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Accounting for the Dead: The Savage Age Volume One


The Stone Age Revealed!

The Fera are old and so are their mysteries.  It is time to explore those events and mysteries first-hand with Werewolf: the Savage Age.  

With this book you now have the tools to play in a game of Werewolf: the Apocalypse set in prehistory.  Hunt mammoths, walk with your ancestors, and fight in the War of Rage.  

The Khara, Apis, and Grondr were some of the first Fera to take the fight to the Garou -- and each paid the heavy price of extinction.  They were not the only ones to suffer from the Garou's hubris, there were others like the enigmatic Anupu-Ba-El, once independant jackal-shifters, who were empressed into the Garou's ranks.  

It is time to tell their stories from their perspective.   

Accounting For the Dead 

The Savage Age Vol: 1 Features:

  • Character-focused rules and setting background for playing in the War of Rage.  
  • An in-depth discussion of the Apis, Grondr, Anupu-Ba-El, and Neanderthals.  New mechanics, including in-theme Gifts and Rites.  
  • Expanded mechanics for the Khara.  
  • New original art.  
  • New legends focused on the creation of the Fera, their Gaian mandates, and the War of Rage.  
  • Extensive advice for playing in the dawn of civilization. 
  • Writers' and editor's notes that discusses design decisions.  
In this book you get a lot of original content from an experienced team including former White Wolf freelancers and a 5-time Ennie award winning writer.  

A Player's Guide to the Savage Age

Note: This product is made for Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition, but is largely compatable with all previous editions.  W20 Changing Breeds is required to enjoy this book. There are numerous references to Weaponized Ink's other Savage Age products; Tribebook: Khara, Tribebook: Ceilican, and Tribebook: Naghaluu but they are not necessary to enjoy this book.  


The SAVAGE AGE, Brought to you by the Weaponized Ink Team.  

Included in the May 2020 Update version is a custom Savage Age character sheet. Should you want an editable version, it is available HERE.  

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Eric P September 24, 2021 7:09 pm UTC
2 questions: (1) Will this book ever be able to be ordered in print? (2) Do you guys have plans to go back even further than Savage Age? There was the Age of Were-Insects that is briefly covered by the weaver and Ananasi books.
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Christopher G September 25, 2021 11:15 am UTC
1) That is solely up to OneBookShelf per my conversations with WW/Paradox.

2) Yes. Stay tuned.
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Adam L February 26, 2021 6:51 pm UTC
Don't suppose we'll some time get some tribebooks dealing other fera that dissappeared around or soon after the War of Rage? I'd give my left foot for Camazotz, in particular.
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Christopher G February 26, 2021 10:25 pm UTC
You are in luck. Our take on the were-bats is coming later this year. Keep your eyes open for Tribebook: Urkama. If you want to be notified, like our page on FB or sign up for notifications via our email address (which is in each of our Savage Age books).
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Ellen S February 27, 2021 12:04 am UTC
Why Tribebook, instead of Breedbook?
I hope you'll be able to do a better job on the Camazotz than CB20 did. Please don't forget that bats live in Africa, like those authors did. Please... hire competent artists.
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Ellen S February 27, 2021 12:22 am UTC
I'm guessing it's too late to offer to contribute to the Camazotz/Urkama?
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Ralph B November 17, 2020 9:58 pm UTC
I bought early editions of some of your Savage Age stuff with the old covers (excellent books, btw). While checking for more recent content I noticed that many of the older works (Savage Age One: Accounting for the Dead, Tribebook: Naghaluu, Tribebook: Ceilican and Tribebook: Khara) all had nifty new covers. I clicked the download links but none of these books had the new cover art displayed on their pages. I even bought the Savage Age Intro Bundle (it was 50 cents so no big deal) to see if they included the new covers. No luck. :( Is there any way to get these pdfs with the new covers?
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Ralph B November 17, 2020 10:03 pm UTC
Any plans to combine the Savage Age pdfs into a single book, soft or hard cover?
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Christopher G November 17, 2020 10:53 pm UTC
I would love to combine this into one singular omnibus. If given the opportunity, what I would like to do is take all the various books in the line, combine them, and then go back with a heavy edit so that it all flows appropriately.

Unfortunately, Storyteller's Vault does not allow us to use the WW IP to produce physical books. That is their policy, and I stick with it. If they ever change it, you can bet I will get the Savage Age into print as fast as possible. Until then, we wait.
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Christopher G November 17, 2020 11:00 pm UTC
So -- first off, thank you so much for noticing the new covers. As the line matured, I wanted to get more and better art even with the older products. I wasn't sure anyone but myself would notice... so... thank you. Really. Having you notice little upgrades like that makes it worth the time and money.

I will go back this weekend and put the new covers into the Savage Age Vol 1 and 2 files. I will include images with the trade dress and clean ones without the logo so you can see Paul's art in all its glory. If, by Monday, they are still missing yell at me at the weaponized ink email address or on Facebook.

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Ralph B November 17, 2020 11:09 pm UTC
I can do that! Thanks for your quick response!
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Christopher G November 21, 2020 6:46 pm UTC
Ralph? Check the updated file -- you should have two versions of the new covers in Vol 1, 2 and 3. I also did a bit of cleanup on each one.
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Ralph B November 22, 2020 5:28 am UTC
Thank you! And in case I didn't mention it before the covers are gorgeous. Props to your artist.
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Ellen S May 12, 2020 12:50 am UTC
I have questions:
Is this series (including the Savage Age Tribebooks) compatible with the CB20 and Shattered Dreams books, or is it a separate envisioning of the Wars of Rage, the Khara, and the other Fera? I'm not familiar with Shattered Dreams but if this is a separate vision, I'd like to know what the biggest differences are between the two.
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Christopher G May 12, 2020 1:36 am UTC
Hi Ellen,

They are different visions. Savage Age stands on its own (or, at least, only with Werewolf 20th as support). Shattered Dreams doesnt cover the War of Rage in as much detail as the Savage Age does, especially in terms of the specific Fera writeups and the essays on civilization you find in the Savage Age line. Savage Age was designed to focus on the War of Rage specifically, and the Pleistocene/dawn of civilization more generally.

Part of the impetus to write the Savage Age books was to fill in gaps and address a few historical/evolutionary oversights in Shattered Dreams. Shattered Dreams tends to cover a number of different eras and locations by telling the story through semi-historical recounts, while Savage Age is more focused on describing the Pleistocene era by providing Fera-focused writeups, mechanics, and essays on how to game in prehistory.

When there was an opportunity, we worked to keep the Savage Age in line with Shattered Dreams, but there are...See more
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Ellen S May 12, 2020 9:58 am UTC
Hello Christopher,

Thank you for the detailed reply. I'd also like to know whether your Khara Tribebook is in line compatible/congruent with the Khara in CB20, as their purpose, culture, and stats were in that book? If you decided to take them in a diffrent direction, I'm curious what that is.
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Ellen S May 12, 2020 2:43 pm UTC
(The author answered on the Tribebook: Khara page discussion.)
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G William H September 20, 2019 6:42 am UTC
Will Savage Age be part of the WOD 20th sale?
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Christopher G September 21, 2019 1:20 pm UTC
We cant opt in to the sale because the Savage Age is still too new of a product. But, we can provide you (and anyone else seeing this) a code to redeem pricing at 50% off.

This is good until the end of Sept. Hope you enjoy!
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Scott B September 11, 2019 3:21 pm UTC
Holy sh.... CAVEMAN EPIC WEREWOLF?! I'm down!
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