(If you’re a fan of my other game line, Little Fears, you can pick up some Campfire Tales for Little Fears Nightmare Edition—The Fall Harvest, Death by Chocolate, and Camp Howling Wolf—while you’re there as well.)
Derek Stoelting gives a glowing review of Streets of Bedlam over at his blog:
All in all, this is the best Savage Worlds game I’ve seen in a long time and another feather in the cap for Jason L Blair and FunSizedGames’ hats.
Thank you, Derek!
I came across the following comic book series and thought I’d share. It seems to be right up Bedlam’s alley. Peep the description:
Mysterious killers dressed in white, they savaged the Cold War Russian underworld—then disappeared. Now they have resurfaced in New York, leaving a trail of dead mobsters. In this bloody wake, an amnesiac and an FBI agent search for the answer to a single question: Who are the White Suits?
The four-part series just kicked off in both print and digital format. Click the pic below to check out the preview over at Dark Horse’s site.
After consulting with backers of the SoB Kickstarter, I am proud to announce that the formerly-Kickstarter exclusive Archetypes are now available to everybody! Introducing Streets of Bedlam: A Bunch of SOBs, a new line of Archetypes ready for use with your game. These 12-page PDFs include a full write-up of each Archetype, just like in the corebook, along with signature characters for use as PC starting points or NPCs.
Each release in this line includes two Archetypes.
A Bunch of SOBs: Ingenue + Sawbones
Reach for the stars as the talented-yet-naive Ingenue or sit on the razor’s edge as the high-pressure combat doc Sawbones.
A Bunch of SOBs: [REDACTED] + Trouble
Get deep into the game as the undercover [Redacted] or get what’s yours as the manipulative Trouble.
Click the images above to check our their DriveThruRPG listing. I hope you all enjoy these new Archetypes!
Happy (belated) 2014, Bedlamites!
Things have been quiet around here for a while so I wanted to give you all an update as to where things stand in the world of SoB.
All Kickstarter packages have been sent out. You should have received yours in mid-December at the latest (speaking to you international folks) so no shipments should be lagging. If you have not received yours, please let me know!
Sounds of Bedlam
Work continues on the soundtrack to SoB. I hope to have an update on that soon with a release early this year.
Okay, first and foremost, I’ve reached out to the Kickstarter backers who opted to influence a future scenarios. I’ve gotten most of the responses in and I’ll be working on them throughout the winter and spring. My hope is to have a half-dozen 6k word scenarios out through end of Summer. That might be a bit aggressive but I am making these a priority. The current list is:
“A Priest + A Rabbi Walk Into a Bar”
Two members of the clergy are found dead on the floor of Durbin’s Bar + Grill. The scene was obviously set up to look like they offed each other but some key clues point the trigger finger in another direction.
“Live Nude Girls”
The ladies of Bricktown have enjoyed relative peace since Queenie ascended the throne. But somebody in town has taken some fungirls hostage and is using them as leverage to get something from the head Valkyrie. Something she’s not eager to part with.
“This Town is Gonna Kill Me”
One year ago, a well-meaning citizen talked a mild-mannered accountant out of throwing himself off the roof of his apartment building. When that same citizen goes missing, the accountant looks for help in finding the man–not knowing just how many people wanted his savior to disappear for good.
“The Devils from Dublin”
When word comes down that a couple brothers are in town looking to collect the debts due to their dear, departed father, the authorities launch a manhunt. But the truth is the brothers are looking for more than money, they’re after a high-ranking member of the Bedlam aristocracy and are more than willing to murder their way to them.
“The Ol’ Karaoke Landmine”
Mr. Muramoto’s new club is the hottest thing to hit Bedford in a long time. But when the mob families discover the Yakuza is backing the man’s venture–and using it to nab businesses that used to ally with the Mafia–the family heads threaten all-out war. If the situation can’t be resolved, the entire city is gonna burn.
“Canary in a Coal Mine”
A stoolie for the mob is found bobbing in the drink one hot summer night. His body is marked with warning to other would-be squealers. The next day, a key witness for a multi-year organized crime op reverses her testimony. A prosecutor on the rise isn’t about to let this stall his career, and he decides to enact his own plan to get the mafia to ease off his witness.
Secret Project Chingon
I currently have a writer working on the first big SoB supplement which I’m really excited about. I’ll have more details about this as it nears completion.
Alright, that’s where everything’s at! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and a great start to the new year.
Streets of Bedlam fan Karl Keesler whipped up these amazing sheets that take a visual cue from one of the setting’s more direct inspirations. I think these look fantastic, and Karl was kind enough to let me put these up for everyone to enjoy. Click the images below to download your own copies.
Thank you, Karl!
Finally! If you’ve been waiting on Five-Story Drop, I have some good news: I wanted to make sure all the Kickstarter backer copies had shipped before opening this for public sale but now anyone can grab Five-Story Drop in print and/or pdf right here.
My hope is that, by now, almost all of you have received your physical rewards (books and dice). If you pledged $60 or less and have not received your reward, please let me know!
Most of the $100 and $200 backers should have their goods as well though I did just discover that ten international orders didn’t make it out due to being hidden in the spreadsheet. *sigh* But I’m fixing that immediately. I have a stack of packages ready to go out tomorrow morning.
Latest word from Ed Lima is that the soundtrack is coming along well and should be wrapping up soon. I’m very excited to get the rest of the soundtrack out to you folks.
For those who have been wanted to pick up Five-Story Drop, I will have the book added to the online store tomorrow.
Last major bit to wrap up are the backer-influenced scenarios. If you’re one of those backers, expect an email next week to get the ball rolling.
Streets of Bedlam has had multiple bumps in the road since the Kickstarter launch. I fumbled some major aspects and I sincerely apologize to everyone. I will endeavor to wrap up these last few bits in the coming months.
Early next year, expect word on the next book in the series. I have the writer contracted and will be moving forward with that soon. Stay tuned.
The folks over at DriveThruRPG have a double whammy of goodness for us Savages. First off, five major Savage Worlds settings, such as Interface Zero and Thrilling Tales, are on sale for just $4.99! In addition, pick up a slew of other settings at reduced cost over at their Drunken Gobline sale!
Streets of Bedlam is among the offerings at 25% off but you’ll also find RunePunk, The Day after Ragnarok, and more. Head over to DriveThruRPG and get your Savage on!
Everything is on hand so now it’s just a matter of shipping everything out. I’m sending out the packages in waves. About a third of you have your rewards en route. Another third will go out tomorrow. And the rest should go out Monday or Tuesday of next week.
My Other Kickstarter
I’m not going to use StreetsofBedlam.com to promote my new Kickstarter but I did want to put one message out there.
For those of you familiar with my work on Little Fears, I’m currently running a Kickstarter to fund the art and production of a new full-sized Little Fears Nightmare Edition supplement, Blessed are the Children. Much like Among the Missing, the focus is on new character types/options, new aspects to the LFNE universe, new monster, a new episode, and more. If you like tabletop horror, please check it out.
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