Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
In the violence and horror of war, dark things rise...
In the violence and horror of war, dark things rise...
In the violence and horror of war, dark things rise...
892 backers pledged $65,017 to help bring this project to life.

About

Weird War I - Savage Worlds project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Weird War I - Savage Worlds

$65,017

892

Things not of this earth crawl through the corpse-choked mud of Flanders. Shapes beyond imagining shamble in the murky chlorine clouds that drift across the Ypres battlefield. Scaled things rise from the dark waters of the Pripet Marshes. Long-dead remains of criminals executed by Romans claw their way toward a sun they haven’t glimpsed in a thousand years.

The world is at war...a war to end all wars.

Weird War I is the latest entry in Pinnacle Entertainment Group's Weird Wars series. The Twilight Legion has so far marched across the battlefields of Rome, Vietnam, and World War II. Now our intrepid soldiers, sailors, airmen, and even civilians must endure the mud and trenches of what would become known as World War I.

What's Inside?

  • Narrative Missions System: A brand new feature for Weird War I is the Narrative Missions system. The War Master can use this new narrative system to simulate missions such as patrols, air raids, coastal raids, or other typical missions--then break out into the regular system if something demands more detailed attention.
  • The Tale Continues: Weird War I continues the tale of the Twilight Legion, whose exploits we've so far explored in Weird War II, Weird War Rome, and Tour of Darkness (Vietnam). 
  • Edges & Hindrances: New options to help your warrior battle the dark fiends that rise in the violence of war.
  • Ceremonial Magic: Veteran warriors will discover new weapons to battle the war's true foes.
  • Equipment: Weapons of war for all the major factions, plus the introduction of the first tanks, airplanes, and other devices of destruction!
  • Battlefield Hazards: Barbed wire, artillery, craters, gas attacks, and all the other dangers of the Great War's bone-crushing battlefields. Check out a Creature Feature preview of the gas terror and Battlefield Hazards: Gas at PEGinc.com and DriveThruRPG.com!
  • Horrors of Weird War I: Creatures dredged from the nightmares of the world's soldiers stalk the battlefield, from gas terrors and necrovores to haunted tanks and far more insidious terrors!
  • Adventure Generator: Detailed tables to spark the War Master's imagination in creating adventures. A simple patrol turns into a gauntlet of death, or a raid on an enemy trench uncovers a lost ruin from wars long past.
  • History and Terror: The true history of the Great War and the desperate attempts of the Sons of Solomon to save the world!

...and more!

The horror of Weird War I is explored in these products:

Weird War I Player's Guide

  • New Edges & Hindrances
  • Character packages for all the service branches, along with their gear and assets
  • Setting Rules, featuring Awards and Promotions, Battlefield Hazards, rules for missions, and of course...insanity!
  • Origins and Chronology of the Great War
  • Weapons and equipment list for the Allied and Central Powers
  • Ceremonial Magick and Spiritualism

Weird War I War Master's Handbook

  • The weird history of the War to End All Wars
  • Campaign and Mission Generator
  • Ghosts of Conflicts Past, a Plot Point Campaign featuring the Twilight Legion in the Great War
  • Four additional Savage Tale adventures
  • Horrors of Weird War I, a bestiary of notorious villains and insidious creatures such as death rats and the hound of Mons!

Raid on Fort Douaumont + War Master Screen

A 32-page adventure by Eddy Webb and the mysterious Teller, as well as this gorgeous landscape War Master's screen by Tomek Tworek!

Full-Color Combat Maps

Two full-color combat maps scaled for 28mm miniatures, including trenches, No Man's Land, a lonely bridge, and a blasted town.

These 24 by 30 inch deluxe maps have a 1" grid and are printed on both sides of high-quality, wet and dry erase (even permanent erase!) laminated stock.

 Dice

A set of high quality dice for Weird War I with a custom Wild Die, d20, d12, d10, d8, d6, and d4.

The dice for Weird War I--in the gruesome colors of terrible chlorine gas.
The dice for Weird War I--in the gruesome colors of terrible chlorine gas.

Bennies

Custom high quality ceramic poker chips ("Bennies") for Weird War I. The logo for Weird War I is on one side with four unique designs on the other side. Set of 20.

"Dulce et Decorum Est" T Shirt

Show your love for Savage Worlds and Weird War I with this long sleeve Ultra Cotton T Shirt! Available in sizes Small to 4X for $20 each.

Look for this Ultra Cotton T Shirt in Add-Ons!
Look for this Ultra Cotton T Shirt in Add-Ons!

