Pinnacle and Savage Worlds Comes to Chupacabracon

ChupacabraConChupacabracon in Austin, Texas, is truly a Savage Worlds event not to be missed. Come on down this weekend, January 9-11, to get your own slice of Texas gaming heaven.

The RPG Guest List includes our own Shane Hensley, Clint Black, Ed Wetterman, and Preston DuBose. You can spot ’em roaming free-range about the show* or catch the Pinnacle Entertainment Group: The Wall of Wonder panel (featuring all four of them) at 4:30 pm Saturday!

But wait, there’s more. There’s a whole passel of licensees headed that way, and the Savage Worlds game selection is a sight to behold. Register today and join us there!

* I hear if we let them forage naturally like that, they’ll taste better if we ever have to carve them up for meat. You know, in case of zombie apocalypse, Famine outbreak, or particularly large company barbecue.


Game Registration Open for ChupacabraCon II

ChupacabraConGame registration for ChupacabraCon II is now open—rush on over and sign yourself up today! Join in on the Savage Saturday Night hosted by the Lone Star Savages or at any point in this fine festival of gaming, January 9-11, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

You can also catch Shane Hensley, Clint Black, Ed Wetterman, Ross Watson, and Sean Patrick Fannon there. If you want to think of them as Pokemon, go ahead and catch ’em all. I wouldn’t try putting any of them in my pocket, though. You can also see Jeff Dee, Ken Hite, Robin D. Laws, John Wick, and many others—check the Convention Guests page for a full listing.

It’s only a month away—register today!

Join Us at MACE This Weekend!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouWe all know how it goes. You’re sitting there, peacefully minding your own business, and the voices start up in the back of your head. “Join us,” they say, calmly and quietly—at first. Then they become a tad more insistent. In time, the constant “join us” chorus becomes simply too loud to ignore and incredibly hard to deny. So, really, why fight it?

Come see us this weekend at MACE in Charlotte, North Carolina. Clint Black will be there running games, Jodi Black will be there running the Beautiful Brains Books & Games booth, and Joel Kinstle will be there…well, we know how likely you are to catch him actually running

But there’s more than just us. Savage Saturday Night has nearly a dozen games already, and Clint will be running two brand new games that nobody has ever played before! And all of the MACE conventions are always a good time.

So, seriously. Join us.

Pinnacle Convention Bits Round-Up

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouAre you ready for a really big convention announcement? Oh, that’s unfortunate—but I do have a few medium-sized convention-related bits for you, and I hope that satisfies your cravings.

Dragon Con was a blast. Savage Worlds products were flying out of the Beautiful Brains Books and Games booth. Clint and Jodi Black were on several well-received panels, and gaming in general and Savage Worlds in particular continue to grow every year. We had eight full tables at Savage Sunday Night, and a very good time was had. It’s always nice to catch up with folks you only see at the conventions, but this time I* got to meet Kristian Serrano (who I’ve only known electronically) in the flesh. Join us all there next year!

The legacy of Gen Con continues. The Misdirected Mark’s Gen Con Interviews, Part Two is now available. If you weren’t there, it’ll be like you were. If you were there, it’ll be like you still are (which is probably kind of creepy, really).

Plans are afoot for the annual Savage Worlds invasion at MACE. Their event submission is open now, and lots of talk at Dragon Con was about what we were all planning on running at MACE. Watch this space for more details as they come, and watch MACE November 7-9 in Charlotte, North Carolina, to catch at least Jodi and Clint Black and Joel Kinstle.**

There’s going to be some Savage Worlds gaming at Chupacabracon—at least two! While I’m sure there will be much more than that, both Shane Hensley and Clint Black are planning on attending. Shane will be running an East Texas University adventure called The Thing at Wilson’s Quarry which may finally dissuade college students from swimming in quarries for good. Clint will be treating people to his Sci-Fi original homage, Arctigator vs Crocosharkasaurus, with survival and better acting gigs both unlikely. Go ahead and mark your calendars for January 9-11, 2015 and catch them in Austin, Texas. You’ll be happier (and more likely to have some barbecue) if you do.

* Remember, if you see “I” in the updates, it’s me, Joel Kinstle. Pinnacle does not speak in some weird anti-royal non-we singular pronoun.

** Yes, that’s me again, but in the third person this time. All of you who have been victims of my editorial wrath may now feel smug for my lack of consistency.

Join Us at Dragon Con for Savage Sunday Night

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouIf 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!


