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More Free Stuff for Savage Worlds at Gen Con

Pinnacle at GenConThe Gen Con Savage Worlds GM Swag Bag is expanding—Warning Label is adding decks of promo cards from their Cast of Cards line to the existing $20 coupon for Pinnacle products! All you’ve got to do is run 48 player-hours of Savage Worlds games, which you can do with two four-hour games for six people. Sounds pretty easy when you put it that way, doesn’t it?

Be sure to e-mail Jodi Black with your game title and code so you can have that sweet coupon waitin’ for you at the Pinnacle booth. Be sure to drop on by to see if there are any extras for the promo cards, too. You never know how long those will hold out…

Don’t forget to come by the annual Pinnacle Seminar, either. We’re scheduled for Saturday, August 16 at 3:00 pm in Victoria Station C/D. Be sure to check the program or the Studio 2 Publishing booth in case we get moved, though. Things happen, and we don’t want to miss you!

See you there!

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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!

Origins: Good News, Bad News

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouAs much as we all love Origins, unfortunately none of the Pinnacle staff is going to be able to join you in Columbus this weekend. Trust me, we’re probably sadder about it than you are.

On the bright side, though, our stuff will be there! Be sure to drop by the Studio 2 Publishing booth. They’re our publishing and fulfillment partners, and they’ve brought all the good stuff from the warehouse out for some fresh air. We’re willing to let it go to good homes for small, reasonable adoption fees. A more crass person might call that “retail sales,” but not me.

Another thing to look forward to is all the Savage Worlds gaming. It doesn’t sound like our absence has cut into the Savage Worlds offerings, and we’re all looking forward to hearing about your exciting experience on the Pinnacle web forums when you make it safely back home [with all those recently "adopted" books from the Studio 2 booth].

Don’t Forget Shane This Week at Phoenix Comicon

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouRemember to catch our own Shane Hensley at Phoenix Comicon. [I don't suggest the "salt his tail feathers" method of catching him—it doesn't work.] Come on out June 5-8 to catch his Deadlands panel. He’s happy to talk all about Deadlands RPG projects, the upcoming Xbox Originals Deadlands series, and anything else we’re up to. He’s also happy to sign anything [within reason] that you want to bring on by. Don’t miss out!

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!

FG Con, May 8-11—100 Hours of Free Gaming, No Travel Required

FG ConJoin other Savages from around the world at FG Con, May 8-11. It’s a virtual game convention running for over a hundred hours, all over the world.

Try out the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop for free. All GM accounts have been upgraded so that players don’t need an account of their own—just sign up, show up, and play!

To sign up to play or run a game or for more details on the offerings, the technology, or anything else, be sure to visit the FG Con web site today!

Savage Worlds: Deep in the Heart of Texas and On To France!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouAttention all you Lone Star Savages or folks who are otherwise planning on being in the Great State of Texas this weekend: you should plan on coming to Aggiecon 45, April  4-6, in College Station, Texas (home of Texas A&M University). Frequent Savage Worlds author and self-professed Texan Ed Wetterman is a guest of the convention. Other gaming luminaries such as Preston Dubose, Craig Largent, and Jerry Blakemore are also heavily rumored to be making appearances as well. Even if you don’t go for the gaming or guests, there’s always the chance there’ll be an eight-ton doughnut—I mean, it is Texas after all…

For those of you with a more continental bent, plan on catching up with Shane Hensley at BBE Con in Lyon, France on April 19. If you’re a French speaker or can operate a web translator, check out BBE Con web site for more information. While I suspect the odds of an eight-ton croissant are pretty slim, can you really take the chance that you’d miss one?

We Had a Great Weekend!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouI don’t know about you, but many of us at Pinnacle are recovering from a great weekend of gaming!

Shane Hensley and John Goff were at GameStorm in the lovely Pacific Northwest. If you weren’t able to catch them there, be sure check out Shane’s photo-memoir of the convention!

Clint BlackJodi Black, and Joel Kinstle covered the eastern US with a visit to MACE West in Asheville, North Carolina. We all enjoyed catching up with old friends and gaming pretty much non-stop. Clint’s big surprise game for Saturday was Scooby Doo Unleashed, and he’s still a little surprised that his games were so packed even though he kept their descriptions secret!

We weren’t the only ones out gaming, either. We hear some folks in Pennsylvania got in on the action, too, with a rousing game of Deadlands: Reloaded at Norwin Game Knights Event. We know it happened—there were pictures and everything!

Hopefully, the weekend brought you some good gaming, too. Now it’s time for us all to look forward to the next weekend, the next convention, and beyond!

Shane’s Trip to GameStorm 2014—In Pictures!

If you weren’t able to meet up with Shane Hensley during his recent trip to GameStorm 2014 or just couldn’t follow him around as closely as you might’ve liked (which is starting to sound creepy), here’s the trip he remembers in photos!

01: Game Storm 16 was actually held in Vancouver, Washington.
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02: But it’s still “Portlandia” :)
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03: With lots of great people and food. This is the Farmer’s Market across the street from the convention.
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04: We visited a GREAT game store called Guardian Games.
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05: This is the inside…and they had lots of great Savage Worlds books.
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06: Shane, Zev Shlasinger of Z-Man Games, and Mike Selinker (lately of the Pathfinder card game) were the Guests of Honor.
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07: One of the nicest guys we know… Zev of Z-Man Games!
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08: Jim Pinto was there running Postworld Games’ Protocol series, featuring Deadlands.
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09: Mike Kelley ran a GREAT Deadlands Noir game for Jim Pinto, Noir editor Scott Alan Woodard, and our web team…Brendan and Sara Quinn.
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10: Shane ran a game of Savage Marvel, featuring the Midnight Sons!
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11: These gators may have taken a bit of zombie Deadpool…
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12: Gaming Coordinator Ron “Batman” Steinhauser played a mean Blade, the Vampire Hunter!
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13: Savage Saturday Night featured tons of great games, from Hell on Earth to Noir to the debut of our upcoming setting “The Last Parsec.”
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14: John Goff goes for a TPK with Hell on Earth.
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15: Shane debuts “The Last Parsec.”
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16: And what trip to the Portland area would be complete without a quick stop at Powell’s Books!
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We’re Coming to the Northwest, the Southeast, and France!

Savage Worlds at a Convention Near YouCome to GameStorm March 20-23 in Vancouver, Washington. Our own Shane Hensley (the RPG Guest of Honor) and John Goff will both be there running games for new friends and old! Shane will be running The Midnight Suns (Marvel’s best horror-themed heroes and heroines powered by the Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion) and The Last Parsec (a preview of our upcoming science fiction setting). Join John Goff as he brings Deadlands: Reloaded into the future, running games of Deadlands Noir and Deadlands: Hell on Earth!

If you live a little more toward the east, come see us at MACE West in Asheville, North Carolina, March 21-23. Catch up with Clint Black, Jodi Black, and Joel Kinstle and play one of the several Savage Saturday Night games or the many, many Savage Worlds games throughout the weekend!

If you need a little more lead time or a European option, you’re in luck! Shane will also be at BBE Con in Lyon, France on April 19. If you’re a French speaker or can operate a web translator, check out BBE Con web site for more information.