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New owner can't find something in SWEX

 
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Kihu
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:58 pm    Post subject: New owner can't find something in SWEX Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I just picked up the SWEX and I can't seem to find any where that gives guidelines for how many bad guys you throw at players.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There really aren't any such guidelines in Savage Worlds, actually. It really comes down to "feel", and how many bad guys the GM realistically thinks should be present, and whether or not the enemies are wild cards or extras.

You can pile extras on the players. I try not to have more than 2 per PC, but I'm a bit of a softie. Of course, some extras are nastier than others, especially if they have monstrous abilities.

Wild cards are a totally different story, it comes down to how potent you want them to be and your design decisions when statting them up. I don't think I've ever had more than one wild card per PC in a combat situation.

Clint, the rules guru, also has an estimate guide based on damage output. It might be hosted on the Pinnacle site, as this question comes up semi-regularly, but I can't remember.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the quick reply and the guidelines you use. Also I'll try and find the resource that Clint wrote, if anyone has that link handy though that would be great.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's anything, it's the "Training Wheels Guide" in the downloads section. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get it to load right now. You might have better luck.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well there is this topic that may help ...
What every new Savage GM should know?
http://www.peginc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17493
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's on the forums in the archives. In fact, I just updated it at the first of the month; here's a direct link...

http://www.peginc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=219169&highlight=damage+rating#219169
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usually? A Wild Card can handle at least one Extra with d6s in everything and whatever standard equipment is for soldiers in your era.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Clint and GreenTongue for the links and thanks for the guideline SlasherEpoch.

Seems like a nice community around here. Thanks for the help!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:36 pm    Post subject: Re: New owner can't find something in SWEX Reply with quote

Kihu wrote:
I just picked up the SWEX and I can't seem to find any where that gives guidelines for how many bad guys you throw at players.


Ignore all the bad advice previously given. The correct answer is, "As many as it takes to kill them."

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