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GRAmel Releases The Dread Shard for Beasts & Barbarians

The Dread ShardA great feast is the perfect opportunity to eat, drink, be merry, and stop a barbarian invasion. Can you save one of the Iron Empire’s biggest cities? Can you stop the nefarious plot hidden in the revelry around you? Can you survive the constant lure of free wine?

GRAmel brings you The Dread Shard, a Beasts & Barbarians adventure for any group of heroes.

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Smiling Jack Posts Episode 25: Mix and Mash!

Smiling Jack's PodcastSmiling Jack’s Bar and Grill podcast has just released Episode 25: Mix and Mash! Join your hosts—Chris “Savage Mommy” Fuchs, Doug aka Steve, and Justin Suzuki—for an hour of Savage Worlds audio goodness.

Like a mighty river, the topics flow where they want to. Start with their Savage Worlds experiences since the last show, slide into troublesome player woes, and hit the highlights of new Kickstarters and releases. The next bend brings us to RPG addiction and how easy (or not) gaming would be to give up, and gaming communities. End your journey with a discussion of the Savage Worlds Adventure Deck, mixing settings, and the announcement of the next actual play podcast!

The joy is in the journey, so spend a little time with ol’ Smiling Jack today.

Purgatory Comes to Wendigo Tales

Purgatory from Wendigo TalesThis week brings you Purgatory—the newest release for Wendigo Tales Season Two—written by Ed Stark. Season Two continues in the world of Necessary Evil, where the super villains of earth have to fight an occupying alien force and their own baser natures to save the planet!

Julia Vern did everything she could to hide her identity, stay out of trouble, and avoid the alien invaders who had taken over her city. But there are few secrets Dr. Destruction cannot penetrate. The leader of Earth’s resistance found Julia and has offered her the one thing he knows will make her become the deadly Professor Purgatory once again. He’s found the v’sori who tortured the super villain—and killed her beloved sidekick. Will vengeance be enough motive to fight the good fight, and just how “good” will it be?

Be sure to check out the previous tales from Season Two—Faces of Destruction (insanely, still free), Thicker Than Water, and Fallen—or any of the stories of the Weird Wars from Wendigo Tales: Season One.

Fangs of the Viper—New One Sheet Adventure for Weird Wars: Rome

Weird Wars: Rome Fangs of the Viper One SheetFangs of the Viper is a new One Sheet adventure for Weird Wars: Rome. Can you and your valiant men save a stolen princess from some local bandit called “The Viper”? Or will you find that this remote desert contains tricks, treachery, and the truly unreal that casts a long shadow over the Empire in Weird Wars: Rome?

Check out our full line-up of Weird Wars: Rome material to bring your games through an Empire that changed the world and saw darkness spring from its war-torn corners. Fangs of the Viper joins our collection of other One Sheet adventures, all of which are still completely free for the taking! Get a taste of the whole range of Savage Worlds settings with these great freebies, or adapt them to your preferred setting.

Fangs of the Viper was written by Jason E. Roberts, creator of FVLMINATA (and the free Savage Worlds conversion notes for it).

Play a Game with Shane Hensley and John Goff at GameStorm!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouDrop by GameStorm March 20-23 in Vancouver, Washington and join in a game with Shane Hensley (Pinnacle’s chief and founder) and John Goff (Pinnacle writer). You’ll probably get to see a fair bit of Shane, since he’s the RPG Guest of Honor and all!

If you’re wondering just what sort of game Shane’s cooked up, you’re in luck. He’s running two different Savage Worlds scenarios:

  • The Midnight Sons (and Daughters!): Marvel’s Midnight Sons are sent into the Everglades to investigate rumors of a powerful spirit rising in the dark swamp. The Midnight Sons include Morbius the Living Vampire, Man Thing, Ghost Rider, and Werewolf by Night to name a few. Try out the Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion in this horror-themed “romp in the swamp.” Male and female versions of Marvel’s best horror-themed heroes and heroines are provided, and no experience is necessary.
  • The Last Parsec: Check out Pinnacle’s upcoming science fiction setting, The Last Parsec. JumpCorp is looking for brave men and women of all species willing to venture to the limits of known space, explore strange planets, study alien flora and fauna, and generally discover the secrets of the universe! Characters provided, and no experience needed.

I can’t say that I know exactly what John Goff is running, but if you consider that he’s the cheery mind behind Night Train and much of Deadlands Noir, you probably know just how many fluffy bunnies and magical unicorns to expect in his Deadlands Noir and Deadlands: Hell on Earth games!

It’s an occasion not to be missed. Turn out, meet some Savage Worlds luminaries, and have a good time gaming!

Catch an Actual Play of a Clint Black Con Game

The Goblin BeatSo, there we were at ConNooga, having a good time gaming, enjoying the company, and being generally revelrous. We didn’t notice the alignment of the stars. We didn’t all really think about Clint Black’s Savage Saturday Night game of “Sci-Fi” original movie look-alike infamy, Arctigator Vs. Crocosharkasaurus [Honest to Pete, this is not a typo.—Ed.]. Nobody gave it a second thought as Matt, Danny, and Brandon from The Goblin Beat set up some recording equipment to capture an actual play of the game, con noise and all.

That means now we have an actual play recording of a live Arctigator Vs. Crocosharkasaurus game. Forever. Loose in the world.

Turn the “camp” dials to eleven, see how Savage Worlds can emulate the boundaries of “cinema,” and join in the fun!

Print Preorder Available for Interface Zero 2.0

Interface Zero 2.0 Print PreorderDid you miss the Interface Zero 2.0 Kickstarter, but still wish you could get a physical copy of the book? Well, it’s your lucky day!

For a limited time, GunMetal Games is offering a chance to pre-order Interface Zero 2.0: Full Metal Cyberpunk for the same price as the Kickstarter backers. That’s 320 pages of future dystopia “goodness” for only $50.99—ten bucks off the eventual cover price!

Don’t wait. This offer is limited, and you never know when someone’s going to hack your custom-coded cyber-limbs to stop you from getting their copy!

Eldritch Skies Joins the GM’s Day Sale

Eldritch SkiesBattlefield PressEldritch Skies setting now brings the cold terror of Cthulhu and science to DriveThru RPG’s GM’s Day Sale. That brings the count of Savage Worlds licensee products on sale to over 300! Don’t delay, because the GM’s Day Sale ends on the Ides of March (otherwise known as March 15).

Take a (currently discounted) journey to the near future, a 2030 where we’ve stepped into space and found aliens, monsters, and supremely, indifferently dangerous gods. Explore space—and our own terrestrial corners—as man was both not meant to know and destined to embrace. Look to the Eldritch Skies today!

Wendigo Tales Going to Purgatory

Wendigo TalesNext week, Wendigo Tales Season Two continues with Purgatory, from Ed Stark.

No, neither Iron Man nor the Lord of Winterfell is writing for us. “Our” Ed Stark has been an author and game designer for more than two decades. His time in tabletop gaming has included working on Paranoia, Star Wars, Dungeons & Dragons, and many other, including serving as the Lead Designer for Birthright and Creative Director for Dungeons & Dragons during the development of Third Edition and 3.5! He’s since moved to the computer game industry, working on Firefall, Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online, and Elder Scrolls Online for Zenimax.

But fiction still beats loud in Ed’s heart (even without a miniature arc reactor), and we’re all excited about his addition to the Necessary Evil series of our fiction line, Wendigo Tales. Come back next week to get your hands on all the textual goodness!