Thursday, July 12, 2018

Tommy's Take on Saga of the Goblin Horde


Review time, and this time I'm taking a look at a free product that's gained some buzz in Savage Worlds circles.


Produced by Zadmar Games, Saga of the Goblin Horde is 100% free, and extensively supported...and nominated for an Ennie.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Gods & Masters Imperial Faction Primer Released


Gods & Masters is a new Savage Worlds setting by Calvin Thompson and Twitchy Butcher Studios. He's been hard at work writing it, and I've been editing it. The first release just went live, a primer for the Imperial faction. This is an adventure and a set of pregenerated characters to give you a taste of one facet of the setting.

The gist of it is there is a three way war going on in Ritonak: The cloak and dagger Nacaraj, the twisted Leshnite cultists and the military might of the Empire. The full setting book will provide everything you need to play a campaign focused on any of the three factions, but this primer thrusts you into action as Task Force Team Basilisk, hunting an arms dealer.

Check it out and let us know what you think! 

DISCLAIMER: Using the link in this article to purchase the primer can provide me with a portion of the sale in store credit. Also, I did edit the primer, in case you missed that. This is not a review, this is a "Buy me!" pitch.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Tommy's Take on A Hero Will Rise: Epic Fantasy

Need something to break your players out of their comfort zone?

Got something right here.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

TAG @ Ten Sales

In case you hadn't heard, Triple Ace Games turned 10 years old, and they are celebrating with a pair of "Greatest Hits" style bundles for Savage Worlds and Ubiquity.


SAVAGE WORLDS BUNDLE

This includes all four main Hellfrost books (Player's Guide, Bestiary, Gazetteer and Land of Fire core rules), the Arcane Lore and Atlas supplements, Necropolis 2350 and Incinerator's Handbook, All For One Savage Worlds version and Sundered Skies. And this is all for $30.

There's some great stuff here. Hellfrost is especially brilliant, as I opined in my reviews, and I'm actually using a lot of Hellfrost stuff in my current Savage Pendragon campaign.

Hellfrost Player's Guide




UBIQUITY BUNDLE


The Ubiquity Bundle is also $30 and includes some great stuff, like Leagues of Adventure (plus Plateau of the Ape Men and the Weird Science Compendium), Leagues of Gothic Horror (plus the Ministry of Unusual Affairs, the Guide to Apparitions and the Guide to Mordavia), Leagues of Cthulhu and the Ubiquity version of All For One: Régime Diabolique and Adventure Companion 1.

This may surprise you, but I own more books in the Ubiquity Bundle than I do the Savage Worlds bundle.

I previously reviewed All For One.

The upside is, these bundles are a GREAT deal for the price. The downside is, they are not set up like traditional RPGNow bundles, meaning you don't get a discount for the books you already own, which is an unfortunate decision.

Still a great celebration of a great publisher.

DISCLAIMER: The links in this article contain my affiliate link. Purchases made via that link may provide me with a percentage of the sale in store credit.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Tommy's Take on Vigilantes: Rise of the Powerless

Let's do a quick Savage Worlds review. Anyone in?


This is Vigilantes: Rise of the Powerless by Tricky Troll Games, a Savage Worlds Setting Kit, about normal folks who are sick of the crap and rising up to make a difference in the world.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Swords & Sorcery Six-Pack

Inspired by the adventure generators in the Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells RPG by Old Skull Publishing, I generated a half dozen Swords & Sorcery adventure seeds. These aren't full adventures, so you'd need to flesh them out with your own stats and stuff, but I love playing around with random generators, and I thought I'd share them with you all.

Heck, if you changed out some of the names, you could probably drop them in Lankhmar (the DCC or Savage Worlds versions) easy enough.
 And pick up Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells. It's a rules-light swords & sorcery RPG that is Pay What You Want right now on RPGNow. Can't beat that price.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Legendary Edges in Necessary Evil

No, this isn't a general, all-purpose fan thread about suitable Legendary Edges for Necessary Evil. This is about the Legendary Edges that I gave my PCs and their NPC teammates when the campaign reached Legendary. Had some folks ask me about it, found the notes recently, thought I'd post them.

Since there are spoilers for Necessary Evil, the Edges are after the jump so no one gets it spoiled for them on the front page of the blog.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Tommy's Take on Amazing Adventures

Dungeons & Dragons begat Castles & Crusades, and Castles & Crusades begat Amazing Adventures, a "Siege Engine Game for The Pulp Era".


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wiseguys Demo Kit and Forces of Light: The Savage Guide to Heaven and The Wild Die Podcast

Hey guys,

I have some RPG News, and it's all kind of having to do with me, at least in part.

Two new Savage Worlds products were recently released, and I had a hand in both of them. So, y'know, I thought I'd mention them to you and encourage you to check them out if they tickle your fancy.



First up is the Wiseguys Demo Kit from Just Insert Imagination. This one is completely free, and has a sample adventure and pregenerated characters for playing Savage gangsters in a Las Vegas that never quite was. Again, at that price, why not check it out? It's getting some strong praise over on RPGnow. Wiseguys was written by Eric Lamoureux and edited by me, and the Kickstarter for the full setting should be coming later this year.



Forces of Light: The Savage Guide to Heaven is published by Gun Metal Games. It is the companion piece to, and stretch goal from, the Codex Infernus: The Savage Guide to Hell sourcebook that was funded on Kickstarter. I edited this as well, and contributed to the writing, including the Streets of Bedlam-style heroic archetypes. Hell is a scary place, so Heaven's warriors need to be ready for it. PDF is only $5.99, and the POD version is coming soon.



Lastly, I was on The Wild Die Podcast with Eric Lamoureux, Harrison Hunt, Manuel Sambs and Gary McCallum, discussing making and playing interesting characters. It'll be my last podcast for a while, as the next day I had all but three of my teeth extracted, and am now struggling through life with dentures at the ripe old age of 39.

So anyway, check those things out!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Tommy's Take on Lankhmar: Savage Seas of Nehwon

Pinnacle has a new Lankhmar book on Kickstarter, with a couple of days left to go. They asked me to take a look and provide an honest review, and I'm, always down for cracking into a new Savage Worlds book, so here we go.