Our 2017 October Horrors sequence continued with the Rippers Bundle. Rippers is the high-action horror campaign of Victorian-era monster-hunting for Savage Worlds from Pinnacle Entertainment. In the First Edition Rippers setting (2004-2008), an evil Cabal led by the monstrous Jack the Ripper brought the Victorian world of 1895 to its knees, until a team of heroes led by Johann Van Helsing fought back using implanted Rippertech torn from the creatures of hell. Ultimately that storyline revealed certain, umm, drawbacks to the use of Rippertech. The new Second Edition, Rippers Resurrected (2015), removes those unfortunate shortcomings. Now, with the Cabal in retreat, the Rippers hunt supernatural horrors across the globe in a struggle to take back the night.
Fog-filled horror in the gothic style the Penny Dreadful TV series and the 2004 film Van Helsing, Rippers Resurrected emerged into the gaslight in a triumphant October 2015 Kickstarter campaign. This offer presented almost the entire Rippers and Rippers Resurrected lines, plus the complete Savage Worlds Deluxe rulebook AND the Horror Companion, cheaper than a few silver bullets for a Gatling pistol. That’s everything you need for a complete campaign of abomination-stomping across the Earth.
There were five titles in our Player’s Collection (retail value $37), including the Rippers Resurrected Player’s Guide, Archetypes, and the Deluxe Character and Campaign Journal, plus the complete Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition rulebook and its Horror Companion (both presented in several past offers).
Those who paid more than the threshold (average) price also got our entire Game Master’s Collection with eleven more titles worth an additional $64, including the Rippers Resurrected Game Master’s Handbook and the Frightful Expeditions worldbook; the Plot Point campaign Lord of the Underworld; five Combat Maps of tombs, castles, and other spooky battlegrounds; and — get this — The Lost Library, a huge archive of the entire First Edition Rippers line (2005-2008), with adventures, characters, Figure Flats, and the Horror Wars miniatures game. After launch we added the Rippers World Map (retail $4), an annotated full-color overview of Cabal threats across the world of 1895, and the Rippers Resurrected Custom GM Screen (retail $4).
Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to the charity selected by Savage Worlds designer Shane Hensley, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.