Deadlands Double-Shot Kickstarter—Wow!

Deadlands Double-Shot KickstartersSeriously. Wow. Your support and enthusiasm is really exciting! For many Kickstarter projects, this is the point where the project team starts really trying to ramp up participation—but you’ve gotten us way, way past that.

The Kickstarters were fully funded in less than an hour—that’s less time than combined early episodes of Gunsmoke and The Twilight Zone!*

The $200 Deadlands Classic 20th Anniversary Edition Boxed Sets sold out immediately, we opened more, and now only about 25 are left! Best hustle on that deal—it won’t hang out long. Over on the Good Intentions Kickstarter campaign, two new reward  levels opened to help those new to Deadlands Reloaded get started with the basics ($200, pay for shipping after the Kickstarter), or to get the ENTIRE Deadlands Reloaded collection in print, PDF, music, and miniatures ($900, free shipping to the contiguous United States).

For those embracing our digital future, Good Intentions offers the PDF for $20 and the entire Deadlands Reloaded digital collection for $150, and the Deadlands Classic 20th Anniversary Edition—now in color!—is available in PDF for $25.

Be sure to visit the Kickstarter project pages for both Good Intentions and Deadlands Classic 20th Anniversary Edition for full details on available backer levels and rewards and for ongoing updates.

And share the news about both Kickstarters to your fellow friends of the Weird West. Safety in numbers, you know!

* Which make me think of Deadlands….

Deadlands Thunder Moon Rising Novel Releases Today!

Thunder Moon Rising, a TOR Deadlands NovelThe Deadlands Double-Shot Kickstarters aren’t the only hot new things in the Weird West right now—the second Deadlands novel is available today!

Thunder Moon Rising by Jeff Mariotte brings you the story of savage killings and mutilations in an Arizona frontier town in the shadow of the rugged Thunder Mountains—and what a story it is!

The third novel, Boneyard by Seanan McGuire, is being finished as we speak. Join a carnival of freaks roaming the Weird West. What could possibly go wrong?

And, of course, we can’t forget the first book in the series, Jonathan Maberry’s multiple award-nominated Ghostwalkers. If you haven’t read it, you really ought to fix that!

Welcome Our New Licensee Manager Danny Walsh

Pinnacle Staff NewsThe Pinnacle Entertainment family is happy to welcome a new member, Danny James Walsh. He will be lightening the load of our busy COO and Managing Editor Jodi Black by taking the position of Licensee Manager! If you’ve ever wanted to publish for Savage Worlds or are an existing licensee, he’s your new go-to guy.

You can reach him at, but most of your questions can be answered here on our licensing page.

Don’t worry—he’s not some random character we pressed into service from a back alley of a harbor town. Danny started working with us as project manager for Savage Tales of Horror, and we know that he’s up to the task!

The Case for Playing Savage Rifts®

Savage Worlds Reviews on the WebIt’s not all Kickstarters and new guys around here, you know. People are out there playing all sorts of Savage Worlds settings, even before the printed books are out!

Game Nexus has reviewed Rifts® for Savage Worlds with a little bit of a spin in Why You Should Be Playing Savage Rifts. He covers Iconic Frameworks, Hero’s Journey tables, and Mega Damage, powers, and other Setting Rules.  There’s also an After-Action Report from actually playing a game session!


Savage Your World in Portuguese!

posteres-wrf1 posteres-wrf3The Portuguese library for Savage Worlds has grown even larger! Our Portuguese licensee RetroPunk releases this week translations for the Horror Companion and the new edition of the Savage Worlds core rulebook.

Check out that amazing cover art! We’ve been told those are also available as posters, if you like to collect Savage Worlds in other languages. Contact RetroPunk at for more information.

If you speak Portuguese, you should definitely check those out. If you don’t, you might want to grab a copy or two and see how long it takes your players to notice when you swap out their books…

Deadlands Double-Shot Kickstarters Launch at High Noon!

Deadlands Classic 20th Anniversary Edition KickstarterIt’s the event you’ve all been waiting for—for twenty years! Our Deadlands Double-Shot of Kickstarters comes shooting your way at high noon (Eastern) today!

