Weird Wars Rome - Savage Worlds

A project in Chandler, AZ by Shane Hensley

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In the Celtic wilds, the forests of Germania, the deserts of Egypt, and the arenas of Rome, dark things rise...
Backers: 831
Average Pledge Per Backer: $56

Funded: $46,805 of $6,000
Dates: Jul 30th -> Aug 29th (30 days)
Project By: Shane Hensley
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Latest News

Last Few Hours--and Thanks! (Important)

August 28th - via:
Like our Deadlands Noir project, we didn't really know what kind of reaction we'd get to Weird Wars Rome. We know WE'RE excited about it, but we're excited about everything. ;) We had no idea so many of YOU would want to don the lorica segmentata,... (Read More)

The Half Set Sun

August 24th - via:
FIVE Days Left!Our next unlockable reward is "The Half-Set Sun," an adventure that takes place in the harsh deserts of North Africa, where a Centurion and his warriors must lead an entire Century against the foes of Rome. This adventure truly... (Read More)

GenCon, Monsters, Egypt, and Legacies!

August 21st - via:
GenCon was a huge success for us--and TONS of fun! We ran dozens of demos, there were over 100 independent Savage Worlds games run, we announced some new upcoming projects, sold hundreds of Deadlands Noir books to those who missed our first... (Read More)

NWNP Podcast Episode 180 – Gen Con 2013 Part 1: Jack Emmert & Shane Hensley

August 19th - via:
Please join Brian aka Sir Brian and Ben aka Aroen from the Realms of Trinity as they head out to the 2013 Gen Con game fair. In this episode, they interview two of the largest innovators in RPG game creation history. First, they interviewed Jack Emmert, CEO of Cryptic Studios, where they talked about Neverwinter and how Jack got his start in the video gaming industry. Next, Ben and Brian catch up with the very talented and accomplished game author, Shane Hensley, CEO and founder of Pinnacle Entertainment Group, where they discussed his Kick Starter project, Weird Wars Rome and much more! (Read More)

Off to GenCon and Archetype Preview!

August 14th - via:
We're off to GenCon (Booth #619--with Studio2) so we might be a little slow in answering questions for the next few days. We'll have a cool little postcard at the booth with artwork for Weird Wars Rome on one side and an encounter you can add to most... (Read More)

Weird Wars Rome Continues Pinnacle's Long Run of Great High Concept Campaigns

A few years ago, at the height of the d20 Boom, a medium sized game publisher called Pinnacle Entertainment Group released a d20 version of their signature role playing game Deadlands. The d20 version was released in an attempt to take advantage of the recent increase in interest in the role playing game market sparked by the 3rd Edition of Dungeons & Dragons. The book sold well enough, but instead of increasing the Deadlands fan base it ended up alienating some fans who believed Pinnacle was abandoning their old Greg Gorden designed masterpiece. This wasn't the case, but the damage was done and sales declined. (Read More)

RoleplayDNA U: Shane Hensley

August 13th - via:
Today’s visiting faculty member is Shane Hensley founder of the Pinnacle Entertainment Group. Today Shane discussed his gaming background, ordering Dungeons and Dragons from the Sears catalog, Deadlands Noir, the Kickstarter for Weird Wars: Rome, his upcoming scheduled appearances at Gen Con and TactiCon, and which team of superheroes he would GM for. (Read More)

August News

August 11th - via:
The purveyors of Savage Worlds are putting together some funds for a new entry into their military history meets dark fantasy game line with Weird Wars: Rome. The kickstarter has already cleared it’s funding goal, but with seventeen days left there are still plenty of bonuses on the line; including more adventures, figure flats and supplements. (Read More)

Time to Spread the Word...and a Sneak Peek!

