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ETU Hits Finals with Kelley’s Bane One-Sheet

Kelley's Bane One-Sheet Adventure for East Texas UniversityWhat a long strange trip it’s been. I can’t believe we started out at East Texas University together earlier this summer, and now we’re finished.

That’s right, folks. With Kelley’s Bane—the new One-Sheet Adventure for ETU—we finish up all the stretch goals from the East Texas University/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter. But that doesn’t mean it’s the end. We’ll always be Best Fiends Forever! Keep watching for more things from Pinebox and its local university…or it might sneak up on you!

Speaking of Kelley’s Bane, what do you do when people start turning up headless around campus? Well, the heads aren’t missing so much as they just aren’t attached any more. But, still, that doesn’t seem like something you’ll want in the next recruiting brochure, does it? Get the latest totally free One-Sheet Adventure for ETU for a low-prep round of campus adventure. Just watch out, because some things actually go “bite” in the dark!

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What Do You Mean It’s Not “Smell on Earth”?

Hell on Earth Reloaded ErrataWho would’ve thought mistakes could happen in a post-apocalyptic, radioactive, doom-filled wasteland? On the up-side, the little weasels glow in the dark, so you can catch ’em pretty easy!

We’ve rounded up all the errors we could find in Hell on Earth and put ’em down with one handy-dandy Hell on Earth Errata PDF. Don’t fret too much—it’s barely as big as our free One-Sheet Adventures!

For electronic copies, new versions have all the edits made and current owners can download an updated copy from their point of purchase right now.

Sale on Savage Worlds for Fantasy Grounds

Fantasy GroundsHelp your Savage Worlds games reach out through the ether with Fantasy Grounds‘ on-line gaming tools. To beat the Black Friday rush, you can do it even cheaper with Fantasy Grounds Savage Worlds Sale! Wednesday, November 26 through Tuesday, December 2, all adventure modules will be 10% off.

Enjoy the Bounty of Our Licensee Cornucopia!

Savage Worlds on DTRPGIt’s an exciting week! First, there’s a whole passel of new Savage Worlds licensee products available. Second, I got to use the word “cornucopia” without getting looked at too funny.* Be sure to check it all out!**

Our licensees bring a lot to your gaming table, and not just some weird relish tray your great aunt keeps telling you was all the rage in the forties! Be sure to try a slice or two of their gaming desserts this holiday!

* Sure, it’s a little odd now, but if you use “cornucopia” around St. Patrick’s Day instead of Thanksgiving, it’s even weirder.

** You really don’t need to look any closer at my enjoyment in using “cornucopia.” Really.

XBox Entertainment Studios News

Stone and a Hard Place Cover PreviewAs many of you know, XBox Entertainment Studios licensed the rights for a Deadlands live action series. Unfortunately, Microsoft soon after decided to refocus on their core business and shut the studio down. A group of the development team remained to continue on with some of what they considered their top prospects, including Deadlands, but given the delays and other difficulties we eventually agreed to part ways. We thank the XBox team for their fantastic support and dedication to the project, and we can’t wait to see the work we all put into it land somewhere else.

As of November 1st, the Deadlands rights have reverted back to Pinnacle. Our AAA writer / director is still attached (we haven’t revealed who he is just yet) and his script and personal involvement is still getting lots of attention, so we’re hopeful we’ll land at another venue soon.

In the meantime, check out a preview of the stunning cover art for the Deadlands: Stone and a Hard Place Plot Point, set to release in December 2014. With your unflagging loyalty and support, Deadlands keeps on a-rollin’, amigos!

Thanks all!

Shane Hensley
Pinnacle

Visionary Update!

Deadlands in Visionary ComicsWe’ve had some GREAT developments on the fiction front with our partners at Visionary, and our friends at Tor and IDW. In January Tor will be announcing release dates for the first Deadlands novel from New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, and IDW will be doing pre-orders for the direct market edition of Dead Man’s Hand releasing in March. For those who missed it, Dead Man’s Hand is a collection of four, one-shot Deadlands comics Visionary published with well-known creators such as Ron Marz, David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Jeff Mariotte, and Bart SearsWe’ll get you all the info to pre-order this one from your local comics shop ASAP, so keep an eye out, and make sure you let them know you want a copy.

In light of Visionary, Tor, and IDW’s commitment and excitement and our own plans for the upcoming 20th anniversary of Deadlands, we’re putting the Stone graphic novel on the backburner for a bit longer to bring you a very important tale that will change the Weird West forever! We’ll tell you all about that VERY SOON. Look out, January will be HUGE!

Horrors of ETU Figure Flats Available for Everyone

Horrors of East Texas University Figure Flats PDFThe Horrors of East Texas University Figure Flats collection brings a set of 50 monsters, felons, miscreants, and demons to your happy little corner of the ETU campus! The characters in your ETU games have been lonely long enough—it’s time you introduced someone to play with them…

Horrors of East Texas University joins the existing Heroes of East Texas University Figure Flats and all the other great East Texas University and Degrees of Horror material just waiting to be given a good home. For less than ten bucks, it’s a bargain!

Of course, if you backed the ETU/DOH Kickstarter, you could download these a few days ago and do so for free. Be sure to catch those Kickstarter opportunities when they come around, friends and neighbors!

The Last Parsec Archetypes Now Available

The Last Parsec Archetypes Space can be mighty lonely, so it’s best to have some friends. The Last Parsec Archetypes will help you fill that void in the stars and your heart while bringing the known races to your table.

These thirteen ready-to-play archetypes can also be used for PCs, representing iconic JumpCorp crew members from all the core races of the Known Worlds. They’re ready to roll with The Last Parsec rules, the Figure Flats that come with the archetypes, or The Last Parsec Miniatures (which are coming soon).

For a complete list of who’s who (and what’s what), be sure to take a look at The Last Parsec Archetypes today!

Come to the Caliphate of Al-Shirkuh!

Realm Guide: The Caliphate of Al-ShirkuhWelcome to The Caliphate of Al-Shirkuh, a paradise for the Faithful! For merely a handful of coins, this marvelous book will guide you to the delights of this great city, introduce you to many illustrious persons, and reveal an enlightened and benevolent culture! Find danger and glory, learn of those who honor the gods, and fuel your imagination beyond reason.

Triple Ace Games presents The Caliphate of Al-Shirkuh, Realm Guide #20 for their Hellfrost: Land of Fire setting. Discover the secrets that lie within, including

  • Details on social structures, governance, and persons of great note,
  • Hundreds of new locations throughout the eight great cities, including the Little Shop of Horus and Meet for Meat,
  • An expansion of the Brotherhood of Unfortunate Souls, with information for players and GMs alike, and
  • Great and sundry knowledge of topics from funerary to flatter, and new herbs to new Edges!

Savage Characters, Volume 1—New from Dragonlaird

Savage Characters, Volume 1 from DragonlairdThey say adversity builds character, but maybe it’s time to let someone else do the character-building—and Dragonlaird has you covered with Savage Characters, Volume 1. This first volume gives you 20 characters, ready to go, covering several wildly different genres.

Each character comes with a full body portrait, stats and build path from complete Novice through Legendary rank, and adventure ideas for each and every rank on the way. Whether you need a fantasy character, a spacefarer, or a made man ready to fight with demons, you’re covered.

Check out Savage Characters, Volume 1 today.