Episode 8: World Building with Ross Watson and SPF

savagecast_thumb_ep_008_ Ross Watson of Accursed fame and Shaintar’s Sean Patrick Fannon join us for the first of our World Builders interviews. We’ve been talking about our World Builder interviews since the start of the show so we’re excited to bring you the first in what we hope is a long series delving into the thought process behind bringing you many and varied settings to play in.

SBN Podcast says goodbye after 41 episodes

Fear the Boot celebrates 10 years and over 400 episodes

Savage Bull is now helping with the setting Savage Mommy is currently working on. More info later.

Tacticon Guest: Karl Keesler 1980’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, 1970’s League Game, Goonies Meets the Ghostbusters and Mystery Men


Photo: Errisson Lawrence Costumes: Kym Barrett © 2015 Cirque du Soleil

Game Submissions for Tacticon (9/1 through 9/4 2016) are open
The first 10 GMs to submit games can win opening night VIP tickets to Turok (James Cameron’s Avatar meets Cirque de Soleil) coming to the Pepsi Center July 21st.

Tacticon Theme: Super Heroes

DriveThru RPG 25% off Sale on Super Hero products: SW Super Powers Companion, Necessary Evil 2: Breakout, Peacekeepers: SW, The Kerberos Club

Weird War I Adventure The 13th Warrior Released

Join the airmen of British XIII Squadron as they take the fight to the skies of Europe. Stand against German pilots, social rivals, dark sorcery, and a titanic hunter beyond your wildest nightmares!  The 13th Warrior adventure from Shane Hensley is the “War Never-Ending” stretch goal from the Weird War I Kickstarter.

Achtung! Cthulhu – Shadows of Atlantis Campaign
Achtung! Cthulhu: Keeper’s Guide

Not SW, but cool none the less: Anvil: the TRUE USER-FRIENDLY 3D printer for EVERYONE $299.00!! Ends Thu, Jun 9 2016

We’re doing a crossover show with the fellas from The Wild Die Podcast. We’re taking user questions.  So e-mail us.

Savage Mommy will be at Gen Con. He’s looking for people to interview. Publishers and fans. If you want to be on the show, e-mail us.

Appearing: Chris Fuchs, Christopher Landauer, Ross Watson, Sean Patrick Fannon
Intro: Derek Johnson
Music: Jib
Editing: Landauer

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Episode 7: RIFTS Enter the Odd Squad 2 of 2

savagecast_thumb_ep_007_We’re back with the BIG finale of the Savage Worlds RIFTS actual play of SPF’s Enter the Odd Squad. If you missed the first part, give it a listen now.

Before we get to the finale, our RIFTS veterans share their fond memories of world-destroying character builds from the old school Palladium rule set, and SPF hints at upcoming projects (Prowlers & Paragons) he has on the back burner, which will be coming to kickstarter later this year.

00:09:30 – Act 3 Begins

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Episode 6: RIFTS Enter the Odd Squad 1 of 2

savagecast_thumb_ep_006_Back on March 19th, 2016 the SavageCast got together with Sean Patrick Fannon, his better half Carinn Seabolt, and a crew of RIFTS veterans but Savage Worlds initiates John Ross and Toby Carpenter, hosted by the first lady of gaming herself Wendy Reischl to play in Enter the Odd Squad, a Savage Worlds – RIFTS mashup adventure which ports characters from half a dozen existing Savage Worlds settings into the world of RIFTS, recasting them as iconic roles familiar to that world.

Because this epic adventure takes advantage of the possibility — but not necessity — to bring in other Savage Worlds properties to RIFTS, the powers that be at Pinnacle asked us to hold off releasing our actual play until the end of the Kickstarter as not to give people the wrong first impression of what Savage Worlds RIFTS was necessarily about.

As there is now a pure Savage Worlds RIFTS as written actual play out there which highlights 100% RIFTS fluff on top of Savage Worlds crunch, we’re free to share with you this fun adventure which also brings in Savage Worlds properties into the picture as well.  We understand that PEG didn’t want to freak out the RIFTS purists, but we think that once they see that they can have all of the RIFTS flavor they want, that listening to SPF’s Enter the Odd Squad adventure just might lure them to experience other SW product lines as well.

The RIFTS veterans who played certainly felt like they got all the RIFTS style action they wanted, and Savage Mommy and Bull agreed that this was Savage Worlds turned up to 12.  Our hostess Wendy and her German-speaking horse had some of the most epic moments of the day and poor Carinn’s priestess showed just how lethal a RIFTS game can be while she wasn’t obliterating enemies with her divine smite.



