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Rippers
Publisher: Pinnacle Entertainment
by Dan H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/04/2015 13:41:54
Most of Rippers is a light-hearted romp through popular 19th century literature. Its primary appeal is that the players cross paths with Captain Nemo, Sherlock Homes, Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, several characters from Bram Stoker's Dracula, Dr. Jeckell and Mr. Hyde, and so on. This is more silliness than I like in a campaign, so that alone made it unlikely that I would ever use Rippers.

At the same time, the story is tied to the literal existence of devils and hell, and the central secret of the story involves the players' allies (and possibly the players themselves) becoming unknowingly condemned to eternal suffering for actions which they undertook for the purpose of saving the world. Rippers' don't-take-it-seriously silliness may keep you from finding this injustice as distasteful as I found it.

In other respects Rippers is a well-crafted and inventive implementation of the plot-point format. Short adventures in sequence advance the main plot, side adventures are provided for use as the GM likes, and there are aids for adding additional adventures to the campaign. The package as a whole seems on the short side in comparison to the excellent ETU: Degrees of Horror, but still has material for several dozen hours of play.

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Rippers
Publisher: Pinnacle Entertainment
by john s. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/30/2012 09:46:41
Great setting. The book is well organized and very entertaining.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Rippers
Publisher: Pinnacle Entertainment
by Kevin D. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/23/2012 03:02:48
Rippers, my second favourite Savage Worlds setting (after Deadlands), this is the original version only available in PDF (unless you are very lucky), the long hoped for Explorer's Edition has yet to arrive.

The premise is simple take your favourite Victorian horror stories - Dracula, Frankenstein, Dr Jeykyll and Mr Hyde add some historical events with a twist - Jack the Ripper, create a party of extraordinary gentlemen (and ladies) who have been hired by Van Helsing to fight the evil and then add the option to allow the good guys to "rip" abilities from the monsters they fight and add them to themselves.

The concept of Rippertech is the best part of this game, by adding Werewolf claws for example your character's hand-to-hand capabilities are increased but at the cost of your very humanity, add too much Rippertech and your character may well become a monster the rest of the party have to put down!

The campaign rules include running your own lodge which means you have to find funding and recruits, and a mechanism to send your NPCs out to find the evil on their own missions to help "Hold back the night"

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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