* This could be as bad as when you were a kid and you got distracted trying to figure out how many butterflies it took to make a pat of butter and missed the bus for the really cool field trip to the big library downtown. That happened to everyone, right?
The ENnies Nominees for 2016 are out, and Stone and a Hard Place is nominated for Best Adventure! We all knew Matt Cutter’s big ol’ Deadlands campaign adventure was great, and it’s exciting to see you agree!
Now it’s time to see some things for yourself! Go read the full list of 2016 ENnies Nominees—there’s a few other Savage Worlds licensees on the list, too. If you’ve not gotten a copy of Stone and a Hard Place yourself, be sure to get a copy of it and the Stone and a Hard Place Player’s Guide. It has all the player information from the front of the Plot Point Campaign, and it’s a totally free download!
The fine folks of Critical Role played a Deadlands game for their recent charity drive. Critters* everywhere got a good dose of Deadlands, including the Critical Role crew themselves—it was their Marshal’s first shot at running Savage Worlds! Don’t miss the full video of Critical Role’s Deadlands One Shot!
While we’re super excited to see folks play our games and introduce them to what might be a whole new crowd of players, we want to thank Critical Role. Their fund-raiser brought in over $50,000 for MDA. The Muscular Dystrophy Association is fighting against muscular dystrophy, ALS (Lou Gehrig‘s disease), and related diseases and disorders. We’re always happy any time we can be involved in a fight like that in even the smallest way.
Thanks again, and good job, Critical Role gamers!
* Critters is actually what the fans of Critical Role refer to themselves as, so I’m told. I’m not just making fun of people. I’m way too nice for that. Hey, is that lightning—
You guys are a clever bunch of monkeys, and it’s always interesting to see what you’ll come up with using the Savage Worlds Fan License.
Geeksville.us made a Savage Worlds Adventure Card Generator. You plug in your own text and effects, upload a picture, and you get a Savage Worlds Adventure Card ready to print and add to your Savage Worlds Adventure Deck!
Even if you can’t think of a card you want to make, several of the cards other folks have made are available on the Geeksville Savage Worlds Adventure Cards page. See what others have come up with, and watch that resource grow as more fans join in!
The Threats from Gallifrey podcast has a new episode—Moving On Savagely—in which Savage Tim celebrates getting his Rippers books. He also talks about running games at Gen Con and with WNY Savages. Finally, he offers up some excellent tips on converting other games or settings to Savage Worlds.
It’s nice to hear someone excited about getting their mail!
The Days of Knights game store in Newark, Delaware, is kicking off their Savage Summer this Saturday. Every Saturday for the rest of July, they’re hosting Savage Worlds games in the store. They’ve got a variety of settings to try, too. Whether you’re new to the game or an old hand, go have a good time!
Got something exciting happening in your neck of the woods? Tell us about it!
We released the Rifts®: The Tomorrow Legion Player’s Guide to backers last week. Holy cow, what a response! We’ve received lots of great feedback. One of our favorites was what Jeffrey Rees had to say about it on the Official Savage Worlds Facebook Group.
There isn’t a projected release date for preorders and PDFs yet. We’ll tell you as soon as there is one, but we’ve got a few things to work on first. Keep reading for more information on that front, and—if you’re a backer—keep reading your copy of the Rifts®: The Tomorrow Legion Player’s Guide.
Our web site, www.peginc.com, will go offline this Wednesday, June 29th 2016, starting at 9:00 A.M. Eastern. Don’t worry, we’re not leaving.
We knew last week’s release of Rifts®: The Tomorrow Legion Player’s Guide to Kickstarter backers might cause some traffic issues, but we were not prepared for the ensuing traffic jam. We’re going to do some tidying up on the infrastructure of the web site and streamline a few things to make everything work better and smoother in the future.
Don’t panic, though. The Pinnacle Web Forums are hosted separately and remain available throughout our maintenance window!
The current run of Doomtown Reloaded from Alderac Entertainment Group will come to a close with the release of Blood Moon Rising. It’s not going to simply vanish. Organized play will be supported until at least the end of the year, and there is still stock available.
Both Pinnacle and Alderac have been very happy with this run of Doomtown. We appreciate AEG bringing Deadlands to a whole new contingent of gamers that might not otherwise have visited the Weird West.
What does the future have in store? Straight from Shane: “AEG still has product on the release schedule and plenty of material for people to enjoy. We’ll take a look when all that wraps up and figure out what’s best for this amazing game.”
It looks like people are talking about us again. Since they’re saying nice things, that’s just fine and dandy with us!
And while we always love to see what you are doing with Savage Worlds, it’s also really nice to hear how you work with it. Wyrde Words posted Writing With Savage Worlds, including “From a writing experience, Savage Worlds is a great system to look at for creating basic, believable, characters.”