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Role-playing games have two major components: characters and the storyline those characters interact with. In the ‘world’ of Savage Worlds, the storyline is typically defined by the campaign setting or plot point campaign run by the GM. Characters, however, are typically defined by the creativity of the player in the form of a character concept and background. The player then uses the Savage Worlds core rulebook, Companion books, and setting guides to translate that character concept and background into in-game mechanics. Pretty simple… but what do you do when you can't quite translate that character concept and background into the proper in-game mechanics?

Ultimate Characters Guide was designed to address that issue, and go quite a bit further. Why stop at player characters when a GM may have the same issue? Thus, Ultimate Characters Guide addresses PCs and NPCs (beasts, creatures, villains, humanoids, aliens, etc.) through a series of new options, new ideas, and new implementations of the same Savage Worlds mechanics. There's no need to create all new mechanics, just find a different way to use the current ones to great effect.

Ultimate Characters Guide includes:

  • Creating racial/background templates using a collection of physical, mental, and environmental aspects for all types of characters.
  • New universal Hindrances and Edges to add to the core rulebook, usable within any setting.
  • Two new types of skill uses: Supporting Skills and Complementary Skills. These new skill uses increase the possibilities for Group Rolls and the use of Knowledge bases.
  • A collection of Knowledge bases to choose from and how they can be applied to games using Supporting Skills and Complementary Skills.
  • A collection of Monstrous Abilities and how they translate to in-game use.
  • Ways to make encounters interesting and memorable through combat balance that doesn't require increasing Toughness.

Get more out of your characters and encounters with the Ultimate Characters Guide for Savage Worlds!

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Licensed Settings

Ancient World Judgment Day - 2nd Edition Mercenary Breed: Mercenary's Handbook Mercenary Breed: Galaxy Guide Mercenary Breed: Xenopedia Mythos

Savage Insider Magazine

Deluxe Issue #1: Modularity Issue #7: End of Days Issue #8: Technology at the Table Issue #9: Tales of the Weird Issue #10: Make it Epic

Universal Supplements

Ultimate Game Mechanics Guide: Ground Warfare Ultimate Roman Legions Guide Ultimate Three Kingdoms Guide Ultimate Pirates, Privateers and Plunder Guide Ultimate Mongol Empire Guide Ultimate Characters Guide Ultimate Knights Templar Guide Ultimate Celts Guide Ultimate Fey Guide Ultimate Age of Discovery Guide: Renaissance France Ultimate Settings Guide: Conspiracies Ultimate Characters Guide: Psionics Ultimate Antebellum Guide: Five Points Ultimate Medieval Guide: Feudal Japan Ultimate Dark Ages Guide: Vikings

Multi-Setting Bestiaries

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July 14th, 2017
I feel like while this book has a lot of really great ideas, the execution of those ideas is either sub-par or terrible. most of the edges are either very underpowered or very overpowered, often outperforming other edges with higher rank requirements [...]
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May 10th, 2016
I'm a n00b as regards to Savage Worlds. I disliked the starter templates of the fantasy races - especially Rahashan. Each Humans is uniquely different; why must the Non-humans be "cookie-cutter" copies. Using this book, I was able to take asp [...]
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September 9th, 2014
This book is a clear example that Savage Worlds is slowly being invaded by sub-par products, like in the days of the d20 Era. It is an obvious attempt at capitalizing on the popular system of the hour, by bringing a low value product on the market at [...]
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May 29th, 2014
The Ultimate Characters Guide is a must-have for anyone who plays or runs Savage Worlds. It shows how players and GMs can work within the SW system to create races, character types, and even individual characters that are unique and exactly what is des [...]
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