Building a Castle for Savage Worlds


Props to these guys, but this seems like a whole lot of work. I know the Savage Worlds RPG is designed to be used with miniatures, but I’m just too lazy to make that happen. A white board and markers are handy for figuring out where people are when you need to.

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Savage Guns

Tank: So what do you need? Besides a miracle.
Neo: Guns. Lots of guns.

That’s one of my favorite slices of dialogue from the Matrix. It’s also handy advice for dealing with all kinds of situations in the Savage Worlds RPG. Having just emerged from a Wild West campaign mostly in one piece, I’ve got newfound respect for the advantages of shooting your enemies as soon as you see them. Read the rest of this entry »


Wicklow’s Parting Letter

Hey, guys, this was pinned to Wicklow’s front door. I thought you should know about it…


Playing Savage Worlds Remotely & How Role Playing Can Happen Over The Internet

I have been doing a bit of research on how to integrate remote players and it seems we are not the only group with this desire. There are a bunch of examples of people playing D&D/Savage Worlds via the Internet. Most of the time, it seems Skype is used for small groups while Google Talk is used for larger groups. There are a bunch of other online “rooms” that are also used but they appear to be less popular.

One thing I wondered was “how do you roll dice” with remote players? Is this entirely on the honour system or is it some available tool?

Behold.

There is such a tool. It is called (not-so-surprisingly) the Online Dice Roller. It is a chat-based system where people can roll dice as a group. I checked it out and it looks like we can have the remote players log into the site (much like IRC), select the dice, and conduct the roll. The roll results appear as chat posts and, viola, your roll is submitted. Pretty cool, huh?

Check it out over here. http://rolz.org/

This is only the first step to getting this all to work as the group dynamics of time is more involved than just rolling dice.


Playing Savage Worlds Over Skype

An original member of our Savage Worlds playing crew is off to meet his destiny in a distant land, perhaps never to return. So, fellow gamers reading this blog — anyone tried patching another player in via Skype, Google chat or Facebook chat? What was your experience?

We’ll be trying this out over the next week or so. Any tips are appreciated.