Canvas Messenger Bag 

This roomy vintage style canvas bag features our Weird War I and Savage Worlds logo, slots for pens and pencils, and room for everything you need to play or run the game!

Look for this cool canvas bag in Add-Ons!
Look for this cool canvas bag in Add-Ons!

$15 Private

  • Weird War I Player's Guide (PDF)
  • All unlocked digital stretch goals

No Shipping.

$25 Squad Leader 

  • Weird War I Player's Guide (Regular Edition Print + PDF)
  • All unlocked digital stretch goals

Add $5 to your pledge to upgrade to Limited Edition hardcover (see Add Ons for details).

Padded Envelope Shipping (adding on dice or Bennies will result in an increase in shipping charges during the survey).

$35 Platoon Sergeant 

  • Weird War I Player's Guide (PDF)
  • Weird War I War Master's Handbook (PDF)
  • GM Screen inserts (PDF)
  • Raid on Fort Douaumont adventure (PDF)
  • All unlocked digital stretch goals

No Shipping.

$65 Company Commander 

  • Weird War I Player's Guide (Regular Edition Print + PDF)
  • Weird War I War Master's Handbook (Regular Edition Print + PDF)
  • GM Screen + Raid on Fort Douaumont (Print + PDF)
  • All unlocked digital stretch goals

Add $5/book to your pledge to upgrade the Player's Guide or War Master's Handbook to Limited Edition hardcover (or $10 for both, see Add Ons for details).

Padded Envelope Shipping (adding on dice or Bennies will result in an increase in shipping charges during the survey).

$120 Battalion Commander 

  • Weird War I Player's Guide (Regular Edition Print + PDF)
  • Weird War I War Master's Handbook (Regular Edition Print + PDF)
  • GM Screen + Raid on Fort Douaumont adventure (Print + PDF)
  • One set of Bennies (20)
  • One set of Dice (7)
  • Combat Map Set: Village + Trenches (Print + PDF)
  • Combat Map Set: Bridge + No Man’s Land (Print + PDF)
  • All unlocked digital stretch goals

Add $5/book to your pledge to upgrade the Player's Guide or War Master's Handbook to Limited Edition hardcover (or $10 for both, see Add Ons for details).

Medium Box Shipping.

$150 Merchant 

  • 4 X Weird War I Player's Guides (Regular Edition Print + PDF)
  • 2 X Weird War I Player's Guides (Limited Edition Print)
  • 2 X Weird War I War Master's Handbooks (Regular Edition Print + PDF)
  • 2 X Weird War I War Master's Handbooks (Limited Edition Print)
  • 2 X Weird War I GM Screen + Raid on Fort Douaumont adventures (Print + PDF)
  • 1 X Weird War I Combat Map Set: Village + Trenches (Print + PDF)
  • 1 X Weird War I Combat Map Set: Bridge + No Man’s Land (Print + PDF)
  • All unlocked digital stretch goals

Free shipping to locations in the continental United States. Other locations will be assessed a shipping charge after the Kickstarter.

PDFs are for the retailer's personal use only and not for resale.

$200 Twilight Legionnaire 

  • Weird War I Player's Guide (Regular Edition Print + PDF)
  • Weird War I War Master's Handbook  (Regular Edition Print + PDF)
  • GM Screen + Raid on Fort Douaumont adventure (Print + PDF)
  • One set of Bennies (20)
  • One set of Dice (7)
  • Combat Map Set: Village + Trenches (Print + PDF)
  • Combat Map Set: Bridge + No Man’s Land (Print + PDF)
  • All unlocked digital stretch goals

Add $5/book to your pledge to upgrade the Player's Guide or War Master's Handbook to Limited Edition hardcover (or $10 for both, see Add Ons for details).

PLUS:

  • Weird Wars Rome (Regular Edition Print + PDF) (add $5 to your pledge to upgrade to Limited Edition hardcover)
  • Weird Wars Rome GM Screen with Nox Germanica adventure (Print + PDF)
  • Combat Map: Druid Circle / Village (Print + PDF)
  • Combat Map: Frontier Fortress / Village (Print + PDF)
  • Weird Wars Rome Imperial March soundtrack (MP3)
  • Weird Wars Rome Creature Feature: Hydra (PDF)
  • Weird Wars Rome Creature Feature: Cyclops (PDF)
  • Weird Wars Rome Res Romana: Class & Religion (PDF)
  • Weird Wars Rome: The Half-Set Sun adventure (PDF)
  • Weird Wars: Tour of Darkness (Hardback + PDF) (This is an 8.5 x 11 book in hardcover only--do not add $5 for a Limited Edition version)
  • Weird Wars II (PDF only -- sorry, this title is currently out of print)

Large Box Shipping.

