ChupacabraCon KickStarter Specials!

ChupacabraCon 4 KickstarterWait, what? ChupacabraCon has a Kickstarter now?

Oh, sure, it’s a wildly successful convention in its fourth year. Sure, ChupacabraCon has become one of the best places to hang out with gaming industry professionals in a much more relaxed environment than Gen Con. Sure, ChupacabraCon is a great gaming experience for the whole family. And, most importantly, ChupacabraCon will definitely happen May 12-14 no matter what comes of the ChupacabraCon Kickstarter!

So, why then? The ChupacabraCon Kickstarter has several benefits. With enough participation, they’ll have more money to bring in even more special guests, add more special features, and just sprinkle the whole town with special dust! It’s also an opportunity for the frugal among you to get a better deal on preregistration than you can get anywhere else! For those of you who might be a little more giving, you can turn those savings into scholarship funds to help students who couldn’t afford to attend come enjoy the convention with you—heck, you can even just sponsor someone if you can’t even attend yourself!

Be sure to check out the ChupacabraCon guest lists both past and present. Clearly, we enjoy it, and you can expect to see many of the Pinnacle Staff returning in 2017 as well. And if you can trust anyone’s tastes, it’s ours.* Be sure to check out the ChupacabraCon Kickstarter for full details on backer options and levels today!

* Except maybe Joel’s. And you can trust me on this one—I’m Joel

Shaintar Guidebook: Olara Released

Shaintar Guidebook: OlaraOlara—a country born in war and at it ever since. The first Olaran King, with assistance from the Dwarves beneath him and the neighboring Elves, fought for freedom from the evil Kal-A-Nar empire. These seemingly dour people have turned war and honor into an art, but can still revel in the few times when the fighting stops.

Shaintar Guidebook: Olara from Savage Mojo brings you new gear, edges, powers and fighting styles along with everything you need to campaign in Olara or create a great PC or NPC! Be sure to give it a look today!

Dual Bulls-eyes for the Deadlands Double-Shot Kickstarters!

Deadlands Double-Shot Kickstarter Thanks!Sometimes, all you can do is tip the brim of your dusty hat and offer up your most sincere “Thanks, amigo.” That time is upon us.

With nearly 3,000 backers and nearly ten and twenty times our funding goals, we’re once again humbled by your enthusiasm. Thank you for your support and excitement—those are the things that keep us stumblin’ on down the dangerous trails of the Weird West!

If you missed out on the Deadlands Classic 20th Anniversary Edition Kickstarter or the Deadlands: Good Intentions Kickstarter, don’t panic. You’ll still be able to get the books and enjoy the Weird West of twenty years ago as well as the final installment of the Servitors story arc. You’ll just have to wait out the backers and be jealous of their Kickstarter exclusives…we’ll offer preorders for Good Intentions and the 20th Anniversary Edition of Deadlands Classic soon. We can’t offer any more of that Boxed Set, though!

If you want to whet your Deadlands appetites,* then get ready to feast your eyes! Check out the Deadlands Reloaded Actual Play and the Deadlands Classic Actual Play videos. You’ll even get to see some friendly, familiar faces—and you’ll get to watch them suffer for your amusement.

* Assuming you’ve not gone all wendigo on us. After all, we’re happy to give you what you crave as long as it isn’t actually us!

It’s Murderthon Time for Savage Rifts®!

Murderthon, An Adventure for Savage RiftsCongratulations! You’ve been invited to participate in the newest Juicer blood-sport! Sure, it’s freakishly violent, but they’re so very popular.

The one-night special event looks good with its funds for charity and fantastic cash prizes, but something smells as fishy as a Mega-barrel of sardines. Can you find out what’s going on before you’re thrust into the ring? After all, how dark does the truth have to be to use blood-sport as its “innocent” cover?

Grab your copy of Murderthon, an adventure for Savage Rifts®, today and discover the truth for yourself!

Savage Worlds in the Fantasy Grounds Top Five!

Savage Worlds on the Web: An Interview with Shane HensleyThe folks over at ENWorld just posted a list of the Most Played Games on Fantasy Grounds by ruleset, and we’re feeling pretty good about.

