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Savage Worlds is a generic RPG from Pinnacle Entertainment Group. The core values of the system are explicitly stated as "Fast! Furious! and Fun!"

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Can Soaking prevent being Shaken?

Does a character still get Shaken if he Soaks all wounds that would be dealt by an attack? SW Deluxe has this to say on page 69: If the character is left with any wounds from an attack, he’s still ...
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What is the cost for a reload of F4 Fusion Block missiles?

In the Rifts for Savage Worlds setting, in the Tomorrow Legion Players Guide, page 83, there is a suit of Power Armor, the Triax T-31 Super Trooper. One of its weapons are missile launchers that only ...
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Is escaping from Entangle an Action?

In Savage Worlds, the Entangle power lasts until the affected character either breaks free, or is broken free by others (or is freed in a different manner depending on the trapping). Is that Strength ...
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How do I define the average skills of a group in 50 Fathoms?

I'm trying to understand the rules of Savage Worlds. I plan on playing 50 fathoms. One thing I didn't get despite reading all the rules and googling my question concerns how I should define what level ...
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How can I tell if a weapon is two handed?

In the Savage Worlds - Deluxe Edition core book (and in any other books I've read) the only time I've seen it specified that a weapon was 2 handed was with Melee weapons. With ranged weapons, not a ...
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Do “dramatic interludes” still exist in Savage Worlds?

In Slipstream on page 80 I have to do a "dramatic interlude". But I only have the german core rules and in them I can only find a section about "interludes", that differ from the "dramatic interlude" ...
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How can I make a useful tank/melee character?

Objective: Able to survive a boss encounter. Able to survive trash fight. Able to Shake (No focus on one-shotting enemies, the purpose is to tank) What I have tried (useful attributes and stats): ...
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Are there anydice function(s) or code for Savage Worlds rolls?

I am trying to use the exploding function and the highest of functions, but I am having issues with the skill die or wild die side of the roll. If I do output [highest 1 of 1d4 + 1d6] I get a ...
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Does being “considered armed” from the Deadlands version of Martial Arts Edge grant a +d4 too?

I am thinking about playing a melee fighter in a Deadlands game. I noticed the Martial arts edge in the core is slightly different than the Deadlands version. Core reads: This character is highly ...
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How do I decide how much NPCs should charge for passage?

How would you calculate travel costs in slips, that the PCs have to pay the NPC? I counted the squares from fragment to fragment multiplied by 10, but then the PCs know the distance.
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Do NPCs have to roll Piloting in Slipstream?

When the PCs travel from fragment to fragment as passengers on ships owned and piloted by NPCs, do I roll Piloting for the NPC pilot when the PC travel, and do I apply the modifiers for crossing the ...
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Does a vehicle's speed drop when it goes out of control?

In Savage Worlds Deluxe, when a vehicle goes out of control does its speed drop to zero?
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Are there rules on how to best exclude Bennies from my game?

Bennies are a fairly significant part of the Savage Worlds rule system, but it seems difficult to argue that they're a critical component. I don't like them. (It doesn't really matter why - let's ...
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How does Status increase or decrease in Rippers Resurrected?

I'm reading through the rules for status, Favors, and Scandals in Savage World — Rippers Resurrected. The monthly salary, Favor cost table, and gaining favors all makes sense, but I don't see ...
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Two fisted and Wing Chun martial artist, Is the 3rd attack free?

If a Two-Fisted Martial Artist has Wing Chun he gets his base attacks plus an additional attack. Does then third attack from Win Chun have any penalties? Wing Chun: Wing Chun Requirements: ...
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Do Rippers PCs get one or two starting Edges?

I've been running Rippers for a few sessions now and just brought on a new player. They noticed that the SWD book states humans "start play with one free Edge." I was previously allowing one free edge ...
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Sight distances in Savage Worlds

Simple question, but how is sight distance handled in Savage Worlds? I'm familiar with Pathfinder and DND where a PC has like Darkvision that works for up to 60 feet. What is the standard viewing ...
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How to handle Extravehicular Activities?

I'm preparing to run a Savage Worlds game using the Science Fiction Companion book. There are a couple of references to 'going EV' on page 41 with regards to performing Hull Repairs. Searching ...
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When does an attack that does not Raise cause a Wound?

