Grim Prairie Trails Now Available for Deadlands: Reloaded!

Deadlands Reloaded: Grim Prairie TrailsThe Weird West is full of grim and twisted trails, where the boogeyman isn’t just a story parents tell misbehaving children. And fresh—or not so fresh—horrors are spawned from the depths of Hell with frightening regularity.

For cowpokes who’ve become jaded gunning down walkin’ dead and plugging the occasional jackalope, Grim Prairie Trails rounds up 19 of these horrors for use in tormentin’ the heroes anew. Best of all, each monster includes a full Savage Tale so it won’t take long to get on the trail. Best mind what’s lurkin’ around the next bend, amigo!

So what are you gettin’ for your wooden nickels?

  • 19 rascals, varmints, and critters ready to drop into any Deadlands campaign.
  • 19 full Savage Tales with all the maps, descriptions, and vital statistics a Marshal needs to bring them to life.
  • Stats for Weird West archetypes like cowboys, gamblers, and lawmen.
  • Stats for mundane—and dangerous—fauna found Out West, like cougars, boars, and bears…oh my!
  • The PDF is fully bookmarked, indexed, and cross-referenced to make tablet and screen navigation a snap.

Heck, we’ll even stake you some if you’ve not got the ante for the whole thing! The opening chapter, the collected Field Reports of Prof. Kevin Connolly, is available as a free download. We’ll even give you the town map of Parker, ripped straight from one of Grim Prairie Trails’ own Savage Tales!

Don’t delay, friends and neighbors. Get the PDF, preorder the printed book, or get the Grim Prairie Trails Print-PDF Preorder combo! After all, what you don’t know about the Weird West is perfectly happy to eat you in your sleep.


New Adventures in Jalizar, City of Thieves, for Beasts & Barbarians

The Crying Mother for Beasts & BarbariansIt should’ve been an easy job. A rich merchant, a fat purse, and a dagger in the night. But life in the City of Thieves is never that easy.

GRAmel brings you The Crying Mother, an adventure filled with rooftop chases, terrible nightmares, swordfights, and an ancient gift from a mother to her beloved son. This is the first adventure for Beasts & Barbarians, their sword-and-sorcery setting for Savage Worlds, in the recently-released city of Jalizar.


Deadlands Trail Guides & Manitou Bluff Make Their Return!

Return to Manitou Bluff and Deadlands Trail Guides, Volume OnePrint versions of Return to Manitou Bluff and Deadlands Trail Guides, Volume 1 are now in stock and ready to ship, amigos.

Return to Manitou Bluff is an adventure for Legendary Rank heroes, including all the people, places, and plots you need to run this epic tale. Take care, amigo! Things aren’t always what they seem, and sometimes death—or somethin’ worse—is hiding just around the bend. If your Legendary posse is looking for more excitement after completing The Flood, there’s no better place to send ‘em than Manitou Bluff!

If you’ve got a ghoulish sort of curiosity, you might want to check out the Special Perdition Supplement of the Tombstone Epitaph. Read what the finest paper in the Weird West has to say about Clover Mesa without spending a nickel—plug, wooden, buffalo, or otherwise.

In the first three Deadlands Trail Guides, now compiled into one volume for ease of reference, you’ll take a tour of the less-traveled Weird West with your Epitaph correspondent Phineas P. Gage. This book includes Trail Guide: South o’ the Border, Trail Guide: Great Northwest, and Trail Guide: Weird White North.

Each Trail Guide offers you a closer look at the people, places, and—perhaps most important—things you’ll see in each region. And don’t forget the mini-Plot Point Campaigns and Savage Tales in each, as well. You’re bound to have fun or die tryin’!


More Fantasy Grounds Support for Slipstream and Deadlands Reloaded

Fantasy Grounds Virtual Tabletop SoftwareSmiteworks has just released conversions of The 1880 Smith & Robards Catalog (the premiere gear support for Deadlands Reloaded) and Heart of Steel (an adventure for the Slipstream setting). These releases fully integrate into the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop software. That’s right, you can finally order a clockwork de-moler on the internet!

