Deadlands Lost Colony & Wendigo Tales Kickstarters are LIVE!

Today is the day, amigos!

We’ve officially launched our dual Kickstarters for Deadlands Lost Colony and Wendigo Tales: Book One, and thanks to you, both are now FULLY FUNDED!!!


“From the haunted deserts of the Weird West to the Big Easy’s desolate cemeteries… across the Poisoned Plains of Hell on Earth with psycho bikers in hot pursuit… through the doldrums and damnation of a semester at East Texas University… and into the heart of a monstrous conflagration as Rome burns… daring heroes emerge to explore unique and varied times and places!”

Wendigo Tales: Book One contains five chilling tales of horror and adventure by some of today’s top authors, set in Pinnacle’s Savage Worlds and edited by genre legend Jeff Mariotte. Readers will meet a new generation of heroes and villains and follow their continuing exploits in future editions of Wendigo Tales.

Authors include Shanna Germain (PredationNo Thank You, Evil!) , Tim Waggoner (The Winter BoxDeep Like the River), Aaron Rosenberg (DuckBobDread Remora), and Pinnacle’s own Matthew Cutter and Shane Lacy Hensley.


Deadlands Lost Colony is the long-awaited relaunch of the final setting in the Deadlands series, now fully updated for Savage Worlds Adventure Edition.

“A half-million settlers traveled through Hellstromme Industries’ “Tunnel” to the Faraway system, most looking for ghost rock in the asteroid belts or the single inhabitable planet, Banshee. But then the Last War broke out on Earth, destroying the Tunnel and leaving the humans stranded on a strange and hostile world.

Ancient evils, war with the indigent anouks, a rogue military, and ruthless bands of pirates, thieves, and terrorists are the least of the “Colonial Rangers” worries though…because the Reckoners just arrived! Exiled by Hellstromme and brave heroes from Earth, they’re no longer invulnerable…but they aren’t going down without a fight!”


Check out the individual Kickstarter pages for Deadlands Lost Colony and Wendigo Tales: Book One to pledge your support today!

And to learn even more about these exciting new products, be sure to listen to Jodi Black (Pinnacle Entertainment Group COO) on the latest episode of the Gaming with Gage podcast!

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New Savage Worlds Media Network Content License

This week, we’re excited to launch the Savage Worlds Media Network!

If you’d like to create media materials or content for public use, you can now use our Savage Worlds Media Network logo. There is no cost for this, and you don’t need to submit anything for approval.

Media Network members may email PEGlicensing@gmail.com directly to join our exclusive Discord server and Google Group for networking and to gain access to giveaways from Pinnacle Entertainment Group.

For additional information about the new Savage Worlds Media Network, visit our Licensing page today! 

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Savage Worlds Forums — Unlocked!

Savage Worlds Web Forum

You got questions, we got answers! On Savage Worlds rules, at least.

Over in the official Pinnacle Entertainment Group Forum, we are opening two new topics for rules questions on Savage Worlds Adventure Edition and our post-SWADE settings. And you’ll be pleased to know that these will be handled by our own rules guru, Clint Black, and our new Community Manager, Ron Blessing. These are brand new topics with the old ones being “retired.”

While many answers would be the same, there’s just no viable way to cull out the ones which could cause confusion moving forward. The new topics for this fresh start will be only for post-SWADE questions, and as before, they will be focused solely on the mechanics of how the rules work. This makes it much easier for folks to search for answers to their rules questions without getting hits related to plot, publishing, or design elements. There will be posts stickied at the top of each explaining in more detail.

Questions on pre-SWADE products can simply be asked in one of the open topics as the always helpful community likely already knows the answer, resulting in a faster response.

Clint and Ron look forward to answering your questions!

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Ron Blessing: Community Manager for PEG

This week, we’re delighted to welcome long-time friend and Savage Worlds fan, Ron Blessing, to the Pinnacle family!

