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Saturday, June 25, 2011

I Got Savaged in Kith’takharos!

Yep, I spent the afternoon play testing an upcoming adventure from the guys at White Haired Man. I was the only party death, but it was a heroic stand!

I've owned the Savage Worlds rules for years, even prior to the Explorer Edition and had yet to play in a session until now. Amazing, I know, but I was never able to wrap my head around the system until today. Play certainly helps the learning process.

As for the play test itself? Probably the most fun I've had gaming in a long time. The combination of in game chat and voice using Ventrillo worked very well, and it didn't hurt that we had a good group playing. The adventure was a challenge, but a group used to working together would have had an easier time with it. It took some time for us to learn the other characters strengths.

From my estimate, based upon what we were able to accomplish in 5 hrs (with a 5 minute potty break), this adventure should be good for 3 to 4 sessions easily. Online does tend to slow thing down a tad, so 2 to 3 sessions if it were played face to face. Extremely good value on your dollar.

What's the name? When is it being released? Is the cover art really that awesome? (yes) That's for the White Haired Men (Man) to reveal, tho I'll post an update when they post theirs.

I do want to thank Viz for inviting me, and the rest for putting up with my lack of system knowledge (tho i learned a lot, and forgot much of it already, i am sure).

Really makes me hunger for a steady FG2 again. Maybe I should get off my ass and run one myself. After this coming November that is. Life should calm down a bit after November 5th ;)

4 comments:

  1. Had a really great time as well. I noticed on your blog you never got a chance to play FATE. Just recently bought Strands of FATE and would love to run it in a few weeks as one or two shot to get my feet wet if you want to participate. There is a pretty good FG 2 ruleset for it.

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  2. Shame I missed it. I had to go do stuff with the family or I would have accepted Viz's invite.

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  3. Greg, it was a good time. Hopefully you can make the next one (when / if there is one)

    Joshua - let me know the day and time and I'll see if I can swing it. Had to get special dispensation from the fiancée today, but I'll make up for lack of renovations progress tomorrow - i hope ;)

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  4. I'm glad you enjoyed it. There will be more playtests in the future, and we'll let you know about them.

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