Doomtown: Reloaded – World Championship Report

Mockup_v4[14508]For those wondering about the various Doomtown: Reloaded events that took place at this year’s Gen Con, Alex Wirges of Pine Box Entertainment was there for it all and we’ll just let him tell you about it in his own words. Take it away Alex!

“WOW! What an amazing Gen Con! Thank you all for coming out and showing your support.

We had 33 players for Evil is a Choice who battled it out to determine which servitor would come out on top. James Meredith lead The Fourth Ring to victory alongside the Legendary Ezekiah Grimme. For his prize, James was given the opportunity to name a new Legend card to appear in a future set and he chose the one-and-only Doc Holliday!

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Saturday was a big day with 35 players showing up for the World Championship. After nine rounds, Richard Carter emerged victorious with The 108 Righteous Bandits. As his prize, Richard will be helping us design a card for a future Doomtown: Reloaded set. It was a lot of fun watching fans come together in competition and as a community, and there was even a bit of news too!

You’ve all read about the 24 cards for There Comes a Reckoning, and on Saturday, during the PEG Seminar, Pine Box Entertainment announced that 24 additional cards have already been designed and playtested! These cards will be available as stretch goals in the upcoming Kickstarter Campaign, so watch this space for news!”


Exclusive (and Free) Pinnacle Wallpaper

SettingsWe’ll be sharing lots of exciting news with you from Gen Con 50 over the next few weeks, but one thing we definitely wanted to get into your hands now is this new, exclusive wallpaper (available in various sizes for your PC, tablet, or phone) featuring several of our current products as well as a few surprises!

Grab the free image here and be sure to take a real close look.


Pinnacle on BoardGameGeekTV – Live from Gen Con 50

ShaneandScottOn Saturday afternoon during Gen Con 50, the great folks at BoardGameGeek gave Pinnacle Prez Shane Hensley and Flash Gordon Brand Manager Scott Woodard a little facetime on BoardGameGeekTV to talk about the gorgeous new Deadlands Classic 20th Anniversary Edition, our jam-packed collector’s box sets, and… Flash Gordon (he’ll save every one of us)!

Check out that video here.


Savage Worlds Explorer Issue #3 – Available at Gen Con!

SW_Explorer_03_Cover_900[16174]They say the third time’s the charm and boy do we have an amazing third issue of Savage Worlds Explorer for Print + PDF purchase today!

Between the covers of Issue #3, you’ll find:

“Movie Night,” a supremely scary new scenario of the silver SCREAM for East Texas University written by the one-and-only Ed Wetterman.

“The Black Claw,” a high-flyin’ (and high-kickin’) martial arts-driven adventure by Terry Whisenant for use with the Super Powers Companion.

The next exciting chapter of Savage Tales of the Red Band for The Last Parsec titled “Ionized on Kalran-3” written by Matthew Cutter.

PLUS an Artist Spotlight on the supremely talented Aaron Riley.

If you’re attending Gen Con this week, swing by Studio 2 Publishing (#2029) and pick up this issue as well as Issue #1 and Issue #2 of Savage Worlds Explorer.


Doomtown: Reloaded SNEAK PEEK and Gen Con Plans!

For those who have been waiting patiently for There Comes a Reckoning (for Doomtown: Reloaded), we’ve got a special sneak peek for y’all! Check out the Bilton Collection Agency:

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The Bilton Collection Agency is a deed that promotes a lot of player interaction, supports aggressive decks with great economical value, and even has a control point. It’s a fantastic new addition to There Comes a Reckoning.

And that’s not all! Our friends over at Pine Box Entertainment will be hosting several community events at Gen Con this week with chances to earn a Full-Art Servitor promo (find all the deets at PineBoxEntertainment.com). Rumor has it they’ve got some bonus goodies for players and there will be demo decks on-hand for those interested in giving it a whirl.

And finally, mark your calendars because Doomtown: Reloaded – There Comes a Reckoning officially launches on Kickstarter September 5th at noon Eastern.


Pinnacle Entertainment at Gen Con 50!

GenCon 50Once again, it’s time for Gen Con (The Best Four Days in Gaming™) and as always, Savage Worlds will be well-represented. Whether you’re shopping for goodies (or Bennies) in the mighty Exhibit Hall, supporting us at the ENnie Awards, playing in any number of scheduled Savage Worlds events, or sitting in on our Saturday evening seminars, you’re guaranteed to have a Savagely good time.

First, find all our products (including all three (yes, I said three) issues of Savage Worlds Explorer) at the Studio 2 Publishing area (#2029) in the Exhibit Hall. And while you’re shopping, keep your eyes out for a few of us popping up from time to time if you want to chat, ask questions, or get your books signed.