Not only did we make the top five, but the top five is basically Savage Worlds and four flavors of D&D—even the list article says so!

Thanks again, folks. We make these games for you to play, so it’s really nice to see that you’re playing them!

Aliens and Adversaries Available for All!

Tricky Troll's Savage Bestiary: Aliens and AdversariesIs the space in your sci-fi game a little too empty? Fill it up with Tricky Troll Game’s newest offering, Savage Bestiary: Aliens and Adversaries!

Savage Bestiary: Aliens and Adversaries contains 40 sci-fi themed monster for Savage Worlds roleplaying games, including seven creatures ready to be used as PC races! Classic sci-fi beasts as well as more unique creations are included to fill your far reaches of space with adventure!

Watch and Join the Biggest Shaintar Game Ever—For Charity!

Savage Worlds for a Good CauseSean Patrick Fannon is a big personality who runs big games for a big time. This weekend, he tries his biggest, most epic, gamiest Big Epic Game of Shaintar ever—all to help a young girl in her fight against cancer.

The Final Crusade: The Battle of Camondel runs October 9 in Denver as part of Gamers Giving’s Thanksgaming 2016. This year’s fundraising is to support “The Mighty T” in her battle against leukemia. We’re all hoping she Aces her Vigor rolls, and you can be her Bennies!

There will be two dozen players at the tables in Denver, and the event is going to be livecast. Watch it on YouTube Live Stream, and you can be the secret hand of destiny. That’s right, your donations not only help T’s cancer fight, but they also let you affect the battle. Watch, kibitz, and donate your way into history! Get the full details here and be ready for a good time this Saturday.

Sean, Ed Dolittle, and Carinn Seabolt are raising money in other ways, too. You want to see one or all of them bald? Check out the fundraising page and see what else you might want.

We’ve always been impressed by your generous response to a good cause. While it’s great to have friends and fans, it’s even better to have you folks as friends and fans. We hope you’re as proud of yourselves as we are.

Deadlands Double-Shot Kickstarters Closing Soon!

Deadlands 20th Anniversary Edition KickstarterDeadlands: Good Intentions KickstarterOur double dose of Deadlands Kickstarters is almost finished—the Deadlands Classic 20th Anniversary Edition Kickstarter and the Deadlands: Good Intentions Kickstarter both close this Thursday, September 29th at 10 pm Eastern!

If you’ve not staked your claim to one or both of these, then now is the time to do it, amigo. Don’t take our word for it, either—the roughly two thousand friends and fellow Deadlands fans who have joined up so far are a pretty ringing endorsement all on their own!

Speaking of friends, make sure that your whole posse knows about the Thursday deadline! What sort of compadre would you be if you let your buddies sleep through this chance twenty years in the making? Don’t wait too late, or that manitou keepin’ you going might just make you miss out!

Thunder Moon Rising Rises in the Charts!

Thunder Moon Rising, a TOR Deadlands NovelDeadlands: Thunder Moon Rising hit the stands last week, and it looks like it packed a mighty punch! The second novel in the Deadlands series is shaking the charts, hitting number one for science-fiction westerns and in the top ten for other western genres.

And the reviews are already coming in! Amanda Dyar of BioGamer Girl remarked that “Deadlands: Thunder Moon Rising is a great book that can not only be enjoyed by tabletop gamers but also fans of steampunk, science-fiction, and history. The author does an immaculate job of creating a world that fans of Deadlands can truly explore and enjoy.”

Get your copies today from Amazon and at finer bookstores everywhere!

FG-Con Online October 14-17!

Fantasy Grounds Convention 9Got a computer and want to play some games? Of course you do! Go sign up for FG-Con, the online game convention powered by Fantasy Grounds.

This is the ninth FG-Con, and it runs October 14-17. They’re currently accepting player sign-ups, and the free demo of Fantasy Grounds is all you need to participate. Join in before all the Savage Worlds games get snapped up!

Don’t let something like this or any other exciting Fantasy Ground news pass you by—sign up for the Smiteworks Newsletter today to keep on top of all the news!