About this project
Bring the "zombie Noir" of Powell's The Goon™ comic series to your Savage Worlds game!
The Goon™ roleplaying game is already written, approved, and in final edits. Your support for this Kickstarter helps us make all the extra goodies like the kick-ass Miniatures, Bennies, Game Master's screen, new adventures, and more!
Read on and we'll tell you more about the game we've made from this phenomenal series!
The Goon™ Roleplaying Game is based on the multiple Eisner Award-winning comic, The Goon™, by Eric Powell.
Feast them peepers on a samplin' of what we got lined up for ya in this 192-page extravaganza:
- A guide to the Town's mean streets and deadly secrets
- New Edges and Hindrances so your character can toughen up and be like Goon
- Setting Rules to help you bring the comedy and tragedy of Goon and Franky's pulp-noir world to life
- An adventure generator full of ideas to help build your own Goon™ stories
- An unholy pack of shock-inducing Grievous Yarns (Savage Tales)
- All the most infamous tough guys, lugs, dames, and evil, icky things from the comic's entire run—with Savage Worlds game statistics
- And an original Plot Point Campaign...one that sees the return of a few of Goon and Franky's oldest and hillbilly-est enemies!
It's printed in a whopping 192 pages of graphic novel format and available in Limited Edition hardcover, so lemme tell ya, bub—this is one game you won't wanna miss!
This game ain't about heroes, per se. More like antiheroes. Join the Goon's crime syndicate—or play as Goon, Franky, and the rest of their crew—and fight off the rival gangs what's encroachin' on your turf, while you collect on Goon's debts and whatnot. You might also succeed at fighting off the tide of bleak suffering that's set to consume yer soul. Then again you might not!
But while you're contemplatin' the psychology and so forth, make sure to watch out for Zombie Priest and his legions of groanin', brain-chomping zombies; they're a constant hassle. If that ain't bad enough, there's crazed-yet-brilliant Dr. Hieronymus Alloy and his robots goin' on a rampage every other week. You also want to keep a lookout for swarms of chug-heads...what they call "changelings." Yeah. They're nasty little buggers.
Believe me, pal, we ain't even got to the worst of it yet. You sure you wanna join up with Goon's crew?
The Game Master Screen for The Goon™ RPG comes with a complete adventure, The Great Bollaire Street Block Party! Now, don't that sound like a swell time?
Please note a copy of the Savage Worlds core rules is necessary to play and is not included in any reward level. Buy it now at www.peginc.com for $9.99!
The extra-large 192 page The Goon™ RPG is $29.99 for softcover and $39.99 for Limited Edition hardcover. See Add-Ons below. (The price on the softcover should be $34.99, but we thought we'd keep the math simpler this way). The PDF release price will be $19.99 after the Kickstarter. The jumbo sized The Goon™ RPG book has enough material to keep your players in cahoots for a while!
Sculpted out of pewter at 28mm size by our friends at Bronze Age Miniatures, these eight exclusive miniatures for The Goon™ RPG bring your table-top alive!
Get the whole set for $60 (the best deal), or pick up what you want at $10 each. See Add-Ons, below, for more details, and note that additional shipping charges will apply.
(We're also offering the set as a stand-alone reward level for $60 if you're a Goon™ fan and just want the minis.)
One set of Miniatures is already included in the Goon™ Best Deal reward level!
Savage Worlds gives players a little control over their own fate through the use of Bennies. Reroll a bad die result, soak some wounds, or put some extra hurtin' on a zombie who talked smack to ya'. You can use any ol' token, but these custom Bennies featuring Eric Powell's amazing art let you do it in style!
Each set of twenty custom, high-quality, ceramic poker chips features five iconic designs from the comic. The reverse of each chip shows the setting logo.
Made from 11.5 gram ABS composite casino-style poker chips.
Increase your pledge by $15 to add on a set of Bennies. See Add-Ons, below, for more details. Additional shipping charges will apply.
One set of Bennies is already included in the Goon™ GM and Best Deal reward levels!
