The Fighting Ravens of East Texas University

Savage Worlds on the WebIf you’re wondering what campus life is like at East Texas University, we recommend hanging out with the Fighting Ravens, Class of 2020 over on their Twitch channel!

Since November of 2016, the Fighting Ravens group has been posting live play sessions of East Texas University for all to enjoy. Whether you’re watching them live on Twitch or catching up on archived shows on their YouTube channel, the Fighting Ravens are sure to entertain.

Please note that some of their language and subject matter can get a bit salty from time to time. You have been warned!

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Game On Tabletop Launches with Fear Agent™ RPG and The Goon™ RPG

GameOn_Logo_FINAL_crop[11238]Beginning Tuesday, June 6th, you can now order your physical and PDF copies of both Fear Agent™ and The Goon™ via the brand new Game On Tabletop platform, created by our great friends across the pond at Black Book Editions.

Game On Tabletop takes over where Kickstarter leaves off, offering new backers a way to join the campaign with individually-priced rewards starting at $29.99 for a softcover + PDF copy of each book.

To find out more (and to get your hands on both Fear Agent™ RPG and The Goon™ RPG visit the Game On Tabletop site today.

 

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The Pinnacle Forums… Shall Rise Again!

Savage Worlds Web ForumTrust me when I say that we’re all frustrated about our forums being MIA. We know what a valuable asset they are, housing more than a decade’s worth of Q&As, ideas, suggestions, tutorials, house rules, and so much more, and because of that, we’re not about to let them go!

To explain to you all exactly what’s going on, allow me to hand control over to one of our resident webmasters, Brendan Quinn of Squid & Crow.

Take it away, Brendan!


Hey folks, Brendan from Squid&Crow here…

Jodi and Clint asked me to come out of my basement to give you an update on why the forums are taking so long to get back up. First, a little history… While peginc.com has been rebuilt a couple times from the ground up, the forums have largely stayed the same. phpBB, the software running the forum, had a massive essential upgrade that was performed a couple years back when we moved it over to pegforum.com, but aside from that it has largely been running on its own.

That all changed a few weeks ago when users started noticing that when they logged in, they were actually logging in as other users (with access to private messages, posts, etc). phpBB had another significant upgrade, and while we applied it successfully, it didn’t actually fix the login problem. Scouring support forums, running code reviews, etc., came up with nothing so we decided to shut the site down while we began a migration off of phpBB to vBulletin’s cloud services so that we could have forum software experts keeping an eye on things. 

The truth is, migration of this nature is outside of the Squid & Crow wheelhouse, so we needed to pull in another company specializing in data migration. The company we’ve been working with for the past few weeks has let us know now that for some reason their methodology of migration isn’t working with our database/server config and so we’re now searching for a new migration specialist. 

Believe us, folks, we want the forums back up as soon as humanly possible. And understand that we have the old site backed up completely from just as we were beginning to see the problem, so aside from the login issue being unresolved, the data is all still there. If you’ve had experience with migrating about 280,000 posts, and a few thousand user profiles from phpBB to vBulletin, shoot a note over to site.admin@peginc.com. We’re happy to take referrals for this kind of service.

Thank you!

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Doomtown: Reloaded is Goin’ Global

PBP 5 - Dude - 4R - Ivor Hawley Exp[11231]“Pestilence sends its regards.” – Ivor Hawley

As the Servitors prepare to reveal themselves during our July Kickstarter campaign to fund the Tales from the Epitaph supplement for Doomtown: Reloaded, Pine Box Entertainment will be running a number of world-wide Epitaph Series companion tournaments that you won’t want to miss.

Doomtown: Reloaded players in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, and the Philippines can gather ’round the tables, have a great time, and maybe walk away with some sweet, sweet prizes including the new Ivor Hawley promo card featuring incredible art by 2015 Marshal Winner, David Hammond.

Head over to the Pine Box Entertainment Epitaph Series page for a full schedule of events and up-to-the-minute information about the Tales from the Epitaph Kickstarter coming your way in July.

