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Press Release for Savage Characters Volume 1

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Dragonlaird Gaming presents Savage Characters Volume 1

RPGs and Savage Worlds are all about the characters. Whether you’re a Gamemaster or a Player, there are times you need some inspiration. Savage Characters Volume 1 brings you twenty fully developed, rich characters to inspire your adventures and campaigns.

There are five characters in each of four Dragonlaird Gaming settings which can easily be used in similar genres: Fantasy, Haunted West, Modern Horror, and Space Opera.Each character is presented with a full body color portrait, history and description, stats including a complete 100 point build ladder, and five adventure hooks, one for each rank. The characters have ties together you can leverage whether they are allies or enemies. In addition to the characters there is a teaser for each setting walking through some of the key aspects of the setting and the flavor of it. This includes a large piece of art and several detailed locations ripe for adventures and scenes.

The product is available for reviews and the author is available for interviews.

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Savage Characters, Volume 1 now on sale

After much hard work and the contributions of friends new and old, Dragonlaird Gaming is pleased to announce publication of my first solo project, Savage Characters Volume 1. The journey began with a conversation with a new neighbor who turned out to be a very cool artist. It took many turns along the way from the high of getting license permission from Shane Hensley on the floor of the Origins convention to the grind of orchestrating all the pieces to the finish line.

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I’m very happy to work with the team that I did and acknowledge their vital contributions:
Bart Browne – Theta Ships and Iron Men illustrator
Jesse Griffith – Ghost Lands and Sixguns illustrator
Norm Hensley – Savage Guru
Heather Miller – Layout Queen
Gordon Napier – Dark Ages and Dragon Gods illustrator
Vicki Moon Spiegel – Demon Streets and Made Men illustrator

Without further ado, go out and grab yourself a fresh copy to find out what all the fuss is about.

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Savage Characters project update

Greetings Dragonlaird Gaming Fans!

Just a quick update on the Savage Characters Volume 1 project.  We’ve had to switch layout designers but are pleased to welcome Heather Miller to our team.  We’re already looking at drafts of covers and layouts.  My new target is to have Savage Characters Volume 1 published to DriveThruRPG.com before GenCon in August.

Once this project is up on that site, I can turn my attentions to supporting materials for the settings established in that product.  My primary focus will be Dark Ages and Dragon Gods with the potential to run a series of games in the setting at Origins 2015.

Watch here for sneak peeks of the covers and inside layouts before we unleash these Savage Characters on the world! :)

Call for Artists

The Savage Characters project has hit some choppy waters. The content has been complete but we’re running into issues with the art. Our original artist can now only commit to one quarter of the work so I’m seeking three other artists (one per setting for visual consistency) to contribute to the work. The model is back end royalty rather than fee for work so I’m not looking for established professionals. I’m looking for good artists who are trying to break into the business, who could benefit from exposure in a tabletop RPG product for Savage Worlds. We’re all curious to see what sort of market there is out there for the product and if it is strong, I’ve got a lot of good follow-on ideas.

I’ve posted a summary of the opportunity and terms here: Description

Thanks to everyone for their help in this search!

Jim

Welcome to the Nam will be published by Pinnacle Entertainment Group

This weekend I got acceptance from Shane Hensley to publish my Tour of Darkness adventure, “Welcome to the Nam” with Pre-generated Characters, along with a renewal of the setting itself later this year.

Behind the Curtain: Savage Characters

Here’s a draft piece of art from the Savage Characters project. (Copyrighted, do not distribute without attribution: Josh Minto)

Milos Keegan: Scum on the bottom of humanity's shoe

Scum on the bottom of humanity's shoe

Happy New Year!

Greetings to all Dragonlaird Gaming Fans!

Work continues on the Savage Characters project. I’m actually sketching out more and more for each of the four DLG settings that support the four genres which is slowing down the finalizing the characters, adventure hooks, etc. We’ve got half the full drafts complete (Haunted West, Modern Crime/Horror). I’m moving on to the fantasy/historical Earth setting Olde World Revealed and I’m hoping to wrap up full draft text by end of January and then space opera in February.

The project team is moving forward with editing, artwork, rules verification, and layout. I’m hoping to have the product released by early 2Q this year.

Cheers!

Jim

Not Dead… Need Better Title

Hey Gang, I’m not dead (yet), just pounded by work travel to point of getting little done on the Savage Characters project. I shall forge ahead though!

Looking for feedback on a better title for my Modern Horror Savage Worlds Setting. I’ve got the working title of Criminal Insanity (mix organized crime/Godfather/The Town genre with Horror twist-genre) but now the setting has become more aware of religion and Hell. Each person sees the evil entities as the demons or devils of their own culture. Priests of different religions discover they actually have powers (if they actually had faith) and the biggest risk is your soul.

Whoever suggests the best name gets credit for it in the book!

Cheers and Happy Holidays!

Jim

Update: Criminal Insanity

As mentioned before I’m creating four Savage Worlds settings as part of the Savage Characters project I’m working on. One or more of these settings may grow up to be a Plot Point Campaign and more, but that’s later.

The new setting is called Criminal Insanity and mixes life in the criminal underworld of a fictitious modern city with the creeping take-over of evil spirits from another dimension. Thugs, Guns, and Horror for your gaming pleasure.