A Mixed Bag of SWAG

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A Mixed Bag of SWAG
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We review a blended scotch and not one, but a selection of eleven Savage Worlds products in this episode. All of these products are from the Savage Worlds Adventurer’s Guild program. Enjoy!

Timecodes:
00:00:40 Herbal Alchemy
00:05:43 Artificer’s Codex
00:11:04 Wand Magic
00:15:30 Shadowcraft
00:24:23 Dungeon Delver’s Toolkit
00:29:23 Instant Encounters
00:33:39 Expanded Wealth
00:41:24 Technomancers
00:45:58 Allies Enhanced
00:55:43 Summoner’s Circle
01:01:10 Intermission
01:12:17 Whisky Review

Herbal Alchemy by Jenn Sutcliffe and Kristian Serrano, The Immaterial Plane. Available on DriveThruRPG as PDF.

Artificer’s Codex by Jenn Sutcliffe and Kristian Serrano, The Immaterial Plane. Available on DriveThruRPG as PDF.

Wand Magic by Jan Jetmar. Available on DriveThruRPG as PDF.

Shadowcraft by M. “Syd Andrews” Halterman. Available on DriveThruRPG as PDF.

Dungeon Delver’s Toolkit by David Anderson. Available on DriveThruRPG as PDF.

Instant Encounters by Jakub Osiejewski. Available on DriveThruRPG as PDF.

Expanded Wealth by Donavon Bailey. Available on DriveThruRPG as PDF.

Technomancers by Adam Loyd. Available on DriveThruRPG as PDF.

Allies Enhanced – Options for Followers, Friends, & other Henchmen by Christian Merz. Available on DriveThruRPG as PDF.

Summoner’s Circle by Dylan Brooks. Available on DriveThruRPG as PDF.

Intermission – Downtime and Projects by Dylan Brooks. Available on DriveThruRPG as PDF.


The After

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The After
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After the invasion of the earth and the terrible wars that followed, the planet has been rather changed – as has mankind, being nearly annihilated by the alien attackers. But the time of doom is over: Now it’s time to reclaim the earth, rebuild society and explore strange phenomena the unfriendly visitors left us with. With a tasty Whisky in our glass, we’ll take you on a tour.

Timecodes: 
00:00:33 General Information
00:02:28 Layout, Style and Artwork
00:06:30 Setting Background
00:36:05 Character Creation
00:45:46 Setting Rules
00:52:52 Hindrances
00:53:54 Edges
00:59:20 Arcane Backgrounds
01:02:22 Gear
01:14:45 NPCs
01:21:40 Conclusion
01:28:00 Whisky Review

The After by Fainting Goat Games is available at DriveThruRPG as PDF, Softcover or Hardcover.

In our recording, I mistakenly used the term “Handicaps” for Hindrances, which is what they’re called in the German translation of SWADE. I mix those up all the time because it’s English as well… Sorry for that!

Vasant

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New logo

As you might have noticed, we got a new logo! Kerstin made it for us after being bribed with a lifelong* whisky supply.

I hope you like the logo as much as we do. Thanks, Kerstin!

*referring to the life of the podcast. So… possibly inheritable?

Immortal: Gates of Pyre

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Immortal: Gates of Pyre
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Visit the Iron Republic of Jora with us and fight alien angels, explore ruins of incredibly advanced civilizations and meet forgotten terrors from other dimensions! Immortal: Gates of Pyre is a mini-setting by Donavon Bailey that brings the world of the strategy game with the same name to Savage Worlds. Together with the setting, we review a special edition of a scotch.

Timecodes:
00:00:33 General Information
00:07:31 Layout, Style and Artwork
00:24:40 Setting Background
00:25:33 Setting Rules
00:33:50 Edges
00:25:53 Arcane Backgrounds
00:33:50 Gear
00:41:51 NPCs
00:44:23 Pre-Gens
00:55:00 Adventure
01:21:24 Conclusion and Outlook
01:27:58 Whisky Review

Immortal: Gates of Pyre is available for a price of your choice on DriveThruRPG. You can find out more about the game – which is still in development – at https://gatesofpyre.com.

Heroes of Terra

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Heroes of Terra
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In the magical world of Terra, the ruthless dragon emperor has united the Kappa tribes and conquered the peaceful mandragora kingdom. Will you help the oppressed people against the occupying forces? Are you a wanderer, looking for the valuable storage blocks in old and new ruins? Are you actually considering siding with the emperor? Or do you just… want to go karting? We’ll check out the setting by Blackwing Productions and also review a bourbon that was mysteriously suggested to us.

