MACE a Smashing Success for Pinnacle!

Savage Worlds Tenth Anniversary PartyWe can’t really say enough good things about MACE 2013 this last weekend!

Savage Saturday Night was a blast, and the special Savage Worlds Tenth Anniversary Party hosted by MACE and Beautiful Brains Books & Games was a cupcake-filled spectacular! The range of games—the variety of applications you, our fans, find for Savage Worlds—continues to amaze us.

But don’t just listen to me yammer on about it. Check out the photos of “Chaos” Steve Todd’s highly-acclaimed Weird Wars Rome game. Or watch our Facebook or Google+ pages for more photos. Or visit the Pinnacle Forums for a general MACE follow-up discussion!

We all had a great time, and we look forward to seeing you at more conventions in the coming year!


Join Pinnacle at MACE This Weekend!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouWill we be seeing you at MACE 2013 this weekend? You’re not going to want to miss it!

Help us celebrate Savage World’s tenth anniversary with a Savage Saturday Night featuring a special “post-party” at midnight hosted by MACE and Beautiful Brains Books & Games. With this many Pinnacle staffers, it’s a sight to be seen! Watch for:

We’ll see you there! [With so many of us working on a cooperative Notice check, we almost can’t help it!]


Celebrate 10 Years of Savage Worlds at MACE!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouNow’s the time to plan ahead for what may be the highest concentration of Pinnacle staffers in a very long time—MACE 2013! Don’t believe me? Here’s a list:

We’ll be all over the place, but especially at Savage Saturday Night! In honor of Savage Worlds’ tenth anniversary, MACE and Beautiful Brains Books & Games will be hosting a special “post-party” at midnight. I hear there’ll be cake, soda, laughter, reminiscing, and the ritual watching-Steve-fall-asleep—all things not to miss!

See you there!

* I have no doubt she’ll tell me that should be “Force With Which to Be Reckoned”!


A Missive from Evil Mike and Chaos Steve

Evil Mike and Chaos SteveOn May 30, 2006, Pinnacle honored us by asking if we would like to run demos for them at conventions. After seven blissful years, Evil Mike and Chaos Steve are retiring from their official duties as convention support staff. We will still be going to conventions and playing (and maybe running) some games, but it’s time to for us to concentrate on family and relaxation.

We would like to thank all the Pinnacle family that have embraced us so heartily and of course the father of the family, Shane. We can’t thank him enough and he is truly the best. Never doubt that we will bug him mercilessly at every convention!

Unfortunately, this also means some changes in the Pinnacle convention space. The Savage Worlds Explorer’s Society will be retired and current Explorers Novice and up will be receiving a special discount code as a thank you for putting so much love and effort into running Savage Worlds. Convention support will be put on hiatus as Pinnacle reviews their policy going forward.

Finally, we would be remiss if we didn’t thank all the players and GMs that we have met over these past seven years. There is no greater feeling in the world than knowing you have touched a person’s life in a positive way. And although we hope we have managed that from time to time, we can honestly say, you all have made our lives better and more fulfilled and we thank you for that from the bottom of our hearts.
If you see us at a convention, say “hello” and remember to keep it Savage!

Evil Mike and Chaos Steve

A Postscript to Mike and Steve from the Editor: You will both be sorely missed by us all. Time (and liniment) may dull that pain, but nothing will lessen our memories of the fun and nearly child-like joy of the game you’ve passed on to so many for so long. Until the next convention, my friends. — Joel


Catch Mike and Steve “Live” at Beautiful Brains Books and Games Thursday!

Savage Worlds on the WebOur very own Evil Mike and Chaos Steve will be guest hosting this week’s Thursday night web chat at Beautiful Brains Books and Games!

Be sure to drop by if you want to find out more about the summer conventions and Pinnacle’s plans for them. Heck, just pop in to witness the special kind of glory that is Evil Mike and Chaos Steve!

That’s 9:00-10:00 pm Eastern, June 6. Don’t miss it!


Savage Worlds on Roo Sack Gamers Podcast

Savage Worlds InterviewsRoo Sack Gamers podcast has just released Episode 68: Gen Con 2012 Wrap Up.

Hear what they’ve got to say about this year’s Gen Con as well as our own Evil Mike and Chaos Steve.

Spoiler Alert: They’re already looking forward to Savage Saturday Night at Gen Con 2013!


Visit Us at Origins and ConCarolinas

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouIt’s the season of conventions, and your chance of spotting a member of the Pinnacle staff out in the wild are way up!

If you’re going to Origins (May 30-June 3), keep your eyes peeled for Shane Hensley himself, as well as Evil Mike and Chaos Steve, our ever-popular demo team.

If you’re not going to be quite as northerly, drop by ConCarolinas (June 1-3) for a chance to see Clint Black and Joel Kinstle, as well as our good friend, frequent Pinnacle editor, and (in at least one case) wife, Jodi Black.

Check the convention program for games and panels, and be sure to say “hi.” We’re always happy to meet a fan!