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Exactly when can a player “on hold” interrupt another character?

It says you can interrupt the "Action" of a character when you are on hold--for simplicity let's assume the interrupting character was dealt a joker. Here are a few increasingly unlikely-to-be-legal ...
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An intro session for young teenagers - how to plan it?

I'm about to start Game Mastering for a group of kids/young teenagers (10-14 years old) at a local kids club. The players have some tabletop boardgames experience, never played an RPG; however, they ...
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How far into the sky does the corpse of Jormungandr extend in the Day After Ragnarok setting?

I’m running a weekly Savage Worlds campaign using the “Day After Ragnarok” setting. The premise of this setting is that Hitler, realizing that the war was lost, directed his Occult researchers to ...
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Does Wing Chun make Chi Mastery worth it?

My GM is allowing my martial arts based melee in Hell on Earth access to Chi Mastery, seeing as I obtained a Chi-based coup recently. Chi Mastery gives two powers with unlinked skills. To get two ...
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Is there an edge to make my weapons magic?

I'm new to Savage Worlds (Hell on Earth). Just went through a fight where I literally had no option to harm a very nasty enemy that could have easily wiped the party; I also had no option to aid my ...
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What are the correct modifiers for a player conducting a ritual and for those assisting him in ETU

I am new to Savage Worlds and new to GMing in general. Recently, I had the pleasure of GMing the published adventure "Class Ring" for the ETU setting. The player characters were all chosen from the ...
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What is the difference between Deadlands Classic and Savage Worlds + Deadlands Reloaded?

I was going to run a Deadlands Classic game, which I've never done before but the system intrigued me. However, I also picked up a pdf of Savage Worlds, and reading through it, it sounds a lot like ...
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Is there a list of Savage Worlds character sheets for different settings?

I'm trying to create a Savage Worlds setting based in the Assassin's Creed universe for a campaign I'm planning. I thought it would be fun to have myself and my players use a thematic Savage Worlds ...
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How to play a shy character and still get involved in play

If it helps, a bit of background: I recently started playing a game of Savage Worlds. In this game our characters are a group of misfits at a high school in America that are kinda like the gang in ...
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How is Deadlands: Reloaded fanning supposed to work?

Deadlands: Reloaded rules say Fanning the Hammer works like Automatic Fire from Savage Worlds: Assuming his six-gun is fully loaded, he may fire up to 6 shots in a single action as if taking the ...
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Does a shaman need to know the spell to use it with Fetish Creator?

I'd like to verify my understanding of the Shaman's Fetish Creator edge. When a fetish is created, can it be created out of any spell available to the player's shaman, or any spell that can be cast ...
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Do your Power Points ever increase past 10?

If you have the Arcane Background (Miracles) Edge, how can you get more than 10 Power Points? There are some powers that take more than 10 PP, but I can't find out how you'd get that much. I feel ...
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Hitting multiple levels of a building with a flamethrower

If I use a cone-attack that is partially obstructed by a building, how would that influence the area of effect? For instance, if we were fighting in a ruined building and I shot through a hole in a ...
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How do I create and use NPCs that actually matter?

My players love to interact with my NPCs in my Savage Worlds game, make friends, allies, enemies, make characters fall in love, etc. But I always end up with either bland NPCs that don't matter much ...
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How do I improve my ranged defense in Savage Worlds?

I'm playing Savage Worlds for the first time. My character is starting as an assassin type with no ranged ability(Assassin and Martial Arts edges to start). I'm worried about dying to gunfire as I ...
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How strong are raw charisma bonuses?

I am designing a few edges for my custom setting at the moment, and the question came up about how strong certain bonuses should be. I have designed two edges that give a flat bonus to charisma. I ...
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Multiple Bolts and Wizard Edge

If someone casts the power Bolt and casts multiple bolts at once, he rolls multiple attacks for those. So the caster rolls 1-3 psionic rolls + 1 wild die (similar to a weapon shooting multiple shots), ...
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Alternatives to Kevlar Vests ignoring AP of bullets

I am not exactly happy with the AP-ignoring capabilities of kevlar vests in a modern setting I am playing. Combat in the setting is mainly ranged, even though melee is still really effective. The ...
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Do the people/the church know about Tenebrarum?

Do the people living on Necropolis know about the spirit/demon Tenebrarum, who brought the Rephaim into the world? In one or two missions from the campaign that is included in the book, the Ordo ...
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What are the consequences of casting with an attribute instead of a skill?

Please note that we are using the Gentleman's Edition Revised (german edition, as far as I heard it contains some small things the english version doesn't) of Savage Worlds. The setting is a modern ...
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How can bennies be spent to gain combat edges?

I know I've read of a way to spend bennies to use an edge on the fly. For example, a player could spend a benny to buy first strike before an opponent moves and then attack them (per first strike's ...
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Savage Worlds vs. Traveller for a Science Fiction Campaign

I'm thinking of starting up a RPG group with some similarly minded friends, but unfortunately, we're not 100% on which setting to go with. I'm going to be GMing the group, and its fallen to me to ...
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Odds of Tzeentch's Curse in Mass Battles port

Mass Battles is often casually considered an easy mechanic of Savage Worlds to port to other systems. I'm finding it easily so, save some edge cases. I like the idea in Mass Battles of heroes running ...
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Missing a throwing roll in savage worlds with an 'area of effect' weapon

In Savage Worlds the rules for Area Of Effect say that if you miss your throwing or shooting roll, the blast deviates, and they reinforce this by saying you move the blast template. I added emphasis ...
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Savage Worlds Powers with Pathfinder/3.5 Trappings?

Our DM has recently made the decision to make the transition from Pathfinder to Savage Worlds and for most of the party the transition has been relatively smooth. As a Wizard though the change has ...
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How can I deal faster with enemy actions on large-scale battles?

