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Savage Forgotten Realms: A Fan Conversion

Postby Boddynock » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:36 am

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So, one of the projects I've been working with is a conversion of Forgotten Realms to one of my favorite mechanic systems: Savage Worlds. My previous endeavors unfortunately were sidetracked, crashed, and then burn. In this case I've shown up to the party with a draft PDF that converts the races found in the 3rd Edition Forgotten Realms campaign setting (the only portion of the campaign I've ever known). So, if you're a Savage Worlds fan who wanted to run a Ghostwise Hafling or Svirfneblin, or a Forgotten Realms fan who wants to wince at some laymen take a stab at document design, I invite you to give this a once-over! Let me know what you think, what you might want to see added, or anything else. If you'd like to have the raw word document, please feel free to PM me. I'm happy to share.

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Re: Savage Forgotten Realms: A Fan Conversion

Postby Tim Baker » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:50 pm


Nice work. Are the edges found in the core book, if they aren't provided in your document? In the Fantasy supplement, too?
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Re: Savage Forgotten Realms: A Fan Conversion

Postby Boddynock » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:53 pm

Hey Tim,

All of the suggested Edges can be found in the Savage Worlds Deluxe core rulebook. I actually didn't use the Fantasy Companion in terms of Edges for this document as I wanted it easy enough for someone who might just have the Deluxe book to pick it up, use these currently for racial templates, and run with it.
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Re: Savage Forgotten Realms: A Fan Conversion

Postby Tim Baker » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:01 pm

Boddynock wrote:All of the suggested Edges can be found in the Savage Worlds Deluxe core rulebook. I actually didn't use the Fantasy Companion in terms of Edges for this document as I wanted it easy enough for someone who might just have the Deluxe book to pick it up, use these currently for racial templates, and run with it.

Good idea. What else needs to be written up in order to play a campaign?
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Re: Savage Forgotten Realms: A Fan Conversion

Postby Boddynock » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:26 pm

The good news is that a lot of races that seem to start trouble in the Realms you can use right away. Orcs? Both chieftains and grunts are in the corebook. Goblins, Dragons, Ogres, and Trolls also exist in the corebook. If you have the Fantasy Companion that gives you access to Giants such as Hill, Frost, and Fire giants. I think the only parts that'd really need to be written would be Gnolls, but then again you could also take the base Orc stats and with some fiddling make Gnoll.

The big thing that could be written is the major NPC's of the Realms, but on the other hand you could handwave a lot or just give whatever dice you think you need to run said NPC. Elminster? Well we know right away he probably has a D12 if not D12+1 or +2 (For those who might not know, d12 in Savage World represents the pinnacle of Skill/Attribute and at the Legendary levels Elminster is at he can add static bonuses to the end of that). He'd probably nearly every power and could have almost every trapping (the small template changes you apply to a rather broad power).

To speed to the point, not sure if a Rogue's Gallery is needed. But I'm happy to chat and add one if people would like to see it.
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Re: Savage Forgotten Realms: A Fan Conversion

Postby Boddynock » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:29 pm

My next session I shall be jumping into is the equipment section. Now, granted, a lot of stuff in the Deluxe book can be ported very easily- the core book has stuff for swords (short, long, & great); axes (hatchets & battleaxes - no picks, not yet anyway); spears. It even has rules for firearms such as the flintlock pistol and musket (in this case noted as the Brown Bess). However, I like to add a few custom weapons such as: War Picks, Cutlass, Polearm, Bladed, and Polearm Blunt - maybe a couple of other items that aren't quite spelled out. One might say that a Cutlass is more-or-less a shortsword, and they'd be right, but I like to capture that swashbuckling flavor we see along the Sword Coast and battling Luskan pirates.

My next phase should then add a bestiary with a couple of monsters that I know have not made it too any of the official Savage Worlds books.
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Re: Savage Forgotten Realms: A Fan Conversion

Postby Tim Baker » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:16 am

Boddynock wrote:My next session I shall be jumping into is the equipment section. . . . My next phase should then add a bestiary with a couple of monsters that I know have not made it too any of the official Savage Worlds books.

Those sound like worthwhile additions.
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Re: Savage Forgotten Realms: A Fan Conversion

Postby Boddynock » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:49 am

Sorry if I was quiet these past few days. Some stuff came up. I've made some progress on the Savage Worlds conversion. Below brings in equipment, in which we see weapons (both hand and range) appear and some new equipment items appear.

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Re: Savage Forgotten Realms: A Fan Conversion

Postby Tim Baker » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:19 am

Boddynock wrote:Sorry if I was quiet these past few days. Some stuff came up. I've made some progress on the Savage Worlds conversion. Below brings in equipment, in which we see weapons (both hand and range) appear and some new equipment items appear.

This is shaping up nicely.
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Re: Savage Forgotten Realms: A Fan Conversion

Postby 2097 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:28 am

Have you started playing yet?
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Re: Savage Forgotten Realms: A Fan Conversion

Postby Boddynock » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:19 pm

We are actually playing a game of Savage Forgotten Realms, but the only thing from this document that's in use in game is me playing an Aasimar. Everyone else kind of stuck with stuff from the core-book like Humans and Half-Elves. Those stats are also in this document as some races (Humans, Half-Elves) really didn't need any extra than what they got.

Nobody has stopped by Lantan to buy kegs of smokepowder or guns, but if that happens I'll let everyone know.
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Re: Savage Forgotten Realms: A Fan Conversion

Postby Boddynock » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:54 pm

Also, not to push the blog or anything, but I'm now doing character templates one can plug into their Savage Worlds game. They are designed for the most part to work directly with Savage Worlds Deluxe and this campaign guide (though, if you do plan for to play long term with Savage Worlds, may I recommend getting the Fantasy Companion for things like magic items and more neat stuff).

You can read my templates here!: http://boddynock-te.blogspot.com/2017/06/savage-forgotten-realms-nascent-purple.html
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