I'm having trouble understanding what appears to be a conflict in the text of how to handle attack rolls against a target's Toughness when they are shaken by a non-physical attack, such as a Test of ...
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Savage Worlds - Calculation of grenade damage in a vehicle chase

In Savage Worlds Deluxe, how is the damage of a grenade thrown at a vehicle calculated, both for the vehicle and for the crew. Do the rules change during a chase? In particular I'd like to know if ...
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Macro for rolling multiple dice, keeping several but not adding them

I'm trying to set up macros in roll 20 for a savage world game I am playing. We're not using the character sheets and such like in roll 20 so I am just trying to write general macros. For basic trait ...
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Starting Attributes in Savage World

So you start with 5 points to distribute amongst attributes, then if they take 1 Major Hindrance and 2 Minor Hindrances do they get 2 more points to distribute to attributes?
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Can a ship fly below an island, or fall onto one?

In Sundered Skies, the core book states (on page 3) that Unknown forces prevent ships from flying over islands unless they travel at least a mile above it. A ship may approch an island's edge but ...
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How can I have characters advance in dramatic situations in Savage Worlds?

I'm designing mechanics for a Naruto campaign using Savage Worlds, and was thinking about how characters improve in media and in RPG's. In RPG's characters usually earn XP each session or each ...
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How can I make Savage Worlds more deterministic? [closed]

Question I've had an off feeling about Savage Worlds for a while now. I felt like it lacked tactical depth, like it was missing something that systems like DnD and Warhammer40k have. I think I've ...
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Can a melee character do heavy weapon damage?

I have a martial arts Harrowed. Does real well with his fists. With Soul Eater he can even do some magic damage. Has a coup that gives him Burrow to deal with ranged. I like having an answer to every ...
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Which automatic weapons can fire in single-shot mode?

In the Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer's Edition rulebook, page 54 says: Auto: This full-auto weapon may fire in automatic (single-shot) mode. Page 55 says: Rate of Fire: This is the maximum ...
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Which weapons can use the Double Tap and Three Round Burst rules?

Page 81 of Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer's Edition says: Double Taps & Three Round Bursts A character with a semi-automatic weapon (such as a Colt .45, an M1 Carbine, or even an M16 [my ...
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Does the spell effect of an alchemical device that misses its target still trigger?

In the Hellfrost setting ranged weapons such as arrows can be turned into alchemical devices that trigger a spell when they hit. For example, you can have an arrow that triggers a Blast. What happens ...
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Occasionally missing players [duplicate]

I am planning to start a homebrew fantasy savage worlds campaign with my friends over roll20. We have already played together in a d&d 5e campaign over the past year and now starting a new one. ...
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Is it possible to start with 3 Edges at character creation?

The manual says that you can "buy" points with Hindrances to take Edges or other bonuses. At Novice level, is it possible to start with 3 Edges? First Edge granted from Human race Second Edge from ...
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How does the bolt power work with the Gatling Shotgun? [closed]

My GM is telling me that when I use the Bolt power with the Gatling Shotgun, the normal shooting ROF is lost, and only the one power bolt is used. This does not make sense to me. Especially since both ...
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Two guns and multiple actions in Savage Worlds

I am very new to Savage Worlds and I am building a two guns fighter (2 flintlock guns) in a steampunk-Renaissance setting (Ultima Forsan). I have the following questions. 1) Can I shoot with one ...
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Can you attack a foe outside of melee when you are in melee with someone else?

Say that I am in melee with enemy A. Enemy B is farther away, but within my range. Can I attack B? The only rules I see are about Ranged Weapons in Ranged Weapons in Close Combat No ranged ...
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If Shaken during your round, do you immediately roll to un-Shake?

Say that I withdraw from melee during my round and, as a result of the opponent's free attack on me, I become Shaken. Or alternatively, I become Shaken due to Backlash from Arcane Background: Magic. ...
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What are the ways I can help my ally recover from Shaken?

I did some math and realized that breaking out of Shaken when wounded is pretty hard. Since being Shaken essentially puts a character out of action possibly for several turns and there always aren't ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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), ...