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Shadowdragon
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:52 pm    Post subject: Scary Tales? Reply with quote

A while ago I seem to remember someone creating a setting based on twisted versions of classic fairy tales. There was a web site with some short stories to preview the setting, including one where the Big Bad Wolf goes phycho and chases Red Ridinghood around before she kills him (I think she blew him away with the hunters shotgun?). What happened to that setting? Is it still being made or was it dropped?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the link to the site...

I havn't heard anything from them is some time.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last I heard, the manuscript had been sent to PEG. But that was a while ago and I've heard nothing else since.

Seeing as how Scairy Tales is a setting intended to be published by PEG, it would be more appropriate to discuss it at the Official Setting board.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wait for it since 2004. It was one of 3 reasons I bought the first edition Savage Worlds rules back then......
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I understand (which could be entirely wrong), Scairy Tales, like some other settings, is really dependent on its creator, and last I heard, he has "retired" from gaming.

But like I said, could be wrong; that's not any kind of "inside" information.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can "retire" from gaming?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

XcomSquaddie wrote:
You can "retire" from gaming?


I hear that the pension isn't that great!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Claire wrote:
XcomSquaddie wrote:
You can "retire" from gaming?


I hear that the pension isn't that great!


Sadly, neither is the job you're retiring from. Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sitting Duck wrote:
Last I heard, the manuscript had been sent to PEG. But that was a while ago and I've heard nothing else since.

Seeing as how Scairy Tales is a setting intended to be published by PEG, it would be more appropriate to discuss it at the Official Setting board.


Oh, I didn't know it was an official setting, I thought it was 3rd party.

It's too bad Scairy Tales fell through. I've been reading the Fables comic recently and I'm starting to think how interesting it would be to turn into a Savage Worlds campaign. Scairy Tales was the only setting I could think of that was already pretty close to what I'm looking for. It would have made a good base to build the campaign from. Oh well, I guess I'll have to see about making the setting from scratch then.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still if it won't get published any longer, maybe we get a free release? Confused
If it gets published even better!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Folks,

Yeah, I 'retired' from gaming about 2 years ago primarily because I lacked the time to devote to it, although I'm getting the itch again. We'll see how that turns out.

As to Scairy Tales, it's complete...100% finished, and has been for several years now. Due to a miscommunication, I wrote it all in the wrong format, and was rejected by PEGINC. If I want to turn it in again, I must rewrite/reformat the entire thing, and I don't have the time or heart to do that right now. Maybe soon.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crap.. that's bad news twice.. 1st you quit gaming..
2nd that sc won't be coming out..

pardon my ignorance.. but what do you me wrong format?
the page layout wrong?
it's in microsoft word and not word perfect?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marshal,

Sometime ago, Shane & Zeke taught me how to do actual layout with Adobe Pagemaker (The Feeding Frenzy for those who remember) and told me to do my own layout to spare them the effort. Good deal.

Through the various iterations of management that mandate had apparently changed, so when I finally turned in ST (using Adobe InDesign) two years ago, it was rejected. Simon told me it had to be in Word format...or basically stripping it out of all the layout work I had done. Since I didn't have Word (Mac guy), I would have to download Open Office, and cut and paste and reformat the entire text...meaning find everything that was supposed to be Bold or Italics or whatever, and redo it. It is a monumental effort of time consumption. The most boring, detailed, busy work, and I didn't have the time or the heart to take that task on, so ST has just rotted on my digital shelf for the last two years.

The possibly good news is I spoke with Shane today and he wants to see my InDesign file, apparently (I could be wrong) to determine if PEG still even wants ST, and if so, whether I would have to reformat it or if the InDesign file is adequate.

I'll keep everyone apprised of any progress.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SavageBrent wrote:
I'll keep everyone apprised of any progress.


Please do. It seems to be a quite interesting setting.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crap..
i know there are some programs that change formats on files, from one type to another, i was just wondering if there was something like that, that could be done.

looks like you've already considered that.

i'm still looking forward to it..whenever that may be.. as long as it's not when never.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear this Brent. Especially since I bugged you about this last month in an unrelated thread. Smile

Scairy Tales is THE reason my entire gaming group got into Savage Worlds. We signed up for an event at Gen Con years back thinking it was a Deadlands variant, and ended up at a Scairy Tales game ran by Brent. The whole table was filled by my gaming group (who goes to the Con together each year). Afterwards, we ran to the Pinnacle booth to pick up the rules.

Of course, we have since played every flavor and campaign of Savage Worlds that has come out. We even have Fantasy Grounds to do it with our friends who have moved away. But our origins, and hearts, still lie with Scairy Tales.

And I NEVER can think of Prince Charming, Papa Bear, and the Gingerbread Man the same way again. Smile We took the characters we ran at Brent's demo game at Gen Con, and kept using them during his playtesting, and long afterwards in an extended Scairy Tales campaign. I think they are all Veteran now!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve,

Yep, that GenCon game is fondly rembered. It was at 6 AM, and I didn't think anyone was going to show up for it, and you guys were already waiting for me at the table! And what made it so great was that you guys totally jumped into the mood and setting without hesitation and ran with it making the whole experience fantastic, and whether you realize it or not, it influenced me heavily in the direction the book was written.

I still crack up over Tom's characterization of Prince Charming.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, Tom had the greatest Prince Charming. It was like Dudley Do Right trying to control the A-Team. Smile

For those who never got to see anything of Scairy Tales, it has the most unique feel of any campaign I have ran, and definately the most enjoyable locations. I fondly remember my player's trip to the Pumpkin Patch to rescue the princess. Sure...it sounds like a pleasant place. Until you find the decapitated bodies and the maneating gourds! Smile I busted out my Halloween decorations for that with play-doh creatures, and still have pictures somewhere where we posted on the playtest message board.

And one of the final campaign battles defending Prince Charming's castle from the hordes of nightmare creatures. The last stand, so to speak. Oh...I think we need to dust that campaign off for a reboot!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think of the shrek movies... but not as.. nice.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't it be easy to get Scairy Tales published by another company?
Maybe there is even use for the existing layout.
Ravaged Earth for example was published really fast, once it go taken over by Reality Blurs.
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