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Become a monster to fight the monsters—"Rip" out their abilities to fight the darkness!
Become a monster to fight the monsters—"Rip" out their abilities to fight the darkness!
Become a monster to fight the monsters—"Rip" out their abilities to fight the darkness!
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Welcome to Rippers, a roleplaying game of gothic supernatural horror, where Victorian era monster hunters—the Rippers—fight the fearsome creatures of the night.

Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

--Friedrich Nietzsche

Rippers fight the terrors of the night: werewolves, vampires, and other horrors that stalk the earth preying on humanity. These foul monsters boast superhuman strength and supernatural powers. The Rippers must use everything at their disposal to resist them. 

Some invest in the latest technology—incredible devices of iron and steel powered either by steam or, more recently, by electricity. Others practice ancient magic or perform holy miracles. A rare few bravely (or foolishly) wield arcane biotechnology “ripped” from the very creatures they hunt.

Whatever the methods, all are united in their dedication to protect mankind from the monsters that stalk the night. The Rippers’ struggle against evil rages on largely unknown to the wider world.

Rippers Then and Now

Pinnacle Entertainment Group first released Rippers in 2005, a setting book for the relatively new Savage Worlds game system. 

The first Plot Point Campaign saw the Rippers take on their archnemesis of old, Jack the Ripper, along with his Cabal cohorts, Dracula, Frankenstein, Prometheus, and more. At the end of that campaign, the Cabal was crushed, its leaders dead, and the Rippers triumphant. It is not necessary for your players to have completed that campaign (though if they have, great!). 

When the Rippers start their adventures in Rippers Resurrected, the Cabal will be the hunted and chased; hounded and hiding in the dark places of the world. The Return of Evil Plot Point Campaign also sets the Rippers against a new enemy: a small cult bent on restoring to power an ancient evil.

Books  

The Rippers Resurrected Kickstarter project funds an unholy host of new products, starting with two core books: the Player's Guide and the Game Master's Handbook. This game requires a copy of Savage Worlds core rules to play.

Rippers Resurrected Player's Guide has everything the player needs to create a hero: 

  • Rippers Factions 
  • New Hindrances and Edges 
  • New Derived Statistics: Reason and Status 
  • Gear, including rippertech! 
  • Setting Rules on Ripper Lodges, Reason, Status, and more 
  • Setting information on the Victorian era, and the hidden world of the Rippers

The Rippers Resurrected Game Master's Handbook contains:

  • Expanded world information, including secrets of the Cabal and threats facing the Rippers
  • Adventure Generator
  • Plot Point Campaign: Return of Evil
  • Savage Tales
  • Stat blocks for the forces of the Cabal and Return of Evil

Rippers Resurrected GM Screen with Lord of the Underworld adventure

When a famous explorer is found murdered by Cabal assassins, the Rippers must follow in his footsteps...deep into the terrifying and labyrinthine Underworld. In lightless deeps they struggle against the Cabal, and a greater terror than the world has ever known!

Matthew Cutter, known for his work with Deadlands and The Last Parsec, wrote this 32 page adventure for use with Rippers Resurrected.

The GM Screen is a tri-fold, landscape screen featuring gorgeous full-color artwork from Johnny Morrow on one side and all the important charts and tables for the game on the other.

Frightful Expeditions

Savage Tales and setting material for Rippers adventures in North America, Europe, Antarctica, South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa incorporating the adventures unlocked at earlier stretch goals...AND we'll send every print GM backer a free softcover copy! (Add on $5 to your pledge to upgrade to hardcover) To be clear, all backers of Digital Player level and higher will get the book in PDF as previously promised.

Art not final: a Draft Cover for Frightful Expeditions!
Art not final: a Draft Cover for Frightful Expeditions!

Maps

Savage Worlds doesn't require the use of combat maps—but most GMs love having them! The gothic horror of Rippers is ripe with settings for the imagination like Castle Dracula or Jack the Ripper's alleys.

These deluxe maps have a 1" grid just like all our other maps and are printed on both sides of high-quality, wet and dry erase (even permanent erase!) laminated stock.