I returned to Savage Worlds after a while of playing 5th Edition and Anima, and I'm falling in love with the system again. I finally understood how the system goes better with many characters ...
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How can I make of Savage Worlds a more Dungeon Crawl based experience?

As some of you know, we've been using 4e to run a ".hack//" based game where players get trapped into an online game by an evil cotrporation that plans to use the data of the virtual world to end and ...
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What are the recommended character ranks for The Flood plot points?

What rank should characters have reached when playing the individual plot points in Deadlands Reloaded's campaign "The Flood"? In particular, what rank is the final encounter designed for?
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Edge that allows a follower to take any wounds a Wild Card receives

Somewhere I remember seeing a Boss Edge where it could sacrifice a follower to take any wounds he receives. Can someone tell me where I read it please?
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Does Push initiate 'melee' or 'close combat' in savage worlds?

This came up in one of my games this past week: A player rushed a combatant and used the Push maneuver to knock him prone. The combatant got up on their initiative pass and moved 4 spaces away. The ...
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Can you use Suppression fire into darkness?

I had an encounter that took place outside in darkness and the map represented that. The rules for 'Darkness' are specific that targets outside of 10" (30 m, 10 squares) are not visible. On of my ...
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Does Elan apply to non-combat Trait tests?

The Elan edga gives a +2 bonus on any trait rolls made when spending a Benny. However, Elan is a Combat Edge. Does this +2 bonus apply to rolls made outside of combat? If so, what makes this a ...
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How does the change to the Shaken mechanic affect other parts of the system?

Pinnacle Entertainment Group recently revised the mechanics behind one of the key Savage Worlds rules. The change relates to how the Shaken status works, and at first sight seems relatively minor. ...
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What is the recent edition history for Savage Worlds and major differences between them?

I'm new to Savage Worlds and using the "Explorer's Edition" that came out in 2007-2008(?), usually abbreviated "SW:EX". Can anyone briefly summarize the edition history of SW for the last few years, ...
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Is there a template to create a Savage Worlds world

I just saw Mad Max Fury road and I figured that it would make an excellent 'world' to game in. I was thinking, what does it take to build enough material to make a convincing world? And how do you ...
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My player has too much custom stuff and it's making things difficult for me

So I'm a new GM, we're playing Savage Worlds. Admittedly, I've probably allowed too much customization in my game. We have a player that really wants to be able make a very specific character. To give ...
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Savage Worlds Print and Play Adventure Deck

Is there a list of the cards in the Adventure Decks. Where I live retailers don't seem to be stocking Savage Worlds stuff and mail order from America is killing me financially because of massive ...
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Handling Dungeon Traps?

How should standard dungeon traps be handled in Savage Worlds? For example: do characters get a Notice roll if they aren't searching for the trap? what should be the mod to spot a trap with Notice? ...
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Savage Worlds Powers - trappings and other options

In Savage Worlds, when choosing Powers for a character, you're sometimes given a lot of options. Most famously, you get to choose Trappings for the Power, but also there's "Raise/Lower Trait". My ...
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Is repeated playing the only way to test system balance?

I've been working on a new RPG system, a variant of Savage Worlds, for a special one-off game I'm designing for my friends. Everything is going well, but one thing I've found myself wondering more ...
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Do all Deadlands Reloaded Gatling weapons support Auto Fire?

In Savage Worlds Deluxe + Deadlands Reloaded there are RoF2 and RoF3 Gatling weapons. Are both considered Auto and the full "Automatic Fire" rules from the Situational Combat rules apply (including ...
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Should one play Deadlands:Reloaded with SWD or previous editions?

While researching shooting roles, it looks like there are a lot of minor changes in Savage Worlds Deluxe around shooting, like double shotgun rules, fanning/rapid attack etc. Should these be ...
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Do I have to roll multiple shooting dice individually?

When I get multiple shooting dice for one action, e.g. due high Rate of Fire, Fanning or using double shotguns, do I have to assign each individual die to a specific target before the roll, ...
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Do 1's (fumbles) for gatling guns count before or after the wild die?

In Savage Worlds Deluxe / Deadlands reloaded, when rolling an attack with a gatling gun, do you check for the bad things that happen on one/many natural 1s before or after you exchange a shooting die ...
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Is it possible to aim or do called shots when fanning?

In Savage Worlds Deluxe / Deadlands Reloaded, can a gunslinger fanning his pistol aim a round (-2) first, and/or can he try to hit vitals/heads (called shot) during fanning?
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Advice on converting a D&D adventure to Savage Worlds Fantasy

Are there any useful rules, tips or suggestions for converting a D&D adventure to Savage Worlds with the Fantasy Companion? Edit: Zadmar advise
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Does Fate or Savage Worlds have a prebuilt, low-magic, gritty, fantasy campaign setting which feature a single big issue?

I'm looking for a fantasy campaign setting with the following elements: Savage Worlds or Fate. But I'm open to hacks or others rules systems that match this requisites: Rules light, narrative flavor ...
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What are the pitfalls of a world- and genre-hopping Savage Worlds campaign?

I’m a new GM and this will be the first campaign I’ve run. I’ve had a world in my mind for a while now and have spent the last year or so off-and-on fleshing it out. Long-story-short it is a ...
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How do I spend XP in Savage Worlds?

How do you spend XP in a Savage Worlds game? Can they be spent to improve skills and traits, and/or to gain new edges?
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How to design combat for an overpowered character in a normal party?

I'm running a Savage Worlds game in a rugged sci-fi genre (think Firefly or Guardians of the Galaxy), and I've got a problem. One of my player characters is wildly over-powered in combat, (multiple ...