Join Clint and Jodi This Saturday in Raleigh and at Dragon Con

Savage Worlds Coming to a Town Near You!Our own Clint Black and Jodi Black will be at Event Horizon Games this Saturday, August 2. If you’re anywhere near Raleigh, North Carolina, looking for a Savage Saturday event, your dreams have come true!

Did I forget to mention you’ll also be getting Charles White of Fabled Environments, David Hardee and Dan Smith of Pirate Press running their Battle for Oz setting, and Paul Coulter of Event Horizon Games? And that there are rumored to be door prizes? I should remember to mention that.

For more information or to participate, be sure to check out their Meetup page.

If you’re planning a little farther out, watch for Clint and Jodi at Dragon Con, August 29-September 1, in Atlanta. While you’ll likely find Jodi at the Beautiful Brains Books and Games booth most of the time, you can find them both at the Savage Sunday Night event, August 31. To sign up to play or run a game at Dragon Con, visit the Dragon Con Gaming Page today.

The Battle for Oz Begins!

The Battle for Oz from Pirate PressBattle for Oz, Pirate Press‘ much-anticipated new setting, is now available! Their banner setting and first book is available as a PDF, in print, or in a print-PDF combo.

Join a war-torn Oz as the tyrannical new wizard imposes his law on the once-tranquil lands. Take the role of a Tiger-Man resistance recruit, a young new Witch protecting your small village, or even an Outcast Winged Monkey working as a spy in the enemy’s service. With seventeen unique races and twenty-two prepared archetypes, your imagination is your only real limit!

This modernized Oz is taken from the canon created by L. Frank Baum himself with just a touch of horror. Loads of new material, including a story by our own Clint Black, expand and enrich one of the most recognizable pieces of fiction in American literary history.

Join the battle today!

Join Clint and Jodi Black at Storm-Con This Weekend

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouIf you’re still looking for weekend plans, this is your chance to catch Clint and Jodi Black at Storm-Con in Charleston. You can also catch Charles White of Fabled Enviroments, Pirate Press (the folks behind the upcoming Battle for Oz), several Savage Worlds games (including a Savage Saturday Night), and Clint’s ETU game.

That’s right, Clint’s running a preview game of East Texas University called Early Attrition. It’s the beginning of your freshman year at ETU, and you had to check in early because of a scheduling issue. There aren’t many other students on campus yet, and they’re showing a horror movie in the courtyard of the student center. You and your new friends have all decided to go since there’s not much else to do and the guy from student services guaranteed you’d be scared before the night was over!

Catch Shane, Jodi, and Clint at a Con Near You!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouThe cycle of life is eternalApril showers bring May flowers, Mayflowers bring pilgrims, and summer brings Pinnacle out to conventions. You might have learned something else in middle school science class, but that’s what I got, and it’s true!

Shane Hensley will be at Phoenix Comicon. Come on out June 5-8 in lovely Upper Des Moines [Okay, it really is in Phoenix…you got me…] and say hi. Among other things, he’ll be hosting a panel with all the Deadlands news. Come on by and catch up on the RPG projects, the upcoming Xbox Originals Deadlands series, and anything else he lets slip. [He’s bad for that, you know. Can’t keep a secret for beans.]

Clint and Jodi Black will be at Storm-Con in Charleston, June 20-22. You can sign up for their gaming on Warhorn—that’s all the gaming, including the Savage Worlds games and even Clint’s game.

That’s right, Clint’s running a preview game of East Texas University called Early Attrition. It’s the beginning of your freshman year at ETU, and you had to check in early because of a scheduling issue. There aren’t many other students on campus yet, and they’re showing a horror movie in the courtyard of the student center. You and your new friends have all decided to go since there’s not much else to do and the guy from student services guaranteed you’d be scared before the night was over!

Find Us in SciFi Max and Game Trade Magazine

Savage Worlds in the MediaI know. You’re sitting there, looking at this screen, thinking, “If only there were some way I could read more stuff from or about Pinnacle, that would really make my day. If only…” Well, fret no more—we seem to be everywhere this week!

If you’re a fan of our Wendigo Tales fiction, the world of Necessary Evil, or free things, then this is your lucky day. Fallen, a tale from the world of Necessary Evil written by our own Shane Hensley, is included in this issue of SciFi Max. No, really—a free magazine with a free story in it! You can’t beat a deal like that no matter how much your skill die aces, so don’t try—just enjoy it.

If you want to read more about us, be sure to check out the newest issue of GTM (Game Trade Magazine). There’s an article about this year’s new Companions for Savage Worlds—the Science Fiction Companion and the Super Powers Companion (Second Edition)—with Shane Hensley and Clint Black. Look for GTM on the web and as a printed magazine in your local game store.