF and Epub/.mobi)
($285K) World World Builder's Guide Expansion 3: Build Your Tribe
By Chris Fuchs and Chris Landauer of the Rocky Mountain Savages. Take your love of Savage Worlds to the next level. This chapter guides you through community-building, establishing relationships with event organizers, attracting and encouraging Game Masters, convention best-practices, and more! (Print for the Essentials Boxed Set, PDF for all)
($290K) Savage Settings of Yesteryear: Tour of Darkness
Teller's highly-acclaimed "Weird Wars: Vietnam" has been a sleeper hit since it was first released in 2004. Now you can see what lurks in the jungle, preying on the soldiers of both sides in this terrible conflict. Improved and streamlined rules in the Adventure Edition such as suppressive fire give your soldiers a better chance to survive the horrors of the 'Nam! (PDF)
($295K) Deadlands Noir Bundle!
A bundle of one of our BEST SELLING games ever, Deadlands Noir by John Goff with art by three-time Hugo Award winning Cheyenne Wright! This gritty combination of detective work, pulp action, and horror was our first Kickstarter!
Every backer gets:
- the Deadlands Noir core book (PDF)
- the Music to Die For soundtrack (MP3)
- the Deadlands Noir Dime Novel: The Tenement Men (PDF, .mobi, and epub!)
($300K) World Builder's Guide Expansion 4: Turning Ideas into SWAG
Richard Woolcock (winner of the 2018 Ennie for Saga of the Goblin Horde!) presents a guide for fellow Savage GMs interested in writing and publishing their own settings under the Fan license for the upcoming Savage Worlds Adventurer's Guild. This article takes you through the whole process from start to finish. (Print for the Essentials boxed set, PDF for all)
($305K) Music to Game With 2
Terror in Texas (Originally released for East Texas University) An hour of creepy, down home music for any kind of setting with mystery, horror, and mischief! By fan-favorite composer, Harry Mack! (mp3)
It's been 11 years since America lost the Robot War and ceded everything west of the Mississippi to the automatons. Now a fresh young scientist with a government contract and a load of new experimental devices is outfitting a voluntary expeditionary force to cross the ol' Miss and head deep into No Man's Land. (PDF)
($315K) Explorer #1!
Everyone gets a digital copy of the first issue of the Explorer, featuring Weird War I: Hellfighters, by Ed Wetterman, and Deadlands: Knights with No Armor, by Matthew Cutter! (PDF)
($320K) Power Template Pack
The acrylic Burst and Cone Templates in the Essentials box are clear so you can see the minis beneath them, but we also have downloadable templates you can print in beautiful fiery orange.
If we hit this Stretch Goal, our art team will also create new printable versions of our templates in inky darkness, bone-chilling ice, teeth-rattling lightning, scintillating radiation, and MYSTIFYING MAGIC! (PDF)
($325K) Core Book Expansion!
We've expanded the core book to 208 pages!
($330K) World Builder's Guide Expansion 5: Risks & Reversals
Frequent Pinnacle freelancer Owen Lean talks about the interconnected elements of story, the "three act" structure, and how to ensure there's always an element of risk beyond "a bunch of bad guys attack."(Print for Essentials boxed set, PDF for all)
($335K) Music to Game With 3
The Jump (originally released for The Last Parsec). An hour of music perfect for any kind of science fiction game of adventure and exploration! (mp3)
($340K) Mini-Setting 4: Spirits of 1786
By Deadlands Line Editor Matthew Cutter! The War of Independence is won...but the herculean effort to build a more perfect union has only started. This isn’t history—this is Pulp History in the post-Revolutionary Era!
Nefarious Illuminati agents hatch plots in smoky Boston taprooms. Fallen gods of the Northmen stalk Ohio’s howling wilderness. Risen ghosts abound along the highways and byways of the haunted world. (PDF)
($345K) Virtual Table Top Bundle
For those playing on Virtual Table-Tops, we'll put together a core package of the most important accessories you can adapt and customize for your chosen platform! (Digital)
Fantasy Grounds users see the FAQ.