Ron will be stepping in as our new Community Manager for the Official Savage Worlds Facebook Group and the Pinnacle Entertainment Group forums.

Ron has been a gamer since 1984 and, with his wife Veronica, is proudly raising two more gamers (Cat and R2) for the next generation. He first delved into the game industry as a podcaster, beginning with The Game’s the Thing back in 2006, and with Veronica, he also co-created the original Savage Worlds podcast, Smiling Jack’s Bar & Grill.

In 2008, Ron began editing and contributing to RPGs and has freelanced for several Savage Worlds licensees as well as for Pinnacle.

We couldn’t bring Ron on board without getting him to blow the dust off his mics, so be sure to check out his shiny new Savage Worlds-focused podcast, Savage Interludes!

If you happen to spot Ron online (or at your favorite local convention) be sure to say “howdy!”

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Convention News: Savage Worlds at MACE 2019

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near You

This weekend (November 8th-10th), MACE (the Mid Atlantic Expo Convention) returns to the Hilton Charlotte University Place in Charlotte, NC!

Not only are there almost 30 Savage Worlds games on this year’s jam-packed event schedule, MACE is also home to an always fantastic Savage Saturday Night, this time featuring eight Savage Worlds games including an official sneak peek of the upcoming Deadlands: Lost Colony!

And as for Pinnacle representation, this weekend you can rub shoulders with John Goff (Deadlands Noir / Deadlands Dark Ages Brand Manager), Teller (Weird Wars Brand Manager), Clint Black (Savage Worlds Core Rules Brand Manager), and Jodi Black (Chief Operations Officer and Managing Editor), all running Savage Worlds games throughout the weekend!

If you can’t join us for MACE, be sure to check out the Pinnacle Events Calendar to see when we’ll be near you next!

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It’s Sundown for UnDeadwood Next Friday on Critical Role

Next Friday (November 15th), the fourth and final episode of UnDeadwood, a Deadlands miniseries, streams on Critical Role’s Twitch channel.

Run by Marshal Brian W. Foster, UnDeadwood features Critical Role regulars Marisha Ray, Matthew Mercer, and Travis Willingham, along with Khary Payton, Anjali Bhimani, and Ivan Van Norman as the Bartender.

Catch what promises to be an incredible conclusion next Friday night starting at 7pm PT on Twitch (with the YouTube video posted Sunday, and the audio-only podcast available the following Friday). And don’t be surprised if you spot a few familiar folks from Pinnacle hanging out in chat during the finale!

For a more permanent addition to your own Deadlands campaign, order the custom UnDeadwood playing card deck featuring painted portraits of the series’ five main characters: Aloysius Fogg, Arabella Whitlock, Clayton “The Coffin” Sharpe, Mrs. Miriam Landisman, and Reverend Matthew Mason.

We look forward to seeing y’all on the cursed streets of UnDeadwood, Friday November 15th on Twitch!

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Deadlands Lost Colony & Wendigo Tales on Kickstarter Next Week!

Welp, we’re doin’ it again…

If you hadn’t already guessed, we’re a little nuts here at Pinnacle, so as we’ve done before, next Tuesday, starting at Noon Eastern, we’re launching not one but TWO Kickstarters at once!

First up is Deadlands Lost Colony for Savage Worlds Adventure Edition, the long-awaited relaunch of the final setting in the Deadlands series!

A half-million settlers traveled through Hellstromme Industries’ “Tunnel” to the Faraway system, most looking for ghost rock in the asteroid belts or the single inhabitable planet, Banshee. But then the Last War broke out on Earth, destroying the Tunnel and leaving the humans stranded on a strange and hostile world.

Ancient evils, war with the indigent anouks, a rogue military, and ruthless bands of pirates, thieves, and terrorists are the least of the “Colonial Rangers” worries though…because the Reckoners just arrived! Exiled by Hellstromme and brave heroes from Earth, they’re no longer invulnerable…but they aren’t going down without a fight!


