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Sunglar’s Savage House Rules!


I first became interested in Savage Worlds when I read a reference to it in a message board. Can’t remember which one now, but I do recall the poster praised the system on the ease of prep and how smoothly it ran. I was running a high level D&D 3.5 campaign back then and that sounded like music to my ears! This was in 2004 or 2005. I finally got the Savage Worlds revised hardcover in 2006 at The Compleat Strategist during a business trip to New York City. I remember reading the book that night at the hotel, and not quiet grasping the game. “It uses playing cards for initiative, and what the deal with the damage system?” I never figured it out, had other games to run, so the book just sat on my shelf.


In 2007 I went to Gen Con and visited the Pinnacle Entertainment Group booth and saw Savage Worlds Explorer’s Edition. It was $10 for a complete game, how can you say no to that! I got 2 copies. I read the book, got a better idea how the game worked, and I tried running a one-shot using it but the shaken/wounded damage mechanic was not intuitive, the initiative was strange, I didn’t get how all the different bits worked together, so we didn’t play it again. Continue reading Sunglar’s Savage House Rules!

RPG a Day 2016: RPG Cribs – Day 30


So we come to this, day 30, the penultimate day of #RPGaDay 2016. So much fun! As I’ve said before, August has been a rollercoaster. Like last year, RPG a Day 2016 got me back to posting regularly in the blog after a long spell of inactivity. This year RPG a Day came at a month were some of the elderly family members I help take care of were unwell, I had a lot do to at my new job, plus Nilda and I were getting everything ready for our wedding next Thursday. An auspicious month, but very busy; everything seems to be going as planned now, and as everything draws to a close, we’re ready to end this challenge and I’m ready to get hitched. So let’s get this post out of the way!

August 30: Describe the ideal game room if your budget were unlimited.

Day 22 last year was about a perfect game environment, and while I went into some details of the amenities I would like, I did one of my sappy cop outs and said that my ideal place to game is where I can have fun with my friends… I still mean that, but this time around let’s take it seriously and map out my ideal RPG Crib! Continue reading RPG a Day 2016: RPG Cribs – Day 30

RPG a Day 2016: “It’s full of stars!” – Day 29


Welcome back folks! There are just three days left to go in this year’s challenge. #RPGaDay 2016 has been a lot of fun. Let’s tackle the last few topics. Today it’s all about wish fulfillment. I first thought about the ideal game room, but I looked ahead and that’s tomorrow’s topic. This is about the location, hosting a game anywhere on Earth. Let’s think about that!

August 29: If you could host a game anywhere on Earth, where would that be?

My first thought was “A kick ass palace!” Imagine running Dungeons & Dragons in the Alcázar of Segovia or any of the other great castles of Europe… Then I got nostalgic and thought, maybe I would run a game where it all started, the basement of Gary Gygax’s house. Then I thought, let’s go fancy, a game at the top of the Eiffel Tower! But I believe the character sheets would just fly off. Continue reading RPG a Day 2016: “It’s full of stars!” – Day 29