($350K) Red in the Rain Poster
You've seen that incredible Essentials box cover of our signature heroine, Red, by Konrad Korgull. That incredible artwork is printed as a poster and added to every box! (Print for Essentials boxed set only)
($355K) Savage Tales of Horror #1
Did you miss our Savage Tales of Horror trilogy? If you did, the first one’s on us now! These creepy tales are a fantastic addition for veteran Game Masters and a GREAT start for those who are new to Savage Worlds! (RPG.net review linked here) (PDF)
Here's what's inside!
- Dare to wander the Black Forest in search of witches foul, where you may lose your soul…to the Face Snatchers! (For The Savage World of Solomon Kane or any dark fantasy!)
- Brave the bitter northern chill, where brain freeze is the least of your worries. At least someone will keep those beautiful looks of yours in Cold Storage!
- Relax for a lakeside Spring Break at The Retreat – if you can ignore the scratching at the door and the deadly smiles of the townsfolk!
- Investigate by gaslight the ghostly hauntings of the magnificent Manor of Blood. It’s very inviting, but doesn’t want you to leave!
- The suspicious death of an old friend drives you to find answers somewhere in the Moonshine Blues of New Orleans, where mobsters and magic mingle! For Deadlands Noir or any horror game!
($360K) World Builder's Guide Expansion 5: Savage Worlds for All Ages!
Jodi Black shares her experience running Savage Worlds for those just beginning to grasp the techniques and concepts of gaming: children, young people, or even older adults trying RPGs for the first time. She includes plots and pacing, rule tweaks, setting up game clubs, and empowering them to run their own games! (Print for Essentials boxed set, PDF for all)
($370K) Savage Worlds Map Pack!
Printable PDFs of our incredible poster-size map packs, including: (PDF)
- Flash Gordon(TM): Coralia
- Deadlands Noir: Offices
- Savage Rifts®: Castle Refuge
- Deadlands Hell on Earth: Skullchucker Arena
- ETU: Off Campus Housing
- Weird Wars Rome: Standing Stones
- The Last Parsec: Dropship
Rippers: Urban Alleys
($380K) Mini-Settings in Print!
We'll PRINT the Mini-Settings and bundle them in with the Game Master's Screen! That includes everyone who gets a screen as an Add On AND those who buy the Savage Worlds Essentials boxed set! You get:
- Shane Hensley's Abyssal
- Matthew Cutter's Spirits of 1786
- Cheyenne Wright's Tesla Rangers
- BJ Hensley's Lost City of Astla!
($390K) World Builder's Guide Expansion 6: The Long Game
Shane Hensley talks about maintaining and overseeing various settings for years and even decades, featuring Deadlands and all the other worlds of Pinnacle.
($400K) Return of...the Adventure Deck!
You can’t have an Adventure Edition without an Adventure DECK, can you ? This is the big one...the one you've been asking for! We'll not only finish our update of the Adventure Deck and give it to everyone in PDF (including customizable blanks), we'll also put a PRINT version inside every Savage Worlds Essentials boxed set!
The revised edition puts a little story control into the player's hands, adding story twists like romantic interests or enemies, bonuses to various actions, and far more. It includes 54 cards (both new AND updated favorites!), all new graphic design, and a high-quality telescopic box for quick and easy access and storage. (Print for Essentials Boxed Set, Add On, and PDF for all)
A series of customizable Gear Cards for PDF and Virtual Table-Top! These will be individual cards with brand new commissioned art so you can print however many you want of each! Perfect for pick-up games, new players, conventions, and store demos! (PDF / .JPG)
- $405K: Hand Weapons & Armor
- $410K: Firearms
- $415K: Special Weapons
- $420K: Vehicles
$430K: Bookmarks!We'll add cardstock print bookmarks to the Savage Worlds Essentials boxed set (and PDF versions for all!), with art from the book on one side and a raise calculator, ruler, or useful tables on the reverse! (We're still figuring out which ones...we can't keep up with y'all!) (Print for the boxed set, PDF for all)
$438,077: Record Breaker!
Our biggest Kickstarter so far was for the incredible Savage Rifts®. If we beat it, every backer gets a free copy of Ross Watson's adventure, Murderthon!
$440K: Deadlands the Weird West Player's Guide & Marshal's Handbook!
