Thursday, September 22, 2016

Savage Rifts - Alignments

Rifts has alignments, Savage Worlds does not. Here are my first thoughts.

So if you're a Game Master who wants to make the Switch, but wants to keep the alignments, how can this be done?

Pretty simply actually, by use of hindrances and optionally edges. (Or just have people choose one)

Palladium Books uses Seven Alignments.  These are similar to having a Code of Honor. Or lack of a Code of Honor)

Good Alignments
Principled  (Major Hindrance) Principled characters will have lots of issues, no dirty money, protecting innocents, no harming unarmed opponents. (In Rifts, this doesn't apply to true monsters, demons, vampires, supernatural evil.) They see the coalition as an evil organization, but those grunts, they're just misguided, and can possibly be saved. They won't let those they work with break their code either. They won't keep dirty money for themselves, though they might redistribute those funds to the needy.

Scrupulous (Minor Hindrance) For the greater good.

Selfish Alignments
Unprincipled (None) Almost total freedom. Not evil, but not Good.
Anarchist (Minor Edge) Total Freedom, your morals revolve around You, this is the Narcissistic alignment.

Evil Alignments
Unscrupulous (Minor Hindrance) Evil, but the cowardly evil. When things go bad, you can't count on an unscrupulous character to stick around. If there's a credit to be mad by betraying his allies, he will definitely do so.

Aberrant (Minor Hindrance) They have a code, not a strict code, but it's a code. If they give their word, they'll keep the letter of the law. They will hurt people, but usually won't kill for fun.

Diabolic  (Major Hindrance)
Diabolic characters are basically unhinged. GM can require a Spirit roll to hold themselves back. ESPECIALLY if they think they can get away with a horrible crime without repercussions. They're not evil for a reason, they're just evil for fun.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Rift is opening, and it's SAVAGE!

So I'll be running my wife and kids through The Garnettown Gambit.

We have a Human Juicer, (Rolled up some interesting back ground rolls, including the Juicer Uprisings.) So his background is, he's a former Coalition Grunt, who, like Finn in Force Awakens, couldn't handle the atrocities. So he ended up stealing an APC loaded with gear and high tailing it out of the territory. (Yes, the vehicle is insanely powerful, but there are only 3 players. And two extras I'll be rolling up.)

We have a Quick Flex Glitterboy. pretty straightforward, however he did roll up a Great Chainsword on the Close Combat Weapons fortune table, so that is actually sized for the Glitterboy.

And finally my wife is playing a Human Crazy, Her starting mania is crippling fear of Gelatinous deserts, which is what made her wanted by the Coalition States, after killing a few dozen party goers at a function she was working. And hurling a table full of flan onto Colonel Sparks.

Should be FUN! also Fast and FURIOUS!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

New Sub-pages

Today I have added two new sub-pages to my Banner. Interface Zero and Sprawl Crawl Classics.

Watch these pages for more info.


Interface Zero
So with the upcoming Malmart Catalog by a new author, I will be releasing my unpublished stuff on here.I'll also be publishing my personal campaign numbers based upon the original documents for IZ which had some slightly higher numbers. However, with the Savage Rifts take on advanced polymers adding to TOUGHNESS of armors, I'm going to revamp some of those original armors with a Toughness bonus instead. I might also replace some of the supplemental armors with Toughness bonuses instead. Especially the Bombs on Broadway line.

I'm currently working on a Sprawl Crawl Classics inspired DCC campaign. I've been brainstorming for the last week, and I must say it's pretty freaking cool.

You're not a hero,
You're an Umbral Raider
A Graft
A Breaker
A Transmogrifier
A Weaver crawling through the AetherMesh

You seek Script & Secrets
Success through obfuscation and instinct
Bathed in the Gore of the unfortunate,
the Broken, the fallen and the Shattered

There is power to be won in the Umbra
Time to seek Jack in the Shadows... 

Classes include
The Graft
The Mog
The Weaver
The Breaker
The Hedge
The Penumbra
The Entombed
Gits (Halfling)
Hodgepodge (unstable goblin races)
Chimeer (Humanoid Chimera)

More later

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hark, NerdCon approaches

   This weekend is NerdCon (check the banner on the page), if you're in San Diego you might want to check it out. We missed it last year because we decided to go to EsCon, which was very fun. But this year, they're not on the same day, thus we're going to hit the Escondido Center for the Arts and see what it's all about.

   Last year it was one day only, but it was a huge success and is both weekends now. If you're still playing Pokemon Go, well expect lots of lures to be down at Grape Day park, which is where the Center for the Arts is.

   Word of caution, traditionally, Grape Day is a large park and as such you should be on the alert for danger.

   I will report back on the gaming if any that is to be had at the convention. I will also be posting pictures on my InstaGram. epic_rpg_blog i have 14 followers, let's get MORE.

   I'm also going to be expanding to the YouTubes later as well, for video reviews, unboxing and game reports.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Gam3rCon & Beyond

So Gam3rCon was fun despite the changeover of coordination which lead to some confusion.

Prize support was great this year. THREE PS4s were given away at the con. One was available via Dragon Coins (and went immediately when they changed it from 1 person getting enough coins to get it to being able to combine coins, which we would have been able to do first night.)

The second was a Raffle Prize, Which one of the DCC Community, Mario Torres won!

The Third was the most exciting, it was a Drawn to Death version and was the top prize for the Gam3rLympics event, which included Mario Kart 8, Kubb, Star Wars XWing, Sorry and several other events. Ian finished 3rd.

To be a more modern blogger, I now have an Instagram account, and that will be my primary blogging. I think I'll try out some YouTube for reviews as well. My Instagram is epic_rpg_blog, follow me if you follow me here.

I have decided to stay with EpicRPGBlog for the site.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Reboot thoughts.

So I'm not sure where I'm going with the blog. The boys are nearly grown up now, I'm thinking of changing it up. I might start with an entirely new entity, I'm just not sure. I know I would like to get a non-profit for education thing going...Like it was in the old days. This would allow me to run some mini cons etc.

I'd also like to start up a YouTube channel, for interviews and unboxing reviews. Some games just lose a lot when it's a text review, but when they're PRETTY that's where video is awesome.

If you have advise on how to monetize, let  me know, I'd love for the non-profit to cover expenses to attend more cons.

I'm also more interested in covering all aspects of gaming, especially war games these days.