Han Cluster (Jumpstart)

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Han Cluster (Jumpstart)
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Here’s Tracy Sizemore’s new Savage Worlds setting: Han Cluster! In the future, mankind has build a new colony in the stars after the Earth was plagued by environmental and economic crises. But Earth has not been completely abandoned and forgotten – in fact, it’s on its way to recovery and a cold war is brewing between Earth and the colonies in the Han Cluster. Meanwhile, humans and Ghosted Machines (sapient AIs) discover a phenomenon called “the Nex” which doesn’t just change how people define humanity, but also how you play at the table! We take a first look into the setting via the Jumpstart and discuss the shape of a whisky bottle (possibly also its contents).
Addendum: We call the Jumpstart Adventure the first Plot Point of the PPC. This is wrong, it is an introduction adventure and more of a special episode! Cheers for the update on this, Tracy!

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:38 Overview
  • 00:03:15 Art and Layout
  • 00:04:46 Setting
  • 00:41:26 Adventure: “Reunification” (Spoilers start here, obviously!)
  • 01:03:49 Verdict (without spoilers)
  • 01:06:56 Whisky Review

Han Cluster is made by Ede Sol Games – check out the website for more info about Han Cluster and additional material. You can find the Jumpstart at DriveThruRPG. If you like, you can also check out the Ede Sol Discord Server and the Savage Universe episode about Han Cluster on YouTube.

Street Wolves

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Street Wolves
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Let’s get back to the future that never was with Street Wolves! A group of vigilantes are fighting evil forces in an alternate version of the 1980s, full of synthwave music, VR hacking, cool sports cars and a mysterious vapor, bathing the cities in glowing neon light at night. We open ourselves a bottle of blended scotch and check out what’s in the book.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:40 Overview
  • 00:03:09 Art and Layout
  • 00:06:17 Setting Background
  • 00:18:23 Setting Rules
  • 00:33:06 Character Creation
  • 00:37:35 Edges
  • 00:52:38 Arcane Backgrounds
  • 01:01:43 Gear
  • 01:09:44 NPCs
  • 01:15:08 GM Tools
  • 01:19:50 Conclusion
  • 01:28:51 Whisky Review

Street Wolves is made by Table Cat Games and is available digitally on itch.io and DriveThruRPG. A Kickstarter for the print version is also coming up!

The Secret Files of Section D

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The Secret Files of Section D
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Espionage action in the 1930s in a world with crazy inventions, mad supervillains and supernatural phenomena – this is what The Secret Files of Section D are about. We pour ourselves something tasty and take you on a tour through this exciting setting for Savage Worlds.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:40 Overview
  • 00:10:42 Layout, Style and Artwork
  • 00:14:20 Setting Introduction
  • 00:15:48 Character Creation
  • 00:18:17 Hindrances
  • 00:18:56 Edges
  • 00:28:02 Arcane Backgrounds
  • 00:30:42 Setting Rules
  • 00:44:38 Equipment
  • 00:56:30 Setting Information for Players
  • 01:00:08 NPCs and Villains
  • 01:06:54 Game Modes
  • 01:09:29 Threat Assessment
  • 01:14:36 Conclusion
  • 01:23:01 Whisky Review

The Secret Files of Section D is published by Imaginarium Games – you can find a free “Taster Edition” there and also buy the hardcover book. For the PDF, head over to DriveThruRPG.

If you want to discuss the game, feel free to drop by the official Discord server!

Béchamel

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Béchamel
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We’re about to enter the wild world of the culinary fantasy setting Béchamel! Follow us into the castles of cuisineomancers, broccoli forests, rowdy inns and the lands of cheese-loving raiders. Lots of lore to ingest and taste, and then of course there’s a Scotch to review…

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:38 Overview
  • 00:02:49 Style
  • 00:04:56 Setting Background
  • 00:18:59 Setting Rules
  • 00:25:30 Geography
  • 00:27:25 Character Creation
  • 00:29:18 Hindrances
  • 00:31:10 Edges
  • 00:41:24 Arcane Backgrounds
  • 00:54:38 Gear
  • 01:03:30 GM Section
  • 01:16:39 Conclusion
  • 01:19:23 Whisky Review

Béchamel is available on DriveThruRPG as PDF.

Stingers & Spores

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Stingers & Spores
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We return to the world of bug knights in shining armor, singing chirpers and barbaric wasps to review the full book of Stingers and Spores. This time, with an Irish whiskey in hand.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:41 Overview, Crowdfunding
  • 00:06:05 Style
  • 00:07:45 Setting Background
  • 00:21:19 Setting Rules
  • 00:25:52 Character Creation
  • 00:27:29 Insect Species
  • 00:30:08 Hindrances
  • 00:32:57 Edges
  • 00:35:47 Arcane Backgrounds
  • 00:43:24 Gear
  • 00:49:07 Adventure Generator
  • 00:52:06 NPCs
  • 00:56:20 Conclusion
  • 01:00:24 Whiskey Review

Stingers & Spores is available on DriveThruRPG as PDF or print product.

You can join the Stingers & Spores Discord server with this invitation link.

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!

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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.

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.