About this project
Um... quickly explain what is High-Space?
High-Space is a science fiction setting for Savage Worlds, the tabletop RPG. You require a copy of the Savage Worlds rules in order to play, but those rules are quite cheap to buy either from your LGS, or on-line.
The setting for High-Space focuses on several novel key elements:
- Stylish, science-fiction specific rules for Savage Worlds
- Exciting futuristic locales
- Exotic playable alien races
- The best Starship combat and construction rules in any setting (in our opinion, ahem!)
Welcome back, Commander...
The original High-Space was a big success on RPGNow, and this new version will expand to cover the interstellar diaspora known as the 'PanDominion' which was previously only hinted at, including the various races, agencies and factions that compete for the control of half a galaxy.
We also want to build you a 'Control Deck' of 42(+?) printed gaming cards, that meld gorgeous artwork with the key rules and resources of the game, to make your Savage gaming even faster, more fun, and more furious!
What are the main sections of the game?
- Characters, with new playable races, cultures, backgrounds, Edges, Skills, and Hindrances, that create the beating artificial(?) hearts inside the metal...
- Starships, with more Edges, revised construction rules, and more combat and spacefighting options, to explore the galaxy and be the one to make first-contact...
- Alien races, a whole menagerie of civilized and not-so-civilized races for a great campaign...
- The PanDominion - a galactic powerhouse administered by artificial intelligences, based on the ideal of growth by the 'contact', 'uplifting', (and if necessary 'intervention') of other cultures and races; a stylish setting that plays by a new set of rules...
- Sci-Fi rules - cinematic rules/adaptations to make your Savage Worlds even more 'sci-fi'!
Tell us more about those Stretch Goals...
A set of desktop wallpapers in the common sizing’s, themed with HS art, backer-only versions!
Digital maps and icons/tokens for popular online-gaming portals, as selected from a backer survey.
A starship, just for you, our backers! We will send a survey of the options for your vote, and write up the winning choice. Includes background material, statblock (based on the current rules), and maps/floorplans.
BONUS Goal: Tyaborg Quickstart Player's Pack
This new High-Space stretch goal will see an EXPANDED XENOFORM entry for the Tyaborg and a Quickstart Player’s Pack. The expanded information includes insights into the Imperial Nest, a unique Tyaborg Edge, unique Gear, one unique Transonic or regular vehicle, and one unique Starship Edge for Tyaborg ships. Everything needed to play these reptilian soldiers of the PanDomonion.
Once we reach this level, then for every 100 backers we have, we will add +1 card to the Control Deck, targeting the most commonly referenced rules and resources.
A PDF detailing the 3 external agencies of the U.G.P. (First-Contact, Uplift, Intervention), including the people, agendas, gear, training, successes, and (sometimes) shameful secrets of each organization.
One more starship, just for you our backers! We will send a survey of the options for your vote, and write up the winning choice. Includes background material, statblock (based on the current rules), and maps/floorplans.
Spanish translation of the core reward (High-Space, the book) in PRINT & PDF format (NB: When it comes time to choose your Print version you will be asked to specify English OR Spanish; you still only get a reward of one book for your pledge. Additional copies in each language may be available depending on print run costs, and final funding.)
A PDF adventure about a group of characters caught in the middle of tensions between the different UGP agencies and the 'Minds' that coordinate the PanDominion, regarding the fate of a recently discovered alien race. There are factions within the UGP that believe the aliens must be 'intervened' against, and Minds that want to see the aliens 'uplifted' into the PanDominion seemingly regardless of the cost. The characters will also have the chance to discover the truth about the aliens for themselves...
Yet another starship! Just for our backers! We will send a survey of the options for your vote, and write up the winning choice. Includes background material, statblock (based on the current rules), and maps/floorplans.
A PDF source book for the three military arms of the UGP; Field, Aero, and Armada. Including official ranks and insignia, key personnel, equipment and vehicles, as well as black operations and astro-political tensions.
Meet the team...
In case you are wondering just who and what Storyweaver is... we Joe, Patrick, Jaie, Ray, and Stuart, are an Aussie publishing group that works on a collegial model - we all produce, handle logistics, write, edit, and even occasionally do graphics and layout, and we all take care of the business. High-Space as a product line is the positronic-brain-child of Patrick 'JiaoshouX' Taylor , who has numerous publishing and contributing credits for Savage Worlds, Heavy Gear, 3.5 OGL (including the Psihammer rules), various indie titles, and even the old Warhammer Roleplay game!
Risks and challenges
We have selected modest goals.
We have taken on board insightful fan-based feedback.
We have done incredibly detailed planning, and understand the cost-per-page for development, printing, and distribution.
And Storyweaver has track record of quality production.
We believe that we will deliver you a great product, on time.
That said.. this is our first Kickstarter (as hosts, not backers). Also the stretch goal to achieve a non-English translation of the core book is new to us. Si! Eso es correcto! If all goes to plan, and that stretch goal is reached, we will be bringing you High-Space in Spanish (but not in Klingon!) Storyweaver folk have employed translation services before, but this will be a first for us as publishers. (Yay!) We already have our costs worked out, and will bring all our external experience to bear to make this work!
NB: The shipping costs shown are projections only, and based on the AUD to USD exchange rate at the time of the project launch.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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