You may have heard about the big Kickstarter release of the new edition of Savage Worlds. Well, Savage Worlds Adventure Edition is out and eager GMs and Players are already having fast, furious, fun. We at Sigil want to help you have even more, so we’re bringing you The Savage Sign!
Inside this amazing-looking volume you’ll find an entertaining bundle of goodies to enhance your Savage fun. There are four immersive settings, exciting new character options, awesome gear, new custom setting rules, creature features, stand-alone Savage Tales, short stories, a 6-page comic, and more to make your fun faster and even more furious!
If you are a Savage Worlds GM, you’ll love the new ready-to-play settings. They feature worlds organized around a familiar central story or theme, but all are original and compelling. Each setting is supported by specialized rules to really create the kind of game experience you want at your table. There are also terrifying and cool creature features, presenting monsters horrible and strange for you to challenge your players’ characters. And each setting includes at least one adventure, complete with maps and pre-generated characters! The Savage Sign will make your games hum and help you create a memorable experience for your players.
If you are a Savage Worlds Player, you’re going to want to get in on this too. The character options alone will have you drooling to play these new Wild Cards, not only in our outstanding original settings but in any Savage Worlds game. Beyond character options, you’ll also find inspiring character folios, portraits, tokens, and maps all to help you imagine your own adventures between sessions!
If you just like games, there’s plenty here for you, including game designer diaries, action-packed comics, gripping short stories, and truly top-quality art by award-winning artists like Jason Engle and Aaron Riley. We hope you’ll want to page through The Savage Sign again and again!
If you play or run Savage Worlds, enjoy comics, fiction, and art, then The Savage Sign is for you!
The goal of this Kickstarter is to raise production funds for the creation of a 96+ page color book and other goodies chock full o' fast, furious, fun!
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Below are some additional details about the content you'll find in this issue of The Savage Sign.
Each setting contains player options, setting rules, gear, a gazetteer, Creature Features, and Savage Tales supporting the setting.
PANTHEON by Ian Eller
Welcome to a world of super-heroic adventure. Here you will find both four colored fisticuffs and secret laden shadows, empowered modern demigods and mere mortals willing to face them.
Our comic, SIGNAL STRENGTH, takes place in the Pantheon setting, and the story will unfold in 6-page chapters through the multiple issues of The Savage Sign.
Our fiction also takes place in the Pantheon setting, and reveals the origin story of a brand new super.
PSINAUT by Aaron Acevedo, Ian Eller, Eugene Marshall
The future. Humankind has expanded into the universe. We have discovered not only wonders without, from the remains of ancient civilizations to a dizzying array of habitable worlds, but also wonders within: the inherent power of consciousness called psionics. Despite its expansions and advances, however, humankind remains ever at war, and in the far future those wars spread across the cosmos powered by billion year old weapons of mysterious origin.
REVOLUTION by Eugene Marshall
Set in France in 1789, on the eve of the French Revolution, Revolution features swashbuckling musketeers dueling in the streets, alchemists concocting strange compounds in their alchemical labs, and intellectuals, spies, and members of secretive, occult societies plotting and plying their revolutionary ideas in the salons of French aristocratic Paris, all while the heady draught of revolution brews across Europe.
VIRULENT by Aaron Acevedo, Sean Bircher, Darrell Hardy, Eugene Marshall, Brain Reeves, and John Wick
This is a post apocalyptic setting of dark survival in a world ruled by three plagues: vampires, werewolves and zombies. The players take the roles of survivors trying to find a way to close the Door: a gateway that links their world to our own.
The Bride by Brian Reeves (Sword & Sorcery Savage Tale)
When a prince's bride-to-be is kidnapped by a vile sorcerer, the heroes ride out to her rescue, only to find things are not always as they appear.
Brimstone Messiah by Matthew Cutter (Modern Horror Savage Tale)
They once followed Grimes on his path to magical revelation. But now a group of former cultists must revisit their darkest nightmares to save a helpless captive—before her blood is offered up to the demon, Nil!
The Wizard by John Goff (Modern Horror Savage Tale)
Heroes’ search for a missing person leads them onto the streets and into an abandoned park where they find a hidden society that stretches from the bottom of the social ladder to the very top.
Land Ho! by Zach Welhouse (Fantasy Savage Tale)
A vengeful pirate is transforming small islands into large warriors! Join a crew of heroic sailors, descend a living mountain, battle a demon, and (possibly) reunite a shattered family.
Savage Worlds Licensees
We also have several other Aces interested in contributing new material for their settings, including Suzerain, Shaintar, Low Life, Tropicana, SAINTS and Synners, and others. We're still working on the final line up however, because we have limited space for additional content.
Our creative team includes Aaron Acevedo, Carol Darnell, Ian Eller, Min Lungelow, Eugene Marshall, Brian Reeves, Alida Saxon, and a host of Sigil's talented creators.
