Let’s Roll: Savage Worlds – Evernight

Spinning out of Hero Points, it's the debut of FW Presents: Let's Roll, the show that looks at OTHER role-playing games. In this case, GameMaster Siskoid invites two old friends, Marty and Chalif, to talk about the Savage Worlds Evernight campaign they played a decade ago. What made that story so special? What are the basics of the Savage Worlds system and of the Evernight setting? And what universal lessons can be gleaned from the experience? Plus, Siskoid lends some GameMaster advice about party traditions!

Relevant images and credits in the Let's Roll Supplemental.

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6 responses to “Let’s Roll: Savage Worlds – Evernight

  1. As a devotee of tabletop RPGs, I love the idea behind this show. Over the years, I have collected sourcebooks from several different game systems, but have rarely had the chance to play any of them. Being able to listen to stories of other people’s gaming experiences helps to scratch that itch.

    It’s also a great opportunity to learn about new (to me) games. I’ve heard of Savage Worlds before, but have never taken a close look at it. It was interesting to learn about some of the game’s more unique features.

    Finally, I have to say that the story of your Evernight campaign illustrates what a gaming group can do, when the players and game master trust each other. You can go places and do things, from hoarding magic items to staging grand sacrificial deaths, that would never fly in a more casual pick-up game.

    I don’t know how often these episodes will come out, but I’m already looking forward to the next one.

    1. I think I may have another one in December, after which the plan is to go bi-monthly (and that’s on my end, other hosts can do their own versions).

      And yes, I think RPGs work better when both sides of the table work in tandem to tell a common story, rather than act as adversaries and/or, in the case of players, competitors.

  2. Despite having no experience with this game, only familiarity with tabletop RPG systems and group dynamics, this was a really fun episode to listen to. Hopefully we get some more of these.

  3. Impressive podcast. Most impressive. Haven’t played this RPG, but sounds cool. I had played a lot of D&D all the way up to 4. But, that was about it. Started with the Red Book. In D&D and latter AD&D. But, this sounds fun. Had a gnome paladin in 4. Teamed her with an Elf Monk. Which was fun. Sounds like this was a cool game. I may have to look into it.

    1. I appreciate the recommendation, though I feel like I have ENOUGH super-hero RPGs (one of which WILL actually show up on a future episode of Let’s Roll).
      But since Hero Points is supers-only, my focus here will generally be different, I’m sure you understand.

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