Rippers Combat Map 1: Castle Dracula's Courtyard + Country House

Every Ripper hero wants a showdown at Castle Dracula! Begin—or end—your epic with this gothic courtyard! On the other side of the map is a quiet country gentleman's house...quiet, that is, until the howls over the moor grow steadily closer!

Rippers Combat Map 2: Urban Alleys + Ancient Tomb

Most every day a Ripper walks the streets tracking down the Cabal, cornering their threat in the alleys like Jack the Ripper! On the other side of the map is an ancient tomb, for most things who love the dark creep under the earth.

Check out these gorgeous maps from Deadlands Noir as an example of quality. Click on the image for a look at all our maps!
Check out these gorgeous maps from Deadlands Noir as an example of quality. Click on the image for a look at all our maps!

Rippers Map 3: The World of the Rippers!  

A new poster map of the globe suitable for hanging in your own lodge! Track your group's progress across the vast world, figure the distance between Kathmandu and Singapore, and plot the insidious rise of the Cabal!

All backers receive a PDF of this map for free, and the map is available as a print Add On for $15.
All backers receive a PDF of this map for free, and the map is available as a print Add On for $15.

On the flip side is a Combat Map of a typical small lodge, with a parlor, library, small lab, and kitchen the team can use as their starter base. 

Each sturdy double-sided combat map (24” x 30”) is for Rippers Resurrected, Savage Worlds, or any roleplaying or miniatures game. It has a coating that is wet, dry, and permanent marker erasable. PDF maps of each side are included with each purchase of a map set from Pinnacle or this Kickstarter.

Dice

You asked for specialty dice, and we are your humble servants! This set of Rippers BLOOD DICE features black and red swirled dice with gold numbering on a d20, d12, d10, d8, d6, and d4.

A special d6—the Wild Die—has Mina's skull mask on the 6th side! 

Bennies 

Savage Worlds lets you play with destiny by using Bennies. These custom Rippers Resurrected Bennies let you play with destiny in style! 

This pack of twenty custom, high-quality, ceramic poker chips features five iconic designs from Rippers Resurrected. The reverse of each chip shows the Rippers Resurrected logo. 

Designed for use as Bennies for Savage Worlds, these custom poker chips could be used as counters or tokens for nearly any game. 

Twenty chips, 5 styles, 11.5 gram ABS composite casino-style poker chips.

Card design featuring the art of three-time Hugo award-winning artist Cheyenne Wright! (Work in Progress)
Card design featuring the art of three-time Hugo award-winning artist Cheyenne Wright! (Work in Progress)

Two decks of 54 high-quality playing cards, featuring Rippers art on two different cardbacks.

 In each Kickstarter campaign, we are asked: which is the best deal? There it is, the $100 Everything Rippers Resurrected GM. This reward level gives you one of everything in the Rippers Resurrected Kickstarter except for the combat maps. (You may Add On to your pledge for the maps, see below.)

The PDFs of Rippers Resurrected Player's Guide, Rippers Resurrected GM's Handbook, GM Screen inserts, and the Lord of the Underworld adventure are far along in the development process and we anticipate delivering them as soon as the Kickstarter closes. The printed book will be here in April.

We deliver PDF materials through the Pinnacle website first and later through DriveThruRPG and RPGNow.  

Click the logo to check out DriveThruRPG!
Click the logo to check out DriveThruRPG!

If you would like additional items to ship with your pledge rewards, simply increase the value of your pledge by the amounts shown below. After the Kickstarter ends we will contact you to determine how you want to spend any extra amount pledged. 

For details on many of the below items, see above, or click on the link provided.

$2 Rippers Wild Die (1): Adds one more Wild Die with Mina's mask to your order.

$5 Upgrade any book from regular softcover to Limited Edition hardcover. This applies to the Rippers Player’s Guide, Rippers Game Master’s Handbook, and any of the Savage Tales of Horror. 

$10 Rippers Dice (Set of 7): a d20, d12, d10, d8, d6, and d4 plus a Rippers Wild Die. 

