Sunday, April 26, 2015

And Now Back to Savage Worlds...

With the recent announcement about Savage Worlds Rifts, I pulled out my copy of the Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer's Edition, along with the few other Savage Worlds books that I own. I thought it would be a good idea to refresh my knowledge of the Savage Worlds system and maybe start working on building a Campaign. The Rifts edition isn't due out until Christmas, and I know delays may happen, but with my schedule being so crazy with real life obligations and such, starting sooner rather than later, is probably a good idea. 
At one time I had a few other Savage Worlds books, but this is my current collection. I just picked up the Sci Fi Companion this week and am still reading it over.  The Darwin's World books are from an earlier edition of Savage Worlds, so I may have to do a bit of conversion work for those two (anyone know of a conversion document that updates stuff to Deluxe?, I think Guts was one of the bigger changes).  The white book with the upside down flag is Planet MF'er, a damn cool book with some jacked up stuff in it. I can see a fun campaign with just this collection of books.  : )

With all the cool Sci Fi stuff coming out  this summer and fall; movies, T.V., etc, I may try to run some space opera stuff this summer to prep for the awesomeness of Rifts. Trey's  Strange Stars is a great system neutral sourcebook, and Mike over at the WrathofZombie blog has been doing some great Savage Worlds conversions!  And if I need to throw some Marvel aliens into the mix, my buddy Giles over at the Worlds Galore blog has been posting a bunch of cool Savage Worlds write-ups, Thanos anyone?
Anyways just a random Sunday afternoon post.  Hope everyone is having a good weekend.
Now back to the books!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Rifts Savage Worlds!

 Rifts is coming to Savage Worlds!!!
The announcement today really  knocked my socks off! I'm excited and quite hopeful about this one.  I loved playing Rifts back in the day, but the system just doesn't work for me these days, especially character creation.  My gaming schedule is hectic and crazy at best, non-existent at worst, time is a very hot commodity around these parts. Savage Worlds is Fast, Furious and Fun and Rifts as a setting is just Awesome!  This is all kinds of chocolate in my peanut butter... course I'm a diabetic so I'm definitely in trouble with this one! 
I'm soo ready for this!!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Review of Strange Stars

     First I owe Trey Causey an apology, I should have done a review for Strange Stars way before now, the only excuse that I can offer is that I have honestly been swamped with work , school and family stuff. But Strange Stars is so cool that even those reasons are insufficient.  Strange Stars deserves to be talked about, discussed and most of all played!
This retro style sci-fi gazetteer draws from some great resources; Star Trek, Micronauts, Star Frontiers, there is even a subtle but strong dose of Talislanta in there (Talislanta IN SPAACE!). All good stuff!  And if you enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy then I think you will enjoy the ideas presented in this tome of Sci Fi coolness!
If you are looking for a resource of stat blocks, hyper detailed NPC's, extensive world information and such then you need to keep in mind that this isn't that kind of resource, instead it is a great snapshot of what looks like a really cool galaxy of adventure, that you will want to play in and make your own.  Each page is jam packed with snippets of the setting and just perusing this tome will give both you and your players ideas for your own Sci Fi campaigns.  The artwork is fantastic and really helps to capture the feel of the setting and get you immersed into it quickly. This resource gives you the right mix of ideas to grab a hold of and jump right into the setting.
Given that this is a system neutral setting book, I now just need to decide  what game system to use to run it? There is a Fate version due out soon, to be followed by a Stars Without Number version.  But I can see using this setting with Traveller or Savage Worlds.  Hmm...decisions decisions... In case you couldn't tell I'm very happy to have this as part of my collection.
Oh and Trey has added a ton of additional resources (including some game stats) for this setting over on his blog.  So check it out for more information.  
You can grab a copy HERE

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Strange Stars Now Available!

I've been remiss in not mentioning that Strange Stars setting book is now available!
I've been eagerly following the development of this product for awhile now.  Just look at that cover!  It just blasts you with its coolness!  I have the PDF of this downloaded and ready for perusal, once I finish my graduate school assignments for the week I will be digging into this tome of awesome space OSR-Coolness!
_More to Come!_