Choosing Doomtown: Reloaded at GenCon 2017

PBP 7 - Legend - Darius Hellstromme[10092]While the Kickstarter for our next Doomtown: Reloaded supplement, Tales from the Epitaph, is still a few weeks away, we’re already making a few plans for Gen Con 2017 that Doomtown fans won’t want to miss.

The Evil is a Choice event will be your chance to play Doomtown: Reloaded with the new Legends card type and score a limited, full bleed, Servitor promo card (just like Dr. Darius Hellstromme pictured here). You’ll swear allegiance to a Servitor of your choice and then fight for supremacy alongside them. The winner of this event will have the opportunity to choose the name of a Legend that will appear in a future release!

Follow the link to this upcoming event and get your tickets now to guarantee your spot at the tables!


Conventions + Pinnacle Personnel = Savagely Good Times

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouThis weekend (Memorial Day weekend for those in the U.S.) several convention-goers may just find themselves crossing paths with a few of us from Pinnacle Entertainment!

Catch up with Sean Patrick Fannon at Manticon 2017 in Bloomington, MN where he’ll be running a little Freedom Squadron set in David Weber’s Honorverse.

Find John Goff at MisCon 31, Missoula, Montana’s Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention where he’ll be doing panels on everything from game design to running successful campaigns as well as GMing Deadlands: Reloaded and Weird War II.

Lastly, Scott Woodard will be running The Sixth Gun RPG and a Flash Gordon RPG preview at KublaCon 2017 in Burlingame, CA.

As always, be sure to check our Conventions page to find out if your next con will be a savage one!

 


A Swarm of Savages at Chupacabracon IV

ChupacabraCon 4 KickstarterThis weekend (May 12th-14th), join Pinnacle alums Shane HensleyJodiClint Black, Sean Patrick Fannon, Preston DuBose, Ed Wetterman, and Sara & Brendan Quinn, along with a whole host of Savage Worlds licensees at Chupacabracon IV at the Wingate Hotel & Conference Center in Austin, TX.

Friday night from 6:00-8:00pm hang with the Pinnacle party people for a real-life East Texas University tailgate out in the parking lot. Enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages until they’re gone. Challenge a Savage Worlds celeb to a tailgate game like ladder toss or washers for the price of a small donation to the con charity, nonprofit Austin Creative Pathways. And in true tailgate fashion, join us in a round of the ETU Fight Song which we’ll then share online for all! Go Ravens!

After this, our own Clint Black slides behind his GM screen for a star-studded Savage Worlds charity game (Arcti-Gator vs. Croco-Sharkasaurus: A Syfy Original Movie) featuring members of the Pinnacle Entertainment Group staff and just maybe guest starring… YOU! Folks watching can influence the game by deciding who plays which character or even buying player and GM Bennies via cash donations to the con charity.

There are also one-on-one mentorship programs as well as a host of panels on a variety of subjects ranging from AMAs to GMing 101 to the Pinnacle Round Table! And, of course, there’s Savage Saturday Night featuring 10 jam-packed tables of Savage goodness!

Hope to see you there!


Savage Gathering at Chupacabracon

ChupacabraConCelebrate all things Savage at Chupacabracon with an unparalleled gathering of Pinnacle personnel!*

Chupacabracon IV takes place May 12th-14th at the Wingate Hotel & Conference Center in Austin, TX. Featuring a schedule positively bursting at the seams with games, Chupa also boasts a jam-packed Savage Saturday Night with several Pinnacle alums working behind the GM screens! Catch up with JodiClint Black, Sean Patrick Fannon, Preston DuBose, Ed Wetterman, Sara & Brendan Quinn, and, of course Shane Hensley himself. And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll find several other folks representing a number of popular licensees in attendance, as well.

And don’t miss our East Texas University tailgate party on Friday May 12th from 6:00-8:00pm in the parking lot. Enjoy free drinks and chips until they’re gone. Challenge a Savage Worlds celebrity to a tailgate game like washers or ladder toss for the price of a small donation to the con charity. And in true tailgate fashion, join us in a round of the ETU Fight Song which we’ll then share online for all! Go Ravens!

* Try saying that three times fast!


ConQuest SAC X Hosts John Goff and Cheyenne!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouIf you didn’t have the chance to get out and catch any of us at a convention last weekend, don’t worry. You can still find us later—heck, you don’t even have to wait a month!

John Goff and Cheyenne will both be at ConQuest SAC X, March 13-15. If you’re in the Sacramento area (or can get there), drop on by!

If you can’t make it there or want to plan a little further out, be sure to check out the Pinnacle Convention Schedule.


Gen Con Game Changer!

Gen ConThe priority event deadline has come and gone, but you can still catch the train to fun town—register your games for Gen Con today! To all you hardy souls who’ve already submitted, our thanks. I bet your games fill up faster than a water balloon on a fire hydrant!

