The King is dead, long live The King!
Yep, you heard right, savages. After several years of expertly compiling and presenting the most exciting, up-to-the-minute Savage Worlds news each and every week, the great Joel Kinstle, math teacher extraordinaire, has abdicated his journalistic throne to focus his Power Points elsewhere for a little while.
Which leads us to me (the guy in the red shirt in the attached photo).
I’m Scott Woodard, the mad writer behind The Sixth Gun Roleplaying Game, the forthcoming Flash Gordon Roleplaying Game, and a host of other publications and productions including a handful of Doctor Who audio dramas, non-fiction books, and a pile of pop culture podcasts. I’ve also worked in on-air marketing as an award-winning writer/producer for network television, plus I occasionally build monsters for the movies. No, seriously!
For the foreseeable future, I’ll be your go to guy for official inside scoop from Pinnacle Entertainment Group, passing along all the latest news from our many amazing licensees, and sharing interesting odds-and-ends of interest to all fans of Savage Worlds.
Let’s shuffle up those action cards and get started.
They like us! They really like us!
While our Kickstarters for Fear Agent™ and The Goon™ successfully wrapped just two weeks ago, both games have already been reviewed over on rpg.net and we couldn’t be happier.
Resident rpg.net reviewer Cedric Chin gives Fear Agent™ and The Goon™ high marks while also offering concise overviews of the contents of each core rulebook. Of Fear Agent™, Chin writes: “Fear Agent™ is not just a Savage Worlds supplement for Fear Agent™ fans, but can also be used for generic science fiction roleplaying.” And as for The Goon™ plot point campaign: “Overall, this is a rolicking unique supernatural adventure any offbeat gangland wannabe hood would enjoy, even one unfamiliar with The Goon™ comics!”
We don’t want to spoil too much more, so pop over to rpg.net to check out these reviews for yourself.
Celebrate all things Savage at Chupacabracon with an unparalleled gathering of Pinnacle personnel!*
Chupacabracon IV takes place May 12th-14th at the Wingate Hotel & Conference Center in Austin, TX. Featuring a schedule positively bursting at the seams with games, Chupa also boasts a jam-packed Savage Saturday Night with several Pinnacle alums working behind the GM screens! Catch up with Jodi & Clint Black, Sean Patrick Fannon, Preston DuBose, Ed Wetterman, Sara & Brendan Quinn, and, of course Shane Hensley himself. And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll find several other folks representing a number of popular licensees in attendance, as well.
And don’t miss our East Texas University tailgate party on Friday May 12th from 6:00-8:00pm in the parking lot. Enjoy free drinks and chips until they’re gone. Challenge a Savage Worlds celebrity to a tailgate game like washers or ladder toss for the price of a small donation to the con charity. And in true tailgate fashion, join us in a round of the ETU Fight Song which we’ll then share online for all! Go Ravens!
* Try saying that three times fast!
Do you like comics? Roleplaying games? How about comics about roleplaying games???
In the latest installment of Up to 4 Players, a weekly (and awesomely savage) webcomic by Aviv Or and Eran Aviram about tabletop gamers set in the original world of Crystal Heart (an official Savage Worlds licensed product), our heroes Mac, Muna, and Raffaela learn some of the fundamental differences between Wild Cards and Extras following their latest bloody battle with a fearsome wolf-beast!
Not only is Up to 4 Players an exciting and fun series, it’s also a great way to learn all about Savage Worlds.
There’s a new comic page every Monday plus a podcast and a game-related post on Thursdays.
Five years ago, the Wild Card Creator, from Will Herrmann (published through his company, Journeyman Games), popped up on Kickstarter promising a new, easy, and intuitive program to quickly and easily generate Savage Worlds characters. The Wild Card Creator went on to become one of the most popular, must-have Savage Worlds accessories, eventually getting nominated for an ENnie Award in the category of Best Software. Today, Will continues to improve and expand the program for use with Pinnacle’s entire lineup as well as games and settings from 25 other licensees.
Plug in some basic info and output sleek-looking, form-fillable character sheets for most of your favorite games. You’ll be the envy of your game table. The Wild Card Creator is also completely modular to let you add your own races, skills, Edges, Hindrances, and more.
We’re shining our Licensee Spotlight on Journeyman Games, so take a journey over to their site now to test drive the FREE 30-day demo or pick up the complete Wild Card Creator for just 20 bucks, pardners!
College is scary. Going to East Texas University is downright terrifying, but at least you can do it on the cheap if you sign up now!
In cooperation with the fine folks at Bundle of Holding, you can get the ETU Bundle of Holding for only $9.99. That gets you the Student Collection, with full PDF copies of East Texas University, Savage Worlds Deluxe, ETU Archetypes, Trouble in Texas, and the ETU Welcome Kit. That’s a $43 value right there, and you don’t need a degree to figure out that’s a great deal, partner!
It’s worth your while to chip a little more into the kitty, too. We won’t be naming a college or building after you, but you can step on up to the Dean’s Collection and add in Degrees of Horror, Class Ring, ETU Figure Flats, ETU Maps, the University Press Kit, and GM Screen Inserts! That’s an additional $59 value, for a total of over $100 worth of ETU greatness.
Here’s where we mix in a little Econ and Psych into that Math we’ve been giving you. You definitely save a bundle, but you may also save a child. A portion of all proceeds from the ETU Bundle of Holding go to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Do a good thing, help others, and keep some cash for yourself while you’re at it!
Don’t wait too long—the ETU Bundle of Holding semester only lasts until Monday, May 15! After that, it’s only memories.
Watch as our own Shane Hensley unboxes some of the first painted production models for Conan: Rise of Monsters. Seriously, folks, you have to see these bad boys to believe ’em.
Keep watching, too, because Conan: Rise of Monsters will be coming to Kickstarter in all its savage glory on June 13, 2017! Soon it will be your time to crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and…eh, you know the rest!
Even at East Texas University, college isn’t just about
demons and dismemberment work and study—there’s a party or two thrown in there for good measure. We’re hosting an ETU tailgate party of our own, and you’re invited!
Join the Pinnacle crew Friday May 12, 6:00–8:00 pm, in the parking lot at ChupacabraCon for free drinks and chips until they’re gone. For a small donation to the con charity, you can challenge a Savage Worlds celeb to a tailgate game like washers, ladder toss, etc.
In true tailgate fashion, we’ll even have a round of the ETU Fight Song and share it online for all the study groups who couldn’t join us. Go Ravens!
This period is like a nightmarish version of our own Dark Ages. All knowledge of spell-casting has been lost; maps are nearly non-existent, and much of the world is unknown. Most of those who survived The Fall are illiterate, and governed by superstition.
There are no nations, city states, or even laws. In their place, tribes of warriors, nomads, slavers, and refugees struggle to survive in a hostile wasteland, torn by centuries of warfare and a malevolent magical maelstrom known as the Gyre.
The world of TSL is dangerous and largely unexplored. Anything the inhabitants pre-Fall knew of the world is of little value now. The landscape has shifted. The great nations were sundered. Civilization itself has shattered.
Nocturnal Media is proud to bring Talislanta: The Savage Land to the fast, furious and fun rule set of Savage Worlds!
The Mythic Gazetteer is proud to announce their upcoming Kickstarter for The Blackwood Errantry Codex. This new complete setting book contains a full Plot Point Campaign and all the information your group needs to journey into the Blackwood, where Grimm’s fairy tales, early North American folk tales, and high-flying wuxia action all come together!
Can’t wait for the May 2 Kickstarter launch? Then follow all the pre-launch news on Mythic Gazetteer’s Facebook and Twitter.