Earlier I wrote about our group's journey through several different systems for our Sci-Fi game.
happy to report that my prediction was correct and so far Savage Worlds
is proving to be everything we want it to be for this game. I'm really
falling even more in love with this system than I already was.
been getting a lot done per session, that includes combat, exploration,
role-playing encounters and more. I think the switch to SW was
absolutely the right decision for our game and our group. I'm having
more fun than I have in a long time. I'm thinking less about the system
itself and more about the game world and the characters. The crew of the
Voidsong has really been making some interesting progress.
been exciting! Last session we had a character come closer to dying,
without actually dying, than I've ever seen happen before. It literally
came down to the last possible roll to save his character and BOOM! a
six was rolled and there was much cheering! We've had battles with 20 or
more entities on the table, and everything has run smoothly and
Our characters are relatively simple and easy
to understand, but they all have lots of interesting things to do and
they all feel more than customized enough.
can't say enough about how much fun we've been having. Some of that has
of course simply been good storytelling and improvising by both the GM
and all of the players, which could have happened in any system, but I
think the system has helped us to focus on those things while also
leaving us with some of the "system mastery" fun that can be had by
engaging with the game system itself. From where I'm sitting it's the
best of both worlds there.
Anyway, almost all of my
gaming lately has been in Savage Worlds and it's worked quite well for
both in person play and online gaming using Google+ and Roll20. I'll
write a little more about my foray into online gaming soon, but that's
been a lot of fun too.
Anyway, just wanted to give a quick update on how things have developed since we "settled" on Savage Worlds!
-The Duke of Brandonshire