A set of high quality dice for The Goon™ RPG comes with a custom Wild Die featuring the Zombie Priest's hat, as well as the usual d20, d12, d10, d8, d6, and d4!
Sure, you can use those old beat-up dice you found down on Lonely Street, but you don't wanna look like a schlub, do you?
Increase your pledge by $10 to add on one set of dice and $2 to add one Wild Die to your rewards. See Add-Ons, below, for more details. Additional shipping charges will apply.
Price on the Dice set increases after the Kickstarter.
One set of Dice is already included in the Goon™ GM and Best Deal reward levels!
Eric Powell's art and writing combine to make one of the most original, clever, and entertaining series you'll ever come across. In the words of Bloody Disgusting, "Powell’s story is sweet when it needs to be, warm and touching when it wants to be, and brutal and gruesome when it has to be.”
Shane Hensley first encountered The Goon™ a few years ago, and knew it had to be "Savaged" when he saw this panel:
A series like The Goon™ requires one hell of a writer to pull it off. Fortunately, Pinnacle is blessed with several. While John "Night Train" Goff was working on Fear Agent™, Deadlands Brand Manager Matt Cutter rose to the challenge of adapting Eric's unique style to The Goon™.
While you Savage Worlds fans wait for the RPG, hop on over to Dark Horse Comics™ and start catching up on the series. You won't regret it. We at Pinnacle only want to work with the most creative and unique properties, and we're very sure you'll agree with us that The Goon™ is the crème de la crème of horror, action, dark humor, and adventure!
Awesome! So Where Can I Read These Amazing Tales?
Why, that's easier than navigating Lonely Street, friend! Just mosey on over to our friends at Dark Horse Comics™ and shop for the digital comics, trade paperbacks, or the brand spankin' new library editions!
New To RPGs? or Just New to Savage Worlds?
Perhaps you love The Goon™ but haven't tried a tabletop roleplaying game (RPG) before. Or maybe you're an avid gamer but new to Savage Worlds. No matter whether you're an RPG veteran or starting from scratch, the end result is fun!
A Brief Company Backstory
Shane Hensley is the name on this Kickstarter because we predate Kickstarter company profiles (and because he created Savage Worlds way back in 2003). Shane is President of Pinnacle Entertainment Group, who publishes the Savage Worlds core rules and more than 20 unique settings—or worlds in RPG lingo—to play in. Other companies make additional material as Official Licensees for the Savage Worlds rule system, and there are great fan-made products out there to enjoy as well.
The Idea Behind Savage Worlds
Savage Worlds is a core rule set that can be used to play a tabletop RPG in any genre: fantasy, space, pirates, super heroes, historical horror, supernatural western...whatever you imagine, you can play!
Don't just take our word for it! Watch this 5 minute review of our core rule system.
You will need the Savage Worlds core rule book, at least one of the setting books from this Kickstarter (The Goon™ RPG in softcover or Limited Edition hardcover, or just PDF), a set of polyhedral dice (see Dice above) a standard deck of playing cards, gaming tokens like our Bennies, and friends! Games are played in person on a table or online using a virtual tabletop.
Download our free Test Drive rules here to learn more about our Fast! Furious! Fun! tabletop roleplaying game system. You'll get a feel for the ease of our core mechanics, see and play with pregenerated "archetype" characters, and use an introductory adventure for our Lankhmar setting, Triple Cross, so you can try it before you buy it.
You want it ALL? Then you want the Goon™ Best Deal reward level! It has the book in Limited Edition hardcover, GM Screen with The Great Bollaire Street Block Party adventure, the complete set of Goon™ Miniatures, plus Bennies and Dice! You're also getting all the PDFs and all the unlocked stretch goals from this Kickstarter. You're saving at least $20 on the miniatures alone, plus you get one of everything!
Or, you may be looking for just the book and GM Screen in PDF and/or print (because you think you have enough dice, Bennies, and miniatures). We think you might be underestimatin' the appeal of this game, but here you go—you want the Goon™ Physical reward level. You'll get all the unlocked stretch goals and can always buy what you're missing later. You'll just pay more.
