Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Starting the New Month off with a Look to the Future
I am still shocked by this whenever I think about it. Rifts is coming to Savage Worlds. A setting I've liked for 25 years is being converted to a system I've liked for 114 or so - ever since they first started discussing it in the wind-down of the original Deadlands. I can't think of a system that will make it more playable. SW is is lightning-quick compared to the massive-hit-point-beat-down of the original system. It's something I thought we would never see - an official, licensed, and approved conversion to another game. Palladium has been notably aggressive in preventing even fan conversions of Rifts to other game systems - now they're going to do it themselves. It's a tremendous about-face.
I'm not terribly interested in speculating on the "why" because in the end it doesn't really matter. It really appears to be happening, and there are good people involved all the way around.
I have to say that when the day comes that we can roll a wild die for our Juicers, Crazys, Dog Boys, Dragon Hatchlings, and yes, even the Glitter Boys, I will be picking that book up and trying to put together a session the very next chance I get.