Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Caladon Falls - Fundraising Project!

I was alerted earlier today about this little fundraising project on twitter and I thought I would do what I could to help out.  Savage Mojo is trying to get their setting book, for the Savage World's RPG printed and ready for Gen Con 2011!  They need your help and have set up a fundraising project to try and meet some of the financial needs.  I should make it pretty clear, I have never actually played a game of Savage Worlds.  I would very much like to give it a try at some point, but for now, I am left waiting.  I have however gotten a chance to look at this book, in PDF form, and I can tell you that it is 150 pages of pretty awesome stuff.  I haven't had a chance to give it a full read yet, and there is a lot of rules specific stuff that I don't quite understand (given my lack of Savage Worlds rules knowledge) but the setting itself seems to be made of awesome and I can totally see myself playing a game or three (or four... or many more) in this setting.

Currently, they are about one third of the way into their $7500 goal with only about 11 days left on the clock.  Time's ticking.  Here's some more info regarding the project and what they are aiming to accomplish with this fundraising effort.

Our Story
Caladon Falls is Savage Mojo’s first foray into fantasy setting books designed for Savage Suzerain, using Pinnacle's award-winning Savage Worlds rules. Kicked off in November as a PDF, we’ve been asked repeatedly when it will be in print. With your help, we’d like to answer that with, “Before Gen Con 2011!”
As the trailer shows, there are a lot of people who have worked their hearts out to produce a top-notch, high-art, high-quality roleplaying game (RPG) book packed with stunning visuals, intriguing plots, and inventive prose. Caladon Falls is brought to you by names you’ll know and those we hope will become some of your new favorites. And every one of us wants you to experience Caladon Falls the most complete way possible: by owning it for yourself – in print.
The Impact
Funds raised through this campaign go toward the production costs of a 750 book, limited edition print-run for Caladon Falls in its full glory. Each book is hard cover containing full-color interiors on high-quality paper. Those who choose to support us at qualifying tiers will get a copy shipped to them along with any other goodies at their chosen tier. Your generosity will help us gain the ability to put additional books on retailers’ shelves for others to access, increasing awareness of our company and introducing more gamers to the Suzerain Universe. If we do not meet our full goal, the funds will still be used to provide the perks promised and put some copies on our convention tables by way of an alternative printing plan.
What We Need & What You Get
We have twelve tiers to enable you to help as you wish. Every sponsor matters and every increment helps! From $1 to simply be remembered as helping to $39 to get not just the physical book, but also the accompanying PDFs of both the full GM's book and the player's guide to our super-crazy, $549 Patron of Suzerain tier with so much stuff you won't believe we're offering it. Printed Gamescapes maps, custom character sheets, short stories dedicated to you, and so much more are available just because you want to help us reach our goals.

It definitely seems like a worthy cause to me.  Try to do what you can! I'm sure they will appreciate it.

2 comments:

  1. Indeed, I've been beating this drum for a bit. I'm a BIG Savage Worlds fan, and I've reviewed a ton of SW stuff...the plot point campaign is at once very familiar fantasy fare, but also has kind of a Warhammer/Dragon Age "War Against Chaos" kinda bent to it that really plays to Savage Worlds' strengths (plenty of opportunities for squad level combat, and even a Mass Combat or two)...and unlike a lot of fundraiser projects, as you saw for yourself, this one is DONE...they're just trying to meet the print budget.

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  2. We've been asked if folks can play Caladon Falls without using Savage Suzerain (which requires Savage Worlds Explorer's Edition), and while you get a better result by using Caladon Falls as it's meant to be, with a bit of work, it can certainly be ported or simply mined for ideas.

    There is a lot of background information that puts alternative play styles within reach of a resourceful GM. We appreciate folks looking at the campaign (www.indiegogo.com/Caladon-Falls) just to see what it is. If you like what you see, please scroll to the bottom of the Perks and click the "feature it!" link and use the tools beneath the trailer to share the page. Spreading the word is half the battle to getting the funding for any project like this.

    Have a great day!

    Vickey for the Savage Mojo Family & Caladon Falls Team

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