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WWII Weapon Cards for Savage Worlds

Savage Worlds FanThis is me finally delivering on a very old promise.  Some time ago we published a set of Modern Weapon Cards for use with Savage worlds (see here).  They were generally well received and we immediately set about producing additional sets, however, I got distracted by Zombies…  Instead of making a World War II deck to go with the modern weapons I ended up making a deck of “improvised” weapons (see here) for use in a game of “War of the Dead” that I was running at the time.  Then for one reason and another I simply never got around to thinking about weapon cards again for quite a while.  Anyway nearly two years later here is the first of the WWII card decks, Germany and Great Britain, (I say first because there are plans afoot to produce a USA and Japan Deck – but on past history it might take a while).

So, if like me you find that you are constantly updating your weapons list on your character sheet to reflect that latest cool equipment that you have been able to wrest from the hands of a fallen enemy, or have been provided with by His Majesty’s quartermaster then our WWII weapon cards might be just what you need.

Using the Weapon Decks means no more crossing out old weapons on your character sheet. They allow you to easily and visually trade your weapons with other players and the cards are quick and easy to reference during combat.  Each card records the vital statistics for a specific weapon; Range, Damage, Rate Of Fire, Minimum Strength, Weight, Shot Capacity, AP and other notes.

wwii-card-spread_smlThe statistics are my interpretations, so they may in some instances vary (ever so slightly) from the core rulebook(s) – this is because there are plenty of other references out there and I’ve chosen the ones that I like best, I’ve drawn upon the Savage Worlds Deluxe rules, Achtung Cthulhu, Realms of Cthulhu, Weird Wars – Weird War II for inspiration, as well as other real world historical resources to hopefully provide the best statistics for each weapon.

This pack provides a combination of classic British and German weapons of the Second World War (sixteen from each country). Including handguns, sub-machine guns, machine guns, rifles, shotguns, mortars, fighting knives grenades and other surprises. In addition you will find a page of blank cards to record your own stats, a page of card backs and a print and fold tuck box in which to keep your cards.

You can download the WWII Weapons Deck here, by clicking on the card image or by visiting our download stacks.

We hope you enjoy them,

Ia! F’tagn!

Derek.

More weapon cards to come…

 

Chainsaw

I have had some very positive feedback on the weapon cards deck that we published earlier this week (see here) and it has been downloaded quite a few times already.  So on that basis I thought I would share a sample of the artwork that I am using for a smaller set of “Improvised Weapons” cards that I am going to use with a Savage Worlds – War Of The Dead game that I will be running later this month, and of course when completed we will share the cards here at miskatonic.co.uk free to download as always.

For a zombie horror game, the ultimate improvised weapon has to the chainsaw, so here in all its “gory” (click the picture to enlarge), is the chainsaw card that I am working on.  The aim is to post a set of sixteen improvised weapons before the end of the month – so watch this space.

I’m also working on Modern Weapons Deck#2 which will include the various rifles and small arms from the core Savage Worlds rules that were left out of Deck#1, along with a few specials.  We are also looking at possibly doing a set of 2nd World War focussed weapons, 16 classic British and 16 German weapons.

Enjoy,

Ia! F’tagn!

Derek.

Modern Weapon Cards – Deck #1

Savage Worlds FanIt’s been a while since we had a decent resource to share with you all, but we are really quite pleased with this one.

We are happy to present for your enjoyment a set of 32 Modern weapons with statistics on handy cards, for use in your game of Savage Worlds. The deck contains rifles, shotguns, handguns, assault rifles, sub-machine guns and a selection of other useful items.

All the weapons stats your players need, always in one convenient place.

If like me you find that you are constantly updating your weapons list on your character sheet to reflect that latest cool equipment that you have been able to wrest from the hands of a fallen enemy, or have been provided with by “Q Division”, then our modern weapon cards might be just what you need.

Flamethrower - Click to enlarge

No more crossing out old weapons on your character sheet. You can easily trade your weapons with other players. The cards are quick and easy to reference during combat.

Each card records the vital statistics for a specific weapon; Range, Damage, Rate Of Fire, Minimum Strength, Weight, Shot Capacity, AP and other notes.

This pack provides eight handguns, and four each of rifles, assault rifles, Sub-Machine Guns, Shotguns, Explosives and four other miscellaneous weapons including everyone’s favorite the M9A1-7 Flamethrower.

In addition you will find a page of blank cards to record your own stats and a print and fold tuck box in which to keep your cards.  You can download the card deck here.

Happy New Year

Dear Derek...To all our visitors, we wish a very happy new year and hope that the holiday season has been kind to you.

The end of 2012 was a difficult time for miskatonic.co.uk, with work (the day job) taking up most of my time there has been nothing new of note posted here at msikatonic.co.uk since Halloween, which just isn’t good enough.  We were admittedly hedging our bets with regard to the world ending because the Mayans hadn’t bothered with a new calendar, would have been a shame to waste any good content…

So its my resolution that we will aim to bring you many nice shiny posts through 2013, hopefully including some submissions from guest posters and continuing the Publisher Spotlight section to help bring attention to those publishers that we feel are really making a difference with their products.

In 2012 we saw, and participated in a a host of Kickstarter projects and to a lesser extent  Indiegogo campaigns focussed on roleplaying games.  In recognition of this trend, we intend to feature what we feel are the best of the current crop of investment opportunities for your hard earned gold pieces.

I know the end of 2012 was a little barren – but please stick with us, it promises to be a very exciting 2013.

Ia! F’tagn

Derek.

Obsidian Apocalypse – KICKSTARTER

Obsidian Apocalypse - Kickstarter“From out of the dark and forbidding heavens hurtles a great meteor, black as night itself; it carves through Abaddon’s atmosphere, calves into massive sections and rains down upon the world in great shards. It obliterates cities, shatters the living rock, sends tidal waves swamping over islands and drowns the coasts, ignites volcanoes, and sets the ground quaking. Eight in ten or more of the sentient population of Abaddon are killed in moments. No sorcery, no prayer, no force of arms, nor cunning with the builder’s craft can stand against the destruction. Those who survive find themselves in the ruins of civilization, surrounded by the corpses of their nations, overwhelmed by death, and living beneath a soot-black sky. Their suffering does not end there.”

Its easy to get excited about a kickstarter project like this, but I’m also excited about the passion behind the project – in a recent promo email LPJ Design stated that they want “to make a Pathfinder product that players and fans will be talking about for years. I want this product to be LPJ Design’s Tomb of Horrors. The one you can’t forget. I want people to talk about this product and get a little smile in the corner of their mouth remember how their PC was killed and how amazing it was when it happened.”  For sure this is a grand ambition, it certainly made me think about how my character bit the dust in Tomb of Horrors, and maybe it is about time that other companies like LPJ set their sights on helping another generation of roleplayers experience that feeling.  Only time will tell if this will be the success they hope for.  But certainly here at miskatonic.co.uk we wish them all the best and are proud to be one of the supporters of their project.

Take a look at the free “Obsidian Apocalypse: World of Abaddon” download at RPGNow today (click here), and then scurry along and pledge your pennies to support this project.

Derek.