Olympus Inc The Pelion Report for Savage Worlds Live

Last week my friend Charles White launched his newest campaign on Indiegogo.  An expansion to Olympus Inc Savage Worlds. Part Percy Jackson Part Shadow Run made in the Spirit of Scion Olympus Inc is a fresh look on a modern world where the gods, in fact, were real.

The new project features several new things.

The Pelion Report presents five new Paragon bloodlines (Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Hephaestus, and Hera) and two new Demihuman bloodlines (Cyclospawn and Centaur) for Olympus Inc. Along with the new bloodlines, the book also presents powers for new and existing bloodlines, rules for working with Orichalcum, new corporations, new edges/hindrances and so much more!

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If you are not familiar with the Olympus Inc setting here is a brief rundown:

In a world that appears identical to our own, the Titans of myth have deposed the upstart Olympians and now rule the heavens. But Zeus and the other gods of Olympus have found a new way to harvest the power of worship—through mankind’s love of money! Step into a world of shadowy politics, satyr cyber-raiders, demigods, and an ongoing clandestine war for control of the firmament.

The campaign is slated to run until March 29, 2018. For more information, visit the campaign page on Indiegogo.

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PayPal will No longer Protect Crowdfunding

Well, fellow gamers it seems that the day many of us thought would eventually come has happened. Either Kickstarter was going to get its proverbial shit together and step in to fix its growing issues with unfunded campaigns.. or other agencies would make moves to protect themselves from having to issues refunds and such on failed projects.

PayPal has announced now that they will no very soon no longer issue buyer protection to crowdsourcing campaigns. Ouch! I know many a gamer that as of right now are holding their wallet at the thought that now backing a project has become increasingly riskier.

Here’s PayPal’s full statement regarding the change, via Engadget:

“In Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, United States and certain other countries, we have excluded payments made to crowdfunding campaigns from our buyer protection programs. This is consistent with the risks and uncertainties involved in contributing to crowdfunding campaigns, which do not guarantee a return for the investment made in these types of campaigns. We work with our crowdfunding platform partners to encourage fundraisers to communicate the risks involved in investing in their campaign to donors.”

Additionally, “anything purchased from or an amount paid to a government agency” and “gambling, gaming and/or any other activity with an entry fee and a prize” are no longer eligible for Purchase Protection either.

Kickstarter notes that about 9 percent of its projects never deliver, for example — if the failure rate is similar or worse on those crowdfunding sites that take PayPal, that’s a lot of potential refunds. When you look at just Gaming projects Kickstarter raised more than 76 Million dollars last year on successfully funned projects.  That is a ton of money left on the table. And as of now Pay Pall is done with having to help pick up the pieces.