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The world of Contagion is a dark and terrifying place. On the surface it is no different than the world you and I live in. Most people go on about their lives never realizing the terrors that walk among them.

Despite humanity’s vast ignorance, the horrors are there. Angels, demons, gods and Hellspawn make war in the shadows. Clergy and Slayers rise from the human flock to protect their brethren and work God's will. Magi and Witches wield powerful magics in their pursuit of enlightenment.

There's a war in the shadows. Choose a side.

Contagion Savage Edition brings the world of Contagion to the incredibly popular Savage Worlds system!
This game references the Savage Worlds game system, available from Pinnacle Entertainment Group at Savage Worlds and all associated logos and trademarks are copyrights of Pinnacle Entertainment Group. Used with permission. Pinnacle makes no representation or warranty as to the quality, viability, or suitability for purpose of this product.

This book contains rules, setting material and fiction that use the occult, the supernatural, horror, urban fantasy, violence, magic, angels, demons, religion and various potentially offensive subjects and elements in order to tell make-believe stories. This is NOT an endorsement of any of these themes.

It is only a game.
Nothing in here is real.
If you cannot handle that:
Don’t play.
Don’t read.
Get help.

Everyone else: enjoy!

Contagion Savage Edition was developed and written by Travis Legge with additional material by Kyle Hoskins, Darius McCaskey, Sarah Scharnweber, Jason ssg, Cathleen Stark, Tim Stotz, Thomas L. Vaultonburg and Adam Williams

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RGS S June 24, 2020 5:46 pm UTC
Do you have an ETA re updating to SWADE?
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Travis L June 24, 2020 6:36 pm UTC
Presently, no. We had contracted a freelancer to assist in the update, and due to unforeseen circumstances that relationship has been dissolved. It is definitely on the to-do list, asap, but I do not presently have an ETA. Once I do I will post it in the comments here.

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Ronald B February 12, 2019 1:19 pm UTC
It is a good setting however the Contagion Points mechanic is game breaking. Having run it I found several of the playable races to be damn near unkillable. If the Contagion cost for using abilities is 5 rather than 1 it would turn a game breaker into at least a game that still has some sense of challenge and danger for the players. But as it stands, there is no challenge for players because they are never really in any danger due to the Contagion points.

Change the mechanic and you have a pretty good urban fantasy/horror setting. However as it stands it falls sadly short.
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Travis L February 12, 2019 3:33 pm UTC
I'm currently in the process of updating the system to come in line with Adventure Edition. I will look into this issue in that process.
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Jay L October 06, 2017 12:43 pm UTC
Your full size preview needs fixing, it makes the game look awful, quick preview looks fine, but if anyone just skimmed the full size you would lose sales. just a heads up
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Travis L October 06, 2017 1:34 pm UTC
Thanks for letting me know. Not sure what the issue is. I've re-uploaded it, which sometimes takes time to show on the customer end. If its not fixed by this afternoon, I'll reach out to publisher services.

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Joseph H August 03, 2017 12:08 am UTC
What edition of Savage Worlds was this designed for in it's current state? I have the Deluxe Explorer's Edition, so if for another version, how much work (and what kind of work) would be required to convert this to the new edition?
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Travis L August 03, 2017 12:17 am UTC
Contagion Savage Edition was created using the current version of Savage Worlds Deluxe, with references made to Horror Companion and Fantasy Companion in the text.
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ADAM R December 20, 2016 10:56 pm UTC
How much conversion is required to use normal Contagion: Second edition expansions and source books with this?
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Travis L December 20, 2016 11:26 pm UTC
Most of the Contagion Second Edition sourcebooks have a high focus on story elements, narrative and worldbuilding, with a fairly manageable amount of crunch. Gamemasters familiar with both systems should find the majortiy of the conversions relatively easy (or as easy as any d20 to SW conversion might go)

To incorporate the existing Contagion Second Edition supplements into Savage Worlds play, I would also recommend browsing the Savage Worlds Horror Companion and Savage Worlds Fantasy Companion for NPC archetypes and monsters to compare with and/or swap out as needed.

We do have plans to create a Savage Worlds expansion to cover some of the more challenging conversions (The races presented in Rise of the Ilu and K-24 will likely require a redesign from the ground up to incorporate into Savage Worlds)

I hope that answers your question.

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Anthony F July 02, 2017 11:47 am UTC
Contagion and its supplements are fantastic, and I'm excited to see you plan further savage conversions and hopefully new stuff as well.
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Travis L July 03, 2017 1:54 am UTC

Thank you SO MUCH! We have several things planned for Contagion Savage Edition. In fact, the Savage Worlds edition of Highway to Hell 2 just came out today at
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Richard G November 25, 2016 11:55 am UTC
I have tried on multiple computers with multiple PDF readers and the full sized preview doesn't work on any of them. Can we fix this please?
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Travis L November 25, 2016 6:39 pm UTC
Apologies for the issue. It should be corrected now.
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