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Deadlands Classic Bundles

Deadlands Classic Bundle of HoldingExpand (or start) your Deadlands Classic library and support two worthy causes at Bundle of Holding!

For a limited time, you can get the core collection of Deadlands Classic rulebook PDFs for only $10.95. That’s over a $20 savings, and ten percent of your payment (not the profits, mind you) is split between the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. If you beat the threshold, you’ll get seven more great Deadlands Classic titles—that’s an $82 value with the possibility of more PDFs being added later!

Whether you’re a die-hard Deadlands Classic player, want to support some fine charities, or want to catch up on your Deadlands history before the upcoming Xbox Originals Deadlands series, this is your chance to do just that. Heck, you can do all three things at once, amigo!

What you can’t do, though, is wait. This is a limited time offer, and it won’t survive a week on the internet. Get it while you can, partner!

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Catch Shane, Jodi, and Clint at a Con Near You!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouThe cycle of life is eternalApril showers bring May flowers, Mayflowers bring pilgrims, and summer brings Pinnacle out to conventions. You might have learned something else in middle school science class, but that’s what I got, and it’s true!

Shane Hensley will be at Phoenix Comicon. Come on out June 5-8 in lovely Upper Des Moines [Okay, it really is in Phoenix...you got me...] and say hi. Among other things, he’ll be hosting a panel with all the Deadlands news. Come on by and catch up on the RPG projects, the upcoming Xbox Originals Deadlands series, and anything else he lets slip. [He's bad for that, you know. Can't keep a secret for beans.]

Clint and Jodi Black will be at Storm-Con in Charleston, June 20-22. You can sign up for their gaming on Warhorn—that’s all the gaming, including the Savage Worlds games and even Clint’s game.

That’s right, Clint’s running a preview game of East Texas University called Early Attrition. It’s the beginning of your freshman year at ETU, and you had to check in early because of a scheduling issue. There aren’t many other students on campus yet, and they’re showing a horror movie in the courtyard of the student center. You and your new friends have all decided to go since there’s not much else to do and the guy from student services guaranteed you’d be scared before the night was over!

Find Us in SciFi Max and Game Trade Magazine

Savage Worlds in the MediaI know. You’re sitting there, looking at this screen, thinking, “If only there were some way I could read more stuff from or about Pinnacle, that would really make my day. If only…” Well, fret no more—we seem to be everywhere this week!

If you’re a fan of our Wendigo Tales fiction, the world of Necessary Evil, or free things, then this is your lucky day. Fallen, a tale from the world of Necessary Evil written by our own Shane Hensley, is included in this issue of SciFi Max. No, really—a free magazine with a free story in it! You can’t beat a deal like that no matter how much your skill die aces, so don’t try—just enjoy it.

If you want to read more about us, be sure to check out the newest issue of GTM (Game Trade Magazine). There’s an article about this year’s new Companions for Savage Worlds—the Science Fiction Companion and the Super Powers Companion (Second Edition)—with Shane Hensley and Clint Black. Look for GTM on the web and as a printed magazine in your local game store.

A Note for Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2014Our Tuesday update schedule makes it difficult to be timely for Monday holidays. While we might be a bit behind, we’d like to thank all those who have not simply served, but have paid the highest price to do so. Your service honors us, your bravery humbles us, and your eternal duty demands our gratitude. Thank you.

I [Joel Kinstle] have a personal note for those who served or lost someone in Vietnam. Without you, my father would not have been able to stay home with my mother and my three older siblings. Of the many things I can say about my father, “likely to have survived Vietnam” just isn’t on that list. Without you, I probably wouldn’t be here today, and my mother would have spent yesterday laying a wreath. If you have ever wondered if anyone appreciated you, be assured that at least I do.

Song of the Siren—New One Sheet for Day After Ragnarok!

Song of the Siren for The Day After RagnarokOur good friends at Atomic Overmind Press are back at it with Song of the Siren—a new One Sheet adventure for The Day After Ragnarok!

Magnolia Petroleum is setting up offshore drilling rigs in what used to be Louisiana; things were going as expected until “mermaids” started capsizing their supply boats and chewing on the sailors. Can the heroes survive their own encounter with les Sirenes Grande?

TAG Releases Realm Guide for The Salt Marsh

The Salt MarshThe verdant landscape of the Salt Marsh has lured many a curious traveler to his death. For sure it is rich in ruins untouched by human hands, but it is also home to fierce gator­men whose ancient civilization is threatened by civil war, as well as more dangerous foes.

Triple Ace Games is presents The Salt Marsh, Realm Guide #15 for their Hellfrost: Land of Fire setting. The sodden saline ground covers

  • Over a dozen more places to explore, including the City of Frogs and the Temple of Taweret,
  • A look at the gatormen—their society, their military, and their problems,
  • More perils, including new diseases, remedies, and flora,
  • Adventure seeds and reasons for visiting the Salt Marsh, and
  • New locations, major NPCs, minor deities and monsters—including the much-feared croco-sphinx!

Join the ETU Recruiting Staff Today!

ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter CampaignThe ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter campaign is off to a booming start! You met our initial funding targets in a matter of hours last week, and that’s still going strong.

But we don’t just want your money. Nosiree. Like Uncle Sam and the boogie man, we want you! Now that ETU/Degrees of Horror is funded, all of our stretch goals are based on the number of backers we get. Whether you’re coming to the party with a wheelbarrow of fifties or grabbing the economy package, you make the difference. Call your friends, wake the neighbors, and raise the dead—ETU is a place where everybody matters.

So far, our creepy college party is big enough for its own soundtrack (“Trouble in Texas”) and ten full-color, full-page, ready-to-play archetypes with Figure Flats included! Check the ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter campaign for details on future stretch goals, including more Figure Flats, adventures, online tools, and the digital 12 to Midnight library! Your time at ETU will be filled with all sorts of (probably death-defying) excitement—you should bring along a friend.

If you want to hear more about the ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter campaign or ETU in general, the web has been a busy place. Roleplayers Chronicle has an article about the ETU Kickstarter, you can get Tommy’s Take on East Texas University from the Most Unread Blog on the Internet, or check out The Hardboiled GMShoe’s interview with Preston Dubose and Ed Wetterman, the creators of ETU!
[If you're after an interview of your own, contact Jodi Black to see what we can do!]

German Review of Deadlands: The Last Sons

The Last Sons for DeadlandsIt’s always nice to hear that people are talking about your games, even if you have no idea what they’re saying.

Teilzeithelden, a German gaming site, has a review of The Last Sons for Deadlands. We certainly didn’t get a “nein”—it looks like they really liked it!

Once you read (if you can) the review, be sure to check out The Last Sons and all of the other support for Deadlands: Reloaded.

Two Deadlands Featured in Meeple Monthly!

Meeple Monthly MagazineMay’s Meeple Monthly (Issue #17) has a one-two punch of Deadlands goodness!

First up, there’s an article from our own John Goff, “A Real Detective Story in Deadlands: Noir.” John talks about his experience as a game writer, as an actual private detective, and about bringing those two worlds together in Deadlands: Noir. [I dare you to read it without hearing it narrated like a noir movie in your head. Go ahead. Try.]

Second, there’s an article about the upcoming release of Doomtown: Reloaded, an update to the classic Doomtown card game based off the Deadlands storyline. It’s not the first thing to crawl back out of a grave in Deadlands, but I bet it’s one people are happy to see!

Meeple Monthly is one of those old-fashioned printed magazines. Get on out to your local gaming store and put your actual hands on an actual copy today! [Trust me, those trees would turn you into a magazine first if they could! Don't feel bad.]