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Necessary Evil Explorer's Edition


NOTE: Necessary Evil came out before The Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion, which builds upon the rules in this setting and therefore repeats much of it.

The Fate Of The World Lies With The Scum Of The Earth! When the super heroes of the world are blown to kingdom come by an unstoppable army of invading aliens, who will save the day? Evil... The only forces left to take on the alien menace are the crafty and self-serving super-villains!

Necessary Evil is a supers game done Savage Worlds style. Inside the twisted Plot Point setting are complete rules on making four-color super-powered characters, over seventy super powers, a whole pile of adventures weaving in and out of a resistance story, new Edges and Hindrances, a bestiary of out-of-this-world critters, and more! Necessary Evil requires the Savage Worlds Roleplaying Game to play, available wherever you found this book.

This is a PDF downloadable product of an Explorer's Edition-sized book (6.5"x9").

192 pages

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Shane H October 15, 2020 5:41 pm UTC
Hi all. An update for NE isn't currently on the schedule. Small company...2 people. We'll get to it, but it will be a while. We do have other Necessary News on the horizon, including an updated Super Powers Companion and Necessary Evil: Cosmic Crisis. Of course Necessary Evil 2: Breakout, is also available if you weren't aware. Thanks!
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Henry F October 15, 2020 1:04 pm UTC
I'd be interested in a SWADE update as well. Necessary Evil was my longest-running Savage Worlds campaign. Held my players' interest for quite a long time. Doesn't seem to be much updated at all by Pinnacle for SWADE aside for Deadlands and RIFTS, which I never cared for. :/
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Yann E December 25, 2019 10:18 am UTC
Any conversion to SWADE scheduled ?

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Moreno A April 19, 2018 4:02 pm UTC
Hi I bought the PDF and have a problem with layers: it seems the only available layer is "Text" and toggling it doesn't change anything.

I'd like to print out a few pages for my players, and really need to be able to switch to a printer-friendly layout.

Can you help me ?

Thanks and kind regards.
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Andrew B April 13, 2018 9:34 pm UTC
This is not listed as part of the Savage Worlds System, for some reason. It definitely is, but isn't listed as such.
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Steven J September 05, 2015 9:03 pm UTC
I didn't think that reviewer Luke M. gets that this book was out BEFORE the Supers book.
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This title was added to our catalog on March 13, 2009.