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School’s Out – Now What?

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Last night was the final session of the Roll20 ETU campaign we’ve been running since October 2017 (final blog post coming soon!). What’s next for the Roll20 Gang? Here’s a clue: That’s right, not content with exploring portals to alternate dimensions in ETU, the Roll20 Gang is headed for RIFTS Earth! But wait, there’s more… starting with […]

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Legion of Liberty Design Note: Mass Battles

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Developing a setting based on a historical, large scale war requires that the gamemaster consider how the players will participate in major battles. Fortunately, Savage Worlds provides a great starter framework with the Mass Battle rules. However, in the world of Legion of Liberty, superhumans are more powerful on a battlefield than, say, even a […]

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Savage Malifaux Session 1: Into the Breach

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  Roasting in the noonday sun, passengers gather at the train station in the fortified Guild outpost of Breachtown. First, they had to finagle permission to board the Iron Ram, the locomotive that carries people and supplies through the Breach from Earth to Malifaux; now, they shuffle slowly through the security line. When the red-and-grey-clad […]

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Legion of Liberty Design Note: Arcane Backgrounds

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Once we had the initial concept of superheroes in the American Revolution, the next major mechanical question was how to model the superpowers. Savage Worlds offers at least three obvious alternatives for superpowers between Deluxe and Adventure editions – Arcane Background: Superpowers from Deluxe, Arcane Background: Gifted from Adventure, and the Superpowers Companion. Of the […]

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Savage Malifaux: Meet the Characters: One-Glove Bernard

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Character Name: “One-Glove” BernardPlayer: SteveProfession: Gremlin pugilist and aspiring rocketeer   Very few Gremlins have ever seen the blue skies of Earth, Gremlin-kind being in general banned from Earth (and most polite company), but Bernard has made the crossing many times. When Walt Mannic, dressed in his purple sequined tailcoat and top hat, encountered “One […]

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Savage Malifaux: Meet the Characters: Zai

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Character Name: ZaiPlayer Name: LaraProfession: Illusionist   She is the Incomprehensible Butterfly, Master of Prestidigitation, Virtuoso of Dreams, Sovereign of Your Reverie. When she struts into the spotlight, Zai’s mussed pageboy hair might be pink, purple, or indigo; her sinuous arms draped with fur stoles, or silk kimonos, or glittering chain mail, or bridal veils […]

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ETU Actual Play with the Roll20 Gang: Graduation Day

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After their shared nightmare on Walpurgis Night, the students want nothing more than to bunker down and prepare for the Convergence (and ensuing demonic apocalypse). Unfortunately, instead of cleaning swords, firearms, and Zippo Lighters from Hell, they must smile and nod at their excited families, who are bubbling over with enthusiasm about graduation. After lunch, […]