Now I'm worried. I have a new RPG crush. And you know what happened the last time I found a game I loveloveloved? Yeah... Twilight 2013, you bitch! You took my geek's heart and used it as a hemorrhoid cushion. So I sent you to Tampere. But this new game in town? It's called Savage Worlds and it's wonderful! It uses every kind of dice I own, it uses a deck of cards and it should be sleek, fast and easy to run. Plus you can use minis, if you are so inclined. And I think I am!
What I like most about it is that you can take the whole fucking rules system and present it in couple pages of PDF (that the friendly folks at Pinnacle Entertainment Group have shared for free in the web! Here and here.) Character creation is fast and easy too. And the game supports a wide variety of high adventure genres. And there's finally a sound mechanic for both the mass battles and high speed chases.
I'm already in the process of creating a con adventure for it in the spirit of Kalle-Kustaa Korkki and Tintin, and maybe I'll throw in even a little bit of Komisario Palmu and Indiana Jones. The planning process has been wonderful. Hopefully the adventure will be a fun one to run too. I also secretly hope that we can run the same adventure with the Olg Gang too, but we'll see. There may be some other things for couple of months time coming that might take all of my game time away, but we'll see about that too!
If the game plays as well as it reads, I think that I finally have a go-to system for the light casual traditional games for everygenre. I'm excited and giddy as a gorilla, Western lowland.