 • $10,000: To War! UNLOCKED! All backers get digital copies of the battle maps. (Those who back for the print versions get them automatically.)

• $15,000: Archetypes—Civilians! UNLOCKED! Full color, ready to print and play civilian archetype characters such as resistance fighters and those trapped in the horrors of war! Includes Figure Flats! 

• $20,000: Archetypes—The French! UNLOCKED! Full color, ready to print and play infantry archetype characters fighting for France! Includes Figure Flats!

• $25,000: In Vino Veritas Plot Point Campaign! UNLOCKED! The mysterious Teller adds a NEW Plot Point Campaign for the Germans! Try a mission from the other side and deal with an ancient power aroused by the carnage of the Great War. (Remember, this is World War I...the Germans are the aggressors, but they are not Nazis.)

• $30,000: Archetypes—The British! UNLOCKED! Full color, ready to print and play British infantry archetype characters fighting for King and country! Includes Figure Flats!

• $35,000: No Man's Land Adventure: UNLOCKED! John Goff partners up with Teller to bring you a terrible tale of terror in the blood-soaked trenches of the Great War!

• $40,000: Archetypes—The United States! UNLOCKED! Full color, ready to print and play infantry archetype characters fighting for America! Includes Figure Flats!

• $45,000: Archetypes—The Germans! UNLOCKED! Full color, ready to print and play infantry archetype characters fighting for Germany! Includes Figure Flats!

$50,000: Knights of the Air: UNLOCKED! Airmen added to each Archetype set above!

• $55,000: Men of Iron: UNLOCKED! Sailors added to each Archetype set above!

• $60,000: Horrors of Weird War I Figure Flats. UNLOCKED! All the monsters from the game, ready to print, play, and terrorize.

War Never-ending: We'll add an additional One Sheet adventure for every $5K raised after $60k! Help us spread the word and we'll create new adventures and terrors for your campaigns against the dark things that rise in the fear and violence of war!

Weird War I is already in final proofing. Your support helps us print the book and make the extras. This means delivery of the main PDFs within a month of funding and the physical products about 5 months later depending on the printer and shipping.

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

Click the logo to go to DriveThruRPG.com now!
Click the logo to go to DriveThruRPG.com now!

Please note there are no PDF-only Add-Ons; go buy them from www.peginc.com right now! Adding on a physical book means the PDF will not be delivered until after the survey is filled out, which should be in July. 

$2 WWI Wild Die (1): Add an additional Wild Die to your order ($2 each). 

$5 Upgrade any book from regular softcover to Limited Edition hardcover. This applies to the Weird War I Player’s Guide, Weird War I War Master’s Handbook, and Weird Wars Rome books only. 

$10 Savage Worlds Core Rules: One Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer’s Edition in softcover print + PDF. Can't wait until August to get it? Order it today at www.peginc.com! Note the PDF for this item will not be delivered until physical rewards are ready to ship. 

$10 Savage Worlds Status Tokens Set: Die-cut cardboard counters for Shaken, Wounds, Parry penalties, Darkness, and every other status in the game! Can't wait until August to get them? Order them today at www.peginc.com! 

$10 Weird War I Dice (set of 7): a d20, d12, d10, d8, d6, and d4 plus a Weird War I Wild Die.

$10 Tour of Darkness:  in full size hardcover + PDF. Take on the challenges of Vietnam in the first Weird Wars book written for Savage Worlds. Your grunt has 365 days and a wake-up to learn what really lurks in the jungle. Surviving is tough enough, but if your GI is really on the ball, he just might get drafted into the super-secret Phoenix Program and discover far more than he ever wanted about the Plain of Jars and the secret cults of the high mountains.

$15 Weird War I Bennies (set of 20): Five each of four designs on high quality ceramic poker chips. The Weird War I logo is on the reverse side.

$15 Weird War I Combat Map Set: Village + Trenches in print and PDF. These 24 x 30 inch deluxe maps have a 1" grid and are printed on both sides of high-quality, wet and dry erase (even permanent erase!) laminated stock. Note the PDF for this item will not be delivered until rewards are ready to ship: to get the maps faster, back at the reward level.

$15 Weird War I Combat Map Set: Bridge + No Man’s Land in print and PDF. These 24 x 30 inch deluxe maps have a 1" grid and are printed on both sides of high-quality, wet and dry erase (even permanent erase!) laminated stock. Note the PDF for this item will not be delivered until rewards are ready to ship: to get the maps faster, back at the reward level.

