For those of you who read this blog, visit my website, or play my games at conventions; you have probably noticed my fondness for the Savage Worlds system. Over the past six years or so this has become my favorite role playing system; whether it is pulp, fantasy, or horror.
Here are two playing aids that I have used at my game table for the past several years. A set of character information cards for Game Masters to use. These keep important data handy and easy to see so that I don't have to keep asking my players for it. They are modeled after the ones used for HackMaster. I liked the look and modified them for Savage Worlds. I have them for general Savage Worlds usage, Deadlands, Rippers, and Realms of Cthuthlu, and NPC's/Monsters.
The second aid is a character advancement record. In the past my players have often forgotten when and what advancements they have taken as their characters increase in experience - particularly attribute advancements. So now I have them record their changes on these forms and return them to me. They've been a big help.
I am currently a retired, by choice, stay-at-home dad. My daughter, Maggie Reitz-Wells, has graduated from college and is married and working at St. John's College in Santa Fe, so my job is done. My education includes degrees in astronomy, physics and education. In the past I have been a high school science teacher, woodworker, game store owner/operator, worked at a real hardware store, summer camp counselor/director and even a US2 volunteer.
Right now I keep the home fires burning (literally), design games, and free-lance writing.