Retribution Kickstarter for 2017

Link to the Kickstarter:  Retribution Kickstarter

Nutshell

Retribution is a supernatural fantasy setting for Savage Worlds, requiring a copy of any edition of the Savage Worlds rulebook. With some patience and creativity, it can be ported over to other Savage Worlds settings.

Traditional fantasy elements, such as classic races, ancient lore, and magic and mysticism, are intertwined with those things from beyond the natural world of Agador, namely spirits, the undead, and extraplanar entities.

Make 100

You’ll see select tiers marked with Make 100. That’s because we’re participating in Kickstarter’s Make 100 initiative for January projects that strive to make 100 of something or cap particular perks at 100 or a combination of perks at a total of 100. We have highlighted our Legacy tiers, upgraded book tiers, and Noble Patron tier as our Make 100 tiers.

Key Points of Interest

  • PCs can be any of the six primary races (human, elf, dwarf, orc, gnome, half-folk), hybrids of them, or a spirit of a formerly living person (ghost).
  • If a non-spirit PC dies, there is a chance she will be transformed into a playable spirit, which would require some stat adjustments and alter the character’s abilities, but not be an entirely different character.
  • Fighting entities who are not part of the mortal world utilizes Spiritual Parry and Spiritual Toughness, complements to the standard Parry and Toughness native to Savage Worlds.
  • Spiritual combat is presented with two options for play, explained in Choose Your Level of Grit.
  • Rules governing how supernatural being can affect the mortal world are included.
  • Retribution offers Edges and Hindrances to create specialized characters such as unjailers who work to free entities who have been bound to this plane unwillingly, necromancers who study mastery of the dead, and exomancers who have the power to summon extraplanar beings.
  • Unjailing is the specialized study of identifying and untethering usually unwillingly bound spirits who might be attached to people, places, or things. Necromancy is more than just animating skeletons or raising the dead as zombies, covering also medium arts, binding spirits, and working with other aspects of death. Exomancy applies only to those who come from beyond the mortal realm, allowing for beings to cross planes or their power to be harnessed.
  • Spirits and extraplanar entities are not automatically evil, malevolent, or violent, so freeing them or otherwise interacting with them could have a variety of effects from being local heroes for helping trapped ancestors to proving your honor and gaining a spectral ally to making enemies of those who want to stay unhindered.

Retribution Live on Kickstarter

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Retribution, our supernatural fantasy setting for Savage Worlds, is now live on Kickstarter! In Retribution, death isn’t always the end. Check out the trailer and setting information today.

Nutshell

Retribution is a supernatural fantasy setting for Savage Worlds, requiring a copy of any edition of the Savage Worlds rulebook. With some patience and creativity, it can be converted to other systems.

Key Points of Interest

PCs can be any of the six primary races (human, elf, dwarf, orc, gnome, half-folk) or hybrids of them.
If a PC dies, there is a chance she will be transformed into a playable ghost (spirit).
Besides the general fighter, cleric, magic-user, and other, familiar character types, Retribution offers Edges and Hindrances to create specialized characters such as unjailers who work to free entities who have been bound to this plane unwillingly, necromancers who study mastery of the dead, exomancers who have the power to work with extraplaner beings, and others that add to the Retribution experience.
Necromancy is more than just animating skeletons or raising the dead as zombies, covering also medium arts, binding spirits, and working with other aspects of death.
Exomancy is much like necromancy, but applies only to those who come from beyond the mortal realm.

Play Possibilities

Venture across the sea from the original homelands to Agador to escape a troubled past; seek to restore your ancestral village, leading to any number of options; portray a group of ghost hunters who want to banish any who don’t belong; assemble a group to search for relics of bygone days; work the trade routes, protecting merchants and finding adventure; be part of the burgeoning Agador Guard, who keep out pirates, or at least keep them under control; quest to release trapped spirits or try extra-planer entities who mean harm; or become part of the new political structure satisfying your own interest in power.

Spread the Word to Unlock Rewards

Back the project and post about it in social media using the hashtag #RetributionRPG to see it trend. The more it does, the more Social Media Buzz rewards get unlocked.

Survey for Savage Insider

Now that Mystical Throne Entertainment has rolled out its last issue of Savage Insider, Obatron Productions is getting development of its first SI issue underway. To that end, we’ve put together a survey powered by Survey Monkey to get some feedback on various concepts. With enough responses, that data will help us shape the future of Savage Insider and you can be part of that!

We welcome you to complete the Savage Insider survey today.

Obatron Productions Takes Over Publication of Savage Insider

We are proud and excited to announce that we have been allowed to take over publication of Savage Insider, the quarterly e-zine and POD publication dedicated to the Savage Worlds community of fans and publishers.

Below is the press release by Mystical Throne Entertainment (MTE), the company that has produced the first several issues of Savage Insider.

We are holding a challenge in conjunction with MTE to boost both companies’ fan base on their respective Facebook pages, which are listed in the release. Keep an eye out for details.

SHAKOPEE, MN JANUARY 27, 2014 – Mystical Throne Entertainment is pleased to announce the appointment of Vickey A. Beaver to the role of editor-in-chief of the Savage Worlds magazine, Savage Insider.
Since its inception, Savage Insider was always led by two individuals: Editor-in-Chief Aaron T. Huss and Assistant Editor and Marketing Coordinator Vickey A. Beaver. With the growth of Mystical Throne Entertainment’s product lines and the upcoming development of new projects, Aaron is stepping down and has asked Vickey to take over the magazine. “I want to be able to concentrate on other projects,” Aaron said, “and managing the magazine was getting to be too much for me. I’m very excited for Vickey to take on this new opportunity; especially since the magazine has been ours, not just mine, from day one.”

Going forward, with the change of editor-in-chief, publication of Savage Insider will move from Mystical Throne Entertainment to Obatron Productions. Thus, subsequent issues after #10 will come through Vickey’s imprint. This move allows Vickey full control over the magazine without having to worry about Aaron’s publication schedules.

Vickey had this to say, “On a personal note, I’m excited that Aaron is trusting me to be Savage Insider’s Editor-in-Chief. He and I have worked together on it from before the debut issue, July 2011’s Building the Savage Worlds Community. I’m honored to carry on his legacy. On a professional note, I believe Obatron Productions is well-suited to taking over SI’s publication. We have a good relationship with Mystical Throne Entertainment and SI fits nicely within the branches of Obatron Productions and our plans for 2014.”

To support these changes, the original Savage Insider Facebook page and Twitter accounts have been rebranded to Mystical Throne Entertainment (https://www.facebook.com/MysticalThroneEntertainment). Vickey has established a new Savage Insider Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SavageInsider) and will eventually take over the Savage Insider Online website (http://savageinsideronline.com/).

ABOUT MYSTICAL THRONE ENTERTAINMENT
Mystical Throne Entertainment is the publishing and creative outlet for Aaron T. Huss. He currently holds licenses for Savage Worlds and Colonial Gothic and is a third party publisher for Legend.

ABOUT OBATRON PRODUCTIONS
Vickey A. and Robert L. Beaver comprise Obatron Productions. Using freelance talent, OP creates and publishes RPG material and is launching two new branches, including Obatron Fiction, under which Savage Insider will be released.