The Cast of Characters, provided by Sean Patrick Fannon:

* Christmas Carson, a Harrowed Texas Ranger with a robot mustang horse. [Deadlands], Played by Wendy Reischl

About Deadlands –
Pinnacle’s flagship product is Deadlands, a horrific journey into the “Weird West.” Mysterious beings called the Reckoners have given life to monsters and magic, causing history to divert from July 4th, 1863 forward. The South has won its independence, California has shattered into a labyrinth of flooded sea-canyons, and a mysterious super-fuel called “ghost rock” has spawned as much war and strife as it has “steampunk” devices.

Players are steely-eyed gunfighters, card-slinging sorcerers called hucksters, mysterious shamans, savage braves, mad scientists, and more who battle against evil and attempt to prevent the “Reckoning.”

* Rupert the Wise, a clever metal-and-stone Golem Techno-Wizard [Accursed], Played by John Ross

About Accursed –
This tale begins with a world of dark fantasy and perilous adventure, where the forces of evil have triumphed.

In such a world, those who remain uncorrupted by wickedness must rely upon monsters to fight against the darkness. Witches have ruled the land since the last battles of conquest, but their Grand Coven has been sundered, leaving behind remnants of a once-mighty army. The remnants of the horde include captured citizens of the conquered nations that fought as the Witches’ shock troops.

These are the Accursed—the Witchmarks burned into their flesh and souls transformed these men and women into monstrous forms. Now, unable to return to their former lives, the Accursed wander the land, giving aid to those in need in an attempt to atone for past sins. Some have joined the Order of the Penitent, an organization devoted to ridding the world of the Witches and their evil influence. Others offer their skills as warriors, alchemists, and spies to the highest bidder. Yet others have succumbed to corruption, greed, or insanity.

Light has failed, darkness is ascendant—only those bearing the forms of monsters can stand against the tide of the Witches’ evil. The Accursed are this world’s only hope—they must learn to embrace their curse or to fight against it, and find some way to free themselves forever of their Witchmark.

This is the world of Accursed.

* The Avalonian, a Rippertech-enhanced Masked Crusader Juicer [Rippers], Played by Chris Fuchs

About Rippers –
Do you believe in monsters? Well you better, because they’re out there and they mean business!

In Rippers, the Cabal of evil formed under the leadership of the monstrous Jack the Ripper had the Victorian world on its knees, and your team fought back. Using Rippertech pulled from the creatures of hell and implanted into yourselves, you are called once again to save the world for Queen and country!

* Quintus Pompeius Magnus, a Roman Triari Centurio who has taken up the path of a Cyber-Knight. [Weird Wars Rome], Played by Christopher Landauer

About Weird Wars Rome –
Her legions strode forth from the center of civilization—west to England, east to Asia, north to Germany, south to Egypt—and conquered most of the known world. In their travels, the Legions found things that would be disbelieved by slave, citizen, and senator alike. War elephants, wild dervishes, and creatures beyond description met them at every turn.

The glory of the Empire spread to the corners of the earth, but its shadow found even darker places—and things—that defied record.

Join the forces of Rome and battle through the ages against her enemies. Discover the terrible secrets left out of the history books. Save your shieldmates. Save the Empire.

* Rock-and-Roll, a reformed villain with the powers of a very strong (but not very bright) earth elemental. [Necessary Evil], Played by Toby Carpenter

About Necessary Evil –
When all the super heroes of the world are blown to kingdom come by an army of invading aliens, who will save the day? Evil…

The only forces left to take on the alien menace are the crafty and self serving super villains!

Note that this particular character has definitely taken up the mantle of “hero” now.

* Kellindia, an aevakar Priestess of Light, fully embracing the Mystic path. [Shaintar], Played by Carinn Seabolt

About Shaintar –
“It’s Like Lord of the Rings Meets Die Hard.”
Every great tale has a beginning, and yours begins here, in the realm of Shaintar (Pronounced “Shine-tar”). At once familiar and alien, you will come to know it as a place you understand completely, while still being perplexed and dazzled by its mysteries. As you seek out the answers to those mysteries, all the while doing battle with villains and monsters both archetypal and alien, you will come to understand a primal truth: Shaintar, this world with thousands of years of history behind it, stands on the brink of dramatic, possibly catastrophic change. How this change ultimately manifests, what damage it will wreak, or what growth it will engender, will depend entirely upon you.