Unfortunately, we might’ve sold you a bit of a bum steer—not full-out Los Diablos hell-herd, but the fine folks from Gen Con registration had some clarifications for us.

  • Don’t start your Savage Worlds scenario titles with “[SVG]” after all. They have to strip that out on their end. Just be sure to select “Savage Worlds” as the game system, and you’ll be listed correctly.
  • Leave the company name field blank. Pinnacle isn’t sponsoring these as official events according to Gen Con’s criteria. If a blank field is going to keep you up nights with terror-filled flashbacks to standardized testing, consider working with a few other GMs to come up with a group name and primary contact person to manage your games. Gen Con will try to keep those fan-run events together in the listings.

Something that didn’t change, though, is that you need to e-mail Jodi Black, our Marketing Manager, with your game title and code to get details on goodies for you and your players. That includes the elusive invitation to hang with the Pinnacle crew on Thursday night.

If you’ve already registered, don’t worry. You just might see an edit or two to your registration, and now you’ll know why.


Get Priority Registration for Your Gen Con Games

Gen ConIf you want priority registration for your Gen Con games, you have to register your games by this Friday, February 6. You’ll get better slots* for your games before that. If you don’t make that cut-off, you can still register until March 13, but why wait?

Remember to start your Savage Worlds scenario titles with “[SVG]” so you’re easier to find, keep the titles under 30 characters for the best chance of making the printed program, and be sure to e-mail Jodi Black, our Marketing Manager, with your game title and code to get details on goodies for you and your players. That includes the elusive invitation to hang with the Pinnacle crew on Thursday night.

Register now, and watch for us there!

* Not only do the more popular slots go faster, but you have a better shot at getting your requested slots as a priority game registrant. Plus, you can call yourself a Gen Con PGR. Nobody will know what you mean, but, hey, it sounds cool.


Savage Worlds at a Show Near You!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouWant to find one of us at a convention near you? You’re in luck—we’ve updated the Pinnacle Conventions page with all new information for 2015! You don’t need a crystal ball for your prognostications, just a web browser and this link!

If you’re looking for love in all the con places, check out where we’ll be for Valentine’s Day this year. John Goff, Sara Quinn, and Brendan Quinn will all be at RadCon in Pasco, Washington, February 13-15, while Michael Ysker is shivering at Con of the North in Plymouth, Minnesota. Randy Mosiondz will be working the long weekend, February 13-16, at DunDraCon in San Ramon, California.

Now that you see how that schedule works, be sure to check for us near you for the rest of the year. Keep your eyes open, too—the Pinnacle Conventions page  will be updated as the year goes on, and we reserve the right to magically appear without warning. You might want to look behind you right now…

And speaking of cruel jokes, this one’s on us—you might notice none of us are making it to GenghisCon. The Rocky Mountain Savages are putting on an amazing gaming display with 29 GMs running 65 unique scenarios at over 80 tables with more than 500 gamer seats of Savage Worlds available, and we’re going to miss it. They’ve got 4 tables on Con Junior, 11 tables of their Weird Wars Rome Twilight Legion shared campaign, Deadlands, East Texas University, Shaintar, and a smattering of home-brew settings, and we’re going to miss it. There are going to be 15 tables for Savage Saturday Night, and…well, you know. So, if you’re anywhere close, you should be sure to turn out and catch the Savage Worlds extravaganza that’s going to be GenghisCon in Denver, February 12-15.


Savage Worlds GM Round-Up for Gen Con 2015!

Gen ConIt’s that time again—time to get your games submitted for Gen Con 2015! Submissions are already being accepted, and placement priority goes to those with events in by February 6.

For those of you who are running Savage Worlds games at Gen Con or are interested in it, thanks! You’re the folks who will keep the Gen Con program full of Savage Worlds options and bring the game to new and old friends alike.

To sign up to run a Savage Worlds game, create your Gen Con account and submit your games via their web system. Be sure to start your scenario title with “[SVG]” so you’re easier to find. You’re more likely to make the cut into the printed program guide with a Scenario Title under 30 characters and a Scenario Description of 50 characters or less. This is where all that Twitter practice finally pays off!

If you’re running a Savage Worlds game, be sure to e-mail Jodi Black, our Marketing Manager, with your game title and code. She’ll set you up with details on goodies for your players and our thanks to you for running two or more games!* That thanks is definitely going to include at least coupons/gift certificates and an invitation to hang with the Pinnacle crew on Thursday night. Don’t forget that Gen Con also offers a free badge for GMs who meet their criteria.

We’ll have more details on all the Savage Worlds Gen Con doin’s as it gets closer. For now, be sure to get in your games and plan on seeing us there!

 

* Okay, what you’ve really got to do is run 48 player-hours of Savage Worlds games. If you run two four-hour games for six people (the most common set-up), that takes care of that (2 games times 4 hours times 6 players equals 48 player-hours). Sounds pretty easy when you put it that way, doesn’t it?


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.