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Savage Company campaign setting for Pathfinder and 5e

Hundreds of pages of Guns, Orcs, Vehicles, Stories, and Military Action, all fully compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Savage Company campaign setting for Pathfinder and 5e

Hundreds of pages of Guns, Orcs, Vehicles, Stories, and Military Action, all fully compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

$9,490
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138
backers
13days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, December 3 2019 8:51 PM UTC +00:00.

About

What is Savage Company?

The Savage Company Campaign Setting is a compendium of military and monster-themed action designed to be compatible with the rules and campaign settings found in the First Edition of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and now also Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. We’ve played for years, writing our own rules to expand on this type of content because the material we were looking for just didn’t exist. Now we have taken all these things, greatly expanded upon them, and built the concept into a fully-fledged campaign setting that can be played on its own or placed into any existing campaign setting.

Designed to expand options, but not necessarily power-creep; these crazy orcs with their guns and loud rumbling alchemical engined vehicles can be played alongside your traditional swords and sorcery content without much adjustment. The goal has been to add a lot of new content, that works with all of the existing content that is out there.

Evenly mixed with vibrant artwork and thrilling stories throughout the book, this will be a joy to read even when you’re not playing the game.

Savage Company Campaign Setting
What is in the book?

Starting with the city of Tombstone, we have a large region that serves as both a setting for adventures and a home base to send parties to places anywhere in the world. Tombstone is full of locations and NPCs and as a rough and tumble frontier town, it can be quite dangerous.

We have added new races, variants of existing races, and more racial options and feats. Currently, we have about ten races fully written, with a few ideas for more.

There are over 20 classes and archetypes encompassing every type of character, with a heavy focus on archetypes that enable firearm use in new and exciting ways for classes that normally do not get to use guns. To go with these classes are new feats, skills, spells, and additional class options like talents, deeds, and discoveries.

Speaking of guns, we have about 50 weapons fully ready and play-tested, and much more ready to roll out. The focus has been to add weapons that don’t exist in the current game, are balanced to existing weapons, and have a historical flavor somewhere between the wild west, and the Vietnam war.

Along with those guns; are new types of armor, gear and equipment, and a large range of alchemical creations as well. Some of these are non-magical items that have the same effect as magic items currently in the game, and others greatly expand on the military theme. Have no fear, we didn’t forget about the magic. There are many new magic items and magical weapons as well.

Additionally, we have packed the book with iconic characters that showcase the new classes, gear, and short stories that expand upon the world; as well as accurately demonstrate their abilities and equipment in the course of narrative fiction. These characters also have fully built stat blocks at multiple levels, and can be used as pre-generated, or as a base to build your own for many adventures.

Along with our characters we have supplied new vehicles and a modular vehicle customization system that will allow you to quickly design hundreds of robust and wildly different types of vehicles. With these rules also comes the Rolling Road Combat ruleset. Rolling Road brings easy and fast-paced, fluid vehicle combat rules that make fighting on the move fun and deadly. To top it all off, you’ll also get Thrashcans and Thumpsters, unique vehicles that serve as mounts and have no facing rules allowing you to stomp across the battlefield in a mobile armored weapon platform.

Thrashcan Pilot
What are we funding?

Currently, we have 90% of our book completed, comprising of over 400 pages of finished material. Writing the rest will be easy, but we need help funding the remaining art, and having the professionals at Fat Goblin Games format everything into a nice PDF.

We are guys with full-time jobs, and families; however, this hasn't hindered our efforts to fund the core project out of our own pockets. It is our intention to continue to do so. Your pledge will go towards the additional 40 pieces of art we still need inside the book and the layout artists who take our rough documents and turn them into gorgeous PDFs for you.

FINANZES IZ HARD

Additionally, renowned map artist Michael Tumey has agreed to create large detailed city maps of Tombstone and it’s undercity, this will breathe life into the setting and make it much easier to run adventures there.

We’ve also decided to make a second bonus version of the book, FM 420-69(named by Facebook fan submission), an art and lore free and printer-friendly quick reference field manual.

FM 420-69 Field Manual

Working with Q-Workshop, makers of the official Pathfinder dice sets, we’ve created custom sets of Savage Company dice, designed to look like they are made of bone and hand-scrawled with indicator numbers.

Polyhedral Set
d6 Set
Preview

We have a free preview of the book, the Savage Company Recruit Orientation Guide, that you can download now and check out! It contains 4 iconic characters, their stories, artwork, race, class, and all the new equipment each one is carrying. As well as detailed information about the setting and each section of the finished book. If you want to play some Savage Company now instead of waiting, everything you need to get started is right here: for free

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/15528/SHM-Publishing

Savage Company Recruit Orientation Guide FREE!
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The base goal of $3400

Goals

Our base goal of $3,400 is what we need to get the minimum amount of art to complete the book. We will still be providing our own funds while the campaign is ongoing, but this is just enough to push us over the hump and get the book completed. We’re working hard on the book now, and will continue to do so during the campaign in order to deliver the books quickly. We are running dual campaigns and they will be totaled together for determining stretch goals.

We have also partnered with Q-Workshop, the makers of the official Pathfinder dice to produce exclusive Savage Company dice sets for backers. We will be working closely with those on the War Council, General, and Founder levels to design new content and host playtest game sessions. Print copies will be made available through DrivethruRPG.

