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Thrilling Tales 2nd Edition (Savage Worlds)
by Chad W. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/25/2019 22:32:03

Adamant seems to be in hibernation, which is a real shame, especially since Triple Ace has gone to another ruleset. That means that those of us who love pulp and weirdness AND Savage Worlds don't have much other than aging Thrilling Tales stuff to rely upon. Thrilling Tales is great, don't get me wrong, but it desperately needs a SWADE update, better layout and more consistent art. I still give it Five Stars because it's the best thing going for those of us who still listen to The Shadow and I Love a Mystery in our cars. There is no better compendium for running a Weird Pulp SW campaign. But seriously Adamant folks, throw us a bone here, give us an updated Thrilling Tales.



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Star System (#1) - Intro & Generator
by Itai G. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/13/2019 18:42:08

It's not really a product. It's more a short list of things you might find in a sci-fi setting. However, it has a random plot generator table that is pretty cool, and, you can easily translate it into other settings and genres.



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zThe Sword of Gaia
by Itai G. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 04/27/2019 18:34:00

I wish I had more to say about this, but I don't and now it's gone.



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zThe Heart of Darkness
by Itai G. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 04/27/2019 18:31:18

Heart of Darkness is a campaign setting and playing aid for Dreamwalker: Roleplaying in the Land of Dreams and Dreamwalker: Diceless Roleplaying in the Land of Dreams. It has no stats, not crunch, it's just fluff, descriptions of the kingdom of malice. It can easily converted to be used in many other occult settings, like Mage, Unknown Armies, etc. and is short and to the point.



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Time Bomb
by David J. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 03/18/2019 01:04:58

The idea that a new nuclear power would have a big enough stockpile to mount a nuclear exchange capable of devastating the entire world is something I'd probably balk at as a player. In a lot of ways it would be better to stick with Russia. But the idea of future versions of established campaign characters coming back to kill a PC to keep them from starting World War III has a lot of appeal. There are no battle maps. The artwork is kind of random with only some of the characters illustrated while other pictures appearing to be generic superhero/villain images. I found myself wondering "Is that Dryad? No, it's a man."



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FREE d20 to FATE Conversion Guide
by Jim B. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 12/06/2018 08:29:06

This conversion guide is now somewhat dated. The guide was released in 2007 (11 years ago as I write this). That's right about when Evil Hat started using Fate (the word) instead of FATE (the acronym). More to the point, it's 6 years before Fate Core and Fate Accelerated were released, and it's when d20 3.5 was the latest d20 release.

The guide is most useful if you're converting from d20 Modern to Spirit of the Century. It has you create up to 10 aspects, just as you'd get for a player character in SotC. It maps d20 Modern skills to SotC skills.

If you're not specifically converting from d20 Modern to SotC, this guide won't do much for you. You'll have to come up with your own skill mappings. The Fate "aspect economy" in Core and Accelerated would have you create no more than 5 aspects instead of 10. You'd come up with your own conversions for creating stress tracks. You could still use the guide's conversions from d20 ability modifiers to levels on the Fate ladder. The guide already suggests that you create Fate stunts from scratch instead of trying to convert anything to stunts, so that guidance can still be applied to newer editions of Fate.



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MARS: Savage Worlds Edition
by Rodney O. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/23/2018 08:26:52

A great product if you are bored with normal fantasy and want some rayguns as well. This is clearly in the classic John Carter / Flash Gordon pulp science fantasy tradition and it does it extremely well. Lots of good setting background and a very good Plot Point campaign. Artwork is getting a little dated, but it's still very playable.



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Thrilling Tales Adventure Omnibus (Savage Worlds)
by Rodney O. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/23/2018 08:24:13

If you like 30s pulp, you are in the right place. These are top-notch adventures that will keep your players well, thrilled :-) Although these adventures are written for the Thrilling Tales supplement, you could easily run them with just the basic Savage Worlds core rules alone. A great purchase for all pulp fans.



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Thrilling Tales 2nd Edition (Savage Worlds)
by Rodney O. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 06/16/2018 03:29:55

A fantastic resource for 1920-1930s roleplaying. Great background info, lots of period gear, loads of villains, an excellent adventure generator, and a great 5 chapter plot point campaign. The only thing I don't like is their suggestion of running a game with one super character and all his assistants (a la Doc Savage). While that may be true to the pulp heritage, it doesn't make for a fulfilling RPG session. That niggling criticism aside, this is a must-have package if you like pulp adventure.



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City-States of Mars: Korium
by David D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/02/2018 22:27:26

An excellent setting book. Huge amount of detail on the region, its cultures, political factions, and it's history. Tons of plot hooks which relate to the region. A large NPC gallery. Edited for easy reading rather than easy referencing during play.



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Face of Mars
by David D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/02/2018 22:25:58

An excellent dungeon crawl complete with memorable monsters and villains, a great story, and the opportunity for politicking. It is somewhat hamepered by bad editing and many spelling and grammatical errors.



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Sell-Swords of Mars
by David D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 02/09/2018 12:15:04

The exact 'Martian Campaign' I've been hoping to write and run for years. Someone else beat me to it!

Edgar Rice Burroughs' Mars is invaded by HG Wells' Martians!

Tripods vs Sky Galleons! Red Men vs Grey Men!

A great romp through several intrigues, battles, and dungeons

One of the best 'Adventure Paths' I've seen published for any system.



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MARS: Savage Worlds Edition
by David D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 02/09/2018 12:11:24

Really great fun, a wonderful and complete product I cannot recommend enough either to fans of Sword and Planet or rookies looking to learn what it's all about.

Includes character options for Red Men, Green Men, White Apes, Synthoids, and Grey Men in enough detail to play multiple character types from each race.

Equipment and vehicles for Mars including Sky Galleons and Martian Tripods.

Includes a Gazeteer of Mars including 4 Red-Martian City-States as well as the homes of the other races and several wilderness area. Their version of the 'Martian Underdark' is especially interesting

A small Bestiary, Introductory Adventure and Random Adventure Generator are included as well as an essay on 'How to GM Sword and Planet Stories'

Excellent black and white art throughout. The PDF is bookmarked.



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Venture 4th: Pact of Ghosts
by Jim C. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/24/2017 23:25:47

Even early in its development, this really is a nice piece of work for 4th edition.



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Thrilling Tales 2nd Edition (Savage Worlds)
by Joseph H. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/14/2017 21:11:30

Everything in this book is absolutely perfect for portraying the pulps as most people know them, though there is ONE small problem.

The prices for items are absurdly low. I like to think that Savage Worlds (like most other generic systems with gear listed by dollar value) abstracts what the value of $1 is... and this is very true of all the "X Companion" books that Pinnacle itself has come out with. Thrilling tales however has the option of a .38 detective special for a mere $25, which is WAY too cheap given the default $500 starting cash, and the usual value of a nearly equivelent pistol bottoming out at between $100 and $200 in the core book.

To clarify, this makes two MREs or K-Rations, plus one canteen equal in cost to a .38 detective special. That's not exactly realistic in any setting, and it makes food utterly not worth purchasing if you have anything above a D4 in Survival. I generally just change the prices to fit the ones in core books, but the fact this makes it necessary to do so means one less star.



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Creator Reply:
To be absolutely clear, the prices presented in Thrilling Tales 2nd Edition (Savage Worlds) are historically accurate, not abstracted. The prices were taken from various period sources of the 1930s. Whereas this does mean that the prices do not compare easily with those in the Pinnacle core releases, they are true to the period of the game. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
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