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Necessary Evil Alien Update

NE_Aliens_Update_Cover_5ibThose sinister v’sori trapped your Necessary Evil: Breakout  in the limbo of game development, but hopefully only for a week more!

While you’re waiting, though, we have a free release for you, the Aliens Update for Necessary Evil (the first).  The original Necessary Evil used its own super powers system—the first one we created, in fact. Necessary Evil: Breakout uses the far more recent Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion. For those of you who want to play the original Necessary Evil, this supplement updates the k’tharen, v’sori, and their vehicles.

Check out Necessary Evil: Aliens Update today for a sneak peek at some of the changes in store for your heroes, and watch this space for more on Necessary Evil: Breakout!

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Minis from the West Invading Your Tabletop

Stone and Cackler MiniatuiresFret no more, amigo—we’ve got miniatures ready (or almost ready) for whatever version of the West your gang is takin’ on!

Sixth Gun RPG Miniatures and Stone/Cackler Miniatures are both ready for preorder right now! Stake your claim on Weird Wests Past, and have your minis shipped to you as soon as they’re ready to go.

If you’re more interested in the Wasted West, you might want to check out our Hell on Earth Miniatures. All of our product pictures have been updated with painted versions from Twisted Painting in the UK, and they’re willing to tackle your painting, too.

Focus on the little things in life, and get yourself some miniatures today!

The Cackler, Part 2, Loose on the World!

Cackler Issue 2It’s a good day to be a backer of the Cackler Graphic Novel Kickstarter! For you fine folks, the entire issue of The Cackler, Part 2 has been made available in the latest Kickstarter Update, which is visible only to backers. Folks with the digital rewards will also be getting codes to download the file at DriveThruComics, too.

Get a look at what a Deadland—a place totally terrorformed by fear—looks like as envisioned by legendary artist Bart Sears in that backers-only Update and on our posts at Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. Catch the Kickstarter Updates for more details, and start looking forward to Part 3!

Join John Goff at PAX Prime This Weekend

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouOur own John Goff will be at PAX Prime in Seattle on Sunday, August 30. He’ll be signing at the Uncle’s Games booth from 4:00-5:00 pm. He’ll even be surrounded by copies of some of his (and our) really cool stuff, including Deadlands Noir, Leviathan, Grim Prairie Trails, and the Hell on Earth Companion.

If nothing else, please drop by so he doesn’t have too much time on his hands. That is, after all, how we got the Night Train adventures. For all your characters’ sakes, keep him occupied!

LiveSheet: Bring Characters to Life on Your iPad

LiveSheet Savage Worlds Character Sheet for iPadsAlexander Winn has released LiveSheet, an iPad character sheet for Savage Worlds. If you’ve got an iPad, you really ought to go check it out—it looks pretty slick.

Did we mention that Alexander is apparently a very nice man? That’s right, he’s released it for free. I suspect you still have to provide your own iPad, though. There are limits.

Melvin Smif’s Birthday Present for You!

Melvin Smif's GeekeryMel Smif’s Geekery is celebrating Mel Smif’s birthday by giving you presents! Be sure to check out the Pitch Me a Game Birthday Contest for your chances to win.

That’s right, I said “chances.” He’s running two contests at the same time, with two separate prizes. The prize for the best Deadlands adventure pitch is a Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer’s Edition signed and personalized for the winner by our own Shane Hensley!

Don’t delay—start celebrating and writing today!

Lankhmar Archetypes, Reviews, and Preorder Bundles!

Lankhmar ArchetypesWe’ve got a handful of exciting Lankhmar tidbits for you this week. After all, more than a handful is too much to pick from someone’s pocket, and that’s not the Lankhmar way!

If you need some people to linger in the dark alleyways, be sure to check out the Lankhmar Archetypes. Get eight full-color, ready-to-play archetypes, iconic characters illustrated by several brilliant artists. Not only do you get a new Novice crew ready from the get-go, but with the mere flick of a switch, they turn into a Seasoned pack of terrors! Check the Lankhmar Archetypes today for a full list of characters and artists!

If you want to see what other folks have to say about Lankhmar—since we might be just a little biased in our unabashed enthusiasm—be sure to drop by GeekNative.com. Their Lankhmar review is up and ready for you.

The Lankhmar Preorder Bundles are still available, and still discounted! If you’re looking for everything and some cash back, this is definitely the way to go. Any PDFs are available immediately, and all your print products are currently scheduled to ship in November.* At this price, why not be a completist?

* Then again, this is Lankhmar stuff. You never know when it might sneak up on you…

Lankhmar #SavageHaiku Contest Winner Announced!

Lankhmar Haiku ContestFrom several fabulous entries, we’ve selected the winner of our #SavageHaiku contest for Lankhmar. After much debate, the victory goes to world-renowned alpaca breeder* Jeff Prather of Louisville, Kentucky, the Haiku Capital of the World.**

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for future contests, because everyone wins. Jeff gets his $50 credit to the Pinnacle Web Store, and you get to enjoy the following haiku!

I thought we were friends,
Now, your blade protrudes from me.
Black toga hides blood.

* To the best of my knowledge, this is totally untrue. In fact, I made it up as I was typing.
** Also totally untrue, as far as I know. I may have an issue.

Last Week to Back Enascentia!

Enascentia KickstarterDon’t miss your chance to back the Enascentia Kickstarter that closes in just a few days!

They’ve met their funding goals, so we can already look forward to this exciting new fantasy setting coming to Savage Worlds from the Italian-language gaming scene. With your support and a last-minute rally, who knows how many late-game stretch goals they can achieve? Backers have already “unveiled” an adventure by Enascentia author Edoardo Dalla Via, and the next stretch goal adventures are penned by Umberto Pignatelli (Beasts & Barbarians), Sean Fannon (Savage Rifts, Shaintar), and Darren Pearce (Doctor Who RPG, Savage Suzerain).

Be sure to check out the Enascentia Kickstarter for full details on backer rewards and stretch goals, and be sure to tell all your friends, too!