As many of you are aware, we’ve had more than our fair share of issues with our older forum software. For a while now, we’ve been working hard to migrate all the information from the old forum to a new one, but after a valiant effort (and we’re talking Matrix-style virtual Kung Fu battles here), it simply proved impossible.
And so… we’ve decided to move forward with an entirely new forum system which we’re setting up right now and expect to go live next week right after the Tuesday Update!
And if you’re worried about all the old forum information, don’t panic! While we can’t migrate the data, we are setting up a separate archive site so it will be totally accessible (just not interactive). You’ll still be able to search for all your answers and in-depth discussions there.
As always, thanks for your patience as we’ve worked our way through to the best solution possible and we’ll see you all in the new forum next week!
While we finalize all the details behind this here curtain, we wanted to share with you all exactly what we mean when we say “bigger and better.”
First off, Doomtown has always been a part of the Deadlands universe, but generally it has kept to its own sandbox. Now, with this next expansion, the game is directly, unequivocally, and officially tied to the entire Weird West!
Our previous title, “Tales From the Epitaph,“ didn’t really convey this significant change, so we’ve renamed it There Comes a Reckoning. You’ll see all the major Deadlands adversaries in the game including the four servitors: Reverend Grimme, Darius Hellstromme, Stone, and of course the one who started it all… Raven.*
We’ve also done more than just offer another Saddle Bag or Pine Box… We’ve created the TRUNK to help you house and organize your ENTIRE collection! This sturdy, heavy duty box not only contains There Comes a Reckoning, it also holds all your other cards, plus it comes with dividers to help you keep all six factions from quarreling with each other while you’re away. We’ll be sure to post some pics (inside and outside) of this bad boy soon!
When it comes time to support the Kickstarter, you’ll be able to pledge for just the cards, or for the deluxe Trunk, as you see fit, pardner!
Not only will you get a phenomenal new expansion and a heavy duty box to store everything in, to better integrate with the setting of the Deadlands roleplaying game, we’re including a gorgeous, full-color sourcebook for Doomtown: Reloaded with background and stats for the most interesting rascals, varmints, and critters found in the game… as well as featuring Ivor’s final stand on the cover, gloriously rendered by artist David Hammond.
And finally, we’re also including a complete copy of the rules, updated to the latest edition, featuring the most recent FAQ, and lavishly illustrated with some of the best art Doomtown has to offer!
We’ll let you all know the launch date just as soon as we nail down a few final details, but trust us… It won’t be much longer!
*For Deadlands RPG fans, this set comes before the events described in the Servitor Plot Point Campaigns. We’ll reflect those events as our timeline catches up in future updates.
For those who’ve been anxiously following the progress and delivery of items for both Fear Agent™ and The Goon™ for Savage Worlds, you’ll be delighted to know that all the products thus far released to Kickstarter backers are now available to all in PDF directly from our site.
This includes Character Archetypes for Fear Agent™ and The Goon™, GM Screen Inserts for Fear Agent™ and The Goon™, and GM Screen Adventures for Fear Agent™ (Feeding Time) and The Goon™ (The Great Bollaire Street Block Party).
Also, if you still want to jump on the print + PDF preorder, visit the Fear Agent™ and The Goon™ campaign page over at GameOnTableTop.com and get your hands on some cool freebies when you order!
These painting tutorials for our Sixth Gun miniatures are coming at us… fast and furious!
In previous weeks, Boardgamegeek.com user “Sam and Max” has covered Missy Hume, Asher Cobb, and the notorious General Oliander Bedford Hume. This time around, it’s everyone’s favorite six gun-totin’ anti-hero, Drake Sinclair.
While Sam and Max admittedly took a couple liberties with Sinclair’s final painted appearance, it is still a terrific step-by-step guide to making the most of your metal minis.
Find this and Sam and Max’s other excellent Sixth Gun miniature painting tutorials at Boardgamegeek.com. We look forward to seeing which character from The Sixth Gun is comin’ up next!
And if you’re feeling inspired, don’t forget that we have miniatures sets available for a few of our other titles including East Texas University, The Last Parsec, and Deadlands.
It’s time for a brand new Savage Worlds Actual Play Podcast, this time coming to your ears from the fine folks with the Minionworks Podcasting Network. Get ready for Borchardbriar:
“It is a dark time across the land – the foxlord, Renard, casts a long shadow from his castle across all Four Corners. In the wake of his rule, a perpetual autumn shrouds the land in red and gold. Food rots in fields, but never ripens. Each new moon, the furred folk of the Four Cities send their tithe of youth to his court. Drawing stones from his cauldron, some join his army… and others his larder. In the southern city of Clowdertown, resistance grows. Brought together by the raccoon crime boss, Papa Ringtail, they will strike back at the foxlord’s regime so that no more young will march into… Borchardbriar.”
