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ENnies Voting Opens and We’ve Already Won!

ENnies Awards VotingThe ENnie Awards are now open for voting, and things are already going well for Pinnacle and the Savage Worlds community!

Thanks to you, Weird Wars Rome has already won the 2014 Judge’s Spotlight Award! We couldn’t be happier or more grateful.

We’re especially proud of Deadlands Noir and all the work that John Goff and Cheyenne Wright have put into it. We’d love for you to consider it for Product of the Year and Best Cartography for the amazing New Orleans and Hexaco maps.

A vote for Pinnacle for Publisher of the Year wouldn’t hurt our feelings a bit, either. You know you’d feel better if you did.

Be sure to look through the nominations closely. There are other Savage Worlds products in there, and some of your favorite Savage Worlds licensees, as well. Take a minute and check out all the fantastic games our friends throughout the gaming industry have created and support their efforts with your votes. For ease of reference, Pinnacle was nominated in the following categories:

You have until July 30 to cast your ballot. But why wait? Vote now!

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DriveThruRPG Celebrates Christmas in July!

DriveThruRPG Christmas in July Sale 2014Got the “oppressive heat is driving up my air conditioning bills and I have to water the animals more than normal and I just wish I could buy some really cool game stuff at a big ol’ discount because there’s too much sun in the sky and I think there are spiders in my shoes” blues? Sure you do. It happens to us all.

DriveThruRPG has you covered with their Christmas in July Sale! There are literally thousands of titles available at 25% off from dozens of publishers, with nearly 500 Savage Worlds titles on sale, including the newest East Texas University materials and the five newest Cast of Cards offerings from Warning Label.

The Christmas in July Sale won’t be here for long, so be sure to do your shopping today!

Social Savage Worlds Continues to Grow

Savage Worlds on the WebThe Savage Worlds Community on G+ just hit 2700! It’s always nice to see interest in our corner of the gaming world grow,  and we couldn’t be happier with you helping to make that happen.

We love it when you keep in touch, so be sure to do that. Whether you’re with us on G+, follow Pinnacle on Twitter, or read the Pinnacle Facebook page, we’re tickled you’re with us.

And you don’t have to go full-blown social media to keep up or join in. You can get the weekly update delivered via e-mail (that’s this page in your inbox), and chat with other fans and Pinnacle staff in the Pinnacle Web Forum, quite possibly the friendliest game forum on the internet!

So let us hear from you, and pick however you prefer to hear from us. It’s better when we talk, don’t you think?

Weird War II Reinforcements—Hail the Italians!

Italian Forces for Weird War IIWhether you’re putting down your cappuccino to join the fight, holding the hills of Rome against the invading Allies, or trying to force your way into Naples because, well, you’re the invading Allies, we’ve got you covered with the men, machines, and munitions of the Italian Forces for Weird War II.

Italian Forces joins the other Freebies for Weird War II—just check the drop-down boxes at the right of the page for other free support materials.

Don’t forget, these and many other Weird War II materials may be designed for a horrific take on a historic setting, but they’ll take care of any non-fantastical World War II needs you may have, too!

It’s Time to Take Back Oz!

Battle for Oz from Pirate PressOz is no longer the bright place it once was. Gone are the happier days of melting witches, terrified scarecrows, and a sky darkened by cute little flying monkeys. Now is the time to make Oz yours.

Pirate Press is ready to help bring Battle for Oz to your gaming table! For a limited time, buy any print edition of Battle for Oz and get the PDF free.

You’ll need every break you can get if you’re going to help free Oz from its tyrannical wizard overlord and his dark minions. The Battle for Oz needs you, and you need it. Don’t wait!

Stories from the Streets of Bedlam

This Town is Gonna Kill Me - SOB Stories #1 for Streets of BedlamEvery city’s got a story to tell. That’s nothin’. In Bedlam. every street, every street light, every cobblestone has a story to tell…and they all end in heartache.

This Town is Gonna Kill Me is the first of the SOB Stories for Streets of Bedlam. Enter a gritty world of crime, corruption, and desperation, and try to do some good. One year ago, someone talked a mild-mannered accountant out of throwing herself off a roof. When her savior goes missing, she looks for help in finding a man that a growing number of people hope will stay missing forever.

It’s your time to make a difference in someone’s life, this time for the better. If you can.

More for ETU/DOH Backers and Fans!

ETU ArchetypesIt’s a big day for East Texas University and Degrees of Horror backers! Both the ETU Adventure Generator and Off Radio (ETU fiction) are now freely available to you. If you didn’t have the chance to back the ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter, these will both be coming your way later.

The ETU Archetypes are also available today. With twelve different characters (from jock to journalist and geek to rodeo queen) ready to go, including stats and figure flats, you’re ready to fill your ETU game with friendly freshman faces from the first! If you’re more of a three-dimensional purist, don’t worry—ten of the archetypes are the base models for the first batch of ETU Miniatures.

Are you still somehow on the fence? You should consider a career as a rodeo clown and be sure to catch the recording of Jerrod Gunning’s Savage Worlds GM Hangout tonight, July 15, for Beelzebubba, a live play demo of ETU!

Ghost Train Joins the Deadlands Tall Tales Line

Ghost Train: A Deadlands Tall Tale AdventureThe Weird West. To hear the tales, it’s criss-crossed by trains and filled with ghosts. It was only a matter of time before the two got together in Ghost Train, the newest Deadlands Tall Tales. In addition to the story, new mechanics for this Tall Tale include a second deck of cards and a poker element to really get you in the Deadlands mood!

When a group of outlaws hear of a train coming through Bottleneck Falls loaded with ghost rock and a high-stakes poker floating poker game, it’s a dream come true. But even if you ignore the armed guards, it’s mighty easy for the Weird West to turn a dream into a nightmare, and that worm can turn mighty fast, indeed.

Deadlands Tall Tales is a series of zero-prep, GM-less narrative games set in the Deadlands universe, powered by the Protocol Games SeriesGhost Train joins our previous Tall Tales installments Trail of Darkness, Yukon TerrorDoctor Tregan’s Mechanical Wonders, and Broken Hearts (a free introductory adventure).

Karl Keesler—Social Media Game Photo Winner

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1980s for Savage Worlds for Gen ConWe had a little contest over the weekend for best photo of a Savage Worlds game on social media. Our winner is Karl Keesler’s photo from his G+ page.

It’s not just a picture, it’s a preview. This is the play test of his planned Savage Worlds game for Gen Con—League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1980s! By all reports, it went well, but real details are being held close until the game is unveiled at the convention.

If you missed the weekend photo competition, you might want to follow the Pinnacle Facebook page, the Pinnacle G+ page, or the Pinnacle Twitter Feed.

Anniversary Thanks to Savage Gamer Girl!

Savage Worlds Web ForumWe’ve always been particularly proud of how friendly and helpful the Pinnacle Web Forums are. They’re a great place for new and seasoned players alike to get answers to questions, work out questions, and swap hints and tips for better Savage Worlds games.

Traditionally, along with the folks of the forum themselves, we give a lot of credit to our own Clint Black for his wonderful talents as a moderator. But he’s not been riding those dusty e-trails all alone. For the last year, Erica Balsley (aka SavageGamerGirl) has been helping out with that Sisyphean task and doing a great job of it. Thanks for the year, Erica, and let it be the first of many.

For those of you who visit our forum frequently, thanks for all that you do to keep it the great, helpful, friendly place it is. And for those of you who haven’t visited the Pinnacle Web Forums yet, quit waiting—we’ll be happy to have you!