Fantasy Grounds – 2017 Summer Sale

fantasy-grounds-logoFantasy Grounds, the most supported virtual tabletop available, is having their 2017 Summer Sale and now is the perfect time to stock up on everything you need to make your virtual games pop, Pop, POP!

Head over to their store and check out the incredible deals on everything from core licenses to add-ons to complete bundles (like the Deadlands: Reloaded Complete Bundle) offering bonus items and an additional 20% savings! You’ll also find links for some Savage Worlds licensees and discounted supplemental packages for a few of our other favorite roleplaying games!

Fantasy Grounds also offers system-neutral add-ons like map packs, token packs, and other adaptable setting materials, and with these current sale prices, get ’em all while they’re hot!

Check out all the discounted Savage Worlds products for Fantasy Grounds and start building up your virtual tabletop collection today!


A Little Update on Sara

saraFor those who may not have been following along, one of our own, Pinnacle webmaster Sara Quinn, was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. After Sara and her husband Brendan (collectively known as Squid & Crow) worked out all the deets with their insurance company (and raised additional funds thanks to the generosity of so many of you in the Savage community), Sara underwent surgery over the weekend.

So far it looks like everything went extremely well (Sara has actually posted a few updates online) and we couldn’t be happier for her!

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone for your support and we all look forward to Sara making a quick and full recovery!


Beasts & Barbarians Is Heading Into the Home Stretch

steeleditionAlready over 200% funded, the third, Steel Edition, of Beasts & Barbarians from our friends with GRAmel has just a little over a week left in its Indiegogo campaign.

Designed to evoke the feel of the pulp fantasy stories of the 1930s, Beasts & Barbarians is a roleplaying game of untamed swords and sorcery for Savage Worlds.

The full-color Steel Edition includes streamlined rules, an extended timeline, new lore, an expanded setting, gear, adventures, monsters, and much more.

Head over to the Beasts & Barbarians Indiegogo page now to check out sneak peeks of upcoming products as well as info about all the amazing perks including custom dice, playing cards, art prints, and Bennies!


Handing Over the Keys to Motobushido

motobushidoA couple years back, Pinnacle Entertainment Group‘s Prez, Shane Hensley, discovered a unique tabletop RPG from designer Nathanael Cole. Titled Motobushido: The Motorcycle-Samurai Roleplaying Game and described as Seven Samurai meets Sons of Anarchy, this game of cycle-riding samurais lets players fight for justice and honor against the new Dominion that lords over the Crimson Isles with a chrome gauntlet.

While a deal was originally struck with Pinnacle to turn Motobushido into an official, fully-realized Savage Setting, the development of various lines and other products in-house had Motobushido waiting patiently on the sidelines for an available production slot.

With so many other projects on the horizon for Pinnacle, Shane has decided that the best thing to do is to release this incredible game back into the creator’s hands with the full support of Pinnacle‘s staff to get it all done right and out into the world. To quote Shane in discussing the future of Motobushido, “I just want to play it!”

We wish Nathanael all the best, and if you want to keep up with its development, visit Motobushido‘s website where you can download content and even sign up to playtest the all-new Motobushido: Crimson Blossoms, a complete Savage reimagining of the original game!


Savage Worlds Explorer… WANTS You!

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Savage Worlds Explorer, Pinnacle’s new, ongoing publication, was successfully launched this past weekend at the 2017 Origins Game Fair and now, we’re reaching out to you for content for future issues.
If you’ve ever wanted to write official (yes, officialSavage Worlds material for Pinnacle Entertainment GroupSavage Worlds Explorer is precisely what you’ve been waiting for.
Whether you’re an established RPG author or a first-timer looking to get your foot in the door, we want to hear your ideas!
Here are some quick and dirty guidelines on what we’re lookin’ for:

  • Adventures: 5,000 words. Stand-alone Savage Tales for any of Pinnacle’s Savage Settings or Companions. (For Licensee settings, please contact the company directly for permission!)
  • Creature Features: 2,500 words. Include creature descriptions and statistics, along with ecology, legends, or other information as applicable/interesting.
  • Character Archetypes: 2,000 words. Include any and all critical mechanics with your query.
  • New WeaponsVehiclesMechsGearetc.: 2,000 words. Devoted to a single item or a compendium of related goods.
  • Something Completely Different: 2-3,000 words. Maybe it’s a useful genre rule we overlooked in Savage Worlds Deluxe, or a suite of Setting Rules to facilitate underwater or ethereal adventuring, or… something else!

So how do you get your stuff into our hands? Just follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Check out our guide to Writing for Pinnacle. Learn it. Know it. Live it.
Step 2: Send a query to Editor-in-Chief Matthew Cutter briefly describing your idea, which Savage Setting it’s for, any illustrations or maps it might need, and any of your published credits, if applicable.
And that’s it! If we like what you submit we’ll work out all the details and give you a deadline.
We look forward to hearing your ideas and seeing you all among the Explorers’ ranks.


Let’s Hear It for Another Savage Review!

