Savage Retailer Info for the Deadlands: the Weird West Kickstarter

Published On: April 28, 2020Categories: News

From the very beginning, we have always offered ways for retailers to be a part of our Kickstarters and that holds true for Deadlands: the Weird West as well!

First of all, we know things are tough for retailers the world over, many of whom have temporarily closed their doors due to the COVID-19 crisis. For this reason, there is no retailer “reward level” in the Kickstarter. We’re instead reminding retailers to join our Savage Retailer list!

If retailers pledge to back our Deadlands: the Weird West Kickstarter, that helps us because people following them see it (any funds they pledge will be a credit later for purchases in the pledge manager). Retailers should pledge for the Kickstarter if they want access to all the Deadlands PDFs, especially stretch goals, for their own personal use. And we hope retailers will encourage their customers to pledge for digital rewards as well, then ask customers to preorder physical items from their store!

Second, every physical product from the Deadlands: the Weird West Kickstarter will be available for Savage Retailers to preorder, and they can add other items from our store. This includes the “High Roller” specialty items like the Marshal badge, and the deluxe metal dice and dice tray from Norse Foundry!

Third, if you’re a new Savage Retailer, this may come as a shock to you, but we actually offer complimentary PDFs to your customers. Here’s how that works:

  1. Customers buy the physical product from a Savage Retailer and get a receipt.
  2. Customers email us the receipt at [email protected] with their store email address (the one they use to log in). If the item is not clearly printed on the receipt by the store, a photo of the book will do alongside the receipt.
  3. We put a copy of the PDF in the customer’s account at If we ever update the PDF it gets updated automatically in their account and they can re-download.

The perks of backing our Deadlands: the Weird West Kickstarter now as a Digital Player or Digital Marshal include access to all the PDFs, including stretch goals. They also receive the PDFs at

And finally, in regards to shipping, all domestic Savage Retailers (those in the lower 48) receive free shipping on orders through the pledge manager, while international Savage Retailers receive discounted shipping. Just email [email protected] once your order is complete to get a price for shipping. Until then you will see $999 for shipping (we’ll adjust that, never fear!). Once the pledge manager closes, however, orders will need to be fulfilled by Studio 2 Publishing like normal. High Roller items will only be available in the pledge manager.

Savage Retailer customers may also be able to save on shipping by having their orders sent to their friendly local game store! No more “porch pirates” or lost packages. We encourage Savage Retailers to host an event for pickup of packages. We just require email confirmation from the backer as well as the Retailers to move product to your store order.

We’re excited to work with you to bring Deadlands: the Weird West to your store shelves! For complete details for retailers, including a link to sign up, click here.

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