This week’s recommendations come by way of intrepid commenter Heptapod.
He sent an email saying:
I wanted to evangelize about Savage Worlds as a system. It’s simple and generic. Plus the core ruleset is just $9.99. $9.99! It requires a set of standard D&D dice but combat is fast, easy and there are tons of free resources. The only thing is that you either buy a campaign setting, work off something else (high fantasy D&D with savage world rules, vampire in savage worlds, et al) or creating something entirely from scratch. Being a certain kind of gamer, I’m always pleased with generic systems so I can be imaginative and write my own stories.
So I went digging and I found Pinnacle Entertainment Group’s webpage (which is *AWESOME*) and found the link to the store where you could get a download of the core ruleset for the aforementioned price (but I also found the link to the Deluxe Version from Amazon!)
The website also has all sorts of interesting essays with ideas on how to get a good, solid, fun game up and running in minutes.
He also pointed out to me this:
While looking up stuff about Savage Worlds (check out the system, it’s very simple, fast based combat, etc) I stumbled upon The Douchey DM who has a few essays on gaming in the vein of Jay’s Mindless Diversions.
So those essays have gotten me back in the mood to start gaming on a regular basis again, with a regular over-arching storyline (something that hasn’t happened since our DM got his shift changed at work to Saturday nights)… and I suspect that they might get the fires lit in your belly too.
So that’s my (our) recommendation for you this week.