MACE West 2020: Savage Kingdoms 3e, with game creator Mike Yow
Mike Yow will be joining us at MACE West 2020 to run his fantasy RPG, Savage Kingdoms. He will be running not only his new Savage Kingdoms 3rd Edition (recently Kickstarted).
Friday 8 pm
Savage Kingdoms 3rd Ed.
The Shadow Throne
The Shadow Throne utilizes the Savage Kingdoms Playtest Rules for its upcoming 3rd edition release (and Kickstarter campaign), by local game designer and actor Mike Yow. In the southern reaches of Skathia, not far from the wintry borders of Mulovia, a local jarl – once known for his generosity and honorable nature – has become jaded and melancholy. Perhaps it is the recent death of his daughter or the icy claws of Mulovian necromancy at play? The jarl’s wife is has her own suspicions and, in turn, has invited our sellsword heroes to investigate under the guise of traveling merchants. Will the mystery be solved, or will the heroes become embroiled in something far darker than they might have imagined? Savage Kingdoms is an immersive sword-and-sorcery themed RPG which uses but the roll of a single d20 to resolve all actions, including combat. This helps to spur the action on and streamlines the overall narrative of the player-characters’ story.
Saturday 8 pm
Savage Kingdoms 3rd Ed.
Blood and Iron
Blood and Iron utilizes the Savage Kingdoms Playtest Rules for its upcoming 3rd edition release (and Kickstarter campaign), which offers a more streamlined iteration of the immersive sword-and-sorcery themed RPG by local game designer and actor Mike Yow. In the far reaches of the Emerald Islands, in the tribal kingdom of Faerland, dead things have been found in the woods and marshes of late – birds, beasts, even men. As a dark veil falls upon the land, some whisper of ancient curses and faerie spirits and things that go bump in the night. Savage Kingdoms uses but the roll of a single d20 for all action resolution, including combat, a mechanism that keeps the game swift and visceral as the narrative remains focused on the player-characters’ story.
About Savage Kingdoms
Savage Kingdoms is the brain child of Mike Yow, a long-time RPGer, dabbling game designer, and professional actor. First published in 2014, Savage Kingdoms: Reforged – this current project – is a full-color reimagining of not only the core rulebook, but the entire game line to come. In addition to full interior color and more artwork, the rules system has been tweaked and tightened up a bit, though perhaps not quite enough to warrant the moniker of “2nd Edition”.