The Smith & Robards Catalog brings together hundreds of new item, including the images and the text for easy reference online with or at the table! The items can also be dragged on character sheets for use in game. Between that and the many adventure hooks, your Deadlands game can’t help but be more memorable!

Heart of Steel is a complete Slipstream adventure ready to run as-is (or modified as you like) on Fantasy Grounds. With more NPCs, items pre-loaded with stats, Edges and Hindrances, all fully linked and ready to drop in, you’re set to step into an outer space where the air is really thin…and dominated by the evil Queen Anathraxis. Charge your ray gun and ready your rockets!

Remember, Fantasy Grounds already offers a full suite of roleplaying tools for Savage Worlds, including dice, initiative cards, character sheets, maps, character tokens, and bennies, with expansion packs for 50 FathomsDeadlands, and Slipstream, as well as accessories like the Super Powers CompanionHorror Companion, and the Adventure Deck!

Don’t delay—see what Fantasy Grounds can do for your online gaming today!


Solve Krishna’s Riddle for Untold Power

Krishna's RiddleSavage Mojo brings you Krishna’s Riddle, the fourth installment of their Quantum Sliders series—it’s a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an adventure!

The great god Krishna is at it again! He once set a riddle to a mortal, and now has to go back and see if her descendant has the answer. If so, he will grant her wonders beyond earthly power. Unfortunately, he’s forgotten the riddle.

Krishna’s Riddle is an adventure geared to Heroic rank characters and is part of Savage Mojo’s Quantum Sliders series, where every adventure takes you to a new time and place in the Maelstrom.


Happy New Year from All of Us at Pinnacle!

Savage Worlds Year in Review 2012It’s been a big year here at Pinnacle, and we’ve been very happy to have you be such a big part of that!

Old friends returned to us in 2012. 50 Fathoms: Explorer’s Edition brought one our earliest settings to a new generation of Savage Worlds fans, rules, and format! The ghost rock bombs rained again with the release of Hell on Earth: Reloaded, updating the dark future of Deadlands with a new hardback core rule book. Prerelease copies sold out almost immediately, but we’re expecting the full supply for an early 2013 treat!

We also had our first Kickstarter campaign—Deadlands Noir—which was wildly successful! We weren’t sure you’d want a non-Western Deadlands, but now we know! Some of the PDFs are available now, others are coming soon, and the whole initial line will be delivered in 2013.

The Savage Worlds miniatures line continued to expand. Our publishing services partner, Studio 2 Printing, even ran a Hell on Earth minis Kickstarter campaign to help speed up 2013’s minis for the Wasted West!

Speaking of minis, even our core rules shrank! Savage Worlds Deluxe was rereleased as Savage Worlds Deluxe: Explorer’s Edition. Not only was it a great day for fans of the smaller paperback format, but it was a great day for fans of the core rules being $9.99! That’s right, we were able to roll our prices back to 2003!

The Deadlands line kept coming on strong in 2012 with several adventures, a Plot Point Campaign, minis, and custom maps. Be sure to check out Deadlands products on the Pinnacle PDF Store and at Studio 2 Publishing for the full low-down, but here’s the quick list:

And, perhaps most importantly of all, 2012 gave us more of you! Getting to see our fans and supporters at conventions and to talk with you on the Pinnacle Forum (which may be one of the most pleasant places the internet has to offer) continues to be one of the very best parts of our jobs!

Last year was great, and we expect 2013 to be even better! Get ready, and get gaming!



Deadlands Noir Adventure and Archetypes Now Available!

The Old Absinthe House Blues PDF on the Pinnacle PDF StoreNow that you’ve had your mitts on Deadlands Noir for a week, do you find yourself hungry for more? Well, the Great Depression can do that to a body, but we’ve got the fix for you.

The Old Absinthe House Blues, the first adventure for Deadlands Noir, is now available from the Pinnacle PDF Store.

The life and music drain out of the Old Absinthe House when their hot new blues singer goes missing, and the owner turns to you for help. Can you find the missing dame with the velvet voice, or will the mystery remain as murky as the bayous and darkness that shroud the Big Easy? When the goin’ gets tough, is the promise of a big bar tab enough to keep you goin’?

