‘The Goon’ Roleplaying Game Wallops Kickstarter Goal within First Minutes

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The Goon: The Roleplaying Game (Pinnacle Entertainment)I have to say one of my favorite comics of all-time is Eric Powell’s The Goon from Dark Horse. From the EC Comics inspired art style (as well as sidekick Frankie’s bizarrely Little Orphan Annie-esque lack of pupils) to the over the top violence and humor to the surprising amount of heart contained within these tales of the supernatural, Powell has crafted a truly wonderful series and I’m a massive fan!

Now Pinnacle Entertainment has launched a Kickstarter project to provide The Goon and Frankie – plus The Zombie Priest, Buzzard, Hieronymous Alloy, and the rest of the cast – with a Savage World RPG setting. The project launched earlier today and achieved the $5k funding goal within scant minutes of going live.

According to Pinnacle, The Goon: The Roleplaying Game is very nearly complete and ready for production so the crowdfunding project is really aimed at providing loads of extra goodies such as miniatures (Hooray!) and Bennies. Currently you can pledge your support beginning at the $25.00 level for the digital PDF, which is set for a May 2017 release. Keep in mind you’ll need the Savage Worlds core rules to use the 192 page source book and the physical book and stretch goals will arrive late this year.

From Pinnacle:

Bring the “zombie Noir” of Powell’s The Goon comic series to your Savage Worlds game!

The Goon roleplaying game is already written, approved, and in final edits. Your support for this Kickstarter helps us make all the extra goodies like the kick-ass Miniatures, Bennies, Game Master’s screen, new adventures, and more!

The Goon Roleplaying Game is based on the multiple Eisner Award-winning comic, The Goon, by Eric Powell. 

The Goon: The Roleplaying Game Kickstarter Goodies (Pinnacle Entertainment)Feast them peepers on a samplin’ of what we got lined up for ya in this 192-page extravaganza:

  • A guide to the Town’s mean streets and deadly secrets
  • New Edges and Hindrances so your character can toughen up and be like Goon
  • Setting Rules to help you bring the comedy and tragedy of Goon and Franky’s pulp-noir world to life
  • An adventure generator full of ideas to help build your own Goon stories
  • An unholy pack of shock-inducing Grievous Yarns (Savage Tales)
  • All the most infamous tough guys, lugs, dames, and evil, icky things from the comic’s entire run—with Savage Worlds game statistics
  • And an original Plot Point Campaign…one that sees the return of a few of Goon and Franky’s oldest and hillbilly-est enemies!

It’s printed in a whopping 192 pages of graphic novel format and available in Limited Edition hardcover, so lemme tell ya, bub—this is one game you won’t wanna miss!

This game ain’t about heroes, per se. More like antiheroes. Join the Goon’s crime syndicate—or play as Goon, Franky, and the rest of their crew—and fight off the rival gangs what’s encroachin’ on your turf, while you collect on Goon’s debts and whatnot. You might also succeed at fighting off the tide of bleak suffering that’s set to consume yer soul. Then again you might not!

But while you’re contemplatin’ the psychology and so forth, make sure to watch out for Zombie Priest and his legions of groanin’, brain-chomping zombies; they’re a constant hassle. If that ain’t bad enough, there’s crazed-yet-brilliant Dr. Hieronymus Alloy and his robots goin’ on a rampage every other week. You also want to keep a lookout for swarms of chug-heads…what they call “changelings.” Yeah. They’re nasty little buggers.

Believe me, pal, we ain’t even got to the worst of it yet. You sure you wanna join up with Goon’s crew?

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