$10 Savage Worlds Core Rules: One Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer’s Edition in print + PDF. Can't wait until April to get it? Order it today at www.peginc.com

$10 Savage Worlds Status Tokens Set Can't wait until April to get it? Order it today at www.peginc.com

$15 Rippers Combat Map 1: Dracula's Castle Courtyard + Country House in print + PDF

$15 Rippers Combat Map 2: Urban Alleys + Ancient Tomb in print + PDF

$15 Rippers Map 3: The World of the Rippers + Combat Map: Lodge in print + PDF

$15 Rippers Bennies (set of 20) 

$20 Rippers Double Action Deck: Two decks of 54 high-quality playing cards, featuring Rippers art on two different cardbacks 

$20 Rippers Resurrected Player’s Guide in softcover (add $5 to Upgrade to Limited Edition hardcover) in print + PDF

$20 Rippers Resurrected Game Master’s Handbook in softcover (add $5 to Upgrade to Limited Edition hardcover) in print + PDF

$20 Rippers Resurrected GM Screen with Lord of the Underworld adventure in print + PDF

$20 Rippers Resurrected Frightful Expeditions in softcover + PDF (add $5 to Upgrade to Limited Edition hardcover)

$20 Savage Worlds Horror Companion in print + PDF (available in softcover only—you cannot upgrade this book to Hardcover) Can't wait until April to get it? Order it today at www.peginc.com

$20 Savage Tales of Horror Vol. 1 in softcover + PDF (add $5 to Upgrade to Limited Edition hardcover). Requires the use of the Savage Worlds Horror Companion.

$20 Savage Tales of Horror Vol. 2 in softcover + PDF (add $5 to Upgrade to Limited Edition hardcover) Requires the use of the Savage Worlds Horror Companion.

$20 Savage Tales of Horror Vol. 3 in softcover + PDF(add $5 to Upgrade to Limited Edition hardcover) Requires the use of the Savage Worlds Horror Companion.

UNLOCKED! $10,000 Rippers Adventure: North America Take your Rippers Lodge on the road! Provides setting information and a Savage Tale set “in the colonies” of North America. (Digital)

UNLOCKED! $15,000 Rippers Adventure: Antarctica: Setting information and a Savage Tale set in the coldest place on Earth, Terra Australis! (Digital)

UNLOCKED! $20,000 Rippers Adventure: Asia: Setting information and a Savage Tale in the Orient! (Digital)

UNLOCKED! $25,000 Archetypes: A set of full-color, full-page, ready-to-play pre-generated characters for Rippers: Resurrected. (Digital)

UNLOCKED! $30,000 Rippers Adventure: South America: Setting information and a Savage Tale in the land of adventure! (Digital)

UNLOCKED! $35,000 Rippers Adventure: Africa: Setting information and a Savage Tale on the continent where “dark” certainly refers to the deeds done… (Digital)

UNLOCKED! $40,000 Rippers Adventure: Europe: Setting information and a Savage Tale in the old country! (Digital)

UNLOCKED! $45,000 Rippers Adventure: Australia: Go “down under” to the most famous penal colony in the world! Contains setting information and a Savage Tale. (Digital)

UNLOCKED! $50,000 Maps Galore!  

First, we are giving each backer a PDF of Combat Maps 1 (Castle Dracula's Courtyard + Country House) and 2 (Urban Alleys + Ancient Tomb) for free! These maps are available in print as an Add On for $15 each. And, announcing:

Map 3: The World of the Rippers!

A new poster map of the globe suitable for hanging in your own lodge! Track your group's progress across the vast world, figure the distance between Kathmandu and Singapore, and plot the insidious rise of the Cabal!

All backers receive a PDF of this map for free, and the map is available as a print Add On for $15.
All backers receive a PDF of this map for free, and the map is available as a print Add On for $15.

On the flip side is a Combat Map of a typical small lodge, with a parlor, library, small lab, and kitchen the team can use as their starter base. We'll get you pics of all our Combat Maps as soon as they're ready!