Tales of Horror 2 Cover Reviews on the webIt’s always nice when enthusiastic and thorough reviews of our products pop up online and its even more thrilling when said reviews are of materials we published a while ago as it shows that people are still finding that there’s loads of fun to be had in our back catalog.

Case-in-point, all three volumes of our popular Savage Tales of Horror line were originally unleashed upon the world back in 2015, and DriveThruRPG featured reviewer, Cedric C., has just posted a terrific review of Savage Tales of Horror: Volume 2.

Of one of the tales, LARP of Horror, Cedric writes: “LARP of Horror stands out as a scenario new gamemasters and players should try for their first games of Savage Worlds.” See if you agree with Cedric’s review and then grab your own copy of Savage Tales of Horror: Volume 2from our store (available in hardcover and softback)!


Painting Tutorial: Adding Some Color to The Sixth Gun, Part Two

ashercobbA few weeks back, we shared a terrific, step-by-step guide to painting the official Sixth Gun RPG miniatureof legendary Big Bad, General Oliander Bedford Hume.

Now, Boardgamegeek.com user “Sam and Max” tackles the Nine-Foot Mystery Mummy himself, Asher Cobb, in all his bandage-wrapped glory. From his wide-brimmed hat to his billowing crimson cloak, you’ll learn how to transform this beautifully sculpted model from bare metal to unliving color, ready to terrorize your players’ gunslingers upon your game table!

Check out this and Sam and Max’s other Sixth Gun miniature painting tutorial over on Boardgamegeek.com today!


Conan: Rise of Monsters is now LIVE on Kickstarter!

ConanKickstarterThe wait is over…

Conan: Rise of Monsters is now live on Kickstarter and the battle for Hyboria has begun!

From Pulposaurus (a part of Pinnacle Entertainment Group) and created by our own Shane Hensley along with George Vasilakos, Timothy Brown, Jack Emmert, Mack Martin, and illustrator Victor Moreno, Conan: Rise of Monsters is an epic fantasy battle game with high-quality, pre-painted, 34mm plastic figures, fast-play rules, custom dice, cards, tokens, and more. The backstory is a brand new tale inspired by Robert E. Howard’s original Conan tales and the Marvel and Dark Horse Comics stories and adaptations.

Check out the pledge levels, epic stretch goals, and incredible add-ons (including some amazing unpainted terrain pieces from Reaper Miniatures). Plus, if you want to try before you buy, the Core Rules, Unit Cards, Terrain Cards, and Fate Cards are now available for FREE on DriveThruRPG! Contemplate THAT on the Tree of… WHOA!

And for those who supported the first Kickstarter back in 2015, the Pulposaurus gang hasn’t forgotten you and will be offering add-on credit as a thank you for your loyalty and patience!

Visit the Conan: Rise of Monsters Kickstarter page to pledge your support, and if you’re attending the Origins Game Fair, Shane will be running Conan: Rise of Monsters demos all weekend long!

The time to crush your enemies and see them driven before you… is now!


Find Us This Weekend at the Origins Game Fair

Pinnacle at OriginsThis weekend (June 14th-18th), join Shane Hensley along with Jodi and Clint Black at the Origins Game Fair inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center in beautiful Columbus, Ohio!

Pick up your physical copy of the premiere issue of Savage Worlds Explorer (featuring all-new, full-color adventures for Weird War I and Deadlands) and then check in with Shane as he runs some colossal Conan: Rise of Monsters demos all weekend long!

Find Pinnacle Entertainment Group (and Carolina Game Tables) in the Studio 2 Publishing area, Booth #547.


Savage Worlds Explorer Premieres at Origins

SW_Explorer_Cover_900[11330]If you’re attending the Origins Game Fair this weekend in Columbus, Ohio, be sure to swing by Pinnacle Entertainment Group (in Booth #547) to get your mitts on the full-color premiere issue of Savage Worlds Explorer!

Issue 1 features adventures penned by Teller (Weird War I) and Matthew Cutter (Deadlands: The Weird West), both of which feature detailed maps, wicked monsters, and loads of Savage surprises.

Hellfighters is a Plot Point Campaign for Weird War I that follows the exploits of the American 369th Infantry Regiment from the time the unit is attached to the French army until shortly after the Second Battle of the Marne. The campaign covers a period of five months and covers a wide geographic area of the Western Front.

Knights With No Armor is a Savage Tale for Deadlands: The Weird West that begins in southern Cochise County, Arizona Territory. What starts out as a simple rescue soon turns into a peek into the machinations of one of the Weird West’s most wicked and corrupt villains. Get a taste of what the next edition of Deadlands has to offer, amigo!

*** As a special introductory offer, if you order a print copy of issue 1 from now through this Saturday, June 17th, you’ll save $4.99 off the shipping price. Plus, you’ll get the PDF download immediately. A perfect Father’s Day gift for Savage Dads everywhere. And please note that the PDF version on its own won’t be available to order just yet, so grab this print+PDF special deal today!

All orders for Savage Worlds Explorer will begin shipping the week after Origins.