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Greetings Dragonlaird Gaming Fans,
After the successful launch of my product line with Savage Characters Volume 1, I’ve been focusing on promoting the product and planning follow-on activities. I’d appreciate any additional buzz that can be generated or leads I can follow up with to obtain more exposure for the product. It is very high quality and great value for the price.
As follow-ups I’m working on some concepts (short fiction or adventures) in support of the four settings which got their first glimpses in SCV1.
“A Touch of Frost” – an enigmatic patron sends our heroes to the ruins of Greece in search of a key to destroying the Dragon God in Rome. (Dark Ages and Dragon Gods)
“Death Comes to Black Water” – Southern Veterans and survivors of the Civil War brave the hostile and mystical West to hunt down the Union raiders who ruined their lives. The trail leads to the boom town of Black Water which has many secrets of its own. (Ghost Lands and Sixguns)
“Loose Cannons” – New York City is going to Hell, literally. A handful of made men are trying to stop it and now they have to hunt down rogue cops attacking the Families across the city.
“Last Flight Out” – A colony planet is being abandoned. Will a free trader crew with a broken ship be left behind when the Royal Stellar Navy carrier leaves for the last time? (Theta Ships and Iron Men)
DLG Artist Gordon Napier has a trailer out for a motion comic he’s created. Looks like a ton of genre-bending goodness!
Nothing is perfect in this world and we’ve found a few minor items to update in Savage Characters, Volume 1. We’ll be posting a new version to the file to DriveThruRPG very soon.
Currently in development is a story set in the Theta Ships and Iron Men universe which ties in some of the characters from Volume 1.
The wheels keep turning at Dragonlaird Gaming!
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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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.
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.
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!
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!
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.