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by SteelDraco
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: [SPC] God-like character bestowing his Powers to his angels/worshippers/minions
Replies: 10
Views: 289

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

So what do you mean by god-like? To me that phrase suggests "I don't need to write this guy up with stats". Just say "He can grant X Power Points to his worshippers with his semi-divine, nearly cosmic powers." If you want some kind of power for it, maybe something like... Empower...
by SteelDraco
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Deadlands: The Weird West
Topic: Vampires as PCs (in Deadlands)
Replies: 14
Views: 484

Re: Vampires as PCs (in Deadlands)

I've had a vampire-like PC in a game before, though it wasn't specifically Savage Worlds. I would advise you to have them start with a bare minimum of vampire powers, balanced by fairly light drawbacks. If they want to continue investing in their vampiric nature, they have to take more and more vamp...
by SteelDraco
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Dragging a PC Behind a Horse
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Dragging a PC Behind a Horse

I think the collision rules are the right way to go. A horse moving 5" in a turn is basically walking. It would be uncomfortable, but it's reasonable that it wouldn't hurt you too badly. A running horse can hit Pace 15" pretty easily (10 base + d8 running) which means once it gets going yo...
by SteelDraco
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Deadlands: The Weird West
Topic: (DLR) Hindrance Interaction
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: (DLR) Hindrance Interaction

It could also lead to massive guilt if his phobia causes him to run away and abandon his friends. However, I think your way of doing it is reasonable, as long as you remember that actions near the source of your phobia have a pretty significant penalty. That can be reflecting your poorly-thought-out...
by SteelDraco
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Original Settings & Companions
Topic: [SPC] Grants powers to Extras/Minions
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: [SPC] Grants powers to Extras/Minions

Yeah, one of the few powers I've not seen any way to effectively duplicate with SPC2 is the ability to grant someone else powers, or increase their existing powers. Somewhere on these forums I participated in a discussion of a proposed Boost power that could do what you're suggesting. Let me see if ...
by SteelDraco
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Failing forward from the German Savage Worlds
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: Failing forward from the German Savage Worlds

Enno wrote:The german version of Savage Worlds uses no special rules, aside from presenting the older variants of the Incapacitation, Damage, and Chase rules.

So where did this come from? It's not in my English version. I think it's an interesting generalization of something that's hinted at in the core rules.
by SteelDraco
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Failing forward from the German Savage Worlds
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Failing forward from the German Savage Worlds

So, in a discussion today in the Savage Worlds Discord, the subject of failing forward came up. One of the people in the chat mentioned that it's a part of the core rules, and I expressed some surprise, as I had never seen anything like that in there. We got into it, and it turns out that they're pl...
by SteelDraco
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Steed Attacks
Replies: 16
Views: 613

Re: Steed Attacks

We just treat trained mounts as Extras. So they go on the rider's Initiative and would use their own Fighting for the attack. Most of the time we give them the gang-up bonus from the rider. If the attack hit then, in this case it would be Str+d6. The extra bonus of 4 damage for moving 7" is hu...
by SteelDraco
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: Disguising Robot Vehicles
Replies: 28
Views: 643

Re: Disguising Robot Vehicles

I could see allowing a TechnoWizard to build a device to disguise one robot for another, like some kind of combination of a holoprojector and a sensor-spoofing device. However, as ValhallaGH said, the size difference between those vehicles is larger than is allowed for the standard Disguise power.
by SteelDraco
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: What's in a (skill) name?
Replies: 55
Views: 3454

Re: Re:

I considered using Athletics to replace the running die (making it a little more appealing) but struggled with the -2 for untrained checks. I let untrained people pick. If they don't have Athletics, they can roll just a d6, with no trait die, and it can't ace. However, if they have Athletics, they ...
by SteelDraco
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Original Settings & Companions
Topic: [NE/SPC2] Making a triptych goddess
Replies: 24
Views: 727

Re: [NE/SPC2] Making a triptych goddess

I would probably do the Maiden as a mind-controller, the mother as a warrior-type, and the crone as a ranged attacker with death or decay trappings. Usually in that sort of mythology, the maiden is all about innocence, but a corrupted or hostile version could be about seduction. The mother as a gua...
by SteelDraco
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Original Settings & Companions
Topic: [NE/SPC2] Making a triptych goddess
Replies: 24
Views: 727

Re: [NE/SPC2] Making a triptych goddess

I would probably do the Maiden as a mind-controller, the mother as a warrior-type, and the crone as a ranged attacker with death or decay trappings. Usually in that sort of mythology, the maiden is all about innocence, but a corrupted or hostile version could be about seduction. The mother as a guar...
by SteelDraco
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: SW Miniatures, Terrain, and other Game Aides
Topic: Keeping track of status effects?
Replies: 16
Views: 752

Re: Keeping track of status effects?

I have little red glass beads that denote Shaken status that I place next to minis on the board. I just picked up a 1" hole punch this weekend with the intention of laminating cardstock markers for other possible status effects. I've considered using condition cards for stuff like wounds and fa...
by SteelDraco
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [SR] Creating an Amorph
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: [SR] Creating an Amorph

Yep. This is an SPC2 character easily. Probably something like... Altered Form (Ectoplasm) [3] ---Viscous [+1] Chameleon [3] ---Inanimate Object [+3] ---Voice [+2] ---Limitation (can't use Altered Form at the same time) [-1] From there it's going to be mostly up to you in terms of stuff like Copycat...
by SteelDraco
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Multiple Actions Per Round
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: Multiple Actions Per Round

That has not generally been my experience. If anything, my players don't use multiple actions very often so that they're more likely to succeed at the one action they do take. Even a -2 penalty is a pretty significant penalty, especially if there are other modifiers in play - and honestly most of th...
by SteelDraco
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Custom Summon Ally
Replies: 16
Views: 818

Re: Custom Summon Ally

Sadly, none that I'm aware of. I guess you could calculate the Combat Rating of the given creatures, if you're into that sort of thing, and then base the custom ones off of that. As far as I'm aware that's the only "How tough is this creature?" mechanic that exists in the game. And that's ...
by SteelDraco
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [Broken Earth]
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: [Broken Earth]

it was a little tricky at first to understand but I got it now. Hindrance: Quirk [Minor SW] Untainted [Minor or major????] Edge: Programming Reinforced Skeleton so the above are all he can/need to take? i know he has maxed Edges but does he need to take a further hindrance? LGW Nope. That's why lis...
by SteelDraco
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [Broken Earth]
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: [Broken Earth]

Yeah, the header for the racial descriptions in that book says "Racial Edges and HIndrances" but that's not a very good description for it. Edges and Hindrances are a different mechanical term; these are racial abilities. Often racial abilities do include existing edges and hindrances, but...
by SteelDraco
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: SW Licensees
Topic: [Daring Entertainment] Apocalypse Campaign Guide, July 25th
Replies: 14
Views: 947

Re: [Daring Entertainment] Apocalypse Campaign Guide, July 25th

The PDF was sent out to KickStarter backers. I have no idea when the general release will be; presumably Lee (above) would be the guy to ask as he wrote it. :-)
by SteelDraco
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: What's in a (skill) name?
Replies: 55
Views: 3454

Re: What's in a (skill) name?

I use the following... ⋅ Athletics merges Climbing and Swimming. They can also roll it for their running die if they want. ⋅ Tracking is merged into Survival. ⋅ Investigation is renamed to Research, to clarify what it's actually used for. ⋅ Gambling and Persua...

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