Discover the secret history of World War II beyond Western Europe in a land where the heat is as much an enemy as any man with a gun. New templates for military and civilian occupations, tomes of forbidden lore to expand your mystic knowledge beyond what is wise, and new vehicles and equipment all wait to be found. Beware, though—the sands hide artifacts and creatures man was not meant to encounter, and has all the rules for a GM to make the most use of them!
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Can you help Judge Fool, a man from the hundred-and-first century, stop the Lords of Dust and Silence from eating all time (in reverse order, no less)? Fight through several eras of the far future and past, including the Lost Hyperboean Age of Grud the Barbarian. The 143-page adventure includes tips on handling alternate solutions, several paths to victory and defeat, and—probably most importantly—at least one opportunity to punch a dinosaur in the face. How can you go wrong?
Our latest Creature Feature for East Texas University/Degrees of Horror brings you the bruja, the terrifying witch of Mexican folklore. Because, you know, studying for that Macroeconomics midterm wasn’t hard enough.
Creature Feature: La Bruja gives you everything you need to bring these twisted mistresses of the black arts to your ETU game. You get stats for both the most common and the more exotic varieties of bruja. You also get five full Savage Tales, ready to drop right into your game or play as stand-alone one-shot adventures!
Be bewitched (in a good way) with Creature Feature: La Bruja before you’re bewitched (in a very bad way) by the bruja themselves!
The full line of Wendigo Tales is now available from DriveThru Fiction as well as our own Pinnacle web store! Now you can get your e-hands on our fiction series in more places than ever. Got an existing account at DriveThru Fiction where you try to consolidate your PDF purchases? Go right ahead. Did somebody give you a much-appreciated Pinnacle Web Store Gift Certificate for your birthday? We’ve still got you covered.
Either way you go, you can still get both full seasons of Wendigo Tales—Season One’s Weird Wars line-up or Season Two’s dive into the world of Necessary Evil. Both outlets carry the multi-format files you’ve come to love, with pdf, epub, and mobi (for Kindle) files included.
What are you waiting for? Get reading today!
It’s hard to believe Gen Con is a week behind us. Just because it’s past doesn’t mean you have to let it go, though! Smiling Jack’s Bar & Grill has a recording of the Pinnacle Seminar posted for you, and there’s an interview with Shane Hensley at Gen Con out there as well. Whether you couldn’t make it or just can’t let go, these are for you.
And speaking of stuff you really wanted to buy in the Gen Con Dealers’ Hall,* here’s your chance. The new die-cut Savage Worlds Token Sheet is available on the Pinnacle Web Store. These double-sided counters will help you mark all the status effects you could want in Savage Worlds, from Aim to Wound and everything in-between! As an added bonus, you can even get it free (with a $100 or more order, otherwise it’s a ridiculously reasonable $9.99). I don’t know how long this deal (or the supplies) will hold out, though, so buy your Token Sheet now before it’s too late.
* Yes, that segue really was just as smooth as you thought it wasn’t.
If you’re going to be in the greater Atlanta area this weekend (August 29–September 2), you know you’re going to want to come to Dragon Con—it’s huge, it’s famous, it’s infamous, and we’re going to be there!
Who’s “we” this time? Jodi Black will be there all weekend manning the Beautiful Brains Books and Games booth and sitting on a few panels, Clint Black will be helping his wife with the booth [if he knows what's good for him, anyway] and sitting on several panels, and Joel Kinstle will even pop out of the woodwork to run a game and visit. There might even be a few of the Savage Worlds Tokens from Gen Con that make it down to be sold.
And, yes, that means there will be Savage Worlds gaming. check the Dragon Con game schedule for all opportunities, but be sure to mark your calendar for Savage Sunday Night. That’s right, Sunday at 6:00, we’ll have a big collection of Savage Worlds games to choose from (in addition to the ones running all weekend). Not only will we have Dawson Kriska running a Savage Worlds version of his Pathfinder adventure Plagued Seas, but you could also join a Scooby Doo game, Silence on Theegon 6, Arctigator vs. Sharkosaurus, The Hunt Begins, and Little Lamb Lost. See you there!
DramaScape has just released their newest map—a 48″ x 30″ Western Town! And it ain’t just the streets, folks, it’s all the insides of the houses and saloons, too. You can print it with squares, hexes, or no overlays at all. You also get the virtual tabletop files for online use.
The Western Town map also comes with an adventure for Savage Worlds and a description of the town of Syverfall, including locations and NPCs (with Savage Worlds stat blocks).
Need more for your own wild west? Check out the rest of the DramaScape line for wagons, mines, and caves while you’re at it.
Gen Con 2014 was a great time for us. One of the most satisfying things from any convention is getting to catch up with our friends in the gaming community and supporters of Savage Worlds, and this year was no different. To those of you who came to any of our panels, the Pinnacle Seminar, or by the booth, thanks. To those of you who didn’t, be sure to see us next time we’re around.
