Lankhmar City of Thieves Releases Next Week!

lankhmarSoon you’ll be making rogues and rapscallion heroes to ply the streets of Lankhmar, City of Thieves! Next week we’ll open up the channels for print preorder and PDF release for the first book in our series for Lankhmar using the award-winning Savage Worlds game system.

We’ve already given you a few glimpses of the art on our Facebook, Google+, and Twitter news feeds. If you haven’t seen them yet go check it out and share or retweet to your hearts’ content.

Can’t wait even one week more? Here’s a first look at some heroes known to walk those streets already…a Twain of heroes, if you will.

*You may note this week doesn’t sound quite like our usual witty banter. Our thoughts and prayers are with Joel Kinstle and his family as he suffers the loss of his grandmother. If I were any closer I’d be taking a green bean casserole to his mama’s house—standard funeral comfort food here in the South. Hopefully Joel will be back at it next week! —Jodi Black.


Cast of Cards: Mundane and Arcane Creatures from Savage Worlds Deluxe!

Cast of CardsWarning Label, LLC, through special arrangement with Pinnacle, makes it even easier to keep track of creature stats at the table! Cast of Cards Creatures (Arcane) gives you cards for common nasties like zombies and goblins. If more normal critters like a wolf or Great White Shark (our favorite) are what you need, check out Cast of Cards Creatures (Mundane).

Cast of Cards decks offer GMs ready-to-use Savage Worlds NPCs, monsters, and villains, complete with stats and background—just shuffle the deck and deal, or choose the one you need for today’s game.

Shane on Smiling Jack’s Bar & Grill! And in Italy!

Smiling Jack's PodcastWe’re not making Shane Hensley, owner of Pinnacle and creator of Savage Worlds, serve the drinks, but “Savage Mommy” Chris Fuchs did grill him a bit while at Genghis Con! Shane gives some hints (at the 58 minute mark) about the Cackler, Stone and a Hard Place, and the future of the Weird West—and a few other upcoming releases in the works.

Christopher “Savage Game Operations Director” Landauer guest hosts with Justin Suzuki and Chris for the first part to talk about news pertinent to Savages (and perhaps a bit impertinent as well) and keeping your Savage games cinematic with things like trappings and Dramatic Task rules. Hello Kitty ™ gets a mention. You might want to listen just to see how they work in your favorite feline!

While you’re enjoying the podcast, some lucky Savage Italians get to see Shane in person at Modena-Play (April, 11-12 2015) and Torino Comics (April, 17-18-19 20015).  Word on the ‘net is there will be live stream panels and interviews during the weekend, so keep an eye on their websites to learn more.

Winter Eternal Brings Post-Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy to Savage Worlds

just insert imagination winter eternal waywalker resizedWinter Eternal is not really a post apocalyptic setting: It’s about what comes after the disaster, many years later when civilization is starting to thrive again. Now, hundreds of years after a dying sun darkened forever, six refugee camps are giant cramped cities, heated and lit by magic and connected by enclosed roads called Archways.

New technology in the form of “sunshards” help the world of Ehlerrac take the first tentative steps into an industrial and steam age. This is an exciting time on Ehlerrac and it’s up to Savage Worlds game groups to tell the stories of this dark, cold—but not dead—world.

Just Insert Imagination is one of the newest Savage Worlds licensees—and our first from the continent of Africa! Now, if we can only convince someone in Antarctica to create content for Savage Worlds, our world domination will be complete!

Savage Lankhmar: City of Thieves Now Lurking Very Closely!

Savage Lankhmar: City of ThievesSavage Lankhmar: City of Thieves is coming to you very soon! Watch this space, the Pinnacle Facebook page, Pinnacle on G+, or the Pinnacle Twitter feed for the most up-to-date information as it becomes available. Until then, let us leave you with our favorite Setting Rule from the book.

