A Swarm of Savages at Chupacabracon IV

ChupacabraCon 4 KickstarterThis weekend (May 12th-14th), join Pinnacle alums Shane HensleyJodiClint Black, Sean Patrick Fannon, Preston DuBose, Ed Wetterman, and Sara & Brendan Quinn, along with a whole host of Savage Worlds licensees at Chupacabracon IV at the Wingate Hotel & Conference Center in Austin, TX.

Friday night from 6:00-8:00pm hang with the Pinnacle party people for a real-life East Texas University tailgate out in the parking lot. Enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages until they’re gone. Challenge a Savage Worlds celeb to a tailgate game like ladder toss or washers for the price of a small donation to the con charity, nonprofit Austin Creative Pathways. 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!

After this, our own Clint Black slides behind his GM screen for a star-studded Savage Worlds charity game (Arcti-Gator vs. Croco-Sharkasaurus: A Syfy Original Movie) featuring members of the Pinnacle Entertainment Group staff and just maybe guest starring… YOU! Folks watching can influence the game by deciding who plays which character or even buying player and GM Bennies via cash donations to the con charity.

There are also one-on-one mentorship programs as well as a host of panels on a variety of subjects ranging from AMAs to GMing 101 to the Pinnacle Round Table! And, of course, there’s Savage Saturday Night featuring 10 jam-packed tables of Savage goodness!

Hope to see you there!


Rifts® Board Game – Now Live on Kickstarter

riftsboardgamefullExpand your adventures across the universe of Rifts® with the Rifts® Board Game from Rogue Heroes Publishing!

Now live on Kickstarter, the Rifts® Board Game lets you and your allies do battle with Coalition forces to defeat the campaign of tyranny being run by the Coalition States Mission Director.

While the game box comes packed with miniatures, character cards, tokens, dice, and a rule book, it has also been designed to be used with traditional 1″ grid maps meaning you can use any of our Savage Worlds combat maps for your own pitched battles in the ‘Burbs.

Not only that, if you help bring the Rifts® Board Game to life, you can add-on a whole variety of Savage Worlds items including the Savage Rifts® Starter Bundle for only $70 (retail value, $84.96), or a number of fully-compatible Savage Worlds map packs from settings like Deadlands Noir, Rippers, Weird Wars Rome, and Weird War I.


Savage Rifts® PDFs Updated!

Rifts_Bundle2For those who have the PDF versions of our various Savage Rifts® books, please be aware that we recently dove back into all of them to tweak some things and install a few minor updates. We encourage you to grab ‘em once again to ensure you have all the latest versions in-hand.

If you have the physical books, there’s no need to panic. Just download the updated Savage Rifts® Print Errata to be sure you’re geared up with the latest Cyber-Knight Light Armor, NG-E4 Plasma Ejector, and Triax X-1000 Ulti-Max. Don’t leave Castle Refuge without ‘em.


All Wired Up with Savage Rifts®

Rifts for Savage Worlds on the WebFrom Cyber-Wired Reflexes to Wired.com, Savage Rifts® is taking the Megaverse by storm!

Savage Rifts® lead writer, Sean Patrick Fannon, sits down with David Barr Kirtley of The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast to talk all about the wild and totally off-the-rails world of Rifts® for Savage Worlds.

Join Sean as he delves deep into the history of the Rifts® universe to tell us where it all began, where it is right now, and where it all might be going.

Climb into your Glitter Boy armor, power up your Boom Gun, and stream or download this excellent and informative interview directly from wired.com! From Free Quebec in the north to the Vampire Kingdoms of Mexico in the south, it’s time to find out what awaits us all out in the wastelands of Rifts® Earth.


Don’t Miss the East Texas University Bundle of Holding!

TETU Bundle of Holdinghe clock is ticking and you only have until next Monday, May 15th to get your hands on the latest extremely savage Bundle of Holding, this time offering enrollment at East Texas University! If you thought college was scary, just wait ‘til you set foot on the campus of ETU!

In cooperation with the fine folks at Bundle of Holding, you can grab the ETU Bundle of Holding for just $9.95! That gets you the Student Collection featuring full PDF versions of the Savage Worlds Deluxe core rulebook, East Texas University, ETU Archetypes, Trouble in Texas (the original ETU soundtrack featuring 11 terrifying tracks), plus the ETU Welcome Kit! That’s $43 worth of high strangeness!

And if you toss in a little extra credit, you can grab yourself the Dean’s Collection bonus bundle which adds twelve more ETU essentials including Degrees of Horror, the Class Ring and Horror for the Holidays adventures, two sets of ETU Figure Flats, four ETU Maps, the University Press Kit and GM Screen Inserts, and a Creature Feature focused entirely on La Bruja! That’s an additional $59 value, for a total of over $100 worth of ETU greatness!

Note that a portion of all proceeds from the sales of this ETU Bundle of Holding go to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, so not only will you be grabbing a deeply discounted assortment of gaming goodness, you’ll also be helping a great cause!


Scott Woodard Brings You the News from Pinnacle!

groupThe 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.


Glowing Reviews for Fear Agent™ and The Goon™

KS_Cover_DoubleThey 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.


Savage Gathering at Chupacabracon

ChupacabraConCelebrate 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 JodiClint 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!


Follow the Adventures of Up To 4 Players

upto4playersDo 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.


Savage Licensee Spotlight: Journeyman Games

Wild Card CreatorFive 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!