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This is a preview of upcoming Beasts and Barbarians Steel Edition, crowdfunding of which will start on Indiegogo on 5th of the June 2017. We present you 2 chapter openings from Player`s Guide and Game Master`s Guide. Art is also a preview. We want to have a lot of new, color art, but for preview we use old, but colored. So, art will change, of course! This is only a layout preview. 

Both books will be HC and in color. 

Welcome to the Dread Sea Dominions!

Imagine a land, far away in space and time, dominated in the past by a cruel race of sorcerer-priests, the Keronians. Cursed by the gods, their empire was wiped out by a cataclysm, the fall of the Dread Star, which has thrown the world into barbarism and created the Dread Sea Dominions from the scattered ruins of the past.

It is a world of savage barbarians who venture into ancient ruins to save scantily-clad damsels from a fate worse than death under the claws of pre-human beastmen.

It is a world of chainmail bikini amazons fighting in the sun-scorched arenas of Faberterra to appease the crowds of the decadent cities of the Iron Empire.

It is a world where dark sorcerers invoke the forbidden names of demons in temples old before mankind took its first, hesitant, steps outside the caverns of the north.

This is the world of Beasts & Barbarians where everything is built to evoke the feel of the pulp fantasy stories of the ’30s!

Because Steel is Stronger than Gold!

This project will fund the third edition of Beasts & Barbarians, the Sword and Sorcery setting for Savage Worlds. After the first, seminal, Player Guide, the fans and players demanded a more complete game, the Golden Edition, which served us well for five years.

Since then, many things have happened in the Dominions, both in the official sourcebooks and published scenarios, and in the awesome stories you’ve told with your friends around the gaming table, and we decided to extend the timeline by the same amount of time, giving us the chance to introduce new events, sinister plots, events and characters.

We’ve hammered down this new edition in steel, the holiest of metals: streamlined for the new edition of Savage Worlds, it includes an extended timeline, new lore, an expanded setting, gear, adventures, monsters and much more.

Oh, and all of this is in full color.

But only you, wise reader, can decide if this blade will be forged or not!

Beasts & Barbarians Steel Edition is composed of two books, the Player Guide and the Game Master Guide.

The Player Guide includes:

  • Summarized descriptions of the lands and the history of the Dominions
  • Accurate descriptions of the various playable cultures, including clothing, religion, technology and so on.
  • More than 40 new Hindrances and Edges to create sword and sorcery heroes.
  • Specific gear (from loincloths to Amazon Hawk Ships)
  • Three custom-made arcane backgrounds and their specific trappings: sorcery, Lotusmastery and enlightenment.
  • Setting rules including After the Adventure events, crafting rules, expanded mass battle rules
  • And much more!


The Game Master Guide includes:

  • A detailed history of the Dominions, expanded and focused on the last five years.
  • A gazetteer of the Dominions, including old and new plot hooks for each region, and the new Dominion Events.
  • A chapter focused on themes, tricks and narrative techniques to make your games even more Swordy and Sorcerish.
  • Rules and tips to create Character Tales (adventures focused on a single player character).
  • A fully-fledged character generator.
  • An expanded Bestiary, including Personalities of the Dominions, the movers and shakers of the setting.
  • An introductory  One Sheet adventure.

If funded, you will also get an introductory adventure "The Soul in the Water", so you can jump into the Dominions in no time!

Both books will be hardcover, 144 pages. Adventure will be in booklet format (Black and white), but with color pdf. 

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dick B June 10, 2018 4:39 am UTC
are there boobs in the content
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dick B June 10, 2018 4:39 am UTC
thats all i care about
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June 10, 2018 12:14 pm UTC
Some said that there are too many. You have to check it then :)
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dick B June 10, 2018 7:29 pm UTC
You have both my respect and my grattitude
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June 05, 2017 7:40 pm UTC
Campaign is finished:
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Brian J May 30, 2017 4:35 am UTC
Fantastic! I can hardly wait. I will definatly be backing this on indiegogo as I love this setting. Will the expanded timeline effect some of the B&B supplements that are already out?
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May 30, 2017 12:40 pm UTC
If yes, all will be explained in the book. No worries :) So you will be able to play them before or after the changes. You know, we won`t destroy Jalizar or totaly change Tricarnia :) Gladiators, Pirates, and such sourcebooks are not "setting", so no worries here.
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Matt K May 30, 2017 12:43 pm UTC
OK, so you won't be pulling any condensed info from the sourcebooks like Tattered, Pirates or Gladiators into this new edition, then?
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May 30, 2017 12:58 pm UTC
We basically made a selection and fine-tuning of the best Edges/rules from older sourcebooks (for example Battle Value from Tattered Banners is now included in Steel Edition). Older sourcebooks are 99% usable (you can still use the Edges/rules included in them, as their background info). In Steel Edition we ADVANCED the timeline, but all the past remained as written in Golden Edition and Golden Edition sourcebooks.
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Brian J June 05, 2017 6:22 pm UTC
Thanks gor the quick reply!
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June 05, 2017 7:40 pm UTC
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