Clint and Jodi Black Gaming Guests of Honor at ConCarolinas 2017

pantherwebsizeThis weekend, our very own Clint Black and Jodi Black are the Gaming Guests of Honor at ConCarolinas 2017! Clint and Jodi will be on-hand to talk about Savage Worlds, Conan: Rise of Monsters, and Carolina Game Tables!

Saturday night, don’t miss Clint’s Savage Worlds game, The Prophecy of the Omen of Hell`s Cheerleaders running from 8pm to Midnight:

“The Brotherhood of the Celestial Torch fights the forces of Hell wherever they appear, but are better known in the supernatural community as…Demon Hunters!

But all Demon Hunters have to start somewhere, and that place is Omega level for newbies (and has-beens). As a member of Chapter Omega Twelve, it’s time for your first mission. You know the other members of the Brotherhood believe in you as they are already taking bets on when you kill your first monster…at least that’s what you think the “Time Till Death” pool is about.

Welcome to the last job you’ll ever have. Welcome to the Demon Hunters!”


New Savage Worlds Reviews On the Web

Savage Worlds Reviews on the WebWe love reviews of our products, especially detailed ones that really get down to brass tacks about each item. While there’s certainly no substitute for playing (or running) our games, you can learn a lot from a solid review and that’s why we’re always happy to share ’em with y’all.

First up, it’s a look at Savage Worlds from Pedro Galicia of the Creating World Walkers podcast. While relatively new to the fast, furious, and fun world of Savage Worlds, it sounds like he and his players are having a great time using the core rules for his original setting described as Stephen King’s It meets the TV series “Stranger Things.” Pedro writes: “I’m hooked on Savage Worlds. The system is smooth, has room for creativity, has an engaging initiative system, and most importantly inspires me to explore the game more.” Check out his entire review posted at his blog.

Over at Games Gazette Online, Chris Baylis has posted reviews of the Rifts®: Game Master’s Handbook, Rifts®: The Tomorrow Legion Player’s Guide, and Rifts®: Savage Foes of North America. From Juicers and Crazies to Ley Line Walkers and Mystics, Chris digs deep into the wild world of the Rifts® Megaverse®: “Savage Worlds Rifts® offers so many possibilities to both GMs and players. It is a mix of fantasy, reality, magic, myth, mystery, life, and apocalyptic survival. It is the clashing of two behemoths of role-playing.”

Lastly, DriveThruRPG featured reviewer, Cedric C. visits Savage Tales of Horror: Volume 3, offering brief reviews of each of the five terrifying tales included in that particular volume. Of all three books in the Savage Tales of Horror series, Cedric writes: “…given the mortality rates in horror, and gaming groups who can only meet for a one-shot game, these collections are an excellent way for roleplayers to play a variety of horror settings without having to learn another roleplaying game system.” Read Cedric’s review and find out if you’re ready to face your fears!


Play Savage Worlds in Western New York!

Savage Worlds CommunitiesSavage Worlds fans in the Western New York area (from Buffalo to Rochester and all points in between) can find games and other events through the WNY Savages, a dedicated group that organizes monthly gatherings at both Dragon Snack Games in Buffalo and Just Games in Rochester. These fun-filled “Savage Sundays” are open to players of all skill levels, and feature convention style one-shots as well as the occasional ongoing campaign.

The WNY Savages can also be found at many local conventions and in other venues such as Queen City Conquest, Running GAGG, SimCon, and UBCon. If you really want in on a sweet deal, pledge for the Queen City Conquest 2017 Kickstarter now!

To find out more about the WNY Savages and their upcoming gatherings, follow them on Facebook and be sure to tell ’em Pinnacle sent ya’!


Are You Ready to Brave the Torg Eternity Storm?

TorgKickstarterThe Torg Eternity Kickstarter launches tomorrow, Wednesday, May 31st.

Torg was a foundational game that gave our founder, Shane Hensley, his professional start in the game industry, and he was also the lead designer of this brand new edition coming from Ulisses Spiele North America. Check it out here and get ready to brave the Torg Eternity storm yourself.

It’s time to defend Earth against the raiders!


Community Opportunity: Support Sara’s Brain Tumor GoFundMe

saraPinnacle Entertainment is so much more than just a game company. Internally, we all feel like members of a rather special family.

Recently, one of our long-time webmasters, Sara Quinn, found out she has a brain tumor. Sara and her husband Brendan (collectively known as Squid & Crow) have been working closely with us for years now, and we all want nothing more than to see Sara rise above this and come out triumphant and healthy.