Get the best of both worlds! Pledge for The Goon™ RPG and The Fear Agent™ RPG and save on shipping!
We'll combine your Kickstarter orders for shipping, and you won't miss out on the fun in the other campaign!
If you're considering Add-ons to your pledge for another set of Minis or Bennies or Dice...hold your horses! By combining both pledges into one package for shipping it'll cost less to ship. We pass the savings along as a credit in your PledgeManager account which you can use toward your Add-ons. We won't know how much credit you'll have until we've tallied up everything in your package.
UNLOCKED! $8K Form-Fillable PDF Character Sheet for The Goon™ RPG. Capture the "zombie Noir" feel of Powell's The Goon™ setting at your game table with this fill-and-print character sheet! Digital reward.
UNLOCKED! $10K PDF Archetypes for The Goon™ RPG. Our pregenerated "archetype" characters are a hit for players and GMs looking for quick characters so they can get to the action fast. Digital reward.
UNLOCKED! $15K Custom Combat Options Chart! PDF. A double-sided, easily-readable sheet of all the Combat Options for new and veteran players alike! Customized with gorgeous artwork from the game! Digital reward.
UNLOCKED! $20K Creature Cards! PDF. Statistics and artwork for Slackjaws, Bog Lurks, and other likely targets of opportunity! Digital reward.
UNLOCKED! $25K Form-Fillable Table Tent PDF! Veteran Savage Worlds GMs swear by these handy placeholders when running convention games or even just at home. The player side is a character sheet! Digital reward.
$30K Custom Combat Options Chart in PRINT. We'll print the full-color, two-sided Combat Options chart on cardstock for all your players' quick and easy reference! Need a reminder on how to Taunt a mook before you stick your knife in his eye? Look it up on this chart quick and make your roll! Print reward for those pledging for Goon™ Just the Book!, Physical, GM, Merchant, or Best Deal reward levels.
$35K Creature Cards in PRINT. We'll print the creature cards on cardstock material for the GM's quick and easy reference, and to show player character palookas what they're dealing with! Print reward for those pledging for Goon™ Just the Book!, Physical, GM, Merchant, or Best Deal reward levels.
$40K Bookmarks in PDF and Print! We'll send all physical backers a set of three bookmarks! Digital backers receive a PDF they can print. Print reward for those pledging for Goon™ Just the Book!, Physical, GM, Merchant, or Best Deal reward levels.
For retailers only. If we cannot verify your retailer status we will send you the Goon™ GM reward level instead.
Additional items may be added to your order at no additional shipping charge (U.S. only) at standard retailer discount--just contact us when you see the survey from PledgeManager.
Includes all digital and physical (1 of each) stretch goal items as well as:
- 2 x The Goon™ RPG in Limited Edition hardcover format (MSRP $39.99)
- 2 x The Goon™ RPG in softcover format (MSRP $29.99)
- 2 x The Goon™ GM Screen and The Great Bollaire Street Block Party adventure in print format (MSRP $19.99)
- 2 x Savage Worlds Deluxe core rules in softcover format (MSRP $9.99)
- A PDF copy of our Savage Worlds Deluxe core rules, The Goon™ RPG, The Goon™ GM Screen Inserts, and The Goon™ adventure for the retailer's personal use.
Free shipping to locations in the continental United States. Other locations will be assessed a discounted shipping charge after the Kickstarter. PDFs are for the retailer's personal use only and not for resale.
The Goon™ RPG is already in final proofing. Your support helps us print the books 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.
Now Australian Friendly! And still EU Friendly!
We have sister warehouses in Germany and Australia who help us ship EU products so we pay the VAT and most other customs taxes.
How does our EU Friendly shipping work?
Our U.S. warehouse partner, Studio 2 Publishing, prepares each package stateside, then puts them on a pallet. A freight forwarding agent receives the pallet in the U.S. and facilitates the pallet's delivery to Germany and Australia. Once the pallet is received locally it goes pretty quickly! Your tracking number will not be issued until it ships from our sister warehouse.