Deadlands Noir Archetypes PDF FreebieNo adventure or setting is complete without good characters. In the spirit of the season and to make sure you’re off to as good a start as you can get in dark times, we’re giving you Deadlands Noir Archetypes for free! Use these nine fully-finished characters as they are or let them serve as guiding examples for your own creation.

We’ve given you the time and the place—even the action with The Old Absinthe House Blues—now it’s time for your characters to run with the story!


Enjoy Blood Feast, a Dark Thanksgiving Freebie for Solomon Kane!

Blood Feast One Sheet AdventureAs a special thanks to you from all of us, let us bring you a tale of a dinner of damnation for your Thanksgiving gaming. Blood Feast is a new Savage Worlds One Sheet™ from our very own Shane Lacy Hensley set in the world of everyone’s avenging Puritan, Solomon Kane™, but easily adapted to any era. After all, a dinner party gone bad is a timeless story, is it not?

Your wanderers come across a feast of thanks gone horribly awry, and must investigate the matter before the bloody end of the meal comes to its youngest diners! Will you be in time for there to be a reason to celebrate after all, or will innocent lives be lost to a dark “bounty” of the sea?

While you’re at it, be sure to check out all our Solomon Kane™ downloads and the rest of our One Sheet adventures. If you needed another reason to be thankful this season, remember that those downloads and One Sheets remain absolutely, completely, and utterly free!


Deadlands Blood Drive Continues with High Plains Drovers

Blood Drive Two: High Plains DroversThe trail is long and hard, amigo, and with beeves to move before you sleep. Your posse’s long-haul cattle drive continues with Blood Drive 2: High Plains Drovers! Starting just outside of Denver to a promised land in Wyoming, this adventure ups the ante with your cowpokes getting a share of the expanding herd. Between your new ownership and the high plains, the stakes (and steaks) have never been higher! High Plains Drovers is the second installment in the Blood Drive series.

The Blood Drive series is a complete campaign. Each adventure starts and ends in such a fashion that if you want to use it by itself without the others in the series, you can easily do so. In fact, they’re perfect for getting a posse from one part of the Weird West to another if that’s what you’re looking for, Marshal. Used together, the three combine to take the heroes from greenhorn cowpunchers to hardened trail hands fighting for their cattle, their land, and even their lives!

If you think the first book’s four words of fear (“written by John Goff”) were bad, wait’ll you get a load of “longhorns burstin’ like popcorn!” And don’t stop worryin’—it’s still written by John Goff.


Return to Manitou Bluff Available for Preorder

Return to Manitou BluffDuring the Battle of Lost Angels, a catastrophic earthquake tore Clover Mesa into four parts and revealed a motherlode of ghost rock at its center. Everyone from Kang’s triad to the Union to the Wasatch Rail Co. is after its riches, and they’ll do whatever it takes to seize them.

But Clover Mesa wasn’t always an object of desire. It used to be a dumping ground for the dregs of Maze society, and it was known by a different name back then—Manitou Bluff.

Return to Manitou Bluff is an adventure for Legendary Rank heroes, including all the people, places, and plots you need to run this epic tale. Take care, amigo! Things aren’t always what they seem, and sometimes death—or somethin’ worse—is hiding just around the bend. If your Legendary posse is looking for more excitement after completing The Flood, there’s no better place to send ’em than Manitou Bluff!

If you’ve got a ghoulish sort of curiosity, you might want to check out the Special Perdition Supplement of the Tombstone Epitaph. Read what the finest paper in the Weird West has to say about Clover Mesa without spending a nickel—plug, wooden, buffalo, or otherwise.

Get your copy of Return to Manitou Bluff in PDF today (from the Pinnacle PDF store, Studio 2 Publishing, or DriveThruRPG), preorder a print copy, or get the best of  both worlds with the Print-PDF bundle (get the PDF immediately, the print copy as soon as it’s available, and a discount on the pair)!