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Wildcards is a weekly web series of improvisers, actors, and gamers playing Savage Worlds.

The first campaign was set in the Deadlands: Reloaded setting, which takes place in the weird west featuring supernatural phenomena. The second campaign takes place in the East Texas University setting, which has college horror and supernatural elements. A series of interludes aired after the conclusion of the second campaign, in which each player was given a chance to run their own two-parter. The new campaign, Wildcards: Nightlinger's Traveling Carnival of the Extraordinary, takes the crew back to the weird west of Deadlands, but this time as part of a traveling carnival.

On January 19, 2021, after three campaigns spanning ten seasons, as well as an interlude series, the cast of Wildcards announced that the show has come to an end.

The show aired live on the Saving Throw Twitch channel, and previous episodes of both current and previous campaigns are archived on the YouTube channel.

Links to the YouTube playlist for the entirety of the Wildcards run (Deadlands, ETU, Interludes, Carnival), as well as several podcast links, can be found through Linktree.


Wildcards: Deadlands[]

The Deadlands campaign of Wildcards began on March 31, 2017 with "Episode 0 - Character Creation" (1x00), and concluded after five seasons on December 7, 2018 with "So Long" (5x12), with the talkback airing the week after on December 14, 2018.

Wildcards: East Texas University[]

The East Texas University campaign of Wildcards began on January 18, 2019 with "The Sweat Lodge" (1x01) and concluded after four seasons on May 8, 2020 with "Convergence" (4x08), with the talkback airing the week after on May 15, 2020.

Wildcards: Interludes (special series)[]

The Interludes special series of Wildcards, where each Wildcards player took the helm as GM for a two-parter of their choosing, began on June 12, 2020 with "Savage Indiana Jones: Part 1" (1x01), and concluded after 8 episodes on July 31, 2020 with "Mysterium: Part 2" (1x08), with the talkback airing the week after on August 7, 2020.

Wildcards: Nightlinger's Traveling Carnival of the Extraordinary (current campaign)[]

The Nightlinger's Traveling Carnival of the Extraordinary campaign of Wildcards began on Friday, August 28, 2020 with "A Dark Wagon Comes to Town" (1x01), and is currently airing Fridays at 8pm PDT.

List of Episodes[]

Campaigns and Interludes[]

Series Finale[]

The series finale of Wildcards aired independently of the campaigns. It is a unique series finale in that it was not a campaign episode, but instead was a live watchalong with the cast, featuring an episode from the ETU campaign. For more information, see "Wildcards Series Finale".

GM's Questions[]

At the start of most sessions, Wildcards GM Jordan Caves-Callarman poses questions to the group, from which he gathers more information on the characters and may even use their responses in creative ways to influence the campaign. These questions will be listed in a GM's Questions section in the individual episode pages, as well as in the following page which will aggregate all the questions together: GM's Questions (Wildcards).

Cast & Characters[]

Wildcards is GM'd by Jordan Caves-Callarman.


Main Cast[]

Guest Cast[]

  • Andrew Bucholtz, a disgraced politician looking for a new beginning played by Tyler Rhoades
  • Sadie Perkins, a starry-eyed, scone baking girl in over her head played by Kelsey Osborne.
  • Charlie Shadow, an ex-Union Blue rail warrior trying to escape his history of violence played by Michael Holmes.
  • Levon Valentine, a borderline psychopathic bounty hunter played by Rick Budd.
  • Paul Femus, a no nonsense, one-eyed lawman in Phoenix played by Max Isaacson.


Main Cast[]

Guest Cast[]


Main Cast[]


For a complete list of NPCs that have appeared in each campaign, see Wildcards (NPCs). For NPC lists of each campaign individually, see the respective campaign pages in the Campaigns section above.

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