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by Freemage
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Bodyguards in Savage Worlds
Replies: 12
Views: 467

Re: Bodyguards in Savage Worlds

I'm trying to understand what this brings to the game that tactical positioning and First Strike don't already achieve. If someone is charging your ward, and you use First Strike to make them Shaken, then the only way they get to attack your ward is if they immediately spend a Benny to remove Shake...
by Freemage
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: Using supers in Savage Rifts
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Using supers in Savage Rifts

Thanks. I'm looking to recreate a Demigod Super I had for Rifts. Aside from being a Demigod, he had... - Supernatural Strength - Ectoplasmic Armor - Mega-Wings So he ended up being ridiculously strong, could summon a suit of armor, hand weapons, and shields, as well as wings for flight. The concept...
by Freemage
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: Using supers in Savage Rifts
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Using supers in Savage Rifts

Most folks doing a comparison have come to the conclusion that Rifts seems about even to a Four-Color SPC character. If you do a bit of searching on here, you may even find some home brew Iconic Frameworks for supers.
by Freemage
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Hey Pinnacle!
Topic: The forum is apparently suffering difficulties
Replies: 3
Views: 377

The forum is apparently suffering difficulties

I'm getting weird results, like being switched between my nick and someone named "nanoboy". And it keeps saying I've got unread posts in forums I've completed. Just giving you a heads-up that something's gone wonky here.
by Freemage
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [SR] Crazy and powers
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: [SR] Crazy and powers

Radecliffe's answer rings true to me, too (including the link to the OA forum).
by Freemage
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Problem with "tank" PC
Replies: 64
Views: 1780

Re: Problem with "tank" PC

True, but in this case the characters are (probably) even more unbalanced, if possible :? . A (not-human) fantasy race has no free edge to start with, and if has Str, Vig and or Brawny-like ability, it will have a ton of downsides. Sum those downsides to the hindrances needed to boost the stats eve...
by Freemage
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Problem with "tank" PC
Replies: 64
Views: 1780

Re: Problem with "tank" PC

Given that it's a fantasy campaign, I'm betting these aren't humans, but one of the brute races with a boosted Vigor and/or Strength (maybe even Brawny to-boot?); that will drastically modify the builds above, and if the drawbacks of the race don't undercut the numbers (hooray for racial behavioral ...
by Freemage
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: [SPC] God-like character bestowing his Powers to his angels/worshippers/minions
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: [SPC] God-like character bestowing his Powers to his angels/worshippers/minions

The Minions power allows this; an inducted Minion can be granted powers, up the to maximum number of empowered minions the character paid for. Yeah, but I'm avoiding that path, 'cause the Divinities don't bestow their powers just to their (few/no) personal minions. They choose to do that to not-con...
by Freemage
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [SR] Feedback Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: [SR] Feedback Wanted

Leaving it up to the GM to catch the issues is going to be a weak design decision. THe original version said, "Any Powers", so that's what I went with. If the idea is that they get purely physical powers, that should be stressed with a list of choices. I looked up the wikipedia article. It...
by Freemage
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Original Settings & Companions
Topic: [SPC2] si[ers and Wildcards
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: [SPC2] si[ers and Wildcards

Just looking at the genre, you've got three types of villain: 0: Random mooks. Not really villains, fast combat is probably fine, assume the PCs are going to win. 1: The lone bad guy. Almost always a Wild Card, obviously. 2: The Mastermind. Wild Card with a large team of Extras, possibly WC Second I...
by Freemage
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [SR] Feedback Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: [SR] Feedback Wanted

I used the Super Powers Companion to cost building the framework. But the Nightspawn is intended to have Talents, which are traditional A style arcane background. Kind of like how a Burster has both SPC styled fire powers and traditional style Psionics. Do you think perhaps best could be using the ...
by Freemage
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [SR] Feedback Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: [SR] Feedback Wanted

Okay, my first thing is that you're confounding SPC "Power Points" with Core Rules Power Points, when really, they are very different things. SPC characters don't have a pool of power-points; they just have a set of specialized creation points that Pinnacle decided to call Power Points to ...
by Freemage
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [SR] Fennodi and Magic?
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: [SR] Fennodi and Magic?

Thats's correct. Although because they don't have Restricted Path PPE, they can take the Mystic IF. A curious side-effect of the way this all pieces together: D'norr cannot be Mystics, but Simvan can. There's something... odd about that. Not really. D'norr are more scholarly and magic-oriented desp...
by Freemage
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [SR] Fennodi and Magic?
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: [SR] Fennodi and Magic?

Brickulos wrote:Thats's correct. Although because they don't have Restricted Path PPE, they can take the Mystic IF.


A curious side-effect of the way this all pieces together: D'norr cannot be Mystics, but Simvan can. There's something... odd about that.
by Freemage
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Official Answers on How the Rules In Other Pinnacle Products Work
Topic: [SR] Invisibility vs. Warrior Woman
Replies: 1
Views: 182

[SR] Invisibility vs. Warrior Woman

Does the Altaran Warrior Woman's radar-sense bypass normal invisibility (obviously, true invisibility would still confound it)?
by Freemage
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [SR] Looking for Homemade Iconic Frameworks
Replies: 23
Views: 728

Re: [SR] Looking for Homemade Iconic Frameworks

"Agents of Oblivion" should work nicely for spy stuff - is that the setting you're referencing? Just replace the homebrew agencies with real ones and remove the supernatural elements. Mechanically, it should have all the extra "espionage" stuff you'd want - I do own it, but have...
by Freemage
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Pitfalls of GMing Savage Worlds
Replies: 53
Views: 9989

Re: Pitfalls of GMing Savage Worlds

In particular, many of the D&D rules, especially the range rules, were explicitly imported from miniatures wargaming. (To the point that for spells, 1" was ten feet in a dungeon or ten yards outdoors, for everything but spells (where it was always ten feet.) Now, we never used the map until...
by Freemage
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [SR] Looking for Homemade Iconic Frameworks
Replies: 23
Views: 728

Re: [SR] Looking for Homemade Iconic Frameworks

It's so interesting to me how controversial the Shifter is. As a recommendation, for those looking for more "pact with dark powers" stuff, "Codex Infernum: The Savage Guide To Hell" is fantastic. Take the Shifter IF from "Savaging...," then take the CI pacts and modify...
by Freemage
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Original Settings & Companions
Topic: [SPC2] Keeping things interesting
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: [SPC2] Keeping things interesting

Creativity. When I consider using a foe, I think about how that foe can use his powers, resources, and allies to handle a combat against the player characters. Sometimes, that means using a hostage to buy time, or a restraining order against the "masked abuser". :) Usually, it means figur...
by Freemage
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: One of my players is inside another?!
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: One of my players is inside another?!

Me too, except for the bit about *re-rolling* damage to the crew. Since it's the robot that's being damaged, I'd think that it's *that* damage that would be affecting the crew as well, minus what's absorbed by the robot's Armor... High damage to bot; low damage to crew: the shot hits a critical sys...

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