In actual day-to-day life I have no problem describing D&D to a newbie as something like "You play Conan, I play Gandalf. We team up to fight Dracula.". – Jeff Rientz, Jeff’s Gameblog
This post is actually about Savage Worlds, but in looking for players for a new face to face SW fantasy game, I used Jeff Rientz’s explanation on someone.
“Cool!” he responded. “So, could we team up against, like, a robot Dracula from Mars?”
I thought about that for a heartbeat, and said yes… during that heartbeat my train of thought was:
- Take one Ancient Vampire.
- Apply the Construct template, because it’s a robot.
- Use “from Mars” as a Trapping… the robot Dracula has the physical form of one of HG Wells’ octopoid Martian invaders.
Job done. Gotta love Savage Worlds.