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12TM: Fear Effects: Savaged edition $3.25 $2.44
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12TM: Fear Effects: Savaged edition
Publisher: Pinnacle Entertainment
by SJ B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/20/2013 16:14:54
So far the best purchased Ive made on RPGNow!

So useful and full of variety and awesome flavorful options!

Thank you so much for offering this :)

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
12TM: Fear Effects: Savaged edition
Publisher: Pinnacle Entertainment
by Daniel H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/24/2009 16:54:18
A decent little addition to a Savage Worlds toolbox, considering the price.

The 13 pages are reduced by the cover, credits page, intro page, and product placement page to 9 pages of content. Of these 9 pages, 6 pages are tables upon which you can roll random fear effects.

Frights are divided up into levels, and the effect failure has on your character seems to step up nicely. That said, however, you're only going to get much use out of these tables if you are the type to use random selection of effects rather than assigning a condition or reaction freeform. Much of this product's usefulness depends heavily on your GMing/playing style. That's not a bad thing, necessarily, but it is a consideration.

Overall, the supplement achieves what it sets out to accomplish, which is add to the fear mechanics already present in Savage Worlds. Whether it does so in a way that you will enjoy or not is pretty much that one issue: do you like rolling randomly on big tables of stuff?

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
12TM: Fear Effects: Savaged edition
Publisher: Pinnacle Entertainment
by Chris G. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 04/29/2007 00:00:00
Scaring people in a role playing game can be tough. It takes a lot of the right elements to make players experience the fear and it really does not take much to have them removed from fear. A simple car alarm going off, a player just not into it, a phone call; anything can really take the players out of the horror game at least mentality. They can play scared, but it just is not the same as actually being scared. Sometimes a DM needs to just place in rules to effect the characters knowing that bringing horror to the players might be too much to ask for. There have been a few different systems that have tried this like Beyond the Supernatural and Call of Cthulthu have used different rules to do this in the past. I think Ravenloft for D&D as well as D20 also had similar fear like rules in them. Fear Effects once again brings the fear mechanics to the game.

Fear Effects is by a small publisher who really has been making an effort to bring horror back the game. 12 to Midnight has a few really nice adventures and supplements that move in the more traditional horror ways. Fear Effects is written by Ed Wetterman and this thirteen page book is well laid out. There is not a lot of art in her and it does consist of about half table but it is nicely organized and easy to use. The PDF has two formats one designed for printing and the other for one screen use. This is my preferred way to see the books as it gives me the best of both worlds. The on screen on is nicely book marked and should be really easy to use at the gaming table from a computer or lap top.

The book is fairly simple. It introduces fear checks that are basically saving throws into the game. There are different levels of severity in the saves and the tables cover a lot of bad things that can happen to a character. The check can be modified by some options and I really like what they have there. One gets a bonus if they experience fear with others but a nice negative if they are alone. That is simple and makes a lot of sense. The tables of effects are pretty complete as it covers about six pages of the book.

This is a very simple book to determine if one needs it and that makes things easy. If one needs horror checks or wants to experiment with them in one?s game then the book is what one is after. On the other hand if one sees no reason for adding mechanical and rule oriented fear checks to the game then the book is better left on the self. The table are good for other horror games as ideas for what to do to characters that experience great fear. World of Darkness and Call of Cthulthu games can especially benefit from more ways to mess with the characters but of course one will need to do more converting and figure out how these will exactly work in other rule sets.

QUALITY: Acceptable

VALUE: Satisfied


Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
12TM: Fear Effects: Savaged edition
Publisher: Pinnacle Entertainment
by Anthony C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/13/2007 00:00:00
All in all, another great product from 12 to Midnight.

QUALITY: Very Good

VALUE: Satisfied


Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
12TM: Fear Effects: Savaged edition
Publisher: Pinnacle Entertainment
by Benjamin S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/24/2006 00:00:00
While not an adventure in itself, Fear Effects expands quite nicely on the Savage Worlds "Fear" table. Instead of the stock 10 items, now you have 5x fold (or more) options... A simple D100 role will give you a result, which makes it Fast, Fun, and Fearful....


LIKED: Simplicity, and it gave exaactly what it promised.

DISLIKED: It would of been nice if it hand been bundled / rolled into Brainwashed as was originally planned (per the preface).

QUALITY: Very Good

VALUE: Very Satisfied


Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
12TM: Fear Effects: Savaged edition
Publisher: Pinnacle Entertainment
by Alan B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/27/2005 00:00:00
So a while back I ran a horror game for a few sessions, worked up to using the fear tables in savage worlds and they did a job. However it didn't take me long to realise that if I were going to run a long term horror campaign that would get pretty dry and repetitive very quickly. So this was of reat interest to me and it reallly delivers. To be honest it wouldn't take much tinkering to adapt these rules to plug into most any system, they are easy and perhaps more importantly cover a lot options. My congratulations to everyone at 12 to midnight for being the first people to do something like this and do it well. I think it needed doing beingt the first people in and setting the bar so high will do them proud

LIKED: Its easy, yeah there is a lot of table in there but it just isn't an issue.

DISLIKED: The cover image kind of put me off at first, but I've got to say after printing it off it is actually pretty swish. But that would be all.

QUALITY: Excellent

VALUE: Very Satisfied


Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
12TM: Fear Effects: Savaged edition
Publisher: Pinnacle Entertainment
by Jeffrey C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/30/2005 00:00:00
A great addition to any Savage Worlds game with horror/fear.

LIKED: Well thought out mechanics, good research into nuerosis.

DISLIKED: Cover art was a bit over hte top

QUALITY: Excellent

VALUE: Very Satisfied


Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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