The fine folks over at Geek & Sundry have been swept up in HBO’s Westworld excitement—just like many of you!* Now that the season is over, what can you do to get your fix of Western thrill and danger?
Read their 5 Western Themed Game Delights article for suggestions on how to scratch that itch with some games. Here’s a hint—Deadlands: Reloaded is on the list. There are also card, board, and dice games on the list, too. Be amazed at the variety, but you can’t marvel if you don’t go read.
* Okay, many of us as well. You caught us.
Here’s proof that 2017 is a shining new year, filled with hope and opportunity unimagined in 2016—you have the chance to join the Pinnacle Entertainment Staff! If you’ve dreamed of having your thumbnail and brief bio included on the Pinnacle Staff page, this might be your lucky day!**
We want to add a part-time Production Assistant to our mix. Check our new Careers page for the link (or download the job description PDF directly).
Even if this isn’t the opportunity for you, feel free to forward it on to anyone you think would be a good fit, even if they aren’t Savage Worlds players. We’re shockingly accepting that way.
* If you actually read that in a pirate voice or added “matey” at the end, then this might be for you.
** You may also want to look into some bigger dreams. I’d offer you some of mine, but I suspect the rest of the crew would advise you against it very, very quickly.
*** I know, there isn’t a three-asterisk reference in the text above. I just wanted to say that your chances of finding a better bunch of folks to work with and get to know is, in my experience, slimmer than the Slender Man after a juice cleanse. If you’re interested and qualified, don’t hesitate. — Joel
Boxes are for mystery, joy, and wonder. Presents come in boxes. Shipments from the far corners of the world come in boxes. But coffins are boxes, too. You never know what’s going to come out of them…or what might go in…
The Soul Stealer Box, like all our Deadlands One Sheet Adventures, is ready to go as a night or two for your game group, something to slide into an ongoing campaign, or the starting point for a new campaign. Like the others, it’s also totally free.
Get off your duff, hombre. It’s time to answer that age-old question, “What’s in the box?”
The fine* folks at Cannibal Halfling Games have added Level One Wonk: Savage Rifts® to their series of game reviews. Not only can you see more opinions and application, but this review covers a lot more history of Rifts® than most do.
Go read it today. After all, it’s best to know everything you can before a Rift opens in your neighborhood.
* I actually assume they’re short, angry, and hungry, but that just doesn’t flow as well, nor is it as friendly as “fine.”
Make your plans for Genghis Con 40 now! It plays host to the most Savage Worlds games of any convention, including the big hitters like Gen Con!
With that sort of record, they’ve got some of the best, most experienced Savage Worlds GMs around. This is your chance to learn what they know, and do what they do, by signing up for Savage Worlds Gamemastering: Raising the Bar!
That’s right, you can join Chris “Savage Mommy” Fuchs plus three more Game Masters that have gone above and beyond with their Savage Worlds games in the last few years. We’re confident in saying that, because we’ve got a hand in picking them! Get their tips, tricks, and techniques for running consistently excellent games.
Who all will be on the panel? Will there be special guests? Will everyone be sucked through a Rift or attacked by creatures of the Weird West? Will it be recorded and available afterwards? Could there be free cookies? Will there be free cars for all attendees? The only* way to find out for sure is to join us there!
* Okay, you can probably just apply some common sense and guess that there won’t be free cars, at least not the full-size kind that actually operate.
You know those conspiracy theorists who say a few handfuls of corporations and secret societies run the world? Not only are they right, but they didn’t go far enough!
The shadows are filled with war and intrigue, greed and betrayal. And you’ve just tiptoed into those shadows, filled with the offspring of the gods of old, stepped down from their perches on Mount Olympus and drawing power from people in a new way.
Welcome to the age of Olympus Inc, the new Savage Worlds setting from Fabled Environments. Get all the details and setting customization you need to play, including a fabulous—some might even say mythical—Adventure Generator.
Remember, if you hear hissing when someone’s brushing their hair, look away.
I hope you’ve all enjoyed your holidays and new year amid the crescendo of Savage Rifts® talk we’re hearing lately. Some of you are still waiting for your packages, staring out your mail slots with hungry eyes. Others are scanning the pages even now. We know you’re both excited groups, but remember to eat, bathe, and go to work!
From the I-just-can’t-wait camp, visit Geek & Sundry for their
Roleplaying Games We Can’t Wait to Play in 2017 list. Yep, you’ll see Savage Rifts® on there, along with some other things I’d never even heard of until I read the article! It’s definitely worth a look.
From the look-what-I-got camp, be sure to watch the Rifts® Kickstarter Unboxing from Eric from Bloat Games. It’s always nice to see people’s eyes light up, and you’ll get a good look at some of the games you might still be waiting on.
If you’re wondering where your Kickstarter stuff is—whether it’s about to be shipped, is in transit, or may have been stolen by that neighbor that keeps poaching your packages—check the Savage Rifts® Kickstarter Updates for the details!
James Walls of Living 4 Crits has a review and recap of Pranac Pursuit, an adventure for The Last Parsec. He’s shared his take on the setting, the adventure, and the genre itself!
Why should you listen to his opinion? This is a man who not only has run Pranac Pursuit, but has read every single item available for The Last Parsec that currently exists! That’s a level of dedication you just don’t see every day.
In news of classical high fantasy, Savage Mojo has released two new products for Shaintar—Prelacy of Camon and The Freelands.
Prelacy of Camon is a guidebook to the theocratic state controlled by the Church of Archanon. How did they come to power? What lie is the secret they keep to maintain control? Find out many of their secrets as well as new gear, Edges, and powers!
The Freelands details a stubborn people married to the concept of personal choice, a land without King or Queen. The council of Lanthor presents itself as the face of the region to the rest of the world, but each community has its own goals and values. Discover the beginnings of Shaintar’s history and how this area has survived without being gobbled up by another country.
The year is nearly over, and 2016 has definitely left its mark. We’ve lost many friends, celebrities, and luminaries. There’s been war and terrorism throughout the world. Economies and politics have been exciting in the old-Chinese-curse sense of the word. As easy as it can be to focus on what’s gone wrong in 2016, it’s not been all bad.
We’ve had nearly 150 million new babies join us, filled with hope and wonder. Advances have been made in nearly every field of human endeavor, including several hopeful new lines of antibiotic research. Interest and drive to explore has reignited with a public passion for Mars. On a smaller but no less important scale, new friends have been made and good times have been had by nearly all of us.
In gaming, Pinnacle has brought several new settings to Savage Worlds and you’ve taken us to new heights with our Kickstarter projects. Savage Worlds has come to more languages and more parts of the world. Our licensees, including Fan Licensees, have grown and come up with an amazing cornucopia of settings and accessories—their creativity and drive continues to be an inspiration and amazement.
As much as we look forward to what we’re going to bring you in 2017 and what we’ll see from fans and licensees, we hope that you’re able to join us in having hope for the new year. Be open to new things and people, and accept the small and unexpected joys you encounter in life. And be sure to share your happiness with friends and family.
Oh, and for all the math geeks out there, we can clearly have high hopes for 2017—it is a prime number, after all.