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We have a confession to make: Clint Black’s super-secret Scooby-Doo Unleashed game at MACE West was really the final test run for our newest setting! Now that licensing arrangements have been confirmed, we can proudly announce our new vision of the Mystery Machine Team serving as the last stand between mankind and the coming zombie apocalypse!
And this is a release for all you impatient folks out there. There’s no Kickstarter. There’s no lag time. We’re incorporating the final pieces of playtesting feedback now, and we anticipate releasing the Scooby-Doo Unleashed PDF for immediate download and the Scooby-Doo Unleashed print version for preorder on the thirty-first of the month! Join the crew and get your Scooby Snacks ready!
But wait—it gets even better! With our new licensing arrangement with the Cartoon Network, we have access to all the classic Hanna-Barbera properties. Coming releases (which probably won’t be as quick, sadly) will include
- Johnny Quest: Rippers Modern
- Necessary Evil 3: Dyno-Mutt’s Revenge
- 50 Fathoms 2: Jabberjaw’s Feeding Frenzy
- Deadlands: Quick Draw McGraw with Stone from 41 Minutes in the Future
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As I’m sure many of you already suspect, I’m afraid this is only our little April Fool’s joke. There’s no Hanna-Barbera properties coming, we don’t have an agreement with Cartoon Network, and Scooby-Doo remains, I presume, leashed. But you really can sign up for weekly e-mails and news from Pinnacle, and there really is some excellent Scooby-Doo versus the zombie apocalypse art available from joke participant Jeff Zoet.
This is your first chance to get Chris Lites’ Maps to the Stars—the newest release for Wendigo Tales. Season Two continues in the world of Necessary Evil, where the super villains of earth have to fight an occupying alien force and their own baser natures to save the planet!
Jenner Tavern rode out the alien invasion doing what he does best: looking out for himself. Now, as the super villain host of the popular death match show Arena!, Jenner thinks he has it made. But a visit from an old accomplice is about to remind him that the past never stays dead and all supers, even a pampered celebrity like Jenner, are expendable in the eyes of Earth’s new alien overlords.
Be sure to check out the previous tales from Season Two—Faces of Destruction (insanely, still free), Thicker Than Water, Fallen, and Purgatory—or any of the stories of the Weird Wars from Wendigo Tales: Season One.
Attention all you Lone Star Savages or folks who are otherwise planning on being in the Great State of Texas this weekend: you should plan on coming to Aggiecon 45, April 4-6, in College Station, Texas (home of Texas A&M University). Frequent Savage Worlds author and self-professed Texan Ed Wetterman is a guest of the convention. Other gaming luminaries such as Preston Dubose, Craig Largent, and Jerry Blakemore are also heavily rumored to be making appearances as well. Even if you don’t go for the gaming or guests, there’s always the chance there’ll be an eight-ton doughnut—I mean, it is Texas after all…
For those of you with a more continental bent, plan on catching up with Shane Hensley at BBE Con in Lyon, France on April 19. If you’re a French speaker or can operate a web translator, check out BBE Con web site for more information. While I suspect the odds of an eight-ton croissant are pretty slim, can you really take the chance that you’d miss one?
Come to places beyond the familiar bounds of Earth. Some lie twinkling in the distant starfields, waiting to be discovered by intrepid explorers or conquered by legions of space marines. Others are just around the corner in time, a near future where hovertanks race across blasted battlefields, cyberware replaces organic limbs, and robots serve humanity—or attempt to annihilate it.
With all the new materials from the Savage Worlds Science Fiction Companion ready for use in Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop, the future is yours now to share with your friends, wherever they may be!
And, no, we’re not talking about an automated undead authoring construct made of severed hands! [Then again, now that you bring it up…] Long Dead and Twice Slain—Melior Via’s first short adventure for the Accursed dark fantasy setting—is written by our very own Shane Hensley!
A mysterious spirit haunts a band of human warriors who seek to cleanse a region of the Witches’ contamination. Only a band of Witchmarked could hope to overcome the seemingly indecipherable danger at hand. The powers that they receive from their curse could be the solution to unlocking the mystery.
Long Dead and Twice Slain focuses on the adventures of a band of Witchmarked heroes in the Accursed game setting. Play it as a standalone or incorporate it into the Plot Point Campaign from Accursed. Get your copy now from DriveThruRPG for just $2.50!
In the distant future of a far mythic past, Zeus rests uneasy on the throne of Olympus, drained by man’s new reliance on reason and philosophy. During this weak time, Ahura Mazda, god of the Persians, seeks to overthrow the Greeks on earth and their gods from the heavens.
Ripped from the days of heroes, your band is brought forward in time to turn the tide, to ferret out the treachery, and to stop the Persians at any cost. Surely you’re man and woman enough for the job, but are you myth and hero enough? Find out today—Battle of Thermopylae is an epic adventure for Mythos for 3-5 Veteran heroes.
The job seems simple enough; grab a high profile geneticist from Bio Solutions, and deliver him to the contractor. In, out, done. Easy Peasy, right? Wrong. Word spreads fast in the sprawl, and once the wolves hear about the dandy diaper baby coming down from his ivory tower, he becomes a huge payday, and everyone wants to cash in. Can you complete the job as promised? Or will you succumb to greed and sell the mark to the highest bidder? Do you even have a choice?
The Grazelands—once a verdant landscape of grass and flowering plants, they are slowly being swallowed by the relentless sands. Trade, and its great wealth, has declined sharply, but there is still money to be made on the long trip to the northern lands.
The shrinking grasses place the tribes under greater strain, and tensions are high. Times are changing, but not for the better.
- More information on the cults and festivals of Ashtart, the goddess of vegetation,
- Myths about the origins of the Grazelands,
- An overview of the hyaenidae, their society, religion, and funerary customs, and
- New locations, major NPCs, minor deities and monsters!
Clint Black, Jodi Black, and Joel Kinstle covered the eastern US with a visit to MACE West in Asheville, North Carolina. We all enjoyed catching up with old friends and gaming pretty much non-stop. Clint’s big surprise game for Saturday was Scooby Doo Unleashed, and he’s still a little surprised that his games were so packed even though he kept their descriptions secret!
We weren’t the only ones out gaming, either. We hear some folks in Pennsylvania got in on the action, too, with a rousing game of Deadlands: Reloaded at Norwin Game Knights Event. We know it happened—there were pictures and everything!
Hopefully, the weekend brought you some good gaming, too. Now it’s time for us all to look forward to the next weekend, the next convention, and beyond!