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I have been looking online for a list of film noir character archetypes for a Savage Worlds campaign I am running. I have came up with a few: Private Investigator, Grifter, Police officer, Mobster...

Is there a good site or resource where I can find a list of published Noir archetypes for Savage Worlds?

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This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a film genre and contains no RPG-specific problem for us to solve. –  SevenSidedDie Nov 22 '13 at 19:23
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The Deadlands Noir core book lists quite a few. –  Quentin Nov 22 '13 at 20:59
    
Re: on-topic discussion - "A list of published SW noir archetypes" is purely on topic. –  mxyzplk Nov 25 '13 at 2:57
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@mxyzplk No it isn't. Savage Worlds setting books don't deal in "archetypes" and such a list would be weird and out of place (zero utility; waste of paper) in a SW setting book due to how SW handles this aspect of characters. If this wants to be on-topic, it's going to have to abandon asking about Noir archetypes entirely and ask about lists of published Noir Professional Edges and Background Edges. Having seen this question evolve through edits, that would very likely not solve the asker's actual problem anyway. –  SevenSidedDie Nov 30 '13 at 17:39
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This question appears to be off-topic because it is about archetypes in the Noir genre (film, books, games) vs. something directly related to published SW media. –  Joshua Aslan Smith Jan 8 at 18:31
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Thrilling Tales has some archetypes as does Realms of Cthulhu. Also, feel free to post your questions on the PEG forums or the Google+ Savage Worlds Community as well. The Savage Worlds user base is far larger there, and they love talking about this stuff. ;)

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thank you for your help, much appreciated –  user9866 Nov 23 '13 at 8:37
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Bit late to the party to answer this question, but

Streets of Bedlam: A Savage World of Crime & Corruption

This is pretty much Savage Worlds Noir, or at least Savage Worlds Sin City, which is pretty close to the OP requirements. Only downside to my answer is you'll have to buy a copy; the link is to DriveThruRPG, but don't let that stop you looking for alternative suppliers.

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If you can get your hands on it, there's Mutant & Masterminds Noir even if you're using Savage Worlds rules MM books usually have the first chapter as very informative outline of a particular genre over the course of the years.

For example if I would be tasked to explain to someone with no idea of fantasy what the genre is, I would simply read them the first chapter from MM's Warriors and Warlocks even if the book bills itself as merely about the sword and sorcery subgenre.

So I imagine the noir handbook has an equally informative first chapter and example characters.

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My downvote is for "bad speculation." That last paragraph implies that you don't have first-hand knowledge of what's in the book, and you're guessing based on other works. –  Jadasc Nov 30 '13 at 12:36
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