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Explore the World of the Award-Winning Powder Mage Universe!

Set four years after the end of the Adran-kez War as recounted in The Autumn Republic, the Powder Mage RPG outlines a world in the upheaval of political, social and technological revolution. 

It makes use of the Savage Worlds game system to allow for a versatile and easy-to-learn ruleset, fast character creation and the ability to set out on an adventure within minutes. 

It also includes previously unpublished information about the countries, people, and history of the Powder Mage Universe.

Players can throw themselves into conflicts thorughout the Nine Nations, from the power struggles within the budding republic of Adro to the unstable intrigue of the migrating courts of the baron-kings of Unice. To do so, they can take on any number of roles: a humble Knacked trying to createa  family fortune, a Privileged sorcerer out to change the world, or even a power mage, bent on revenge for past slights. 

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Todd S February 05, 2019 8:00 pm UTC
I see there are some content and clarification requests out there. Are there any plans to update this for SWADE at the same time?
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Alan B February 05, 2019 8:24 pm UTC
Hey Todd,

We have no plans at this time, however, we're aware of the new edition and have looked into it.
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Justin P September 21, 2018 1:54 am UTC
So I didn't want to post this as a review and ruin any ratings but I felt almost like this was a primer or a player's guide and not a complete game. Some of it seemed incomplete, too. For example, when you pick your culture (the first step) you're told that it will give you two skills, but in some cases, you get more than that (the equivalent of two feats) and for some reason, the Unice only receive one skill with no other benefit. Unfortunately, there's nothing to tell you why they only receive the d4 Knowledge: Religions, either.

The Wardens missing from the book just seems like a glaring omission considering how often they showed up in the Powder Mage Trilogy. The air rifles also threw me, as the novels describe them as being fragile and how the slightest mistake with them can render the gun useless, but there's nothing about that in the mechanics. There's a misfire rule for black powder weapons, though.

One more issue is that the Deliv Privileged are known as exceptional healers,...See more
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Alan B September 21, 2018 5:11 pm UTC

The feedback is noted and appreciated, thank you. As below, we've taken this feedback and we're looking into options.
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Joshua B August 13, 2018 4:49 pm UTC
Is there any chance of us getting more content? I mean I could use a bestiary for threats such as Black Street Barbers, Wardens, etc. I also feel like there isn't enough information for me as the GM. This review below sums up my feelings about this:
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Alan B August 21, 2018 3:03 am UTC
Hey Joshua! I've brought this to Brian.
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Richard B June 04, 2018 5:49 am UTC
Is there an anticipated gm guide? I don't see any rules on Wardens (Black or otherwise). I can understand being vague on Bone-Eyes or other Dyzine lore. But to play during the Powdermage trilogy a warden provides the level of difficulty between a human antagonist and a privileged antagonist.
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Mike T April 24, 2018 11:18 pm UTC
Am I missing how to actually use the Privileged powers? I'll admit, I've jumped around a bit, but still having trouble finding out how to use the powers.
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Alan B April 24, 2018 11:22 pm UTC
Hey Mike!

They function like other powers (Chapter Five, the powers section of Savage Worlds Deluxe) with their own unique Spellcasting Skill, and the associated rules for experience.
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Mike T April 25, 2018 3:57 pm UTC
Gotcha, thanks for the reply.
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James G March 20, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
FYI, the full size preview doesn't work. The quick preview is too blurry to see what you are looking at.
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Curtis W August 20, 2018 9:40 pm UTC
August 20th, 2018 - the Full Size preview apparently still isn't working. 5 months later. Can't see anything in the quick preview.

Very poor.
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Robert R March 18, 2018 5:16 am UTC
Hi, just a clarification:

In the Races and Culture part of the CharGen rules, you guys put there "d4" for each of the starter Skills in each Culture.

In the Core Rulebook, if those are indeed +1 Abilities (since humans have an Extra Edge as default, which translates as a +2 Abilties thing) then they should be "Starts with a d6"
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Dominik T March 13, 2018 11:02 am UTC
"4 Powder Points to make a container with Gunpowder in it explode as per the Burst Power."
What is the range of this ability? As the Burst power? 24/48/96, with penalties for a range?
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Leo R March 20, 2018 11:07 am UTC
I don't own the book, but the burst power as per the SW core rules uses a cone template for range/area of effect. In your comment above you likely confused it with the blast power.
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Justin S March 09, 2018 11:52 pm UTC
Oman I've been waiting for this but I really want a POD version. Any time soon?
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Alan B March 10, 2018 12:47 am UTC
Hey Justin!

We're fulfilling Print backer copies still, so until that's done there will be no POD. Probably at least a month (to two.)
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