Tuesday, 12 October 2010

What's On Your Game Table?

Al asks, I answer.

Savage Worlds Explorer's Edition and Eberron Campaign Setting (3.5e version), because I'm putting the final touches to a Savage Eberron game I'm hoping to run this winter, the follow-up to a one-shot I ran earlier this year.

B2: The Keep on the Borderlands, because I've never read it, and I feel I probably should. I haven't had time to read it in the couple of months since I bought it, but I live in hope.

Aside from various sketches in various degrees of completion for Fight On! -- tenth issue out now, by the way -- that's the lot. Since most of my gaming stuff is in storage in another town, my gaming table -- which is a couple of shelves and a pile on the edge of the sofa, really -- isn't exactly groaning under the weight of stuff.

7 comments:

  1. Hey Kelvin, good to hear you're in the Savage mood nowadays! How's your experience with it been so far?

    I've been running a fantasy sandbox campaign (and potentially a megadungeon - if the PCs ever find the entrance to the bloody thing! ;) with SW for the last few months, and am continually patting myself on the back for the choice of rules system. We had our first larger scale battle last week - 9 PCs & minions vs about 15 or 20 bugbears. It took a good few hours to run (which is to be expected), but everything was super-smooth. I don't think I've ever run such a battle in D&D...

    For fantasy campaigns, I'd also heartily recommend getting hold of the SW Fantasy Companion, mostly for the greatly expanded selection of powers.

    Greetings from Berlin :)
    Gavin

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  2. Hi Gavin!

    I've run one session with it so far, and I think it went well, although the players got very involved in the murder mystery half of the scenario, so we didn't get to the second half. Which is not a problem, as I can save it for a later game.

    I have no problems with the ruleset. There's a bit of fudging to get it to emulate Eberron specifically, but not so much that it becomes a chore. I'm really looking forward to running this second adventure, as there are a couple of interesting fights, and I'm also going to give the chase rules a spin.

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  3. ME ME ME! Am running Pathfinder. Which K knows since he is in it! Running the Kingmaker (or better termed Queenmaker since Cassie is the ruler and she is a she!)..... a sandbox pathfinder game..... which I am really enjoying - on one level more than any game I have run.... less intense than some games in the past - but then I lack that intensity myself, and with the comings and goings of various group members this game has coped very well with troupe play (in effect - with K and Manoj running 2 pcs often EACH week! lol!) EACH I tell you! ;)

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  4. Hmmmm...well, recently picked up the new Judge Dredd rpg which I'm loving. Also started reading some RQ and it has bowled me over how simple it is compared to D&D 3e and 4e. Also managed to get a game of Rattus in over the weekend, which Ben game me for my birthday, and got soundly thrashed by my wife.

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  5. Actually Stuart, Rattus was delivered by me, but was from your gaming group - you know - those folks you occassionally bump into every full moon (in your case.... maybe I am on to something there!!)

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  6. and I ran a one-shot of the Wizard's Amulet and most of The Crucible of Freya in an all dayer yesterday - 3.5 scenarios which I easily upgraded for Pathfinder - and in which were several large battles (since the party of 4 also had an animal companion and 2 guard dogs)... and the last battle was them assaulting a castle ruins with about 10 orcs manning the battlements etc - and it took about 45 mins that battle! Pathfinder seems to cope fine with large numbers - but yes - SW is faster!

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  7. Yes, Pathfinder isn't massively quick, especially with the sloppy organisation of the books, but it's much faster than The Unmentionable. I'd still like to try a big Savage Worlds battle though, and maybe we will at Winter BenCon™!

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