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EerieX Radio Interviews Shane Hensley

Eerie X Radio PodcastEerieX Radio has just released their interview of our own Shane Hensley at Gen Con. Shane’s interview starts about 1 hour and 13 minutes, right after Lester Smith. If you’ve never had the chance to talk (or listen) to Lester, you should go ahead and catch the whole thing.

Catch other episodes, including the first part of the EerieX Radio Gen Con interviews, from the EerieX Radio home page or follow EerieX Radio on Facebook.

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Achtung! Cthulhu Coming to the Silver Screen!

Achtung! Cthulhu MovieThe Secret War will be secret no longer! Shortly after their Silver ENnie wins for Best Writing and Best Artwork, Modiphius Entertainment has announced the Achtung! Cthulhu setting will be turned into a movie.

The film adaptation to bring the story of the secret Cthulhoid side of World War II to the big screen has signed Raine McCormack as its director and Dirk Vandereyken as its script writer. Shooting is scheduled to begin in 2015.

Be sure to check out Modiphius’ announcement for the full details.

Kronocalypse Kickstarter Begins

Kronocalypse KickstarterIf you’re a fan of dinosaurs, cyborgs, or cyborg dinosaurs, then you need to check out the Kronocalypse Kickstarter today. You even get knights and wizards dueling pirates on airships—seriously, what’s not to like?

Sneak Attack Press‘ newest setting includes all the races, Edges, Hindrances, and details you need to create a hero from the prehistoric, medieval, steampunk, or cyberpunk era. And you’re going to need these heroes to survive the Plot Point Campaign and set time aright before it all goes “awrong.” Don’t forget, these are the people who brought you this year’s ENnie Award-winning Broken Earth!

For full details on what’s included and the various backer levels, be sure to visit the Kronocalypse Kickstarter project today. After all, time waits for no man…or does it?

Deadlands: Reloaded Reviewed

Deadlands Reloaded: Marshal's Handbook Explorer's EditionDeadlands Reloaded: Player's Guide Explorer's EditionDeadlands: Reloaded has been out for quite a few years now, and it always warms the cockles* of my heart when I hear about people who are new to the setting. After all this time, the Weird West can still reach out and find a new posse of unsuspecting cowpokes to go riding into adventure.

Some of those folks even get motivated enough to share their opinions, and that’s happened again. Check out Matthew MacHale’s Deadlands: Reloaded review on Not Just Another Gaming Podcast.

If you’re an old hand on the range, it’s always nice to hear someone else’s take on things. If you’re new to a West where people don’t all have the decency to stay dead, the American Civil War has ground to a halt, and the newest superfuel burns with a wailin’ some compare to the souls of the damned, then pull up a chair and get introduced.

Oh, and did I mention that the Deadlands Player’s Guide and Marshal’s Handbook are both on sale right now? Yep. They sure ’nuff are, partner.

* Yep. I said cockles. And now I’m gigglin’.

Pinnacle Convention Bits Round-Up

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouAre you ready for a really big convention announcement? Oh, that’s unfortunate—but I do have a few medium-sized convention-related bits for you, and I hope that satisfies your cravings.

Dragon Con was a blast. Savage Worlds products were flying out of the Beautiful Brains Books and Games booth. Clint and Jodi Black were on several well-received panels, and gaming in general and Savage Worlds in particular continue to grow every year. We had eight full tables at Savage Sunday Night, and a very good time was had. It’s always nice to catch up with folks you only see at the conventions, but this time I* got to meet Kristian Serrano (who I’ve only known electronically) in the flesh. Join us all there next year!

The legacy of Gen Con continues. The Misdirected Mark’s Gen Con Interviews, Part Two is now available. If you weren’t there, it’ll be like you were. If you were there, it’ll be like you still are (which is probably kind of creepy, really).

Plans are afoot for the annual Savage Worlds invasion at MACE. Their event submission is open now, and lots of talk at Dragon Con was about what we were all planning on running at MACE. Watch this space for more details as they come, and watch MACE November 7-9 in Charlotte, North Carolina, to catch at least Jodi and Clint Black and Joel Kinstle.**

There’s going to be some Savage Worlds gaming at Chupacabracon—at least two! While I’m sure there will be much more than that, both Shane Hensley and Clint Black are planning on attending. Shane will be running an East Texas University adventure called The Thing at Wilson’s Quarry which may finally dissuade college students from swimming in quarries for good. Clint will be treating people to his Sci-Fi original homage, Arctigator vs Crocosharkasaurus, with survival and better acting gigs both unlikely. Go ahead and mark your calendars for January 9-11, 2015 and catch them in Austin, Texas. You’ll be happier (and more likely to have some barbecue) if you do.