Both the posse's AND Marshal's books from our flagship setting! (PDF)
$450K: Deadlands Hell on Earth Reloaded
Our post-apocalyptic sequel to Deadlands AND its own original soundtrack...where the bad guys won! (PDF & MP3)
$460K: World Builder's Guide Expansion 7: Epilogue
Our final entry is a collection of smaller articles from the PEG team and our most prolific Game Masters, players, artists, and freelance designers featuring their favorite tips, tricks, and favorite moments from Savage Worlds!
Read about customizing Chases, Dramatic Tasks, Mass Battles and more, how Ed Wetterman runs his big Celebrity games at Chupacabracon, Shane's experience as an American running games in foreign countries, photos from some of our friends' epic miniatures and scenery, and anything else we can fit in from our friends all around the world!
Final Stretch Goals...This Time for Sure?
We're about at the end of what our small team can do and keep things on schedule, but we're also excited about showing off the new rules. For what will surely be our last Stretch Goals, we'll create a series of stand-alone Savage Tales!(PDF)
- $470K: Savage Tales - Deadlands Lost Colony & Dark Ages (with previews, by John Goff!)
- $475K: Savage Tales - Pulp and Fantasy
- $480K: Savage Tales - Scifi and Horror
- $485K: Savage Tales - Supers and Post-Apocalyptic
Pinnacle licenses the Savage Worlds game system to approved and independent partners, "Aces." We've asked them to create new, digital "JumpStarts" for their worlds and adventures. These are PLAYABLE settings ABSOLUTELY FREE! (PDF)
JumpStarts will be delivered in the months following this Kickstarter as each partner delivers the document to us.
*JumpStart Disclaimer: We have lots of JumpStarts from our various partners heading your way and want to make it clear that each one is the responsibility of their various owners. We’ll distribute the documents in bundles as they’re given to us. Please note Pinnacle cannot guarantee their quality, creation, or delivery.
Make your base pledge now and add any extra in the pledge manager, which we plan to send out before the end of the year.
That saves confusion here, saves us on fees, and helps give you the best rate on your final shipping costs as well. You can even buddy up with a friend by making one pledge and adding in the extras into your package.
Here's the list and prices so far:
Your support helps us print the book and make the extras. This means delivery of the main PDFs about a month after funding and the physical products about 5 months later depending on the printer and shipping.
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1. PDF Delivery
Shortly after all funds are collected (typically 3 weeks after the end of the Kickstarter), we'll begin delivering PDF rewards through DriveThruRPG.com. PDFs will also be available through PEGinc.com.
2. Physical Delivery
Our company is based in the United States. A third party shipping service will pack and fulfill most orders.
We have partnered with fulfillment centers in Australia, Canada, France, and the United States. It is our hope that this results in lower customs taxes and shipping costs for many of you.
Those living in New Zealand and the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) should also have customs paid by us as part of our agreement with the third party shippers.
Risks and challenges
Full transparency... we're printing Savage Worlds Adventure Edition no matter what and have the funds to do so. The Kickstarter is to help spread awareness (we're a very small company so marketing is always difficult--please help spread the word!) and to create all the extras like the acrylic templates, adventures, and other surprises we hope to to reach via our Stretch Goals.
Pinnacle Entertainment Group has launched and delivered multiple Kickstarter projects, including:
√ The Last Parsec: Irongate (a Kickstarter Booster) 2018
√ Lankhmar: Savage Seas of Nehwon (a Kickstarter Booster) 2018
√ The Savage World of Flash Gordon™ 2018
√ Doomtown Reloaded: There Comes a Reckoning 2017
√ The Goon™ RPG for Savage Worlds 2017
√ Fear Agent™ RPG for Savage Worlds 2017
√ 20th Anniversary Edition of Deadlands Classic 2016
√ Deadlands: Good Intentions 2016
√ Rifts® for Savage Worlds 2016
√ Weird War I 2016
√ Rippers Resurrected 2015
√ The Sixth Gun for Savage Worlds 2015
√ Deadlands: Stone and a Hard Place 2015
√ Deadlands: The Cackler Graphic Novel 2015
√ The Last Parsec 2014
√ East Texas University 2014
√ Weird Wars Rome 2013
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