The Savage Mommy is trying to get a module published, the perils of dictating what players do in an adventure, Savage Mommy will be at GenCon, the crew of Smiling Jack’s will be at Tacticon and running a panel, Savage Rifts has been announced, what trip-ups are there in converting Rifts into SW that we see, are there games or settings that can’t be converted to Savage Worlds, the updated Shaken Rule.
We welcome Christopher Landauer as today’s guest host, we give you some news, and talk about how to make the conceptual parts of Savage Worlds more cinematic. Also, a bonus interview with Shane Hensley!
Happy New Year, The Savage Mommy and Justin welcome Derek to the show, Derek is a co-host on RoleplayDNA and Tales Around the Campfire, we talk about how easy it is to use the Savage Worlds rules to adapt any story to, the guys catch you up with what they have been playing and what happened over the holidays, this episodes discussion is about hindrances that seem to cause the most challenges in Savage Worlds.
The truth of the matter is I haven’t had much time to game at all. Nor have I had time to record or edit podcasts. What’s happened? Well fellow Savage let me tell you.
In August I was told I would be getting a promotion at work. This was wonderful news, as I always aspire to evolve in my career and this was the next step for me. Shortly after that my wife and I decided it was time to move into a new house, so we began the process of getting our old home ready to sell. Then life sensed I wasn’t juggling enough, my Mother was hospitalized with a serious illness, which a month later would claim her life.
Any of the three items would individually keep most people busy enough, having to wade through all three was a steel hardening experience. And as a co-host, producer, and editor of Smiling Jack’s it meant I had zero time to work on the podcast. I’m not going to say sorry for the fact that my life hit some rough seas, but rather ask that you wait just a little longer for the show to get back on its feet.
The Savage Mommy and I are now planning our next recording time, which will hopefully be soon. The good news is I am in a new house that has a great place to record in. But I am still moving in and the recording gear is still in boxes, so I need a little more time to get things settled.
We are also looking for a new co-host to take Doug’s empty seat at the microphone. Also we are looking at providing some more actual play shows, I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as we enjoy recording them.
So dear Savages, stay tuned for some more Smiling Jack’s. I’m planning on 2015 to be quite the year for us.
Keep it savage
Chris sits down with Ed and Derek from RoleplayDNA to give you their review and thoughts of Engine Publishings newest book Unframed: The Art of Improvisation for Game Masters.
We recap our Savage Worlds experiences since our last show, Chris brings up a potential issue with a new player in his group, Savage World’s News: Plugged Nickel Card Kickstarter, Interface Zero 2.0 is for sale, and Pinnacle releases. We comment on Doug’s RPG addiction, Could you give up gaming for an extended time, Gamers Giving: Spring Giving charity event, Rocky Mountain Savages, Tell us about your Savage Worlds gaming community, Using the Adventure Deck, mixing and mashing up settings, Doug announces the setting he will use for the next Actual Play recording, and what setting would you play if you had taken a long break from gaming?