Crystal Heart - a colourful setting for Savage Worlds

Created by Up to Four Players

Become a Syn Agent, replace your heart with a Crystal and gain superpowers! (Also lose your mind, but just a little)

Latest Updates from Our Project:

It’s Done! Thank You All!
2 months ago – Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 11:20:54 PM

Two years ago, Crystal Heart was just a plan. We’re happy to say that thanks to you, thanks to the many yous, we can now turn that plan into an actual, playable, useable product.

We’ve worked hard and we’re immensely happy to see that it paid off, that we managed to earn your support in creating this new game. Because all of this work is going to turn into fun, for as many people as we can hopefully reach, starting with all of you folks.

We started this campaign pretty confident, despite the relatively high goal (compared to other first-timer indie publishers), thanks to the wonderful fans of our webcomic. We were hoping to get enough money to fund the best version of the book, and thanks to you, we can. We also wished we could do some cool stuff, like pay people to create new Crystal Heart tales, and get Bennies and some card decks, and you guys made so many of these happen.

What Happens Next?

We’re taking a short break to sum-up and re-calculate some numbers, and also because we’re tired. We’ll be back after the holidays, reinvigorated, and then we’ll send you by email the Backer Surveys, through which you’ll be able to confirm your shipping address, choose the add-ons you’ve calculated into your pledge, and buy additional ones.

In the coming months we’ll be looking for playtesters, and we’ll update you about our progress with the book and all the other things you’ve helped to make happen.

And let’s not forget: tomorrow there’s a new Crystal Heart page. The webcomic that started it all still has a long way to go… and there’s still much to be discovered.

See you in 2019, and thank you all for backing our game!

yeaaaahhhhhhh!
yeaaaahhhhhhh!

Final Hours, Final Goals, Final Stream
2 months ago – Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 12:44:35 PM

At 23:59 GMT tonight, this Kickstarter thing is gonna end! Here’s what we’re planning.

Final Stretch Goals Announced

Here are the stretchiest goals we could think of. (Actually, there was a thing with a hot air balloon, but never mind that)

Ready to Roll Crystal Heart: Take the players from the Ready to Roll comics, give them the characters from the Starter Set, and let them explain all of the Crystal-Heart-specific rules in a 2-page comic. Sounds pretty awesome? We think it can be pretty awesome!

Crystal Heart Dice Set: All 6 dice types and an additional d6 Wild Die, in the colour and style from the webcomic! Yes, the Wild Die is rainbow sparkle. Yes, it always rolls sixes. (No, it doesn’t really always roll sixes)

Dice are super costly and this whole idea seems crazy, but if we do reach 30K - we’ll be able to have these dice available as an add-on!

Dice!
Dice!

Last Hour Laid-Back Streaming

At 10:30 GMT we’ll start a live stream where we’ll be chatting, discussing the campaign, and just hanging out as we get ready to go to sleep for several weeks. Come chat with us about whatever during the last hour and a half of our Kickstarter. Ask us anything (AUA?), maybe Aviv will draw something, Eran will certainly not be drawing something, it'll be fun!

You can follow this Facebook event to get notified. A few minutes before we go live we’ll also spread the link around through our socials.

Action & Adventure Deck Add-On Now Available! What’s Next?
2 months ago – Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 07:03:41 PM

Our highly anticipated (by us) Action & Adventure Deck can now be added to your pledge! This add-on includes both the Action Deck - 54 Crystal Heart themed playing cards, and the Adventure Deck - 54 cards for players to use during the game to create all sorts of twists and gain bonuses.

It’s £15, plus £4 for shipment to wherever you are. All Novice Agent pledges and up also get it as a PDF automatically! 

Coming Up:  

Living in Syn, a more thorough guide for Syn’s inner working and ways to have more Syn-heavy games. Rivals, mentors, intrigue, training-montage tables to help create crazy-awesome backstories, new uses for the Requisition system, and lots of new gear.

Paper Minis that you can print, cut and fold, to get Syn Agents, NPCs and monsters from the game onto your table. 

Both PDFs will be added automatically for all backers from Novice Agent pledge and up once they’re unlocked.

And Then?

We also have a few more final stretch goals up our sleeve. Can we get there? We certainly hope so.

How can you help? Here are links to our “announcement” posts from around the web. Share them around, and help bring future Syn Agents into the fold!

When should you do it? Right now would be good, since tomorrow is our last day!

Latest Podcast Appearances

One Shot Podcast (audio), probably the most well-known and well-regarded podcast network in the RPG world, hosted our pretty crazy "filler episode" adventure, Exotic Ingredients. With guests Will Kirkby and Grant Howitt!

SavageCast (audio) - How's gaming in Israel like?  

Veiled Fury Entertainment (video) - An in-depth discussion of the Crystal Heart setting.  

Modifier (audio) - How the setting was designed to evoke specific player behaviours and emotional responses

Bonus Update - A Free Adventure For Backers
2 months ago – Thu, Dec 06, 2018 at 03:42:17 PM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.

Update #5: Bennies Achieved, Next Stretch Goals Revealed!
2 months ago – Tue, Dec 04, 2018 at 03:23:30 PM

One week to go. Most of you, people who are reading this, have already backed us, and thanks to you we now have Bennies! All backers (Novice Agent and up) will get a PDF version of the Crystal Heart Bennies, and the physical version is now available to add to your pledge as an add-on - see the add-ons board for details. Increasing your pledge goes towards reaching the next Stretch Goal, so it’s a double win!

Changing your pledge
Changing your pledge

But even if you’re not planning on doing so, you can still help us. Let someone new know about the project! Give them this link along with your own words – tell them why you backed, what makes you think this is a project worth putting money into.

New Stretch Goals!

New adventures! We really liked these two wildly different takes on the Islands, so we want to have them both: Abby takes us on an “Agent against Nature” challenge and Craig takes us below the waves on an “Agent against Metal Ship of Death” cruise.  

And then… the big one, a double-decker, 54 playing cards made in Syn style and 54 adventure cards with all sorts of cool story beats the players can use during the game, inspired by Savage Worlds’ original Adventure Deck (and refitted for a Crystal-infused world!).

New Podcast Appearances

All available on the main page: 

Rob and Dan of the GM Table (audio) discuss Savage Worlds, how to explain rules, and welcoming new players.  

Character Creation Cast (audio) - An excellent overview of how an Agent is created, and what makes your character tick.  

DelveCast continue to interview us, this time focusing on Savage Worlds, what makes it fun and suitable for Crystal Heart?  

And check out the 2nd part of the game we ran for Fandible, wherein a train ride becomes a train wild ride.