Maw of Oblivion is the first of three Plot Point™ campaigns continuing the Reckoner plot arc which began in the Deadlands: Lost Colony core book.
This 96-page hardback supplement moves the story of the Lost Colony forward and explores in more detail the settlements scattered across the Belt. It encompasses a six-part Plot Point™ campaign that covers Famine’s insidious machinations, the hunt for her, plus complications from the aggressive United Nations forces in the Belt, the Reaper’s schemes, and new horrors lurking in the Dark. A series of Savage Tales and a passel of new enemies add depth to the proceedings and opportunities for more adventure. There’s also a primer to bring new Game Masters up to speed on important events that happened in Deadlands: Lost Colony and beyond.
In addition to all that, Maw of Oblivion has new options for heroes:
New Edges and Hindrances for spacers and heroes who haven’t had a planet under their feet for a while.
New Gear and weapons to help the crew survive their travels through the Dark.
New spaceship hulls and Mods. Upgrade the ship the posse gained in The Demon You Know (Deadlands: Lost Colony), or find a new ride and equip it with new tech.
A new Arcane Background and Powers: the Razorjack. An experimental cybernetic implant created by Hellstromme Industries’ cursed technology allows the user to control a captured manitou’s magic—if he doesn’t succumb to the creature’s evil first.
A customized dive into spaceship Chases and Duels, along with a streamlined option for Quick Chases and Quick Duels for crews that prefer to settle their problems face-to-face.
Maw of Oblivion requires Savage Worlds Adventure Edition and Deadlands: Lost Colony to play.
Black City Map Pack
The Maw of Oblivion itself is inside a Black City floating in the Belt–the same kind of structure that appears on Banshee. This double-sided, wet-/dry-erasable. 30″x24″ battle map features claustrophobic tunnels and alien corridors for the heroes to explore on one side, and a larger containment chamber, control room, and trapped passageways on the other. Although designed with the climactic battle from the Plot Point™ campaign in mind, these same halls can be reused for locations within the Black Cities on Banshee, or other ancient architecture from Craghan tumbling through the Belt.
Lost Colony Pawns
Pawns come to Lost Colony for the first time! Four sheets of sturdy punch-out figures bring the action to your tabletop. Convenient to store and carry, the figures included cover the archetypes common to the heroes of Lost Colony, the villains of Maw of Oblivion, and additional forces from around Banshee and the Belt to keep the adventures going.
Collectible Bounty Cards
As a special treat for our GameChanger backers, all pledges include a copy of the War and Famine bounty cards (as seen above)! These oversized cards feature the Reckoners on one side, with the trophy a character earns for defeating the Reckoner on the reverse. The only way* to get these collectible bounty cards is by backing the Lost Colony GameChangers featuring the adventures to take out the Reckoners. To catch us up, we’re also including War (who you hopefully slew after grabbing the Lost Colony Boxed Set from the first Kickstarter) alongside our new target: Famine. Keep an eye out for future Lost Colony campaigns to complete your collection!
* Okay, we’ll probably make a few extra to give away at cons and such. But can you blame us? They’re really cool! And we want to share these awesome cards with our Savage Retailers (see below)!
Don’t just take our word for it; Carl over at Tabletop Tango recorded a preview of Maw of Oblivion you can watch below!
The Four Horsemen had their way, and Earth is now an irradiated wasteland. Before the end, spaceships brought prospectors, homesteaders, and intrepid Rangers to the Faraway system. They found ghost rock, new lifeforms, and Banshee—a living world with a spirit of her own. Unfortunately, the Reckoners found their way to Banshee too. Now the last of the human race and the denizens of Banshee must work together or see another world become a Deadland at the hands of the Reckoners.
Back on Earth, the Reckoners were in charge, but things are different in the Faraway system. The journey across weakened them, and the posse has new tools to use against them. Banshee herself is a weapon: a mineral she produces called tannis can harm the ancient evils. The treacherous Hellstromme Industries has produced technology that can trap and dissolve the horsemen. While the Reckoners hide and rejuvenate their powers the posse are on the attack.
War has already fallen. Now the hunt for Famine is on!
Traverse Dark Spaces
While most of the action in Deadlands: Lost Colony centered on Banshee, humanity has outposts throughout the Faraway system, especially among the thick asteroid field called The Belt. Famine fled out into the Belt, where deprivation is a constant concern. The posse must venture out into the ramshackle stations and lonely asteroid settlements of Faraway to track down Famine and the artifact she discovered: The Maw of Oblivion—a raw black hole phased into the fabric of the Hunting Grounds by the ancient powers who once opposed Banshee.