$20 Weird War I Player's Guide in softcover (add $5 to upgrade to a Limited Edition hardcover instead) and PDF. Note the PDF for this item will not be delivered until physical rewards are ready to ship. 

$20 Weird War I War Master's Handbook in softcover (add $5 to upgrade to a Limited Edition hardcover instead) and PDF. Note the PDF for this item will not be delivered until physical rewards are ready to ship.

$20 Weird War I hardback GM Screen + Raid on Fort Douaumont adventure in print and PDF. Note the PDFs for this item will not be delivered until physical rewards are ready to ship.

$20 Long Sleeve "Dulce et Decorum Est" T Shirt. Show your love for Savage Worlds and Weird War I with this long sleeve Ultra Cotton T Shirt! Available in sizes Small to 4X for $20 each.

$20 Savage Worlds Horror Companion in print + PDF (available in softcover only—you cannot upgrade this book to hardcover): Bring even more horror to your game! Can't wait until August to get it? Order it today at www.peginc.com! The PDFs for this item will not be delivered until physical rewards are ready to ship.

 $20 Savage Tales of Horror Vol. 1 in softcover + PDF (add $5 to upgrade to Limited Edition hardcover). Requires the Savage Worlds Horror Companion. Can't wait until August to get it? Order it today at www.peginc.com! The PDFs for this item will not be delivered until physical rewards are ready to ship.

 $20 Savage Tales of Horror Vol. 2 in softcover + PDF (add $5 to upgrade to Limited Edition hardcover) Requires the Savage Worlds Horror Companion. Can't wait until August to get it? Order it today at www.peginc.com! The PDFs for this item will not be delivered until physical rewards are ready to ship.

 $20 Savage Tales of Horror Vol. 3 in softcover + PDF (add $5 to upgrade to Limited Edition hardcover) Requires the Savage Worlds Horror Companion. Can't wait until August to get it? Order it today at www.peginc.com! The PDFs for this item will not be delivered until physical rewards are ready to ship.

$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 some story control in the hands of the players and lots of spice into the action. Add story twists like romantic interests, enemies, and larger-than-life opponents at the drop of a hat. See characters pull off amazing feats. Bring more excitement to your gaming table than ever before! This is a bundle of two poker-sized (2.5″ x 3.5″) 54-card, full-color decks for use with Savage Worlds.

$50 Canvas Messenger Bag. This roomy vintage style canvas bag features our Weird War I and Savage Worlds logo, slots for pens and pencils, and room for everything you need to play or run the game!

Risks and challenges

Pinnacle Entertainment Group has launched and delivered multiple Kickstarter projects, including Deadlands Noir, Weird Wars Rome, East Texas University, The Last Parsec, Stone and a Hard Place, The Cackler Graphic Novel, The Sixth Gun, and Rippers. 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

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Private: Player's Guide (PDF) and all unlocked digital extras.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    49 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Squad Leader: Player's Guide (Regular Edition Print + PDF), and all unlocked digital extras.

    ADD $5 to upgrade to Limited Edition hardcover.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    36 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    Platoon Sergeant: Player's Guide (PDF), War Master's Handbook (PDF), GM Screen Inserts (PDF), Raid on Fort Douaumont (PDF), and all unlocked digital extras.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    348 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    Company Commander: Player's Guide (Regular Edition Print + PDF), War Master's Handbook (Regular Edition Print + PDF), GM Screen + Raid on Fort Douaumont (Print + PDF), and all unlocked digital extras.

    ADD $5/book to upgrade to Limited Edition hardcover ($10 for both. See Add-Ons for details).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    310 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    Battalion Commander: Player's Guide (Regular Edition Print + PDF), War Master's Handbook (Regular Edition Print + PDF), GM Screen + Raid on Fort Douaumont (Print + PDF), Bennies, Dice, Combat Map: Village and Trenches (Print + PDF), Combat Map: Bridge + No Man's Land (Print + PDF), and all unlocked digital extras.

    ADD $5/book to upgrade to Limited Edition hardcover ($10 for both. See Add-Ons for details).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    85 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Merchant: Your books arrive to sell before the line hits regular distribution! See Reward Levels section for complete details.

    Free shipping to locations in the continental United States. Other locations will be assessed a shipping charge after the Kickstarter.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Twilight Legionnaire: For the serious Weird Wars fan looking for a great deal!

    As Battalion Commander plus ALL the Weird War books and products listed in the Reward Levels section (see main body for complete details).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    36 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (16 days)