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Get the Inside Scoop from the Minion Minute Podcast

Savage Worlds Interviews on the WebWe’re forever keeping our eyes ears out for the latest gaming podcasts especially when some of our own get a chance to slide behind the mics and share inside scoops about current and upcoming projects.

Recently, the folks behind The Misadventures of Max’s Minions podcast caught up with a few familiar faces voices including Shane Hensley and Darrell Hayhurst for a series of interviews under the Minion Minute banner.

In Episode 5, Shane talks all about Savage Worlds, Conan: Rise of Monsters, and Torg: Eternity while in Episode 4, Darrell Hayhurst discusses his role as Line Developer for Torg: Eternity and his work on Savage Rifts®.

Visit the Misadventures of Max’s Minions Facebook page where you’ll find links to these and other fine interviews with additional Savage Worlds alumni including Ross Watson, Sean Patrick Fannon, and Sean and Robin Bircher.

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Steel Yourself for the 3rd Edition of Beasts & Barbarians

steeleditionEvoking the blood-soaked sensibilities of 1930s pulp fantasy adventures, Beasts & Barbarians is roleplaying in a cursed world of sword-wielding warriors, chainmail bikini-clad amazons, and dark sorcerers with Savage Worlds rules chugging away at its core.

After two well-supported and critically-acclaimed editions, GRAmel has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help summon up an all-new third edition of the game.

The full-color Beasts & Barbarians Steel Edition features streamlined rules, an extended timeline, lore, new gear, adventures, and monsters spread out over two jam-packed volumes: The Player’s Guide and The Game Master Guide. Rewards include hardcover books, custom Bennies, maps, dice, cardstock minis, and so much more.

Get ready to head back to the Dominions in the all-new Steel Edition of Beasts & Barbarians! Support the Indiegogo campaign today because Steel is stronger than Gold!

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Savage Licensee Spotlight: Third Eye Games

3eglogo1Since opening their doors in 2008, Third Eye Games, headed by Eloy Lasanta, has grown by leaps and bounds with multiple game lines, in-house systems, and, of course, a selection of amazing licensed products.

A few years ago, Third Eye launched the Savage Worlds edition of Apocalypse Prevention, Inc., a setting that pits the player characters as agents defending the Earth against ancient demonic forces! Last year, Third Eye released the Savage Worlds version of the Apocalypse Prevention, Inc. 2nd Edition Expansion adding 10 new races and gear customization rules. An anthology of API fiction is also available that includes a short story titled “Loch, Stock, and Barrel” penned by Pinnacle Entertainment Group’s very own Clint Black!

Next up for Third Eye Games will be a complete Savage Worlds update of all previously released Apocalypse Prevention, Inc. material from the first edition, so API fans have a lot to look forward to.

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Pre-Orders for Fear Agent™ and The Goon™ Launch Next Week

FA_Front_Cover900Goon_Front_Cover900Mark your calendars…

Starting next Tuesday, June 6th, you’ll be able to pre-order physical copies of both Fear Agent™ and The Goon™ on the brand new Game On Tabletop platform, created by our friends at Black Book Editions

Be the first one on your block to get these new books into your hands and onto your game tables! Subscribe to our newsletter for updates to find out exactly where to go and how to place your orders.

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A Stunning Update to the Science Fiction Companion PDF

Savage Worlds Science Fiction CompanionHeads up, Savage citizens of the galaxy…

We’ve dropped some Stun Grenades into the Science Fiction Companion PDF (as well as the free errata for those with physical copies of this invaluable book).

Be sure to download these updated documents today to learn what fun effects these little hand bombs have on unsuspecting foes!

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Pinnacle’s Plans for Gen Con 50

GenCon 50Even though Gen Con 50 is still several weeks away, those planning on attending will want to clear some space on their calendar now for both of our scheduled seminars on Saturday, August 19th at the Crowne Plaza, Victoria Station, in Room C/D:

From 5-6pm, it’s the official PEG Seminar where you’ll get all the scoop about upcoming Pinnacle and Pulposaurus plans straight from the mouths of those on the inside!

Immediately after that, from 6-7pm, stay in your seats as we hand the mics over to several of our awesome Official Savage Worlds Licensees to find out what Savage excitement they have in store for the future!

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