Timecodes:
00:00:34 General Information
00:01:21 Layout, Style and Artwork
00:04:25 Setting Background
00:09:10 Setting Rules
00:11:39 Clades
00:18:28 Hindrances
00:20:29 Edges
00:22:43 Arcane Backgrounds
00:27:46 Gear
00:35:36 NPCs
00:37:58 Storytelling Terra
00:41:40 Conclusion
00:43:24 Whiskey Review

Heroes of Terra: The Mushroom War is available on DriveThruRPG.

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Can I spend my Advance on “Podcasting” now?

Hey folks! Now that the next full episode is finally out, I’d like to get you informed on what’s going on behind the scenes at our podcast.

First of all, I know I wrote about how we’d like to review bigger publications. Now we reviewed another Jump Start, though. We actually fell so far behind with our progress that we feared a long review would postpone the next episode even more, so we threw in a shorter publication. Sorry for that. We still plan to review a full setting, though!

But as our process showed, we need to change our way of producing the podcast quite a bit. It took more than a month from starting to read it until the episode got out. The edited show about it is more than an hour – and that’s for a Jump Start. You can probably see that this doesn’t scale well if we carry on like this for settings with 200+ pages.

Don’t worry – we’re not going to script the whole episode and put some generic music under it while we’re reading our lines. But we’re planning to switch up our production process so we spend less time rambling and editing (so we can spend more time playing and drinking).

Until then, have fun with our new episode, let us know what you think about it or what you’d like to have reviewed – we love to hear from you!

Stingers & Spores: The Leaping Jaws

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Stingers & Spores: The Leaping Jaws
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In the shade of giant mushrooms, under old logs and dense blades of grass lie the marvelous kingdoms of insects – the world of Stingers and Spores! We’ll check out the Jumpstart for this setting by Twitchy Butcher Studios and review a rather exotic whisky.

Timecodes:
00:00:33 Introduction
00:03:04 Map
00:03:40 Character sheet
00:07:15 Looks and style
00:12:59 Setting background
00:26:16 Character creation
00:36:49 Edges
00:40:07 Arcane Backgrounds
00:49:50 Gear
00:55:04 Setting rules
00:59:13 Pre-Gens, allies and villains
01:06:51 Adventure
01:20:17 Conclusion
01:23:45 Whisky review

Stingers & Spores: The Leaping Jaws is available on DriveThruRPG.

Sprawlrunners

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Sprawlrunners
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Happy New Year! Here’s a little bonus episode I recorded to make the waiting for the next episode easier. It’s just me, Vasant, reviewing Manu’s Sprawlrunners – a toolkit for cyberpunk settings.

Timecodes:
00:00:27 General info
00:01:09 Look and layout
00:02:28 Character creation
00:03:28 Setting rules
00:05:18 Hindrances and edges
00:05:51 Magic
00:08:11 Cyberspace and hacking
00:09:42 Jockeys
00:10:01 Equipment
00:12:15 Verdict

Sprawlrunners is available on DriveThruRPG, as well as the associated Sprawlrunners Countdown Deck and the rules for Fast Lane Hacking, should you need that separately.

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Happy Holidays!

We’d like to wish all our listeners happy holidays, no matter what you celebrate. Enjoy the celebrations (as unusual as they might be with social distancing), spend time with your loved ones (even if it’s just via video chat) and look forward to the next year – because the next episode from us won’t be out before 2021!

To give you at least a bit of info about it: After reviewing shorter publications, we’d like to step it up and make our next episode about a thicker book than before. Of course, that’ll take a bit more time if we want to make a meaningful review about it – hence the waiting time.

Bartington Halls: School for the Elite

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Bartington Halls: School for the Elite
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A posh private school, British banter and supernatural phenomena – are you in? Here comes our review of Bartington Halls: School for the Elite by Wild Eye Books! We might not be as rich as the pupils there, but at least we’re old enough to buy whisky. So of course, we’re also reviewing a Scotch with a similarly venerable history as that school.

Timecodes:
00:00:33 Introduction
00:02:50 First impressions
00:03:47 Setting background
00:19:02 Setting rules and character creation
00:35:31 Adventure generator and other tools
00:39:41 Pre-generated characters
00:42:10 Encounters and NPCs
00:44:04 Adventure
00:53:49 Whisky review

Bartington Halls: School for the Elite is available on DriveThruRPG.