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Villains Abound for Savage Worlds brings you the Gamemaster

Villains Abound details super-powered villains for your Savage Worlds game. In this release is presented the Gamemaster. A master assassin who creates complex scenarios based upon pop and geek culture references with which to kill his prey, the Gamemaster is as deadly as he is both a genius and annoying.

The Gamemaster operates a customizable facility within which to capture, toy with, and kill his prey. His gadgetry and inventiveness has allowed him to arm himself with working replicas of gear and weapons taken out of his reference materials. He may seem like a joke, but once you enter his Dungeon, you'll need more than lucky rolls to survive an encounter with the Gamemaster.

This game references the Savage Worlds game system, available from Pinnacle Entertainment Group at www.peginc.com. Savage Worlds and all associated logos and trademarks are copyrights of Pinnacle Entertainment Group. Used with permission. Pinnacle makes no representation or warranty as to the quality, viability, or suitability for purpose of this product.

This product is compatible with material found in the Super Powers Companion (Second Edition)

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February 01, 2015 3:31 am UTC
PURCHASER
I'd love to submit my 2 cents... I totally get the humor! I purchased this, read it, and continued to laugh. My favorite kind of humor is self-depricating. Obviously this particular product is not for people that get offended easy, but it's been my experience that gamers tend to not be so sensitive. Maybe I've just lucked out with the groups I've gamed with over the years.
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Steven T February 01, 2015 3:49 am UTC
PUBLISHER
I'm glad you enjoyed it. The character has lots of potential as a villain while being an in-joke at your table.
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Colin B January 08, 2015 4:08 pm UTC
Steven T, arguing with potential customers over whether or not they should find your products as hilarious as you clearly do is not a good way to get your products sold. I didn't say I missed the joke with Comic Book Guy: I get why he's funny to some people. It's just that those people are usually those outside of the comics/games/sci-fi/fantasy industry who don't understand our passion and deride it for that reason. Finding the same mockery coming from within the industry is a slap in the face. I'm fine with parody, but when you expect to turn a profit within the gaming community while simultaneously laughing at them, you're doomed to failure, especially when your sole argument is 'What, can't you people take a joke?' Gamers, in my experience, have some of the most sophisticated sense of humour of any people I know, but we suffer enough from the public's perception of our hobby. When the same perception comes from within the hobby, it undermines everything we stand for. You're right though, there is a joke here:...See more
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Steven T January 08, 2015 5:15 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
First off, although I appreciate customer feedback and input, I'm quite fine with how I sell my product. I don't really sit back for that whole "customers can say whatever they want and expect no repercussions" tack; the customer, quite frankly, is not always right. If you choose to publicly misrepresent one of my products and try putting words in my mouth and intent in my actions, you're going to get a response from me. It's part of my elfish charm.

Second, you're wrong when you say I'm "simultaneously laughing at them." You're talking like I'm not myself a gamer. You're also mistaking "hey, let's all laugh together at this common misconception outsiders have about us and instead turn it into something over-the-top fun" for "what, can't you people take a joke?" That is, literally, what self-depreciating humour is: making a joke that applies to oneself. And, since this character was originally written for Better Mousetrap in 2007, when I was predominantly Gamemastering...See more
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Steven T January 08, 2015 5:37 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Oh, and something worth noting ... You've portrayed your judgment of this product as one that is informed -- you earlier said you had "looked at the character" in order to arrive at your belief it's making fun of gamers instead of, as I claim, making fun of the stereotype.

Yet there's no "Emma" who has yet purchased it. Indeed, no account with a female name has purchased it so far. And, if you had bought it (which, in my opinion, is something one would need to do to claim they "looked at the character" considering I've not made it available to freely examine elsewhere) under another (male) name, I have to wonder why, as a customer, you chose to attack it in the open comments section, here? If you bought it so you could have "looked at the character," you'd be able to make a customer review -- meaning you could have added a 1/5 star and scathing judgment instead of posting here, where non-customers can say whatever they like without ever having to actually look...See more
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Colin B January 08, 2015 9:25 pm UTC
I said 'looked at', not bought. As a notorious impulse-shopper, I usually find the synopsis from the publisher and a quick skim of the material in the preview to be adequate to help me decide whether to buy a product or not. What I saw was sufficient for me to take offense. The fact that your only response to my offense is to defend yourself and your products tells me how little you regard your customers and their opinions. Also, saying that you based this writing off personal experience still doesn't make it indicative of the gaming public as a whole. I never put words in your mouth or intent in your actions...I merely demonstrated what could be construed from your 'joke'. You've chosen not to take that seriously. The customer may not always be right, but they always have a right to comment at products that offend them. My reaction is not 'off-base'. Your lack of empathy for it is.
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Colin B January 08, 2015 9:27 pm UTC
Also, thank you. I hadn't noticed that 'Better Mousetrap' was one of your products. Now I know that, it's being removed from my wishlist forthwith.
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Steven T January 08, 2015 10:22 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
To quote you, you accuse this product of "deriding" the gaming community, directing "mockery" at it, laughing at my customer base, and that my "sole argument" (I guess you meant my argument in defense of your belief I was making fun of people) is 'What, can't you people take a joke?"

So yes, you were making accusations without having seen the product, and putting words in my mouth and intent in my actions. You're still doing it by saying I have no regard for my customers. I have a high regard for my customers, but it doesn't mean they are automatically correct or that I have to listen to ever negative, inflammatory comment they say about my product or me personally with a smile on my face. Expecting me to have empathy for your misunderstood belief of what the product does is ridiculous.

Indeed, if you'd bothered to actually read the product you'd find out it presents the character in the OPPOSITE light you accuse it of. The character is, as his story...See more
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Colin B January 09, 2015 3:25 am UTC
Oh dear...not used to being called on your nonsense, I take it? Never mind. I hear Palladium are still hiring. Something to consider when your company's inevitable collapse occurs. In the meantime, please, do grow up.
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Steven T January 09, 2015 10:52 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Ah, entitlement ...
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Colin B January 08, 2015 12:32 pm UTC
Fair points on both sides, so I did what Steven T suggested and looked at the character. Nope, still agree with the B on this one: all the art of this character is doing is perpetuating a stereotype that we gamers are still working hard to shake off. Calling it a 'self-depreciating spoof' doesn't alter that, I'm afraid. And no, I don't find Comic Book Guy funny either.
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Steven T January 08, 2015 1:11 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
The fact you miss the joke with Comic Book Guy should have been a strong indicator you weren't going to like the product and were going to miss the joke here, as well. Humour isn't universal, but just because you miss the joke doesn't equate perpetuating a stereotype. The fact you know there's a joke there, whether you like it or not, indicates as much. That's the unfortunate nature of parody and why so many people continue to cite Onion articles like they are real.
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the B January 08, 2015 9:35 am UTC
Yeah because having the art of a character called "the game master" be a fat poorly dressed guy with an un-tucked shirt that says gamers make better lovers and blanket cape isn't insulting in the least to the people that run rpgs. I'm glad its not the savage worlds designers that made this (pinnacle entertainment seem like good guys) Perhaps I just have a terrible sense of humor my but honest response to this is. Go XXX yourselves Misfit Studios.
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Steven T January 08, 2015 12:13 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Might I suggest that looking at the character first before you commented would have been appropriate instead of getting outraged in your ignorance? The character is meant to be a self-depreciating spoof of two characters: Arcade, from Marvel, and Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons.
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