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$layers: The Dead of Night

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$layers: The Dead of Night for Savage Worlds

$layers: The Dead of Night delves into a world where bloodsucking undead are humanity's deadliest, most-secret enemy. Mankind fights back with organized, heroic Hunters as the tip of the spear (or, more accurately, stake.) But there are also the $layers, men and women who kill the undead for money. They don't care how bad things are so long as your check clears.

Within this PDF you will find:

    • The secret history of vampires
    • Game stats and abilities for Basic Vampires (a.k.a. "squids"), Master Vampires, and … more?
    • Vampire and Hunter/$layer tactics explained
    • An example of a detailed $layers franchise using the rules presented in Super-Powered Organizations, a Savage Worlds sourcebook also by Misfit Studios
    • A wealth of new Hindrances and Edges
    • 4 Archetypes to help you jump right into the game: Investigator, Squadie, Religious Advisor, and Team Leader
    • Lots of New Gear, including Armor, Weapons and Accessories, Drones, and Vehicles
    • A number of Story Seeds to help get your game up and running right away
    • Plus a surprise or two.

Both a color and black and white, print friendly version are provided.

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 product is compatible with material found in the Horror Companion

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Elias S November 14, 2018 8:10 pm UTC
This RPG is a good resource for those who want to run a "John Carpenter's Vampires" style campaign. It is well written has some nice illustrations and ideas.
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Brooks H June 25, 2017 12:22 am UTC
I'm interested in this but wonder how much of it was taken form Vampire$? I read the novel years ago and find this very much in the same vein.

If your unfamiliar this is the Wikipedia short for it "Vampire$ is a 1990 horror novel by John Steakley. A dark fantasy with a contemporary setting, the novel concerns a company called Vampire$, Inc. which treats vampire-hunting as a commercial enterprise, funded by large payments from the vampires' potential victims and secretly supported from the highest levels of the Roman Catholic Church."

I would say this mini setting doesn't need much in the part of written adventures once you have read the book.
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Steven T June 25, 2017 11:15 pm UTC
Vampire$ was indeed a major inspiration of Gerry's when writing the book
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Andrew B January 17, 2017 6:57 pm UTC
An interesting mini-setting, although the lack of any sort of built-in adventures may be seen by some as a count against it. At the very least, it sounds like some fun variation on the monster, although I must confess one misgiving. I cannot read the term "$layer" as anything other than "money-layer", which sounds like a brothel joke, no matter the original intent of writing the name this way.

Fun stuff, I may buy it in the future. On an unrelated note, is there still some plan to release a compendium of the monster briefs and creature features, or a Savage Worlds conversion for the Spirosblakk setting? those were the two things I remember seeing mention of, and I am simply curious about their status and/or existence. I would appreciate a reply if possible, but it is fine if these are questions you cannot answer at this time.

Whichever way it goes, keep up the good work.
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Steven T January 18, 2017 12:00 am UTC
There are no fully fleshed out adventures within, but there are a number of "story seeds" that serve as adventure outlines the Gamemaster can jump into. Monster Briefs, etc. are still building towards a compendium alongside new material, but we're not there yet. SpirosBlaak for SW is still something we want to get done, but settings are also ground that has been covered by many other publishers already, so we've new and unique ideas for Savage Worlds that we think will bring more value to the market that we want to get out first.
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