Next up, Wendigo Tales: Book One contains five chilling tales of horror and adventure by some of today’s top authors, set in Pinnacle’s Savage Worlds and edited by genre legend Jeff Mariotte. Readers will meet a new generation of heroes and villains and follow their continuing exploits in future editions of Wendigo Tales.

The story settings range from the haunted deserts of the Weird West to the Big Easy’s desolate cemeteries … across the Poisoned Plains of Hell on Earth with psycho bikers in hot pursuit … through the doldrums and damnation of a semester at East Texas University … and into the heart of a monstrous conflagration as Rome burns …. Authors include Shanna Germain, Tim Waggoner, Aaron Rosenberg, Matthew Cutter, and Shane Lacy Hensley.

Keep your eyes on our official social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter), and watch for next week’s news for links and other details about these amazing Kickstarters!

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A Doomtown Wrap-Up from Tombstone, AZ

This past weekend, Doomtown and Deadlands players alike converged on Tombstone for the finale of the Doomtown Twilight Protocol Series, Act III; The Twilight Legion!

For those who missed out on this amazing gathering, here’s a report from Shane Hensley, himself!

One of the great pleasures a game designer enjoys is watching people enjoy something he or she created. Last weekend, a posse of around 50 gathered in Tombstone, Arizona, to play in the Deadlands Doomtown tournament. Pinnacle didn’t create Doomtown–our friends at Alderac did many years ago–but of course it’s based on our world and our characters, and it was amazing to see so many people love the Weird West as much as we do.

One of our friends, David Hogg… all the way from the UK… even dressed the part of the Cackler, thrilling everyone involved with his commitment to the game and the lore leading up to the new edition early next year. (David’s one of the nicest, friendliest people you’ll ever meet, but his Cackler imitation caused a serious case of the heebie jeebies!)

All the Doomtown players were a joy to hang out and explore Tombstone with, and it was fantastic to see old friends and make new ones. While all of them were talented cardsharps (a few might even have been hucksters…), Lee-Patrick Fair seemed unstoppable throughout the tournament. Then he fell afoul of the Cackler and… well, if you want to read all about the actual tournament, who did what, and the incredible ending, we won’t steal Pine Box’s thunder… you can read all about it here

There’s a new Marshal in town!

For myself and Pinnacle, we’re eternally grateful for the love David & Christine Lapp, Richard Carter, David Orange, Alex Wirges, and the rest of the Pine Box crew have shown Doomtown and Deadlands, and we can’t wait to see what they do next. We’ve heard their plans, and they’re going to be just as unforgettable as this trip to “The Town Too Tough to Die.” We hope to see you there, partner!

Shane Hensley

~ Arizona

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This Friday, the Wildcards Are Back at East Texas University

This Friday (November 1st), school is back in session for the Wildcards and East Texas University.

It’s Junior year, and the shadows are deepening at ETU! Will the Study Group be able to stay a step ahead of the encroaching darkness? Or will they become the newest victims of the lurking evils in Pinebox, Texas?

Join the Dean (Jordan Caves-Callarman), Addie (Meghan Caves), Calvin (Gaurav Gulati), Josh (Jordan Pridgen), and Rhan (Dom Zook) for all-new Savage Worlds adventures, live on Saving Throw, this Friday at 8pm Pacific!

P.S. The Alumni Association in chat unlocked something mysterious last season, which will make the premiere doubly unusual… Be afraid!

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A Deadlands Noir Halloween One-Shot – Live on Twitch!

Wrap up Halloween week with a thrilling tale of terror set in the world of Deadlands Noir!

Friday, starting at 7pm Central, visit the Dice Tyrants channel on Twitch as Hugo-award-winning artist and writer Cheyenne Wright slides behind the GM screen to run a one-shot “spooktacular” adventure for a party of unsuspecting private eyes.

Who will survive A Night on Willow Hill? Tune in this Friday to find out… if you dare!

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