In this age, seeing friends means taking pictures. Some of those photos you can find in our feeds on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook. If you’ve got pictures of us out there, please be sure to tag them so we can find them, too!
We weren’t the only Savage Worlds winners, though: Sneak Attack Press’ Broken Earth also won a Silver ENnie, and Modiphius’ Achtung! Cthulhu: Keeper’s Guide to the Secret War won two! Congratulations to all the ENnies winners!
We’re already looking forward to next year (with more on that in the next article)!
There are several new campaign settings in the works for Savage Worlds. We’re not promising you’ll see all these in a week or two—in fact, I’d probably lose a finger if I typed any dates at all! But these are a taste of what’s in the works.
East Texas University lets you enroll in 12 to Midnight’s campy campus college horror setting. Degrees of Horror gives you a full-length Plot Point Campaign to go from freshmen all the way through graduation and discover the secrets of Pinebox and Golan County—if you survive. And just because the monsters don’t kill you doesn’t mean the exams won’t—passing finals can be a real killer!
The Last Parsec is our next Kickstarter, and it will take you into the depths of known space and beyond! Exploring new planets for JumpCorp, each new mission will make wildly different demands. Powered by the Savage Worlds Science Fiction Companion, each Plot Point Campaign focuses on a different planet. Scientorium will take you to an immense artifact containing unimaginable knowledge, undreamed technologies, and untold danger. Eris Beta-V is a magnificent ringed gas giant with numerous moons, each a world of its own, and a dense field of asteroids and debris. When a threat to the system arises, will it be something your team can handle? Leviathan introduces you to the most dangerous game in the Known Worlds, with mammoth lacerauns more massive and cunning than most would ever imagine. But a world untouched by civilization is a draw to more than just hunters, and the other may be far more threatening!
The Sixth Gun series comes to RPGs! The First of the Six strikes with ungodly force. The Second spreads Perdition’s flames. The Third kills with a flesh-rotting disease. The Fourth calls up the spirits of those it has slain. The Fifth can heal the wielder from even a fatal wound. And the Sixth is the key to rewriting the world. Are you ready to saddle up and ride into the savage world of The Sixth Gun? Based on the Eisner and Harvey Award nominated comic series from Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurt, and OniPress. Watch for more details to come, as well as more accessories, including custom miniatures of the characters from the comics!
The Savage World of Lankhmar brings Fritz Leiber’s gritty world of urban fantasy into Savage Worlds, shepherded by Tim Brown (of Dark Sun and Dragon King fame) and our own Shane Hensley (who wrote the Lankhmar boxed set for TSR back in 1997)! Watch for Lankhmar: City of Thieves, detailing the city itself and its most important players—including Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Savage Foes of Nehwon brings you the most insidious threats—powerful sorcerers, terrible creatures, and ruthless villains—with adventure seeds and Savage Tales to really fill out a campaign. Savage Tales of the Thieves’ Guild is a thematically linked series of adventures that can be run individually or knitted into a Plot Point Campaign of their own, all churning around Cheap Street’s activities. And watch for accessories like premium metal miniatures and the Lankhmar Game Master’s Screen, too.
If you want some more details, check the Pinnacle preview flyer from the Gen Con booth or keep following the Pinnacle news here every Tuesday.
We teased some of what’s coming up with the Pinnacle preview flyer at the Gen Con booth, but here’s some highlights of what’s coming for Deadlands settings if you missed it.
Deadlands: The Weird West gets even more dangerous. Stone and a Hard Place is the third Plot Point Campaign for Deadlands, and it stars everyone’s favorite hard-nosed hero-killer—Stone. Enjoy a visit to the Weird West’s spaghetti Western roots with blazing six-guns and all the Tombstone (and tombstone) action you could want! Relics will bring you several objects that have become imbued with the powers and personalities of their users or the great events they’re part of. This collection will bring you the most potent, but beware—power always comes at a price.
Hell on Earth expands! The Hell on Earth Reloaded Companion has new Edges and Hindrances, more gear, expanded vehicles, and additional Arcane Backgrounds like bibliopaths, cyborgs, and witches! It’s not all good news, though, since it also includes an expanded Adventure Generator and more new horrors of the Wasted West. The Worm Turns brings you a full-fledged Plot Point Campaign with the shenanigans of the Iron Alliance and the Combine in the post-Reckoners Wasted West.
Lost Colony returns, with a relaunch from the team of John Goff and Cheyenne Wright. This all-new edition of the game is written from the ground up with everything you need to continue the story of Deadlands on the fantastic planet of Banshee and in space itself! The Lost Colony Companion will deliver a complete Plot Point Campaign and include more character options, Savage Tales, and creatures of Banshee.
The Big Easy card game brings the fast-paced world of the hardboiled detective in Deadlands Noir to a new format. For two to four players with a 30-60 minute play time, this new game from Deadlands Noir creators John Goff and Cheyenne Wright makes visiting the mean streets way more convenient, but no less deadly!
Watch here for more information as we have it, and check the Pinnacle preview flyer for more details.