Our team has produced the official art for Savage Worlds products since 2012, among numerous other projects like Deadlands Classic, Torg Eternity, and Unknown Armies. We have won multiple ENnie and Origins Awards for our previous work.
We've also got contributions from Savage Worlds veterans too: Matthew Cutter (Deadlands), John Goff (Deadlands Noir), Darrell Hardy (Irongate), Sean Bircher (Rifts), Sean Roberson (Rifts), Darren Pearce (Suzerain/Shaintar), and Zach Welhouse (Suzerain).
Savage Worlds is a tabletop role-playing game published by Pinnacle Entertainment Group. It is the core ruleset for all Pinnacle’s current roleplaying games, including Deadlands, Rifts, Flash Gordon, Lankhmar, and more. It has everything you need to play narrative or miniature-based games, with quick, simple, yet comprehensive rules for everything from combat to Dramatic Tasks, Chases, and Interludes. The emphasis is on less bookkeeping for the Game Master so she can quickly and easily create worlds and adventures for any setting, and focus on the players and their actions during frenetic combat.
New to Savage Worlds? Want to try it for free? Search the Pinnacle store for “test drive.” They have several options for you to print a simple version of the rules with an adventure to test it for yourself!
This game references the Savage Worlds game system, available from Pinnacle Entertainment Group at www.peginc.com. Savage Worlds and all associated logos and trademarks are copyrights of Pinnacle Entertainment Group. Used with permission. Pinnacle makes no representation or warranty as to the quality, viability, or suitability for purpose of this product.
**Please note that backers pay for printing and shipping costs.**
We are using DriveThruRPG print-at-cost fulfillment for this project. What does that mean exactly? After funds are delivered by Kickstarter, we'll send you a voucher, and then you pay DriveThruRPG the actual costs of printing and shipping, and they ship your products directly. 100% of backer money goes toward creating this project, so we don't have to increase the goal or pledges to cover the costs of printing and shipping.
The estimated print cost for softcover books is $7 and action decks are $6 each. Shipping costs vary by location. DrivethruRPG ships internationally and estimated shipping costs can be found here.
Once we meet our original funding goal, we’ll add Stretch Goals to make this project an even better deal. Let’s unlock as many as we can and make The Savage Sign as entertaining as possible!
Unlocked - $6000 Stretch Goal 1: Additional Savage Tale by Matthew Cutter.
Matt has penned several award-winning game supplements for Deadlands: The Weird West. He wrote Pinnacle’s licensed adaptation of Eric Powell’s Eisner Award-winning The Goon™, contributed a Plot Point Campaign book for The Last Parsec: Eris Beta-V, and his short story “A Lonesome Place to Die” appears in The Cackler graphic novel for Deadlands.
Unlocked - $8000 Stretch Goal 2: Additional Savage Tale by John Goff
John Goff has authored, co-authored, or edited over two dozen works for Pinnacle, John is certainly best known for his first solo project, the Dime Novel Night Train. There is no truth to the rumor, however, that John receives a royalty for each player character slain while playing the adventure.
Unlocked - $10000 Stretch Goal 3: Additional Fiction by Kevin Andrew Murphy.
Kevin Andrew Murphy writes for many worlds, including George R.R. Martin's Wild Cards series (in development for television at Universal), Paizo's Pathfinder Tales, White Wolf's World of Darkness, and worlds of his own invention.
Additional copies of The Savage Sign 01 (PRINT) - add $16 each
Want extra print copies of the book? No problem we will supply addition print-at-cost vouchers for $16 each.
Additional Action Decks (PRINT) - add $6 each
Want extra print-at-cost Action Decks? We've got you covered with additional vouchers for $6 each.
Character Folio / Table Tent (PDF) - add $5
Custom Character/Monster Art - add $125 each
Want to create a signature character or monster of your own to appear in The Savage Sign? With this add-on, you'll work with one of Sigil's artists to create a full-color, digital portrait of a character or monster of your own design. You'll receive a high-resolution, print-ready image, as well as a custom character folio with your new character art inserted.
Custom Maps - add $ 225 each
Want to create a signature map of your own to appear in The Savage Sign? With this pledge level, you'll work with one of Sigil's artists to create a full-color, digital map (8.5 x 5.5 inches) of your own design. You'll receive a high-resolution, print-ready image and PDF of your new map.
Custom Action Decks - add $225 each
Want to create a custom action deck for your game? With this add-on, you'll work with one of Sigil's artists to create 2 full-color joker cards and a card back of your own design. You'll receive high-resolution, print-ready images, as well as a PDF and print-at-cost copy of your new deck.
Thank you so much for considering our project! We deeply appreciate all pledges. Please spread the word and help us bring The Savage Sign to life!
Risks and challenges
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