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My Middle Name is Larceny: Supporting NPCs

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I need somewhere to put NPC stats for the current duet game, a globetrotting cat burglar campaign set in the 1970s starring one Beverley "Bev" Slick. This seems like a good enough place.
Keep in mind that as Savage Worlds NPCs, I just assigned stats as desired rather than "building" these characters. Keep in mind also that Bev started the game at Legendary.
Inspector Diego Alatriste XIII Special Agent Penelope “Penny” Slick
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Globetrotting cat-burglar Beverly “Bev” Slick’s Enemy [Minor] is actually two people, both of whom are bound to her by ties of love as well as duty.
Inspector Diego Alatriste XIII of INTERPOL is a suave Renaissance man, equally at home catching perps and cooking a gourmet meal. Having lost his heart to Bev Slick during an earlier case, he seeks to reform her as much as capture her. His obsession with Bev manifests as much as an insistence of always giving her the benefit of the doubt as it does to insisting that he’ll be the one to brin…

Globetrotting Cat Burglar Adventure Generator

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Between being inspired by finally watching Lupin the Third Part Four (the blue jacket series set in Italy) and not feeling like ingesting all the setting lore needed to really give Blue Rose a proper shot, Robin and I decided to run a 1970s-set globetrotting cat burglar Savage Worlds duet game. Unfortunately, there really isn’t much in the way of support materials for such a game.This isn’t that surprising; the particular mood and tone we’re going for isn’t found in that many works. Outside of the Lupin the Third franchise, there’s what? The Saint? Two Pink Panther movies? Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s series? Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief?Leverage – both TV series and RPG – come close without quite hitting the mark. The basic rulebook at least doesn’t really support the mood we want, and I don’t feel like paying $25 for the Leverage Companion, Vol. 1 (which, with its firearms rules and the like, might expand the game into more Lupintic territory). I can mine my copy of the main rules fo…

Jane Austen Playing Cards Kickstarter

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Help fund the Jane Austen Playing Cards Kickstarter by JohnEric Ligon and I will finally write and publish a Savage Worlds setting book for Regency romance.


While we all know Savage Worlds is great for Fast! Furious! Fun! action-adventure, my personal experience is that it’s also great for games of dueling wits. I’ve kicked around ideas for Savaging the world of Regency romances for practically as long as I’ve been writing Wine and Savages, and now I’ve found a great reason to revive that project.
There’s a Kickstarter running for what would be the perfect Action Cards for such a setting – the Jane Austen Playing Cards by John EricLigon – but it’s only slightly over halfway to its goal with just over a week left to run. If all of y’all help get the Kickstarter funded, I will compile and rewrite my extensive Regency posts into a coherent mini-setting guide.
Included will be: An introduction to the history of the Regency and the tropes of Regency romanceNew Background and Social EdgesExten…