What is Savage Worlds?

The Savage Worlds Game System is a role-playing game published by Pinnacle Entertainment Group (PEG). It's a set of core rules that can be used as-is or adapted to suit a genre or setting. Its slogan is Fast! Furious! Fun!, which is exactly what it is designed to provide. It's a simple, easy-to-learn, easy-to-use system that lets you get right into the thick of the action.

Savage Worlds has no "default" setting, but the rules for Savage Worlds work in any setting you can imagine.

This isn't to say that you have to do all the work yourself, unless you want to. Pinnacle Entertainment has an extensive line of "official" settings. You can use them as-is or just as a springboard for your own worlds. Additionally, there is a large number of licensees publishing Savage Worlds settings and supplements giving you a wide range of options to play or incorporate into your preferred settings.

Test Drive Rules

There are a number of versions of the free Savage Worlds Test Drive Rules available. Below are the three versions currently available on PEG's site.

Qualities of Savage Worlds

Savage Worlds was created with the intention of letting you get right into the action. The rules for Savage Worlds are simple and streamlined while offering versatility. Any combat scenario you can think of is handled easily. Character creation is fast and easy. Monsters and other threats are even faster to build.

If you're looking for a super-flexible, simple, easy-to-learn and ridiculously addictive RPG system, Savage Worlds is perfect for you!

Making of Savage Worlds

The free PDF Making of Savage Worlds gives a full history of how and why the system was created.