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I’m super excited to receive my Kickstarter backer kit! But why the face lift for RIfts from the Palladium system?
“Over 25 years after its original release, Rifts® continues to inspire players around the world with its gonzo, big-guns-and-super-magic world of adventure. Savage Worlds is a game system dedicated to infinite potential combined with ease of play.
Unifying the two means bringing the magic and mayhem of Rifts® to countless new players, as well as calling out to original fans with a new avenue to dive back into this famous world.”
Now we’ve loved the Savage Worlds game system since they picked up Dead Lands and we played the heck out of that!(Though it was before we did the little podcast thing.)
Now onto what we got:
-The Tomorrow Legion Player’s Guide in PDF and Limited Edition hardcover
-Game Master’s Handbook in PDF and Limited Edition hardcover
-Savage Foes of North America in PDF and Limited Edition hardcover
-GM Screen and Garnet Town Gambit adventure in PDF and print
-Poster Map: North America + Castle Refuge in PDF and print
-Combat Map 1: Rift + Ley Line in PDF and print
-Combat Map 2: Portal + Nexus Point in PDF and print
-Savage Rifts Dice Set
-Savage Rifts Bennies
-Savage Rifts T shirt
-Savage Rifts Messenger Bag
…and all digital and physical stretch goal items.
And you thought Rifts Earth was a savage place to live before!!!
I’m super excited to see how Rifts plays out in the Savage Worlds system. Just to take a second and date myself, I was in High school as Rifts was rolling out in the 90’s and dove greedily into a worlds were dragons and power armored warriors clashed and rediscovered magic are being used and new forms of Techno-wizards appear (Mind you those Leather fighter pilot goggle wearing magic item makers were one of the early Steampunk character types I’d ever seen in a game not D&D at the time and I always loved playing them!!!). Rifts was a huge game world that has grown more and more over the decades with multiple book shelves of mine filled with world books that just add so much more to the setting and Character options.
I know there are a lot of voices that see the game mechanic as a negative when reviewing the system as a hole and the MDC system as being past its time. Others I know love the system. Personally I know it does slow the game momentum down and causes TPK’s or issues balancing groups but a good GM will talk with his players on what should and shouldn’t be used in the game (Nothing worse than being a glitter boy pilot stuck without your suit in a city storyline).
But back on point here, The Rifts IP from Palladium books is getting a refreshing face list, same old world but with some new faces, Character creation and System mechanics. Next Saturday I’ll be At Isle of Games getting my first taste of the game with the Savage Worlds system and I really looking forward to it!!!
Along with getting a sneak peak of the books that will be coming out I already backed the new Kickstarter for the book, which by the way hit their goal in the first TWO MINUTES of launching!
I of course jumped in after the first day so a TON of limited edition things had been scooped up already but I’m pledged on the “Everything GM level” so you’ll definitely be seeing some reviews and showcasing of the products here, on the podcast and on our YouTube channel At this point they’ve unlocked over 24 Stretch goals and the number keep raising!
I hope if you get a chance you can check out the Kickstarter and show it a little love.