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It’s Time to Take Back Oz!

Battle for Oz from Pirate PressOz is no longer the bright place it once was. Gone are the happier days of melting witches, terrified scarecrows, and a sky darkened by cute little flying monkeys. Now is the time to make Oz yours.

Pirate Press is ready to help bring Battle for Oz to your gaming table! For a limited time, buy any print edition of Battle for Oz and get the PDF free.

You’ll need every break you can get if you’re going to help free Oz from its tyrannical wizard overlord and his dark minions. The Battle for Oz needs you, and you need it. Don’t wait!

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Stories from the Streets of Bedlam

This Town is Gonna Kill Me - SOB Stories #1 for Streets of BedlamEvery city’s got a story to tell. That’s nothin’. In Bedlam. every street, every street light, every cobblestone has a story to tell…and they all end in heartache.

This Town is Gonna Kill Me is the first of the SOB Stories for Streets of Bedlam. Enter a gritty world of crime, corruption, and desperation, and try to do some good. One year ago, someone talked a mild-mannered accountant out of throwing herself off a roof. When her savior goes missing, she looks for help in finding a man that a growing number of people hope will stay missing forever.

It’s your time to make a difference in someone’s life, this time for the better. If you can.

More for ETU/DOH Backers and Fans!

ETU ArchetypesIt’s a big day for East Texas University and Degrees of Horror backers! Both the ETU Adventure Generator and Off Radio (ETU fiction) are now freely available to you. If you didn’t have the chance to back the ETU/Degrees of Horror Kickstarter, these will both be coming your way later.

The ETU Archetypes are also available today. With twelve different characters (from jock to journalist and geek to rodeo queen) ready to go, including stats and figure flats, you’re ready to fill your ETU game with friendly freshman faces from the first! If you’re more of a three-dimensional purist, don’t worry—ten of the archetypes are the base models for the first batch of ETU Miniatures.

Are you still somehow on the fence? You should consider a career as a rodeo clown and be sure to catch the recording of Jerrod Gunning’s Savage Worlds GM Hangout tonight, July 15, for Beelzebubba, a live play demo of ETU!

Ghost Train Joins the Deadlands Tall Tales Line

Ghost Train: A Deadlands Tall Tale AdventureThe Weird West. To hear the tales, it’s criss-crossed by trains and filled with ghosts. It was only a matter of time before the two got together in Ghost Train, the newest Deadlands Tall Tales. In addition to the story, new mechanics for this Tall Tale include a second deck of cards and a poker element to really get you in the Deadlands mood!

When a group of outlaws hear of a train coming through Bottleneck Falls loaded with ghost rock and a high-stakes poker floating poker game, it’s a dream come true. But even if you ignore the armed guards, it’s mighty easy for the Weird West to turn a dream into a nightmare, and that worm can turn mighty fast, indeed.

Deadlands Tall Tales is a series of zero-prep, GM-less narrative games set in the Deadlands universe, powered by the Protocol Games SeriesGhost Train joins our previous Tall Tales installments Trail of Darkness, Yukon TerrorDoctor Tregan’s Mechanical Wonders, and Broken Hearts (a free introductory adventure).

Karl Keesler—Social Media Game Photo Winner

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1980s for Savage Worlds for Gen ConWe had a little contest over the weekend for best photo of a Savage Worlds game on social media. Our winner is Karl Keesler’s photo from his G+ page.

It’s not just a picture, it’s a preview. This is the play test of his planned Savage Worlds game for Gen Con—League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1980s! By all reports, it went well, but real details are being held close until the game is unveiled at the convention.

If you missed the weekend photo competition, you might want to follow the Pinnacle Facebook page, the Pinnacle G+ page, or the Pinnacle Twitter Feed.

Anniversary Thanks to Savage Gamer Girl!

Savage Worlds Web ForumWe’ve always been particularly proud of how friendly and helpful the Pinnacle Web Forums are. They’re a great place for new and seasoned players alike to get answers to questions, work out questions, and swap hints and tips for better Savage Worlds games.

Traditionally, along with the folks of the forum themselves, we give a lot of credit to our own Clint Black for his wonderful talents as a moderator. But he’s not been riding those dusty e-trails all alone. For the last year, Erica Balsley (aka SavageGamerGirl) has been helping out with that Sisyphean task and doing a great job of it. Thanks for the year, Erica, and let it be the first of many.

For those of you who visit our forum frequently, thanks for all that you do to keep it the great, helpful, friendly place it is. And for those of you who haven’t visited the Pinnacle Web Forums yet, quit waiting—we’ll be happy to have you!

ETU/DOH Materials Available for Preorder and Download

ETU/DOH Preorders and PDFsIt’s a great day on campus! East Texas University and Degrees of Horror materials are now available—printed materials are available for pre-orders and downloadable contents (your PDFs, MP3s, and such) are available immediately!

So what can you get? For the patient or print-loving, preorders include

  • East Texas University, the core rule book for the academic horror setting in Pinebox, Texas
  • Degrees of Horror, the Plot Point Campaign for East Texas University
  • East Texas University: GM Screen (which includes the Class Ring adventure!)
  • ETU Map: Campus Housing and Pinebox Businesses
  • ETU Map: Classrooms/Library
  • ETU Bennies
  • ETU Dice
  • Gals of ETU Miniatures
  • Guys of ETU Miniatures

Not as willing to wait? Get immediate satisfaction when you buy

  • East Texas University PDF
  • East Texas University Player’s Guide PDF
  • Degrees of Horror PDF
  • ETU: Terror in Texas MP3
  • ETU Map: Classrooms PDF
  • ETU Map: Library PDF
  • ETU Map: Off Campus Housing PDF
  • ETU Map: Pinebox Businesses PDF

Don’t forget to download free resources from the sidebar!

  • ETU Character Sheet PDF
  • ETU Alternate Character Sheet PDF

But this isn’t the end…there are more ETU products coming. Don’t worry—unlike so many other things in Pinebox, we won’t be sneaking up on you! We’ll keep you posted.

Don’t be late for class, no matter how creepy! Join the ETU party today!

Science Fiction Companion and Super Powers Companions (Second Edition) Support Added to Popular Tools!

Savage Worlds Electronic ToolsBoth Savage Outfitter and Wild Card Creator now support the new Science Fiction Companion and the updated Super Powers Companion (Second Edition).

Whether you’re a fan of  Journeyman GamesWild Card Creator or use Serf ProductionsSavage Outfitter, it’s never been quicker or easier to bring the latest material from the Savage Worlds Companions into your games!

Is this not a great age we live in? Seriously, if this gets any easier, we’re going to have apps to actually give us superpowers and star cruisers!

The Battle for Oz Begins!

The Battle for Oz from Pirate PressBattle for Oz, Pirate Press‘ much-anticipated new setting, is now available! Their banner setting and first book is available as a PDF, in print, or in a print-PDF combo.

Join a war-torn Oz as the tyrannical new wizard imposes his law on the once-tranquil lands. Take the role of a Tiger-Man resistance recruit, a young new Witch protecting your small village, or even an Outcast Winged Monkey working as a spy in the enemy’s service. With seventeen unique races and twenty-two prepared archetypes, your imagination is your only real limit!

This modernized Oz is taken from the canon created by L. Frank Baum himself with just a touch of horror. Loads of new material, including a story by our own Clint Black, expand and enrich one of the most recognizable pieces of fiction in American literary history.

Join the battle today!