Over on our kickstarter, a backer asked:
@Timothy asked: With Savage Worlds Black on the horizon, do you plan to do a rule update after its release?
A: We are slated for a print run of December this year. That is somewhat on purpose. Shane Hensley(creator of Savage Worlds) mentioned in a few places that Project “Savage Worlds Black” is scheduled to kickstart in the Fall of 2018, post GenCon.
We plan to have it incorporated into the book before we publish. We have that foot path already in place. We just need to pave over it, once the material is released.
In addition, using Flash Gordan as an example, since it already has material that has been confirmed will be in the next iteration. Such the Athletic skill. This new skill justified our need for a separate Acrobatic skill.
Some Chi Techniques might need to be revised, but we do anticipate that.
If by chance things do not line up the way they should but our ducks are in a row, we are ready to hit the print button. . . we will.
This means a conversion document will be released for free, in a printable PDF format for hard copy users. We plan to update the PDF versions to accommodate all that have purchased it.
OR if it is radically different, all backers will receive an additional “Savage Black” version of Art of War via PDF. Print backers will receive an “at cost” print-on-demand coupon.
I hope I answered your question on that one. If anyone has any others, ask away.