Savage Coast?

> Interesting adventure focused setting
> Source of lots of cool, beloved monsters
> Mysterious curse with gameplay impact for players and the DM
> Enough supplementary material to build onto

What ever happened to the Savage Coast / Red Steel setting? Of all the settings that TSR developed why didn't it survive along with the likes of Dark Sun or Ravenloft?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's just a specific section of mystara, which itself I suppose fell by the wayside as well

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >name sounds like it could be a cool sword and sorcery setting
    >it's just regular D&D shit with an extra gimmick
    Probably because it's not actually as unique or interesting as you think it is.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What was interesting about it?
    I never delved deep on Mystara and the like.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Savage Coast specifically was afflicted with the red curse, that would mutate things until they died. It was pretty interesting because it meant that sometimes monsters would be able to do things you wouldn't expect, and players could opt for trying to get beneficial mutations, but it was a risk.
      The other really interesting thing about it when you got into it was the orcs. Savage coast had a lot of orc tribes and a lot of problems could be solved by managing diplomacy between them. If the dungeon you wanted to raid was in jungle too heavily populated by one tribe then you could try to get them to pick a fight with another tribe to thin them out a bit, as a simple example. It was a sandbox of angry orc factions to play with.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That actually sounds pretty fun.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Honestly a lot of the content that went into Mystara was really good stuff. Not sure why Forgotten Realms ended up more popular when it was where they put everything not good enough to make the cut. I mean really, when was the last time anybody gave a fuck about Kara-Tur?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think Kara-Tur’s pretty cool.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's the General Tso's chicken of D&D.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Kara-Tur sucks compared to the rest of the Realms. All the other countries are unique, high magic, and interlocked with the surrounding countries. Kara-Tur has thousands of miles of featureless wasteland between it and anything people actually care about, what's actually in Kara-Tur is two Chinas and two Japans.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Shut up, Kara Tur is fucken sick

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >specific section of mystara, which itself I suppose fell by the wayside as well.
    Not the OP, but I never tried AD&D versions of Mystara, so I guess you're right.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There were a million good box set adventure/settings coming out at the same time, it failed to stand out/seem worthy of repeating. It made a cameo in The Savage Tide adventure path in Dungeon.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I cannot find the thread about Varge's game, was it removed or something? Not even the archive has thumbnails when I double checked the view hyperlinks.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It came out at the nadir of TSR's last desperate scramble. Hell, its Monster Manual didn't release at all and was instead leaked onto the early internet.
    I do like it though, but everything surrounding it was perfectly positioned to hold it down. Most D&D players at the time probably didn't even know it existed.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >beloved monsters
    Name one.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The giant Hermit crabs with wizard houses inside their shells were pretty cool.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        An oddity that seems like a cool idea. But beloved? I don't think there's one.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tortles are from Savage Coast and they were great until 5e made them a player race.
      But I ignore 5e and its fanebase as much as possible so they don't count and tortles get to keep being great.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Tortles are from Savage Coast and they were great
        Your wine aunt thinks tortles are great.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But they were playable in 3.5 too.
        I also remember them having another subrace - Snappers.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          2e came before 3.5 anon. They might have been in 3.5 but their original source is Savage Coast setting for 2e.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm pretty sure they were playable in that also.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      oi cunt

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dreamlands? As in Lovecraft.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yea, one of the written adventures was kind of extended mythos inspired, but the dreamlands were just Australia but with eldritch monsters, so less dangerous than real Australia.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The subterranean man scorpions in the west

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Red Steel was published in 1994, Tlincallis, also know as manscorpions were in the AD&D 2nd edition Monster Manual published in 1993 and also part of the Forgotten Realms Maztica trilogy before that.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Red Steel was where we got a bunch of cool clockwork monsters from, like the swordsmen and spider spies.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Pretty sure clcokwork golems were in D&D before Red Steel.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wasn't that one novel where the MC fucks a gnoll set in the Savage Coast

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