GenConMap2Second, come cheer on Pinnacle at this year’s ENnie Awards (Friday at 8pm in the Grand Hall at Union Station)! This time around, Rippers Resurrected is a Judges’ Spotlight Winner while the following have all been nominated:

Third, get all the scoop about upcoming Pinnacle plans from some of us on the inside at the official PEG Seminar at 5pm on Saturday at the Crowne Plaza, Victoria Station, in Room C/D. Immediately following this, we hand the mics over to some of our amazing, Official Savage Worlds Licensees to find out what they all have in store for you!

Lastly, this year’s event schedule is jam-packed with Savage Worlds games aplenty, and if you’re GMing one of those scheduled games, don’t forget to swing by the booth on Thursday to pick up your swag (coupons) from Jeannine.

Safe travels and we’ll see you all in Indy!


Zach Best Family Benefit Bundle

Savage Worlds Great Deals For A Great CauseWe recently learned that game developer Zach Best is in hospice care. As a way to support him and his family in this very difficult time, a benefit bundle has been set up over at DriveThruRPG.com. If you’d like to get your hands on a copy of the Savage Worlds Deluxe PDF (along with some really great independent game titles), this is a fantastic way to do it.

The price of the bundle is just $10, but you get well over $100 worth of terrific gaming materials for your donation.

You can find the bundle here: Zach Best Family Benefit Bundle

This promotion runs through this Friday (August 19th) and all proceeds from the sale will go directly to Zach and his family.


Get Thee Back to the Forum

Savage Worlds Web ForumAs promised in last week’s news, our mighty forum is now back in action and we certainly hope it’s bigger and better (and faster and furiouser–and more mobile!) than ever! Pop on over to the brand-new forum right now, register (yes, you will have to register again), and have a good look ’round.

We’ve done a little remodeling (and reorganizing) and we’ve added a few much-needed sections, but so far we’re quite pleased with the results and we hope they get your seal of approval. Please don’t hesitate to tell us if you have any issues, but for now, let us all celebrate the triumphant return of the Pinnacle Forum!

Also note that the entire archive of the old forum is now accessible (and searchable) should you wish to revisit a few favorite conversations, search for answers to your questions, or just take a stroll back through time to see how it all began.


Licensee Spotlight: Loving A Lovecraft Kickstarter from Atomic Overmind

tourdelovecraftbiggerTour de Lovecraft: The Tales was the publication that originally launched Atomic Overmind Press. Now, a decade later, Kenneth Hite, Hal Mangold, and Atomic Overmind Press are ready to take you on a whole new tour through the world and works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft with Tour de Lovecraft: The Destinations, now on Kickstarter!

This new volume (offered in multiple formats) takes you on a sight-seeing tour of Lovecraft’s settings: from Arkham to Antarctica, and from New York City to Hyperspace. Tour de Lovecraft: The Destinations drives the hidden routes connecting seemingly unrelated tales. It follows the tracks of Lovecraft’s predecessors and models, stops to get its bearings in the real world, then plunges back into mystery, deciphering and explaining the symbols and signs on the Master’s map.

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And for those who have been having a blast with Mr. Hite’s Savage SettingThe Day After Ragnarok, there’s lots more coming your way for that grim reality populated by colossal serpents, mad cultists, seafaring pirates, agents sporting wild bio-tech, and Stalin’s uncontrollable armies of twisted humanzees!

Watch for Celtic Double-Cross set in the Emerald Isle (third quarter, 2017), The Speleo-Herpetologist’s Handbook, where you’ll explore all 2,500 miles of the dead Midgard Serpent (fourth quarter, 2017), and Memphis: Gateway to the Poisoned Lands (first/second quarter, 2018).

Pledge your support for Tour de Lovecraft: The Destinations, and follow Atomic Overmind Press through their website and their Facebook page to keep up on all the upcoming releases for The Day After Ragnarok!


Can’t Make Gen Con? Try ConFUSEcon!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouThis Saturday (August 12th), if you’re in the Richland, WA area (just a little over three hours’ drive from both Seattle and Portland, OR), head over to ConFUSEcon 3 at the Richland Public Library.

ConFUSECon is a totally free, family-friendly gaming event where you can learn and play a mix of boardgames and roleplaying games including, of course, Savage Worlds. There will be tournaments, prizes (including a few of the Savage variety), and friendly volunteers teaching and running games all day long.

Also, our resident webmasters Brendan and Sara Quinn (of Squid&Crow), will be on-hand ensuring everyone is having a great time!

ConFUSEcon is dedicated to creating an open and welcoming environment for tabletop and roleplaying game enthusiasts. Head over to conFUSEcon.com now and register. Everyone, at any experience level, is welcome.