Includes: Deadlands Lost Colony: Maw of Oblivion (PDF) & War and Famine Collectible Bounty Cards (PDF)
Includes: Deadlands Lost Colony: Maw of Oblivion (Hardcover + PDF) & War and Famine Collectible Bounty Cards (Print + PDF)
Includes: Deadlands Lost Colony: Maw of Oblivion (PDF), War and Famine Collectible Bounty Cards (PDF), Black City Map Pack (PDF), Deadlands Lost Colony: Figure Flats (PDF), & Deadlands Lost Colony: A Billion Miles From Home (PDF)
Includes: Deadlands Lost Colony: Maw of Oblivion (Hardcover + PDF), War and Famine Collectible Bounty Cards (Print + PDF), Black City Map Pack (Print + PDF), Deadlands Lost Colony: Pawns (Print + Figure Flats), & Deadlands Lost Colony: A Billion Miles From Home (PDF)
Includes: Deadlands Lost Colony: Maw of Oblivion (PDF), War and Famine Collectible Bounty Cards (PDF), Black City Map Pack (PDF), Deadlands Lost Colony: Figure Flats (PDF), Deadlands: Lost Colony (PDF), Widowmaker Adventure (PDF), Deadlands Lost Colony: Harrowed Cards (PDF), Deadlands Lost Colony: Archetypes (PDF), Deadlands Lost Colony: Power Cards (PDF), A Billion Miles From Home Adventure (PDF), Deadlands Lost Colony: GM Screen Inserts (PDF), Deadlands Lost Colony: Power Templates (PDF), Banshee Screams Novel (PDF)
Includes: Deadlands Lost Colony: Maw of Oblivion (Hardcover + PDF), War and Famine Collectible Bounty Cards (Print + PDF), Black City Map Pack (Print + PDF), Deadlands Lost Colony: Figure Flats (PDF), Deadlands Lost Colony: Pawns (Print), A Billion Miles From Home Adventure (PDF), Deadlands Lost Colony: GM Screen Inserts (PDF), Deadlands Lost Colony: Power Templates (PDF), Banshee Screams Novel (Print + PDF)
Deadlands Lost Colony Boxed Set:Deadlands: Lost Colony (Hardcover + PDF), GM Screen + Widowmaker Adventure (Print + PDF), Deadlands Lost Colony: Harrowed Cards (Print + PDF), Deadlands Lost Colony: Archetypes (Print + PDF), Deadlands Lost Colony: Power Cards (Print + PDF), Deadlands Lost Colony: Bennies, Deadlands Lost Colony: Dice (Set of 7 + Wild Die)
Maw of Oblivion is written and in layout. Your support allows us to create the extras and get the word out to other fans (by far the hardest challenge for a small company like ours).
We plan to deliver the PDF of the book a few days after the project closes. We’ll gather feedback for a few weeks to help us catch any last-minute issues, then send it all off to the printer. Physical products arrive about 7 months later depending on shipping and any international issues.
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Your Maw of Oblivion book, Black City Map Pack, Pwans, and Bounty Cards cannot ship until May, but you don’t need to wait to get started playing! You will effectively place TWO orders at peginc.com.
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Carl from Tabletop Tango gives a great review of where Maw of Oblivion fits in with the Deadlands: Lost Colony narrative and a few things you’ll find inside the new book. Give it a watch:
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Update posted on 09-19-2023We have completed shipping for the Maw of Oblivion campaign! This includes GameChanger backers and Preorders. If you have not received your physical rewards or have a tracking number showing a package is in transit, please reach out to our customer service team at [email protected] and we’ll help get your rewards sorted!
Update posted on 07-31-2023
Due to a high volume of orders from both our Fantasy Companion campaign and our warehouse’s other clients they are still in the process of shipping out the FC campaign and preparing to attend Gen Con.
We will begin Maw of Oblivion shipping after the warehouse team returns from Gen Con in August.
Update posted on 06-15-2023
Maw of Oblivion has cleared customs and is in our warehouse. It will begin shipping just after the Fantasy Companion completes shipping (which will begin as early as next week, meaning Maw could start shipping before the end of June).
If you have moved at any point in the last year, email [email protected] to update the shipping address for your Maw campaign. EVEN IF you have already updated your stored address on your PEGINC.COM account! The logistics software stores your address and associates it with your order at the time of order and doesn’t update it. So we’re happy to manually do this to ensure your Maw books are headed in the right direction.
Now is also the time to email [email protected] if you have any order upgrades or changes before we lock the orders for shipping prep one week from today on June 22nd. We’ve turned off the self-upgrade feature for maintenance. Per request, we’ve uploaded a new version of Map Pack 1: Black City with a higher resolution. You will now find that in your downloads.
We have also implemented a new versioning system for all your Maw of Oblivion files. Your existing files have been renumbered (in the sticky note located on the first page) to v1.0 meaning that these files match the “First Printing” of their physical equivalents.
