Salt in Wounds Tabletop Setting for 5th Edition & Pathfinder

Created by J.M. Perkins

Salt in Wounds Tabletop Setting for 5th Edition & Pathfinder
1,012 backers pledged $57,707.00 on Kickstarter

A gore splattered, dark fantasy setting for 5th Edition and Pathfinder rules.

Raised in Kickstarter
$57,707.00 / 1,012 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$6,459.00 / 1,081 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Campaign Setting Guide: Advanced Playtest Copy is Out & Due Dates
3 months ago – Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 07:13:06 PM

Hey all you awesome backers!

Just wanted to send you a quick note, everyone who is to receive either a physical or digital copy of the Campaign Setting guide, you should now have access to the Advanced Playtest Copy. The doc is still going through final edits, final layout, and final art collection but this should be everything you need to start playing your Salt in Wounds Game TODAY. (5e is live as of now, Pathfinder will be live by week's end).

This will also be your final chance to input notes/thoughts/error spotting before final layout and digital distribution - with a due date of my birthday, August 7th. 

3 Ways You can Get Your digital Copy of the Advanced Playtest Copy:

  • If you're receiving the Campaign Setting Guide (any version) you should now have an email in your inbox via mailchimp from
  • If you're part of the regular playtest (Marrow Miner & Up) you should also see a copy in the playtest folder.
  • If either of those options don't work, email me

In any event, can't wait to hear what you think. Take care, thanks for backing, and let's play some games!

Quick Update - I'm Still Working!
4 months ago – Wed, Jun 06, 2018 at 10:24:24 PM

Hey All;

Just a quick update to let you know I'm still hard at work. I know I'm behind on messages/email (especially for you Mike Myler - my apologies) but I should be all caught up by the end of next week with a ton of new material to post/share and updated timelines.

Thank you for your patience.

Designer buffering... buffering...

Sincerely & Gratefully;

John aka J.M. Perkins

April Update
5 months ago – Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 09:51:25 PM

Just a click update to tell you I'm still hard at work!

Got some more art (and art updates) from Jeff Chen

Took care of some tax stuff

Collected Edits and some final backer additions for the Salt in Wounds Campaign settings

Worked on the Player's guide.

Got back to inbox 0 for all Salt in Wounds correspondence.

Anyway, back to it.

Campaign Setting Guide is Done - With Editor and Layout Artist
6 months ago – Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 09:45:56 PM

Hey All you Amazing Backers;

Just wanted to shoot a quick update to apologize that I've been radio silent; I've been deep in the weeds finishing the first draft of the Salt in Wounds Campaign Setting guide and getting production going. I've received the first half from the editor, need to send him the second half (as well as upload the new version for comment by ya'll). I'm also working with the layout artist for final art orders.

Will the 5th Edition version come out this month? Probably not. But the 5e version, pathfinder version and print version will all be coming out in the next few weeks and I'll actually end up ahead of my proposed production timeline going into the players guide and the rest of the books.. 

Starting April 1st, I should be back on regular update schedule. Till then!

Carving up the Tarrasque Released - January Recap
8 months ago – Thu, Feb 01, 2018 at 08:17:09 PM

Hello all you awesome Salt in Wounds Backers!  

January was pretty great; we had a bunch of peeps join last minute via backerkit. I published a bunch of fiction about the Salt in Wounds iconics over at, locked surveys and collected backerkit funds, released the rough draft of the first section of the Campaign Setting guide in the playtest folder for your perusal – I hope to have the rest (section 2 and beyond) as well as a draft to my editor within a week. Carving the Tarrasque: Crafting and Alchemy Supplement has been disbursed to backers (Marrow Miners and up) and is awaiting approval by RPGNow. I just spoke to the incredible Rich Howard (aka @umbralwalker ) who is handling the 5e conversion of 'Carving' and he’s enjoying the process and should have a draft to me shortly.  

Quick note; I thought I had to close Backerkit orders in order to lock surveys but it turns out that I don’t, and so while I’m done promoting it I’m going to turn the backerkit order option into a proper storefront since it’s actually a better percentage than selling the same books via RPGNow. What do you want to see 

Jeffrey Chen design next?  

  • Salt in Wounds Flag  
  • Rune Enslave Stone Giant  
  • Ledgerman Monster