Tag Archives: Savage Worlds

Savage Worlds War of the Dead

My friend DJ is putting together an interesting Savage Worlds game for us to play tonight!

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A pencil-filled Xmas

I received a bunch of pencils for the holidays.  Some were desired duplicates.  Some are brand-spanking new never-owned-befores.  Here’s a pic of what I received that are duplicates of what I have.  All are 0.5 mm.  Three Pentel Twist Erase GTs with accoutrement.  A lifetime’s worth of lead. Thank you sibling-in-laws.  A Uni Kuru Toga in blaze red. Thank you me.  A green Pentel Sharp Kerry.  Replacement Pentel Z2-1 erasers.  Thank you Mother!20141230_154053

The Uni Kuru Toga is the best story.  I bought that for myself from jetpens.  Why?  I brought my mechanical pencil collection with me on our trip to visit my parents.  My cousin Arianna took particular interest in the collection.  It turns out she loves mechanical pencils too.  She lives in a rural area, so I’m not surprised that she hasn’t been introduced to premium pencils.  She took quite the fancy of my old Uni Kuru Toga and its unique lead rotation mechanism on Christmas Eve at my parent’s place.  So, I did what any good cousin would do:  I wrapped it up and gave it to her Christmas Day as a gift.  She really appreciated it.  I took the opportunity to replace it with a unique variant of it in my primary school color.  Everybody wins.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be reviewing other pencils that I received as gifts over the holidays.  The Top Ten list is likely to get a shakeup, including potentially bringing back pencils that I had booted off the list.  Why?  I’ve had quite the opportunity to write a lot over this holiday break and my opinions on some of the pencils that I had just based off of features has changed now that I’ve had more of a chance to use them.  More to come!  Also, plenty of gaming reports will pop up as I plan to play X-wing Miniatures and Savage Worlds RPG over the next week before heading back to my professional work.  Stay tuned Tactical Thinkers!

Savage Saturday at Tacticon!

Labor Day weekend I was at Tacticon in Denver.  It is mostly a role-playing/board game/tactical and historical miniatures Con.  I posted pictures in several places over the course of the weekend: Day 1, Day 1 Part 2, and Day 2.  This is the full report for the last game of Day 1!

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Being a Supportive Role-player

Your character is not an island.  You have the freedom to choose who you want your character to be in any RPG.  On the other side of the coin, you are also part of a group of characters.  How can you be an effective team member?

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Mad Max with Savage Worlds and Battletech? Awesome!

Tonight we’ve had a change of plans.  To mix things up a little, Don is preparing a Mad Max-based setting with a combination of Savage Worlds RPG rules and Battletech vehicle damage rules.  The idea is we will have a Mad Max vehicle chase, and the vehicles will be the characters.  We will use the Battletech vehicle damage rules to reflect gradual damage to a vehicle that impacts its ability to perform.

I’m not sure what this is going to look like but it will probably be a lot of fun.  I’ll report the results.