No Honor Among Thieves
Betrayal is a part of life in the City of Thieves. Sometimes a companion double-crosses his mates over a few gold pieces. Other times he might cheat on a friend over the love of a woman. Most of these betrayals are met with a wry smile and a vow to reciprocate at some future date. There is no honor among thieves, after all.

Sometimes the betrayal is more personal. In Lankhmar, whenever a character is betrayed by a close friend or associate (a trusted ally or even another player character—Game Master’s call), he cannot spend a Benny to reroll any opposed defensive action.

If the betrayal is an actual attack (almost assuredly with The Drop) and the victim doesn’t Soak all the wounds and / or remove the Shaken, he must make a Vigor roll versus the damage or go unconsciousness per the Knock Out Blow rules on page 25). He may not spend Bennies on this roll.

Keep your eyes on friends and enemies alike, and be ready for Savage Lankhmar: City of Thieves to sneak its way onto your bookshelf soon!

No Foolin’ Around! Dead Man’s Hand Hits Comics Shops April 1!

Dead Man's HandVisionary’s Deadlands: Dead Man’s Hand hits comic shops nationwide on April 1! This full-sized edition includes the four one-shots originally published by Image Comics, two new short stories, and an exclusive teaser for the first upcoming Deadlands novel!

This “all-star western” series has way more stuffed into that you probably think—heck, it’s hard to believe that two covers can bind all this Weird Western goodness!

  • Four tales woven by masters of the medium David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Ron Marz, Bart Sears, Jeff Mariotte, and Brook Turner.
  • New short stories from Deadlands creators Shane Hensley and Matt Cutter.
  • The amazing debut of new industry talent.
  • The first teaser of New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry’s Deadlands novel, Ghostwalkers!
  • Tons of bonus content, including Deadlands RPG stats for all the main characters and an exclusive sketchbook section.

Don’t act the fool this April 1—be sure to get your hands on Dead Man’s Hand as soon as you can!

And if you want to really immerse yourself, you can preorder Stone and a Hard Place right now! Get the PDF immediately, the print version as soon as possible, or both for a discount. There’s even the Stone and a Hard Place Player’s Guide PDF available if that’s more your speed!

Bring Your Sci-Fi Up-to-Date!

Savage Worlds Science Fiction CompanionAfter extensive use and feedback, we’ve updated the Science Fiction Companion for you. If you’ve downloaded the PDF, you should be able to download the latest version at your leisure. For folks with more of a paper bent, the Science Fiction Companion Errata is also available as a printable PDF.

The future hasn’t changed all that much, though. Of the six items, there’s one clarification, two additions, and just three minor changes. That’s it.

Some day, when you finally reach the edge of space, be sure to check out the full line of Savage Worlds Companions to expand your horizons into other genres!

Free Spanish Space Opera One-Shot

Savage Worlds on the WebFor those of you who can read Spanish—or work with machine translations—check out Huida De Lazda. “Escape from Lazda” is a free Space Opera one shot for Savage Worlds on Con D De Dados.*

* And, yes, I’m terribly sorry if I just mangled that site name.

Extreme Earth Now Available from Fainting Goat Games

Extreme Earth for Savage WorldsExtreme Earth from Fainting Goat Games is now available on DriveThruRPG. Experience a dangerous, dystopian world based on the Iron Age of comics with background dossiers on all the major players, campaign advice for bringing the setting to life, and a full introductory adventure. Why wait—gaze into a dark supers future today!

Get Stone Headin’ Your Way!

Stone and a Hard Place for Deadlands ReloadedWe told you that Stone and a Hard Place was coming this week, and he’s not a man to bluff about. You can preorder Stone and a Hard Place right now!

If you get the printed version, it will come as soon as it’s ready. If you get the PDF, you’ll be able to download it immediately. If you get both in the discounted combo, you’ll get the PDF right now and the printed version as soon as we can slap it on a pony.

If you don’t think you can handle the whole enchilada, the Stone and a Hard Place Player’s Guide PDF is also available right now, too.

Either way, this may be your only chance to even get a figurative lead on ol’ Stone. Take it while you can.