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Rewards Update Summary
- $20 Reward Level: Now you get not 1, but 2 Serf Pro Dice, and can choose 1 of 3 Savage Worlds Character Asset Modules: Deadlands Reloaded, Hell on Earth Reloaded, and The Savage World of Solomon Kane. And, for this level only, International Shipping is being reduced to $5. This is in addition to everything you get at the $10 level.
- $35 Reward Level: Now you get all three of those new modules, including: Deadlands Reloaded, Hell on Earth Reloaded, and The Savage World of Solomon Kane in addition to everything else at the $35 reward level.
- Everything $60 and Above: you get all 12 character asset modules (SWDE, Fantasy, Horror, Super Powers, Deadlands, Hell on Earth, Solomon Kane, Space 1889, 50 Fathoms, Weird War II, Slipstream, and Rippers), the extra die, and everything else you were expecting.
Let's make these final few days really count! Let's talk Stretch Goals:
- At $4,500: We will work on being able to print characters onto good old paper so that they resemble the Savage Worlds character sheets. This will be great for anyone looking to make up characters for a one-shot or a convention game.
- At $5,500: We will have themed digital character sheets for our Optimized Mobile Clients. Making a Deadlands Character? Then give your digital character sheet the Deadlands look and feel you expect. Digital Themes will come as apart of the appropriate module once they're available.
These are features that have been brought up previously on the project; but now we're getting serious about them. Get us to those levels and we'll make them happen all the sooner.
Hello Kickstarters! At Serf Productions we are very pleased to be launching our very first Kickstarter project. Savage Outfitter is a digital tools platform for the Savage Worlds pen and paper role-playing game.
While most tools for tabletop role-playing stop at character creation, Savage Outfitter has you supported all the way. Creating, updating, and advancing characters; managing custom assets (hindrances, edges, gear, etc.); finding premium and fan assets; and tracking your status during play are all supported by Savage Outfitter. With all of your data stored in the Cloud, you can create and update your character wherever you want and she’ll be ready to go on any device you bring to the table.
Help us turn this product into a reality and become a backer today.
Serf Productions is a digital entertainment company committed to the idea of producing Open Source gaming products. Savage Outfitter is our first foray into the gaming industry; before this, most of us have been working in the public sector developing a wide range of applications for a variety of customers. We’ve done front-end, back-end, middleware, cloud computing and a variety of other things that we won’t bore you with. But now we’re stepping out on our own and creating something that we’d personally like to see on the market: digital tools for tabletop role playing games done right.
If you’re not already familiar with Savage Worlds, we highly suggest you check it out. It’s an award-winning role playing game system brought to us by Pinnacle Entertainment that allows you to take on the role of heroes in any setting you can imagine. Sci-Fi to Fantasy, historical or modern; several high quality settings and modules have been published, including: Deadlands Reloaded, Sundered Skies, Slipstream, and several others. Here is a more complete list of published settings.
As a Digital Tools Platform, Savage Outfitter won’t just be one product; but multiple products designed to work together seamlessly. The website will provide access to anyone with a modern web browser. Native Android™ and iOS™ clients will provide users of those platforms with a convenient means to access all of their information at the table. The website and mobile clients will all be cloud-enabled; empowering users to create characters at a desktop computer and use their smartphone or tablet at the gaming table. The reverse is also be true in that you can create or update characters on a mobile device and see those changes on your desktop. For a more comprehensive look at these features, check out our Savage Outfitter website for yourself.
We’ve come to Kickstarter because we really love the whole idea of everyday people supporting each other to fulfill their dreams. An entire community devoted to supporting inspiring projects opens up so many opportunities for creative people everywhere.
But more specifically, we've come to Kickstarter because we need funding to be able to develop optimized clients for iOS™ - Apple’s platform for the iPhone™, iPodTouch™, and iPad™. Apple™ is a bit picky about which systems you can use to develop an iOS App on; so we need a new development computer. We also need to pay for development fees and test devices.
We already have old and new Android™ phones and tablets, including the original Droid, the Galaxy Nexus, the Asus eee Transformer, and a Nook Color™. We also have several development computers running Linux and Windows; and our website is already hosted in the Cloud.
At Serf Productions, we believe in the ideas of Open Source Software and “Release early, Release Often”. As such users will see the fruits of our labor quickly and everyone can see exactly where we are in the project at any given time. Users will be able to enjoy features as we finish them and provide feedback, enabling us to focus on providing only the features that the community actually needs.