During the first hour of our RIFTS actual play, Sean Patrick Fannon dropped a lot of details about the mechanics and features of the upcoming setting, which I’ve outlined here for those of you looking for more crunch and details about Savage RIFTS:

00:04:30 – Introduction
00:05:30 – Traditional Rifts: Post-Post-Apocalypse Super Heroes
00:06:30 – Iconic Frameworks
00:07:30 – MARS: Mercenaries, Adventurers, Rogues and Scholars
00:09:00 – Character Descriptions:
00:14:00 – Juicer Death Arc, Burn Rating
00:16:30 – Blaze of Glory
00:20:30 – PPE, ISP, Power Points
00:21:00 – Mega Damage
00:23:00 – Character Sheet Walk-through
00:26:20 – The Horse talks, Armor Piercing in Savage Worlds
00:28:00 – Raises in Savage Worlds
00:32:40 – The Hero’s Journey
00:35:40 – Rifts Timeline, Xiticix, 3 Core Books of the Kickstarter
00:42:00 – Project Glitter Juice
00:47:00 – Boom Gun
00:52:33 – Scenario Background, Tomorrow Legion
01:01:00 – The Mission
01:03:30 – First Dice Rolled… it’s on!

Look for Part 2 of 2, tomorrow!

Appearing: Chris Fuchs, Christopher Landauer, Sean Patrick Fannon, Carinn Seabolt, Wendy Reischl, John Ross, Toby Carpenter
Intro: Derek Johnson
Music: Jib
Editing: Landauer

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Episode 5: Fast, Furious, Fun

savagecast_thumb_ep_005_You’ve heard the hype: “Fast, Furious, and Fun.”  If there were any more alliteration you might die.

Savage Mommy and Savage Bull tell you exactly why the hype is real.  We break down the Savage Worlds game mechanics, style, and philosophy that deliver on the promise of an RPG session that is easy to prep for, quick to run, creates an exciting atmosphere of heroism and anticipation and consistently delivers a quality cooperative roleplaying experience.

We talk card initiative, target numbers, opposed die rolls, mooks, bennies, traits, prep, character creation, exploding dice, edges, setting rules, jokers, raises, properties, themes, and more.

We also try and kill you with even more alliteration all over the place. And random wedding stories that just demand to be told.

Here’s an awesome new property that you should give a listen to and the original Deadlands adventure it’s based on:

Audio Avatar‘s audio drama Tombstone Tales: The Taxidermist’s Tale.  The One Sheet.

Here’s the newest and best Savage Worlds stuff we think you should drop some money on:

Hellfrost – Atlas of the Frozen North

GRAmel has a new adventure for their Tropicana setting: Die Fast!

Fainting Goat Games: Miscreants, Malefactors and Megalomaniacs Volume 2 has more than a dozen new bad guys, thugs, and super-villains for your next SUPERS game. 

And in case you missed it the first time: the original Miscreants, Malefactors and Megalomaniacs

Kick in some Kold Khard Kash on these Kickstarters:

The Rifts Kickstarter is going now. It met its funding goal in under 3 Minutes!!! If you haven’t checked it out yet, what are you waiting for?!

Noisy Person Cards is a party game designed to help you develop new character voices for role playing games from the folks behind The One Shot and Campaign podcasts.

The guys behind the Wild Die Podcast are launching Conclave Gaming Convention in Modesto, CA

Queen City Conquest, in Buffalo NY, is the local con for Friend-of-Podcast Chris Sneizak

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

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Episode 4: Do you even RIFTS, Bro?

savagecast_thumb_ep_004_Mommy and Bull leave the safety of their caves to join Sean Patrick Fannon for a sneak peak at the imminently upcoming Savage Worlds RIFTS setting.

During our interview, Sean answers how he got Kevin Siembieda to let his baby go play with the Savage Worlds kids, how the SW version handles stuff like MEGA DAMAGE, what old favorites from the original Palladium line will make their return, where the timeline will start, why “conversion” is the wrong idea, new artwork, and where to follow the progress.

Sean will be back on future shows GMing the RIFTS actual play we recorded and answering our questions on world building, game design, and his history in gaming.

Also on this episode ….

SavageCast joined Kristian Serrano and Ron Blessing on the Savage Bloggers Network [watch the video] [listen to the podcast].  We talked about how the Rocky Mountain Savages came about and the legacy of old pod casts spawning new pod casts and SW groups and the butterfly effect that brings us a large and growing Savage Community across the country and now the world over.

