Frequently Asked Questions
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To participate in these tiers you’ll need to own the copyright on the material submitted and grant us publishing rights for this and any future publications as well as the rights to produce derivative works of the material. We will be producing the art for the character or location, and book. Dark Smile Games reserves the right to refuse material for any reason, including but not limited to: lewd or unpublishable content, questionable copyright infringement, and poor fit with the setting. We will work with you to resolve any problems we can.
For the "Crown Knight", "Honor Guard", and "Poison Rose" tiers you may also choose the type of Fae portrayed and provide a short description for inclusion the book, along with any reference images you would like your Fae to look similar to. For the "Treacherous Blade" tier, much of this information is directly tied into the campaign, and so we will require much more input into the description than with the other specialty tiers--this Fae is a Glashtyn, a type of Waterhorse capable of taking on a humanoid form. Any reference material provided should be human or equine. Note that though Glashtyns are traditionally male, this is not a requirement.
The "Crown Knight" and "Poison Rose" tiers are for characters that are part of the same faction as the PCs, The Court of Roses, whereas the "Honor Guard" and "Treacherous Blade" tiers are for characters that are part of the enemy faction, the Court of Blades.
If you are at all unsure, please contact us with regards to the descriptions you'd like included, before the Kickstarter closes so we can be sure everyone is on the same page.Last updated:
We've had a couple people mention this problem. Contact us directly and we'll figure something out (through Kickstarter, or info@DarkSmileGames.com).Last updated:
Savage Worlds Deluxe is an RPG game engine published by Pinnacle Entertainment that is designed to be used with many settings. It can be purchased through Pinnacle Entertainment directly, and elsewhere, and the “test drive” rules are available for free download.
Fae Nightmares requires the use of these rules to play.
explorers edition: http://www.peginc.com/pdfstore/savage-worlds-deluxe-explorers-edition/
Test drive (free): http://www.peginc.com/pdfstore/test-drive-savage-worlds-the-wild-hunt/Last updated:
The Core Book contains all the information needed to play and run a game of Fae Nightmares that is not in the Savage Worlds Deluxe book--Character generation, setting information, new mechanics, bestiary, the two campaigns and savage tales (short games designed to be inserted into overarching campaigns).
The Player's Guide contains information and options for character generation, and some setting information, limited to things that are required for the players or things the characters would know. The Player's Guide does not contain enough information to run a game from it alone. Currently, the Player's Guide does not contain any information that is not in the Core BookLast updated:
The most immediately apparent difference is with the Fae—there’s a few major differences here.
The Fae world is, for the most part, not segregated from the Mortal world and so you’ll be interacting with them directly, though there are more Nightmares than Fae.
These Fae are modernized, they’re not antiquated throwbacks to the Victorian or earlier periods. They’re more stable and less whimsical, insane, or sadistic. Those individuals do exist, but it’s not a universal racial trait. They do however have a potentially infinite lifespan, so their point of reference is different. Interactions with the Fae can be positive as well as negative or chaotic.
The Fae don’t group themselves by Seelie or Uneelie, this is a human-centric interpretation of the different Fae Court cultures. Of course, you’re also not playing a human, you’re playing a Nightmare, someone who is in a transition zone, changing from human to Fae; unless you want to be a Sighted. Either way you are a part of one of the Fae Courts. The emphasis on honor and community of many Celtic and Native American tales is strongly brought into the world through both major courts’ cultures. For the Nightmares this is also re-enforced strongly, those who don’t find a “Pack” don’t survive long.
The Fae we reference are researched heavily, and based on the people and creatures of the lore we pull from. For example: we have the Sidhee, essentially a Celtic noble-class Fae; the Jackalope and Wangedoodle from lumberjack tall tales; Basket Woman, a cannibalistic giantess from Native American stories; from the modern contingent we have the monster-under-the-bed; and there’s plenty more.Last updated:
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