Saturday, May 10, 2008

Savage Worlds Goes Digital

Via the Evil DM comes word of Savage Worlds Online:

Digital Adventures, LLC and Pinnacle Entertainment Group are proud to present Savage Worlds Online, a new community designed to support and bring together gamers using the Savage Worlds Ruleset for Fantasy Grounds II to play their favorite Savage setting online with friends across the globe!

At the moment Savage Worlds Online (SWO) supports a forum for everything Savage World and Fantasy Grounds, and a gaming calendar for linking up with other SWO members to find or host a game. There will also be product giveaways from Savage Worlds licensees, gaming and development blogs, officially sponsored PEG events, product support, gaming advise, and all great geekness associated with the Savage Worlds setting from Australia to Denmark to England to Arizona!

In the future we'll also have a live chat area for players to form ad hoc games, officially sponsored organized play events, discounts on SW Fantasy Grounds downloads and other Savage Worlds products, and much more down the road.

Frankly, I think this is a wonderful idea and I'd love to see more like it. If you're a small-time RPG publisher (and if you're not WotC or White Wolf, this probably includes you), the internet is a real equalizer for your game. Not only can it be used to help gamers anywhere in the world find someone else to play your game with, it can allow you to run demo games in front of the entire world, rather than just the small audience you manage to attract at your local con.

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