* Remember, if you see “I” in the updates, it’s me, Joel Kinstle. Pinnacle does not speak in some weird anti-royal non-we singular pronoun.

** Yes, that’s me again, but in the third person this time. All of you who have been victims of my editorial wrath may now feel smug for my lack of consistency.

Achtung! Cthulhu Guide to North Africa Now Available!

Achtung! Cthulhu: Guide to North AfricaFollow the fine folks at Modiphius Entertainment on a tentacular spectacular tour of the mysterious continent in their newly released Guide to North Africa for Achtung! Cthulhu.

Discover the secret history of World War II beyond Western Europe in a land where the heat is as much an enemy as any man with a gun. New templates for military and civilian occupations, tomes of forbidden lore to expand your mystic knowledge beyond what is wise, and new vehicles and equipment all wait to be found. Beware, though—the sands hide artifacts and creatures man was not meant to encounter, and has all the rules for a GM to make the most use of them!

Fight the war on a new front with the Guide to North Africa for Achtung! Cthulhu…for as long as you can…

Plain Brown Wrapper Releases Judge Fool

Judge Fool from Plain Brown Wrapper GamesAnd, no, we’re not talking about a political prisoner swap. Judge Fool is massive Savage Worlds adventure for super heroes from Plain Brown Wrapper Games.

Can you help Judge Fool, a man from the hundred-and-first century, stop the Lords of Dust and Silence from eating all time (in reverse order, no less)? Fight through several eras of the far future and past, including the Lost Hyperboean Age of Grud the Barbarian. The 143-page adventure includes tips on handling alternate solutions, several paths to victory and defeat, and—probably most importantly—at least one opportunity to punch a dinosaur in the face. How can you go wrong?

Check out Judge Fool and the rest of the Plain Brown Wrapper Games offerings today.

Creature Feature: La Bruja Available for ETU

Creature Feature: La Bruja for ETUOur latest Creature Feature for East Texas University/Degrees of Horror brings you the bruja, the terrifying witch of Mexican folklore. Because, you know, studying for that Macroeconomics midterm wasn’t hard enough.

Creature Feature: La Bruja gives you everything you need to bring these twisted mistresses of the black arts to your ETU game. You get stats for both the most common and the more exotic varieties of bruja. You also get five full Savage Tales, ready to drop right into your game or play as stand-alone one-shot adventures!

Be bewitched (in a good way) with Creature Feature: La Bruja before you’re bewitched (in a very bad way) by the bruja themselves!

Wendigo Tales Infiltrates DriveThru Fiction

Wendigo Tales on DriveThru FictionThe full line of Wendigo Tales is now available from DriveThru Fiction as well as our own Pinnacle web store! Now you can get your e-hands on our fiction series in more places than ever. Got an existing account at DriveThru Fiction where you try to consolidate your PDF purchases? Go right ahead. Did somebody give you a much-appreciated Pinnacle Web Store Gift Certificate for your birthday? We’ve still got you covered.

Either way you go, you can still get both full seasons of Wendigo Tales—Season One’s Weird Wars line-up or Season Two’s dive into the world of Necessary Evil. Both outlets carry the multi-format files you’ve come to love, with pdf, epub, and mobi (for Kindle) files included.

What are you waiting for? Get reading today!

Gen Con Wrap-Up

Pinnacle at GenConIt’s hard to believe Gen Con is a week behind us. Just because it’s past doesn’t mean you have to let it go, though! Smiling Jack’s Bar & Grill has a recording of the Pinnacle Seminar posted for you, and there’s an interview with Shane Hensley at Gen Con out there as well. Whether you couldn’t make it or just can’t let go, these are for you.

And speaking of stuff you really wanted to buy in the Gen Con Dealers’ Hall,* here’s your chance. The new die-cut Savage Worlds Token Sheet is available on the Pinnacle Web Store. These double-sided counters will help you mark all the status effects you could want in Savage Worlds, from Aim to Wound and everything in-between! As an added bonus, you can even get it free (with a $100 or more order, otherwise it’s a ridiculously reasonable $9.99). I don’t know how long this deal (or the supplies) will hold out, though, so buy your Token Sheet now before it’s too late.

* Yes, that segue really was just as smooth as you thought it wasn’t.