The first episode focuses on character creation and is intended to be a pilot as well as a potential kickoff for a Patreon-backed limited series.
Give it a listen!
‘Ello there, gov’na! S’pose you be lookin’ for a fun, new way to pass the time, eh? Well, feast yer eyes on the latest parlour game from our good friend Michael Conn of Graven Brush Games called, Thick as Thieves!
Y’see sometimes we all like to take a little break between sessions of Savage Worlds and Thick as Thieves is ideal when you’ve got about 15-30 minutes to spare.
Thick as Thieves is a card game of devious cunning, backhanded mischief, and madcap antics all rolled up in a ridiculously loony Cockney accent! It’s a stand-alone, competitive game for two to six players, where you play a thief out on the prowl trying to snatch up the best loot the town has to offer before your friends do.
Keep your eyes out for them bobbies (the cops, o’course) and ‘av a look at the Thick as Thieves Kickstarter today!*
* Apologies to all our friends in the United Kingdom for our crude attempts at Victorian slang!
It seems like only yesterday that the premiere issue of Savage Worlds Explorer was released at the Origins Game Fair. Now, with Gen Con 50 just a few short weeks away, it’s time to make room on your shelf for Issue #2. And boy do we have a jam-packed second issue in store for you all!
This issue features adventures for Deadlands (“Shootout at the Circle-R Corral”) and Deadlands Noir (“His Brother’s Keeper”) both penned by John Goff, an episode of an ongoing serial for The Last Parsec (“Savage Tales of the Red Band”) by Matthew Cutter, and a mission for Weird War One (“Twilight of the New Dawn”) crafted by Teller. Plus there’s an exclusive sneak peek of the new Lion Man playable race from the upcoming Flash Gordon™ Roleplaying Game by Scott A. Woodard!
Click here for more information and to order order Volume 1, Issue 2 of Savage Worlds Explorer!
The Savage Worlds Explorer requires a copy of the Savage Worlds core rules and may also require the core books for each setting. Add a few dice, a deck or two of playing cards, a few eager explorers, and let the fun begin!
There are several factors involved in the planning and launching of a successful Kickstarter. Having been on that rollercoaster more than a few times already, we speak from experience.
There may be issues regarding shipping, timing concerns, or sometimes little unforeseen things you hadn’t even considered that pop up right when you’re actually putting the campaign together (“…wait, what if we…? Oh, now THAT would be awesome!”).
One of the issues we’re working on right now involves some brand new possibilities with our shipping partners, and thus we need a little more time to look into things and consider a few options. We’ve got players all over the world, and we want to make sure they can all enjoy the many awesome things we have in store.
We also recently found out our friends over at CoolMiniOrNot are launching their new Song of Ice and Fire miniatures game right in the middle of our proposed project. Winter is coming, and we certainly don’t want to risk getting frostbite! 😉
Finally, we’re really excited about another new idea that came up while we were addressing all this other stuff and we need a little more time to develop it. We think our long-time Doomtown players will definitely appreciate it if we can pull it all together.
We’ll post more here when we can and as always, thanks for your continued support, amigas y amigos!
The clock is ticking and you have until this Friday (July 21st) to cast your votes for this year’s ENnie Award Nominees!
This time around, Pinnacle Entertainment Group and Rifts® has received an impressive four nominations:
Cast your votes NOW at the ENnie Awards Website and please show your support for Pinnacle Entertainment Group and Rifts®. We look forward to this year’s awards ceremony at Gen Con on Friday August 18th, starting at 8pm at the majestic Union Station in downtown Indianapolis, IN.
If you’ve been thinkin’ of saddlin’ up and headin’ out into the wild and VERY weird West depicted in The Sixth Gun Roleplaying Game, users of the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop can now download the officially-licensed Sixth Gun Roleplaying Game add-on for the Savage Worlds Deluxe Ruleset for just $19.99.
Designed for Fantasy Grounds version 3.2.2 and higher, this add-on includes new Edges and Hindrances, guns and gear, Setting Rules, rules for sorcery and voodoo, an Adventure Generator, and a host of nefarious rogues, gadflies, and scoundrels.
Gather your Fantasy Grounds virtual posse together (no matter where they are in the world), download the Savage Worlds Deluxe Ruleset, grab the official Sixth Gun Roleplaying Game add-on, and discover the secret of the Six today!