After the Kickstarter funding is received, coupons are issued through the Pinnacle website tied to your Kickstarter backer email and the "product" reward level (we'll do an Update letting you know how to do this). Once you complete check out for this product all your rewards will automatically show up in your PEG account! You only need to complete this process once.
If you have any trouble with the Pinnacle website, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each PDF reward is also delivered through our friends at OneBookShelf (who run both DriveThruRPG and RPGNow). A link is sent to your Kickstarter email address to give you a complementary copy of the PDF. If you do not see the email, check your Notifications Inbox after logging into DriveThruRPG.
Each download will be delivered individually a few weeks after delivery through PEGinc.com.
If you have any trouble with your rewards at OneBookShelf, file a ticket here.
The survey is sent at the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign (Target: April 2017). You may either pledge for Add-On items now or during the survey.
To add on items now, click on the pledge level you want. It should show you the current total you've pledged. Add funds equal to the Add-On item price to your total pledge. There is no special button or function for this--Add-Ons are something of a Kickstarter tradition, not part of the Kickstarter website software. You have to do the math.
Please note you may be charged additional shipping for those Add-On items during the survey anyway (it's the same shipping price whether you Add-On now or later).
To Add-On items during the survey, do nothing now. When you receive your survey, you can choose which Add-Ons you want. The survey does the extra math and you will pay via credit card.
If you have any questions, email Jodi at PEGJodi@gmail.com.
Add-On items will include...
$2 One Goon™ Wild Die. See Dice above. Additional shipping and handling charges may apply to U.S. backers only. (International folks get a break!)
$10 Upgrade The Goon™ RPG book from regular softcover to Limited Edition hardcover.
$10 The Goon™ miniature. See Minatures above. Additional shipping and handling charges may apply.
$10 Buzzard miniature. See Minatures above. Additional shipping and handling charges may apply.
$10 Franky miniature. See Minatures above. Additional shipping and handling charges may apply.
$10 Taliba miniature. See Minatures above. Additional shipping and handling charges may apply.
$10 Mirna miniature. See Minatures above. Additional shipping and handling charges may apply.
$10 Merle miniature. See Minatures above. Additional shipping and handling charges may apply.
$10 Dr. Hieronymous Alloy miniature. See Minatures above. Additional shipping and handling charges may apply.
$10 Zombie Priest miniature. See Minatures above. Additional shipping and handling charges may apply.
$60 Set of Goon™ miniatures. See Miniatures above. Additional shipping and handling charges may apply.
$10 Savage Worlds Core Rules: One Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer’s Edition in print + PDF. Can't wait until November to get it? Order it today at www.peginc.com!
$10 Savage Worlds Status Tokens Set: Can't wait until November to get it? Order it today at www.peginc.com!
$10 The Goon™ RPG Dice Set. See Dice above. Additional shipping and handling charges may apply.
$15 The Goon™ Bennies (set of 20). See Bennies above. Additional shipping and handling charges may apply.
$20 The Goon™ GM Screen with The Great Bollaire Street Block Party adventure in print + (2)PDFs.
$30 The Goon™ RPG in softcover + PDF.
$40 The Goon™ RPG in Limited Edition hardcover + PDF.
$25 Savage Worlds Action/Adventure Deck: The Action Deck is a custom 54-card poker deck especially for Savage Worlds initiative. Its larger index numbers and clear faces make cross-table reading a breeze, red and black jokers are clearly distinct, and the full-art face cards really put the mood on the table! The Adventure Deck puts a degree of story control in the hands of the players and lots of spice into the action. Add twists like romantic interests, enemies, and larger-than-life opponents at the drop of a hat. This is a bundle of two poker-sized (2.5″ x 3.5″) 54-card, full-color decks for use with Savage Worlds.
Risks and challenges
Pinnacle Entertainment Group has launched and delivered multiple Kickstarter projects, including:
√ Rifts® for Savage Worlds 2016
√ 20th Anniversary Edition of Deadlands Classic 2016
√ Deadlands: Good Intentions 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
√ Deadlands Noir 2012
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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