Any versions released above 1.0 will indicate an update to the PDF files versus your print versions and any releases below 1.0 mean either draft or alpha versions of files that will eventually be released physically or digital files that don’t have a physical release and will remain a version less than 1.0.
There are no other significant changes to the Maw campaign files other than the upgraded Map Pack 1.
Update posted on 04-17-2023 We have the Lost Colony Figure Flats and Archetype Cardsready for you to download. If you owned the original SWADE Lost Colony products, those files have been updated to include the Lost Colony content. New backers can also find the Figure Flats as the digital version of your Lost Colony Pawns purchase and Digital and Print Prospector backers will find the Archetype Cards file added to your Downloads.
Log in to your account at PEGINC.COM and the PDF will be waiting in your downloads.
The files will be listed as:
Deadlands: Lost Colony – Pawns (Preorder) or Deadlands Lost Colony Figure Flats PDF and Deadlands: Lost Colony – Archetype Cards
Scan the space dock for errant xenomorphs and grab an extra pack of algae bars (teriyaki flavor) because this adventure is blasting off!
We have the pre-release version of Maw of Oblivion (version 1.0) ready for you to enjoy:
Log in to your account at PEGINC.COM and the PDF will be waiting in your downloads.
The file will be listed as:
Deadlands: Lost Colony – Maw of Oblivion
This file WILL be updated as we gather feedback from the community, so we don’t advise printing at this time.(DriveThru links will go outonce files are final, but please claim your rewards at our site first.)
Long ago, Banshee wasn’t the only inhabited world in the Faraway system. Craghan, whose people embraced the Hunting Grounds and built strange monuments to corruption across their world: the Black Cities. When the despicable denizens of Craghan turned their eyes towards Banshee she acted and obliterated the planet, but the Black Cities survived. Some still drift in the Belt (the shattered remains of Craghan itself), while others plunged through space to land on Banshee and take root there.
Detail from the Black City Map Pack
Black Cities are Deadlands. The twisted architecture reflects the nightmarish “terrorforming” that happens to a landscape when the Hunting Grounds take hold. The shadows move. Every dark crevice could hide an attacking monster. The Black Cities are the domain of the Skinnies, the vengeful remnant of Craghan. They is where evil hides from the light to scheme and gather power. Posses beware.
The Black City Map Pack gives players twisting corridors to explore, strange rooms to plumb for clues or artifacts, and key locations for difficult battles against the forces of evil. Although designed for Maw of Oblivion, the same halls can be repurposed and remixed for locations all across Banshee.
Detail from the Black City Map Pack
–Small rooms and claustrophobic corridors for close encounters with monstrous inhabitants.
-Doorways could be deadly traps, sorcerous tests, scientific puzzles, or all three.
–Multiple paths between key locations: does the posse need to wriggle through an access tube, or take a longer path through a winding stairwell?
-Spikes, strange electricity, and hazards everywhere. This is a dangerous place.
-The Maw Chamber can double as a reactor, ritual chamber, or another devious device.
–Mysterious rooms work well with the random Black City Encounters from the Deadlands: Lost Colony core book.
–The sturdy fold out map Savage Worlds players are accustomed to. Wet and Dry Erase capable, so you can add pits, walls, and other features for more variety.
Tune in TONIGHT at 8pm Eastern on twitch.tv/peginc where developer Darrell Hayhurst will deep dive on the Black Cities and demonstrate how you can use the TWO NEW Black Cities maps that are part of this campaign with your Maw of Oblivion and other games!
Want to get up to speed with Deadlands: Lost Colony and the new Maw of Oblivion material? Carl from Tabletop Tango gives a great review of where Maw of Oblivion fits in with the Lost Colony narrative in under 8 minutes! Give it a watch now:
Thank you Space Cowpokes! Spacers? Wild Cards in SPAAAAAAAACE!
With your enthusiastic support of our launch we’re more than twice-funded and blasting off to more action-and-horror-fueled adventures in a far off corner of the universe.
Believe it or not, it’s been 22 years since Lost Colony was first published, and we’re thrilled that you’re still along for the ride. Lost Colony has always been special to us because it’s the big finale of the Reckoners story arc that began in Deadlands. The lore has been built by some of your favorite designers including John Hopler, John Goff, and Cheyenne Wright. Now we’re thrilled to have Darrell Hayhurst steer the Reckoners’ arc to its epic conclusion–this time you’re taking on Famine–while also laying the foundation for the next great adventures in and around Banshee in the “Way Out West.”
Drop a comment in the “Comments” tab on what preview of Maw of Oblivion you’d like us to show you next: [A] Bestiary Entry or [B] Savage Tale Preview
If you didn’t catch our Maw of Oblivion preview stream last week, catch up now on YouTube: