Recently completed the Old-School Essentials Kickstarter and it got me interested in starting a new campaign using the Fantasy Grounds VTT. For the ‘theme’ I’m thinking of recreating either the “Knights of Belsirasin” or “Ghosts of Ezar’s War” campaign I briefly started many, many years ago. As far as the system, it’ll either be a heavily modded D&D 5e or Old-School Essentials one. Before using either I want to gritty it up, reskinning any classes and converting all of the equipment, in particular, the weapons.Read More
It appears the latest Fantasy Grounds VTT release includes a tool for building reference manuals. Previously, these were made manually, using a text editor such as Notepad++ which took lots of time and had a pretty steep learning curve to learn and remember all the markup text needed.
With this new tool, it should speed up reference manual creation exponentially. In any event, I’ll need to create all the ‘content’ before working on a reference manual as that is usually the last step in Fantasy Grounds module creation. I’ll try to put together and post some screenshots to show off its capabilities.Read More
Dwelling further on this I believe I will work up two different “Settings” so there will be 2 different “Fantasy Grounds modules” but one “book”. That way the GM can load the content for the setting he plans to run.
The first will be designed to fit Savage Worlds meaning all HârnMaster-like attributes, skills, etc., will be mapped to the core Savage Worlds content. For the most part they will retain the Savage Worlds naming conventions (i.e. using the Obese Hindrance as is, not referencing the HârnMaster Obesity Medical Trait). Ideally this is intended more towards running vanilla Savage Worlds in HârnWorld. Players will be able to build their PC’s using the existing Savage Worlds Character Creation steps using ‘Concepts’ for guidance.
The second will be what I would call more Hâ...Read More
As part of the ‘Design’ process of this project (and all of what I post is of course subject to change should obstacles be encountered), I am trying to stick to the following 3 main Columbia Games Hârn books, HârnMaster, Hârndex and HârnWorld. Ideally, I would like to have a separate “Fantasy Grounds” module covering the content for each of the above books BUT some information needs to be available in other modules. Upon initial review though, it may just be HârnMaster and Hârndex that need to be combined into a single module while HârnWorld would be its own module.
With weapons, using Spear for example, the information as far as weapon name, combat related information, weight, cost and weapon skill categories are found in HârnMaster (Spear is found on pages SKILL 19 and COMBAT ...Read More
Unfortunately, the original project stalled out about 3 years ago (got busy with a career change at age 55 and then the pandemic hit). Now that things are getting back to normal, my free time is opening up, and seeing the recent release of the Pathfinder for Savage Worlds I have decided to give it another go. The new project will also have a new name, HârnMaster for Savage Worlds. My plans are to avoid overcomplicating things this time around by sticking to the Core Savage Worlds Rules/Content as much as possible.
Archetypes: The newer Savage Worlds stuff I have looked over (for Savage Worlds Adventure Edition) seems to avoid using Archetypes and just reference/recommend concepts to build around...Read More
So, I’ve decided to run a Savage Worlds game (finally convinced my regular D&D group to give it a shot) though I’ve never even played the system before. Fantasy Grounds is our VTT of choice however, the setting that caught my attention, “All for One: Régime Diabolique”, doesn’t have a Fantasy Grounds module available for the 2nd Edition. Soooo, I decided to create one, for my personal use. Actually 2, a GM and Player module and even though they are far from complete, I’m certainly making progress.Read More
So I have decided to get back into designing some RPG content, in this case for Savage Worlds. Actually, it’s just creating a Fantasy Grounds module for use with their Savage Worlds ruleset of an already existing setting. I recently came across the “All for One: Régime Diabolique” setting from Triple Ace Games and thought it might be nice to GM a few sessions for my current D&D 5E group to mix things up and get them interested in the Savage Worlds RPG system.
To give an idea of the setting, it’s sort of like The Three Musketeers but with a supernatural element. An overview is posted below;
“The year is 1636 and France is a troubled nation. A great and terrible evil gnaws at its core, and darkness stalks the land. All that stands between chaos and order are the King’s Musketeers...
Samples of my ‘Savage Hârn’ weapons, armor and mundane items lists. I’m using HârnMaster 3 as the foundation and trying to stick to the items available in the HârnWorld Module. Still have lots to do, this is only a small portion of my work so far.Read More
Wow, who knew there was something like this already out there! This may save me a lot of time tweaking my Savage Harn.
Complete Handbook for playing AD&D-style games in Savage Worlds! Players Section includes races, classes, equipment, and descriptions of over 75 spells. Dungeon Masters Section includes NPC classes, rules for converting monsters, encounter charts for 13 types of terrain, random determination charts and descriptions for over 200 magic items, and complete rules on magic item creation
Get a copy from the Dragonsfoot website at Advanced Dungeons And SavagesRead More
I have been having this urge to really try out Savage Worlds using Fantasy Grounds but for the setting I keep gravitating back to Hârn. There is an older conversion out there that was started but I am seriously thinking of building out my own Savage Worlds pHârn.
Basically, what I am contemplating is running a Savage Worlds game set on the island of Hârn where that island and setting are basically transplanted to the planet of Krynn. The rest of Krynn has fallen to the Evil forces and now the Dragonlance events are finally encroaching on that remote and small part of the world.
Stay posted.Read More