And so that we don’t have to completely rely on the goodness of your Savage souls, here are some rewards for Kickstarting this project:
Savage Worlds Deluxe Assets Module
For a mere $2, Novice heroes receive access to the Savage Worlds Deluxe Assets Module through Savage Outfitter. This digital content pack allows you to make characters directly from the Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition rules.
Our modules (see below) contain additional edges, hindrances, gear, powers, etc. from the relevant books.
Companion Asset Modules
At $10, a Novice hero will also receive ALL 3 Savage Worlds Companion Asset Modules, each containing hindrances, edges, powers, etc. from the original books.
Arm your dwarven warrior with all-new Edges and a legendary axe so that he can stand against terrible dragons, loathsome demons, and even the most-dreaded giant bees! This digital content pack includes all of the character assets from the Savage Worlds Fantasy Companion.
Take your Savage Worlds games to new depths of darkness with the Horror Companion. This digital content pack includes all of the character assets from the Savage Worlds Horror Companion.
The Super Powers Companion gives you everything you need to create your own superhero. This digital content pack includes all of the character assets from the Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion.
For all subsequent rewards: International customers please add $20 for shipping.
Savage Outfitter Wild Die
At $20, Seasoned heroes will also receive 1 of the 8 PEG Inc. Character Asset Setting Modules, your name in the credits, a Thank You letter and a Kickstarter Exclusive Savage Outfitter Wild Die! That's 5 total modules.
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Savage Outfitter Electronics Bag
At $35, Seasoned Heroes will also get 2 more PEG Inc. Character Asset Settings Modules, a nifty Kickstarter Exclusive Savage Outfitter Electronics Pouch for storing your phone! That's 7 modules total.
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Savage Outfitter Media Sleeve
At $60, Veteran Heroes will also get all of our initial modules, and a Kickstarter Exclusive Savage Outfitter Media Sleeve. That's 12 modules total!
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Savage Outfitter Stylus/Pen
At $85, Veteran Heroes will also get a Kickstarter Exclusive Savage Outfitter Stylus/Pen! Perfect for using with smartphone, tablets, and paper.
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Savage Outfitter Survival Pack
At $160, Heroic individuals will also get a Kickstarter Exclusive Savage Outfitter Backpack containing all of your other prizes! Perfect for keeping your gaming supplies together.
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At Serf Productions, we are all very excited about this project and we hope that you are as well. Remember, unless we meet our minimum funding requirements we won’t get anything at all; and neither will you... Well, at least as far as the rewards are concerned. We plan on soldiering on if we don’t get funded, even though it'll take longer to realize the whole vision.
Will other people be able to access your files? I'm specifically thinking of a player group, so as a GM, if I create a custom setting with relevant edges etc, can the players access those custom edges on their own devices? Preferably without the ability t
Savage Outfitter is being designed from the ground up to support the sharing of assets in modules. Official Licensees will be able to do it and charge for modules as they see fit, and everyone else can create and share assets under the Fan license. So, if you have a custom setting with its own character creation assets, you can create your own module which Savage Outfitter will host. And if you only want to share with your group, and not the rest of the world, modules can be invite-only.
Also, everyone accessing Savage Outfitter will be authenticated (i.e. - only you should be able to access your account), and the only way to edit your module would be to have the appropriate authorizations (permissions). By default, you're the only one who can edit your modules.
I understand that characters will be available "in the cloud", but will they also be available locally? Will I be able to carry all my data and character sheets on my tablet without needing access to the internet?
We are planning on being able to utilize either the Browser's Local Storage via HTML5, or the optimized clients will just cache the data locally.
This way when you are online, you can be up-to-date with "the cloud"; and when you're offline you can utilize what data you have cached. Cached data should include all of your characters and the data that they use. Hopefully, we'll also be able to cache all of the modules that you have access to; this will probably be device/client dependent.
Will this work like a standard character generator on my PC where I can create a SW character and then print the character off to carry with me to the table or will the character only be available through my smart device?
Savage Outfitter will work like a 'standard character generator' on your computer. You'll be able to generate a character and either print it out to a form fill-able PDF, or just have it on your tablet/smartphone. We understand that not everyone has smart phones or tablets, and that even some who do would still prefer to use paper and pencils.
Do note though, that this feature may not make the initial release. We're doing our best to follow the ideal of "Release Early, Release Often". So, do know that if it isn't in there right away, it'll get there quickly.
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