For all you Deadlands Classic fans out there, the Deadlands Classic 20th Anniversary Edition brings the game you know and love to a new generation of fans. We’re using the revised and best version of the rules and lovingly colored all the original black and white art! This book is as gorgeous as the Weird West is deadly! Be sure to check out the Deadlands Classic 20th Anniversary Kickstarter for full details on pledge levels and rewards!

Deadlands: Good Intentions KickstarterFor all the Deadlands Reloaded players and followers of the story of Deadlands, Good Intentions is the last of the Plot Point Campaigns of the Servitors of War, Death, Famine, and—at long last—Pestilence. Learn the secrets of Doctor Darius Hellstromme, the actual architect of the Reckoning. Was there a plan? Should it be stopped or helped along? Or should your posse just hang out watching skullchucker games? This is definitely not one to be missed, so visit the Good Intentions Kickstarter today for the lowdown on pledge levels and rewards!

Oh, but there’s really even more. Be sure to check both Kickstarters for little things, like the EU-friendliness of it all, the combined shipping for backers of both Kickstarters, and the incredibly handy conversion materials to go back and forth between Deadlands Classic and Deadlands Reloaded! You might think this is an end, but we’re barely scratching the surface—and not necessarily from the sunny side of the sod, amigo!

Deadlands Novel News!

Thunder Moon Rising, a TOR Deadlands Novel

Fear is abroad in the Deadlands as a string of brutal killings and cattle mutilations trouble a frontier town in the Arizona Territory, nestled in the forbidding shadow of the rugged Thunder Mountains…

The second Deadlands novel will be available* September 20! Preorder a copy of Thunder Moon Rising by Jeff Mariotte to avoid the heartache of an empty shelf where the book you wanted so badly should be!

The third novel, Boneyard by Seanan McGuire, is getting its final editorial tweaks now. What could possibly go wrong with a carnival of freaks roaming the Weird West? You’ll have to read it to find out!

And, of course, we can’t forget the first book in the series, Jonathan Maberry’s multiple award-nominated Ghostwalkers. If you haven’t read it, you really ought to fix that!

* At least in bookstores you should go to…

Shaintar Black Lantern Report: Origins of the Society Released

Savage Mojo's Shaintar Black Lantern Report: Origins of the SocietyThe Black Lantern Society is known far and wide in Shaintar for spreading the arts and philanthropic works. Clearly the rumors that it’s an underground networks of spies are completely false. Clearly—but what a clever handshake you seem to have there…

Savage Worlds Licensee Savage Mojo has released the Shaintar Black Lantern Report: Origins of the Society. Find out the secrets concealed by the shadows cast by the light of the Black Lantern. Learn the traditions, aims, and even the secret handshake.

Answers to mysteries, adventure, and more material for your Shaintar games all awaits you, so open the Shaintar Black Lantern Report: Origins of the Society as soon as you dare!

Gun Metal Games Releases Codex Infernus

Codex Infernus from Gun Metal GamesSometimes, no matter your best intentions, your game just seems to go straight to hell. With Savage Worlds Licensee Gun Metal GamesCodex Infernus, you can take it there directly—on purpose!

With information for everything you need on that broad and easy path to guide you when you get there, Codex Infernus: The Savage Guide to Hell has you covered. Don’t worry—there’s plenty of material for those who are there to fight against the flames and darkness, too!

Be sure to check out Codex Infernus and all the other products from Gun Metal Games today.

Deadlands Double-Shot Debuts Next Week!

Deadlands Classic Limited Edition DeluxeGood Intentions: A Deadlands Plot Point CampaignWho says thirteen’s unlucky? This is the time for it to shine with the coming Deadlands Double-Shot of Kickstarters running September 13–29! Don’t miss the one-two punch of the Limited Edition Deadlands Classic hardback and the final of the Four Servitors Plot Point Campaigns for Deadlands, Good Intentions.

You want more details? Well, you can do the same thing that the Deadlands Double-Shot does—embrace the past and stride into the future. Check out last week’s introduction of the Deadlands Double-Shot and come by here next week for the exciting kickoff!

Two Kickstarters. Twice the Deadlands action. September 13–29. Mark your calendar.