Coming to theaters on August 22nd. I am so gonna be there.
The good folks at Gun Metal Games are in the process of revamping their stellar Savage Worlds cyberpunk setting Interface Zero for a 2.0 edition and could use your help. They’ve launched a Kickstarter to fund the process.
What’s personally exciting for me, besides the fact I love Savage Worlds and cyberpunk, is that they’re incorporating the Archetype templates I devised for Streets of Bedlam into their system. When David Jarvis asked me about it a few months ago, I was thrilled. I love the way Archetypes work in SoB (if I may be immodest) and can’t wait to see how GMG uses them for their futuristic setting.
I encourage you to check out their Kickstarter. It’s running from today until March 1st. You can view their excellent video below.
As Streets of Bedlam was made possible through Kickstarter, I’d be remiss not to shine the occasional light on Bedlam-related projects such as Sebastian Guiterrez’s film Hotel Noir, a work that promises trenchcoats, revolvers, and femme fatales. Pretty classic noir stuff there.
Unlike some films seeking funding, Hotel Noir is finished. The filmmakers are seeking cash to get it shown in theaters so it qualifies for larger recognition (such as awards). As a backer, you can get a digital copy of the script, a lobby card, an backer-exclusive version of the film, and more.
What convinced me wasn’t the pitch but the cast. We’re talking Carla Gugino, Danny Devito, Rufus Sewell, Rosario Dawson, Malin Akerman, Robert Forster, Mandy Moore, and Kevin Connolly.
To hear the pitch, check out the video below. For more details, hit the film’s Kickstarter page. As of this posting, the run still has two weeks to go. It’s already hit funding, which is great, but these projects can almost always use more (and you can get some great swag to boot).
First off, a huge shout-out to James Schrecengost who converted the PDF character sheet I uploaded earlier this week into a fillable version. So you can grab the sheet, fill it out on your computer, print it if you want, and then be ready to play. Great work, James. Thank you.
Second, to kick off the release of Streets of Bedlam, I put together a release trailer featuring art by Shawn Gaston and an excerpt from the Sounds of Bedlam track “Walk with Me (Bedlam Mix)” courtesy of Ed Lima.
Thank you all again for the support. Early response to the game has been very good. I hope you all get a chance to play.
Work continues on Streets of Bedlam, Sounds of Bedlam, and Five-Story Drop. The more things come together, the more excited I am. I’ve provided some glimpses into the book already so this time I’m peeling back the skin on the soundtrack. I’ll have a final release date for Sounds of Bedlam soon. In the mean time, take a look at the track list and enjoy the sample linked below. I can’t wait for you guys to hear the rest of this. I’ve been writing to it all week, and it’s really got the juices flowing.
1. A Tale of Two Cities
2. Take a Look
3. Let’s Take It From the Top
4. Step On It
5. One In the Head
6. Bricktown Bordello Blues
7. River of Artifice
8. Two in the Chest
9. Watch Your Rep, Kid
10. Walk With Me (Bedlam Remix)
I can’t speak for the quality of the final film but this trailer is dead-on Bedlam. It even has an Archetype as its title!
Give a click to check out Samuel L. Jackon, Luke Kirby, Ruth Negga, and Tom Wilkinson in this trailer for The Samaritan.
The Streets of Bedlam Kickstarter ends this Friday and we’re less than a thousand dollars away from hitting the $8k milestone. If we hit that, I’ll add a fifth episode to the first supplement. I want the work, folks, so hit me!
To entice those of you who may be on the fence, I’ve cooked up a promo trailer. It features artwork by Shawn Gaston and an original Streets of Bedlam theme by veteran composer and sound designer Ed Lima. I’m honored Ed was able to come aboard this project and I’m very excited to share some of his work with you all.
Please spread this around! The Kickstarter ends Friday afternoon (Central Standard Time).