At the moment, Sara and Brendan are having some serious issues with their insurance company and as the tumor needs to be treated sooner than later, they have set up a GoFundMe to help pay for the imminent procedure and all related expenses.

If you would like to help out, please visit Sara’s GoFundMe page to make a donation and be sure to follow Sara’s blog for updates on her progress. We’re all pulling for you, Sara!


Get the PDFs of Fear Agent™ and The Goon™ Now!

KS_Cover_DoubleAfter our recently successful Kickstarter double-shot of Fear Agent™ and The Goon™ (huge thanks to everyone who helped us rocket past our goals!), PDFs of both RPGs are now (yes, NOW) available for download! If you are a Kickstarter backer or picked up a copy before today (we sneakily let our social media subscribers know), please re-download the files, which have been updated.

Grab Fear Agent™ and The Goon™ for just $19.99 each and start gaming in these totally wild universes based on the amazing comics from our good friends over at Dark Horse Comics™.

And while you’re there, snag our cheap as free blank Character Sheets, One Sheet Adventures, and Creature Features for both RPGs to get your games on right away!

Also, watch this space because news about pre-ordering physical copies of these books is coming soon.


Conan: Rise of Monsters is Coming to Kickstarter!

Conan: Rise of MonstersOne of the greatest “savage” swords ever was the one wielded by Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, and soon you’ll command the mighty Cimmerian himself along with his legions of allies (and enemies) in the game, Conan: Rise of Monsters!

Developed by the gang over at Pulposaurus Entertainment including our own Shane Hensley along with George Vasilakos, Timothy Brown, Jack Emmert, Mack Martin, and illustrator Victor Moreno, Conan: Rise of Monsters (CROM for short—see what they did there?), is an officially licensed, pre-painted miniatures battle game that pits King Conan and his Circle of Iron against Thoth-Amon and the blasphemous Legion of Set!

To make matters even more epic, Pulposaurus Entertainment is now owned by Pinnacle Entertainment Group, so you won’t have to go far to keep up with all the latest news from the Hyborian Age!

Support the Kickstarter for Conan: Rise of Monsters launching June 13th to discover what is best in both life and in pre-painted miniatures battle games!


Choosing Doomtown: Reloaded at GenCon 2017

PBP 7 - Legend - Darius Hellstromme[10092]While the Kickstarter for our next Doomtown: Reloaded supplement, Tales from the Epitaph, is still a few weeks away, we’re already making a few plans for Gen Con 2017 that Doomtown fans won’t want to miss.

The Evil is a Choice event will be your chance to play Doomtown: Reloaded with the new Legends card type and score a limited, full bleed, Servitor promo card (just like Dr. Darius Hellstromme pictured here). You’ll swear allegiance to a Servitor of your choice and then fight for supremacy alongside them. The winner of this event will have the opportunity to choose the name of a Legend that will appear in a future release!

Follow the link to this upcoming event and get your tickets now to guarantee your spot at the tables!


The Storm is Returning! Torg Eternity by Ulisses Kickstarts May 31st

TorgYou may have heard that our founder, Shane Hensley, got his professional start working on the game Torg: Roleplaying the Possibility Wars, originally published by West End Games way back in 1990. Many of the core concepts of Savage Worlds come from Torg, and Shane is very happy to have served as the lead designer of the new edition, Torg Eternity published by Ulisses Spiele North America.

We consider Ulisses family… we share offices and Shane helps out with several of their new games, including Torg and others you’ll hear about soon.

The storm returns via Kickstarter on May 31st. Keep your eyes on the Torg Eternity website and follow the official Facebook page for all the latest news.


Conventions + Pinnacle Personnel = Savagely Good Times

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouThis weekend (Memorial Day weekend for those in the U.S.) several convention-goers may just find themselves crossing paths with a few of us from Pinnacle Entertainment!

Catch up with Sean Patrick Fannon at Manticon 2017 in Bloomington, MN where he’ll be running a little Freedom Squadron set in David Weber’s Honorverse.

Find John Goff at MisCon 31, Missoula, Montana’s Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention where he’ll be doing panels on everything from game design to running successful campaigns as well as GMing Deadlands: Reloaded and Weird War II.

Lastly, Scott Woodard will be running The Sixth Gun RPG and a Flash Gordon RPG preview at KublaCon 2017 in Burlingame, CA.

As always, be sure to check our Conventions page to find out if your next con will be a savage one!