Just got this press release from Will Herrmann of Journeyman Games, who is running a Kickstarter for the Wild Card Creator program.
Introducing Wild Card Creator. Any PDF, Any Setting, No Extra Cost!
Journeyman Games has just announced a Kickstarter for their Wild Card Creator, a computer program that helps gamers quickly and easily design characters for the Savage Worlds tabletop roleplaying game. The program enables you to generate, save, and print characters in both stat block and character sheet formats, enabling you to access them whenever you need, in a fraction of the time it takes to do it by hand!
Because Wild Card Creator comes pre-loaded with the full text of Savage Worlds Deluxe, you can start making characters right away. But what if you want to make characters for a supplementary setting like Deadlands, Agents of Oblivion, Hellfrost, or any of several dozen other settings? Other character creators would make you type it all in yourself or force you to pony up $5-$10 for the same content you already own. Not Wild Card Creator.
If you own any published Savage Worlds PDFs, Wild Card Creator will be able to import any new Races, Edges, Hindrances, Gear, and other character options without you paying anything more! If you've got the PDF, you've got the content. Pinnacle Entertainment Group and 14 other companies have already given permission to allow Wild Card Creator to work seamlessly with their full range of PDFs, so your favorite settings are sure to be supported.
Wild Card Creator will be available for Mac, Windows, and Linux and has an estimated release date of November 2012.
Most of the major licensees are covered, and he's hoping to get everybody on board for, essentially, the ultimate character program. The goal is $4,000 and $20 is all it takes to get a copy of the program. The stretch goals include art from Storn Cook for character portraits and Showdown support.