We know you’re mighty anxious to jump on the Kickstarter for Holler: An Appalachian Apocalypse, our newest official setting for Savage Worlds. The Holler’s Big Boys* might be trying to stop this uprising but we won’t let them stop us for long!
Mark your calendars for a rare October 14th THURSDAY Noon Eastern launch!
To get y’all up to speed, Holler is a game of adventure, rebellion, and fairy tales in gothic Appalachia:
The mysterious “Big Boys” own the mines, mills, and logging operations. They rule over every aspect of their workers’ lives—subjecting them to extraordinary dangers on the job and crushing oppression outside of it.
The Big Boys have transformed the land of the Holler—rivers bubble with strange chemicals, stripped mountains crumble into valleys, the air is choked with a toxic fog known as the Blight.
The flora and fauna of the Holler grow more monstrous by the day. Demons of every description lurk in the forests. Mutant cryptids haunt villages with their strange cries and appetites. Vengeful haints leer from abandoned shacks and lonely cliffs.
No one is coming to save the people of Holler. They’ve got to take matters into their own hard-worked hands. It’ll take miners, granny women, gougers, moonshiners, bluegrass pickers, and holy rollers willing to fight and die to protect their culture, customs, and family. Folks who have the bravery to stare straight into the abyss and spit in its eye.
Holler draws deeply on Appalachian history, mythic folklore, and culture for a dark fantasy tale of apocalypse and vengeance, and is set in gothic locales such as Corn Cob Gap, Cussfoot Fens, Ghost Ridge Mountains, Great Craggy Mountains, Faefall, Hogback Hills, Piney Dirge Plateau, Sootstone Mountains, and Stygian Mountains.
It contains new Edges & Hindrances, new Arcane Backgrounds, rules for the ever-present Blight, a passel of strange critters including the Mothman, the Sheepsquatch, and the nefarious Big Boys themselves, dozens of locations such as Mount Everlasting, Devil’s Den, and Fairy Flats, a fully-fleshed out Adventure Generator, AND a wild ride of a Plot Point Campaign called Blasted Beauty.
Set your alarm, don’t hit snooze, and plan to check out the Kickstarter page for Holler on Thursday! We’ll send a special newsletter announcement with the link and post it on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
*In this case it means Kickstarter’s given us an approval date of the 14th