Chime in: Derek Johnson vs. Kristian Serrano – who has the most velvety Savage Worlds podcasting voice?

Olympus Inc. is crowdfunding NOW on IndieGoGo.  Support them and get a really interesting campaign setting.

* Weird War I:
GM Screen Inserts
New Adventure: Raid on Fort Douaumont
Pre-order Bundle at Pinnacle store
Player’s Guide, War Master’s Handbook, on discount at DriveThruRPG, Combat Maps also available

*Melior Via continues to expand their Accursed setting with the last PDF in the World of Morden series, Accursed: Bone and Barrow.

* Codex Infernus: The Savage Guide to Hell from Gun Metal Games Now available on DriveThruRPG $14.99
– New Edges, Arcane Backgrounds, Demonic Races
– Guidelines for creating angelic and hell-forged weapons, blessing items, creating cults, demonic
possession and pacts with the devil, a gazetteer and a history of hell according to various cultures

* Primeval Thule Campaign Setting for Savage Worlds from Sasquatch Game Studio PDF $19.95
Primeval Thule is a sword-and-sorcery campaign setting now redesigned for Savage Worlds in conjunction with Ross Watson and Sean Patrick Fannon of Evil Beagle Games!

* Fuhgeddaboudit! from Just Insert Imagination – Pay What You Want
Fuhgeddaboudit! is a mob and road movie, sandbox adventure for Savage Worlds. It is Las Vegas, 1968 and your group has been ordered to make a troublesome accountant disappear. It’s a pleasant drive out to the desert, what could possibly go wrong?
– Make them an offer they can’t refuse

* New banner on the PEG site. Could this be a clue to something coming up real soon?


* Product links on our website are now affiliate links with DriveThruRPG, so if you want to pick up one of the games we mention or anything else at DriveThruRPG, use our link or click through to the site with the DriveThruRPG banner ad and SavageCast will earn credit with the site at no cost to you. You buy games so we can buy games, then we’ll tell you about those games and the circle continues.

Appearing: Christopher Landauer, Chris Fuchs, Sean Patrick Fannon, Carinn Seabolt, Wendy Reischl
Intro: Derek Johnson
Music: Mike Willard
Editing: Chris Sniezak

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Episode 3: Corporate Gods are Petty and Cruel

SavageCast Ep 3 - Corporate Gods are Petty and Cruel
This is not Deja Vu, there is no glitch in the matrix. Your Savage hosts welcome Charles White of Fabled Environments to the show to announce the RE-launch of his kickstarter for Olympus, Inc(Coming April 5th, 2016) and discuss why the forces of evil pulled it the first time at 98% funded.

Charles talks about the ideas behind Olympus Inc, working with gli Italiani, the evolution of his publishing company and future aspirations for the Olympus Inc line.

We also dig deep into Charles’ past and find out how he got into gaming and Savage Worlds, religion in gaming, revealing your gamer status to co-workers, and more.



Misfit Studios released Monster Brief: Mixed Foes, with four new monsters to your Savage Worlds games.
Melior Via  has released Accursed: Science and Sea, expanding their Accursed setting.

Savage Tales of Horror brings you five adventures to bring terror to your gaming table and to haunt your players long after they’ve left your house. Maximize your potential for horror by buying all three of the Savage Tales of Horror in the  Best of Horror Bundle, and get 10% off any of our other horror titles.

Ron Blessing and Kristian Serrano over at Savage Bloggers Network have invited the Savage Mommy and me to an SBN Hangout On Air the last Monday in March, the 28th, at 9:30 PM Eastern Time, 7:30 Mountain to talk about Podcasting and Savage Worlds.

Their last hangout featured Karl Keesler who will be our guest at Tacticon2016, so be sure to check out the video where Karl displays some of his newest creations.


SBN Hangouts: Karl Keesler

Above is a link to subscribe to SBN Hangouts on AIR so you don’t miss it. But you should go ahead and just subscribe to the whole SBN feed while you’re at it.  Mark your calendars so you can catch us live and perhaps ask us some questions on the evening of the 28th.

We’re working on Fuch’s crappy audio for the opening segments. Some folks have asked if we have a fundraising link or anything yet. We don’t and while we’d love some mullah to buy some better equipment, we’re not going down the crowdfunding path at this time.