Estimated delivery Q1 2020

$5000 stretch goal

Stretch goal of $5000

We have a series of planned adventures at multiple levels that can be played with the pre-generated Iconic characters or your own original characters. If we reach this level we will include these for free to all backers who have purchased the Campaign Setting book a set of hand-tailored adventures set in Savage Company Campaign setting including more artwork and full battle maps by Michael Tumey. We will also expand the Bestiary section to include a full listing of encounters added.

Estimated delivery Q1 2020

$7500 stretch goal

Stretch goal of $7500

At this level, we will be able to bring in some extraordinary artists and add additional art to the book that we would love to, but isn't really possible on our current, mostly self-funded budget.

We will be able to create panoramic full scenes packed with action, and characters; really putting you inside the world. There are several well-known artists who we are talking to, but we don’t want to name them until we get them under contract. One we can name however is Marc Lee, who did our cover art and currently does a lot of work for the Warhammer 40k Black Library series. We will update you all as the campaign progresses and are able to release more information.

Estimated delivery Q1 2020

$10,000 stretch goal

Stretch goal of $10,000

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition.

If we reach this stretch goal, we’ll hire a professional developer to help us convert all of the rules to D&D 5e and we will give this additional 5e version of the book for free to all backers who purchased the Campaign Setting book.

Estimated delivery Q2 2020


Backer Tiers and Rewards

Backer tiers

Ghost $5

At this level, your name will become one of the “Ghosts of Tombstone” and you'll be listed as a backer in the book. You will also get a Discord invite and a special backer role on our official server. This level is perfect for those who want to follow the project for a while before deciding what to pledge.

Vanguard $15

At this level, you will receive the full-color Savage Company Campaign Setting PDF at a reduced rate for being one of our first backers, along with all the rewards from Ghost tier. This early bird tier is limited in quantity for early backers.

Recruit $15

You will receive the printer-friendly field manual PDF along with a Discord invite and specialized role. This is the most basic tier that grants access to the new rules and content in the campaign setting.

Enlisted $20

At this level, you will receive the full-color Savage Company Campaign Setting PDF with all the beautiful artwork and awesome stories, along with a Discord invite and specialized role and your name published in the book. Don’t miss out; support us at this level to receive the entire Campaign Setting PDF along with all the rewards from Ghost tier.

Lance $30.

At this level, you will receive the printer-friendly field manual and the full-color Campaign Setting. You will also receive all the rewards of the Enlisted tier such as Discord roles and being listed in the book. This is the most comprehensive digital book tier.

Sergeant $50 - limit 100

As a Sergeant, you will get the full-color Savage Company Campaign Setting PDF, the printer-friendly Field Manual and a set of 8 custom Savage Company d6 Dice.

Staff Sergeant $50 - limit 100

As a Staff Sergeant, you will get the full-color Savage Company Campaign Setting PDF, the printer-friendly Field Manual, and a custom Savage Company Polyhedral 7-Dice Set.

Commander $70 - limit 100

At this level, you will get the full-color Savage Company Campaign Setting PDF, the printer-friendly Field Manual, a set of 8 custom Savage Company d6 Dice, and the Savage Company Polyhedral 7-Dice Set.

Field Marshall $100 - limit 100

The Field Marshall tier grants you first-run copies of the softcover editions of both books, as well as all previous rewards. Every PDF and both sets of custom dice, special Discord access, and your name in the book. This is the lowest physical book tier.

War Council $250 - limit 6

A seat on the War Council: You’ll get all previous rewards and special admittance to the War Council on Discord, with sneak peeks at yet-to-be-released content and input on design, along with an online playtest session with the developers and your friends.

General $500 - limit 4

As a General, you get all the rewards of the War Council tier, but you also get to help design a unique NPC that will be included in the book that comes with its own artwork.

Founder $1000 - limit 2

The Founder tier receives the same rewards as the War Council tier and will get to work closely with the writers to design an Iconic Character, develop a short story for that character, and weigh in on special art that will go in the final book.

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge will be to complete the artwork on time for our publishing goal, to help mitigate this we are working on it now, even before any Kickstarter funds will arrive. Less funding will mean it takes longer, but the book will be completed even without meeting any crowdfunding goals.
Another concern is the lead time from Q-Workshop, they often take anywhere from 60 to 120 days to manufacture the product and a lot of the timeframe is dependent on their current workload and backlog. If there are delays in manufacturing that will only postpone the shipping of those items, and will not impact the rest of the project.
We have been very wary about the potential to over-promise, which is why we waited until nearly all of the book was written before choosing to launch any funding campaigns.

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    • Printed Softcover of the Savage Company Campaign Setting book
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    • Playtest session with developers
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    • Printed Softcover of the Field Manual book
    • Custom Savage Company Polyhedral 7-Dice Set
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    • Printed Softcover of the Savage Company Campaign Setting book
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    • Custom Savage Company Set of Eight d6 Dice
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    • War Council access
    • Playtest session with developers
    • Printed Softcover of the Savage Company Campaign Setting book
    • Printed Softcover of the Field Manual book
    • Custom Savage Company Polyhedral 7-Dice Set
    • Custom Savage Company Set of Eight d6 Dice
    • Savage Company Campaign Setting PDF
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