A New Kickstarter from Carolina Game Tables

Our very own Clint and Jodi Black have a Kickstarter running right now for their absolutely gorgeous new Cabinet Game Table through their company Carolina Game Tables. If you’ve been lucky enough to have seen this new Cabinet Game Table up close and personal at a recent convention, you know that it is a beautiful and incredibly functional piece of handcrafted furniture.

The Cabinet Game Table has shelves and drawers designed to hold boardgame boxes, RPG books, and other accessories. And when you’re ready to game, simply attach the leaves and the legs and you’ve got a three-person, reversible table with one side featuring a fabric-lined play area and a one inch lip to keep your game pieces safely on the table.

And note that even if they don’t make their funding goal, provided they hit at least 500 shares on social media, every backer at the $2 “Stay Connected” level and above will receive a complimentary PDF copy of the Dinner and Dice cookbook (featuring recipes from a number of familiar names in the gaming industry) through DriveThruRPG.com!

Be sure to visit Carolina Game Tables on the webon Facebook, on Google Plus, on Twitter (@game_tables), and on Kickstarter!

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Clint and Jodi Black Get Geeky with Gamer Leaf

Clint and Jodi Black Talk to the Goblin BeatIn the latest episode of the Getting Geeky with Gamer Leaf Podcast, Savage Worlds Core Rules Brand Manager, Clint Black along with his wife, Chief Operations Officer and Managing Editor, Jodi Black join Gamer Leaf to chat about a number of exciting things including the upcoming Flash Gordon Roleplaying Game, Deadlands, Savage Worlds, and even a little licensee news including Darren G. Miller’s The Monster Hunters’ Club (which wraps up on Kickstarter in just a couple days).

Check out the current episode of the Getting Geeky with Gamer Leaf Podcast here.

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Nerdarchy Interviews Clint Black

Savage Worlds Interviews on the WebRecently, Nerdarchist Dave (of Nerdarchy) sat down (virtually, anyway) with our own Clint Black for a casual chat about Savage Worldslive-streaming RPGs (from Geek & Sundry to Saving Throw), and Carolina Game Tables. Find out exactly how Clint balances our Savage Worlds game system for Pinnacle Entertainment Group,  learn about some of our many Savage Worlds lines (including Lankhmar and Necessary Evil), and get a little inside scoop about the Flash Gordon Roleplaying Game coming soon to Kickstarter. “Gordon’s ALIVE?!”

Clint even gets a chance to talk a bit about his legendary Savage Worlds convention games, Arcti-Gator vs. Croco-Sharkasaurus as well as it’s out-of-control sequel, Arcti-Gator Rex vs. Robo-Croco-Sharkasaurus (neither of which is coming soon to Syfy).

Find that fantastic interview here!

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Meet Clint and Jodi Black at DragonCon

dragon_con_logo_detailFor those making the trip to Atlanta, GA for Dragon Con this weekend (September 1st – 4th), you can find Clint and Jodi Black showing their incredible line of game tables on the third floor of the AmericasMart, booth 813.

While they’re there to promote their tables (including the jaw-droppingly impressive “Cabinet Game Table”) they’re both always happy to chat about Savage Worlds and all the goings-on with Pinnacle Entertainment Group.

Swing by booth 813 to say “Hi” and be sure to follow Carolina Game Tables at their website, on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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Savage Licensee Spotlight: Third Eye Games

3eglogo1Since opening their doors in 2008, Third Eye Games, headed by Eloy Lasanta, has grown by leaps and bounds with multiple game lines, in-house systems, and, of course, a selection of amazing licensed products.

A few years ago, Third Eye launched the Savage Worlds edition of Apocalypse Prevention, Inc., a setting that pits the player characters as agents defending the Earth against ancient demonic forces! Last year, Third Eye released the Savage Worlds version of the Apocalypse Prevention, Inc. 2nd Edition Expansion adding 10 new races and gear customization rules. An anthology of API fiction is also available that includes a short story titled “Loch, Stock, and Barrel” penned by Pinnacle Entertainment Group’s very own Clint Black!

Next up for Third Eye Games will be a complete Savage Worlds update of all previously released Apocalypse Prevention, Inc. material from the first edition, so API fans have a lot to look forward to.

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Clint and Jodi Black Gaming Guests of Honor at ConCarolinas 2017

pantherwebsizeThis weekend, our very own Clint Black and Jodi Black are the Gaming Guests of Honor at ConCarolinas 2017! Clint and Jodi will be on-hand to talk about Savage Worlds, Conan: Rise of Monsters, and Carolina Game Tables!

Saturday night, don’t miss Clint’s Savage Worlds game, The Prophecy of the Omen of Hell`s Cheerleaders running from 8pm to Midnight:

“The Brotherhood of the Celestial Torch fights the forces of Hell wherever they appear, but are better known in the supernatural community as…Demon Hunters!

But all Demon Hunters have to start somewhere, and that place is Omega level for newbies (and has-beens). As a member of Chapter Omega Twelve, it’s time for your first mission. You know the other members of the Brotherhood believe in you as they are already taking bets on when you kill your first monster…at least that’s what you think the “Time Till Death” pool is about.

Welcome to the last job you’ll ever have. Welcome to the Demon Hunters!”

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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