Episode 13: Things Are People Too!

We have our fingers knuckle deep into the zeitgeist of Savage Worlds (don’t worry, a little enlargement is normal at this age, it’s entirely benign and won’t necessarily progress) and a clear pattern has emerged recently: Savages treating non-people-things the way Savage Worlds treats characters.

In the upcoming Pirate setting that we’re working on, we treat Ships like characters, giving them stats and Edges and possibility for advancement, etc. We introduce you to our partner in crime and the workhorse behind the setting, Brett Weihing, and find out a little about his background in gaming and his thought process going in to the new crunch we’re bringing to the pirate setting.

We promised you a sneak peak at some of the concepts we’re playing with for the pirate setting, so here’s an excellent piece by the wizard Rick Hershey of Fat Goblin Games that’s going to be featured in the book.

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Several of you listeners have written in asking about very similar concepts, treating non-characters like characters. Sean Masters asks how to model realm management in Savage Worlds, which can be done with a virtual character (to which Victor Diaz, Eli Kurtz, Eric Lamoureux, Michael Robbins, and Josh Eaves provided answers), and Charles Gerard of the Miskatonic University Podcast asked about how to stat up a village like an abstract NPC.

Next we field your questions about Reach 1 Weapons, First Strike, and Withdrawing from combat (Paul Lawrence from the UK); and how to model anthropomorphic PCs and where to find models for them (Jason Baldwin).

We also debut a new segment called RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES! where we come up with plot hooks for your games based on interesting items in the news.  In this episode, creepy sounds from the dark side of the moon.

We kicked off the episode with a bit of book keeping: We’ve been publishing the podcast for 8 months, and in that time we’ve amassed 156 Google Plus members – 101 Facebook Group members – 62 followers on twitter – 11 ratings Itunes, published 13 episodes (this is the 14th counting ep 0!), wracked up a massive $7.42 in DTRPG Affiliate shillbucks and most importantly reached 14,500 Episode downloads.

We also announce that Ed Wetterman will be the Savage Guest of Honor at GenghisCon 2017, this February in Denver. 

Keep your questions, feedback, and suggestions coming.  Keep sharing and rating our shows on social media.  And keep listening.

Savage Links:

Anthropomorphic Animals on PEG Forum

Anthropomorphic Animals Minis

Anthropomorphic Animal Minis

Victorian Minis

Broken Earth

Beasts and Barbarians

Shaintar

Thunderscape

Apollo 10 Astronauts hear Moon Music

Appearing: Chris Fuchs, Christopher Landauer, Brett Weihing
Intro: Derek Johnson
Music: Jib
Editing: Landauer

About Christopher "Savage Bull" Landauer

Christopher "Savage Bull" Landauer talks fast and loud, writes long and densely, and plays his characters with abandon. When not at a gaming table, you'll find him in his Jeep with his Border Collies or cursing at the TV offering his alma mater's football team free but rarely taken advice. He is most proud of never having been convicted of a felony.
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