Our Ladies' Night table is trying out Savage Worlds: Rippers Resurrected! Rippers is set in 1895-1899 in a dark fantasy Europe with all the trappings of Gothic horror, weird science, and fending off the things that go bump in the night. Savage Worlds is a combat-friendly game system where characters' attributes and skills are upgraded based on the dice one uses. In addition, most dice rolls can "ace," meaning they can roll their maximum and then add another roll to it (which itself can ace). In addition, for every four points over a Target Number (TN, or "target"), rolls can "raise," meaning they do something special.
I wanted to throw a few links up for that game and answer any questions people might have about it this new route. Savage Worlds is a generic ruleset and there are many, many settings that +Pinnacle Entertainment Group offer that use it them with light customization. If you're a fan of the show Penny Dreadful or its innumerable Gothic influences like Dracula and Frankenstein, Rippers may be of interest to you!
I've brewed up a few characters already including a notorious, gunslinging cowgirl; a cursed noblewoman fighter; a weird scientist skilled in the transplantation of monstrous organs; and an occultist who makes empowering tinctures from the monsters she hunts. Obviously, I'm very excited to see how it plays out!