This week we have a bit of news and then we talk about tips for survival.

 In Part I of the show is about what to bring for life support on worlds that have already had an initial survey. We discuss what kind of equipment is important for surviving potentially hostile environments and we list several key pieces of equipment that will help you to this end.

 In Part II of the show we discuss the art of first contact. We mainly go over concepts of do’s and don’ts but we also cover some of the major pitfalls that one should consider before even stepping through the ring.

 01:24 More Fringeworthy Savage Worlds News

 04:40 Packing for Success Part I – Life Support: Keeping yourself healthy and sane

 06:37 Oxygen Air Tank

 08:40 Buoyancy Compensator

 10:40 Inspirational Texts

 15:10 Mini Hammock

 17:30 Magnesium Fire Starter & Fire Extinguisher

 19:00 Gloves

 20:43 Chainsaw

 24:40 Blix Reviews –

 25:35 Packing for Success Part II – Surviving First Contact

 31:56 Air Recon – Balloons & ROVs

 35:00 Feel Out Culture First

 45:30 Goal of First Contact

 51:35 Mellor Caution!

 55:10 Final Thoughts


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  • GeneralTristan

    Recommended sites for players looking for ideas about equipment they’d like their characters to have (more than just the hammock and magnesium firestarter)

    U.S. Cavalry

    Ranger Joe’s

    Trust me on these… a lot of this equipment is in my Real-Life packing list for field operations (currently serving in 2nd Infantry Division).

    Nov 13, 2009 at 8:57 am
  • Fred Kiesche

    Guys, love the podcast. I have not fiddled with FW in years and years, but these episodes are bringing back such memories that I’m tempted to order the new version (the wallet cringes)!

    Nov 22, 2009 at 3:49 pm
  • tritacsystems

    Great to hear from you Fred. Seriously? $19.95 is a lot these days? Christmas is coming. Put it on your gift list. Just a suggestion.

    We will try to continue to entice :)

    Nov 24, 2009 at 10:56 am
  • Fred Kiesche

    Hah. I’ve been underemployed/unemployed since I was let go shortly after 9/11. But I will ask Santa again, nicely!

    Dec 2, 2009 at 10:32 am