(Digital with Physical Add On options)

UNLOCKED! $57,000 The Lost Library of Rippers: The ORIGINAL Rippers Plot Point Campaign and the full length adventures Death on Dartmoor, The Night of Thoth, The Templar Legacy, and the long-lost Third Hand, Laughter of Death and The Black Ankh! This batch of ancient dread also includes a simple conversion sheet for those few issues that have changed since the original release. (Digital)

UNLOCKED! $65,000 Deluxe Character and Campaign Journals: Form-fillable PDF journals for the Game Master and her campaign, as well as for the players and their characters, lodge information, Ripper formulas, and other vital information. (Digital)  

and our final stretch goal:

UNLOCKED! $75,000 Frightful Expeditions (Print + Digital): We'll take the adventures we're working on (North America, Europe, Antarctica, etc.), expand the setting material, add in MORE Savage Tales, AND we'll send every print GM backer a free softcover copy! (Add on $5 to your pledge to upgrade to hardcover)  

To be clear, all backers of Digital Player level and higher will get the book in PDF as previously promised.

Each time the $150 Merchant level is taken, your store receives:

3 Softcover copies of Rippers Resurrected Player’s Guide (retail $60)

2 Softcover copies of Rippers Resurrected GM Handbook (retail $40)

3 Limited Edition hardcover copies of Rippers Resurrected Player’s Guide (retail $75)

2 Limited Edition hardcover copies of Rippers Resurrected GM Handbook (retail $50)

2 copies of the hardback Rippers Resurrected GM Screen including the Lord of the Underworld adventure (retail $40)

1 copy of the Rippers Combat Map 1: Country House/Castle Courtyard (retail $15)

1 copy of the Rippers Combat Map 2: Urban Alleys/Ancient Tomb (retail $15)

All this will be shipped freight free to the continental US *BEFORE* general release. International customers may also pledge—we'll work out the freight charges with you separately. Please note that if we cannot verify your brick and mortar store, you will receive the Halloween Horror Bundle reward instead.

Risks and challenges

Pinnacle Entertainment Group has launched and shipped multiple Kickstarter projects, including Deadlands Noir, Weird Wars Rome, East Texas University, The Last Parsec, Stone and a Hard Place, The Cackler Graphic Novel, and The Sixth Gun. We feel confident our products will be delivered on time and at our usual standards, but of course any number of issues may arise and would be handled to the best of our ability.

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    You receive the Rippers Resurrected Player’s Guide in softcover and PDF,

    the Rippers Resurrected Game Master’s Handbook in softcover and PDF,

    and the Rippers Resurrected GM Screen with Lord of the Underworld adventure in print and PDF;

    one set of Rippers Resurrected Bennies (20),

    one set of Rippers Dice (7),

    and one set of the Rippers Double Action Deck

    plus all unlocked DIGITAL and PHYSICAL stretch goals.

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    Savage Tales of Horror Vol. 1 in softcover and PDF,

    Savage Tales of Horror Vol. 2 in softcover and PDF,

    and the Savage Tales of Horror Vol. 3 in softcover and PDF,

    as well as the Rippers Combat Map 1: Country House/Castle Courtyard,

    and the Rippers Combat Map 2: Urban Alleys/Ancient Tomb,

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    *All books in this set are in the Limited Edition hardcover format.*

    You receive the Rippers Resurrected Player’s Guide in print and PDF,

    the Rippers Resurrected Game Master’s Handbook in print and PDF,

    and the Rippers Resurrected GM Screen with Lord of the Underworld adventure in print and PDF;

    Savage Tales of Horror Vol. 1 in print and PDF,

    Savage Tales of Horror Vol. 2 in print and PDF,

    and the Savage Tales of Horror Vol. 3 in print and PDF;

    the Rippers Combat Map 1: Country House/Castle Courtyard,

    and the Rippers Combat Map 2: Urban Alleys/Ancient Tomb;

    one set of Rippers Resurrected Bennies (20),

    one set of Rippers Dice (7),

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