That doesn’t mean we wouldn’t love your support in other ways. Send us tips, share our show on your social media, give us product to review or whatever.  To this end any links we post to DriveThruRPG materials on the blog (like above) will benefit our “affiliate” account so when you buy stuff after visiting through our link we get store credit at no cost to you.

Be sure to stick around at the end of this episode for a sneak peak at our interview with Sean Patrick Fannon on how he got Kevin Seimbieda to green-light Savage RIFTS. 

Appearing: Chris Fuchs, Christopher Landauer, Charles White, Sean Patrick Fannon
Credits: Introduction by Derek Johnson, Music by Jib

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Episode 2: Just the Tips

SavageCast Episode 2

Mommy and Bull are back to help you not suck at Savage Worlds.

Savage Happenings: We discuss the highly successful Weird War One kickstarter and 7th Sea, tease our upcoming episodes with Charles White about Olympus Inc. and its upcoming kickstarter resurrection on April 5th.

We also hint at our upcoming Sean Patrick Fannon recording which will cover a RIFTS interview and an actual-play.

Karl Keesler of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 1980s fame is confirmed as the Savage Worlds special guest for Tacticon 2016 (second only to GenghisCon as the largest Savage Worlds convention anywhere) which will be held in Colorado Springs, CO September 1st through 4th.

Thank you listeners (and our Moms) for catapulting our show to the “New and Noteworthy” section of iTunes and into the Top 10 podcasts in our category.

Savage Main Course: We blather on for an hour talking about how Bull’s Tacticon2015 game bored Shane to tears necessitating a GM reboot and the resulting “Don’t Suck at Con Games” advice we gathered in the aftermath.

Tips for both Game Masters and Players to get the most out of your Convention games is now featured on Pinnacle’s Convention page.

Learn from our mistakes to avoid the most common pitfalls that lead to lousy con games. We originally recorded this back in December so “the last Con” mentioned in the episode was Tacticon 2015, not GenghisCon 2016, in case that’s confusing — but the advice applies for any convention games big or small.

Remember, we want YOUR tips, so send them (audio preferred) to uproar@savagecast.com.  Also send in any questions you have for Sean Patrick Fannon on the upcoming Savage Worlds release of RIFTS.

N.B.: “Locative” is apparently a portmanteau of “loquacious” and “talkative.”

Appearing: Chris Fuchs, Christopher Landauer
Credits: Introduction by Derek Johnson, Music by Jib, Editing advice by Chris Sniezak

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Episode 1: Feels Like the First Time

SavageCast Episode 1

Hail Savages!

Coming to you from GenghisCon2016 is the Savage Worlds Panel featuring Clint Black, Jodi Black, Shane Hensley, Darrell Hardy, Neal Hyde, Sara Martinez, Chris “Savage Mommy” Fuchs and Christopher “Savage Bull” Landauer.

Panelists answer how they got into gaming, how they found Savage Worlds, the origins of the Necessary Evil setting, why Darrell chose Savage Worlds for Karthador, how to take advantage of Savage Worlds’ license program for fans and publishers, the history of Savage Worlds at GenghisCon, the East Texas University real time living campaign, Neal Hyde being everyone’s “first,” the 10th anniversary of Savage Saturday Night and memories of the very first one, the origins of the Rocky Mountain Savages, the Weird Wars I kickstarter and future plans for the Weird War line.

Appearing: Chris Fuchs, Christopher Landauer, Clint Black, Jodi Black, Darrell Hardy, Shane Hensley, Neal Hyde, Sara Martinez, audience
Credits: Introduction by Derek Johnson, Music by JiB, Editing assistance by Chris Sniezak

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Episode 0: Something Savage This Way Comes

savage_cast_900x900_ep_000 Hail Savages!

Coming to you from the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains — Denver, Colorado — it’s the SavageCast. A Savage Worlds podcast brought to you by the Rocky Mountain Savages. Your hosts, Chris “Savage Mommy” Fuchs and Christopher “Savage Bull” Landauer spill their guts and read the entrails to divine what is in store for you in future episodes.

Find out how our hosts got into gaming, what led them to Savage Worlds, and where they got their nicknames.

They also welcome special guest, Matthew Rowles, from EvolutionCons to discuss GenghisCon 2016, which will be the largest Savage Worlds convention in history with a record setting 100+ events.

So much savagery we had to use the word “Savage” no less than 11 times in this post alone.

Appearing: Chris Fuchs, Christopher Landauer, Matthew Rowles
Credits: Introduction by Derek Johnson, Music by Mike Willard, Editing by Chris Sniezak

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