August 10th - via:
Hey all! As mentioned when we started, this is a different kind of Kickstarter for us. If it ended today we'd be just fine and thrilled with the extra help and attention you're giving Weird Wars Rome. That said, the more you help us get the word... (Read More)

A Taste of Rome

August 9th - via:
No, we don't mean food--though that sounds delicious--we mean the two Wendigo Tales short stories that have now been released over at the Pinnacle website. Here's the link and descriptions for those who want to start sharpening their gladius.* *Yes,... (Read More)

Kickstarting our wishes!

August 4th - via:
Finalmente sono entrato anche io in questo nuovo mondo del crowdfunding. A farmi fare il grande salto non è stato un videogame, ma un Gioco di Ruolo: Weird Wars Rome. (Read More)

Unlockable Reward Schedule

August 3rd - via:
Thanks again to everyone who helped us fund Weird Wars Rome in less than two hours! We especially appreciate the great feedback we've received about this very different kind of Kickstarter with fewer updates and simpler Reward levels. This should... (Read More)

Hope Springs Eternal

August 1st - via:
Our second unlocked reward is the adventure, Wellspring, by John Beattie. Keep spreading the word and we'll bring you even more surprises as we go. :) *** The date is 166 AD. The location is Fort Aesica, Hadrian's Wall. Legio IX is besieged. The... (Read More)

All Hail Caesar! - Weird Wars Rome Kickstarter

August 1st - via:
As an older gamer, I have come to really like the ease of the Savage Worlds system. It's not too tough to play and I've found that as game master, I hardly have to look at the rules books (which is a huge plus). One of the settings I really like the concept of is Weird Wars 2. Although to be fair, I never really played it yet. They also have Tour of Darkness, which is Weird Wars during the Vietnam Conflict (or war depending on you point of view). Now comes the lastest Weird War funded via Kickstarter : Weird Wars Rome! (Read More)

Kickstarter Weird Wars Rome

August 1st - via:
W serwisie Kickstarter rozpoczęła się, organizowana przez Pinnacle Entertainment Group, zbiórka funduszy na publikację podręcznika Weird Wars Rome, quasi-historycznego settingu opartego na mechanice Savage Worlds. (Read More)

Music To Our Ears

July 31st - via:
So...uh...that went fast. :) Thank you all SO much for joining us in making Weird Wars Rome a reality! Our first unlocked reward for your amazing support is the original SOUNDTRACK Strength and Honor! We were going to spread the tracks out over... (Read More)

Ave Caesar! Weird Wars: Rome Kickstarter is underway.

Sound the trumpets! Send messengers to the four corners of the Imperium! The Kickstarter for Weird Wars: Rome is underway! (Read More)

Savage Worlds: Weird Wars Rome via Kickstarter

July 31st - via:
Weird Wars Rome – Savage Worlds. Freunde, Römer und Mitbürger Shane Hensley bittet zum Crowdfunding-Klingelbeutel. Die Kelten, die Germanen und auch das alte Ägypten sorgen ständig für Unruhe in unserem glorreichen Imperium. Dunkle Mächte sind am Werk … (Read More)

[PRESS RELEASE] Weird Wars Rome Kickstarter Announced by Pinnacle Entertainment Group

July 31st - via:
Pinnacle Entertainment Group announces a swift start to their latest crowdfunding initiative through Weird Wars Rome for Savage Worlds. The project reached complete funding within the first hour. (Read More)

„Weird Wars: Rome” na Kickstarterze

July 31st - via:
W serwisie Kickstarter rozpoczęła się zbiórka na wydanie settingu „Weird Wars: Rome”. (Read More)

Weird Wars Rome - Savage Worlds Kickstarter

July 30th - via:
Weird Wars Rome - A new Savage Worlds Kickstarter Launched! They're at it again! This time it's ancient Rome. Given how much I got out of the Deadland Noir Kickstarter, its a no-brainer and I'm glad to jump in. Pinnacle is, however, taking a different approach this time. They've already done the heavy lifting (writing, art, layout) so the KS is about getting the book printed as well as all the goodies that are unlocked in the stretch goals. They blew past their $6,000 pledge goal the first day. (Read More)

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